Broadway Star To Perform Concert Sept. 4

Aug. 10, 2004
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by Julie Campbell Carlson

Tony Award-winning star Debbie Gravitte will perform a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, in Jones Theatre in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. Sponsored by Baylor University's department of theater arts, all proceeds will benefit the Patricia W. Cook Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Last seen on Broadway in "Chicago," Gravitte made her Broadway debut in the original cast of "They're Playing Our Song" and went on to appear in "Perfectly Frank," "Blues in the Night," "Zorba" and "Les Miserables." For her critically acclaimed performance in Jerome Robbin's "Broadway," she received the Tony Award Best Featured Actress in a Musical.

On television, she co-starred on the CBS series "Trial and Error" and has performed in several specials for PBS, including "Live from the Kennedy Center," "The Boston Pops Celebrate Bernstein," "Rodgers and Hart for Great Performances" and Ira Gershwin's 100th Birthday Celebration from Carnegie Hall. Additionally, she can be heard as one of the voices in Disney's "The Little Mermaid."

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Baylor Theatre Box Office or by calling 710-1865.

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