with SETH RUDETSKY as pianist & host
Broadway @ The Art House
July 12 & 13
BROADWAY AT THE ART HOUSE and Mark Cortale present TONY AWARD WINNER Jessie Mueller star of BEAUTIFUL & WAITRESS with Seth Rudetsky as pianist & host.
JESSIE MUELLER most recently was nominated for a Tony Award for the role of Julie in the Broadway revival of Carousel. She originated the role of Jenna Hunterson in composer-lyricist Sara Bareilles hit Broadway musical Waitress for which Mueller was also nominated for a Tony, Drama Desk and Grammy award. She earned all three for her starring role as Carole King/Beautiful-The Carole King Musical.
Other major Broadway credits include Nice Work if You Can Get It, The Mystery Of Edwin Drood (Drama Desk nomination), and her Broadway debut as Melinda/On A Clear Day You Can See Forever opposite Harry Connick, Jr. (Tony and Drama Desk nominations). She portrayed Carrie Pipperidge in the New York Philharmonics staged concert production of Carousel at Lincoln Center, and was a part of Carnegie Halls family concert series, Take the Stage with Broadway Stars. Mueller began her career in Chicago and was named Actor of the Year in 2011 by The Chicago Tribune.
Four years later she received Chicago’s prestigious Sarah Siddons Society Award. She collaborated on Broadway for Orlando What the World Needs Now benefiting our brothers and sisters in Orlando (http://www.broadwayrecords.com/broadway-for-orlando/). Jessie recently appeared as Marian in The Music Man opposite Norm Lewis at the Kennedy Center.
Seth Rudetsky is the afternoon host on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio’s “On Broadway” as well as the host of Seth Speaks on Sirius/XM Stars. As an author, he penned “My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan” and the sequel “The Rise And Fall Of A Theater Geek” (Random House) as well as three volumes of “Seth’s Broadway Diary” featuring inside scoop and hilarious stories from all of the stars he’s worked with. He co-wrote and co-starred in “Disaster!” (NY TIMES critics pick”) which also premiered to rave reviews in London.
In June 2016, he and his husband, James Wesley, co-produced a recording of “What The World Needs Now” with stars like Idina Menzel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Carole King, Audra McDonald which went to number one on iTunes and raised more than $100,000 for the Orlando shooting victims (and is still raising money. Buy it!). Seth and James have a foundation called Your Kids Our Kids that presented “Concert For America; a series around the country featuring stars like Barry Manilow, Stephanie Mills, Vanessa Williams, Tina Fey, Randy Rainbow and Audra MacDonald that raised money for 5 non-profits that have been working relentlessly since the 2016 presidential election. They also present Voices for The Voiceless, a yearly star-studded concert for You Gotta Believe which helps older foster children find families, even if they’ve aged out of the system.