Broadway actress/singer Lillias White, who scored a Tony Award for her work in Cy Coleman's The Life, will make her Feinstein's at the Regency debut in April. In a show entitled "From Shubert Alley to Jazz Alley," the award-winning performer will belt her heart out at the plush New York cabaret room from April 2 to April 20. During her run at Feinstein's, White will be backed by acclaimed jazz musicians James Williams (piano), Ron Carter (bass), Grady Tate (drums) and Phil Hamilton (guitar). Her program will include theatre songs from Richard Rodgers and Cy Coleman as well as pop classics by Hoagy Carmichael and Burton Lane and jazz standards by Thelonious Monk and Antonio Carlos Jobim. You can expect the Emmy winner ("Sesame Street") to wrap her rich voice around such tunes as "Old Devil Moon," "The Way He Makes Me Feel," "The Nearness of You," "The Waters of March," "It Started With a Dream" and Oklahoma!'s "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'".
White provided show-stopping moments during her last two Broadway outings, singing "The Oldest Profession" and "Brotherhood of Man" in, respectively, The Life and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. The Tony winning actress recently appeared in a star-studded concert version of Dreamgirls, reprising her role as Effie, which she played on Broadway to much acclaim. That concert, which co-starred Audra McDonald and Heather Headley, was recently released on CD by Nonesuch Records.
White will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:30 PM with late shows on Friday and Saturday nights at 11 PM. Early shows have a $60 cover and a $39.50 minimum and late shows have a $60 cover and a $25 minimum. Feinstein's at the Regency is located at 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street in New York City; call (212) 339-4095 for reservations or log on to Ticketmaster.com.