Cheyenne Jackson Will Ring in the New Year at the Kennedy Center

By Andrew Gans
September 18, 2012

Cheyenne Jackson, who will return to Broadway this season in The Performers, will play The Kennedy Center's Concert Hall Dec. 31.



The stage and screen star will be featured in New Year’s Eve at the Kennedy Center: Cheyenne Jackson...Music of the Mad Men Era, which begins at 8:30 PM.

NSO Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke will conduct members of the National Symphony Orchestra.

Jackson, according to the Kennedy Center, will "perform the suave styles and cool sounds of the ‘50s and ‘60s including catchy dance tunes, swinging lounge music, and bossa nova beats." The performance will be followed by the Grand Foyer Party, which features live music, dancing, and a balloon countdown to midnight, free for all Kennedy Center patrons with any Dec. 31 evening performance ticket or Roof Terrace Restaurant receipt from that evening.

On and Off-Broadway, Jackson has starred in 8, Finian’s Rainbow (Drama Desk nomination), Damn Yankees, Xanadu (Drama League, Drama Desk nominations), The Agony & the Agony, All Shook Up (Theater World Award, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle nomination), the premiere cast of Altar Boyz, Aida, Thoroughly Modern Millie, On the 20th Century and The 24 Hour Plays. He has appeared on television in "30 Rock," "Glee," "Family Practice" and more.

Tickets are on sale now and start at $55. Purchases can be made in-person at the box office, online at kennedy-center.org, or by calling (202) 467-4600 or (800) 444-1324.