Evening with Hal Linden

By Lambs Club 10/19/22

Hal LindenOct 19, 2022 – Hal Linden and his director Dan Wackerman will be in conversation at The Lambs, with Foster Hirsch. Part of The Lambs’ Award Winners Night series from the Lambs’s Foundation. Linden is in the off Broadway play Two Jews Talking. The event begins 7:00 p.m. sharp on the 9th floor of 3 West 51st Street, the Solarium.  [Video below]

Hal Linden’s career has spanned more than 65 years with memorable roles on stage, television, in film and a cabaret-style variety show that he tours nationally. Linden is perhaps best known for his portrayal of police precinct captain Barney Miller in the hit television series that aired on ABC from 1975-1982, earning multiple Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for his work. He made his Broadway debut in 1957 in the musical Bells Are Ringing opposite Judy Holliday and subsequently toured with the national company. He won the Tony Award for Best Actor in 1971 for his portrayal of Mayer Rothschild in The Rothschilds. To date, he has performed in more than 20 Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. His outstanding stagecraft led to roles on both the big and small screen. His feature film credits include: Bells Are Ringing (1960), When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder? (1979), Starflight One (1983), Out To Sea (1997) with Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon, A New Life (1988) with Alan Alda, and Time Changer in 2002. Audiences know Linden best from his many roles on television. He hosted ABC’s FYI, a sixty-second information series, (similar in format to the network’s popular Schoolhouse Rock), which aired three times a day in the early 1980s and for which he earned two Emmy Awards. Linden garnered a third Emmy in 1984 for his portrayal of a rabbi in The Writing On The Wall, for the CBS series Schoolbreak Special. He hosted the popular ABC children’s series Animals, Animals, Animals in the 1970s. The show, produced by ABC News, earned numerous Emmys and the Peabody Award. More recently, he’s had numerous guest appearances on some of television’s most popular shows including: Royal Pains, Supernatural, Two Broke Girls, Hot In Cleveland, Gilmore Girls, Will and Grace, The Drew Carey Show, The Nanny, The King of Queens, Touched By An Angel, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: SVU.

Dan Wackerman (Director) is the artistic director of The Peccadillo Theater Company. Some directing credits for Peccadillo include: Paul Osborn’s Morning’s At Seven, Rex Pickett’s Sideways (NYC premiere), George Kelly’s The Show-Off, Thornton Wilder’s A Wilder Christmas, Clifford Odets’ Rocket to the Moon (Drama Desk nomination), William Inge’s A Loss of Roses (Best Theatre of 2014, Wall Street Journal), Jeffrey Hatcher’s Ten Chimneys (NYC premiere), the Schwartz/Fields/Abbott/ Smith musical A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Outer Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding Musical Revival), Elmer Rice’s Counsellor-at-Law (Obie Award for Outstanding Direction, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Revival, Outer Critics Circle nominations for Outstanding Direction & Revival) and The Talk of the Town by Ginny Redington & Tom Dawes (MAC nomination). Playwrighting credits include Fancy, a Country Jukebox Musical (world premiere, Meadow Brook Theatre, ’21) and Uncle Ted (Scenes from the McCarrick Report).