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JOHN LITHGOW (Edgar West) kicked off his career in the theatre. He won a Tony Award® three weeks after his 1973 Broadway debut in David Storey's "The Changing Room.” Since then, he has appeared on Broadway 19 more times, earning another Tony, three more Tony nominations, four Drama Desk Awards, and induction into the Theatre Hall of Fame. Major roles include "My Fat Friend,” "Trelawney of the ‘Wells,'” "Comedians,” "Anna Christie,” "Bedroom Farce,” "Beyond Therapy,” "M. Butterfly,” "The Front Page,” "Retreat From Moscow,” "Mrs. Farnsworth” and the musicals "Sweet Smell of Success” (his second Tony) and "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.” In 2007, Lithgow made his Royal Shakespeare Company debut in Neil Bartlett's production of "Twelfth Night.” Lithgow presented his critically acclaimed one-man show "John Lithgow: Stories by Heart” at Lincoln Center. He recently returned to the stage in Broadway's revival of the Arthur Miller classic "All My Sons.”

On screen, Lithgow earned back-to-back Oscar® nominations for "The World According to Garp” and "Terms of Endearment.” He's appeared in more than 30 films, including "All That Jazz,” "Blow Out,” "Twilight Zone: The Movie,” "Footloose,” "2010,” "Buckaroo Banzai,” "Harry and the Hendersons,” "Raising Cain,” "Ricochet,” "Cliffhanger,” "Orange County,” "Shrek,” "Kinsey” and "Dreamgirls.”

On the small screen, Lithgow has been nominated for 10 Emmys®, winning four times, one for an episode of "Amazing Stories,” and three for his role on the hit NBC comedy series "3rd Rock from the Sun.” In the show's six-year run, Lithgow won a Golden Globe®, two SAG Awards®, the American Comedy Award, and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Other TV credits include "The Day After,” "Resting Place,” "Baby Girl Scott,” "My Brother's Keeper,” TNT's "Don Quixote” and HBO's "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers.”

Lithgow has written seven New York Times best-selling children's picture books, created two activity books for parents and children, developed readers for use in elementary schools, and compiled 50 classic poems aimed at young people. He's earned two Parents' Choice Silver Honor Awards, and four Grammy® nominations. Simon & Schuster recently released his newest children's book "I Got Two Dogs.” Lithgow has also performed concerts for children with the Chicago, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Baltimore and San Diego Symphonies, and at Carnegie Hall with the Orchestra of St. Luke's. He's released three kids' albums.


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