John Lithgow's roots are in the theater.  In 1973, he won a Tony Award three weeks after his Broadway debut, in David Storey's "The Changing Room."  Since then he has appeared on Broadway twenty more times, earning five more Tony nominations, another Tony, four Drama Desk Awards, and induction into the Theatre Hall of Fame.  His Broadway performances have included major roles in "My Fat Friend," "Trelawney of the ‘Wells,'" "Comedians," "Anna Christie," "Bedroom Farce," "Beyond Therapy," "M. Butterfly," "The Front Page," "Retreat from Moscow," "All My Sons," "The Columnist," and the musicals "Sweet Smell of Success" (his second Tony), and "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels."  

In 2007, Lithgow was one of the very few American actors ever invited to join The Royal Shakespeare Company, playing Malvolio in "Twelfth Night" at Stratford-upon-Avon.  In 2008, he devised his own one-man show "Stories by Heart" for The Lincoln Center Theater Company, and has been touring it around the country ever since.  He played the title role in Arthur Wing Pinero's "The Magistrate" at London's National Theatre.  Lithgow returned to the New York stage in 2014, first as King Lear for The Public's Shakespeare in the Park, and then on Broadway in Edward Albee's "A Delicate Balance."  

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