An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin

Thursday, June 12, 2014, 7:30 pm
Venue: Nourse Theater

Series: Special Events

Lily Tomlin’s extraordinary career spans television, Broadway, comedy recordings, and motion pictures. One of American’s foremost comedians, Tomlin first achieved widespread attention in the late 1960s when she appeared on Martin & Rowan’s Laugh In.  She is best known for creating a multitude of unique characters including Ernestine the nosy, condescending telephone operator, the precocious five-year-old Edith Ann, Mrs. Judith Beasley, and The Tasteful Lady.  Those characters, as well as Tomlin’s unforgettable one-woman Broadway play (and later, a film) The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe were all created with Tomlin’s longtime partner, Jane Wagner.

Tomlin made her film debut in 1975 in Robert Altman’s Nashville and has since stared in such films as 9 to 5, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, All of Me, Shadows and Fog, Flirting With Disaster, and Getting Away with Murder.

Her numerous awards include seven Emmys, two Tony Awards for Best Actress, two Peabody Awards, and a Grammy for her comedy album This is a Recording.

A Night of Classic Lily Tomlin features more than a dozen of her timelesss, lovable characters and is Tomlin at her best.