‘Live from Lincoln Center’ Showcases Omaha Native Andrew Rannells’ Vocal Prowess

News Release Date: 
May 3, 2018

For Immediate Release

‘Live from Lincoln Center’ Showcases Omaha Native Andrew Rannells’ Vocal Prowess
 

LINCOLN, Neb. (May 3, 2018) – Omaha native Andrew Rannells is one of Broadway’s brightest stars and headlines a special performance as part of the series “Live from Lincoln Center Presents – Stars in Concert,” airing at 9:30 p.m. CT, Friday, May 11, on NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations.

Omaha native Andrew Rannells

Combining the intimacy of cabaret with Broadway panache, the series illuminates Rannells’ musical journey to stardom, revisiting favorite songs and delighting viewers with his versatility and captivating performances. A Creighton Prep graduate, Rannells acted in children's theater in Omaha and has explained that his interest in theater as a career began when he watched a broadcast of the Tony Awards in the 1990s.

“Live from Lincoln Center Presents – Stars in Concert” follows Rannells’ musical journey to stardom, highlights favorite songs, and offers some unexpected surprises. His performance was filmed in front of a live audience at The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center in December.

Andrew Rannells is perhaps best known for his role as Elijah on the hit HBO series “Girls.” He also appeared in Steven Soderbergh’s “The Knick” on Cinemax, NBC’s “The New Normal” and in Nancy Meyers’s film “The Intern.”

Rannells originated the role of Elder Price in “The Book of Mormon”, for which he won a Grammy Award and was nominated for both a Tony and a Drama Desk Award. Also on Broadway, he played the role of King George in the smash hit “Hamilton,” Hedwig in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” and most recently starred in “Falsettos,” for which he received a Tony Award nomination.

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