Tony Winner Jessie Mueller with Seth Rudetsky as music director and host @ Town Hall!
Mark Cortale Presents the Provincetown return of Tony Winner Jessie Mueller (Star of Beautiful The Carole King Musical & Waitress) with Seth Rudetsky as music director and host @ Town Hall! The Town Hall Series is raising funds for Sandy Hook Promise. For more info visit https://www.sandyhookpromise.org
Jessie Mueller most recently appeared on Broadway in Tracy Letts new play The Minutes. She received a Tony nomination and Drama Desk Award for her performance as Julie Jordan in the revival of Carousel opposite Joshua Henry and Renee Fleming. Prior to that she originated the role of Jenna Hunterson in composer-lyricist Sara Bareilles hit Broadway musical Waitress for which she was nominated for a Tony, Drama Desk and Grammy award. She earned all three awards for her starring role as Carole King in Beautiful-The Carole King Musical. She recently starred as Marian in The Music Man with Norm Lewis and Rosie ODonnell at The Kennedy Center. 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 in 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. She returned to the Kennedy Center this past Fall in Guys And Dolls. TV/film: Patsy & Loretta, Madam Secretary, Blue Bloods, Evil, Candy, Chicago Voices (Chicago Emmy nomination), A Good Person, Secret Headquarters and Steven Spielberg’s The Post.
Seth Rudetsky spent many years on Broadway as a pianist and/or conductor on shows like Les Miserables, Ragtime and Phantom of the Opera, as well as two years as a comedy writer on The Rosie ODonnell Show (three Emmy nominations with his co-writers) which led to him writing two opening numbers for the Tony Awards. He is now the afternoon deejay on the SiriusXM Broadway channel, as well the host of his own talk show, Seth Speaks. He has performed his show, Deconstructing Broadway in London, Boston (Irne award) and L.A. (with Barbra Streisand in the audience!). He co-wrote and co-starred in Disaster!! (a New York Times critics pick) on Broadway which was licensed by Music Theater International and is being performed around the country. After the Pulse Nightclub shooting, Seth’s husband came up with the idea of doing an all-star “What The World Needs Now Is Love” and they recorded it with around 50 stars like Carole King, Idina Menzel, Gloria Estefan, Bernadette Peters and more and it went to number one on iTunes, has raised over $100,000 for the Pulse nightclub victims and families as well as the Trevor Project and they performed the song at the Democratic National Convention. Seth and James also put together the “Seasons of Love/Let The Sunshine In” all-star video directed by Schele Williams, that played at Biden’s inauguration. When the Covid lockdown began, Seth and James started the twice-a-day livestream Stars In The House with reunions of original casts of Broadway shows like Ragtime, A Chorus Line and Cats as well as TV shows like “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Taxi” and “E.R.” (with George Clooney who was in London!). The livestream raised over $1,000,000 for the Actors Fund and over $100,000 for other charities like NAACP LDF and “You Gotta Believe” for foster youth. Seth has published numerous books including “The Rise And Fall Of A Theatre Geek” (Random House” and the just released “Musical Theatre For Dummies”.
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