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Fri January 17, 2014

Pittsburgh Native John Davidson Seeks Out Challenging Characters

John Davidson plays the Wizard in the touring Broadway musical, Wicked
Credit Katie Blackley / 90.5 WESA

Many 1970s TV viewers remember Pittsburgh native John Davidson as a game show emcee, or as one of the guest hosts for Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show.

But Davidson actually got his start in showbiz on Broadway in the early 1960s. And now after many years of making a name for himself on the small screen, he's back on stage playing the part of the Wizard in Wicked. 

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