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Spring Gala with Audra McDonald

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$59-159

Date & Times

1

May, 2018

Tuesday, 7:30 PM

Event Info

This concert is a Special Event of the 2017–18 season.

The “one-of-a-kind musical super-talent" (The New York Times) returns to the New York Philharmonic after more than four years. The six-time Tony Award winner displays her talents in beloved musical standards and songs by today’s most exciting songwriters. Andy Einhorn conducts.

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To Be Announced

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Artists

Andy Einhorn

Conductor

Andy Einhorn

Conductor

Conductor

In the 2016–17 season, Broadway music director and conductor Andy Einhorn leads the Indianapolis Symphony, Houston Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Tucson Symphony, and Fresno Philharmonic orchestras. Beginning in April 2017 he conducts Bette Midler in the Broadway revival of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman’s Hello Dolly!, for which he serves as music director. Mr. Einhorn’s other Broadway credits include Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn, Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway, Rodgers  + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Evita, Stu Barker’s music for Brief Encounter, Adam Guettel’s The Light in the Piazza, and Sondheim on Sondheim. He recently served as music director and conductor for the Theatre du Châtelet’s production of Sondheim’s Passion in Paris.

Since 2011 Mr. Einhorn has served as music director and pianist for six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, performing with ensembles including The Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, and Los Angeles Opera, and at venues including David Geffen Hall, Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Teatro Real, Madrid. The two recently recorded performances for an upcoming telecast with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House in Australia. Mr. Einhorn has also served as music director for Barbara Cook at Feinstein’s and Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music.

His tour work includes Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, The Light in the Piazza, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’s Mamma Mia!, and Elton John’s The Lion King. Mr. Einhorn’s work can be heard on the current touring production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. He has worked at Goodspeed Opera House, Signature Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and PaperMill Playhouse. He was principal vocal coach and pianist for Houston Grand Opera’s An Evening with Audra McDonald, a double-bill of Poulenc’s La Voix humaine and LaChiusa’s Send.

Andy Einhorn is an honors graduate of Rice University in Houston, Texas. His recording credits include Bullets Over Broadway, Cinderella, Evita, Sondheim on Sondheim (Grammy nomination), Stage Door Canteen, and Ms. McDonald’s newest release, Go Back Home. He served as the music director for HBO’s Peabody Award–winning documentary Six by Sondheim and music supervisor for Great Performances’ Peabody Award–winning special Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy on PBS.

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Audra McDonald

Vocalist

Audra McDonald

Vocalist

Audra McDonald

Vocalist

Audra McDonald is unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry as both a singer and an actress. Recipient of a record-breaking six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and an Emmy Award, she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2015. In addition to her Tony-winning performances in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel, Terrence McNally’s play Master Class, Stephen Flaherty’s Ragtime, Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, and Lanie Robertson’s Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, her Broadway appearances include Lucy Simon’s The Secret Garden, Michael John LaChiusa’s Marie Christine (Tony nomination), Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Harvey Schmidt’s 110 in the Shade (Tony nomination), and George C. Wolfe’s Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed. The Juilliard-trained soprano’s opera credits include Poulenc’s La Voix humaine and LaChiusa’s Send at Houston Grand Opera, and Weill’s Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny at Los Angeles Opera. On television, she was seen by millions as the Mother Abbess in NBC’s The Sound of Music Live!, and she played Dr. Naomi Bennett on ABC’s Private Practice. She won an Emmy Award for her role as host of PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center and has received nominations for Wit, A Raisin in the Sun, and Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. Her recent film appearances include Ricki and the Flash, opposite Meryl Streep, and Disney’s upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast, as the Garderobe. An exclusive recording artist for Nonesuch Records, Ms. McDonald has released five solo albums for the label. She also maintains a major career as a concert artist, regularly appearing on the great stages of the world and with leading international orchestras. Of all her many roles, her favorites are the ones performed offstage: passionate advocate for equal rights and homeless youth, wife to actor Will Swenson, and mother to her growing family.

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