Tony Award-winner Debbie Gravitte ready to swing in Ridgefield
Published 12:00 am, Sunday, January 28, 2018
Among Broadway fans, Debbie Gravitte is a household name.
The Tony Award-winner comes to the Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, Feb. 3, to celebrate the release of her latest studio album, “Big Band Broadway!” And she’s bringing with her the RK Big Band led by Russ Kassoff.
Audiences can expect: “Swinging orchestrations, blaring brass, and as the Associated Press says ‘one of the best voices on Broadway,’ ” the theater said in its news release.
The concert is part of the theater’s Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series.
Gravitte won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical” for her performance in Jerome Robbins’ “Broadway,” along with a Drama Desk Award nomination and New York Showstopper Award.
After making her Broadway debut in the original cast of “They’re Playing Our Song,” she went on to appear in “Perfectly Frank,” for which she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award, “Blues in the Night,” “Ain’t Broadway Grand,” “Zorba,” “Chicago” and “Les Miserables,” among others. She has also taken her nightclub act around the United States and abroad, and has sung with more than 175 symphony orchestras around the world.
Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge. Saturday, Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m. $47.50. An additional $25 VIP ticket includes priority parking and wine and beer from 6:30 to 7 p.m. 203-438-5795.