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John Lithgow is an actor with a broad range of interests and talents in every area of the entertainment industry. He has appeared on Broadway twenty times, winning two Tony® Awards (out of five nominations); has appeared in more than thirty films, earning Oscar® nominations in back-to-back years for his performances in “The World According to Garp” and “Terms of Endearment”; has been nominated for eleven Emmy® Awards (winning four) for his work in television, most notably in NBC’s “3rd Rock from the Sun” and Showtime’s “Dexter”. For children, Mr. Lithgow has written eight best-selling picture books, including The Remarkable Farkle McBride, Micawber, and Marsupial Sue. In addition, he has performed children’s concerts with the Chicago, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Baltimore, and San Diego Symphonies, and at Carnegie Hall with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Since 2008 Lithgow performs in a one man-theatrical memoir entitled “Stories by Heart” after a successful appearance at New York’s Lincoln Center and London’s National Theater. He has released three kids’ albums, “Singin’ in the Bathtub,” “Farkle & Friends,” and the Grammy®-nominated “The Sunny Side of the Street,” released by Razor & Tie Records. He has appeared as a guest artist with The New York City Ballet, writing and performing the narration for Christopher Wheeldon’s Carnival of the Animals, and even dancing the role of the elephant! Today, he performs at Broadway portraying Joseph Alsop in “The Columnist.”
John Lithgow was born in Rochester, New York. He graduated from high school in Princeton, New Jersey, attended Harvard College, and used a Fulbright Grant to study at the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Harvard in 2005, and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010. Lithgow has three grown children, two grandchildren, and splits his time between New York and Los Angles. His wife Mary is a Professor of Economic and Business History at UCLA.