An Intimate Evening with Jeff Daniels
8 p.m. Thursday, June 25
Lakeside Chautauqua kicks off its first virtual concert of the summer with Emmy Award-winning actor, director and singer/songwriter Jeff Daniels at 8 p.m. (EDT) Thursday, June 25. ‘An Intimate Evening with Jeff Daniels’ is co-presented by Lakeside Chautauqua and its sister Chautauqua, the Bay View Music Festiva l.

Join Daniels online for an evening of original songs and personal stories from his stage and movie career that only he can tell. Following the show, audience members are invited to a 15-30-minute Q&A. Submit questions in advance to .
Access to Virtual Concert
Tickets for Lakeside’s inaugural virtual concert are only $15! Purchase tickets at .
If you're a Lakeside Chautauqua Season Passholder, Daily Passholder for June 25, 2020 or Weekly Passholder that includes June 25, 2020, please complete the online form  for free ‘admission’ to the virtual event. Once your account has been verified, you'll receive a link from CrowdCast prior to the show. Only one access code needed per household. Limited number of free access codes available; first-come, first-served. For questions, contact (419) 798-4461, ext. 342 or .
More about Jeff Daniels
Daniels spent his childhood in Chelsea, Mich., and attended the drama school at Eastern Michigan University.

After appearing in films like “Terms of Endearment” (1985) and “The Purple Rose of Cairo” (1985), Daniels departed from dramatic roles in his performance alongside Jim Carrey in “Dumb and Dumber” (1994). It was one of his most commercially successful films. His other notable roles on the big screen include “Pleasantville” (1998), “The Squid and the Whale” (2005) and “Steve Jobs” (2015).

In addition to his work in film, Daniels has found great success in television. Starring as Will McAvoy in Aaron Sorkin’s HBO drama series “The Newsroom” (2012-2014) earned him the Primetime Emmy Award for Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2012. He would be nominated for the same award in 2013 and 2014.

His other critically acclaimed performances for television include Hulu’s miniseries “The Looming Tower” (2017) and Netflix’s western miniseries “Godless” (2017).

Daniels is also known for his work on the stage. His performances in  Gods of Carnage  (2009) and  Blackbird  (2016) were met with critical praise. Most recently, Daniels received a third Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Play following his 2018-2019 turn as Atticus Finch in the Aaron Sorkin stage adaptation of  To Kill a Mockingbird.

On top of these performances, Daniels also writes for the stage. Over a dozen of his plays have been performed at the Purple Rose Theatre Company, a nonprofit stage company in Chelsea, Mich., that he founded in 1991. The theatre’s focus is on developing new creative work based on life in the Great Lakes Basin—places just like Lakeside Chautauqua.

Some of the theatre’s funding comes from the proceeds of Daniels’s music career. He has six full-length albums:  Jeff Daniels Live and Unplugged, Jeff Daniels Live at The Purple Rose Theater, Grandfather's Hat, Keep It Right Here, Together Again, and  Days Like These.
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