RUGRATS IN PARIS
Although it was JOHN LITHGOW's (voice of Jean-Claude)
l982 Academy Award®-nominated portrayal of Roberta Muldoon in "The World According to Garp" that first brought Lithgow national attention, the actor has been refining his craft in films, television and theater for over twenty years.
Lithgow has won critical acclaim and numerous awards for his starring role in NBC's hit comedy series "3rd Rock from the Sun
He added to his growing list of accomplishments with his
recent audio release, "Singin' in the Bathtub." The disc features M songs that include some of his favorite songs from childhood, such as the Danny Kaye classics "Inchworm" and "Triplets," and songs from the English comedy/cabaret act Flanders & Swann. In addition, Lithgow penned "Big Kids" for the album, and wrote additional
lyrics for four other songs.
Notably, Lithgow addressed a completely new audience with the release of "John Lithgow's Kid-Size Concert," a 30 minute music video of children's classics and original tunes that showcases Lithgow as an actor, singer, songwriter and co-producer for BabySongs productions and Media Home Entertainment.
Lithgow received his second Academy Award® nomination as Best Sup porting Actor for his portrayal of Debra Winger's lover in the Oscar-winning "Terms of Endearment." Some of his other credits include "Memphis Belle," "Footloose," Brian DePalma's "Raising Cain," Bob Fosse's "All That Jazz," "Obsession," "Rich Kids," "Cliffhanger," "Harry and the Hendersons," "A Civil Action," and TNT's "Don Quixote."
A Harvard graduate, Lithgow won a Fulbright Scholarship and used it to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. While in England, he interned with both the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Court Theatre. Lithgow then set tled in New York to pursue his stage career. He went on to win both the Tony and Drama Desk Awards for "The Changing Room."
Lithgow has recently added author to his list of talents. Simon & Shuster published his children's book,
The Remarkable Farkle McBride, written by Lithgow with illustrations by C.F. Payne. The book tells the story of a child prodigy who masters every instrument he picks up, only to continually grow dissatisfied until he discovers his true love as a conductor.
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