Comedian, Actress, Jazz Singer!! The Multi-Faceted Lea Delaria Takes Over The McCallum For One Incredible Evening

Comedian, Actress, Jazz Singer!! The Multi-Faceted Lea Delaria Takes Over The McCallum For One Incredible Evening

The McCallum Theatre presents Lea DeLaria on Thursday, November 8, at 8:00pm. Although Lea DeLaria seems to have achieved overnight stardom with her two time, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award winning, stand-out role as Carrie "Big Boo" Black in the Netflix hit series "Orange is the New Black." However, Lea's multi-faceted career as a comedian, actress, and jazz musician has, in fact, spanned decades.

Lea holds the distinction of being the first openly gay comic on television in America which led to countless television and film roles portraying police lieutenants, PE teachers and the lesbian who inappropriately hits on straight women. Selected TV credits include "Awkward," "Clarence," "Californication," "The Oblongs," "One Life to Live," "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit," "Will and Grace," "Friends," and "Matlock." She has appeared in films, including First Wives Club, Dear Dumb Diary, and Edge of Seventeen.

Lea has received Obie and Theater World awards and a Drama Desk nomination for her portrayal as Hildy in The Public Theatre's revival of On the Town and an Ovation nomination for The Boys From Syracuse. She has played the roles of both Eddie and Dr. Scott in the gender-bending Broadway musical The Rocky Horror Show.

Lea was the featured vocalist at the 50th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival, and has performed in some of the most prestigious houses in the world including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Hollywood Bowl, Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House and with the Chicago Symphony.

Lea has five records on the Warner Jazz and Classics label, and her book Lea's Book of Rules for the World is in its third printing at Bantam Doubleday and Dell. Her sixth record, House of David: delaria+bowie=jazz, was released in 2015 to critical acclaim.

This show contains mature content

Tickets for this performance are priced at $75, $55, $35 and $25. Tickets are available at the Theatre's website at www.mccallumtheatre.com or by calling the McCallum Theatre Box Office at (760) 340-ARTS.

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