Tony winner LaChanze, most recently on Broadway in The Color Purple, will play the intimate cabaret located within the Public Theater Dec. 1 and 2 at 7 PM. Lewis, who is currently starring in Disney's The Little Mermaid at the Lunt-Fontanne, will perform Dec. 1 at 9:30 PM. Lewis' evening celebrates the release of his debut solo CD, "This Is the Life," which is available on Cdbaby.com. LaChanze won a Tony Award for her performance as Celie in The Color Purple. She has also appeared on Broadway in Once on This Island, Ragtime, Company and Uptown . . . It's Hot! and Off-Broadway in Dessa Rose, The Vagina Monologues and The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin. LaChanze was also Tony-nominated for her work in Once on This Island.
In addition to Mermaid, Norm Lewis has been seen on Broadway in The Wild Party, Side Show, Miss Saigon and The Who's Tommy. His Off-Broadway credits include Captains Courageous and A New Brain, and he has toured with Once on This Island and Four Score & Seven Years Ago. Lewis' other theatrical credits include the all-star Dreamgirls, Hair and Children of Eden concerts, the City Center Encores! production of Golden Boy and regional productions of Ragtime, Pippin and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Joe's Pub is located within the Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street. Tickets are available by visiting www.joespub.com.