Remembering Elaine Stritch
2 Bev Min
Join us and other friends and fans of Elaine Stritch in paying tribute to one of the greats, Elaine Stritch.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Elaine's favorite Charity.
Hosted and Produced by Bernie Furshpan, Metropolitan Room
Musical Director/Piano: Barry Levitt
Drums: Howie Gordon
Bass: Jon Burr
Production Assistants: Orlando Iriarte, Steven McCasland
Stage Manager: Hailli Ridsdale
Anna Leigh Ashford
Baby Jane Dexter
Debbi Bush Whiting
Deborah Grace Winer
Elaine St. George
Jordan Scott Gilbert
Elaine Stritch, the raspy-voiced actress whose forceful personality and salty language enlivened the New York stage for more than six decades, died July 17, 2014 at her home in Birmingham, Mich. She was 89.
In a lengthy theater career whose ups and downs included a Tony-winning one-woman show, collaborations with Stephen Sondheim and Edward Albee. She made few apologies in her career, describing herself as a "Catholic, diabetic, alcoholic, pain in the ass."
Her long fight with the bottle formed a narrative corner for her 2002 one-woman Broadway show "Elaine Stritch at Liberty," which won a Tony. She was nominated four other times, for best actress.