Rudetsky to Accompany "Dreamgirls" Star Hudson on TV Chat Shows

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Seth Rudetsky, the Chatterbox host, actor, musical director, comedian and tireless fundraiser for Broadway Cares and the Actors' Fund, will accompany "Dreamgirls" star Jennifer Hudson on piano during two upcoming television appearances.
Seth Rudetsky
Seth Rudetsky

Hudson, who has received several awards and nominations for her performance as Effie White in the Golden Globe-nominated film, will appear on "Good Morning America" Jan. 4 and on "Late Show with David Letterman" Jan. 8. Hudson is scheduled to sing "Love You I Do," one of the new songs written for the "Dreamgirls" film, on GMA and "I Am Changing" on the Letterman program.

"Good Morning America" airs in the metropolitan area on ABC-TV, Channel 7, from 7-9 AM. "Late Show with David Letterman" airs at 11:30 PM on WCBS, Channel 2.

For her performance in "Dreamgirls," Jennifer Hudson — the former "American Idol" finalist who made her solo concert debut Dec. 30, 2006 — has been honored as Best Supporting Actress by the New York Film Critics Circle, Best Breakthrough Performance from the National Board of Review, Breakout Performance by the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle, runner up for the Los Angeles Critics Association's Supporting Actress prize. She also won the Pauline Kael Breakout Award from the Florida Film Critics and she received a nomination for a Golden Globe. Hudson also appeared in the Actors’ Fund’s presentation of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

Creator and host of Seth's Broadway Chatterbox, Seth Rudetsky has served as a pit pianist and/or conductor for such Broadway shows as 42nd Street, The Full Monty, The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia! and The Producers. He also conceived the idea for the recent all-star The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas concert to benefit the Actors' Fund of America as well as the five previous benefit concerts, Hair, Chess, Funny Girl, On the Twentieth Century and Dreamgirls. Rudetsky was a member of the comedy writing team for "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" for two years, and his awards include the Duplex's Stars of Tomorrow, the Backstage Bistro and the Funniest Gay Male in New York. He was also the author and star of the recent one man, GLAAD nominated show Rhapsody in Seth, and his new tome — "The Q Guide to Broadway" — was published by Alyson Books. Rudetsky has been seen on "Law & Order" and "All My Children” and recently starred in a production of Torch Song Trilogy.

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