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Christiane Noll: Coming Alive Again

May 9 - 30

Fourteen months of quarantine, a Broadway shut down, a roller coaster of good news and bad news, but Tony-nominee Christiane Noll is optimistic. With a little caution and a lot of hope, she’s ventured out of her home to share an intimate cabaret. A thoughtful, moving and funny concert experience exploring themes of motherhood and complex women, through the lens of a Broadway artist navigating a crazy Covid-paralyzed world.

This virtual concert includes songs from Follies; Bridges of Madison County; Company; Fun Home; Grey Gardens; Hello, Dolly!; Dear Evan Hansen; Jagged Little Pill; Ragtime; Next to Normal; Wicked; Anyone Can Whistle and Sunday in the Park with George.  

Directed by Rob Ruggiero
Music Direction by William Waldrop

About Video On Demand

This virtual concert was recorded live in Houston this December and is available to stream on demand to your device in the comfort and safety of your own home. 

When you purchase your ticket, we will email you a link for viewing. You will be able to stream the concert on demand anytime from Dec 17 - 27. Once you click the link to watch, you will have 72 hours to view the video. You can watch the entire show or watch part and come back later. However, don’t wait too long. Once you click the link, it will become inactive after 72 hours.

You will only need to purchase one ticket per household, but we ask you to please consider supporting Goodspeed and the performers by purchasing tickets for all those who will be enjoying the concert.

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Artist Bios

Christiane NollCHRISTIANE NOLL This New York born, New Jersey raised actress received TONY and Drama Desk Award nominations and won a Helen Hayes Award for her portrayal of Mother in the Kennedy Center Revival of Ragtime on Broadway. She starred in the record-breaking First National Tour of Dear Evan Hansen (BWWLA award) and took over the role of Cynthia Murphy in the Broadway Company. She made her Broadway debut creating the role of Emma in Jekyll & Hyde, receiving a FANY award for Best actress in a musical. Ms. Noll received her second Drama Desk nomination for her work in Chaplin on Broadway. She has been seen perennially as Sister Margaretta in NBC’s The Sound of Music Live with Carrie Underwood and she supplied the singing-voice of Anna in the Warner Brothers animated feature The King and I. She has also enjoyed starring in Broadway productions of Elf (at Madison Square Garden), It Ain’t Nothin But The Blues and on tour in Urinetown (Ovation Award), The Mambo Kings, Grease, Miss Saigon and City of Angels as well as a tour of Australia and Thailand of South Pacific. Christiane has performed her solo shows in cabaret at 54 Below, The Metropolitan Room, Birdland, The Regency, The Nikko, The Plush Room, The Duplex, The Nevermore, Arci’s Place, The China Club, Peaches, B.Smith’s and The West Bank Café as well as appearing in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year and the Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series.

Rob RuggieroROB RUGGIERO (Director / TWH Producing Artistic Director) has been part of TheaterWorks Hartford's artistic leadership for 27 years. He has directed over 60 shows, including TWH productions of American Son, The Legend of Georgia McBride, Constellations, Next to Normal, Relativity (starring Richard Dreyfuss) and Christmas on the Rocks, which he also conceived. His Broadway credits include Looped (starring Valerie Harper in a Tony-nominated performance) and High (starring Kathleen Turner) which had its world premiere at TWH. He also conceived and directed the musical revue Make Me a Song: The Music of William Finn which moved off-Broadway and was nominated for Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. Rob conceived and directed Ella, a musical about Ella Fitzgerald, which saw sold-out runs in 24 regional theaters and was produced as a National Tour. His work on plays and musicals has received multiple awards in Connecticut and around the United States. In his eleventh collaboration with Goodspeed Musicals, Rob directed Oliver where he has also directed many award-winning musical productions. His adaptation of Show Boat is now being licensed by the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. Internationally he directed Fiddler on the Roof in Athens, Greece. 

William WaldropWILLIAM WALDROP (Music Director / Piano / Conductor) is currently the Assistant Conductor for Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera. His other Broadway credits include Music Director/Conductor of the recent revival of Cats and Associate Conductor for the revival of Evita with Ricky Martin.  Waldrop has also been Music Director/Conductor for the US National Tours of The Phantom of the OperaEvita and Cats. His recent symphonic engagements as guest conductor include concerts with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, The Florida Orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony and the Sarasota Orchestra. As a Conductor/Pianist he has led productions of Grey Gardens (Bay Street Theatre, starring Betty Buckley), South Pacific (Asolo Repertory Theatre), and A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (Off-Broadway). William holds a Master’s of Music from The Peabody Conservatory and a Bachelor’s of Music from The University of Mississippi.

In the Green Room with
Christiane Noll and Rob Ruggiero

Join us for In the Green Room with the Tony-nominee Christiane Noll and director Rob Ruggiero. Goodspeed's Artistic Director Donna Lynn Hilton and Managing Director David Byrd will host this live YouTube event. You'll learn about the making of Christiane's new virtual concert and about her past Goodspeed performances in Mack & MabelThe Baker's Wife and Lizzie Borden.

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