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Christine Ebersole

Christine Ebersole is a two-time Tony Award winner and a two-time Obie Award winner. Most recently, she starred on Broadway in War Paint in the Tony Award nominated role of Elizabeth Arden, opposite fellow Tony Award nominee Patti LuPone as Helena Rubinstein. Her first Tony Award was for the role of Dorothy Brock in the hit revival, 42nd Street. She won her second Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical (as well as virtually every Off Broadway award) for her “dual role of a lifetime” as Edith Beale and Little Edie Beale in the critically acclaimed Grey Gardens. In 2018 Ms. Ebersole made her LA Opera debut as the Old Lady in Francesca Zambello’s production of Candide conducted by James Conlon. Her extensive Broadway career also includes On the Twentieth CenturyOklahoma!Camelot, Gore Vidal’s The Best ManSteel Magnolias, the revival of Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit, and Dinner at Eight (Tony Award nomination and Drama Desk Award nomination). Off Broadway credits are numerous but include Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads (Obie Award and Drama Desk Award nomination). Concert appearances include the concert version of the opera The Grapes of Wrath at Carnegie Hall, San Francisco Symphony’s tribute to Leonard Bernstein, Boston Pops’ concert version of A Little Night Music, and PBS concerts “Gershwin at 100: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall” and “The Rodgers & Hart Story: Thou Swell, Thou Witty.” In addition to her acclaimed stage career, Ms. Ebersole’s has also appeared in numerous hit films such as The Wolf of Wall Street, Amadeus, Tootsie, Richie Rich, Black Sheep, and The Big Wedding (where she also composed and performed the song “Gently Down the Stream”). Her television career began as a regular cast member on “Saturday Night Live.” She played Tessitura in the television movie Gypsy with Bette Midler, and has also appeared in “Pose,” “Steven Universe,” “Madam Secretary,” “Blue Bloods,” “American Horror Story,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Search Party,” Will & Grace,” “Murphy Brown,” and “The Colbert Report.” This February Ms. Ebersole will debut at Alice Tully Hall for Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series in An Evening With Christine Ebersole directed by Scott Wittman. In the summer of 2019 she makes her Glimmerglass Opera debut in new productions of Showboat and Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades directed by Francesca Zambello.

(As of December 2018)

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