The New York Pops Underground
The New York Pops Underground
254 West 54th Street
PopsEd Honoree: Elizabeth Guglielmo, Director of Music for New York City's Department of Education
Event Chairs: David Blakelock, Andrea Reiser, and Hillary Weldon
Tony Award nominee Betsy Wolfe in an intimate cabaret performance in support of The New York Pops!
The evening kicks off with a champagne reception in the elegant setting of a 1920s Manhattan supper club. Always charming and entertaining, Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke will serve as our host and will introduce us to special guests from our PopsEd music education programs. During Betsy Wolfe's performance, a three-course meal will be served, complete with wine pairings.
Proceeds from The New York Pops Underground cabaret fundraiser support our PopsEd programs, which provide music education, arts access, and performance opportunities for New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds. Since 1991, PopsEd has impacted over 100,000 New York City students.
About the Artist
Betsy Wolfe has established herself as one of the most versatile and keenly intelligent Broadway performers of her generation. She can currently be seen starring in Broadway’s & Juliet from Emmy-award winning writer from Schitt’s Creek David West Read with music by hitmaker Max Martin as ‘ANNE HATHAWAY,’ a role that earned her a Tony nomination this year. She was previously seen starring as ‘JENNA HUNTERSON,’ the title role in the Tony nominated musical Waitress. Prior to that, Wolfe played ‘CORDELIA,’ one of the lovable “lesbians from next door,” in the Broadway revival of Falsettos. She is perhaps best known for her critically acclaimed performance as Cathy in the off-Broadway revival of The Last Five Years. Wolfe starred in the holiday film Estella Scrooge: A Christmas Carol with a Twist. She can be seen in the indie feature First One In (on all streaming platforms) with Georgia King and Kat Foster and had a guest starring role on the CBS series Instinct. Wolfe performed her one woman cabaret show ALL BETS ARE OFF to sold out crowds at Feinstein’s/54 Below in NYC, Las Vegas, San Francisco, New Orleans, and more. Wolfe’s other Broadway credits include ‘ELLEN’ in Bullets Over Broadway directed by Susan Stroman and ‘ROSA BUD’ in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and ‘110’ in the Shade followed by Everyday Rapture. She also appeared as ‘BETH’ in the Encores! production of Merrily We Roll Along. She starred in the La Jolla Playhouse world premiere production of Up Here, and created the role of Mary Ann Singleton in ACT's world premiere of Tales of the City. Wolfe received her BFA in musical theatre from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. She made her Metropolitan Opera debut in Douglas Carter Beane’s adaptation of Die Fledermaus. She has been a guest artist for over 55 symphony, pops, and philharmonic orchestras across the U.S. and internationally including the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The New York Pops and the BBC Orchestra. Cast recordings include & Juliet, Falsettos, Bullets over Broadway, The Last Five Years, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Everyday Rapture, Stage Door Canteen, 35MM, and Merrily We Roll Along. Wolfe can be seen in the film adaptation of The Last Five Years. In 2018 Wolfe founded BroadwayEvolved, a groundbreaking musical theatre training program for students which has been named (three summers in a row) as one of the best summer programs along with top universities. www.broadwayevolved.com www.betsywolfe.com