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Mr. Leslie Jordan will be our comedian entertainer for the evening. Jordan grew up in Chattanooga and has agreed to come back and touch our hearts and our funny bones!

In 1982, Leslie Jordan stepped off a Greyhound bus from the hills of Tennessee, said "hello" to Hollywood and has never looked back. With hundreds of television shows, films and commercials to his credit, he has become a familiar face on the entertainment scene. Leslie has won the 2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his delicious portrayal of "Beverley Leslie" in "Will and Grace." Audiences will recognize him from his performance as "Brother Boy" in the feature film version of Del Shores' adaptation of his play "Sordid Lives'" with Olivia Newton-John, Delta Burke and Beau Bridges. He can also be seen in recurring roles on "Boston Legal," and "Reba." He is starring in the soon-to-be-released feature film "Wanted: Undead or Alive" with Chris Kattan. He will be recurring in the upcoming CW series "Hidden Palms."

On stage, Mr. Jordan won the Ovation Award, The Garland Award and The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his portrayal of "Preston Leroy," the aging, sodden barfly in Del Shores hit play "Southern Baptist Sissies." He continues to perform that role in repertory with "Sordid Lives" at the Zephyr Theater in Los Angeles. The plays tour to Palm Springs, San Diego, Dallas, St. Louis, Nashville and Ft. Lauderdale through the fall of 2006. His autobiographical one-man show "Like a Dog on Linoleum" has been performing to sold-out audiences at the Elephant Asylum in Los Angeles, the Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs, the Bailiwick Theater in Chicago, the 14th Street Playhouse in Atlanta and currently at the Lorraine Hansberry Theater in San Francisco through the end of July.

Mr. Jordan has also enjoyed considerable success as a writer. His play "Hysterical Blindness and Other Southern Tragedies That Have Plagued My Life Thus Far" ran to sold-out houses in Los Angeles and had a successful seven-month run Off-Broadway at the Playhouse on Van Dam in New York. His screenplay "Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel" won the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival's Production Grant Award, winning the competition from over 600 other scripts. Subsequently, it was made into an independent film that is currently being distributed by Northern Arts Entertainment.

Following Jordan’s performance, the stage of the Tivoli Theatre will be open for dancing and a local DJ will spin the latest hits.

Time and Date: 7 p.m. - 12 a.m. on October 14, 2006
Location: The Tivoli Theater Chattanooga, Tennessee

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This article has been republished from Out & About Nashville, and was part of a series of first-person pieces written by the late Bobbi Williams.

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