Posted September 27, 2012 in Press Releases
CLEVELAND, OH (September 27, 2012) – Cleveland Play House is delighted to announce that two-time Tony Award®-winning actress Christine Ebersole (Grey Gardens,42nd Street.) is the featured entertainer at this year’s annual benefit taking place on Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. at The Silver Grille at The Higbee Building. This year’s gala honors two of Cleveland Play House’s greatest patrons and longtime supporters – Jean and Walter Kalberer – with all proceeds benefiting the artistic and educational programming of CPH.
The glamorous black-tie evening catered by the Ritz-Carlton will get underway with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by an elegant dinner, silent and live auctions for items including once-in-a-lifetime theatre experiences, and culminating in an electrifying performance by Ms. Ebersole.
Corporate Sponsorships and tables start at $5,000; individual tickets start at $500 with a limited number of tickets available at $300. Event Co-Chairs are Mebby Brown and Sheila McHale. For more information, contact Kim Brundage (216) 400-7031 email@example.com.
About Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole has captivated audiences throughout her performing career, from the Broadway stage to television series and specials, films, concert appearances, and recordings. Ms. Ebersole received virtually every Off-Broadway award and her second Tony Award for Leading Actress in a Musical for her “dual role of a lifetime” as Edith Beale and Little Edie Beale in Grey Gardens. Acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, the show was nominated for ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and its CD was nominated for a Grammy Award.
Other memorable New York stage performances include her Tony Award-winning performance as Dorothy Brock in the smash hit revival 42nd Street, Steel Magnolias, On the Twentieth Century, Camelot, Oklahoma, Dinner at Eight (Tony and Outer Critics Circle nominations), The Best Man, and the recent revival of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit.. She has starred in five City Center Encores! Productions, most recently receiving unanimous praise for her starring role as Margo Channing in Applause.
Ms. Ebersole has appeared in many hit movies, including Amadeus, Tootsie, Richie Rich, Black Sheep, Dead Again, Folks!, Ghost Dad, True Crime, My Girl 2, Mac and Me, andConfessions of a Shopaholic. She can be seen in the upcoming blockbuster, The Big Wedding, slated for release this October. Ms. Ebersole has an extensive list of television credits as well, including recent appearances on Retired at 35, Royal Pains, Ugly Betty, Law and Order SVU, Boston Legal, Samantha Who, and Will and Grace. She can currently be seen in this summer’s new TBS sitcom, Sullivan and Son, produced by Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Picture Show and Warner Horizon TV.
In concert, Ms. Ebersole has appeared in numerous halls throughout the country. Most recently, she performed in the concert version of the opera The Grapes of Wrath at Carnegie Hall. Previously, Ms. Ebersole participated in the Opening Night Gala of Carnegie Hall’s 118th Season. She appeared with the San Francisco Symphony in their tribute to Leonard Bernstein. After making her debut with the Boston Pops several years ago, she returned to Boston’s Symphony Hall and Tanglewood to star as Desiree Armfeldt in a concert version of A Little Night Music with the Boston Pops. In televised concerts, she has often appeared on PBS, including her star turns in Ira Gershwin at 100: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall and the Rodgers & Hart Story: Thou Swell, Thou Witty. In December 2010 she performed for the second time on the Kennedy Center Honors.
A recording artist as well, Ms. Ebersole has released such albums as: Christine Ebersole: Live at the Cinegrill, In Your Dreams, Sunday in New York, and Christine Ebersole Sings Noel Coward. For more information, please visit her website at: www.christineebersole.com.