An Evening With Michael Dorn

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An Evening With Michael Dorn
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"An Evening with Michael Dorn"

Tickets: $30, $45, $60 | VIP Ticket Packages Available

Renowned film, television, and stage actor, Michael Dorn will headline “An Evening with Michael Dorn” on Sunday, April 9 at 7 p.m. in the Margeson Theater.

Michael Dorn will share stories from his illustrious career in an “Inside the Actor’s Studio” format hosted by Orlando Shakes Artistic Director Jim Helsinger. After the discussion, audience members will get the opportunity to participate in a brief question and answer session.

A limited number of $250 VIP tickets available and include a private, post-event meet and greet. For more information, please call the Box Office at 407-447-1700 ext. 1.

For Michael Dorn, one of the best things about creating the apex Klingon in an ensemble like the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation was that he got to make up Lt. Cmdr. Worf as he went along. And with the help of great co-stars, great writing and really great prosthetics, he made up one of television’s most memorable and most unexpectedly beloved heroes. Dorn routinely tallied more fan mail than any of the dozens of characters and actors he worked with on 11 seasons of ST:TNG and Deep Space Nine, and in five feature films from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country through Star Trek X: Nemesis. Because although Worf didn’t look or act much like Dorn, he did inherit one of the actor’s basic traits: like Dorn, Worf was almost always the coolest guy in the room.

The other great thing about playing Worf was that when his Star Trek days were over and he hung up his giant forehead for the last time, Dorn could walk the streets without the burden of being recognized by fans and work on other projects without the problem of typecasting.

He’s taken full advantage of that, working steadily in film — Santa Clause 2 & 3, Ted 2, in a hilarious send-up of a sci fi star — and television — Showtime’s Dead Man’s Gun, a recurring role over two seasons of Castle, and three seasons as on-camera host of Discovery’s World of Wonder. And in March, 2017 he returns to the stage, starring in Antony and Cleopatra at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater.

Superbly healthy, the committed vegan plays tennis several times a week both for fun and in charity tournaments. And he remains an avid pilot, collecting and flying vintage Korean War fighter jets.
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By: Orlando Shakes