- 190 Pages
- Illustrated in Full Color and B&W
- Released: May 1, 2011
- Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books
Description by OLDIES.com:
Today the late actor Jerry Orbach (1935-2004) is best remembered as the world-weary New York City Detective Lennie Briscoe from the Emmy Award-winning NBC television series "Law and Order". But that work only accounts for 12 years of a 50-year career that spanned stage, screen, and television. From the moment he landed the role of the "Street Singer" in the 1955 off-Broadway revival of The Threepenny Opera, he distinguished himself as a major performer in popular musicals and plays, including The Fantasticks, Carnival, Scuba Duba, Promises, Promises, 6 RMS RIV VU, Chicago, and 42nd Street. Jerry Orbach also appeared in over 40 films, with Crimes and Misdemeanors; Prince of the City; Dirty Dancing; and the voice of the candlestick, Lumiere, in Disney's Beauty and the Beast topping the list. From the '60s through the '90s, he was a guest or featured actor on major TV hits like "The Defenders"; "Love American Style"; "Murder, She Wrote"; "The Golden Girls"; and "Frasier". Jerry Orbach, Prince of the City is the story of this versatile performer - his triumphs and tragedies public and private. Most of all, it is a study of a gifted actor's craft as told through the observations, insights, and reminiscences of those who knew him best.