Carnegie Hall Presents

The Originals

It takes something special to be deemed an original, a quality that is truly fresh and inventive. This season, this popular series raises the curtain on several original icons of the Great White Way and the Great American Songbook, with performances by Broadway luminaries Patti LuPone and Kristin Chenoweth, as well as famed cabaret crooner Michael Feinstein.

Patti LuPone

Michael Feinstein

Kristin Chenoweth

Patti LuPone

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, November 7, 2013 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Patti LuPone


Joseph Thalken, Musical Director and Piano
Andy Stein, Violin
Larry Saltzman, Guitar
Antony Geralis, Accordion
John Beal, Bass
Paul Pizzuti, Percussion


Special Appearance by Bridget Everett

Program

FAR AWAY PLACES
Conceived and Directed by Scott Wittman
Musical Arrangements by Joseph Thalken
Dialogue by Jeffrey Richman, Scott Wittman, and Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone “generates more raw excitement than any other performer on the Broadway and cabaret axis” (The New York Times). The two-time Tony Award winner has portrayed some of Broadway’s most memorable leading ladies, including Mama Rose in Gypsy, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, and Eva Perón in Evita. She returns to Carnegie Hall for a special one-night-only performance of Far Away Places, a travelogue of styles and stories that traces the actress’s wanderlust with songs from the likes of Kurt Weill, Cole Porter, and Edith Piaf.

Michael Feinstein

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, February 14, 2014 | 8 PM

Performers

Michael Feinstein


with
Laura Osnes
Julian Ovenden


Tedd Firth, Music Director and Piano
Bucky Pizzarelli, Guitar
Mark McLean, Drums
Sean Smith, Bass
Tony Kadleck, Trumpet
Aaron Heick, Saxophone
Hailed as “the most prominent ambassador of the Great American Songbook” (Los Angeles Times), Michael Feinstein has received national recognition for his commitment to celebrating America’s popular song and preserving its legacy for the next generation. For this special Valentine’s Day treat, he’s joined by Laura Osnes, who delighted Broadway audiences with her Tony-nominated performances in Bonnie and Clyde and Cinderella; and Julian Ovenden, an English stage, television, and film actor and singer who is featured in the fourth season of Downton Abbey.

Listen

"The More I See You"


Michael Feinstein
Duckhole Records

Kristin Chenoweth

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, May 3, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Kristin Chenoweth
Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Musical Director and Piano

Program

The Evolution of a Soprano
Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander
Actress and recording artist Kristin Chenoweth returns to Carnegie Hall for the first time since her sold-out solo debut in 2004. Since then, she's effortlessly transitioned between stage, television, and film. She received a Best Supporting Actress Emmy for her work on Pushing Daisies and a Tony for her performance in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, as well as nominations for her roles in Fox's Glee and Broadway's Wicked.