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Sammy Davis, Jr.

Samuel George "Sammy" Davis, Jr. was an American entertainer. Primarily a dancer and singer, he was also known for his impersonations of actors and other celebrities. Davis started as a child vaudevillian who became known for his performances on Broadway and Las Vegas, Nevada. He went on to become a world famous recording artist, television and film star. Davis was also a member of Frank Sinatra's "Rat Pack". At the age of three Davis began his career in vaudeville with his father and Will Mastin as the Will Mastin Trio, toured nationally, and after military service, returned to the trio. Davis became an overnight sensation following a nightclub performance at Ciro's after the 1951 Academy Awards. With the trio, he became a recording artist. In 1954, he lost his left eye in an automobile accident. His film career began as a child in 1933. In 1960 he appeared in the first Rat Pack film, Ocean's 11. After a starring role on Broadway in 1956's Mr Wonderful, Davis returned to the stage in 1964's Golden Boy, and in 1966 had his own TV variety show, The Sammy Davis Jr. Show. Davis' career slowed in the late sixties, but he had a hit record with "The Candy Man", in 1972, and became a star in Las Vegas earning him the nickname Mister Show Business.

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Sammy Davis, Jr. is preparing for

  • The Trojan Women - Athena

    21:00, Fri 24th April 2020 - Tue 28th April 2020 at Liverpool Empire Theatre

    The Trojan Women, also known as Troades, is a tragedy by the Greek playwright Euripides. Produced in 415 BC during the Peloponnesian War, it is often considered a commentary on the capture of the Aegean…

  • The Crucible - Set Designer

    20:30, Tue 28th April 2020 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    20:15, Thu 30th April 2020 at Random Venue 83
    20:15, Sun 3rd May 2020 at London Palladium
    21:00, Wed 6th May 2020 at Haymarket Theatre

    The Crucible is a 1953 play by the American playwright Arthur Miller. It was initially called "The Chronicles of Sarah Good". It is a dramatization of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Provi…

  • Richard III - Henry Long

    20:45, Mon 11th May 2020 at Royal Opera House, London
    20:15, Wed 13th May 2020 at Random Venue 21
    20:45, Fri 15th May 2020 at Barbican Centre
    20:30, Mon 18th May 2020 at Random Venue 3
    20:15, Thu 21st May 2020 at Royal Opera House, London
    20:45, Sat 23rd May 2020 at Adelphi Theatre
    20:15, Sun 24th May 2020 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    Richard III is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1592. It depicts the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of Richard III of England…

  • Much Ado About Nothing - Set Designer

    20:30, Fri 12th June 2020 - Mon 15th June 2020 at Barbican Centre
    20:15, Fri 19th June 2020 - Mon 22nd June 2020 at Barbican Centre
    20:45, Fri 26th June 2020 - Mon 29th June 2020 at Barbican Centre

    Much Ado About Nothing is a comedic play by William Shakespeare thought to have been written in 1598 and 1599, as Shakespeare was approaching the middle of his career. The play was included in the First…

  • The Crucible - Set Designer

    20:15, Thu 16th July 2020 - Tue 21st July 2020 at Almeida Theatre

    The Crucible is a 1953 play by the American playwright Arthur Miller. It was initially called "The Chronicles of Sarah Good". It is a dramatization of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Provi…

  • Hair - Jeannie Ryan

    20:15, Wed 5th August 2020 - Sat 8th August 2020 at Haymarket Theatre
    20:15, Wed 12th August 2020 - Sat 15th August 2020 at Haymarket Theatre
    20:30, Wed 19th August 2020 - Sat 22nd August 2020 at Haymarket Theatre

    Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is a rock musical with a book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot. A product of the hippie counter-culture and sexual revolu…

  • Faust - Sound Designer

    20:00, Thu 10th December 2020 - Mon 14th December 2020 at The Old Vic

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust is a tragic play in two parts: Faust. Der Tragödie erster Teil and Faust. Der Tragödie zweiter Teil. Although rarely staged in its entirety, it is the play with the…

  • Mamma Mia! - Harry Bright

    16:45, Wed 3rd February 2021 - Sun 7th February 2021 at Almeida Theatre
    12:30, Wed 10th February 2021 - Sun 14th February 2021 at Almeida Theatre
    19:15, Wed 17th February 2021 - Sun 21st February 2021 at Almeida Theatre

    Mamma Mia! is a stage musical written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, based on the songs of ABBA, composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, former members of the band. The title of the…

  • Dance of the Vampires - Director

    20:00, Wed 3rd March 2021 - Tue 9th March 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    Dance of the Vampires is a musical remake of a 1967 Roman Polanski film of the same name. Polanski also directed the original German production of this musical. Music was composed by Jim Steinman and…

  • Richard III - Technical Director

    19:30, Fri 12th March 2021 - Tue 16th March 2021 at Royal Court Theatre

    Richard III is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1592. It depicts the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of Richard III of England…

  • Shrek the Musical - Donkey

    12:00, Fri 2nd April 2021 - Mon 5th April 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    Shrek the Musical is a musical with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. It is based on the 2001 DreamWorks film Shrek and William Steig's 1990 book Shrek!. After a tryou…

  • Footloose - Reverend Shaw Moore

    21:00, Wed 26th May 2021 - Sat 29th May 2021 at Random Venue 44

    Footloose is a 1998 musical based on the 1984 film of the same name. The music is by Tom Snow, the lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and the book by Pitchford and Walter Bobbie.

  • Aida - Bassoon

    20:45, Wed 18th August 2021 - Mon 23rd August 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre

    Aida is a musical with music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang, and produced by Walt Disney Theatrical.
    Aida premiered on Broadway on…

  • Mary Stuart - Producer

    16:00, Thu 19th August 2021 - Tue 24th August 2021 at Gielgud Theatre

    Mary Stuart is a play by Friedrich Schiller that depicts the last days of Mary, Queen of Scots. The play consists of five acts, each divided into several scenes. The play had its première in Weimar,…

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