Broadway's Ed Dixon, currently featured as The Captain in Roundabout Theatre's Anything Goescelebrates the publication of his memoir SECRETS OF A LIFE ON STAGE...AND OFF, with a cabaret act/book launch at The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street). The event is sold-out.
SECRETS OF A LIFE ON STAGE...AND OFF, is the story of Ed Dixon's remarkable 42-year career on Broadway. He was worked with everyone from Busby Berkeley to Ruby Keeler to Leonard Bernstein, to Ann-Margret to Kevin Spacey to Tony Danza to Kathie Lee Gifford to Stephen Sondheim, and everyone in between. At the halfway mark of his very long stage career Mr. Dixon suffered a devastating drug addiction which nearly killed him and left him homeless. He then went on to rebuild his life and career and have even greater successes in his life and profession. A remarkable saga of success, devastation and redemption covering more than four decades. Dixon will read some passages from his book and sing songs from the shows he's composed and performed in.
Ed Dixon has been featured in Broadway's Anything Goes, Mary Poppins, Sunday in the Park with George, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Gore Vidal's The Best Man, The Iceman Cometh, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Cyrano, the Musical, Les Miserables, The Three Musketeers, King of Schnorrers, Leonard Bernstein's MASS, and No, No,Nanette. He has toured America with Ann-Margret in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, with Ben Vereen in Pippin, and as Max inSunset Boulevard for which he was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award and won a Helen Hayes Award.
Ed is also an author/composer of the following works: Shylock, Richard Cory, Fanny Hill, Whodunit...the Musical, andCloak and Dagger. His writing has garnered a Drama Desk nomination, a Drama Logue Award, two Dean's List Awards, a Leon Rabin Award, the NYMF Festival Prize and Audience Award as well as a Steinberg Grant.
SECRETS OF A LIFE ON STAGE...AND OFF is available on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com. The 272-page paperback is published by Dog Ear Publishing. Copies will be available for purchase at the July 2 event at The Metropolitan Room.