Saturday, September 20, 2014

​Regis Philbin

at The Lyric Theatre Feb 15, 2015 7:00 pm

The recognizable and beloved face of Who Wants to be a Millionaire and Live! with Regis and Kelly, Regis Philbin returns to The Lyric Theatre this season for another night of crooner classics. The multi-talented entertainer covers major hits by some of his favorite singers, including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Perry Como. Regis Philbin recreates the magic of the big band era with songs such as “Pennies from Heaven” and “You Make Me Feel So Young” accompanied by an orchestra.

Regis Philbin has been entertaining since birth. Growing up in the Bronx, Regis began working in the entertainment industry behind the scenes starting in the 1950s. His first big break was in 1962, when the Hollywood legend became an announcer on the The Tonight Show. A natural with words, Regis Philbin got his own talk show The Regis Philbin Show in San Diego, California, and later experienced his first major national exposure as Joey Bishop’s partner on the 1967 show The Joey Bishop Show. The rest is history, as Regis Philbin became the most sought after host in the industry. Most recently, Regis has co-hosted the wildly popular talk show Live! with Regis and Kelly For all of his time on television, Philbin has set the Guinness World Record for “Most Hours on Camera” with over 16,000 hours!

In addition to his role as a talk show host, Regis Philbin has also enjoyed great success as a game show host for a number of television series, including the long-running Who Wants to be a Millionaire and the first season of America’s Got Talent. After Dick Clark’s retirement in 2004, Regis replaced the legendary announcer’s role as host for the ABC New Years Eve special.

Regis Philbin has a way with words, both spoken and sung. His career as a musician and recording artist began in 1968 with the release of his first album, It’s Time for Regis! After 36 years away from the studio, Regis returned to record another album in 2004 entitled When You’re Smiling. Thankfully for us, Regis decided to continue his music career this time around, performing his signature crooning style for sold-out audiences across the country. His 2005 Christmas album featured guest performances by some of Regis’ closest friends, including Donald Trump and Steve Tyrell. This February, Regis will return to The Lyric Theatre for another magical night of music and song.

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