Jeffrey Lyons has reviewed more than 15,000 movies, 900 Broadway and off-Broadway plays, interviewed nearly 500 actors, written or co-authored six books, co-hosted three national movie review shows on PBS, MSNBC and the NBC stations, and received two honorary degrees so far. He’s lectured at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., and four times at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, and has enjoyed a career on television and radio spanning 42 years.
A Red Carpet Evening to Remember
Imagine growing up in a home where dinner parties included the likes of Ernest Hemingway, Sir Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Marc Chagall, John Steinbek, Salvador Dalí, Joe DiMaggio, and many more. Such was the life of Jeffrey Lyons, whose father, Leonard Lyons wrote the iconic “The Lyons Den” column in the New York Post between 1934 and 1974. For four decades, he provided readers with dazzling stories of glamorous evenings with the stars six days a week. Jeffrey Lyons brings those stories to life in addition to his own stories interviewing some of today’s most admired celebrities such as Clint Eastwood, Dame Judi Dench, James Earl Jones, Sir Ben Kingsley, Dame Helen Mirren, Robin Williams, Sir Anthony Hopkins and many more. Jeffrey Lyons is also a nationally-known movie critic, and has reviewed 15,000 films; more than any other critic in the business. This special evening with Jeffrey Lyons will be a Red Carpet event to remember, as he shares anecdotes and film clips with the audience that will make them feel as if they mingled with the stars! (**Extra Bonus: Jeffrey shares a 4min video of home movies of his family mingling with the stars.)
Out of Left Field
When it comes to timeless and engaging baseball trivia, Jeffrey Lyons’ knowledge is unparalleled as he has meticulously researched these factoids through the annals of America’s pastime, and published them in three baseball trivia books he co-wrote with his brother, as well as having co-written a book with former Yankee Jim Leyritz entitled, Catching Heat. Jeffrey has been called upon for his unique, engaging and entertaining baseball knowledge four times by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, and he has also spoken on this topic at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.
With over four decades of experience as a film and theater critic as well as interviewer of almost every major film and broadway star, Jeffrey Lyons' breadth of knowledge in entertainment is unparalleled. He is the nationally-known movie critic who created and co-hosted REEL TALK, television's highest-rated movie review show from 2005-2009, which ran on 154 NBC stations. He served as WNBC's film and theater critic for 13 years, where his reviews were fed to all 200 NBC stations. And he was the co-host of the popular PBS series Sneak Previews from 1982-9696. Since 1999, his interviews were conducted on the set of REEL TALK while he was at NBC. No other film critic was afforded this privilege by movie studios and actors' representatives.
He has interviewed everyone from Clint Eastwood to Dame Judi Dench, James Earl Jones, Penelope Crúz (in English and Spanish for Telemundo), Javier Bardem and Antonio Banderas (also in Spanish); Sir Michael Caine, Sir Ben Kingsley, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Helen Mirren, Seth Rogen, Robin Williams Sir Anthony Hopkins, to name just a few.