Many Patinkin is a classical tenor, as well as a Tony and Emmy Award winning actor. He has appeared in numerous television shows, commercials, films and theatrical productions. Among his best known roles were Dr. Jeffrey Geiger on Chicago Hope, and Jason Gideon on Criminal Minds.
Patinkin has appeared in numerous theater productions, primarily on Broadway, including the Tony winning musicals Evita and The Secret Garden. He has also released several solo albums. One of his best known projects was Mamaloshen, a collection of traditional, classical and contemporary songs sung in Yiddish.