Artist: Billy Crystal
Awards & Honors: Primetime Emmy Awards, Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Mark Twain Prize for American humor, Star on Walk of Fame
Credits: City Slickers, Monsters, Inc., 700 Sundays, When Harry Met Sally…
Some people are born stars and Billy Crystal is one of them. His artistic background helped him find his true self and soon he began performing in shows like Catch a Rising Star and The Improv during the early 1970s. His acting coincided with his art studies where he learned from the big names such as Martin Scorsese during his time at New York University. Shows like NBC Saturday Night and Soap revealed his talent to the masses and he became one of the most likeable TV celebrities of the 70s.
With the start of the new decade, Billy Crystal earned a number of TV credits and starred in multiple series. Besides this, his variety show The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour and recurring roles in Saturday Night Live worked in his favor and boosted his reputation.
Rise to Stardom
By the start of the 80s, Billy Crystal had proved himself as a capable TV star but he rose to prominence by entering the silver screen. His first film cameo was in Rabbit Test and after that, a string of roles in movies like This Is Spinal Tap, Running Scared and The Princess Bride established him as a successful big screen celebrity.
Some of his breakthrough performances that took him to the new levels of fame included When Harry Met Sally… and City Slickers. Both being classic comedies, earned him commercial and critical acclaim. This widespread success was followed by Forget Paris and Mr. Saturday Night that were written and directed by Crystal himself. Throughout 1990s and 2000s, he starred in a variety of films like Analyze This and Monsters, Inc.
Oscar Hosting to Broadway
His versatility and juvenile appeal also led him to host many live events including the Academy and Grammy Awards ceremonies. Billy Crystal has hosted Oscars nine times for which he also earned several Primetime Emmy Awards. Taking advantage of his vast artistic repertoire, Crystal made his Broadway debut as the lead in a two-act play 700 Sundays.
The play shed light on his life experiences and family bonds and won him a Tony and Drama Desk Award. The play turned out to be an international success as it toured the US and Australia for a series of shows. Crystal will be returning to stage towards the end of this year with his 700 Sundays' shows.
The Billy Crystal Experience
Everyone has seen Billy Crystal on screen but the cheery and lively performances during one of his live shows are worth attending. His alluring persona and vibrancy instantly captures the audiences and turns his shows into an intimate experience for the attendees. Billy Crystal tickets have always been popular with fans as he makes everyone happy whenever he comes on stage. Don't miss any of his live shows taking place in your city.