Peter Gallagher Brings HOW'D ALL YOU PEOPLE GET IN MY ROOM? to Segerstrom Tonight

Peter Gallagher Brings HOW'D ALL YOU PEOPLE GET IN MY ROOM? to Segerstrom Tonight

Segerstrom Center for the Arts continues its Cabaret Series tonight, February 13 - 15 with Tony Award-nominated stage, screen and film actor and singer Peter Gallagher making his Center debut in his critically acclaimed cabaret show, How'd All You People Get In My Room?.

In this engaging evening of music and conversation, Gallagher shares real-life stories from his early days as a young actor in New York to working with legends such as Jack Lemmon, Tom Stoppard, Mike Nichols, Robert Altman, Peter O'Toole and more. Performing in Samueli Theater, Gallagher and his band will bring these experiences to life with songs from Broadway, the hit television show The O.C. and classics by Sammy Cahn, Jules Styne, Burt Bacharach and Van Morrison.

Tickets to Peter Gallagher: How'd All You People Get In My Room? start at $79 and are available online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746.

Peter Gallagher is a triple threat who began in theater and progressed into film and television. He made his professional stage debut in the Broadway revival of Hair, followed by his role as Danny Zuko in the original Broadway production of Grease. Additional theater credits include The Corn is Green alongside Cicely Tyson, the Harold Prince production of A Doll's Life, Guys and Dolls (for which he received a Drama Desk nomination), Long Day's Journey Into Night opposite Jack Lemmon (for which he received a Tony Award nomination) and Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing. In 2001, Gallagher starred on Broadway in The Royal National Theatre's hit revival of Noises Off and off-Broadway in The Exonerated in the next year. In 2008, he returned to Broadway in Mike Nichols' production of The Country Girl, which also starred Frances McDormand and Morgan Freeman.

In addition to the stage, Gallagher has amassed a successful film career working alongside some of the best talent in Hollywood dating back to his 1980 screen debut in Taylor Hackford's The Idolmaker. Since then, he has teamed with director Steven Soderbergh three times, first on the groundbreaking independent feature Sex, Lies, and Videotape, which earned Soderbergh and Gallagher international critical acclaim, followed by The Underneath and Fallen Angels. Gallagher also gave memorable performances in such acclaimed films by Robert Altman as The Player and Short Cuts, for which he received a Golden Globe Award, and Mrs. Parker and The Vicious Circle. Gallagher received a Screen Actors Guild Award for his role as Buddy Kane in the Academy Award-winning American Beauty.

Other films include Dreamchild, High Spirits, Bob Roberts, Watch It, The Hudsucker Proxy, While You Were Sleeping, To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday, The Man Who Knew Too Little, Center Stage, Mr. Deeds, Burlesque, Tony Goldwyn's Conviction, Adam and last season's Step Up Revolution.

Gallagher currently stars on television as Arthur Campbell in the international spy drama Covert Affairs. He also starred as SAndy Cohen for four successful seasons on Fox Network's The O.C., during which he first worked with Covert Affairs producers Doug Liman and Dave Bartis. Since then, Gallagher has starred as Dean Koons opposite David Duchovny on the hit Californication, Father Phil on Denis Leary's Rescue Me and Vince on Whitney.

As a singer, Gallagher recorded 7 Days in Memphis for Epic Records and is heard on the soundtracks for Pal Joey, Guys and Dolls, A Doll's Life and others.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is unique as both an acclaimed arts institution and as a multi- disciplinary cultural campus. It is committed to supporting artistic excellence on all of its stages, offering unsurpassed experiences, and engaging the entire community in new and exciting ways through the unique power of live performance and a diverse array of inspiring programs.

Previously called the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Center traces its roots back to the late 1960s when a dedicated group of community leaders decided Orange County should have its own world-class performing arts venue.

As Orange County's largest non-profit arts organization, Segerstrom Center for the Arts owns and operates the 3,000-seat Segerstrom Hall and intimate 250-seat Founders Hall, which opened in 1986, and the 2,000-seat Rene?e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, which opened in 2006 and also houses the 500-seat Samueli Theater, the Lawrence and Kristina Dodge Education Center's studio performance space and Boeing Education Lab. A spacious arts plaza anchors Segerstrom Center for the Arts and is home to numerous free performances throughout the year as part of Segerstrom Center for the Arts' ongoing Free for All series.

The Center presents a broad range of programming each season for audiences of all ages from throughout Orange County and beyond, including international ballet and dance, national tours of top Broadway shows, intimate performances of jazz and cabaret, contemporary artists, classical music performed by renowned chamber orchestras and ensembles, family-friendly programming, free performances open to the public from outdoor movie screenings to dancing on the plaza and many other special events. It offers many education programs designed to inspire young people through the arts. These programs reach hundreds of thousands of students of all ages with vital arts-in-education programs, enhancing their studies and enriching their lives well into the future.

In addition to the presenting and producing institution Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the 14-acre campus also embraces the facilities of two independent acclaimed organizations: Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory and a site designated as the future home of the Orange County Museum of Art.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is also proud to serve as the artistic home to three of the region's major performing arts organizations: Pacific Symphony, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County and the Pacific Chorale, who contribute greatly to the artistic life of the region with annual seasons at Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

Peter Gallagher: HOW'D ALL YOU PEOPLE GET IN MY ROOM? will play Segerstrom Center for the Arts - Samueli Theater Thursday - Saturday, February 13 - 15, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Located at: 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $79. The box office is located at 600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily SCFTA.org or call (714) 556-2787. Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily (714) 556-2746; (714) 755-0236.

Photo Credit: Andrew Brucker

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