Hal Linden is an American actor, singer and musician whose career has spanned more than 65 years with memorable roles on stage, television, in film and a cabaret style variety show that he tours nationally, Linden is perhaps best known for his portrayal of police precinct captain Barney Miller in the television series that aired on ABC from 1975-1982, earning multiple Golden Globe and Emmy nomination for his work. Linden made his Broadway debut in the musical Bells Are Ringing and has performed in more than 20 Broadway and Off Broadway productions including The Rothschilds, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Actor In A Musical. Linden is a classically trained clarinetist (having studied music at Queens College) and played in dance bands with Bobby Sherwood, and Sammy Kaye. In 2011 he released his first CD, titled It's Never Too Late, which includes 14 tracks that range from classic pop to jazz standards, Broadway and favorites from the American Songbook. Ross Bennett, one of the most watchable and memorable performers on the comedy club circuit opens the show.
This program is supported in part by the Jewish National Fund (JNF). Hal Linden is JNF's National Spokesperson.