Tuesdays with Morrie featuring Jamie Farr is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie's appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig's Disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life.
MITCH ALBOM-Author: Mitch Albom is a best-selling author, a nationally acclaimed newspaper columnist (with the "Detroit Free Press"), a radio host (with WJR-AM), and a television commentator (with ESPN and ABC). His well-known book “Tuesdays With Morrie” is now the best-selling memoir of all time, with nearly ten million copies sold worldwide. Albom, along with playwright Jeffrey Hatcher, adapted the book into a hit play, which opened Off-Broadway in late 2002 and has been performed in regional theaters throughout North America.
JAMIE FARR, Morrie: Jamie carved out a television career appearing as a regular on “The Red Skelton Show” before serving two years in the US Army where he was stationed in Korea. After discharge, he appeared as a regular on “The Danny Kaye Show” as well as CBS’s “the Chicago Teddy Bears”. Over the years Jamie has co-starred with Andy Griffith, Dick Van Dyke, Bob Hope, Milton Berle, Dean Martin and Lucille Ball. During M*A*S*H*’s first season, Jamie was hired to play a phony transvestite bucking for a Section 8 Discharge. Something about the chomped cigar under the black veil and hairy legs under the flowing skirt immediately clicked with the producers and audience and Max Clinger was born. The weekly show would boast of 52 million viewers running 13 years and being voted TV Guide’s Best TV show of all time. The final two-hour episode aired on February 28, 1983 drawing a record 125 million viewers. Jamie has appeared in numerous feature films including “The Greatest Story Ever Told” and the “Cannonball Run” films with Burt Reynolds and SCROOGED with Bill Murray. He made his Broadway debut as Nathan Detroit in the long running revival of “Guys And Dolls” for which he received rave reviews. His other theatre credits include Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol”, Oscar Madison in the North American tour of “The Odd Couple”, Fagin in “Oliver”, George Burns in “Say Goodnight Gracie” and Morrie in the Canadian production of “Tuesdays With Morrie”.
REJEAN CORNOYER, Mitch: Réjean Cournoyer is a French-Canadian actor born in Nova Scotia. He and Jamie enjoyed a very successful Canadian tour of Tuesday's with Morrie, and couldn't be happier to share this production with American audiences. Selected theatre credits include Captain Von Trapp in "The Sound of Music", Javert in "Les Misérables", Sweeney Todd in "Sweeney Todd", Bill Sykes in "Oliver!", Ross in "A Few Good Men", Mr. Darcy in "Pride and Prejudice", and The Beast in "Beauty and the Beast". He has played leading roles at Canadian Stage, Neptune Theatre, The National Arts Centre, The Artsclub Theatre, Theatre Calgary, The Citadel Theatre, and close to every Regional Theatre from Newfoundland to British Columbia. His work in French includes Pélagie (Traduction Antonine Maillet), Don Quixote (L'Homme de la Mancha), Émile Nelligan (Glenn Gould Studio), and a bilingual recording of Jazz Standards and French Art songs, "The Very Thought of You".