She’s acted as everything from a dazzling diva to a sultry vixen and knows Washington from her impactful congressional testimony, but Morgan Fairchild will take the nation’s capital by storm when she presents her newest role — singing with the American Pops Orchestra (APO).
TV viewers also recognize Fairchild from her participation in the reality show “But Can They Sing?” Fans old and new will be able to hear for themselves the answer to that question on Saturday, Sept. 22 as Fairchild joins APO for “You’ve Got a Friend: A Singer-Songwriter Celebration,” featuring the music of the greatest American singer-songwriters, including James Taylor, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez and others.
“We love Morgan for her Texas-sized personality that is accepting, affirming and a celebration of life. Morgan is an artist with a commitment to social justice and bringing communities together. We are honored to feature such a well-respected icon to bring life to this timeless music. We’ve got a friend, indeed,” says Luke Frazier, APO’s conductor and co-founder.
Other singers for the performance will be:
- Mariand Torres, a Broadway veteran known for originating the role of Elphaba in “Wicked”
- Ari Shapiro, host of NPR’s “All Things Considered”
- Rayshun LaMarr from the most recent season of NBC’s “The Voice”
- Yasmin Williams, an acoustic fingerstyle guitarist and finalist in Rolling Stone magazine’s Next Young Gun guitarist competition
The concert will begin at 8 p.m. at the Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, 1101 6th St., SW, Washington, D.C.