Video: Our busy day busking with John Davidson of 'Wicked'

You know John Davidson as a prominent TV game-show host. But he also has an extensive theatrical resume and is currently playing the Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the national touring production of Wicked playing in Denver through July 5.

John DavidsonWe recently spent a day with Davidson, who is perhaps best known for hosting The New Hollywood Squares. In the video above, watch as Davidson took an afternoon to do some busking on Denver’s 16th Street Mall. In the video, he also talks to fellow street performers about their craft. (Video by David Lenk for the DCPA’s NewsCenter.)

We also followed along as Davidson was interviewed by Rick Crandall of KEZW, and as he spent an hour co-hosting the Everyday show on FOX-31 with Kathie J.

Photos by Emily Lozow.

Listen to John Davidson’s radio interview on KEZW:

John Davidson is interviewed by Rick Crandall of Denver radio station KEZW. Push play to listen to the 15-minute interview.

Watch John Davidson co-host Everyday on FOX-31:

John Davidson of Wicked on FOX's 'Everyday' show with Kathie J.

John Davidson co-hosted the Everyday show on KDVR FOX-31 with Kathie J. In this segment, the two talk about Denver’s bike trails and the beauty of the Rocky Mountain National Forest, specifically Grand Lake. To watch, click here.

More about John Davidson:

Broadway: State Fair (Abel), Oklahoma! (Curly – Theater Guild Award). Off-Broadway: High Infidelity and The Fantasticks. National Tour: Wicked (The Wizard). Regional Theater: The Music Man (H. Hill), Camelot (King Arthur), Carousel (Billy), Man Of La Mancha (Cervantes). Television: Hosted “That’s Incredible,” “The New Hollywood Squares,” “One Hundred Thousand Dollar Pyramid,” Sally Field’s husband in “The Girl With Something Extra.” Film: The Walt Disney musicals The Happiest Millionaire and Family Band.

Wicked: Ticket information in Denver:
Through July 5
Buell Theatre
Tickets: 303-893-4100, 800-641-1222 or  BUY ONLINE
Accessibility performance: 2 p.m., June 27

Our recent NewsCenter coverage of Wicked:
Video: Exclusive interview with Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz
Wicked witches stirring up an evening of cabaret on June 15
Daily Wicked lottery makes $25 tickets available to lucky winners
Video, photos: Wicked arrives in Denver: Load-In Day
Interview with the two stars on the show’s ‘Popular’ appeal
Wicked a show for the green girl in all of us
Wicked has bonded mothers and daughters for a decade in Denver

John Davidson busking on Denver's 16th Street Mall. Photo by Emily Lozow.

John Davidson busking on Denver’s 16th Street Mall. Photo by Emily Lozow.

John Davidson busking on Denver's 16th Street Mall. Photo by Emily Lozow.
John Davidson busking on Denver’s 16th Street Mall, a guitar in one hand and a ‘Wicked’ bag in the other. Photo by Emily Lozow.

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *