Muse Watson, '71, Acting for a Good Cause
Award Winning Actor Muse Watson Will Join Benjamin Bratt and Amy Brenneman On Stage As Style For Smiles and The CHIME Institute Present Night At The Theatre With A Special Performance by Stephen Stills
Los Angeles, CA ~ Muse Watson, a veteran of film and television, gained international recognition for over 52 movie roles including “Ben Willis” in the I Know What You Did Last Summer films, “Drifter” in Sommersby with Richard Gere and Jodie Foster, “Hank Corrigan” in Something To Talk About with Julia Roberts and Robert Duvall, and “Henry Andrews” in Rosewood with Jon Voight. Muse most recently won Best Actor as “Sam” in A Christmas Snow, one of 2010's favorite holiday movies. Watson is also well known for his notorious television characters “Mike Franks” in TV's #1 Drama NCIS and “Charles Westmoreland” in the People's Choice Award-winner and Emmy and Golden Globes-nominated Prison Break.
Watson is dedicated to making a difference, and is proud to be joining fellow actors Benjamin Bratt and Amy Brenneman for a fundraiser to benefit four diverse charitable organizations supporting children and their families. Night At The Theatre is the name of the event that unites these great actors on stage for an exhilarating night of story-telling. Stephen Stills (Crosby, Stills & Nash) will make a special appearance to top off the night's performances.
"We've been involved with the CHIME Institute for over 7 years now and not only believe in what they do but have seen the results. CHIME is an inspiration to anyone who believes that children of all abilities should be valued, educated and nurtured."
The event will take place on Saturday February 26, 2011 at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, CA. Cocktails and dinner will be served from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Performance starts at 7:45pm. For more information call Style for Smiles at 310-598-6386 or visit www.styleforsmiles.org.
This event is an integral part of raising awareness and an appeal for donations to help these organizations:
CHIME Institute is a fully inclusive setting where children of all abilities are valued, educated and nurtured. Disabled and non-disabled children are educated in the same environment striving for academic excellence and conscious citizenship.
MADISONS Foundation provides free, updated, parent friendly information, resources, and services for families all over the world who have children suffering from rare pediatric diseases.
The Children's Lifesaving Foundation is dedicated to positively changing the lives of at-risk and shelter-housed homeless children and their families. By creating powerful educational and recreational opportunities, the CL enables these young people, and their families, to reach their full potential as vital members of the community.
Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center is one of LA’s oldest non-profit health care institutions. EPFMC’s comprehensive healthcare and educational programs reflect its commitment to addressing the complicated needs of young children and their families.
Equally comfortable on the theater stage as he is in front of the camera, Muse Watson first gained notice with strong performances on stage that helped pave the way for a feature film and television career. His diverse roles in Sommersby, Something to Talk About, Assassins, and Rosewood brought him mainstream recognition but it was the villainous "Ben Willis" in the trendy thriller I Know What You Did Last Summer films and "C.W." in From Dusk Till Dawn 2 that propelled him into the limelight as a chameleonic actor. He made equally impressionable appearances in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Sundance Film-Festival award-winner Songcatcher. Watson recently won Best Actor at the Trail Dance Film Festival for his extraordinary performance as “Sam” in A Christmas Snow, 2010's favorite holiday movie. His upcoming film The Lamp will be released in the Fall of 2011 and he has just completed filming Meeting Evil with Samuel Jackson. In November 2011, Watson will reprise his role as “Sam” in A Christmas Snow onstage at the Starlite Theatre in Branson, Mo.
Transitioning to the small screen, Watson delivered stellar performances in a variety of roles as a guest star on Criminal Minds, CSI, Ghost Whisperer, The Mentalist, Castle, Saturday Night Live, and many others, with memorable recurring roles as "Mike Franks" in TV's number one drama NCIS and "Charles Westmoreland" in the Emmy and Golden Globes-nominated and People's Choice Award-winner Prison Break. For more information on Muse Watson: www.MuseWatson.com
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