Is there anything Joel Grey can’t do? The Tony and Oscar-winning Broadway legend is hard at work on a memoir, tentatively named Master of Ceremonies, reports The New York Times. Set to hit the shelves in 2015, the book will detail Grey's storied career in showbiz, including his starring roles in Cabaret, Wicked, Anything Goes and more. Between directing The Normal Heart, hanging out on the Cabaret set with Liza with a 'Z' and tap dancing with Sutton Foster, the star definitely has a ton of amazing stories to tell.
The book reportedly focuses on “the arc and details of both my work and my personal journey,” Grey told The New York Times. Born Joel Katz, Grey began his career as a child actor in his hometown of Cleveland, and went on to become a young nightclub performer throughout the United States and in London.
Grey made his Broadway debut under the name of “Joel Kaye” in the short-lived musical revue Borscht Capades in 1951. He originated the star-making role of the M.C. (hence the name of the book) in Cabaret in 1966, winning a Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. After appearing in Chicago, Wicked, Anything Goes and more, Grey directed the Tony-winning revival of The Normal Heart, garnering a nomination for Best Direction of a Play.
Onscreen, Grey reprised the role of the M.C. in the 1972 film adaptation of Cabaret, winning an Oscar for his performance. His many additional film and TV roles include Dancer in the Dark, Kafka, Oz, Alias, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins.