Recreating the one-man show he starred in on Broadway, 'Hal Holbrook' portrays Mark Twain as a 70-year old humorist who skewers politicians, newspapermen and so-called patriots in this 90-minute monologue. -IMDB
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Hal Holbrook

Hal Holbrook is best known for his interpretation of Mark Twain, for which he won a Tony Award and the first of his twelve Emmy Award nominations. He has won five Emmy Awards. He graduated from the Culver Academies and Denison University, where an honors project about Twain led him to develop the one-man show. Holbrook’s first solo performance as Twain took place at Lock Haven State Teachers College in Pennsylvania in 1954 where Ed Sullivan saw him. Sullivan gave Holbrook his first national exposure on his February 12, 1956 show.

Mark Twain Tonight! is the longest-running show in the history of United States theater. Holbrook adds to his Twain interpretation every year, editing and changing to fit the times. After more than 2,000 shows, mostly one-nighters, he has unearthed more than twelve hours of the humorist’s material and continues to discover new and timely topics.

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In 1967, Mark Twain Tonight! was presented on television for the first time by CBS, earned Holbrook an Emmy Award and was seen by an audience of 22 million. Holbrook’s Twain first played on Broadway in 1966. He earned a Tony Award for his performance. Holbrook was 80 years old during his most recent Broadway run, older, for the first time, than the character he was portraying. The New York Times says, “Mr. Holbrook’s material is uproarious. His ability to hold an audience by acting is brilliant.”

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