Los Angeles - Acclaimed actor, singer and songwriter, Cheyenne Jackson makes his Walt Disney Concert Hall debut with “Music of the Mad Men Era” a one-night-only performance on Saturday, April 26. Joining him on stage are special guests, actresses Jane Lynch and Rebecca Romijn, also making their Walt Disney Concert hall debuts. This concert closes the LA Phil’s 2013/14 Songbook Series.
Jackson and his 13 piece band will perform standards from the ‘50s and ‘60s; tunes made famous by such icons of the era as Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Tom Jones and contemporary songs such as Amy Winehouse’s “You Know I'm No Good,” arranged and performed in the style of the era. The concert, which takes place shortly after the new season of Mad Men premieres on April 13 on AMC, will invoke the Mad Men feel - four-part harmonies, subtle Latin beats, swing rhythms and the era’s signature suave style. Ben Toth services as musical director.
Jackson is a multi-talented actor, singer, and song writer appearing on stage, in film and television and in concert. Last fall he starred on Broadway opposite Henry Winkler, Ari Graynor, and Alicia Silverstone in David West Read's new play The Performers and was most recently seen in Steven Soderbergh's Behind the Candelabra with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon. He works regularly in films, including the portrayal of “Mark Bingham” in the 2006 Academy Award-nominated United 93, The Green starring Julia Ormond and Ileana Douglas, and Price Check with Parker Posey. On television Cheyenne was “Danny Baker” on 30 Rock for four years, and portrayed “Dustin Goolsby” on the hit TV series Glee. On and off Broadway, Cheyenne has starred in a number of 8, Finian's Rainbow, Damn Yankees, Xanadu, All Shook Up, the premiere cast of Altar Boyz, Aida, Thoroughly Modern Millie, On the 20th Century, and The 24 Hour Plays.
Cheyenne Jackson: Music of the Mad Men Era takes place April 26, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. at the Walt Disney Concert Hall located at 111 South Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles. For more information and tickets visit: laphil.com.