Jeremy Lawrence is proud to have participated in four TOSOS outings of Doric Wilson’s Street Theatre including 2016’s which was awarded “Best Revival of a Play” by the Innovative Theatre Awards. In addition to Lavender Songs TOSOS produced Jeremy’s one man Tennessee Williams show, Everyone Expects Me to Write Another Streetcar in 2008. His one man Tennessee shows have won Jeremy international acclaim and he has recently completed a first draft of a book: Being Tennessee: Two Decades of Playing the Playwright (more to come.)
Beside his work with TOSOS, as an actor he has been seen on New York and regional stages. He is the perennial Scrooge at the 2300 seat Hanover Theatre in Worcester, Massachusetts and, on the opposite end of the spectrum, he has played “the Rabbi” in Fiddler at the MUNY in St. Louis and at Goodspeed in Connecticut. Recent TV includes “The Blacklist” and “Shades of Blue.” Film credits include the original “Critters” and work with directors Brian De Palma, Ron Howard, and Stephen Daldry.
Jeremy’s work with the material of Weimar cabarets began with the creation of Cabaret Verboten in 1991. In its full-length version, the piece was produced around the country as well as in London and in Sweden. His work on Verboten led to his being asked to create the English lyrics for Ute Lemper’s CD Berlin Cabaret Songs (Decca) and to his being named by Hollander’s daughter Melodie as the official translator of the works of her father. In addition Franz Waxman’s son has commissioned Jeremy to create English lyrics for many of the songs of his father written in Germany and France before emigrating to the United States many of which will be included in the forthcoming Franz Waxman Songbook.