As previously announced, Broadway's James Barbour will present holiday concerts in New York City at Bill's 1890 Restaurant & Café from December 11-19 and in Los Angeles at the Colony Theatre on December 21. Meredith Patterson will be joining him on opening night, December 11, as his first guest.
A star of the stage and screen, Meredith Patterson, who currently plays Francesca on ABC's long-running hit series All My Children, is featured in the 2009 Sony Classics Documentary Every Little Step. Her Broadway credits include: Originating the role of Judy Haynesin Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Peggy Sawyer in 42nd ST Revival (August 2001-2002/Lincoln Center Archives), Singing Apple in The Green Bird (Dir: Julie Taymor). She has additionally appeared in: Kit Baker in Face The Music (City Center Encore's), Polly Browne in The Boy Friend (Dir. Julie Andrews), Yvette Gerard in the world premiere of Gershwin's An American in Paris (Alley Theatre), Louise Maske in Steve Martin's The Underpants (Dir. John Rando: Geffen Theatre), Young Phyllis in Papermill's Follies (with Ann Miller).
On screen, Meredith has guest starred as Missy Tiggs on ABC's Boston Legal (opposite Candice Bergen and Tom Selleck). On film, she can be seen in the upcoming My Father's Will (2010), Before the Devil Knows Your Dead (dir. Sidney Lumet), The Princess Diaries II: Royal Engagement (dir. Garry Marshall), Broken Flowers (dir. Jim Jarmusch) and Company Man (Marilyn Monroe). Recordings: White Christmas (Ghostlight), Face The Music (DRG) Papermill's Follies (TVT), The Green Bird (DRG), MerieNYC (Merie Productions).
Meredith is currently executive producing and performing a jazz album with her father, drummer Bill Patterson, to be released in spring 2010. For more information on Meredith visit www.meredithpatterson.com.
For Barbour's New York City engagements, Constantine Kitsopoulos will provide musical direction. These performances will feature a musical reading of Clement Clarke Moore's poem "The Night Before Christmas." Peter Wolf (Grammy nominee) will provide musical direction for the Los Angeles engagements.
James Barbour in Concert will play New York City at Bill's 1980 Restaurant & Cafe on Friday, December 11 through Saturday December 19 and at the Colony Theatre in Los Angeles on Monday, December 21. For tickets to the New York engagements, visit www.smarttix.com or call 212-868-4444. For the Los Angeles installment, visit colonytheatre.org or call 818-558-7000 x 15.
Barbour was nominated for the Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Awards for Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Sydney Carton in the Broadway musical version of A Tale of Two Cities, and won the Sarasota Magazine Best Actor Award for the Asolo Rep pre-Broadway production. He has starred on Broadway in such Tony-Award winning shows as Stephen Sondheim's Assassins, Disney's Beauty and the Beast as The Beast, Carousel as Billy Bigelow, Urinetown as Officer Lockstock and as Edward Rochester in Jane Eyre (Drama League Award nomination). He also appeared in the Broadway production of Cyrano and the national tour of The Secret Garden.