Alice Ripley and John McDaniel Join Forces for Birdland Concert April 22 | Playbill

Cabaret & Concert News Alice Ripley and John McDaniel Join Forces for Birdland Concert April 22

The two artists will share songs and stories from their careers at the Manhattan venue.

Alice Ripley and John McDaniel

Tony-winning actor Alice Ripley and Grammy and Emmy-winning musical director and pianist John McDaniel head to Birdland Jazz Club April 22.

Ripley, accompanied by McDaniel on piano, will sing tunes she has performed on Broadway, and the two will share stories from a lifetime spent creating music. Show time is 7 PM.

READ: How a Broken Foot Led Musical Director John McDaniel to an Emmy-Winning Career

Ripley received the 2009 Tony for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Diana Goodman in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal. She made her Broadway debut in The Who’s Tommy in 1992, and her other Broadway credits include Side Show (joint Tony nomination with Emily Skinner), Sunset Boulevard, American Psycho, Les Misérables, The Rocky Horror Show, and James Joyce’s The Dead. Her film and TV work includes Sugar!, Isn’t It Delicious, Inventing Anna, and Girlboss.

McDaniel is a Grammy and Emmy-winning music director, composer, director, arranger, orchestrator, and producer, who is an artistic director at the Tony-winning Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Most recently, he arranged, orchestrated, and was the music director for Carol Burnett’s 90th birthday special on NBC, 90 Years of Laughter + Love, which won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Primetime Variety Special.

Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street in New York. Visit

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