Stephanie J. Block, who earned Tony nominations for her performances in Falsettos and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, will appear in concert December 22 at the intimate Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
The concert will be taped for broadcast as a Live from Lincoln Center special on PBS at a date to be announced in spring 2018.
She told Playbill, “To stand and sing on any professional stage in NYC feels like a great achievement, but to stand center stage at the Appel Room with NYC behind you... that’s just beyond. Even though this opportunity was presented to me just months ago, I’ve been dreaming of this moment for years and years.”
Block has extensive stage credits, including creating the role of Elphaba in the pre-Broadway reading of Wicked in 2000 (subsequently playing the role on tour and on Broadway) and making her Broadway debut as Liza Minnelli in the 2003 Broadway production of The Boy from Oz opposite Hugh Jackman.
Her concert is the last in a series of four by Broadway luminaries this week at the Appel Room, following sets from Leslie Odom Jr., Sutton Foster (with guest star Jonathan Groff), and Falsettos co-star Andrew Rannells. Each offered programs that explored their musical journeys through favorite songs and glimpses into future projects.
Tickets for the 7:30 PM concert, which cost $50–$125, can be ordered here. The Appel Room is located at 10 Columbus Circle in Manhattan, inside the Jazz at Lincoln Center building.