From Dec. 5-8, Ebersole — accompanied by musical director Stritch on piano — will offer a holiday show entitled Winter Wonderland. Part of the Broadway at Birdland series, the concerts will feature a mix of holiday and wintertime standards, including "White Christmas," "All I Want for Christmas Is You" and "The Holiday Season." Ebersole will also debut songs from her forthcoming CD, "Sunday in New York."
For her work in the dual roles of Edith Bouvier Beale and "Little" Edie Beale in the Off-Broadway and Broadway productions of Grey Gardens, Christine Ebersole was honored with the Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, an Obie, a special citation from the New York Drama Critics Circle and the Drama League's 2006 Distinguished Performance of the Year Award. She also received a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her work as Dorothy Brock in the hit revival of 42nd Street and a 2003 Tony nomination for her performance in Lincoln Center's production of Dinner at Eight. Ebersole's other Broadway credits include The Best Man, Getting Away with Murder, Harrigan 'n Hart, Camelot, Oklahoma!, On the Twentieth Century, I Love My Wife, Angel Street and the City Center Encores! productions of A Connecticut Yankee, Ziegfeld Follies of 1936, Lady in the Dark and Allegro. Ebersole was also seen Off-Broadway in Talking Heads.
Show times are Dec. 5 and 6 at 8:30 PM and Dec. 7 and 8 at 8:30 and 11 PM.
Birdland is located in Manhattan at 315 West 44th Street. There is a $40-$60 cover charge and a $10 food/drink minimum. Call (212) 581-3080 for reservations or visit www.birdlandjazz.com.
* Upcoming Broadway at Birdland concerts include Patrick DeGennaro (Dec. 9), Darius de Haas (Dec. 10), Sam Harris (Dec. 16-17) and Melissa Errico (Dec. 18).