Christine Ebersole, who recently left her Tony Award-winning role as Dorothy Brock in the hit revival of 42nd Street, will open the cabaret season at New York's Café Carlyle this fall. The news was revealed on Ebersole's official website.
The acclaimed singer-actress will perform five nights a week at the upscale cabaret beginning Sept. 10 and will run through Oct. 2. Hairspray's Scott Wittman, who collaborated with Patti LuPone on her two concert evenings, will serve as Ebersole's director.
Christine Ebersole has starred on Broadway in The Best Man, Getting Away with Murder, Harrigan 'n Hart, Camelot, Oklahoma!, On the Twentieth Century, I Love My Wife, Angel Street and in the City Center Encores! productions of A Connecticut Yankee, Ziegfeld Follies of 1936, Lady in the Dark and Allegro. She received an Emmy nomination for her work on TV's "One Life to Live," and her other screen credits include "Tootsie," "Amadeus," "Mac and Me," Will & Grace," "Ally McBeal," "The Cavanaughs" and "Rachel Gunn." Ebersole's solo recording, "Live at the Cinegrill," is available on CD.
The Café Carlyle, the longtime home to pianist-singer Bobby Short, is located in New York City at 35 East 76th Street. Reservations can be made by calling (212) 744-1600.
—By Andrew Gans