Tambor and Fierstein will begin performances on Tuesday, February 15 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). Five-time Emmy Award winner Kelsey Grammer and 2010 Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge, the current stars of LA CAGE, will play their final performance on Sunday, February 13.
Jeffrey Tambor made his Broadway debut in 1976 in the comedy Sly Fox, appearing opposite George C. Scott and directed by Arthur Penn. He appeared in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of Measure for Measure that same year. He has remained active in theater, directing Lanford Wilson’s Burn This at the Skylight Theatre in Los Angeles and acting and directing at many regional theatre companies, including the Academy Festival Theatre in Chicago and the Loeb Drama Center at Harvard and in plays by Shakespeare, Molière and Chekhov, as well as contemporary writers. In 2005, he returned to Broadway in David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross, which won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance.
From 1992-1998, Tambor had one of television’s most memorable roles as Hank Kingsley, the self-centered sidekick to talk show host Larry Sanders on HBO’s critically acclaimed “The Larry Sanders Show.” He went on to star for three seasons (2003-2006) in the hilarious Emmy Award-winning FOX sitcom, “Arrested Development,” as twin brothers George Bluth Sr. and Oscar Bluth.
His credits also include appearances on such classic shows as “Taxi,” “Barney Miller,” “Starsky and Hutch,” “Kojak,” “L.A. Law,” “M*A*S*H,” “Hill Street Blues” and “Three’s Company.” The latter led to a series-regular spot on its spin-off, “The Ropers.”
Tambor has appeared in the two Hellboy films, as well as The Hangover, The Invention of Lying, There’s Something About Mary, City Slickers, Miss Congeniality, Dreamchasers, Mr. Mom, Brenda Starr, Radioland Murders, Doctor Dolittle and Pollock. For the feature adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, he played the Mayor of Whoville.
He provided voices for the animated films Tangled and Monsters vs. Aliens, as well as the upcoming Clockwork Girl. Additionally, he was the voice of King Neptune in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.
Tambor continues his recurring role on the HBO hit series “Entourage” and has recently finished filming the features Flypaper, opposite Patrick Dempsey and Ashley Judd, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, with Jim Carrey, For the Love Of Money, Paul and Win Win, which will premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Kasia and their four children. He has been accorded numerous honors for his professional work, including six Emmy nominations and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as being nominated for a Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Comedy Series.