JOHN LITHGOW (Walter Lovell) has been nominated for 12 Emmy
Awards for his
work on television. He won three Emmys for starring on the NBC comedy "3rd Rock
Sun" before winning for his diabolical turn as "the Trinity Killer" on
Showtime's drama "Dexter"
and a transformative role as Winston Churchill in "The Crown." In addition to
his Emmy for the
acclaimed Netflix series, Lithgow received a Golden Globe Award nomination for
actor, won a Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor and also netted a
SAG Award for
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor.
During the six-year run of "3rd Rock From the Sun," Lithgow also won a Golden
SAG Awards, the American Comedy Award and, when the sitcom finally went off the
air, a star on
the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Additionally, he added a second Golden Globe win for
episode arc on "Dexter."
Lithgow's roots are in the theater. In 1973, he won a Tony Award three weeks
Broadway debut in David Storey's "The Changing Room." Since then he has appeared
20 more times, earning five more Tony nominations, a second Tony win, four Drama
and induction into the Theatre Hall of Fame.
In the early 1980s Lithgow began to make a major mark in film. At that time
nominated for Oscars in back-to-back years, for The World According to Garp and
Endearment. In total he has appeared in more than 45 films including All That
Jazz, Blow Out, Twilight
Zone: The Movie, Footloose, Shrek, Kinsey, Dreamgirls, Rise of the Planet of the
Apes, Interstellar, Beatriz at
Dinner and Daddy's Home 2.
Lithgow has acted in England with both the Royal Shakespeare Company and the
Theatre, playing Malvolio in "Twelfth Night" and the title role in "The
Magistrate." He returned to
the New York stage in 2014, first as the title character in "King Lear" for the
Shakespeare in the Park and then in Edward Albee's "A Delicate Balance," on
Broadway. In 2018
Lithgow appeared as Voltaire/Dr. Pangloss in the Carnegie Hall presentation of
In 2008 Lithgow devised the one-man show "John Lithgow: Stories by Heart" for
Center Theater. Over the next decade he performed it in 35 cities around the
country, arriving on
Broadway this past year. Lithgow returns to Broadway alongside Laurie Metcalf in
Clinton," by Lucas Hnath.
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