Virtual Conversation: Jim Brochu

By Lambs Club 6/30/20

Monday, June 29th, 2020 – New York.  The Lambs held a virtual conversation with Jim Brochu, as interviewed by film historian, author and professor, Foster Hirsch (see video below). Thanks again to Lamb Magda Katz for scheduling Jim for this interview!

Jim Brochu is the winner of the Drama Desk Award, the Helen Hayes Award, two LA Stage Ovation Awards, the Carbonell Award and the GLAAD Media Award for his work as an actor and playwright. He is currently seen on the CBS drama The Good Fight as Judge Vernon Windsor opposite Audra McDonald and Christine Baranski and as Dr. James Corden on Lorne Michael’s new Comedy Central series The Other Two. On Broadway, he has appeared as Andrew McLaren in Brigadoon opposite Christine Ebersole and Len Cariou, and as Mr. Brownlow in Oliver! opposite Brian Stokes Mitchell’s Fagin. In Washington, DC he played Willy Clark opposite Theodore Bikel’s Al Lewis in Neil Simon’s The Sunshine Boys.

Recently he starred at New York’s fabled Palace Theatre in Broadway Backwards with Florence Henderson and Estelle Parsons as well as in the major Off-Broadway revivals of The Man Who Came To Dinner as Sheridan Whiteside opposite Tony winner Cady Huffman, and as Sir in the Anthony Newley-Leslie Bricusse musical, The Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of The Crowd. Over the past few years, Jim has been leading a double life – both as himself and as the great Zero Mostel in his multi-award winning play, Zero Hour.  Since its premiere in 2006 Jim has been touring the country with the show, racking up over 600 performances, garnering both unanimous critical raves and major theatrical honors. Legendary producer Hal Prince praised Jim’s performance as “Dazzling! The work of a great artist!”