Grammy Award winner K.D. Lang will make her Broadway debut as the second special guest star in the Duke Ellington musical After Midnight. Lang will begin performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on February 11, 2014 and continue through March 9. The musical revue, directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, begins performances on October 18 with Grammy winner Fantasia Barrino as the first in a rotating list of stars.
Lang is a singer-songwriter who has won four Grammy Awards. Her music career spans three decades and includes 12 studio albums, one live album and three greatest hits albums. In 2013, she was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Her acting credits include guest appearances on How I Met Your Mother, Ellen, Dharma & Greg, The Roseanne Show and the film Eye of the Beholder.
Set against a narrative of Langston Hughes’ poetry, After Midnight celebrates Duke Ellington’s years at Harlem’s famed Cotton Club using his original arrangements and performed by a world-class big band of 17 musicians. The production will co-star Dule Hill and Tony winner Adriane Lenox.
Listen to Lang sing the Ellington number "Love Is Like a Cigarette" below.