Emmy and Tony Award winner Obba Babatundé (Julian Avant, The Bold and the Beautiful) is being hailed a master of entertainment in the theater world, and fans of the talented actor will be able to see why in tonight's presentation of Once in a Lifetime, which celebrates Sammy Davis Jr.
The New York-based show is sold out, but Jazz at Lincoln Center is offering fans the chance to live stream the dazzling show that transports the audience to a time when clubs were dominated by iconic jazz singers and the sounds of the Great American Songbook.
"As part of this special evening, Babatundé will celebrate the birthday of his personal friend and mentor, Sammy Davis, Jr.," teases livestream.com. "Babatundé won 'Best Lead Male' at the 2010 NAACP Theatre Awards for his portrayal of Sammy Davis, Jr. in the musical Sammy, and he'll [be] bringing that magic touch to this unique Once in a Lifetime program. With inside stories to share from throughout his expansive career and special guests set to surprise and delight, Babatundé will give audiences an unforgettable evening and demonstrate why he's considered a master of entertainment."
Enthuses Babatundé on Twitter: "Honored and thrilled to be at Dizzy's Club 12-06. It's gonna be amazing."
Check out a sneak peek of Once in a Lifetime below that includes a special message from Babatundé himself about why the performance is a can't-miss event. And be sure to check out the live stream of the two-show event at 7:30PM and 9:30PM EST here.
.@ObbaBabatunde tells you why you shouldn't miss his sets at Dizzy's on Thursday!- Jazz at Lincoln Center (@jazzdotorg) December 4, 2018
Both sets are fully reserved but you can try for walkup tickets 30 minutes before each set or watch the concert live at https://t.co/RTsw1vD42p. https://t.co/jWRk6PxaMr pic.twitter.com/aMtbgnsOOX
Babatundé has an impressive résumé under his belt, having appeared in more than 17 stage productions, 30 theatrical films, 60 made-for-television movies, and many primetime series. He has played the role of Maya and Nicole's father, Julius Avant, on The Bold and the Beautiful since 2015. He won the 2016 Daytime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series" for his work on the daytime series.
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