Las Vegas TV producer and resident Allen Fawcett has starred in four Broadway musicals, including New York productions of “Shenandoah,” “Rex,” “King of Hearts,” and the American premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” playing as Joseph for about nine months in the early 1980s.
From there he went on to host and write 134 episodes of the 1980s comedy lip-sync game show “Puttin on the Hits,” produced by Dick Clark.
Fans of “General Hospital” will recall him as Swedish heartthrob Lars Hansen. And he played Kelly McGrath on “The Edge of Night” soap opera TV show.
Now, Fawcett is reportedly in the process of creating, producing and hosting a Las Vegas-based show titled “Let’s Do Vegas TV,” planned to air mid-summer.
Emmy and Golden Globe winner Kelsey Grammar will receive the first Television Chairman’s Award at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show Television Luncheon on April 20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Best known as the repressed Dr. Frasier Crane from the series “Frasier,” Grammar has also served as producer, executive producer and director on a variety of projects including the NBC series “Medium” and the CW program “Girlfriends”.
The Television Chairman Award was developed to “recognize individuals for a significant breakthrough in one or more specific art disciplines in television.”
K. James Yager, CEO of Barrington Broadcast Group and NAB Television Board chairman, said, “His multifaceted talent makes him the perfect first-time honoree of this award.”
The NAB Show will be April 18 – 23 with events at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Las Vegas Hilton. Exhibits will begin on April 20. NAB Show information is available at http://www.nabshow.com/2009/eventInfo/default.asp