but a part of me is Captain Kirk.
but a part of me is T.J. Hooker.
but a part of me is Denny Crane.
Husband, father, friend. Horseman, Singer, Philanthropist, NEGOTIATOR.
AND IT MAKES FOR ONE HELL OF A STORY!
yet only loved a few.
I am still standing here in front of you ready to go another 80 years.
In SHATNER'S WORLD…a one man force of nature delivers a larger than life performance complete with his laugh-out-loud humor, signature storytelling and select musical selections in his inimitable style.
Through anecdotes, songs, jokes and even some poignant moments, you will experience William Shatner 's phenomenal path from classically trained Shakespearean actor to cultural icon, brilliantly creating the larger-than-life and most important character he has ever played, William Shatner.
SCOTT FARIS (Director) directed Bette Midler’s last show, The Showgirl Must Go On, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, recently seen on HBO. He has directed Chicago, The Musical, in over a dozen languages in seventeen countries around the world. His arena spectacular, Walking With Dinosaurs, garnered rave reviews in Australia, the US and the UK and had record-breaking, sell-out runs at both New York’s Madison Square Garden and London’s O2 Arena. He took over the helm on the original Leslie Bricusse musical, Sammy at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, which enjoyed a sold out run. In Las Vegas, he directed EFX! starring Michael Crawford, and he was part of the production team that created the amazing Siegfried & Roy at the Mirage Hotel. He has also worked as a directing consultant for Cirque Du Soleil. Scott started his career as an actor in musicals, among them A Chorus Line. He honed his directing skills by working as a production stage manager for some of the best directors on Broadway on many Tony Award winning productions such as City of Angels, Les Miserables, Cabaret, Cats, Grease, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Children of a Lesser God, and non-award winning but still legendary productions like Busker Alley and Whistle Down The Wind.
EDWARD PIERCE (Scenic Design) operates a NYC-based design studio specializing in the production design of Broadway, touring, and international stage productions. Notable Broadway collaborations include: the Tony Award-winning scenic design for Wicked (including all worldwide adaptations); Billy Elliot; 9 to 5 – The Musical; The Pirate Queen; Aida; Ragtime; Bring in ‘da Noise / Bring in ‘da Funk;and The Tempest. Select designs include: The Gazillion Bubble Show national tour; Pope Benedict XVI’s Pastoral Visit to New York – the Mass at Yankee Stadium; The Long Red Road (Goodman Theatre, dir. Philip Seymour Hoffman); The Lark (Stratford Festival); Caryl Churchill’s A Number with Sam Shepard; Hughie with Brian Dennehy; Tell Me on a Sunday (Kennedy Center); The Who’s Tommy (national tour).
KEN BILLINGTON (Lighting Design). 95 Broadway shows including Hugh Jackman Back on Broadway, Chicago, The Scottsboro Boys, Sondheim on Sondheim, White Christmas, Title of Show, The Drowsy Chaperone, Footloose, Sweeney Todd and revivals of Bye Bye Birdie, Finian’s Rainbow, Dreamgirls, Sunday in the Park with George, Annie, Hello Dolly, Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady, Numerous touring productions including 9 to 5, High School Musical, High School Musical 2, Riverdance. Celebrity acts worldwide for Lily Tomlin, Ann-Margret, Shirley MacLaine, Liberace, Juliet Prowse, Lisa Minnelli and Chita Rivera. Other: Seaworld: Shamu Rocks, Shamu One Ocean, Disneyland: Fantasmic!, Bally’s Las Vegas: Jubilee!, Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular 27 years. Awards: Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Lumen (Architecture), Ace (Television).
PETER FITZGERALD (Sound Design). Ghetto Klown, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Burn the Floor, Freckleface Strawberry. He isPresident of Sound Associates, Inc. and CEO of GPRRecords.com, a new record company established in 2010. Noted designs: Will Farrell’s Your Welcome America,New York Philharmonic’s 2010 Production of Sondheim’s 80th Birthday Celebration, Movin’ Out, Paul Simon’s The Capeman, The Will Rogers Follies, 42nd Street, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, City of Angels and The Life. Noted plays: Blithe Spirit, The Odd Couple, M. Butterfly and The Beauty Queen of Leenane.