Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Lily Tomlin and More Will Celebrate Carol Channing's 95th Birthday in Starry Concert

News   Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Lily Tomlin and More Will Celebrate Carol Channing's 95th Birthday in Starry Concert The McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, CA, will celebrate the 95th birthday of Tony winner Carol Channing March 5, at 8 PM with an evening titled Carol Channing's 95th Birthday: In Celebration of a Broadway Legend.

The one-night-only tribute concert will feature the talents of Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Florence Henderson, Cloris Leachman, Gavin MacLeod, Lily Tomlin and more. The evening will include live performances and taped tributes from an array of show-business luminaries, as well as video clips of many of Channing’s career milestones.

Carol Channing in the Opening Number at Gypsy of the Year in 2010
Carol Channing in the Opening Number at Gypsy of the Year in 2010 Photo by Krissie Fullerton

In Celebration of the Broadway Legend is produced by Chad Hilligus, with musical direction by Steven Baker and choreography by Charlie Williams. The artists will be backed by a 27-piece orchestra.

A recipient of the 1995 Lifetime Achievement Tony Award, Channing received her first Theatre World Award for her performance in 1948's Lend An Ear. She was spotted in that production by author Anita Loos and cast in the 1949 musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes as Lorelei Lee. She came to national prominence as the star of Hello, Dolly!, for which she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

Channing is a longtime advocate for arts education and has been honored by the California state legislature for her work to engage the public about the importance of the arts in education.

Tickets are $152, $107, $87 and $67 and are available starting Dec. 8 at the Theatre’s website at Mccallumtheatre.com or by calling the McCallum Theatre box office at (760) 340-ARTS. The McCallum Theatre is located at 73000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert.

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