The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC), home of Sleep No More, today announced the New York premiere of How the Hell Did I Get Here?, a new musical story featuring “Downton Abbey.” Mrs Patmore, Lesley Nicolhas now been extended and will perform until Sunday, May 22, when it is due to close to continue its national tour.
Additional performances will include Wednesday May 11 at 7:30 p.m., Friday May 13 at 7 p.m., Saturday May 14 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday May 18 at 7:30 p.m., Friday May 20 at 7 p.m. :00 a.m., Saturday May 21 at 3 p.m., Sunday May 22 at 3 p.m. Tickets are priced at $79. Tickets and information are available at https://mkittrickhotel.com/the-club-car/how-the-hell/#/.
How the hell did I get here? is directed by Luke Kernaghan with book and music by Lesley Nicol and Marc Muller. The scenic design is Anshuman Bhatialight design by Lucrece Briceno and sound design by Ray Nardelli.
Through masterful narration and ten original Mueller songs, Lesley takes audiences on a journey from her childhood through her time as a working actress to her success on “Downton Abbey.” She weaves her life into this award-winning musical autobiography accompanied on piano by award-winning composer, Marc Muller.
Having a successful acting career in Britain and the United States, Lesley has been in many theatrical productions, many successful television shows, and will soon be starring in the upcoming feature film, Downton Abbey: A New Era, which is scheduled for release in May.
An exclusive pre-show afternoon tea service is offered to enhance the experience, with an assortment of fine teas, cakes and sandwiches prepared by the hotel’s executive chef, Pascal Le Seac’h. Additional reservation required.
Sleep No More and Speakeasy Magick are also underway at the hotel. For tickets and information, visit www.mckittrickhotel.com.
Lesley Nicol is best known for her starring role as Mrs. Patmore in the phenomenally successful television series “Downton Abbey”. She has also enjoyed a very diverse theatrical career in the UK and US, having started her career in musicals with a role in the original production of Jesus Christ Superstar in London’s West End and later singing in Britain’s theatres. Returning to London’s West End, she performed as Rosie in Mamma Mia and premiered as Miss Hannigan in Annie at the Mirvish Theater in Toronto. One of her favorite stage roles was creating the character of Aunt Annie in East is East at London’s Royal Court Theater. She later reprized the role in the BAFTA-winning film and its sequel, West is West. Another highlight includes her performance as a co-star in the acclaimed drama The York Realist at Donmar’s warehouse in London. His television career has encompassed both drama and comedy here and across the pond. In addition to the ITV/PBS Masterpiece drama “Downton Abbey”, she starred as mob matriarch Sybil Griffiths in the ABC/Shonda Rhimes crime drama “The Catch” and as the lead character Henrietta Beecham in the Indian period drama “Beecham House” for ITV/PBS Masterpiece. Other shows Lesley has appeared on include BBC’s ‘Shameless’, ‘Blackadder’, ‘Dinnerladies’, ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ and ‘Inspector George Gently’. In the United States, she starred in Amazon’s ‘The Boys’, ABC’s ‘Once Upon a Time’, Fox’s ‘Raising Hope’, TV Land’s ‘Hot in Cleveland’ and The Hit ‘Supernatural’. CW, in which she really showed her reach by playing an evil, child-eating German witch! Her voice work includes the children’s series “Sarah and Duck” for the BBC. She can also be heard regularly on “Goldie and Bear”, “Harvey Breaks”, “Tom and Jerry”, “Summer Camp Island” and “Vamperina”. Lesly also had the huge honor of paying a ‘lightning visit’ to the Ghostbusters movie reboot for the director. Paul Feig.
Marc MullerThe music career of (composer and writer) includes writing number 1 pop songs in the US, UK and worldwide. He has sold over 32 million records. Mark has twice received the ASCAP Pop Award and he is also a two-time Emmy nominee in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Music and Lyrics for his work in television. Vanity Fair magazine called Mark’s theme song for Disney’s animated hit “Duck Tales” “the catchiest minute of music in history.” The show is currently broadcast in 162 countries and 34 languages. His pop songs include Grammy-winning “That’s What Love is For” Amy Grant, Jennifer Paige’s worldwide hit “Crush” and Top 5 rock anthem “Nothin’ at All” (lyrics and music), performed by Grammy-winning iconic band Heart. In his work for the stage, Mark wrote the lyrics and co-wrote the book for the original musical Butterfly, directed by the late Tony winner Jack Hofsis at the Goodspeed Opera. A song from the show, “The Next Dream” was performed by Bernadette Peters on NBC”carol burnet Show.” His songs have been featured in films such as Pokémon: The First Movie, National Lampoon’s Vegas Vacation, Honey, I Blew Up The Kid, and The Last Starfighter. For Adventures in Babysitting, he wrote “The Babysitting Blues” sung by Elizabeth Shue.