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Anne Runolfsson and Robin Skye
Anne Runolfsson and Robin Skye
“Magnificent Chaos”
Monday, April 8 at 7pm

Birdland is proud to announce that Broadway actresses Anne Runolfsson and Robin Skye will peform “Magnificent Chaos” on Monday, April 8 at 7pm.
“Magnificent Chaos” celebrates the 30-year friendship between Anne Runolfsson and Robin Skye. They first met in rehearsal for Les Miserables at The Shubert in LA, and found a friendship that has celebrated and mourned all that life has thrown their way. From Broadway shows to personal tragedies, they’ve survived them together. Throughout life events, love, humor, compassion, and music have anchored their friendship. Under the musical direction of Natalie Tenenbaum, “Magnificent Chaos” employs a 6 piece band and back-up singers. With songs by Peter Gabriel, Annie Lennox, Foreigner, Jason Mraz, Bryan Adams, Kate Bush, Imagine Dragons, Carrie Underwood and others, “Magnificent Chaos” dives deep into the darkness and the light in the messy thing called life.
Anne Runolfsson has been entertaining audiences for over 30 years. The New York Times proclaimed, “Ms. Runolfsson has a flexible virtuosity, between ethereal melodiousness and piercing big-moment resonance.”
Personal highlights in her lengthy career include Carlotta Giudacelli in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera, an appearance in London’s 02 Arena where she was honored to sing with the great Dame Julie Andrews, accompanying tenor Jose Carreras at Radio City Music Hall, collaborating with the New York Pops and Marvin Hamlisch at Carnegie Hall, soloing at The Hollywood Bowl, standing by for Dame Julie and Liza Minnelli in Victor/Victoria (she performed the title role over 120 times to great acclaim), a long run as Fantine in Les Miserables in Chicago’s Auditorium Theater, the role of Roxane in Cyrano the Musical on Broadway, touring the US as Lili in The Secret Garden, working with Andrew Lloyd Webber in Aspects of Love on Broadway, recording the International Cast Album of Les Miserables, and the release of her debut record, “At Sea.” Her greatest joy has been her appearances with her daughter, actress Tess Adams, on Broadway and summer stock, with symphony orchestras, in cabaret spaces and on cruises. Recently Anne and Tess launched their newest collaboration, “Heroine’s Song: Creators, Shapers, Dreamers” on the island of Kauai. She has appeared as a soloist at The Kennedy Center (with Marvin Hamlisch), Town Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, The National Theater in Iceland, Rainbow and Stars, The Russian Tea Room, Bay Street Theater, The Pump Room, The Cinegrill, The 92nd St. Y, and with The National Symphony, The Boston Pops, The Philly Pops, The Jerusalem Symphony, The Orchestra of St. Lukes, The National Symphony of Canada, The Hong Kong Philharmonic, The Cincinnati Pops, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, The Buffalo Philharmonic, and the Symphony orchestras of San Francisco, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Toronto, Milwaukee, Utah, Detroit, Dallas, Houston, Columbus, San Diego, Colorado, Minnesota, Phoenix, and St. Louis among many others. She has been awarded the MAC award (Manhattan Association of Cabaret) for Best Female Vocalist, and was a Drama League Honoree for her work in Cyrano-The Musical.
Robin Skye has spent her career working as a singer/songwriter and an actress. Robin shares a passion for both, so picking one over the other was never really an option. Her love of rock and roll, jazz, and musical theater have all been soulfully rewarding for her. This Chicago-born artist has sung in clubs and theaters throughout the country and Canada. She released her first solo album, co-produced and co-written by her, HOUSE OF LOVE, in 2010 for which she received the Best New Vocalist Award from Beauty Style . She has sung most recently at The Bitter End, Joe’s Pub, and 54 Below. Robin toured the country as the lead female vocalist in BROADWAY-THE BIG BAND YEARS produced by CAMI. 50 cities in 10 weeks. By bus! One of her favorite gigs. She also co-wrote the song WITH YOU for the animated feature POSTMAN PAT -THE MOVIE, sung by Ronan Keating, with songwriting partner Randy Redd. As an actress she originated the role of Lizzie in the original Lincoln Center production of PARADE. She also originated the role of Melanie in The Public Theater’s production of SOUTHERN COMFORT. She stood by for Petula Clark as Norma Desmond on tour in SUNSET BLVD. She was seen in the US and Canada in three companies of LES MIZ. She appeared at Avery Fisher Hall in the TNT production of THE WIZARD OF OZ! She was Sheila in the 20th Anniversary production of HAIR in LA. She was also seen in The Atlantic Theater Company’s production of THE BUTTER AND EGG MAN. She has also appeared in several shows Off-Broadway at The York Theater, The Signature Theater, Cap 21, Atlantic Theater, to name a few.
Regionally she has performed at The Williamstown Theater Festival, The Eugene O’Neill Theater, Goodspeed Opera House, Barrington Stage, NC Stage. Her TV and Film credits include THE AFFAIR, BLUE BLOODS, THE TONY AWARDS, THE DIVIDE, THE WIRE, THIRD WATCH, IN LIVING COLOR, LIFE GOES ON, several soaps, and singing The National Anthem at Wrigley field. Films include ITHACA, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, FREEDOM WRITERS, LIVING OUT LOUD.
Anne Runolfsson and Robin Skye in “Magnificent Chaos”
Monday, April 8 at 7pm
Birdland, 315 West 44 Street, NYC or 212-581-3080
$30 cover, $10 food/drink minimum per person