Vanessa Carlton, whose 2002 singles "A Thousand Miles" and "Ordinary Day" became breakthrough hits and remain soft pop standards, makes her Broadway debut in the title role of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical beginning June 27.
The Grammy nominee succeeds long-running title player Chilina Kennedy at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. 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.
Watch Carlton take the stage to sing one of King's hits in the video below.