UPRIGHT CABARET'S A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS
12/14/12 8 p.m.
Upright Cabaret's A Broadway ChristmasPalm Springs Art Museum
Starring Emmy & Tony Award-winner LILLIAS WHITE (Fela!, The Life, Dreamgirls), JAMES TORMÉ (son of Mel Torme) and many more. With guest host American Idol's DAVID HERNANDEZ!
In this holiday revue, watch Stars and Snowflakes glitter together as Upright combines the best of Broadway with the carols of Christmastime. Cozy up next to your someone special, and be warmed not by an open fire but by yuletide joy and the sweet standards of Mel Tormé, Nat King Cole and Ella Fitzgerald - and more! With brassy horns and sentimental strings, Upright creates a wonderland of the cheerful arrangements and airy melodies that make Broadway and Christmas all aglow. Under boughs of holly, bathed in a multi-media of silver and gold, our celebrity singers use their suave voices to turn the stage into a true town of tinsel – and make this highly anticipated season's event the perfect way to put you in the holiday spirit. Lillias White and James Torme will lead an All-Star cast soon to be announced.
LILLIAS WHITE has been recognized on Broadway with the Tony Award®, Drama Desk Award®, Peoples Choice®Award and The Outer Critics Award®for Best Actress in a Musical -- Broadway's Prestigious Quadruple Crown -- for her 1997 role as Sonja in the The Life. In 2010, she was recognized again with a Tony Award-nomination for her work in Fela! produced by Will & Jada Pickett Smith. In 1990 she won The Obie Award® for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Hennie in "Romance in Hard Times". In addition, she won The Drama Logue Award® for Best Actress in a Musical for her role in the national tour of Dreamgirls. TV and Film credits include Pieces of April, The Grinch That Stole Christmas, Gloria, North and Disney's Hercules. Ms. White won an Emmy Award® for her role as Sesame Street's Lillian Edwards. She regularly appears in concert at The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, as well as, a guest soloist on the PBS Special, such as, A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and In Performance at The White House.
Multi-Award winning E1 Music recording artist James Tormé is a uniquely gifted singer whose music infuses older jazz classics with soul and R&B influences of today. Tormé's magnetic relevance stems from the fact that he mixes the showmanship of his father's generation with the youthful charisma of a contemporary Hollywood star. Considering his roots, this shouldn't be too surprising. James comes from a professional show business family with household names on both sides of the Atlantic. His father, Mel, a legendary singer, was a 3-time Grammy Award winner whose songwriting credits include the most popular holiday song ever, “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire).” His mother, Janette Scott, and grandmother, Dame Thora Hird, are both celebrated British actresses. The young singer's music, which pays tribute to all corners of American music history, appeals to young and old audiences alike.
Watch James Tormé's talk about his new album Love For Sale. Listen here.
Lillias White in "The Life" on The Tony Awards
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Produced by Chris Isaacson Presents.
Ticket Prices: $35, $45, $55