Broadway vet Anderson presents special Bratton performance

Nancy Anderson

Chautauqua Theater Company presents Broadway veteran Nancy Anderson for an evening of selections from the American Songbook at 7 p.m. tonight at Bratton Theater.

Anderson made her Broadway debut as Mona in “A Class Act,” and she played the roles of Helen and Eileen in the Broadway revival of “Wonderful Town.” PBS “Great Performances” audiences know her for her Olivier-and Helen Hayes-nominated performance of Lois/Bianca in the West End premiere of “Kiss Me, Kate,” as well as the PBS broadcast of “South Pacific” starring Reba McIntyre. Off-Broadway, Anderson received a 2000 Drama Desk Award Nomination for her portrayal of all the women in “Jolson & Co.” at the York Theater, and a 2005 Drama Desk Nomination as the title Role in “Fanny Hill.” Most recently, Nancy played the title role in “Peter Pan” at the Papermill Playhouse and played all the female characters in the off-Broadway premiere of “Yank!” She has appeared with Michael Feinstein at Carnegie Hall in his Valentine’s tribute concert, “Hooray For Love Songs.”

Tonight’s performance is free and seating is limited. The show will conclude prior to the evening’s Amphitheater performance.