Baranski, Prince, Belafonte and Martins Set for Voices of the Arts Series

News   Baranski, Prince, Belafonte and Martins Set for Voices of the Arts Series The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced this season's participants in the Voices of the Arts series.
Christine Baranski
Christine Baranski Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Voices of the Arts features one-on-one conversations with various artists, all hosted by Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser. This season's line-up includes director Harold Prince (Dec. 12), dancer/choreographer Peter Martins (Jan. 30, 2006), singer/actor Harry Belafonte (May 15) and actress Christine Baranski (June 19.) The latter will star in the Kennedy Center's upcoming production of Mame. Among the Broadway shows Harold Prince has directed and produced are Follies, A Little Night Music and Sweeney Todd. His most recent Broadway directorial credits include The Phantom of the Opera, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Candide, Parade, Show Boat and Hollywood Arms; he also helmed the out-of-town productions of Stephen Sondheim's Bounce.

Christine Baranski won Tonys for her work in Rumors and The Real Thing and has also been seen on the New York stage in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Obie Award), The House of Blue Leaves and Lips Together, Teeth Apart as well as the Encores! production of Promises, Promises. Baranski has also achieved much success on TV, winning an Emmy Award for her performance as the boozy best friend on "Cybill." Her film credits include "Legal Eagles," "Addams Family Values," "Jeffrey" and "The Birdcage." Baranski was also seen in the Kennedy Center production of Sweeney Todd.

Tickets for the Voices of the Arts conversations, priced at $10 each, are now on sale by calling (202) 467-4600. Visit www.kennedy-center.org for more information.