Lily Tomlin, one of the country’s pre-eminent comedians who has distinguished herself in television, films, theater, concerts and recordings, will play the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
Tomlin will perform June 13, according to today’s announcement from the Kauffman.
Tomlin’s career has covered a huge swath of the entertainment industry, beginning with her 1966 TV debut on “The Garry Moore Show.” She later was part of the cast on “Laugh-In,” where she introduced her stable of characters, including Ernestine the telephone operator and the devilish Edith Ann.
Tomlin won Tony Awards for her Broadway show, “Appearing Nitely,” and Jane Wagner’s “The Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe.” She also claimed seven Emmy Awards. Her album, “This is a Recording,” won a Grammy.
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Tomlin’s film career includes Robert Altman’s “Nashville” as well as “The Late Show,” “Nine to Five” and “The Incredible Shrinking Woman.” She has also appeared on a range of TV series, including “Murphy Brown,” “The West Wing,” “Desperate Housewives” and “Web Therapy.”