Part of the JVC Jazz Festival, which runs June 17-30, the concert will be presented at 8 PM. In addition to honoree Kitt, the evening will also feature the talents of Tony Award winners LaChanze, Tonya Pinkins and Ben Vereen. A world-renowned concert artist and actress, Eartha Kitt has appeared on Broadway in Bal Negre, Leonard Silliman's New Faces of 1952, Mrs. Patterson, Shinbone Alley, Jolly's Progress, Timbuktu!, The Wild Party and Nine. She received her first Tony nomination for her performance in Timbuktu! and her second for her work in The Wild Party. Kitt's screen credits are numerous, including the 1965 drama "I Spy," for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award. Her autobiography is entitled "I'm Still Here: Confessions of a Sex Kitten." Among Kitt's recent theatrical credits are Mimi Le Duck Off-Broadway and All About Us at the Westport Country Playhouse.
Carnegie Hall is located in Manhattan at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue. Tickets, priced $35-$90, are available by calling (212) 247-7800 or by visiting www.carnegiehall.org.
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