Hal Linden, whose career as an actor, singer and musician has spanned more than 65 years, will command the stage at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on April 28. He will be accompanied by the powerful, all-woman band, The Diva Jazz Orchestra.
Perhaps best known for his portrayal of police captain in the TV series, Barney Miller, which garnered him multiple Golden Globe and Emmy nominations, Mr. Linden has also appeared in more than 20 Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, including The Rothschilds, for which he won a Tony-Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Additionally, he is a classically trained clarinetist who studied at CUNY’s Queens College.
In 2011, Mr. Linden released his first CD, It’s Never Too Late, including classic pop, jazz standards, Broadway and the American songbook.
Special guest comedian Ross Bennett opens the show.
“This evening will bring together one of the great entertainers of an era, an incredibly gifted jazz ensemble and one of the best kept secrets in comedy!” said Susan Agin, Executive and Artistic Director, QPAC.
Don’t let the high costs of shows in Manhattan, plus the cost of parking your car; stop you from seeing quality entertainment. QPAC’s excellent location, diverse schedule of events, reasonable ticket prices, free parking, beautiful theatre, infrared listening devices and exceptional service make it an excellent choice for a memorable outing.
Distinguished artists who have performed throughout the decades at QPAC include jazz legend Thelonius Monk; renowned dance choreographer Merce Cunningham; 60’s folksinger Judy Collins; and more recently Joan Rivers, Joel Grey, Robert Klein, Tommy Tune, Chita Rivera, Marvin Hamlisch, Mandy Patinkin, Dionne Warwick, Tony Orlando, Ben Vereen, Keith David, Andre De Shields, Larry Marshall and Norm Lewis.