(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Singer and two-time Tony Award-winning actress Christine Ebersole, whose career ranges from soap operas to Saturday Night Live and from sitcoms to stage to feature films (including Amadeus, Mac and Me, ‘Til There Was You and My Favorite Martian) will perform a cabaret-style evening of American popular standards with a theme of “love and sex” at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center on Friday, August 12 at 8.
The Illinois-born and raised Ebersole got her start in show business on TV’s Ryan’s Hope, and later was a cast member of Saturday Night Live, co-hosting that program’s “Weekend Update” segment with Brian Doyle-Murray and garnering notice for her impersonations of Mary Travers, Cheryl Tiegs, Barbara Mandrell, Diana, Princess of Wales, and Rona Barrett.
Ebersole went on to enjoy numerous guest appearances on TV programs as well as feature film roles, but really made her mark on stage, where her memorable New York stage performances include her Tony Award-winning performance as Dorothy Brock in the smash hit revival 42nd Street, Steel Magnolias, On the Twentieth Century, Oklahoma, Dinner at Eight (Tony and Outer Critics Circle nominations), The Best Man, and the recent revival of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit. In concert, she has appeared in numerous halls throughout the country. Most recently, she performed in the concert version of the opera The Grapes of Wrath at Carnegie Hall.
Ebersole received virtually every Off-Broadway award and her second Tony Award for Leading Actress in a Musical for her “dual role of a lifetime” as Edie Beale and Little Edie Beale in Grey Gardens.
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Great Barrington, Mass
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