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Christine Ebersole

Christine Ebersole has enchanted audiences throughout her performing career, from the Broadway stage to television series and specials, films, concert appearances, and recordings. Ms. Ebersole 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 Edie 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, Oklahoma, Dinner at Eight (Tony and Outer Critics Circle nominations), and The Best Man. She has starred in five City Center Encores! Productions, most recently receiving unanimous praise for her starring role as Margo Channing in Applause.

Ms. Ebersole has appeared in many hit movies, including Tootsie, Richie Rich, Black Sheep, Amadeus, Dead Again, True Crime, and the soon to be released Confessions of a Shopaholic. On television, she was seen a the stripper Tessie Tura in Bette Midler's Gypsy, co-starred in the reunion film Mary and Rhoda, with Diana Ross in Double Platinum, with Jane Fonda in the critically acclaimed The Dollmaker, and had guest starring roles in such hit shows as Will and Grace, Murphy Brown, Cashmere Mafia, and Boston Legal. Ms. Ebersole was a series regular on Saturday Night Live during the 1981-82 season.

In concert, Ms. Ebersole has appeared in numerous halls throughout the country. After making her debut with the Boston Pops two years ago, she returns to Boston's Symphony hall and Tanglewood this season starring as Desiree Armfeldt in a concert version of A Little Night Music with the Boston Pops. In televised concerts, she has often appeared on PBS, including her star turns in Ira Gershwin at 100: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall and the Rodgers & Hart Story: Thou Swell, Thou Witty. In December 2006 she performed on the Kennedy Center Honors on CBS.

A recording artist as well, Ms. Ebersole has released such albums as Christine Ebersole: Live at the Cinegrill, In Your Dreams, and Sunday in New York. For more information, please visit her website at: www.christineebersole.com.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2011.
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Christine Ebersole Facts

BirthdayFebruary 21, 1953 (71)
BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

Selected Filmography

Richie Rich
The Big Wedding
Amadeus: Director's Cut
Family Favorites: 10-Movie Collection
Mac And Me
My Favorite Martian
Dead Again
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