Full of Gin and Regret: An Evening with Leslie Jordan

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Emmy Award Winner Leslie Jordan returns to the live stage with another theatrical segment from his amazing mindset. Leslie Jordan won the 2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor for his sterling portrayal of "Beverly Leslie" in the hit television series "Will & Grace." Other television work includes appearances on "Ugly Betty," "Boston Legal" and "Privileged." Leslie originated the role of "Brother Boy" in Del Shores' hit play "Sordid Lives," reprised the role in the 2000 film version starring Olivia Newton-John, Delta Burke and Beau Bridges and in the 2008 television series on Logo. He also appears in the as-yet-to-be released feature film "Love Ranch" starring Helen Mirren directed by Taylor Hackford. As an actor in the theater, Mr. Jordan won Los Angeles' prestigious Ovation Award, the Garland Award and The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his portrayal of "Preston Leroy," the aging, sodden barfly in Del Shores hit play "Southern Baptist Sissies." Leslie's one-man show "Like a Dog on Linoleum" performed to sold-out audiences at the Elephant Asylum Theater in Los Angeles, the Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs, the Bailiwick Theater in Chicago, the 14th Street Playhouse in Atlanta and the Lorraine Hansberry Theater in San Francisco. As a playwright, Mr. Jordan's play "Hysterical Blindness and Other Southern Tragedies That Have Plagued My Life Thus Far" ran to sold-out houses in Los Angeles and had a successful seven month run Off-Broadway at the Playhouse on Van Dam in New York City. His screenplay "Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel" won the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival's Production Grant Award, winning the competition from over 600 other scripts. Subsequently, it was made into an independent feature film distributed by Northern Arts Entertainment. So, whether on TV, Film or on stage, Leslie Jordan is a talent to behold. As he continues to tour the USA and share his stories of life now, life before and his own future, Leslie is a delightfully self-aware and flat out funny writer performer. Opening for Leslie will be singer/actress Alexandra Billings.

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