MIAC Live: Betty Buckley and Seth Rudetsky

Saturday, March 29, 2025 • 7:30 pm


Walker Recital Hall

Dubbed “The Voice of Broadway,” Betty Buckley helped to revolutionize modern musical theatre through her acclaimed performances in “1776,” “Pippin,” “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” “Carrie,” and “Cats,” which earned her the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She received her second Tony nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Hesione in “Triumph of Love” and received an Olivier Award nomination for her critically acclaimed interpretation of Norma Desmond in the London production of “Sunset Boulevard,” which she repeated to more rave reviews on Broadway. Her film credits include Brian de Palma’s “Carrie,” Bruce Beresford’s “Tender Mercies,” M. Night Shyamalan’s “Split,” and, most recently, the Blumhouse horror film “Imaginary.” Her recent T.V. credits include “Law & Order: SVU,” “The Cleaning Lady,” and “Preacher,” and she starred for four seasons as Abby Bradford on the hit series “Eight is Enough.” 

Seth Rudetsky spent many years on Broadway as a pianist and conductor, as well as two years as a comedy writer on “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” for which he received three Emmy nominations with his co-writers. He is now the afternoon deejay on the SiriusXM Broadway channel, as well as the host of “Seth Speaks.” He has performed his show “Deconstructing Broadway” in London, Boston (Irne award), and L.A. (with Barbra Streisand in the audience!). He co-wrote and co-starred in “Disaster!” (NY TIMES critics’ pick) on Broadway, which was licensed by Music Theatre International and is being performed around the country. His books include “Seth’s Broadway Diary Volume 1 and 2” (Dress Circle publishing), “My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan” and “The Rise and Fall of a Theatre Geek” (Random House), as well as the recently released “Musical Theatre for Dummies.”

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the MIAC website.