CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Performance Friday, October 29, 2010 | 8 PM

Michael Feinstein
Cheyenne Jackson

THE POWER OF TWO AT CARNEGIE HALL

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
One is the foremost interpreter of American song and host of a primetime PBS series on the American Songbook. The other is a star of Glee and 30 Rock, making his Carnegie Hall debut. Together, Feinstein and Jackson are what The New York Times calls “passionate, impeccably harmonized, and groundbreaking.”

Performers

  • Cheyenne Jackson
  • John Oddo, Musical Director and Pianist
  • Michael Feinstein

Program

    Program is approximately 1 hour, 50 minutes, including one intermission

Bios

  • Cheyenne Jackson

    Cheyenne Jackson is a multitalented award-winning stage, film, and television actor. He is currently appearing on NBC's 30 Rock as Danny Baker and Fox's Glee as Dustin Goolsby (the evil new coach of Vocal Adrenaline). In 2011, he will be seen on HBO's final season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, and in the films Smile and The Green with Julia Ormond.

    Both on Broadway and Off-Broadway, Mr. Jackson has starred in Finian's Rainbow (Drama Desk nomination), Damn Yankees, Xanadu (Drama League and Drama Desk nominations), The Agony and the Agony, All Shook Up (Theatre World Award, and Drama League and Outer Critics Circle nominations), Altar Boyz, Aida, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Cartells, On the 20th Century, Damn Yankees, and The 24 Hour Plays. Mr. Jackson portrayed Mark Bingham in Universal Pictures Academy Award-nominated film United 93. His other film and television credits include Curiosity, Hysteria, Lipstick Jungle, Photo Op, Law and Order, Family Practice, It Takes a Village, Life on Mars, and Ugly Betty. Mr. Jackson is an international ambassador for amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research), and the national ambassador and spokesperson for the Hetrick-Martin Institute.
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  • Michael Feinstein

    Michael Feinstein-the multiplatinum-selling, five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer-is one of the premier interpreters of American popular song. He can be heard on The Sinatra Project, his 2009 Concord Records release that celebrates the music of "Ol' Blue Eyes," and seen in the PBS series Michael Feinstein's American Songbook, now available on DVD.

    If that weren't enough, Mr. Feinstein will serve as artistic director of the Center for the Performing Arts-a $170 million, three-theater venue in Carmel, Indiana-scheduled to open in January 2011. The theater will be home to an annual international Great American Songbook festival, diverse live programming, and a museum for Mr. Feinstein's rare memorabilia and manuscripts.

    Mr. Feinstein has written the score for the new stage musical The Gold Room, and he is working with MGM to turn The Thomas Crown Affair into a Broadway musical. He also is designing a new piano for Steinway called "The First Ladies," inspired by the White House piano.

    Mr. Feinstein started playing piano by ear when he was five. As a teenager, he played at weddings and parties in Columbus, Ohio. After graduating from high school, he worked in local piano lounges, moving to Los Angeles when he was 20. Through the widow of legendary concert pianist-actor Oscar Levant, he was introduced to Ira Gershwin in July 1977. He became his assistant for six years, giving Mr. Feinstein access to numerous unpublished Gershwin songs that he has since performed and recorded.

    More than simply a performer, Mr. Feinstein is nationally recognized for his commitment to celebrating America's popular song and preserving its legacy for the next generation. He serves on the Library of Congress's National Recording Preservation Board, ensuring the survival, conservation, and increased public availability of America's sound-recording heritage.
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Audio

“Someone to Watch Over Me” from The Power of Two
Michael Feinstein and Cheyenne Jackson  
Harbinger Records

This performance is part of The Originals.

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