Jimmy Osmond began his 50 year show business career at the age of three. He was the first in his family to receive a gold record at five years old. Collectively, Jimmy as a solo artist and with his family, share 59 gold and platinum records and other prestigious entertainment awards. In 1972, Jimmy occupied the prestigious Christmas Number One spot with “Long Haired Lover From Liverpool.” It was the biggest selling single of the year and went on to spend a staggering 27 weeks in the charts. This hit also put Jimmy in the Guinness Book of Records as the youngest person ever to top the UK charts – a record he still holds to this day.
Jimmy still enjoys making and producing music today with his latest release being “Moon River & Me.” Jimmy has also had the opportunity to preform in musical theater including everything from playing Teen Angel in “Grease” on the West End, to Billy Flinn in the play “Chicago,” to Captain Hook in the British Panto “Peter Pan,” and many more.
Over the years, Jimmy has also appeared on numerous television shows and reality programs including, “Fame,” “Love Boat,” ITV’s “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!,” as well as “Celebrity Family Fortunes,” “Celebrity Come Dine With Me,” “Popstar to Operastar,” and most recently, “Celebrity Master Chef.”
Jimmy enjoys producing as well as performing, and has produced many live shows and events all over the world. He is an award-winning producer for BBC, PBS, ABC and The Disney Channel.
Jimmy purchased the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center in Branson, Missouri from Andy’s family in 2014. Honoring Andy’s wish that he keep his legacy going, in 2015 Jimmy debuted the productions, “Moon River and Me” and the “Andy Williams Christmas Extravaganza.” The shows pay tribute to his mentor and lifelong friend, whose television show gave the entire Osmond family a platform to launch their careers. In addition to performance dates at the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center, both of these shows are currently being taken on tour in both the U.S. and throughout the U.K.
Jimmy is an advocate for children’s literacy, is Chairman of the Osmond Foundation, and was a member of the board of trustees for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals for 25 years.
Charlie Green – An English-Filipino singer from Droitwich, Worcestershire, England. Green is best known for appearing on the second series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2008, where he was referred to by Simon Cowell as a “star.” After the show, Green signed a record deal with Star Records and released his debut album, Charlie Green. He has since toured the U.S. and embarked on promotional tours in Asia, and joined the cast of Moon River & Me when it debuted at the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center in Branson, Missouri in 2015. Charlie has had a love of music of legendary crooners, such as Andy Williams, and sings the songs that made Andy famous with an uncanny style that will take listeners back to the days of Andy Williams.
Special Guests (varies with performance dates):
Magical Dancing – Pasha and Aliona are a world-class adagio team, but that is not where their artistry ends. Their professional edge required them to master several disciplines simultaneously; dance, acrobatics and the art of illusion. Prior to establishing a solo act, this couple trained and preformed in the most prestigious companies such as, Bolshoi Ballet and Moiseyev State Academic Dance Company in Moscow Russia. They have appeared on several television shows and have traveled and performed around the globe. From South Africa to Asia to Europe to the United States…concert halls to theatres. Innovation and extraordinary talent make Pasha and Aliona a one of kind act throughout the world.
Comedy Ventriloquist Steve Hewlett – A finalist from the seventh season of Britain’s Got Talent, Steve has been a ventriloquist since the age of 12. For over 25 years, Steve says, “I have entertained hundreds of thousands of people from 1 – 103 year olds, from Basingstoke, UK to Perth Down Under, in front of Lords, Ladies, MP’s, Royalty, Celebrities and more.”
U.K. performances also includes:
Emily Penny – A member of Jump!, one of the U.K.’s premier party showbands, Emily Penny has worked alongside, The Osmonds, Gareth Gates, Chico, Andy Abraham and Shane Richie Jr. Emily’s fast moving energetic solo cabaret shows are always in constant demand throughout the U.K. with unrivaled vocals, stage presence and personality that audiences instantly warm to.