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2012-03-17

7:30PM

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"It's as though a strong current soars through her body, creating a sound that must be expressed and that is a glorious sound."
- Andrew Gans, Playbill.com

Betty Buckley

Featuring: Betty Buckley - vocal
Christian Jacob - piano
Scott Lee - bass

Betty Buckley won a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella, the Glamour Cat, in Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS. She received her second Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a musical for her performance as Hesione in TRIUMPH OF LOVE, and an Olivier Award nomination for her interpretation of Norma Desmond in the London production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARD, which she repeated to more rave reviews on Broadway.

Her other Broadway credits include 1776, PIPPIN, SONG AND DANCE, THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD and CARRIE. Off-Broadway credits include WHITE'S LIES, Lincoln Center's ELEGIES, the original NYSF production of EDWIN DROOD, THE EROS TRILOGY and JUNO SWANS. Regional credits include GYPSY, THREEPENNY OPERA, CAMINO REAL, BUFFALO GAL and ARSENIC AND OLD LACE. She starred in the London production of PROMISES, PROMISES.

She co-starred in M. Night Shyamalan's THE HAPPENING released in June 2008. Other films include her debut in Brian de Palma's screen version of Stephen King's CARRIE, Bruce Beresford's TENDER MERCIES, Roman Polanski's FRANTIC, Woody Allen's ANOTHER WOMAN and Lawrence Kasden's WYATT EARP.

On television, Buckley appeared in THE PACIFIC for HBO and appeared on the 2006 Kennedy Center Honors. She has also starred for three seasons in the HBO series OZ and as Abby Bradford in the hit series EIGHT IS ENOUGH. She has appeared as a guest star in numerous television series, miniseries and films for television including EVERGREEN, ROSES FOR THE RICH, the CBS series WITHOUT A TRACE, LAW & ORDER: SVU for NBC and ABC Family's PRETTY LITTLE LIARS.

Buckley has recorded 12 CD's, among them BOOTLEG: BOARDMIXES FROM THE ROAD, QUINTESSENCE and BETTY BUCKLEY 1967 and the Grammy Nominated STARS AND THE MOON, BETTY BUCKLEY LIVE AT THE DONMAR. Her new CD GHOSTLIGHT produced by T Bone Burnett will be released in 2012.

She received her second Grammy Nomination for the audio book THE DIARIES OF ADAM AND EVE.

For over forty years Ms. Buckley has been a teacher of scene study and song interpretation, giving workshops in Manhattan and various universities and performing arts conservatories around the country. She has been a faculty member in the theatre department of the University of Texas at Arlington, the Terry Schreiber Acting School in New York City and currently teaches in Fort Worth, TX.

In April of 2009, Ms. Buckley received the Texas Medal of Arts Award for Theater and was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in 2007.

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