A Swingin’ Little Christmas! Starring Jane Lynch featuring Kate Flannery, Tim Davis & The Tony Guerrero Quintet
You may remember Jane Lynch as the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning coach Sue Sylvester on Glee. These days, you can see her as the Emmy-winning host of NBC’s Hollywood Game Show Night or on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, with, you guessed it, her Emmy-winning performance as Sophia Lennon. She also appeared in Christopher Guests, Best in Show. You may not have seen the uber-cool Ms. Lynch in her own holiday show, A Swingin’ Little Christmas. Known for her quick wit and improvisational skills, she brings these talents to bear in a Christmas show that features traditional favorites and original songs with Kate Flannery, Tim Davis and the Tony Guerrero Quintet. Their holiday album, A Swingin’ Little Christmas, hit Billboard’s Top 10 Adult Contemporary chart. A Christmas single with Dick Van Dyke, “Winter’s Never Cold,” written by Tony Guerrero, also hit the charts.
Lynch is not new to the theater or singing. She has a bachelor’s degree in theater from Illinois State University and a master of fine arts degree from Cornell. She spent 15 years in Chicago, performing with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Second City. Christopher Guest cast her in several of his “mockumentaries” and she also appeared in The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Julie and Julia. In 2013, she made her Broadway debut as Miss Hannigan in Annie. In 2015, she debuted See Jane Sing, an “anti-cabaret” show, and in 2018, Lynch and Flannery premiered their cabaret show, Two Lost Souls, at New York City’s legendary venue, The Carlyle.
Kate Flannery is best known for playing Meredith the Drunk for nine seasons on NBC’s The Office and more recently, for her impressive run on Dancing with the Stars. Other recent television appearances include, New Girl, American Housewife, Another Period, and Brooklyn Nine Nine. She continues as Jane Lynch’s sidekick in See Jane Sing and still co-stars in their cabaret act, Two Lost Souls. Her original cult comedy lounge act, The Lampshades, plays comedy festivals in and around Hollywood.
Tim Davis has been singing and touring in See Jane Sing for the past three years. His music producing and singing credits include all six seasons of Glee, ABC’s Boy Band, Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl 2017 half time show, A Pentatonic Christmas, Barbra Streisand’s 2017 and 2019 concert tours, Josh Groban’s Stages and television’s The Americans and The Goldbergs.
The Tony Guerrero Quintet has been a staple of the Southern California jazz scene for many years. Featuring Tony Guerrero on trumpet and piano, Matt Johnson on drums, Mark Visher on sax and flute, Dave Siebels on keyboard and Devoid Miller on bass, they are touring the country with Jane Lynch in all of her shows. The Tony Guerrero Quintet’s own recordings have been a staple on jazz radio for more than 30 years.
Come See Jane (and her friends) Sing. It’s a nice way to begin the holiday season.