Venue: The Bowling Green.

Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci has appeared in over 90 films and countless television shows.  He has performed in more than a dozen plays, on and off Broadway, and has been behind the camera working as a writer, director and producer.

Tucci reached his widest audience yet in the role of Caesar Flickerman in The Hunger Games franchise.  He was more recently seen in Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast alongside Emma Watson, Ewan McGregor, Dan Stevens, Emma Thompson and Ian McKellan, and in Transformers: The Last Knight with Mark Wahlberg and Josh Duhamel.

Tucci has been nominated for an Academy Award – for his performance in Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones – and won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his starring role in the TV movie Winchell.  He received another Golden Globe for his portrayal of Lt. Colonel Adolf Eichmann in HBO’s Conspiracy.

His film Final Portrait, which he wrote and directed, debuted at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival and stars Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer and Tony Shalhoub and recounts the story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti.

Stanley’s theater work includes Frankie & Johnny in the Claire de Lune, The Iceman Cometh, Brighton Beach Memoirs and The Misanthrope.

A keen chef, he has wrote the New York Times Best Seller The Tucci Cookbook –  published in 2012 – and the follow-up The Tucci Table: Cooking with Family and Friends, in 2014.

He was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children, for “The One and Only Shrek” which he will be reading at the festival.