Betty Buckley's Shows at Cabaret at the Columbia Club Sell Out
Tony Award winner, Betty Buckley wears the pants in her new show spotlighting traditionally male Broadway songs. Hailed a "witty, powerfully sung female occupation of male territory, waged with good humor and gusto," the show features numbers from Sweeney Todd, West Side Story, Pippin, La Cage Aux Folles and more. Buckley comes to Cabaret at the Columbia Club on Nov. 21 and 22 for two sold-out performances.
Betty Buckley won a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella, the Glamour Cat, in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats. She received her second Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a musical for her performance as Hesione in Triumph of Love, and an Olivier Award nomination for her critically acclaimed interpretation of Norma Desmond in the London production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard, which she repeated to more rave reviews on Broadway.
Her other Broadway credits include 1776, Pippin, Song and Dance, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Carrie. Off-Broadway credits includeWhite's Lies, Lincoln Center's Elegies, the original NYSF production of Edwin Drood, The Eros Trilogy and Juno Swans. Regional credits include Gypsy, Threepenny Opera, Camino Real, Buffalo Gal, and Arsenic and Old Lace. She also starred in the London production ofPromises, Promises.
She co-starred in M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening. Other films include her debut in Brian de Palma's screen version of Stephen King's Carrie, Bruce Beresford's Tender Mercies, Roman Polanski's Frantic, Woody Allen's Another Woman and Lawrence Kasden'sWyatt Earp. On television, Buckley appeared in The Pacific on HBO and in the Kennedy Center Honors in 2006 and 1983. She also starred for three seasons in the HBO series OZ and as Abby Bradford in the hit series Eight Is Enough. She has appeared as a guest star in numerous television series, miniseries and films for television including Evergreen, Roses for the Rich, the CBS series Without A Trace, Law & Order: SVU for NBC and ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars.
Buckley has recorded 16 CD's, among them Bootleg: Boardmixes from the Road, Quntiessence and Betty Buckley 1967 and the Grammy Nominated Stars and the Moon, Betty Buckley Live at the Donmar. Her newest CD Ah, Men! The Boys of Broadway was released by Palmetto Records in August 2012. The CD Ghostlight produced by T-Bone Burnett will be released in 2013 on Palmetto Records. She received her second Grammy nomination for the audio book The Diaries of Adam and Eve.
For over forty years Ms. Buckley has been a teacher of scene study and song interpretation, giving workshops in Manhattan and various universities and performing arts conservatories around the country.
She has been a faculty member in the theatre department of the University of Texas at Arlington, the Terry Schreiber Acting School in New York City and currently teaches in Fort Worth, TX. In 2007, Ms. Buckley was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame and in 2009 she received the Texas Medal of Arts Award for Theater.