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Kate Baldwin Concert Tickets On Sale Wednesday, October 2 at Noon

Former Milwaukeean Headlines Skylight Night Gala Saturday, October 26 Benefiting Skylight Music Theatre on its 60th Anniversary

By - Oct 2nd, 2019 10:53 am
Kate Baldwin. Photo courtesy of the Skylight Music Theatre.

Kate Baldwin. Photo courtesy of the Skylight Music Theatre.

Milwaukee, Wis. (October 2, 2019) — Kate Baldwin, a two-time Broadway Tony Award nominee and former Milwaukeean, will headline the Skylight Night Gala, an annual fundraiser benefiting Skylight Music Theatre.

Concert-only tickets for her Skylight Night Gala performance on Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Skylight’s beautiful Cabot Theatre, will go on sale today [Wednesday, October 2] at noon. Tickets are $50, $75 and $100 and available through Skylight Music Theatre’s Box Office at the Broadway Theatre Center. Call (414) 291-7800 or visit 158 N. Broadway in Milwaukee’s Third Ward. Box Office hours are noon to 6 p.m.

Skylight is Milwaukee’s professional Equity music theatre company celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2019-2020. Skylight produces the full spectrum of music theatre ranging from blockbuster Broadway musicals to reimagined operas, from delightful operettas to contemporary off-Broadway shows. Internationally recognized, Skylight is known for its artistic excellence, versatility and virtuoso ensemble productions.

The October 26 concert features Baldwin singing signature songs from her acclaimed performances in Hello Dolly!, Finian’s Rainbow, Giant, and Big Fish while sharing personal anecdotes and stories about how each song became part of her life. Baldwin received a Tony Award nomination for her recent role as Irene Molloy in the revival of Hello Dolly! starring alongside Bette Midler and Bernadette Peters. She was also nominated in 2009 for her starring role in Finian’s Rainbow.

The Skylight Night concert is adapted from Baldwin’s one-woman show, How Did You Get This Number? which completed a sold-out run at New York’s Feinstein’s/54 Below. Baldwin will be accompanied by her long-time friend and collaborator, Georgia Stitt. The concert will also feature songs from composers such as Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Kern, Frank Loesser and Kander & Ebb.

Milwaukee Roots

A native of Evanston, Ill., Baldwin grew up in Milwaukee and is a graduate of Shorewood High School, where she got her start as part of that school’s acclaimed theatre program led by legendary drama teacher Barbara Gensler.

“I am looking forward to connecting with dear Milwaukee friends, including my first singing teacher, Lee Dougherty Ross, my Shorewood High School family, and offering my support to the outstanding legacy of Skylight Music Theatre on its 60th year,” said Baldwin.

Tickets & Box Office

Concert-only tickets go on sale Wed. October 2 at noon. Tickets are $50, $75 and $100 and available through Skylight Music Theatre’s Box Office at the Broadway Theatre Center. Call (414) 291-7800 or visit 158 N. Broadway. Box Office hours are noon to 6 p.m.

About Kate Baldwin

Baldwin is a veteran of Broadway and national stages alike. She starred in the hit 2017 Broadway revival of Hello Dolly! as Irene Molloy alongside Bette Midler, Bernadette Peters and Donna Murphy, earning Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critic Circle Award nominations. She has been nominated for numerous awards, the most recent being the Lucille Lortel for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for her work in Superhero by Tom Kitt and John Logan at Second Stage.

Her work on Broadway includes principal roles in Big Fish and Wonderful Town and appearances in the casts of The Full Monty and Thoroughly Modern Millie. But it was her starring role in the 2009 revival of Yip Harburg’s and Burton Lane’s hit classic musical, Finian’s Rainbow, which drew Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critic’s Circle Award nominations and put her on the map as a Broadway leading lady.

Baldwin has appeared off Broadway in the revival of John and Jen at Keen Company and in Michael John LaChiusa and Sybille Pearson’s Giant at the Public, garnering Drama Desk nominations for both. She starred in The King and I at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas in San Francisco, Detroit, and Toronto, The Women at The Old Globe, Henry V at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, I Do, I Do at Westport Country Playhouse, She Loves Me at the Willliamstown Theatre Festival, and The Music Man and South Pacific at Arena Stage, drawing a Helen Hayes Award nomination.

In NYC, she has performed in concert with the New York Pops, New York Philharmonic and at the American Songbook series at Lincoln Center as well as the legendary New York nightclubs Feinstein’s at the Regency, Birdland and 54 Below. Her concert work also includes several appearances with Stephen Sondheim as a featured performer in his critically acclaimed evening, “A Conversation with Stephen Sondheim.” Kate has sung as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival, with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Portland Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra and the River Concert Series. On television, her work includes a guest star on NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU,” the PBS filming of Stephen Sondheim’s Passion and Kander and Ebb’s First You Dream.

“We suppose there are some things that Baldwin cannot do, but over the past decade we have yet to see her be anything but superb,” says Steven Suskin of Playbill. Her debut album on PS Classics, “Let’s See What Happens” features Lane and Harburg songs from both stage and film. Her second album celebrates the work of lyricist Sheldon Harnick and is entitled, She Loves Him. Both will be available for sale at the Skylight Night Gala concert or at www.psclassics.com. Baldwin is a graduate of Northwestern University and lives with her husband and son in Maplewood, NJ.

About Skylight Music Theatre

Skylight Music Theatre celebrates its 60th Anniversary Season in 2019-2020. Its mission since 1959: To bring the full spectrum of music theatre works to a wide and diverse audience in celebration of the musical and theatrical arts and their reflection of the human condition. Skylight performs in the beautiful, intimate 350-Cabot Theatre, which allows audiences to feel close to the vibrant emotions on stage.

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