Buckley, who starred in William Finn's Elegies: A Song Cycle, will perform a song from the Finn musical at the Feb. 13 concert, which benefits New York City's gay and lesbian synagogue, Congregation Beth Simchat Torah. The 5 PM concert at Congregation Rodeph Sholom will also feature the talents of composer Finn, Spelling Bee star Jesse Tyler Ferguson as well as Don Croll, Daniel Singer and Leigh Korn. The CBST Community Chorus, under the direction of Joyce Rosenzweig, will also perform with remarks by Cantors Jennifer Frost and Rebecca Garfein. Betty Buckley offered acclaimed performances in Sunset Boulevard, Carrie, Song & Dance, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, 1776 and Promises, Promises. She won a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella in the Broadway production of Cats, and she starred on the London stage in Promises, Promises and Sunset Boulevard, earning an Olivier Award nomination for her work in the latter. Also a TV ("Eight Is Enough") and film (Tender Mercies) star, the actress-singer devotes much of her time to concert appearances around the world. Her solo CD, "Stars and the Moon: Betty Buckley Live at the Donmar Warehouse," was nominated for a Grammy Award, and her newest recording, "The Doorway," is her first for the Fynsworth Alley label. The actress was also seen on the final three seasons of the acclaimed HBO series "Oz," the detective drama "Monk" as well as the Lincoln Center revue, Elegies: A Song Cycle.
Congregation Rodeph Sholom is located at 7 West 83rd Street. Tickets, priced at $36, include the concert and a post-concert wine reception. Visit www.cbst.org to order tickets or for more information about CBST.