Bennett Center for Judaic Studies to Host Academy Award and Tony Award Winning Actor Joel Grey, March 2

Bennett Center to Host Academy Award and Tony Award Winning Actor Joel Grey, March 2

Grey received the Academy Award, the Golden Globe, and the British Academy Award for his performance in the Bob Fosse's 1972 film Cabaret.

The Bennett Center for Judaic Studies will welcome Academy Award and Tony Award winning actor Joel Grey on Thursday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Quick Center for the Arts. 

Grey made his theatrical debut at the age of nine in On Borrowed Time at the storied American regional theatre, Cleveland Play House. Over the course of his career he has appeared in numerous broadway productions including Come Blow Your Horn (1961), Stop the World I Want to Get OffHalf a SixpenceCabaret (Tony Award), George M! (Tony nomination), Goodtime Charley (Tony nomination), The Grand Tour (Tony nomination), Chicago (Drama Desk Award), WickedAnything Goes, and Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard. Grey's dramatic stage roles include Marco Polo Sings a SoloGive Me Your Answer, Do! (Drama Desk nomination), New York City Opera's Silverlake (directed by Hal Prince) and Larry Kramer's seminal The Normal Heart at the Public Theatre, which he also subsequently co-directed with George C. Wolfe in its Tony Award-winning Broadway premiere (Drama Desk Award, Tony nomination).  

In 1972, Grey received the Academy Award, the Golden Globe, and the British Academy Award for his performance in the Bob Fosse's 1972 film Cabaret. He is one of only nine actors to have won both the Tony and Academy Award for the same role.

In addition to Cabaret, he has appeared in Man on A Swing, Buffalo Bill and the IndiansThe Seven Percent SolutionRemo Williams: The Adventure Begins, Kafka, Altman's The PlayerThe Music of Chance, The Fantasticks, Dancer in the Dark and Choke. Notable television appearances include Brooklyn Bridge (Emmy nomination), OZLaw and Order: Criminal IntentHouseBrothers & SistersPrivate PracticeGrey's AnatomyNurse JackieWarehouse 13, and CSI

Grey is also an accomplished photographer. He has five books of photographs, Pictures I Had to Take (2003), Looking Hard at Unexamined Things (2006), 1.3 - Images From My Phone (2009), and The Billboard Papers (2013) and The Flower Whisperer. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. His memoir, Master of Ceremonies, was published in February 2016 (Flatiron). 

Tickets are on sale at quickcenter.com for $10 (free for Fairfield University students, faculty, and staff). Reservations are requested for this lecture. Please contact the Bennett Center for Judaic Studies for more information about other Bennett Center events, visit fairfield.edu/bennett.

 

An Evening with Joel Grey

Date: Thursday, March 2
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Quick Center for the Arts

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