Carnegie Hall's 2005-2006 Season to Feature Audra McDonald and Michael Feinstein

News   Carnegie Hall's 2005-2006 Season to Feature Audra McDonald and Michael Feinstein Four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald will be among the Broadway stars gracing the stage of Carnegie Hall during the 2005-2006 season.
Michael Feinstein
Michael Feinstein

McDonald, who recently opened Lincoln Center's American Songbook season, will return to Carnegie Hall's Isaac Stern Auditorium April 29, 2006. No further details about McDonald's concert have been announced.

The New York Pops season — under the direction of founder and musical director Skitch Henderson — will present "Broadway: The 20th Century" on Friday, Oct. 21, 2005, at 8 PM. The concert will feature the talents of Jekyll & Hyde's Christiane Noll, Jerome Robbins' Broadway's Debbie Gravitte and The Phantom of the Opera's Jan Horvath.

Cabaret veteran Michael Feinstein will be part of three concerts at the new Zankel Hall. Feinstein is the artistic director for "Standard Time," which will be presented at Zankel Hall Nov. 16, 2005, and Feb. 15 and April 19, 2006. Show time is 7:30 PM.

A four-time Tony Award winner for her work in A Raisin in the Sun, Master Class, Carousel and Ragtime, Audra McDonald was also on Broadway last season in Henry IV. The singer-actress made her solo Carnegie Hall concert debut in an evening of songs scored for big bands, performing several tunes from her Nonesuch CD "Happy Songs." McDonald's other solo recordings, "Way Back to Paradise" and "How Glory Goes," are also on the Nonesuch label. She also co-starred in the recent NBC series "Mister Sterling.”

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A four-time Grammy nominee, Michael Feinstein is often credited with reinvigorating the American popular song. The crooner has performed in concert halls around the world and on Broadway and now co-owns his own nightclub, Feinstein's at the Regency. His numerous solo recordings include "Michael and George: Feinstein Sings Gershwin," "Big City Rhythms" "Romance On Film, Romance On Broadway," "Michael Feinstein with The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra" and "Only One Life: The Songs of Jimmy Webb." For more information about the upcoming Carnegie Hall season, visit www.carnegiehall.org.

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