July 1 & 2
Michael Cerveris won the 2015 Tony Award for his performance in “Fun Home.” He was called by Playbill “arguably the most versatile leading man on Broadway” for playing a wide variety of diverse roles, from “Shakespeare’s Romeo to The Who’s Tommy, from the German transsexual rock diva Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch to the homicidal title character of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd.” Michael Cerveris made his Broadway debut in “The Who’s Tommy” in 1993 as 18-20 year old Tommy and received a Tony Award nomination as Best Featured Actor in a musical. He has also been seen in the Broadway musicals “Titanic” as Thomas Andrews, in “Assassins” as John Wilkes Booth for which he won his first Tony Award, the revival of “Sweeney Todd” in the title role, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award, in “LoveMusik” as Kurt Weill which brought him another Tony nomination, “Cymbeline” as Posthumus, “Hedda Gabler” as Jorgen Tesman opposite Mary-Louise Parker, “In The Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)” the and the recent revival of “Evita” as Perón.
Michael’s television work includes “Fringe” as The Observer, “Fame” as Ian Ware, “Person of Interest” as Jarek Koska, as well as appearances on “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “The American Embassy,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Treme,” “The Good Wife” and the films “Stake Land,” “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant,” “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men,” “The Mexican,” and “Lulu on the Bridge.” In addition to his award-winning acting and singing talents, Michael is also an accomplished guitarist, and has played guitar as a member of Bob Mould’s touring band. His debut solo album “Dog Eared” includes guest appearances from Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub), Corin Tucker and Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney), Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, R.E.M.), Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth), Kevin March (Guided by Voices), Anders Parker (Varnaline) and Laura Cantrell. The format of that evening will be a seamless mix of intimate behind-the-scenes stories from one of Broadway’s biggest stars – prompted by Rudetsky’s probing, funny, revealing questions – and Michael Cerveris singing some of the biggest hits from his musical theatre repertoire. This is a spontaneous evening of hilarity and show-stopping songs not to be missed.