Celebrated Comedian and Actor Martin Short to Perform with 
Winston-Salem Symphony in May 2016–One Night Only!

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (FEBRUARY 25, 2015) – The Winston-Salem Symphony is presenting a special concert, “An Evening with Martin Short,” on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.. This one-night-only event is a unique opportunity to experience this popular and versatile comedian, actor, and singer. Short is a consummate entertainer who has delighted audiences for decades through his appearances on television, in movies, and on the Broadway stage.

Under the direction of Maestro Robert Moody, Music Director, the concert will take place at the Reynolds Auditorium at 301 N. Hawthorne Road in Winston-Salem. Tickets are now on sale to subscribers (including new subscribers) and will become available for single ticket sales on Friday, August 14, 2015. Call the Symphony Box Office at 336-464-0145 to subscribe and get early access to “An Evening with Martin Short” tickets.

“This is an event you won’t want to miss,” said Maestro Moody. “I conducted a concert with Martin Short and the Phoenix Symphony, and it was one of the most fun nights of my life. At times I was laughing so hard, I could barely conduct. Not only can he sing, he is a Tony-award winning Broadway star after all, but his irrepressible sense of humor makes every encounter with him a delight.”

Martin Short has won fans and accolades in television, film, and theater since his breakout season on Saturday Night Live. Short won his first Emmy in 1982 while working on Canada’s SCTV Comedy Network, which brought him to the attention of the producers of Saturday Night Live. He became a fan-favorite for his portrayal of characters such as Ed Grimley, lawyer Nathan Thurm and “legendary songwriter” Irving Cohen.

His popularity and exposure on Saturday Night Live led Short to cross over quickly into feature films. He made his debut in Three Amigos and followed with Inner Space, Three Fugitives, Clifford, Pure Luck, and Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks. One of Short’s most memorable roles was in the remake of Father of the Bride, as Franck the wedding planner, a role he reprised a few years later in Father of the Bride Part II.

An accomplished stage actor, Short won a Tony and an Outer Critics Circle Award for his role in the revival of Little Me. He was also nominated for a Tony and took home an Outer Critics Circle Award for the musical version of Neil Simon’s The Goodbye Girl. Short co-wrote and starred in Fame Becomes Me, prompting The New York Times to describe Short as “a natural for live musicals, a limber singer and dancer who exudes a fiery energy that makes you want to reach for your sunglasses.”

Short returned to television in an Emmy-nominated role for the mini-series Merlin and host of The Martin Short Show, which garnered him seven Emmy nominations. Short also wrote, produced and starred in three comedy specials, winning two Cable ACE awards and an Emmy. In 2001, he launched the critically acclaimed Primetime Glick, garnering another five Emmy nominations. Short was nominated for his 19th Emmy award in 2010 for his work as the lawyer Leonard Winstone on the critically acclaimed FX series Damages.

Short’s much anticipated memoir titled I Must Say was released on November 4, 2014 through HarperCollins Publishing. Starting on January 4, Short took over Nathan Lane’s role in the immensely successful hit It’s Only a Play on Broadway.

In 1994, Short was awarded the Order of Canada, the Canadian equivalent to British Knighthood. He was also inducted into the Canadian Walk of Fame in June 2000.

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