The College of Musical Arts will host “An Evening with Nancy Giles,” a comedian, actress and contributor to “CBS Sunday Morning,” at 8 p.m. Aug. 27 in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.
Open to the public, the free, BGSU Welcome Week event is part of the Hansen Musical Arts Series, created by Dorothy E. and DuWayne Hansen. Alumni and friends of the College of Musical Arts and BGSU, they are supporting Giles’ appearance and residency, which will also include visits with students in music, theatre and the campus Arts Village.
On the Peabody Award-winning “CBS Sunday Morning,” Giles voices her opinions on a number of topics, from politics and race to plus-sized women and even Janet Jackson’s infamous “wardrobe malfunction.”
As an actress, she has appeared in a variety of movies—Clint Eastwood’s “True Crime” and Penny Marshall’s “Big” among them—along with TV shows such as “Law and Order,” “Spin City” and the Emmy Award-winning drama “China Beach.” She has also appeared in theater roles in New York and Chicago and, as a comedian, was a member of the Second City cast and performs on the stand-up circuit. Giles is currently working on a book based on her stand-up material, essays and her life experiences.
Her BGSU appearance is the seventh in the Hansen series, which began with a visit by Sesame Street’s Bob McGrath in 2003. Subsequent guests have included Broadway performer Craig Schulman in 2004, trumpeter Terrance Blanchard in 2007 and conductor Benjamin Zander last year.
Established in 1996, the Dorothy E. and DuWayne Hansen Musical Arts Series Fund brings representatives of the musical and creative arts to Bowling Green to share their talent and knowledge with students and community residents. DuWayne Hansen is also a former chair of the music education department in the College of Musical Arts.
For more information about “An Evening with Nancy Giles,” contact the Moore box office at 2-8171.