EARLY WORD: The Woodman Cometh


LIVE NATION: Live Nation welcomes Nick Offerman to the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, PA on Tuesday, September 3 at 8pm. Tickets Go On Sale This Friday, May 17th at 10am. The show will also feature music by Nancy & Beth (Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt). Best known for his role as Ron Swanson on NBC’s critically acclaimed Parks & Recreation¸ Nick Offerman’s humor has made him a fixture in television culture. On the Emmy-nominated show Parks & Recreation, Offerman works alongside the ensemble cast of Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe, where he is a comedic heavyweight whose role has developed a cult following.  In 2011, he received the Television Critics Association Award for Achievement for his work on Parks & Recreation, after a previous nomination in 2010. Offerman was also nominated for a Critic’s Choice Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for 2011. Offerman was last seen on the big screen in Casa De Mi Padre with Will Ferrell, Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna; and 21 Jump Street with Channing Tatum. He has recently wrapped production for Bob Byington’s upcoming film Somebody Up There Likes Me which Offerman both produced and starred in.  He has recently completed production for the upcoming comedy Gay Dude. Other recent credits include: All Good Things alongside Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst; The Men Who Stare at Goats alongside George Clooney and Kevin Spacey, Adult Swim’s Children’s Hospital, and Taking Chances. Offerman got his start in the Chicago theater community, where he was a founding member of the Defiant Theatre. He worked extensively at Steppenwolf, The Goodman, Wisdom Bridge, and Pegasus Players, among many others. Off-Broadway credits include Adding Machine at The Minetta Lane Theater. In Los Angeles, he is a company member of Evidence Room Theater Company, where he has appeared in many plays.  He is also the recipient of the Joseph Jefferson Citation Award for his performance in The Kentucky Cycle by Robert Schenkkan at Chicago’s Pegasus Players Theatre. He was awarded a second Jefferson Award for the puppets and masks he crafted for The Skriker at the experimental Defiant Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

RELATED: Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller made the jump to live-action with 2012’s ridiculously funny 21 Jump Street, but the duo previously made a name for themselves in the world of animation.  Their feature film debut, 2009’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, is a fantastic blend of absurd humor and genuine heart, and for their 21 Jump Street follow-up Lord and Miller are heading back into animation with The Lego Movie.  The film takes place in the world of Legos and boasts an impressive voice cast that includes Chris Pratt, Nick Offerman, Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, Alison Brie, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, and Morgan Freeman. Steve recently spoke with Offerman at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival for his upcoming film Toy’s House, and the actor took a moment to talk about his voice work in The Lego Movie.  He revealed that he voices a pirate character named Metalbeard, compared the film’s sensibility and universal themes to The Wizard of Oz, and said that the story’s “beautiful message” is what attracted him to the project the most.  MORE