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John Lithgow: Jazz Inspired

Actor talks about improvisation, storytelling and making music for children

John Lithgow
Singing in the Bathtub by John Lithgow
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Actor John Lithgow’s career is wide and varied, and has been honored with multiple Emmy and Tony Awards, and two Oscar Nominations. Perhaps best know for his role as Dr. Dick Soloman on Third Rock From the Sun, John has also done everything from Shakespeare to jazz inspired performances for children.

John feels fortunate to have grown up in a family of great story tellers and honored them in his most recent production, Stories By Heart at Lincoln Center in New York City, where he explores creativity and the evolution of storytelling, and how both connect us to ourselves, and to those around us. I met with John during the run of this show in 2008.

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