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Singer and violinist from Well Strung in new show, Home For the Holidays

Birdland Theater will present singer and violinist Edmund Bagnell in “Home for the Holidays” on Thursday, December 7 at 8:30 PM.

The countdown to the holidays is on, and through music and humor Bagnell shares his heartfelt and humorous recipe for a perfectly imperfect holiday season. This new show will feature selections from his 2020 USA Today top-ranked holiday album, Christmas at Home, along with Edmund’s original tunes. He will be joined on stage with actress and singer Kate Simone, and music director Mark Hartman on piano. 

Edmund Bagnell from Well Strung

Before coming to New York, Bagnell’s “Home for the Holidays” will debut at the Smith Center in Las Vegas (11/28) and then move on to Hudson Valley, NY (12/14). Details are at In addition, his Christmas tour with Well Strung will stop in San Francisco (11/30-12/2),Florida (12/8-9), Maine (12/22), and Cape Cod (12/29-30). Details are at

Edmund Bagnell is a diverse artist, having performed as an actor, violinist, singer, and 1st violinist and singer in the internationally touring string quartet Well Strung, which released three chart-topping albums in the classical crossover genre and performed live three times on the NBC’s “Today” show. As an actor, Edmund was cast as Tobias Ragg during his senior year at NYU in the 1st National Tour of John Doyle’s staging of Sweeney Todd, which lead to a wide variety of acting roles in New York and across the country. In 2019, to rave reviews he premiered and toured internationally with his solo one man show, He Plays the Violin. In 2020, he released his first solo album, Christmas at Home, which was included on several “Best Of” lists including USA Today. This past summer, Edmund debuted his second solo show, Happy Days Are Here Again, and in the fall released a new EP The Road, which includes the original songs “The Water” and “The Road.” Edmund has an active tour schedule that brings him across the country and internationally. 

At a recent show in New York City, his “smile took over the entire stage when he began his show at Birdland, and when he finished, the entire audience was smiling just as wide.” (Times Square Chronicles)

Birdland Theater will present Edmund Bagnell in “Home for the Holidays” on Thursday, December 7 at 8:30 PM There is a $20-30 music charge and a $20 food and beverage minimum. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues) in Manhattan. For reservations, please call (212) 581-3080 or visit

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