Betty Buckley Saturday at LPCA

LAKE PLACID – The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will present Broadway legend Betty Buckley in “The Vixens of Broadway” at 8 p.m. Friday.

Ticket prices range from $25 to $45. VIP tickets are available for $65 and include Premiere Seating and an invitation to a Meet & Greet Post-Show Reception immediately following the performance where ticket holders can meet Ms. Buckley. Tickets go on sale May 1 and are available by calling the LPCA Box Office at 518.523.2512 or online at www.lakeplacidarts.org.

People may recognize Betty Buckley as stepmom Abby from “Eight Is Enough,” from her more recent TV roles on

“Pretty Little Liars” and HBO’s “Oz,” or from the big screen, with roles opposite some of the biggest names in the business -?Sissy Spacek in Carrie, Harrison Ford in Frantic, and Mark Wahlberg in The Happening. All this from a woman whose greatest fame has come from the Broadway stage, where she earned a Tony Award for her performance in Cats and was dubbed by New York Magazine as “The Voice of Broadway.” In this intimate concert on the LPCA stage, the Texas native will sing some of your favorite Broadway show tunes – and you’ll likely leave with a few new favorites.

Buckley, who has been called “The Voice of Broadway,” is one of theater’s most respected and legendary leading ladies. She is an actress/singer whose career spans theater, film, television and concert halls around the world. She most recently was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame for 2012.

Buckley won a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella, the Glamour Cat, in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats. She received her second Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a musical for her performance as Hesione in Triumph of Love, and an Olivier Award nomination for her critically acclaimed interpretation of Norma Desmond in the London production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard which she repeated to more rave reviews on Broadway.

Her other Broadway credits include “1776,” “Pippin,” “Song and Dance,” “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” and “Carrie.”

For more than 40 years, Buckley has been a teacher of scene study and song interpretation, giving workshops in Manhattan and various universities and performing arts conservatories around the country. She has been a faculty member in the theatre department of the University of Texas at Arlington, the Terry Schreiber Acting School in New York City and currently teaches in Fort Worth, Texas.

In April 2009, Buckley received the Texas Medal of Arts Award for Theater and was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in 2007.