Linehan Foundation beneficiary Paul Nolan opens on Broadway in Jesus Christ Superstar


The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation congratulates actor Paul Nolan on the opening of Jesus Christ Superstar on Broadway March 22.

Nolan, who stars as Jesus, received financial support from the Foundation when he attended the Stratford Conservatory.

“Our philosophy is to recognize, support the training of, assist in finding work for, and promoting actors early in their careers,” said Foundation Director Michael A. Levine. “We could see Paul’s star potential early on and we’re proud to salute him as he reaches his goals.”

Media enquiries about the Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation

Chris Vajcner, Director, Communications & Revenue Development, National Screen Institute or 204-957-2998

About Brian Linehan

Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Linehan’s lengthy interviews with such Hollywood icons as Barbra Streisand and Paul Newman made him even more celebrated when CityLightswas syndicated around the world. After the series was cancelled in 1989 he hosted several award shows and network specials before returning to the small screen in 1996 with a self-titled interview show. Diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2002, he donated his personal files including 30 years worth of research material, correspondence, photographs and recordings to TIFF’s reference library. Sadly, Brian passed away in 2004.

About The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation

The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation was established from the proceeds of the estate of the late Brian Linehan, one of Canada’s great journalists and on-air interviewers. Brian left his entire estate for the purpose of creating a star system in Canada including training, providing work opportunities and promoting young Canadians of exceptional talent. To date, its range of activities have included support for various programs at the National Screen Institute, scholarships at Humber College, support of the Soulpepper Academy, the Company Theatre, TIFF, the Canadian Film Centre, CanStage, Company Theatre, Republic of Doyle, Sheridan College and Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Foundation advisory board members are Michael A. Levine (Director), Marcia Martin, George Anthony, Maxine Quigley and Arthur Weinthal.

Photo by David Leyes