Lee Cooley

Lee Cooley

Lee Cooley started freelancing as a film critic in 1978 and began reviewing plays in 2011. After more than 20 years in TV, radio and advertising, he started the non-profit phase of his career (Make-A-Wish America, Valley Youth Theatre) and is now communications manager for the Arizona Association of REALTORS. Cooley volunteers on the board of Irish Network Arizona and serves at the pleasure of the Irish Cultural Center in Phoenix. With roots in community theatre, he has played a variety of character roles including Mort in CALIFORNIA SUITE, Sheriff Thomas in RAINMAKER and Abe in BEAU JEST. He played Mr. Clark in the 2015 film SO HELP US GOD and also records voiceovers.




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BWW Review: THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD Opening August 18BWW Review: THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD Opening August 18
Posted: Aug. 10, 2017


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at ASU GammageBWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at ASU Gammage
Posted: Dec. 8, 2016


BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROL KING MUSICAL at ASU GammageBWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROL KING MUSICAL at ASU Gammage
Posted: Nov. 25, 2016


BWW Review: THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD Opening August 18BWW Review: THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD Opening August 18
August 10, 2017

THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD is an action-packed formula film with all the right ingredients.

BWW Review: 1070 at Herberger Theater CenterBWW Review: 1070 at Herberger Theater Center
June 24, 2017

New Carpa Theater's #1070theplay shows the impact S.B. 1070 had on one Mexican family and the damage done to @ArizonaTourism.

BWW Feature: NEAL MCDONOUGH Q&A at Phoenix ComiconBWW Feature: NEAL MCDONOUGH Q&A at Phoenix Comicon
May 28, 2017

Neal McDonough reveals the future of Damien Darhk on CW's LEGENDS OF TOMORROW.

BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON Tour Two at ASU GammageBWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON Tour Two at ASU Gammage
May 21, 2017

THE BOOK OF MORMON is just as irreverently funny now as it was when it opened in 2011.

BWW EXCLUSIVE: Dick Van Dyke to star in CAPTURE THE FLAGBWW EXCLUSIVE: Dick Van Dyke to star in CAPTURE THE FLAG
May 3, 2017

Tony-Emmy-Grammy Winner Dick Van Dyke to star in heartwarming vet flick CAPTURE THE FLAG with military-veteran actors Barry Corbin, John Amos and Paul Dooley.

BWW Review: NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS at Hale Centre TheatreBWW Review: NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS at Hale Centre Theatre
April 16, 2017

NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS flashes back to simpler, slower-paced times. Great for 1950s sitcom fans 65+.

BWW Feature: ANDYLAND - An Amalgam of Music (Brontosaurus Records)BWW Feature: ANDYLAND - An Amalgam of Music (Brontosaurus Records)
February 20, 2017

Percussionist Andy Robinson has been playing professionally in California bands since the 1970s. His latest instrumental album, ANDYLAND (Brontosaurus Records), is an amazing amalgam of world beat, bluegrass and rock!

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at ASU GammageBWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at ASU Gammage
December 8, 2016

#MammaMia Farewell as good/better than previous national tours @ASUGammage

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROL KING MUSICAL at ASU GammageBWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROL KING MUSICAL at ASU Gammage
November 25, 2016

Thanks to @BwayAmerica for sharing Julia Knitel as Carole King with Phoenix @ASUGammage. #SomeKindOfWonderful

BWW Interview: Anthony Kearns to perform at Irish 'oasis' in PhoenixBWW Interview: Anthony Kearns to perform at Irish 'oasis' in Phoenix
October 15, 2016

Youngest member of #IrishTenors shares memorable moments, favorite sopranos and more!


BWW Interview: Lynn Lowry Credits Horror Films for her ComebackBWW Interview: Lynn Lowry Credits Horror Films for her Comeback
October 2, 2016

@LynnLynnlowry dishes on @ModelHunger and more @FANGORIAFearCON!

BWW Interview: Scream Queen Tiffany Shepis on Monsters, Marriage & MotherhoodBWW Interview: Scream Queen Tiffany Shepis on Monsters, Marriage & Motherhood
September 16, 2016

Tiffany Shepis took a brief break from juggling her roles as wife, mother of two and horror film scream queen to talk about all three in this exclusive BWW interview.

BWW Preview: FANGORIA RISES FROM THE ASHES at Phoenix FearconBWW Preview: FANGORIA RISES FROM THE ASHES at Phoenix Fearcon
September 8, 2016

FANGORIA FearCON (fka Phoenix FearCON) returns Oct. 7-9. Get tix at http://bit.ly/2blN04x #FANGORIAFearCON @FANGORIA @SunStudiosAZ

BWW Review: LOVE, LOSS & WHAT I WORE in PhoenixBWW Review: LOVE, LOSS & WHAT I WORE in Phoenix
September 6, 2016

Theatre Artists Studio (TAS) kicks off its 2016/17 season in high fashion style with Nora and Delia Ephron's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE.