Christine Ebersole

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Christine Ebersole has captivated audiences throughout her performing career, from the Broadway stage to television series and specials, films, concert appearances and recordings. Ebersole has received virtually every off-Broadway award and her second Tony Award for Leading Actress in a Musical for her "dual role of a lifetime" as Edith Beale and Little Edie Beale in "Grey Gardens." Other memorable New York stage performances include her recent portrayal of Elizabeth Arden in "War Paint," for which she received her fourth Tony nomination, her Tony Award-winning performance as Dorothy Brock in the smash hit revival of "42nd Street," "Steel Magnolias," "On the Twentieth Century," "Camelot," "Oklahoma," "Dinner at Eight," for which she received both Tony and Outer Critics Circle Nominations, "The Best Man," "Blithe Spirit" and her Obie and Drama Desk-nominated appearance in Alan Bennett's "Talking Heads." Additionally, Ebersole recently made her operatic debut with the L.A. Opera in "Candide."

Ebersole has appeared in numerous feature films, including "The Wolf of Wall Street," "Amadeus," "Tootsie," "Richie Rich," "Black Sheep," "Dead Again," "Folks!," "Ghost Dad," "True Crime," "My Girl 2" and "The Big Wedding" (which also featured an original composition that she wrote for the end credits). Also, she has an extensive list of television credits, including her portrayal of White Diamond in "Steven Universe," three seasons of the comedy "Sullivan and Son," "Royal Pains," "Madam Secretary," "Blue Bloods," and "Search Party." She was a series regular on the 1981-1982 season of "Saturday Night Live." Christine Ebersole plays Dottie in "Bob Hearts Abishola."

In concert, Ebersole has appeared in numerous halls throughout the country, including the Kennedy Center, Symphony Hall Boston, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Carnegie Hall. Memorable concert appearances include "The Grapes of Wrath" at Carnegie Hall, San Francisco Symphony's tribute to Leonard Bernstein, the Boston Pops concert version of "A Little Night Music," and "Gershwin at 100: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall" and "The Rodgers & Hart Story: Thou Swell, Thou Witty," which were both recorded for PBS.

A recording artist as well, Ms. Ebersole has released the albums Christine Ebersole: Live at the Cinegrill, In Your Dreams, Sunday in New York, Christine Ebersole Sings Noel Coward and Strings Attached.

Ebersole grew up in Winnetka, Ill. She attended MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Ill. and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. Her birthday is Feb. 21. Please visit her website at www.christineebersole.com.

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