Tracy Ann Newman (1943-- ) is an American television producer, writer and musician. Newman is a founding member of the improvisational theater troupe The Groundlings (as is her sister, Laraine Newman). She was co-creator and executive producer of the 2001-09 sitcom According to Jim. She is also a singer-songwriter, as well as an original member of The New Christy Minstrels and lead singer of Tracy Newman and The Reinforcements. She is the mother of artist/writer Charlotte Dean, with whom she co-directs the live comedy show Charlotte's Shorts.
With writing partner Jonathan Stark, Tracy's credits include Cheers, The Nanny, The Drew Carey Show and Ellen for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for co-writing "The Puppy Episode". and a Peabody Award. In 2001, Newman and Stark created the sitcom According to Jim starring Jim Belushi.
Newman is the lead singer/songwriter of the folk music band Tracy Newman and the Reinforcements. In 2007, she released the album A Place in the Sun. Her second album, I Just See You, was released in 2012. Her third album, " I Can Swing Forever" was released in 2014. It is for children. It was released with a coloring book done by Tracy's daughter, Charlotte Dean.
Radio and Podcast Appearances
Newman appeared on Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor podcast on October 11, 2016. On August 15, 2019, Newman guested on Mark Malkoff's The Carson Podcast.
- Primetime Emmy Award
- Peabody Award
- What’s New (1965) (TV, Filmed at Brooklyn College) (WNET)
- They Came from Outer Space (1990) (TV)
- Cheers (1991-1992) (TV)
- Bob (1992-1993) (TV)
- The Nanny (1994) (TV)
- The Barefoot Executive (with Jonathan Stark and Tim Doyle) (1995) (TV)
- Ellen (1995-1997) (TV)
- Hiller and Diller (1998) (TV)
- The Drew Carey Show (1999) (TV)
- According to Jim (2001-2009) (TV) (Creator)
- A Place in the Sun
- I Just See You
- I Can Swing Forever
- Shoebox Town
- Sing With Me