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Photo Coverage: Jeff Daniels at Birdland

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Actor/singer/songwriter Jeff Daniels returned to "Broadway at Birdland" on Monday, May 14 at 7pm. 

Best-known for such films as Terms of Endearment, Dumb and Dumber, and The Squid and the Whale, Daniels is currently starring in the 2007 Oliver Award-winning play Blackbird, by Scottish playwright David Harrower, at the Manhattan Theatre Club.  Jeff Daniels has been writing songs since the 1970's, something most people didn't know, because - unlike numerous other celebrities - he kept them to himself.  "A few years ago, someone suggested that he might be able to raise funds for his pet project, the Purple Rose Theater in his hometown of Chelsea, Michigan, by going out on stage and singing some of those songs.  Lo and behold, a musical star was born!  The subsequent CD, 'Live and Unplugged,' is a collection of live performances, which humorously and often touchingly, reflect on his life and career. 'If William Shatner Can, I Can Too' is Daniels' take on celebrities trying to be taken seriously as musicians.  'The Dirty Harry Blues' describes the joy of being killed by Clint Eastwood.  He bares his heart in 'Kathy,' which describes his first date with his wife, and then thanks his mother for support and guidance in 'Momma Never Left Her Oldest Boy Alone,'" state press materials.  

Visit www.birdlandjazz.com for more information on Birdland. 


Jeff Daniels


Jeff Daniels


Jeff Daniels


Jeff Daniels


Jeff Daniels


Jeff Daniels and audience volunteer


Jeff Daniels and audience volunteer


Lodi Carr, Jeff Daniels and Christine Lavin


Frank Basile, Celeste Holm and Jeff Daniels


Jeff Daniels


Jeff Daniels and LeighAnne Champion


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