This week, Ira Sternberg spoke with John O’Hurley, performing a 90-minute retrospective on songs from The Great American Songbook (along with musings from his eclectic life and career) at the Italian American Club April 13. In this episode of Talk About Las Vegas, John talks about growing up surrounded by the melodies of the Great American Songbook; how he knew he was an actor at age three; the most impactful song of his life; the night he met Frank Sinatra and what he learned from him about stage presence; why his one-man show has many laughs, but only one tear; how he has lived his career listening to his imagination; why he’s earned the right to be silent; and why he wants his audience to consider their time with him as well spent.
John is known for his portrayal of “J. Peterman”… ‘actor, author, musician, host, business man, cartoon voice. The Seventh Most Interesting Man in the World, and just another Bozo on the bus.’