|"Seth Rudetsky's Broadway" announces season schedule at The Town Hall...Mueller, Hilty, Miller, and Mitchell to appear|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 06:34 pm EDT 10/10/19|
|SETH RUDETSKY'S BROADWAY
ANNOUNCES SEASON SCHEDULE
MEGAN HILTY, JESSIE MUELLER,
PATINA MILLER, AND BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL
TO APPEAR AT
The Town Hall
123 W. 43rd Street
Producer Mark Cortale and the Town Hall have announced the season schedule for Seth Rudetsky's Broadway, taking place at the Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). Each evening, music director and host Seth Rudetsky welcomes the greatest Broadway performers for an up-close and personal conversation and concert.
The format of each concert is a seamless mix of intimate behind-the-scenes stories prompted by Rudetsky's funny, insightful and revealing questions - and the music from the star's stellar Broadway career.
The schedule is as follows:
MEGAN HILTY + JESSIE MUELLER - December 2, 2019 at 8pm
PATINA MILLER - February 3, 2020 at 8pm
BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL - April 13, 2020 at 8pm
"I'm so excited to be back at the Town Hall," said Seth Rudetsky. "I love working with Stokes whom I first met when I was a rehearsal pianist for Kiss Of The Spiderwoman and who not only is a fantastic singer but also a great humanitarian...and tap dancer! I'm super excited to do my first full-length show with Patina (who will hopefully bring her Tony Award so I can hold it) and I'm such a fan of both Jessie Mueller and Megan Hilty and I'm flipping out that I'm doing a concert with both of them at the same time!"
This series is raising funds for Sandy Hook Promise. For more info visit:
For tickets and information, visit www.thetownhall.org or call (212) 997-6661.
Seth Rudetsky's Broadway is part of The Town Hall's presenting season.
MORE ABOUT SETH RUDETSKY'S BROADWAY:
The roll-call of stars who have graced Seth Rudetsky's Broadway reads like a Tony Awards Who's Who: Audra McDonald, Patti LuPone, Kristin Chenoweth, Chita Rivera, Sutton Foster, Christine Ebersole, Kelli O'Hara, Neil Patrick Harris, Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rosie O'Donnell, Vanessa Williams, Jessie Mueller, Megan Hilty, Faith Prince, Megan Mullally, Cheyenne Jackson, Gavin Creel, Matthew Morrison, Darren Criss, Jane Krakowski, Beth Malone, Melissa Errico, Joanna Gleason, Michael Cerveris, Norm Lewis, Laura Osnes, Ana Gasteyer, Andrea Martin, Adam Pascal, Kerry Butler, Jackie Hoffman, Sam Harris, John Barrowman, Will Swenson, Alice Ripley, Emily Skinner, Judy Kuhn, Charles Busch, Betty Buckley, and many other leading artists of today.
Jessie Mueller starred on Broadway in the revival of Carousel in her Tony-nominated role as Julie Jordan, opposite Joshua Henry. Prior to that she originated the role of Jenna Hunterson in composer-lyricist Sara Bareilles' hit Broadway musical Waitress for which she was nominated for a Tony, Drama Desk and Grammy award. She earned all three awards for her starring role as Carole King in Beautiful - The Carole King Musical. In a new Lifetime movie "Patsy & Loretta" premiering October 19, 2019, Jessie is playing Loretta Lynn opposite Megan Hilty as Patsy Cline. She recently starred as Marian in The Music Man with Norm Lewis and Rosie O'Donnell at The Kennedy Center. Other major Broadway credits include Nice Work If You Can Get It, The Mystery Of Edwin Drood (Drama Desk nomination), and her Broadway debut as Melinda in On A Clear Day You Can See Forever opposite Harry Connick, Jr. (Tony and Drama Desk nominations). She portrayed Carrie Pipperidge in the New York Philharmonic's staged concert production of Carousel at Lincoln Center, and was a part of Carnegie Hall's family concert series, Take the Stage with Broadway Stars. Mueller began her career in Chicago and was named Actor of the Year in 2011 by The Chicago Tribune. Four years later she received Chicago's prestigious Sarah Siddons Society Award. Recently she collaborated on Broadway for Orlando's "What the World Needs Now" benefiting our brothers and sisters in Orlando.
