New Year's Eve

The New York Philharmonic

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Holidays at the Philharmonic

New Year's Eve: Celebrating Sondheim

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$200-305

Date & Times

31

Dec, 2019

Tuesday, 7:30 PM

Event Info

This concert is a Special Event of the 2019–20 season.

Living legend and multi-award winner Stephen Sondheim’s oeuvre takes center stage at the New York Philharmonic’s New Year’s Eve concert, hosted by Sondheim specialist Bernadette Peters and featuring Tony Award winner Katrina Lenk (The Band’s Visit) — soon to star in Company — and music from Company, Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, Sweeney Todd, and more. Ring in 2020 with the Philharmonic and the music of this American master!

This performance will be broadcast on Live From Lincoln Center on PBS. Check local listings.

 

Program To Include

Stephen Sondheim / Arr. D. Sebesky

Suite from Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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Stephen Sondheim / Arr. D. Sebesky

Suite from Into the Woods

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Stephen Sondheim / Arr. D. Sebesky

Multitudes of Amys, from Company

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Stephen Sondheim / Arr. M. Starobin

Suite from Assassins

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Stephen Sondheim

Losing My Mind, from Follies

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Stephen Sondheim

Could I Leave You? from Follies

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Stephen Sondheim / Arr. D. Sebesky

Send in the Clowns, from A Little Night Music

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Stephen Sondheim / Arr. M. Starobin

Suite from Sunday in the Park with George

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Artists

Alexander Gemignani

Conductor

Alexander Gemignani

Conductor

Alexander Gemignani

Conductor

Alexander Gemignani’s Broadway credits include Valjean in Les Misérables (for which he received a Drama League nomination), The Beadle in Sweeney Todd (Drama Desk nomination), Hinckley in Assassins (Theatre World Award), Moishe in The People in the Picture, and Boatman/Dennis in Sunday in the Park with George. He has appeared Off-Broadway in Road Show at the Public Theater (Drama League nomination), Headstrong at Ensemble Studio Theatre, and Avenue Q at the Vineyard Theatre. Highlights of his regional appearances include The Three Sisters at Cincinnati Playhouse, The Boys From Syracuse at The Shakespeare Theatre of D.C., and the title character in the world premiere of the musical Saint-Ex at The Weston Playhouse.

Mr. Gemignani last appeared with the New York Philharmonic in 2010 for Sondheim! The Birthday Concert. He appeared in the Live From Lincoln Center broadcast of Sondheim’s Passion and the Great Performances broadcast of South Pacific at Carnegie Hall — both on PBS. He has also performed with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, and he has made several appearances as performer and director in the Broadway by the Year series at New York’s Town Hall.

Alexander Gemignani has appeared on the television shows Homeland, The Good Wife, and Empire State as well as in the film The Producers. His solo show, All at Once, was premiered at the Kennedy Center as part of Barbara Cook’s Spotlight Series in 2011. As a composer, Mr. Gemignani is currently developing two new musicals, having recently written the score for an Off-Broadway play titled Cadence: Home. He is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and a graduate of the University of Michigan Musical Theatre Department.

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Bernadette Peters

Host

Bernadette Peters

Host

Bernadette Peters

Host

Throughout her career, Bernadette Peters has dazzled audiences and critics with her performances on stage and television, in concert, and on recordings. Most recently, she starred on Broadway as Dolly Gallagher Levi in the hit Broadway musical Hello, Dolly!

While best known for her work in the theater, Ms. Peters’s career also boasts an impressive list of television credits, including Amazon Prime’s Mozart in the Jungle, which won the 2016 Golden Globe for Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy. She also co-starred in CBS All Access’s The Good Fight, a spin-off of the network’s popular series The Good Wife. 

One of Broadway’s most critically acclaimed performers, Ms. Peters has won numerous accolades, including three Tony Awards, a Golden Globe, three Grammy nominations, three Emmy nominations, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

Ms. Peters has recorded six solo albums, including the Grammy-nominated I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight, Sondheim, Etc.: Bernadette Peters Live at Carnegie Hall, and Bernadette Peters Loves Rodgers & Hammerstein, in addition to numerous Grammy Award–winning Broadway cast recordings.

Bernadette Peters devotes her time and talents to numerous events that benefit Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS. Her “pet project” Broadway Barks, co-founded with Mary Tyler Moore, is an annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event that benefits shelter animals throughout the New York City area. A New York Times best-selling author, Ms. Peters has penned three children’s books: Broadway Barks, Stella is a Star, and Stella and Charlie: Friends Forever. All proceeds from the sale of these books benefit Broadway Barks. Ms. Peters resides in New York with her rescue dogs, Charlie and Rosalia. 

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Katrina Lenk

Vocalist

Katrina Lenk

Vocalist

Katrina Lenk

Vocalist

Katrina Lenk is a triple-threat artist who segues seamlessly between stage and screen. She most recently starred as Dina in Broadway’s Tony Award–winning production of The Band’s Visit and earned a Tony Award, Grammy Award, Emmy Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Outer Critics Circle Nomination, Chita Rivera Award Nomination, Drama League Award Nomination, Theatre World Awards’ Dorothy Louden Award, and a Clarence Derwent Award for Breakout Female of the Year. Ms. Lenk also starred on Broadway in Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel’s Indecent (Outer Critics Circle Nomination). Her other Broadway credits include Once, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, and The Miracle Worker. Additional theater credits include iWitness (Mark Taper Forum), Lost Land (Steppenwolf), Caucasian Chalk Circle (South Coast Repertory), and Lovelace: A Rock Opera (Los Angeles / Edinburgh). 

To television audiences, Katrina Lenk is known for her pivotal roles on hit series, including a recent major series arc on The Village, The Good Fight, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Elementary, The Get Down, The Blacklist, According to Jim, and Will and Grace. On the big screen, she appeared in Look Away, Evol: The Theory of Love, Elan Vital, Crime Fiction, Kiss Me in the Dark, and Space Daze. Ms. Lenk is the ringleader of the band / performance art piece Moxy Phinx.

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Lonny Price

Director

Lonny Price

Director

Lonny Price

Director

On Broadway Lonny Price has directed Sunset Boulevard, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, 110 in the Shade, Master Harold ... and the Boys, Sally Marr and Her Escorts (which he co-wrote with Joan Rivers and Erin Sanders), Urban Cowboy, and A Class Act (Tony Award–nominated book co-written with Linda Kline). Off-Broadway, Mr. Price directed Scotland, PA, which had its world premiere at Roundabout Theatre Company’s Laura Pels Theatre in fall 2019. His West End credits include Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill and, for English National Opera, Carousel, Sunset Boulevard, Sweeney Todd, and Man of La Mancha. His film and television credits include his version of the New York Philharmonic’s productions of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd and Company. He also directed the stage and television versions of his tribute to Stephen Sondheim with the New York Philharmonic, Sondheim: The Birthday Concert! (Emmy Award). Other Philharmonic collaborations include the Live From Lincoln Center broadcasts of Camelot and Sweeney Todd (Emmy Award) and the Great Performances broadcast of Candide. He also earned an Emmy for his production of Sondheim’s Passion. Additional television credits include Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill for HBO. His documentary Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened premiered at the New York Film Festival and was named one of The New York Times’s Top 10 Films of 2016. His documentary Hal Prince: The Director’s Life (PBS) was also critically acclaimed.

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