Meet Jacob Marley, Kevin Ligon

Posted by: Pia Haas on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 12:00:00 am

Kevin Ligon (r) as Marley with George Lee Andrews as Scrooge.

I grew up in Dallas, TX. I performed in school plays and musicals, and sang at church from a very early age.  I always wanted to perform. Movies inspired me because we didn't have that many opportunities to go to the theatre. I would lip-synch records of old musicals for my family. Always performing.

 I have not done this show before. The first I heard of it was when Nick Corley, our director called and asked me if I would do it. The minute he said I would performing alongside George Lee Andrews I said yes. George is a friend and a hero.

 Playing Nicely-Nicely in the national tour of Guys And Dolls was a dream come true. Also, working with Mel Brooks and Susan Stroman on The Producers and Young Frankenstein was a wonderful time in my life. I'm about to play Adolfo Pirelli in Sweeney Todd for the third time and I love that role. But my greatest experience in the theatre has to be the Broadway revival of 1776. 

When I'm not doing a show I am an avid movie fan. You can find me at the Film Forum once or twice a week.

I'm usually doing a show during the holidays,  so I always have to get together with family later. Some of my most favorite Christmas memories have been on the road where the cast has to improvise and come up with some sort of celebration.

On my Ipod? Ella, Barbra, Tony, Aretha, Stevie, Sweet Baby James and tons of Broadway.


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