Jane Lynch to Sing the 'American Songbook,' Which Apparently Includes Nicki Minaj

Jane Lynch: You know her from Glee, Annie on Broadway and as the host of that game show featuring celebrities. But what about a cabaret show? Yes! Add that to the list of things Lynch does. And soon it will be your turn to see Jane sing in See Jane Sing, Lynch's cabaret show.

Joined on stage by Kate Flannery, who played Meredith in The Office, and Tim Davis, the musical arranger of Glee, Lynch sings a variety of songs, everything from "If Wishes Were Rainbows" to Nick Minaj's "Anaconda," which is her favorite to perform. You can see it all go down at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the House of Blues.

"It's a peak experience for all of us," Lynch says. "Kate Flannery was the first phone call I made. She has a big voice and a big presence. It's been a blast."

Lynch has been on this tour for more than a year now and says the audience reaction is consistent.

"They're there because they love music, they love the American songbook, which is what I tell everyone we're performing. I say, 'Join me on a musical journey through a world of songs that have very little to do with each other except they're songs that we love.'"

Because the show features a lot of top 100 songs, Lynch says they update the setlist as they go. However, she feels they're in a pretty good groove right now. Besides, there are only shows on sale through the end of July.

It's a clean show, with no F-bombs being thrown around, Lynch says. Sometimes, Flannery gets a little inappropriately sexual, but it's tame enough for children to enjoy the show.

Lynch tells us she's working on a Christmas album with Flannery and Davis and will possibly take that album on the road. Until then, she'll finish out See Jane Sing. Before her Dallas show tomorrow, Lynch says she'll meet with a local LGBT organization and have a few drinks.

"I'm the luckiest girl in the world."

See Jane Sing is at 7 p.m. Saturday at the House of Blues, 2200 N Lamar St. Tickets are $35-$55. Buy them here.
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Paige Skinner has written for the Dallas Observer since 2014.
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