Photo Flash: Cheyenne Jackson Makes Birdland Debut with Christine Ebersole
Last night, the Broadway at Birdland concert series presented Broadway/television leading man Cheyenne Jackson on the stage of the historic music room for the first of two shows. The second show will take place tonight, Monday, December 2, at 9:15pm. This is the New York celebration for his recently-released album, "I''m Blue, Skies." Check out a look back at the evening below!
Cheyenne's special musical guest for both concerts is the two-time Tony-winning actress/singer Christine Ebersole. Last night's starry sold-out audience included his "30 Rock" co-star Rachel Dratch, MSNBC TV journalist Thomas Roberts and frequent musical collaborator Michael Feinstein.
Cheyenne was thrilled to be performing this brand new show at Birdland, along with long-time musical director Ben Toth. The show will include original songs from his new album, "I''m Blue, Skies," as well as classics from his acclaimed one-man show "Music of the Mad Men Era," which sold out Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center.
Jackson is a multi-talented actor, singer and songwriter, and has just released an album of original music called "I''m Blue, Skies." In 2012 he released his first three singles "Drive," the Top 40 hit "Before You," and "Don''t Wanna Know," all produced by Thomas "Tawgs" Salter. Combining stage, film, television, and concerts, Cheyenne continues to have one of the most diverse careers in entertainment. He was recently seen in Steven Soderbergh''s "Behind The Candelabra" with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, and will next be seen starring opposite Gena Rowlands in the feature film "Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks" in early 2014. Cheyenne has appeared in a number of films, including the 2006 Academy Award-nominated "United 93," "The Green" opposite Julia Ormond and Ileana Douglas, "Price Check" with Parker Posey, and "Lola Versus." Upcoming 2014 films include "Lucky Stiff" with Jason Alexander and the late Dennis Farina, "Beautiful Now, Opening Night" opposite Anthony Rapp, "Mutual Friends," Neil LaBute's new miniseries "Full Circle," with David Boreanaz, Kate Walsh, Tom Felton, Julian Mahon and Ally Sheedy, and "Love Is Strange," opposite John Lithgow, Marisa Tomei, and Alfred Molina.
On & Off Broadway, Cheyenne has starred in The Performers, 8, Finian''s Rainbow (Drama Desk nomination), Damn Yankees, Xanadu (Drama League, Drama Desk nominations) The Agony & the Agony, All Shook Up (Theater World Award, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle nomination) the premiere cast of Altar Boyz, Aida, Thoroughly Modern Millie, On The 20th Century, and The 24 Hour Plays. On television, Cheyenne was seen on NBC''s "30 Rock" portraying series regular Danny Baker, and recently portrayed Dustin Goolsby, the new coach of Vocal Adrenaline on the hit Fox TV series "Glee." Other television credits include "Family Practice," "Life on Mars," "Ugly Betty," "It Takes a Village," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Local Talent," "Mockingbird Lane," and "The Onion News Empire."
Photos by Stephen Sorokoff
Jim Caruso, Cheyenne Jackson
Judith Freemanzon, Eda Sorokoff
Steve Bargonetti, Cheyenne Jackson, Ben Toth