Tony Award-winner Jim Dale will bring his new one man show with music to Long Wharf Theatre's Stage II this June.
“Just Jim Dale,” directed by Tony Award-winner Richard Maltby Jr., will run June 14-17 and June 21-24 on Tickets are $30. (The theater's main stage is undergoing renovations this summer.)
Described as “a treasure trove of humorous and heart-warming show business delights,” Dale recounts his life on stage. “Growing up in England with dreams of performing at The Music Hall, little Jimmy Smith because his country’s youngest working comedian. He became Tony Award-winning Broadway veteran Jim Dale, performing in the hits “Barnum” and “Me and My Girl” and voicing the Harry Potter novels.
The show was developed last year at the Eugene O'NeillTheater Center in Waterford.
Dale recently worked with Long Wharf Theatre Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein on Broadway in Athol Fugard’s “Road to Mecca.”
Dale has won a Tony Award (“Barnum”), five Tony nominations (“Candide,” “Scapuino,” “Joe Egg,” “Barnum,” “Threepenny Opera”), four Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Awards and the Lucille Lortel Award.
He was nominated for an Oscar for writing the lyrics for the song “Georgy Girl.” He was nominated for a BAFTA Academy Award (Best Newcomer) for “Adolf Hitler -- My Part in His Downfall.”
As an audiobook narrator, he has won two Grammy Awards, seven Grammy nominations, and a record ten Audie Awards (the Oscars of the narrating world), including Narrator of the Year (2001, 2005, 2007, 2008) and Audio Book of the Year 2004. He has narrated all seven “Harry Potter “ books and been awarded two Guinness World Records; One for creating 146 different character voices for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” and a second for occupying the first six places in the Top Ten Audiobooks of America and Canada.
He was the first inductee into the Audio Hall of Fame and recently was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame. In 2003 Queen Elizabeth II honored Jim with the Member of the Order of the British Empire.
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