BERNARD TWP. – The American Theater Group (ATG), Somerset County’s professional regional theater company, celebrating its 10th season, will honor two-time Tony Award-winning actress Christine Ebersole as a Fellow at its annual gala on Sunday, June 26th Cultural Arts Center in London honors Sonnengrat.
“We are thrilled to honor Christine, a true Broadway legend,” said Jim Vagias, ATG’s Artistic Director of Production. “She was instrumental in the early development of ATG, being a member of our Advisory Board along with other theater luminaries such as Harold Prince. She is an advocate for the arts, an artist of unparalleled talent and reach, and a proud resident of New Jersey. We are proud to give her the recognition she rightly deserves.”
The gala runs from 6pm to 9pm and features an open bar, gourmet canapes and morsels, a silent auction, itinerant magicians and performances by and for Ebersole.
The Fellowship Cultural Arts Center, where ATG is currently based, is located on the campus of the Fellowship Village senior community at 8000 Fellowship Road in Basking Ridge.
Tickets are $125 each and are currently available at www.americantheatergroup.org or by check to: American Theater Group, 57 Farms Road Circle, East Brunswick, NJ, 08816.
Ebersole received virtually every Off-Broadway award and her second Tony for her dual role of a lifetime on Gray Gardens.
Other Broadway credits include War Paint, for which she received a Tony nomination; 42nd Street (Tony Price); “Steel Magnolias”, “On the Twentieth Century”, “Camelot”, “Oklahoma!”, “Dinner at Eight” (Tony nominated), “The Best Man” and “Blithe Spirit”.
She has appeared in many feature films including Licorice Pizza, Steven Universe: The Movie, Driveways, The Wolf of Wall Street, Amadeus, Tootsie, Richie Rich, Black Sheep, Dead Again, Folks!, Ghost Dad, True Crime, My Girl 2, and The Big Wedding, which includes an original composition she wrote and performed for the end credits.
Her extensive television credits include the current CBS comedy Bob Heart’s “Abishola”, Woody Allen’s “Crisis in Six Scenes”, “Search Party”, “Steven Universe Future”, “Steven Universe”, “Sullivan and Son”, ” Royal Pains”, “Madam Secretary”, “American Horror Story”, “Ugly Betty”, “Law and Order: SVU”, “Pose”, “Blue Bloods”, “Boston Legal and Wille und Grace.”
She appeared as Tessie Tura in Gypsy, starring Bette Midler, and was a series regular on the 1981-82 season of Saturday Night Live.
Ebersole has performed in numerous concert halls across the country, including the Kennedy Center, Boston Symphony Hall and Carnegie Hall. She also performed many critically acclaimed cabaret performances across the country.
CDs include “In Your Dreams”, “Sunday in New York”, “Christine Ebersole Sings Noel Coward” and “Strings Attached”.
Founded in 2012, ATG produces new and classic works primarily by American playwrights, with an emphasis on the development of new works and the rediscovery of undeservedly neglected older works.
It also offers quality artistic education initiatives. The ATG program is made possible in part by funding from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the NJ State Council on the Arts.
The Fellowship Cultural Arts Center is home to the 257-seat Mitchell and Ann Sieminski multipurpose theater.
The program, open to the public, includes theatre, opera, symphony, jazz and ballet, with performances by the New Jersey Festival Orchestra, New Jersey Ballet, Light Opera of New Jersey, American Theater Group, Centenary Stage Company and Trilogy Repertory.