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Harriman’s Hollywood connection, veteran actor Muse Watson, will perform “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day,” a Dec. 21 holiday concert benefiting the Princess Theatre Foundation.
Watson, who has a home in Harriman, will be accompanied by acclaimed pianist Dr. Eric Littleton.
Littleton is a Harriman native who has a family medical practice in Sevierville.
Tickets are $10 each and are available at Rocky Top General Store in South Harriman and the Harriman Jewelry Exchange.
Call 882-8867 for ticket and show information.
An award-winning actor, Watson’s career has taken him to musical theater, movies and television.
He recently starred in the critically acclaimed stage production, A Christmas Snow.
In November, he was asked to headline Vets For Vets, a stage production in honor of U.S. veterans, where he sang “The Battle Hymn of The Republic.”
Watson first gained notice with several strong performances on stage that helped pave the way for a feature film and television career.
His diverse roles in Sommersby, Something to Talk About, Assassins and Rosewood brought him mainstream recognition, but it was the villainous Ben Willis in the trendy thriller I Know What You Did Last Summer films and From Dusk Till Dawn 2 that propelled him in the limelight as a chameleonic actor.
He made equally impressionable appearances in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Sundance Film Festival award-winner Songcatcher, challenging himself by playing unique characters.
He co-starred with Samuel L. Jackson in the recently released Meeting Evil and in the soon-to-be released horror film, Compound Fracture. The latter stars three of the genre’s most iconic characters: Watson’s Ben Willis; Tyler Mane, Michael Myers in Rob Zombie's Halloween; and Derek Mears, Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th.
Transitioning to the small screen, Watson delivered stellar performances in several made-for-television movies, including Blind Vengeance and Justice in a Small Town.
He also appeared on television in “American Gothic,” “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles,” “Matlock,” “The Lazarus Man,” “JAG,” “Walker: Texas Ranger,” “Ghost Whisperer,” “CSI” and “The Mentalist.”
His most noted TV roles were as Mike Franks in the award-winning drama “NCIS” and as Charles Westmoreland in “Prison Break,” the Emmy- and Golden Globes-nominated and People's Choice award winner.
Littelton was a football letterman and valedictorian of his Harriman High School class.
A graduate of Tennessee Technological University and the University of Tennessee at Memphis, he has pursued his love for the piano since he was 6 years old.
Littleton’s style is simple and molded from nine years of lessons and 45 years of listening to pianists Floyd Cramer, Roger Williams, Jim Brickman, George Winston, Newell Oler, Dino Kartsonakis and John Bayless.
Music is his outlet, and his arrangements of hymns, love songs, Christmas music and original pieces reflect the realities of life for a practicing physician: Life isn’t about how many days we live, but how much we appreciate the one we have today.
Littleton appears regularly at The Partridge and Pear Restaurant in Pigeon Forge, churches, and bed-and-breakfast establishments throughout East Tennessee. He has released four albums and is listed on iTunes.
The Princess Theatre is at 421 N. Roane St., Harriman.
Restored to its crown-jewel status in 2010, the Princess Theatre is a performing arts and education center in the heart of Harriman that includes Channel 15 television station.
The stage was more than doubled in size, and the theater was restored back to its 1930s art deco grandeur.