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An Evening With Kate Baldwin and Lewis Cleale
August 1 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kate Baldwin starred opposite both Bette Midler and Bernadette Peters in the 2017 Tony-winning revival of Hello Dolly!, garnering accolades for her sparkling humor and soaring voice. She was nominated for the 2017 Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance as Irene Molloy. Her starring role in the 2009 Broadway revival of Yip Harburg’s and Burton Lane’s hit classic musical Finian’s Rainbow drew Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, and put her on the map as “a real musical theatre star” (New York Post). She received a Drama Desk Award nomination for her role as Jen in Keen Company’s 20th Anniversary revival of Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald’s John & Jen. She starred as Sandra Bloom in Big Fish on Broadway, and earned accolades and a Drama Desk Award nomination for her work as Leslie Lyntonn Benedict in Giant at The Public Theater. Off Broadway, she drew raves in Songbird (59E59) and a Lortel Award nomination for her work in Superhero (Second Stage).
Kate’s new show titled How Did You Get This Number? features signature songs from her acclaimed performances in Finian’s Rainbow, Giant, Big Fish, and Hello Dolly! Hailed as “the redheaded firecracker” (Stephen Holden, New York Times), she tells the story of how each song became a part of her life and what it means to her. More from writers like Stephen Sondheim, Kander & Ebb, Jerry Herman and long-time friend and collaborator Georgia Stitt fill the program with gorgeous music and expert storytelling. “We suppose there are some things that Baldwin cannot do, but over the past decade we have yet to see her be anything but superb,” says Steven Suskin of Playbill.
Lewis Cleale most recently appeared as Joseph Smith, Mission President, Jesus & others, a role which he originated, in the Tony Award-winning The Book of Mormon on Broadway. Other Broadway credits include: Sondheim on Sondheim, Spamalot (Galahad, Black Knight & others) directed by Mike Nichols, Michel Legrand’s Amour, Once Upon a Mattress (Sir Harry) with Sarah Jessica Parker and Swinging on a Star for which he received a Drama Desk nomination. Off Broadway: A New Brain (Gordon) for Lincoln Center Theater, El Gallo in The Fantasticks, Time & Again for MTC, & Call Me Madam opposite Tyne Daly for Encores!. He has toured nationally as Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard with Petula Clark and as Joe Cable in South Pacific with Robert Goulet. Lewis has played more that 30 leading roles in regional theaters across the country including Giorgio in Passion (Helen Hayes Award,) and John Adams in 1776 (Helen Hayes nomination) for Ford’s Theatre. His voice can be heard on Infinite Joy: The Songs of William Finn, Encores from Encores!, Myths and Hymns, Great Musicals, Big City Rhythm: The Songs of Barry Kleinbort, The Book of Mormon, Call Me Madam, Amour, Once Upon a Mattress, & Swinging on a Star. He can be heard in the Disney film FROZEN as the voice of Cliff the troll. TV: ELEMENTARY, BrainDEAD, B.L. Stryker. For composer John Kander, Lewis has recently apppeared as Billy Flynn in the new concert version of Chicago with the symphony orchestras of Dallas and Kansas City. Lewis has appeared as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, North Carolina Symphony, and Stockton Symphony.