Two-time Tony Award winner John Lithgow, whose career has taken him from the silly heights of 3rd Rock From the Sun to the profound depths of tragedy in King Lear, will share stories from his busy career in theatre, TV, and film in A Conversation with John Lithgow, 7:30 PM April 30 at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in New York’s Greenwich Village.
Out of nearly two dozen Broadway appearances Lithgow won the Tony Award twice, in 1973 as an English soccer player in The Changing Room, and again in 2002 as Best Actor in a Musical for Sweet Smell of Success. In between he earned a 1988 Tony nomination for perhaps his best-known stage role, the blinded-by-passion Rene Gallimard in M. Butterfly. His most recent turn was in the 2014 revival of Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance.
The April 30 conversation will take the form of an interview with Lincoln Center Theater dramaturg Anne Cattaneo. Lithgow will also perform scenes from King Lear, M. Butterfly, as well as passages from PG Wodehouse and his 2005 children's book, Mahalia Mouse Goes to College, plus other selections. His talk will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience.
In addition to his six Tony Award nominations, his four-decade career has included nominations for 11 Emmy Awards (winning five), and nominations for two Academy Awards (The World According to Garp, Terms of Endearment) and four Grammy Awards. He currently stars in the NBC comedy Trial & Error.
Tickets, at $35, can be ordered by clicking here. The Sheen Center is located at 18 Bleecker Street in Manhattan.