Christine Ebersole & Billy Stritch Play Birdland, 12/5-8
Christine Ebersole and Billy Stritch perform at the Boulton Center for the Performing Arts.
Christine Ebersole and Billy Stritch present their Holiday Show at Birdland Jazz Club.Christine Ebersole last graced Broadway stages with her tour-de-force dual-role performance as both 'Little' Edie Beale and Edith Bouvier Beale in the critically-acclaimed musical Grey Gardens, for which she won universal critical raves and the 2007 Tony Award® for Best Actress in a Musical, her second in this category. Ben Brantley of The New York Times called it, "Possibly the greatest performance I've ever seen in a musical."
In addition to her reputation as one of the leading ladies of the Modern Stage, she has also taken Hollywood by storm, in feature films including classics like Amadeus and Tootsie, and as a cast member of the 1981-82 season of NBC's Saturday Night Live.
One of the premier pianists and singers on the New York jazz and cabaret scene, Billy Stritch made his Broadway debut in the 2001 Tony®-winning revival of 42nd Street and continues to dazzle audiences in nightclubs and concert halls around the world. A "musician with chameleon-like skills" who "sings and plays the piano with real drive" (The New York Times), Stritch is also a gifted composer, who continues a longtime association with Liza Minnelli, as a producer and arranger of her work. He performed onstage in Liza's at the Palace on Broadway, which opened December 2nd, 2008 and ran through January 4th, 2009.For more information, visit www.christineebersole.com or www.billystritch.com.