Jim Dale started his professional career as a seventeen year old comedian playing the Music Halls of Britain. A little down the road he became a pop singing star during the early days of rock and roll and appeared in fourteen of the legendary Carry On films for the British cinema.
At the request of Laurence Olivier he joined the British National Theatre. He starred in the first Musical by Cameron Mackintosh, The Card, and played Fagin in Oliver! at the London Palladium. He first appeared on the American stage in 1973 - in 1980 he won the Tony Award for his work in Barnum.
That’s about half of his bio - and I didn’t even mention that he wrote the Academy Award Nominated song “Georgy Girl” or the fact that masterfully narrated the audiobooks of The Harry Potter series. Jim Dale tells these - and other - stories of his career in his one man show, Just Jim Dale - which ran off-Broadway produced by The Roundabout Theatre Company last summer.
The show is moving to London - but first, Jim will perform the show at Helsinki Hudson in Hudson, NY this Sunday, March 22nd - presented in association with Showstoppers New York.