Playbill: Carol Channing and Tommy Tune Will Be Time Steppin’ in San Francisco

By Andrew Gans

02 Oct 2014

Time Steppin’, a conversation with Tony winners Carol Channing and Tommy Tune, will be presented Nov. 8 at the SHN Theatre in San Francisco.

SHN alongside Matthew Lombardo and Rick Murray present the 8 PM celebration.

The discussion, according to press notes, chronicles the life and career of Channing, “who will speak candidly about her 70 plus years in show business, and is moderated by nine time Tony Award winner song and dance man, Tommy Tune. The event, which does not include performances, features a talk between the two show-business veterans, who have known each other for decades.”

Channing won a Tony Award for her performance as Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly!, a role she reprised three times on Broadway. Her stage credits also include ten Broadway productions, including Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Show Girl and The Vamp. She received a Golden Globe and an Academy Award nomination for her performance in the film “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and was the subject of a 2011 documentary film, “Carol Channing: Larger Than Life,” by multiple Tony winner, Dori Berinstein. Channing is also the recipient of a 1968 Special Tony Award and a Lifetime Achievement Tony Award in 1995.

A nine-time Tony winner, Tune has performed in Seesaw and choreographed A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the UkraineMy One and OnlyGrand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies. His directing credits include The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, Nine and Grand Hotel. He starred in the 1969 film adaptation of “Hello, Dolly!”

The longtime friendship between the two began when Tune was 17 and was working for Dallas Summer Musicals, where Channing was performing in Show Girl. Channing served as a mentor to Tune and advised him throughout his career.

Tickets, priced $65-$140, are available through and SHN Audience Services at (888) 746-1799.