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Penny Stamps Speaker Series

John Cameron Mitchell

In Conversation

November 1, 2019

John Cameron Mitchell

Photo by Michael Muser.

Special Event: Friday, November 1, 7:00pm / Bethlehem United Church, 423 S. 4th Ave., Ann Arbor, MI

Best known for his double Tony Award-winning rock opera and 2001 film Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Mitchell is an actor, playwright, screenwriter, and director. Off the stage, Mitchell works in the realm of feature film, documentaries, and advertising for Dior and Agent Provocateur. He has appeared in numerous acting roles in film and television, including a recurring character on the HBO series Girls, as Andy Warhol in the 2016 season of HBO’s Vinyl, and recently as a series cast member in Hulu’s Shrill. At a special UMS performance on Saturday, November 2 at Hill Auditorium, Mitchell will revisit songs from Hedwig and preview songs from his upcoming musical podcast Anthem presented by the Luminary podcast network and starring himself, Glenn Close, Patti Lupone, Cynthia Erivo, Denis O’Hare, Laurie Anderson, and Marion Cotillard. Mitchell’s creative work proudly focuses on explorations of sexuality and gender, celebrating nuance and individuality in all of its many forms.

Keep the Halloween spirit alive and arrive in costume to this special speaker series event. As part of the evening's programming, John Cameron Mitchell will decide on the best costumes of the evening and two lucky winners will receive a pair of complimentary tickets each to “The Origin of Love Tour” on Saturday November 2 at Hill Auditorium. 

Co-presented with University Musical Society (UMS).

Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public.

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