Alec Baldwin hosts the New York Philharmonic. He last appeared on stage in The Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2004 Broadway revival of Hecht and MacArthur’s The Twentieth Century. His other stage appearances include Gross Points (Bay Street Theatre, 2001). His Broadway credits include A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Gregory Mosher (Tony Nomination), Joe Orton’s Loot, directed by John Tillinger (Theatre World Award), and Caryl Churchill’s Serious Money. Baldwin's Off-Broadway appearances include Macbeth, in the 1998 New York Shakespeare Festival production, directed by George C. Wolf, Prelude to a Kiss at Circle Rep, directed by Norman Rene (Obie Award), and David Mamet’s Life in the Theatre at the Hartman, directed by A.J. Antoon.
The New York Philharmonic is by far the oldest symphony orchestra in the United States, and one of the oldest in the world. Founded in 1842 by a group of local musicians led by American-born Ureli Corelli Hill, the Philharmonic performed its 15,000th concert on May 5, 2010 - with nearly 47 million listeners - a milestone unmatched by any other orchestra in the world. The Orchestra has always played a leading role in American musical life, championing the music of its time. It is renowned around the globe having appeared in 429 cities in 62 countries, including an historic February 2008 visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, where it performed a concert at the East Pyongyang Grand Theatre in the capital city of Pyongyang, which was broadcast live in the United States and