In October 2016, Jody portrayed John Dickinson in Virginia Repertory Theatre’s production of 1776, a musical with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and a book by Peter Stone. He first portrayed Dickinson at the Moonlight Amphitheatre in San Diego, CA to critical and popular acclaim.
The story is based on the events surrounding the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It dramatizes the efforts of John Adams to persuade his colleagues to vote for American independence and to sign the document.
It premiered on Broadway in 1969, earning warm reviews, and ran for 1,217 performances. The production was nominated for five Tony Awards and won three, including the Tony Award for Best Musical. In 1972 it was made into a film adaptation. It was revived on Broadway in 1997.
Jody will appear in Season 3 of Legends and Lies. This 10-part series profiles notable figures in American history through re-enactments, interviews with descendants and historians, and archival photographs, shedding new light on these figures and their stories.
Executive Producer Bill O’Reilly combines his own historic research with the knowledge of leading experts to paint a new picture of the heroes and patriots who shaped America as a nation. From Sam and John Adams to Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, experience the personal struggles of theses iconic characters as they transform a regional conflict into a revolution that will define the United States of America and change the entire history of the world.
Legends and Lies