About This Event
Feinstein's at the Nikko presents Tony Award-winner and American Theater Hall of Fame inductee, Betty Buckley. In this intimate concert, featuring award-winning music director and pianist, Christian Jacob, Betty will take audiences on a journey through story and song as only this singular artist can.
Dubbed "The Voice of Broadway," the multitalented artist is one of a precious few who helped change the face of musical theatre acting with her realistic, naturalistic approach to roles that run the gamut from the wife of an early U.S. President (1776), which marked Buckley's Broadway debut, through a critically acclaimed, Olivier Award-nominated performance as deluded, silent-screen star Norma Desmond (Sunset Boulevard), a part she re-created on Broadway to equal success.
Whether she's breaking your heart with Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Memory" in her Tony-winning turn as Grizabella the Glamour Cat in "CATS", bringing down the house with "The Writing on the Wall" in a gender-bending performance in "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" or simultaneously frightening and moving an entire audience as religious fanatic Margaret White in the cult-classic musical "Carrie", a Betty Buckley performance is one that remains indelibly etched into one's mind and soul.
In April 2009 Buckley received the Texas Medal of the Arts Award in Theater, following her induction into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in Austin, TX, in March 2007. She has been awarded two honorary doctorates of fine arts for her contribution to the musical theatre by Marymount College and the Boston Conservatory of Music. In 2012 Buckley was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame, where her name — engraved on the walls of the Gershwin Theatre — is forever linked with the greatest stars Broadway has ever produced, from its inception to present day.