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Alice Ripley & John McDaniel
Birdland Jazz Club
Mon, Apr 22 Open: 5:30 pm | Shows: 7:00 pm


Birdland is thrilled to announce that Tony winning singer/actress Alice Ripley and Grammy/Emmy winning musical director/pianist John McDaniel will perform in concert at Birdland on Monday, April 22 at 7pm. 


Tony Award winner Alice Ripley will sing the songs she made famous on Broadway, and will be joined by Grammy and Emmy Award winner John McDaniel, who joins her on piano.  The two will share their many gifts and stories from a lifetime spent in music and on Broadway. 


Alice Ripley won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for creating Diana Goodman in the Pulitzer Prize-winning rock opera Next to Normal. Ms. Ripley made her Broadway debut in The Who's Tommy in 1992. Other Original Broadway casts include Side Show (Best Actress in a Musical Tony nomination), Sunset BoulevardAmerican PsychoThe Rocky Horror Show, and James Joyce's The Dead. Film and Television: SUGAR!, Isn't It Delicious, Inventing Anna, Girlboss.


John McDaniel is a Grammy and Emmy Award winning Music Director, Composer, Director, Arranger, Orchestrator and Producer and is an Artistic Director at the Tony Award winning Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Most recently, John arranged, orchestrated and was the Music Director for Carol Burnett’s 90th Birthday Special on NBC, which won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Primetime Variety Special. John has collaborated with Cab Calloway, Shirley MacLaine, George Burns, Kristin Chenoweth, Joel Grey, Betty Buckley, Bette Midler, Shirley Jones and Katy Perry, and has guest conducted 15 Symphony Orchestras across

America, including 5 unique concerts with his hometown St. Louis Symphony. John received a BFA in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University.