For 33 years, Thunder Bay, Ontario native and University of Toronto educated Paul Shaffer served as David Letterman’s musical director and sidekick. Shaffer began his career in 1972 as musical director of the Toronto production of “Godspell.” He played piano in “The Magic Show” on Broadway in 1974, before spending the next five years with the original “Saturday Night Live,” where he played keyboards, composed special musical material and, in 1980, became a featured performer.
Shaffer holds two honorary doctorate degrees and was awarded a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. In 2008, Paul received the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest civilian honour.
Paul Shaffer lives in the New York area with his wife and two children.
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Dessert reception following the program. Kashruth observed.