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Ana Gasteyer brings her cabaret act to Hollywood

August 10, 2011 |  9:35 am

Ana GasteyerAna Gasteyer knows a thing or two about singing for a live audience. On "Saturday Night Live," where she was a main cast member for six years, the actress introduced viewers to a gallery of crooning characters -- Bobbie Mohan-Culp, Cinder Calhoun, Celine Dion to name just a few.

Gasteyer left "Saturday Night Live" in 2002 and in the years since, she's devoted her career primarily to musical theater. On Broadway, she's appeared in "Wicked" and "The Threepenny Opera" while also starring in regional productions of "Funny Girl" and more.

This week, Gasteyer will perform in L.A. in her cabaret act, "Elegant Songs From a Handsome Woman." The show runs at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood from Thursday through Saturday.

"It's so easy in these cabaret venues to get earnest," she said in a recent interview. "I was inspired more by early Bette Midler. I do wear a fancy dress and very high heels — and extra high hair. My goal is to obliterate all earnestness."

Read the full interview with Ana Gasteyer.

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Photo: Ana Gasteyer. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times


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