Christine Ebersole to Host Washington National Opera Gala

Benefits and Galas   Christine Ebersole to Host Washington National Opera Gala
The two-time Tony winner will perform as part of the May 18 event at the Kennedy Center Opera House.
Christine Ebersole Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole will host the Washington National Opera’s May 18 Gala at the Kennedy Center Opera House.

Ebersole (Grey Gardens, 42nd Street) will also perform as part of a lineup that includes Christine Goerke, Latonia Moore, and Soloman Howard. Ebersole played the role of The Old Lady in Francesca Zambello's Candide for L.A. Opera last season.

This year's gala explores the human voice through music ranging from Wagner to Gershwin to Irving Berlin. The co-chairs of the WNO Gala are Jacqueline Badger Mars and Camille Biros.

Tickets for the gala concert only, starting at $45, can be purchased here.

Ebersole has been a guest performer on Playbill's Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Cabins are now on sale for Broadway in the Great Northwest, Playbill Travel’s first domestic cruise will bring passengers on a journey through the Pacific Northwest from April 26–May 4, 2020, and for Broadway on the Mediterranean (August 31–September 7, 2020), featuring Audra McDonald, Will Swenson, Gavin Creel, Lindsay Mendez, and more to be announced. Playbill Travel is currently accepting waitlist travelers for its sold out cruises: Broadway in Bordeaux With Michael Feinstein (September 1–9, 2019), and Broadway on the High Seas: The Greek Isles (June 24–July 1, 2019). Call Playbill Travel for tickets at 866-455-6789 or visit

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