Ebersole replaces the previously announced Carolee Carmello and Gregg Edelman, the husband-and-wife duo who were scheduled for the Oct. 17 concert. (Edelman was recently cast in the Broadway revival of Wonderful Town, and Carmello continues her Broadway run in Urinetown). During her evening of song, Ebersole will be accompanied on piano by 2003 Tony Award-winning Hairspray composer Marc Shaiman. His partner, another Hairspray Tony winner — Scott Wittman — will direct the evening.
Most recently in Talking Heads at the Minetta Lane Theatre, Christine Ebersole received a 2003 Tony nomination for her performance in Lincoln Center’s recent production of Dinner at Eight. 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. 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.
Tickets for the Oct. 17 concert are priced at $45 for the 8 PM concert and $30 for the 10 PM show; call (212) 721-6500 for reservations. The American Songbook concerts are held in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, 165 West 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam in the Rose Building, tenth floor.