The show features Bernadette Peters, Heather Lee, Kate Buddeke and Julie Halston, to name a few. Lee, Buddeke and Halston visited The Saturday Early Show to sing the song "You Gotta Get a Gimmick" from the show.
Set during the vaudeville era, "Gypsy" is about a relentless stage mother, Rose (Bernadette Peters), traveling the country with her two daughters, June (Kate Reinders) and Louise (Tammy Blanchard), and their manager, Herbie (John Dossett).
Rose relentlessly pursues her dreams of stardom for her girls. When June deserts the act, Rose turns her attention to the quiet Louise (Tammy Blanchard), whom she hopes to mold into a star. When the act is booked into a burlesque house by mistake, Louise finds herself in the limelight. The result is the debut of Gypsy Rose Lee.
To see how the show fares at this year's Tony Awards, watch the CBS broadcast this Sunday night at 8:00 p.m. E/T, 7:00 p.m. Central.
About the Actresses
Heather Lee has appeared in the National Tours of "Guys & Dolls" and "Beauty & The Beast." Her off-Broadway work includes "Of Thee I Sing," "Expecting Isabel," "Elmer Gantry," "The Foreigner," "Birds," "The Rocky Horror Show," to name a few. Her television credit includes "NYPD Blue," "JAG," "Frasier," "Providence," "Bouncers," "Wayans Bros.," "Wings," "Cheers," and many others.
Kate Buddeke has appeared on Broadway's "Death of a Salesman" and "Carousel." She is a company member of the American Theater Company in Chicago. Buddeke has received four Joseph Jefferson Awards for acting in "Dancing at Lughnasa," "David's Mother," "Gypsy" and "Ourselves Alone." She has appeared in several films and television shows.
Julie Halston was seen on Broadway last season in "The Women." Other recent theatre credits include the Atlantic Theatre's acclaimed production of "The Butter and Egg Man" and "The Vagina Monologues." She was a founding member of Charles Busch's theatre company and received a Drama Desk nomination for "Red Scare on Sunset." Television viewers may recognize her as Bitsy Von Muffling from "Sex and the City."