Jane Lynch — the actress famous for her role as Sue Sylvester in TV's "Glee," Christopher Guests' films "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind" — is coming to a stage near you. The Emmy award-winner is touring the country in See Jane Sing — a live musical performance of some of her favorite songs with a live band. She plays the Wallis Annenberg Center in Beverly Hills on Friday, May 1.
Off-Ramp producer Kevin Ferguson talked with Jane Lynch about her history as a singer and actress and about the upcoming gig.
Lynch started in theater (her very first role was a singing candle in third grade), but it wasn't until being offered the role of Miss Hannigan in a Broadway production of Annie that Lynch wanted to return to the stage. Lynch is a classically trained actor, who attended Cornell University, and sang professionally for a touring company of the Second City comedy troupe.
Lynch didn't have a theme in mind for See Jane Sing — she simply picked what she loves, calling the show "a musical journey through songs that have very little to do with one another.” As if to bring that point home, she says she’ll be performing "Far from the Home I Love" from Fiddler on the Roof and the vintage novelty song "Mairzy Doats" sung in a three-part harmony.
Lynch also teased the possibility of working a Nicki Minaj rap into her set in time for her show — but not the one from Glee.
Purchase tickets for Lynch's See Jane Sing on May 1st at the Wallis Annenberg Center here.