Ep. 46: Tony Nominee Alan Campbell Talks John Ritter, ‘Sunset Boulevard’ and ‘Witness for the Prosecution’
Alan Campbell has had anything but a predictable career. He’s done everything from television to film to Broadway, including starring opposite Glenn Close in the musical Sunset Boulevard, a role for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. This month, North Carolina audiences can see him star in the Judson Theatre production of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution. But that Pinehurst stage is a far cry from his first big acting break on the Three’s Company spinoff Three’s a Crowd starring the late John Ritter. Hear what he has to say about that, one of his favorite theater memories working on Broadway in Mamma Mia!, Agatha Christie, and the secret to sustaining such a long career in the entertainment industry.
Alan Campbell received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance as Joe Gillis in the original Broadway production of Sunset Boulevard. He has also appeared on Broadway as Sam in Mamma Mia! and in Susan Stroman’s Contact. Television audiences know Alan from his five seasons as Derek on Jake and the Fatmanwith William Conrad; from co-starring with John Ritter on the Three’s Company sequel series Three’s a Crowd; and from appearances on Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Homicide: Life on the Streets, and Matlock. Alan’s feature films include Universal’s A Simple Wish with Martin Short, Mara Wilson, and Kathleen Turner; Weekend Warriors directed by Bert Convy, and the recently completed Uncle Frank with Paul Bettany. Visit https://www.alancampbell.net/ for more information.