The season will open Oct. 14 with Irving Berlin: Rags to Ritzes, featuring Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins), Hugh Panaro (The Phantom of the Opera), James T. Lane (The Scottsboro Boys), Natasha Yvette Williams (Porgy and Bess) and musician Tony DeSare. Jack Everly will conduct the New York Pops.
Feinstein will return for his three-part Standard Time concert series Oct. 26. Additional evenings will follow Feb. 29, 2012, and March 21, 2012.
Xanadu and "30 Rock" actor Jackson will offer Cheyenne Jackson’s Cocktail Hour: Music of the Mad Men Era Nov. 18. The Pops, under the direction of Steven Reineke, will back Jackson for an evening of swinging tunes including "Luck Be a Lady" and "Sway."
Carnegie Hall and the Pops will celebrate the holidays with John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey Wish You a Swingin' Christmas on Dec. 16 and 17. Reineke will conduct the evening that promises songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Rosemary Clooney.
Reineke and the Pops will join Grammy Award winner Patti Austin to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Ella Fitzgerald's Carnegie Hall debut on March 16. The evening will pay homage to Fitzgerald's 5-LP album dedicated to the songs of George and Ira Gershwin. The evening will feature some of Nelson Riddle's original charts the album, and a guest appearance by his son, conductor Christopher Riddle.
Tickets will go on sale Aug. 29. Phone (212) 247-7800 or visit CarnegieHall.