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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

  • Evita - Lighting Designer

    19:15, Sat 22nd February 2020 - Tue 25th February 2020 at Liverpool Empire Theatre

    Evita is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. It concentrates on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón. The…

  • Mary Poppins - Publicity Designer

    19:45, Thu 5th March 2020 - Wed 11th March 2020 at Crucible Theatre
    19:30, Thu 12th March 2020 - Wed 18th March 2020 at Crucible Theatre
    20:00, Thu 19th March 2020 - Wed 25th March 2020 at Crucible Theatre

    Mary Poppins is a musical with music and lyrics by the Academy Award-winning Sherman Brothers and a book by Julian Fellowes. The musical is based on the similarly titled series of children's books by…

  • Oliver! - Director

    20:00, Thu 26th March 2020 - Wed 1st April 2020 at Barbican Centre

    Oliver! is a British musical, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. The musical is based upon the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.
    It premièred in the West End in 1960, enjoying a long run, a succ…

  • Our Town - Dr. Gibbs

    20:15, Mon 20th April 2020 at Random Venue 71

    Our Town is a 1938 three-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder. Set in the fictional American small town of Grover's Corners, it tells the story of an average town's citizens in the early twen…

  • Funny Girl - Bass

    20:15, Sat 11th July 2020 - Tue 14th July 2020 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    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…

  • Wicked - Violin

    16:30, Fri 17th July 2020 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    Wicked is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, a…

  • Hamlet - Sound Designer

    21:00, Thu 30th July 2020 - Wed 5th August 2020 at Haymarket Theatre

    The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering King…

  • Shrek the Musical - Lord Farquaad

    20:30, Thu 13th August 2020 - Sun 16th August 2020 at London Palladium

    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…

  • Hamlet - Polonius

    20:30, Sat 15th August 2020 at Noël Coward Theatre

    The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering King…

  • The Phantom of the Opera - Horn, Drums

    21:00, Sat 19th September 2020 - Wed 23rd September 2020 at Royal Opera House, London

    The Phantom of the Opera is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Charles Hart with additions from Richard Stilgoe. Lloyd Webber and Stilgoe also wrote the musical's book together.…

  • Footloose - Lighting Designer

    20:30, Sat 3rd October 2020 - Wed 7th October 2020 at Royal Court Theatre

    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.

  • The Good Person of Szechwan - Sound Designer

    20:30, Mon 5th October 2020 at Crucible Theatre

    The Good Person of Szechwan is a play written by the German theatre practitioner Bertolt Brecht, in collaboration with Margarete Steffin and Ruth Berlau. The play was begun in 1938 but not completed…

  • Evita - Cello

    21:00, Fri 23rd October 2020 - Mon 26th October 2020 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    Evita is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. It concentrates on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón. The…

  • Billy Elliot the Musical - Bassoon

    19:45, Thu 26th November 2020 - Tue 1st December 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    19:45, Thu 3rd December 2020 - Tue 8th December 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    19:30, Thu 10th December 2020 - Tue 15th December 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    Billy Elliot the Musical is a musical based on the 2000 film Billy Elliot. The music is by Elton John, and book and lyrics are by Lee Hall, who wrote the film's screenplay. The plot revolves around moth…

  • Chicago - Master Carpenter

    10:45, Fri 18th December 2020 - Tue 22nd December 2020 at Almeida Theatre

    Chicago is a musical with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. Set in Prohibition-era Chicago, the musical is based on a 1926 play of the same name by reporter Mauri…

  • Carousel - Nettie Fowler

    11:45, Thu 24th December 2020 - Tue 29th December 2020 at Globe Theatre, London
    14:30, Thu 31st December 2020 - Tue 5th January 2021 at Globe Theatre, London
    19:15, Thu 7th January 2021 - Tue 12th January 2021 at Globe Theatre, London

    Carousel is the second musical by the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The 1945 work was adapted from Ferenc Molnár's 1909 play Liliom, transplanting its Budapest setting to the Maine…

  • The Book of Mormon - Clarinet, Production Manager

    19:30, Thu 14th January 2021 - Tue 19th January 2021 at Adelphi Theatre
    19:30, Thu 21st January 2021 - Tue 26th January 2021 at Adelphi Theatre
    11:45, Thu 28th January 2021 - Tue 2nd February 2021 at Adelphi 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-cr…

  • Mary Stuart - Lighting Designer

    19:15, Sat 20th February 2021 - Wed 24th February 2021 at Barbican Centre

    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,…

  • American Idiot - The Extraordinary Girl, Set Designer

    19:30, Fri 26th February 2021 - Tue 2nd March 2021 at Gielgud Theatre
    20:00, Fri 5th March 2021 - Tue 9th March 2021 at Gielgud Theatre
    19:00, Fri 12th March 2021 - Tue 16th March 2021 at Gielgud Theatre

    American Idiot is a one-act, through-sung stage musical, an adaptation of punk rock band Green Day's rock opera, American Idiot. After a run at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in 2009, the show moved…

  • Elisabeth - Director

    19:45, Fri 12th March 2021 - Mon 15th March 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    Elisabeth is a Viennese, German-language musical commissioned by the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien, with book/lyrics by Michael Kunze and music by Sylvester Levay. It portrays the life and death of Empress…

  • The Importance of Being Earnest - Second MP

    11:15, Thu 1st April 2021 - Wed 7th April 2021 at Sadler's Wells Theatre

    The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at St. James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the…

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