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Lucille Lortel Award winner and Drama Desk Nominee Keith Nobbs is back on stage and audiences couldn’t be more thrilled!

Keith made his Broadway debut in “The Lion Winter” starring Laurence Fishburne and Stockard Channing. He has since gone on to star in “Stupid Kids,” “Hope is the Ting with Feathers” (Drama Dept.), “Free to Be…You and Me” (at Drama Dept., along with fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Daphne Rubin-Vega ), “Four” (for which he won a Lucille Lortel Award and received a Drama Desk Nomination), “Fuddy Meers” (MTC), “Dublin Carol,” “Dog Sees God,” “The Hasty Heart,” and the world premiere of David Mamet’s “Romance” (Atlantic Theatre). Keith’s television credits include “The Pacific,” “The Black Donnellys,” “In Treatment,” “The Sopranos,” “In Plain Sight,” and “Fringe.” On the big screen, Keith has been seen in “Double Whammy,” “Phone Booth,” “25th Hour,” and the independent films “The Briefcase,” “Weakness,” and “Premium.” Now this dynamic actor is taking center stage in the new Broadway play “Lombardi” starring Judith Light and Dan Lauria along with Bill Dawes, Robert Christopher Riley, and Chris Sullivan. “Lombardi” plays at the Circle in the Square Theatre on 50th Street between Broadway & 8th Ave.

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? Barry Dean. He’s a director/visionary/mad man of this theater company Centre Stage in Texas where I grew up. He had crazy ideas to do full length Broadway shows (with harmony and full on choreography) with six year olds. 1986- You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. We rehearsed for six months. During tech, he would keep us there until 2 am and somehow our parents were okay with it. That’s what started it for me.

2. Who is the one person you haven’t worked with that you would like to? So many people. And so many people I want to work with again.

3. What is the best advice you’ve ever received? A bastardized Anais Nin quote: “And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in the bud became greater than the risk it took to bloom.”

4. If you couldn’t be doing what you are doing now, what career would you choose? I would love to write fiction.

5. Favorite ride at an amusement park? Nitro at Six Flags. Gotta be in the first car.

6. Favorite meal off the $1 menu? I skip out on McDonald’s but I do give Wendy’s some love every now and then. The spicy chicken nuggets. Oh yes.

7. Favorite way to stay in shape? Running, yoga, pilates.

8. Boxers or Briefs? Best of both worlds: boxer briefs.

9. Favorite website? Huffington Post– informative yet trashy. Still not on the facebook- after seeing Catfish and Social Network, I am very happy not to be.

10. Superman or Wonder Woman? Superman. I have no time for invisible airplanes.

BONUS QUESTIONS:

11. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? Probably my relatives that have passed away.

12. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that nobody knows about? I’m actually 6’4″.


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Be sure to catch Two-Time Tony Award Winner & fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Christine Ebersole performing at Cafe Carlyle in NYC from February 3-20 dazzling audiences with vibrant voice singing selections from her multitude of CDs as well as Broadway and American standards. Showtimes are Tuesday-Friday at 8:45pm, Saturday 8:45pm & 10:45pm, plus a special Valentine’s Day Show at 8:45pm.

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Congratulations to two-time Tony Award winner and fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Christine Ebersole for winning the 2010 Nightlife Award for “Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist in a Major Engagement.”

The 8th Annual Nightlife Awards ceremony will be held January 25 at 7pm at Town Hall in NYC on 43rd Street (between 6th & 7th Avenue). Bruce Vilanch hosts. For tickets visit www.ticketmaster.com or at Town Hall Box Office (123 West 43rd Street, New York City).

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Two-time Tony Award Winning Actress Christine Ebersole knows how to entertain whether it’s Broadway, cabaret, television, or  feature films. On Broadway, she has won two Tony Awards for “Lead Actress in a Musical” for “42nd Street” & “Grey Gardens” and was nominated for “Lead Actress in a Play” for “Dinner At Eight.” She made her Broadway debut in “Angel Street” in 1976. Other Broadway credits include “I Love My Wife” with Joanna Gleason & James Naughton, “On The Twentieth Century” with Kevin Kline and Imogene Cocoa, Agnes de Millie’s revival of “Oklahoma” (where she put her signature on the role of “Ado Annie”), “Camelot” with Richard Burton, Stephen Sondheim’s “Getting Away With Murder,” “The Three Sisters,” “Steel Magnolias,” and “Blithe Spirit.” Off-Broadway, Christine has been honored with an Obie, Outer Circle Critics, and Drama Desk Awards for “Best Actress” in a Musical” for “Grey Gardens” (before it moved to Broadway) as well as an Outer Circle Critics & Obie Award for her performance in “Talking Heads.”

In addition to theatre Christine has delighted audiences on television for over 20 years. During her one year tenure on ABC’s “One Life To Live,” Christine received an Emmy Nomination for her role as “Maxie McDermott.” She also starred on “Saturday Night Live” from 1981-1982. Her numerous guest starring and recurring roles include USA’s “Royal Pains,” “Samantha Who?,” “Cashmere Mafia,” “Lipstick Jungle,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Will & Grace,” “Related,” “Rachel Gunn, R.N.,” “Ally McBeal,” “Crossing Jordan,” and “Murphy Brown.” Her TV movie credits include “Mary and Rhoda”, “Gypsy” with Bette Midler, “Dying to Love You,” “The Dollmaker” with  Jane Fonda, USA’s “Unexpected Family” and “Unexpected Life”  (both with Stockard Channing) as well as “Double Platinum” with Diana Ross.

Her feature film credits include “Amadeus,” “Tootsie,” “Thief of Hearts”, Billy Cosby’s “Ghost Dad,” “Folks!,” “Dead Again,” “My Girl 2,” “Richie Rich,” “Black Sheep,” and ‘Til There Was You.”

As if theatre, television, and movies weren’t enough, Christine also entertains crowds with her sold-out cabaret shows (many times performing with the one and only Billy Stritch, who is also a fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant). She has performed in such legendary cabaret venues as Birdland, Feinstein’s At The Regency, The Metropolitan Room, and Cinegrill. Her CDs include: “Live at the Cinegrill,” “In Your Dreams,” and “Sunday In New York” (both with Billy Stritich).

You can catch Christine and Billy in concert together from December 2-5 at Birdland in New York City performing their holiday extravaganza “Town & Country Christmas,” featuring seasonal classics from their past shows as well as some brand-new material. They are sure to sell out fast, so get your tickets now! For more on Christine Ebersole, be sure to visit: http://www.christineebersole.com.

1. What is the highest and lowest note you can sing? Lowest is a D below middle C.  Highest is an E above high C.

2. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that no one knows about? I play the nose trumpet, but everyone knows that.

3. Who is the one person you haven’t worked with that you would like to? Alan Rickman.

4. Who do you consider to be your hero? Luke Rudkowski.

5. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? Paris.

6. What was your first fan encounter like? I don’t remember.

7. If you couldn’t be doing what you are doing now, what career would you choose? Wealthy.

8. Favorite play/musical? “Grey Gardens.”

9. Favorite website: www.wearechange.org.

10. “Mary” or “Rhoda”? They are both friends of mine.

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