Grammy Nominee Vanessa Carlton to Make Broadway Debut in Beautiful

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The "A Thousand Miles" singer-songwriter will play Carole King in the bio-musical.
Vanessa Carlton
Vanessa Carlton

Vanessa Carlton, whose 2002 singles "A Thousand Miles" and "Ordinary Day" became breakthrough hits and remain soft pop standards, will make her Broadway debut this summer in the title role of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

The Grammy nominee will begin performances at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre June 27, succeeding long-running title playing Chilina Kennedy. She'll play a limited engagement through September 1.

Since her debut album Be Not Nobody, the Nashville-based artist has released Harmonium, Heroes & Thieves, Rabbits on the Run, and Liberman. She joins a lineup of women to play the beloved pop songwriter on Broadway, including Jessie Mueller (who earned a Tony for the role), her sister Abby Mueller, Kennedy, and Supergirl star Melissa Benoist.

The current cast also includes Ben Jacoby as Barry Mann, Kara Lindsay as Cynthia Weil, Evan Todd as Gerry Goffin, and Michele Pawk as Genie Klein.

Watch Carlton take the stage to sing one of King's hits in the video below.

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