Ana Gasteyer to Join Seth Rudetsky for Broadway @ NOCCA in March
Ana Gasteyer is best known for her incomparable work on "Saturday Night Live." During her six year stint, she created some of the most famous SNL characters including middle school music teacher Bobbie Moughan-Culp, NPR radio host Margaret Jo, Lilith Fair poetess Cinder Calhoun, as well as spot-on impressions of Martha Stewart, Celine Dion and Hillary Rodham Clinton. She returned to SNL as Margaret Jo in "NPR'S Delicious Dish" and the now infamous "Muffin Top" sketch with Betty White, which Gasteyer created and wrote. Most recently she appeared on the star-studded SNL 40 television special with Will Ferrell, where they brought back their hilariously awkward music teachers Marty Culp and Bobbi Mohan-Culp. On March 28 at 7:30 PM she joins the Broadway @ NOCCA series for one show only, with pianist and host Seth Rudetsky in-concert for an evening of comic hilarity, stories and songs. For tickets please visit the Broadway @ NOCCA website or call 800-838-3006.
On stage, Ana Gasteyer made her triumphant Broadway debut as Columbia in The Rocky Horror Show." Since then, Gasteyer earned raves as Elphaba in "Wicked" on Broadway, and originated the role for the Chicago production, earning a Jefferson Award nomination.
Other New York theater credits include the Tony-nominated Broadway productions of "The Royal Family" directed by Doug Hughes, "The Threepenney Opera" with Alan Cumming and Jim Dale, Eve Ensler's acclaimed Off-Broadway hit "The Vagina Monologues," and Manhattan Theatre Club's hit production of "Kimberly Akimbo" by celebrated playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. Ana also she starred as Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl" at the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera.
Recently, Gasteyer starred to rave reviews as Fosca in Gary Griffin's production of Sondheim's "Passion" at The Chicago Shakespeare Theater, earning a Jefferson Award nomination for her performance. She also co-starred in the one-night-only star-studded Actors Fund benefit concerts of "Funny Girl," "Hair," and "A Centennial Celebration of Frank Loesser." Ana can be heard on the Actor's Fund Recording of Hair and the Reefer Madness Soundtrack. Other theatrical credits include the national tour of "The Real Live Brady Bunch," as well as productions of "The Odyssey" and "The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci," both directed by Mary Zimmerman. Prior to joining SNL, Gasteyer honed her comedy skills at The Groundlings, the famed Los Angeles improv-sketch comedy group.
On film, Ana has been seen in "Dare," "Mean Girls," "The Women," "What Women Want," "Woman On Top," "Dick," and "What's The Worst That Could Happen?" Other television credits include "The Good Wife," "Chuck," Showtime's "Reefer Madness," "Frasier," "Just Shoot Me," "3rd Rock from the Sun," "NYPD Blue," "Mad About You," "Law & Order," "Party of Five," "Seinfeld" (the "Soup Nazi" episode), as well as guest hosting "The Late Show with Craig Kilborn," "Live with Regis" and "The Rosie O'Donnell Show." She has been seen recently in the Tyler Perry produced film "We The Peeples" opposite Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier, Melvin Van Peebles and Diahann Carroll, and in HBO's hit series "Curb Your Enthusiasm" opposite Larry David. Ana joined Seth Rudetsky for the first-ever live filming of his popular Playbill "Obsessed" video series this month, along with fellow Broadway stars Megan Hilty and Ramin Karimloo.
Seth Rudetsky is the afternoon host on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio's ON BROADWAY as well as the host of SETH SPEAKS on Sirius/XM Stars. As a pianist, Seth has played for more than a dozen Broadway shows including Ragtime, Les Miz and Phantom. He was the Artistic Producer/Music Director for the first five annual Actors Fund Fall Concerts including "Dreamgirls" with Audra McDonald (recorded on Nonesuch Records) and "HAIR" with Jennifer Hudson (recorded on Ghostlight Records, Grammy Nomination). In 2007 he made his Broadway acting debut playing Sheldon (singing "Magic to Do" in a devastating unitard) in "The Ritz" directed by Joe Mantello for The Roundabout Theater. Off-Broadway he wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed "Rhapsody in Seth" (directed by Peter Flynn) at the Actors Playhouse and has also appeared on TV on "Law & Order: CI" and had a recurring role on "All My Children." As an author, he penned the non-fiction Q Guide To Broadway, the novel Broadway Nights and the recently published My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan (Random House). Broadway Nights is available on Audible.com starring Kristin Chenoweth, Andrea Martin and Jonathan Groff and My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ana Gasteyer and Megan Hilty. Seth played himself on "Kathy Griffin; My Life on the D-List," was the vocal coach on MTV's "Legally Blonde" reality show and starred opposite Sutton Foster in "They're Playing Our Song" for the Actors Fund. Recently, he co-wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed "Disaster!," a 1970's disaster movie musical which is now slated to transfer to Broadway in 2015. Right now, he tours the country performing with Broadway stars like Patti LuPone, Sutton Foster and Audra McDonald. His newest book, Seth's Broadway Diary, was ranked as a number one bestseller on Amazon.com For more info: www.SethTV.com.