HOUSTON—Some of Hollywood and Broadway’s most legendary names will grace Wortham Theater Center at the start of 2014, presented by Brilliant Lecture Series.
BETTY BUCKLEY | January 10, 2014: Theater, film and television actress Betty Buckley will perform at an exclusive concert Friday, Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Wortham Center, Cullen Theater. Betty Lynn Buckley, a Texas native called “The Voice of Broadway” by New York Magazine, is one of theater’s most respected and legendary leading ladies. A graduate of Texas Christian University, Buckley moved to New York City in 1969 where she landed the role of Martha Jefferson in “1776” her first day in town, launching her career. Buckley established her reputation in 1982, starring as Grizabella in the original Broadway production of the musical “Cats” – a role for which she won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Buckley made her film debut in the original movie version of “Carrie” in 1976, playing Miss Collins, Carrie’s gym teacher. Buckley received the Texas Medal of the Arts Award in Theater in 2009 and was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in Austin in 2007. Buckley was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2013.
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About Brilliant Lecture Series:
The Brilliant Lecture Series, a 501(c)(3), works to provide transformational experiences and a forum for generating new ideas through lectures, direct in-school programs and cross-cultural opportunities. The mission of the Brilliant Lecture Series is to motivate and inspire by presenting national and international leaders, role models, philanthropists, artists, humanitarians, authors, and entrepreneurs to the great city of Houston. The organization has three on-going programs to achieve this mission: Conversations with Brilliance, Brill Talks, and Brill Exchange, which have made a positive impact on more than 54,000 students and families. “Conversations with Brilliance” hosts someone ‘brilliant’ once every quarter. From international leaders, prize- winning authors and actors, to eminent scientists and business leaders – the “Conversations with Brilliance” series offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with the world’s greatest minds, inspiring leadership in Houston’s youth and their families. Each speaker will take the audience through his or her life, followed by a question and answer session.
Since its inception, the Brilliant Lecture Series has presented luminaries: Betty White, Sir Sidney Poitier, former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, Diana Ross, Dr. Maya Angelou, George Clooney, Professor Stephen Hawking, and President Mikhail Gorbachev to name just a few. The Brilliant Lecture Series videotapes our youth education outreach programs which are edited and distributed to schools throughout the greater Houston area for ongoing educational purposes, reaching thousands of students for years to come.