Megan Hilty is widely known for her breakout roles on NBC TV's "Smash" and Sean Saves The World (starring opposite Sean Hayes). She made her Broadway debut as Glinda in Wicked and most recently was nominated for a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Drama League Award for her critically acclaimed performance as Brooke Ashton in the Roundabout Theater Company's revival of Noises Off, for which she also won a Broadway.com Audience Award for Favorite Featured Actress in a Play. In a new Lifetime movie "Patsy & Loretta" premiering October 19, 2019, Megan is playing Patsy Cline opposite Jessie Mueller as Loretta Lynn. Megan has also starred on New York stages as Lorelei Lee in the Encores! production of Gentleman Prefer Blondes and as Doralee Rhodes in Broadway's 9 to 5: The Musical, which earned her nominations for the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League Awards. On Television, she recurred on Bravo's dramedy Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce and the final season of CBS' The Good Wife. She recently appeared in Hulu's Difficult People and CBS' BrainDead. She has also been seen recently in Rules Don't Apply, a feature film written, directed and produced by Warren Beatty and the TV LAND pilot The First Wives Club alongside Alyson Hannigan. In 2016, Megan released a live album comprising of songs from her recent concert tour, entitled "Megan Hilty Live at the Café Carlyle" after completing a residency at the legendary New York venue. She has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center and with the Cincinnati Symphony. Her voice was featured as Rosetta in Disney's Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings and also in Disney's The Secret Life of Magic Gourd, Phineas & Ferb, Glenn Martin DDS, American Dad, Tinker Bell and the Pixie Hollow Games, Robot & Monster as well as singing as Snow White in the film Shrek the Third, and in Summertime Entertainment's Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return with Kelsey Grammer, Hugh Dancy and Lea Michele. She can also be heard alongside Placido Domingo on the opera star's duet album. In 2013 Megan released her debut solo album, "It Happens All The Time," which included fresh interpretations of compositions by contemporary songwriters and producers.
Patina Miller, a Tony-award winning actress currently starring on the CBS hit drama series Madam Secretary, has a resume that encompasses Broadway, TV, film, and music. She is most famously known for her role as Leading Player in the 2012-2013 Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's 1972 musical, Pippin, directed by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus. At the 67th annual Tony Awards, the musical won Best Revival, and Patina earned the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical. Additionally, she won an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical and received nominations for the Drama League Award and the Fred and Adele Astaire Award. Miller made her Broadway debut as the gutsy nightclub-singer-turned-nun, Deloris Van Cartier, in the stage adaptation of Sister Act. Her outstanding performance led to her first Tony nomination as well as a Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle Award nomination. Additionally, Miller starred in multiple Off-Broadway productions, including Ragtime at Avery Fisher Hall, City Center Encores! production of Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson's Lost in the Stars, and the Manhattan Theatre Club's Romantic Poetry. Patina also appeared in the Public Theater's pre-Broadway revival of Hair during its 2008 run at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, also under the direction of Diane Paulus. Her regional theatre credits include First You Dream, a Kander and Ebb revue at the Kennedy Center, Sister Act at the Alliance Theatre and Pasadena Playhouse, and the Philadelphia Theater Company production of Being Alive. She has participated in workshops for Book of Mormon, Nightingale and American Idiot. Prior to her numerous theater credits, Patina appeared in the renowned daytime soap opera All My Children. Miller made her feature film debut as 'Commander Paylor' in Lionsgate's famous trilogy The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, released in November 2014. Patina reprised her role in the final installment of the series, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, in 2015. Patina performed her first solo concert at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts during its 2013-2014 theatrical season. She then made her New York City concert debut in February 2014 as part of Lincoln Center Theater's American Songbook series. Miller received a degree in musical theater from Carnegie Mellon University. She currently resides in New York City.
Brian Stokes Mitchell. Dubbed "the last leading man" by The New York Times, two-time Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell continues to enjoy a 40-year career that spans Broadway, television, film, and concert appearances. He received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards for his star turn in Kiss Me, Kate. Stokes also has Tony-nominated performances in Man of La Mancha, August Wilson's King Hedley II, and Ragtime, and he was recently inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame. Other notable Broadway shows include Kiss of the Spider Woman, Jelly's Last Jam, and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. In 2016, Stokes made a long-awaited return to Broadway in Shuffle Along and received his most recent Tony Award that year for his work as Chairman of the Board of the Actor's Fund. An extremely versatile singer, he has performed nationally at venues spanning jazz, opera, pops, country, and musical theater worlds including two performances at the White House. Stokes has appeared on more than 20 albums and his musical creativity as a vocalist has been extended to include producer, arranger, and orchestrator on all 3 of his solo albums, including his new release, Plays With Music.
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 an author, he penned My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan and the sequel The Rise And Fall Of A Theater Geek (Random House) as well as three volumes of Seth's Broadway Diary featuring inside scoop and hilarious stories from all of the stars he's worked with. He co-wrote and co-starred in Disaster! (NY TIMES "critics pick") which also premiered to rave reviews in London. In June 2016, he and his husband, James Wesley, co-produced a recording of "What The World Needs Now" with stars like Idina Menzel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Carole King, Audra McDonald which went to number one on iTunes and raised more than $100,000 for the Orlando shooting victims (and is still raising money. Buy it!). Seth and James have a non-profit organization called Your Kids Our Kids that presented Concert For America; a series around the country, premiering at NYC's The Town Hall, featuring stars like Barry Manilow, Stephanie Mills, Vanessa Williams, Tina Fey, Randy Rainbow and Audra McDonald that raised money for 5 non-profits that have been working relentlessly since the 2016 presidential election. They also present Voices for The Voiceless, a yearly star-studded concert for You Gotta Believe which helps older foster children find families, even if they've aged out of the system. If you want to hang out with Seth and James and a bunch of Broadway stars performing up a storm, come on one of their cruises! In February 2020 they journey to the Caribbean, in June 2020 to The Adriatic and Greek Isles and in October 2020 they're on the Queen Mary ll to England! More info at SethsBroadwayVacations.com
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