Christine Ebersole is a Tony Award winner for her roles in Grey Gardens and 42nd Street. Her Broadway appearances include The Best Man, Dinner at Eight, Steel Magnolias, Oklahoma, and the recent revival of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit.
Ebersole has appeared in many hit movies including Amadeus, Tootsie, Richie Rich, Black Sheep, Dead Again, Ghost Dad, True Crime, My Girl 2, and Confessions of a Shopaholic. She has an extensive list of television credits including recent appearances on Retired at 35, Royal Pains, Ugly Betty, Law and Order SVU, Boston Legal, Samantha Who,and Will and Grace. In concert, Ebersole has appeared in numerous halls throughout the country. Most recently, she performed in the concert version of the operas The Grapes of Wrath at Carnegie Hall. Previously, Ms. Ebersole participated in the Opening Night Gala of Carnegie Hall’s 118th Season. In televised concerts, she has often appeared on PBS, including her star turns in Ira Gershwin at 100: A Celebration at Carnegie Halland The Rodgers & Hart Story: Thou Swell, Thou Witty. A recording artist as well, Ms. Ebersole has released such albums as: Christine Ebersole: Live at the Cinegrill, In Your Dreams, Sunday in New York, and the newly released Christine Ebersole Sings Noel Coward.
Called “the Groucho of the violin” by Tony Bennett and “a perfect musician” by jazz guitar legend, Bucky Pizzarelli, Aaron Weinstein is quickly earning a reputation as one of the finest jazz musicians of his generation. As a featured soloist, Aaron has performed at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Wolftrap Center for the Performing Arts, Birdland, Blue Note, the Iridium, and abroad at jazz festivals in England, France, Switzerland, Iceland, and Israel. Aaron has performed and recorded with an array of jazz icons including: Les Paul, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Scott Hamilton, Dick Hyman, Dave Frishberg, Ken Peplowski, Houston Person, Jon Hendricks, and Annie Ross as well as New York Pops founder/conductor, Skitch Henderson. He has written arrangements for artists including Michael Feinstein, Christine Ebersole, Janis Siegel, Billy Stritch, and Hilary Kole. Aaron is a New York Nightlife Award winner and graduate of the Berkley College of Music where he was awarded a full four-year talent-based scholarship. With the release of his Arbors Records debut, A Handful of Stars, (called “the rebirth of the hot jazz violin” by journalist, Nat Hentoff) Aaron became the youngest jazz musician to have recorded as leader for this prestigious traditional jazz record label. His newest release, Blue Too, is a duo with John Pizzarelli, also available on Arbors Records. In addition to performing and arranging, Aaron is also a bow tie rights activist.
Part of Cape May Stage’s acclaimed Second Stage Broadway Series, Strings Attached willrun Monday, July 30th at 8 p.m. at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse at the corner of Bank & Lafayette Streets in downtown Cape May. Tickets are $50, and include an after party at the Wine Bar at the Washington Inn, Cape May’s new hip, relaxing, contemporary meeting place at the corner of Washington and Jefferson Streets. There, you’ll have a chance to mingle with Ms. Ebersole and Mr. Weinstein, while enjoying delicious complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a well-stocked cash bar. Call (609) 884-1341 for reservations and information or visit the theatre’s website, www.capemaystage.org.
Cape May Stage’s Second Stage Series is presented through the gracious support of Chris and Dave Clemans.