Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole

BIO

Tony Award-Winner CHRISTINE EBERSOLE Releases
STRINGS ATTACHED November 26, 2013
Featuring Violinist Aaron Weinstein
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Debuts the CD in Her First Engagement November 6-8
At New York City’s Sophisticated Vocal Hot Spot 54 Below
Tony Award-winner Christine Ebersole is a multi-talented, renowned actress and singer
with a great love for American standards as heard on Strings Attached, her new
recording for the Grammy Award-nominated New York City label, Motéma Music. Her
5th solo release, Strings Attached – as described in the liner notes by fellow cabaret singer
Ann Hampton Callaway – is…a musical jazz age party, on what sounds like an
intoxicating spring night, with songs that sip as dry as a martini and toss back as warm
as whisky.”

Featuring violinist Aaron Weinstein, the CD will be released November 26, 2013, and
was produced by Birdland Jazz club owner, Gianni Valenti. It is a collection of lush,
orchestral, classic songs from the 20’s through the 40’s from legends including George
Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, Cole Porter and Fats Waller. Ms. Ebersole expertly animates
the stories of the songs and leaves an indelible emotional impression. She will debut the
music live in New York City November 6-8th at one of the city’s most dazzling and
praised venues for cabaret and jazz, 54 Below. The engagement marks her debut at the
noted club and will feature the Aaron Weinstein Trio. November 6 – 7 @ 7pm.

Shares Ms. Ebersole: Aaron had this intriguing idea based on how the human voice is
the closest match to the violin. After coming up with song ideas, we performed the music
at Birdland in November of 2011. We had such a wonderful response that Gianni
suggested we make a recording. It’s exciting to know we’ll be together again live at 54
Below.

In concert, Ms. Ebersole has performed with leading symphonies around the world and at
acclaimed international venues including The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing
Arts, Tanglewood, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Carnegie Hall, recently
participating in the opening night gala for their 118th season. She’s performed twice for
the Kennedy Center Honors and has often appeared on PBS in televised concerts,
including her star turns in Ira Gershwin at 100: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall and the
Rodgers & Hart Story: Thou Swell, Thou Witty. She can be heard on the new CD by
Charles Bloom performing “What’s a Woman to Do,” and will perform her cabaret show
on tour this fall. Her recorded albums include Christine Ebersole: Live at the Cinegrill;
In Your Dreams and Sunday in New York with Billy Stritch; and Christine Ebersole Sings Noel Coward.

Weinstein was named a “Rising Star Violinist” by Downbeat Magazine and has earned a
reputation as one of the finest jazz violinists of his generation, having appeared as a
soloist at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center and at Wolf Trap. The great Tony
Bennett dubbed him “Groucho of the violin” and jazz guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli
called him “a perfect musician.”

TV/Film/Stage Career. Currently seen every week on the TBS television series
“Sullivan & Sons,” Ms. Ebersole captivates audiences whether on TV, film, stage or
recording. She will be a special guest on the much-discussed FX TV show American
Horror Story as part of the Coven series. She will be seen in Martin Scorsese’s much anticipated film coming this fall, The Wolf of Wall Street. She has an extensive list of
screen credits including appearances on the following TV shows: Retired at 35, Royal
Pains, Ugly Betty, Law and Order SVU, Boston Legal, Samantha Who, and Will and
Grace. Film credits include Amadeus, Tootsie, Richie Rich, Black Sheep, Dead Again,
Folks!, Ghost Dad, True Crime, My Girl 2, Mac and Me, Confessions of a Shopaholic
and most recently The Big Wedding, which also featured an original composition that she
wrote for the end credits.

She received 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. Acclaimed by critics
and audiences alike, the show was nominated for ten Tony Awards, including Best
Musical, and its CD was nominated for a Grammy Award. Other memorable New York
stage performances include her Tony Award-winning performance as Dorothy Brock in
the smash hit revival 42nd Street, Steel Magnolias, On the Twentieth Century, Camelot,
Oklahoma, Dinner at Eight (Tony and Outer Critics Circle nominations), The Best Man,
and the recent revival of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit. She has starred in five City Center
Encores! Productions, most recently receiving unanimous praise for her starring role as
Margo Channing in Applause.

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