Jane Krakowski Releases 'Laziest Girl in Town' Solo Album 7/15; Cover Art Revealed!
On July 15, 2010 Jane Krakowski will release her debut solo album, 'Laziest Girl in Town' (out by DRG), a live recording of the actress' recent Feinstein's concert. Today, the album art has been revealed, and features the beauty relaxing on satin sheets.
Krakowski's debut album features songs popularized by the female performers who have inspired her, including Anita O’Day, Ann-Margret and Eartha Kitt. There are, however, a couple of detours: the Sesame Street favorite, "Rubber Ducky" and an offbeat "Drug medley" of "When I Get Low, I Get High" and "Wacky Dust". She also includes a contemporary twist with a brilliantly updated version of Rodgers & Hart’s "Zip" called "Tweet" with special lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The quintet includes: Michael Kosarin as music director, arranger and piano.
Emmy nominated Jane Krakowski currently stars as "Jenna Maroney" in NBC's Emmy Award-winning "30 Rock," a workplace comedy where the workplace exists behind-the-scenes of a live variety show. Krakowski, along with the "30 Rock" cast, won the 2008 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. She was nominated for a 2009 Emmy for the role.
The New Jersey-born beauty is an accomplished actress, dancer and singer with numerous awards and credits to her name from film, theatre and television. She won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics awards for her stunning and sultry portrayal of "Carla" in Broadway's Nine opposite Antonio Banderas, and won an Olivier Award while starring in Guys and Dolls with Ewan McGregor in London's West End. She earned her first Tony nomination for her work in the production of Grand Hotel, and has also starred in Company, Once Upon A Mattress, Tartuffe and Starlight Express. Recently, Krakowski starred in Encores revival of Damn Yankees opposite Sean Hayes.
During her five-year stint on the Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG award-winning series "Ally McBeal," she received a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of "Elaine Vassal." Other television credits include appearances on NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Everwood."
Making her film debut as "Cousin Vickie" in National Lampoon's Vacation with Chevy Chase, Krakowski has also starred alongside Jude Law in Alfie, and in Pretty Persuasion with Evan Rachel Wood and James Woods. In addition to lending her voice to the animated film Open Season from Sony Pictures, she co-starred, opposite Abigail Breslin, in the family film Kit Kittredge: All American Girl, and in the NBC Christmas Special "Muppets: Letters to Santa." She next appeared in the Universal feature, Vampires Kiss, from director Paul Weitz.
In addition to singing on several original Broadway cast recordings and the "Ally McBeal" Christmas episode compilation CDs, Krakowski recorded the hit single track "You" with Jim Brickman on his album Lovesongs and Lullabies.