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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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  • Mary Stuart - Wilhelm Davison

    20:45, Sat 10th August 2019 - Wed 14th August 2019 at Royal Opera House, London

    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, G…

  • Jekyll & Hyde - Lighting Designer

    20:15, Sun 18th August 2019 - Fri 23rd August 2019 at Barbican Centre

    Jekyll & Hyde is a musical thriller based on the novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. Originally conceived for the stage by Frank Wildhorn and Steve Cuden, it…

  • The Lion King - Production Manager

    19:30, Mon 13th January 2020 - Fri 17th January 2020 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    21:45, Mon 20th January 2020 - Fri 24th January 2020 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    19:30, Mon 27th January 2020 - Fri 31st January 2020 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    The Lion King is a musical based on the 1994 Disney animated film of the same name with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice along with the musical score created by Hans Zimmer with choral arran…

  • Brigadoon - Set Designer

    19:30, Sat 18th January 2020 - Wed 22nd January 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    Brigadoon is a musical with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. Songs from the musical, such as "Almost Like Being in Love" have become standards. The story in…

  • Cats - Technical Director

    18:00, Sun 8th March 2020 - Thu 12th March 2020 at Random Venue 73
    19:45, Sun 15th March 2020 - Thu 19th March 2020 at Random Venue 73
    20:00, Sun 22nd March 2020 - Thu 26th March 2020 at Random Venue 73

    Cats is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. The musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night t…

  • All's Well That Ends Well - Lafew

    18:15, Sat 28th March 2020 - Fri 3rd April 2020 at Savoy Theatre
    21:00, Sat 4th April 2020 - Fri 10th April 2020 at Savoy Theatre
    21:00, Sat 11th April 2020 - Fri 17th April 2020 at Savoy Theatre

    All's Well That Ends Well is a play by William Shakespeare. It is traditionally believed to have been written between 1604 and 1605, and was originally published in the First Folio in 1623. Thoug…

  • Company - Kathy

    20:15, Mon 30th March 2020 - Thu 2nd April 2020 at Haymarket Theatre
    20:45, Mon 6th April 2020 - Thu 9th April 2020 at Haymarket Theatre
    20:15, Mon 13th April 2020 - Thu 16th April 2020 at Haymarket Theatre

    Company is a musical comedy based on a book by George Furth with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The original production was nominated for a record-setting fourteen Tony Awards and won six. Orig…

  • Bye Bye Birdie - Director

    20:45, Mon 6th April 2020 - Thu 9th April 2020 at The Old Vic

    Bye Bye Birdie is a stage musical with a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse. Originally titled Let's Go Steady, the satire on American society is set in 19…

  • The Book of Mormon - Clarinet

    18:30, Sat 9th May 2020 - Fri 15th May 2020 at Noël Coward Theatre

    The Book of Mormon is a religious satire musical with book, lyrics, and music by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone. Best known for creating the animated comedy South Park, Parker and Stone co-…

  • Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead - Director

    20:15, Sun 24th May 2020 - Fri 29th May 2020 at London Palladium

    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is an absurdist, existentialist tragicomedy by Tom Stoppard, first staged at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1966. The play expands upon the exploits of two mino…

  • Legally Blonde: The Musical - Lighting Designer

    21:15, Mon 20th July 2020 - Thu 23rd July 2020 at Savoy Theatre
    20:30, Mon 27th July 2020 - Thu 30th July 2020 at Savoy Theatre
    22:00, Mon 3rd August 2020 - Thu 6th August 2020 at Savoy Theatre

    Legally Blonde is a musical with music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin and book by Heather Hach. The story is based on the novel Legally Blonde by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film …

  • Spamalot - Violin

    20:30, Sun 6th September 2020 - Fri 11th September 2020 at Adelphi Theatre
    20:30, Sun 13th September 2020 - Fri 18th September 2020 at Adelphi Theatre
    17:30, Sun 20th September 2020 - Fri 25th September 2020 at Adelphi Theatre

    Monty Python's Spamalot is a musical comedy "lovingly ripped off from" the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Like the film, it is a highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian Le…

  • Thoroughly Modern Millie - Oriental #2

    20:30, Sat 19th September 2020 - Wed 23rd September 2020 at Haymarket Theatre

    Thoroughly Modern Millie is a musical with music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics by Dick Scanlan, and a book by Richard Morris and Scanlan. Based on the 1967 film of the same name, Thoroughly Modern Millie …

  • Urinetown - Officer Lockstock

    22:15, Mon 2nd November 2020 - Thu 5th November 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    15:15, Mon 9th November 2020 - Thu 12th November 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    19:45, Mon 16th November 2020 - Thu 19th November 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    Urinetown: The Musical is a satirical comedy musical, with music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis. It satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibil…

  • My Fair Lady - Professor Henry Higgins

    19:45, Sun 8th November 2020 - Wed 11th November 2020 at Random Venue 48

    My Fair Lady is a musical based upon George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion and with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower…

  • Funny Girl - Producer, Percussion

    20:00, Mon 23rd November 2020 - Fri 27th November 2020 at Random Venue 23

    Funny Girl is a musical with a book by Isobel Lennart, music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by Bob Merrill. The semi-biographical plot is based on the life and career of Broadway, film star and comedienne …

  • The Sound of Music - Director

    14:45, Sun 13th December 2020 - Thu 17th December 2020 at Savoy Theatre
    20:00, Sun 20th December 2020 - Thu 24th December 2020 at Savoy Theatre
    11:00, Sun 27th December 2020 - Thu 31st December 2020 at Savoy Theatre

    The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. It is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of…

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