The Maltz Jupiter Theatre (561-575-2223) rolls out the red carpet for actress, singer, and two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole on November 21. A star of stage and screen, she will treat audience members to an evening of torch songs, treasured American melodies, and music from her greatest Broadway performances. PBI talked to Ebersole about her love of singing, achievements, and advice for those looking to follow in her footsteps.
Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s third annual Tony Award-Winner Benefit Concert, “An Evening with Christine Ebersole,” will feature a 10-piece orchestra backing up Ebersole as she regales the audience with songs from Broadway classics and standards from the great American songbook. Doors open at 7 p.m.; showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $50.
You have done it all: movies, television, and Broadway. What makes musical theater your first passion?
I love singing and the art form of cabaret; it’s pairing storytelling and song. It’s a fun way to weave personal stories into songs that can connect.
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
Winning a Tony Award for my dual roles of Big and Little Edie in Grey Gardens. I loved the characters, the scope of the story, and the other actors I was working with; it was a very special time in my career.
What advice would you give to aspiring entertainers?
You have to be committed, passionate, and love what you do; otherwise, you won’t succeed.
When you’re not touring and performing, where can we find you?
At home in my pajamas.