The Broadway at Birdland concert series today announced the return of Broadway actress/comedienne Julie Halston to the stage on Monday, July 23 at 7pm.
Julie Halston is currently appearing in the Tony-Award winning Broadway musical,Anything Goes as the hilarious Evangeline Harcourt. Last season she received a Drama Desk Nomination for her acclaimed performance in Charles Busch’s hit play The Divine Sister. Her resume includes Broadway musicals such as Gypsy, Hairspray, The Boys from Syracuse and Anything Goes, as well as hit revivals such as On the Twentieth Century (co-starring Anne Heche and Alec Baldwin), The Women and The Butter and Egg Man.
Primarily known as a comedic actress, she nonetheless has garnered kudos for her work in the plays The Vagina Monologues, Love, Loss and What I Wore and Olive and The Bitter Herbs. Miss Halston is a three-time Drama Desk Nominee, a two-time Outer Critics Nominee and a two-time Drama League Nominee. Her theatrical life originated when she and renowned playwright, Charles Busch helped found the now-legendary Off-Broadway company, Theatre-in Limbo, where they co-starred in many of the productions, including Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, Red Scare on Sunset, The Lady in Question and Shanghai Moon. Both she and Mr. Busch were among the first recipients to receive the designation “Legend of Off-Broadway” from the Off- Broadway Theatre Alliance. and an Excellence in the Theatre Award from The Abington Theatre Company.
In addition to her prestigious theatrical career, she is known to television audiences as Bitsy Von Muffling on “Sex and The City,” Tina Carmello on “The Class” and Antigone Carruthers on the updated PBS children’s show “The Electric Company.” Miss Halston is also known for her award-winning comedic solo shows, which she has performed all over the country. In New York, her solo shows have been extended five times at the legendary Birdland Jazz Club due to her popularity. If not busy enough, she co-authored (with Donna Daley) the book, “Monologues for Show-Offs,” which is now being used by colleges, casting agents and performers for audition material in all media. They are currently adapting their success with this book into a play.
Miss Halston lives in New York with her husband, Ralph Howard, the anchorman for Howard Stern’s “Howard 100 News Department.” She is devoted to the non-profit organization, The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, which helped her husband enormously after his own diagnosis and successful lung transplant.
Julie Halston in “Classical Julie”
Monday, July 23 at 7pm
Birdland, 315 West 44 Street, NYC
212-581-3080 or BirdlandJazz.com
$25 or $35 cover, $10 food/drink minimum per person