CLASSIC BROADWAY

Friday, May 26, 2017 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 8:00 PM 
Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 7:30 PM

 

 
   

Doug LaBrecque, vocalist

Doug LaBrecque thrilled theatre audiences as The Phantom and Raoul in the Harold Prince production of The Phantom of the Opera. He also starred on Broadway as Ravenal in the Hal Prince revival of Show Boat, a role he performed in Canada and Chicago. He was featured in Oscar Hammerstein’s 100th birthday celebration at the Gershwin Theatre and toured nationally with Les Misérables. Regionally, he performed leading roles in Candide, A Chorus Line and Man of La Mancha, among many others. The University of Michigan graduate was featured in the world premiere of A Wonderful Life, written by Sheldon Harnick and Joe Raposo, and starred in the premiere revival of Kurt Weill and Alan Jay Lerner’s Love Life.

One of the most prolific concert performers of his generation, Doug has been a soloist with some of the world’s finest symphony orchestras, including the Houston Symphony.

In a tribute to Richard Rodgers, he recently made his Carnegie Hall debut as a soloist with The New York Pops, the same season he debuted with the Boston Pops Orchestra. Alongside Jeff Tyzik, he appeared with both the St. Louis and Seattle Symphony’s for their holiday celebrations as well as numerous performances with the Naples Philharmonic. With Peter Nero, he was featured in Broadway Showstoppers a live recording with The Philly Pops. Other special engagements have included singing with Carole Bayer Sager at Feinsteins’s in Manhattan and the Cinegrill in Los Angeles, performing alongside Broadway legend Jerry Herman with the Naples Philharmonic, and appearing onstage with Senators Ted Kennedy and Orrin Hatch (singing together!) at Hickory Hill, the legendary home of Ethel Kennedy.

International engagements have included the Korean National Symphony in Seoul, the Shanghai Radio Orchestra in China, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra in Canada, the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra in Rio de Janeiro, The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and numerous return engagements with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Doug LaBrecque recently appeared in Alba, Italy, as the guest soloist in an all-Bernstein concert and returned to the International Music Festival in the Czech Republic.

Please visit DougLaBrecque.com.

 

 
   

Lisa Vroman, vocalist

From Broadway to classics, on stage and in concert, Lisa Vroman has established herself as one of America’s most versatile voices. She has been regarded as a “musical and theatrical marvel” by the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as “one of American Musical Theater’s most beautiful voices” by acclaimed Broadway producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh.

Her roles include, among many others, Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera; Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella; Lilli Vanessi in Kiss Me, Kate; Anna Leonowens in The King and I; and Marian Paroo in The Music Man. She sang the role of Birdie in Regina with Utah Opera, made her New Jersey Opera debut as Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus and premiered and recorded two comic operas by composers John Musto (Bastianello) and William Bolcom (Lucrezia) with the New York Festival of Song.

Lisa debuted on Broadway in Aspects of Love, and she was the first to play both Fantine and Cosette in Les Misérables. For PBS, she was featured in Mackintosh’s Hey, Mr. Producer! at a Royal Gala at the Royal Lyceum Theatre in London. She sang the role of Johanna in the San Francisco Symphony’s Emmy Award-winning PBS production of Sweeney Todd in Concert.

Lisa is a George London Awards Grant recipient and a 1999 Minerva Award recipient from the State University of New York at Potsdam. She received an undergraduate degree in music education from the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam; a master’s degree in fine arts, opera performance from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh; and an honorary doctor of music from SUNY Potsdam. She has recently joined the teaching faculty of the Institute for The American Musical Theatre in New York City.

With a repertoire that ranges from Stravinsky to Weill to Broadway, Lisa is a frequent guest soloist with theater, opera companies and orchestras. Her solo CD, Broadway Classic, features mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and 47 of San Francisco’s finest orchestral players, led by Gualtiero Negrini.

Lisa lives in Pasadena, CA, with husband, Patrick O’Neil, and their beautiful dog, Barber.

Please visit lisavroman.com.

 

 
   

Rachel York, vocalist

Rachel York, a dynamic and versatile actress and singer, is best known for her critically acclaimed Broadway performances in City of AngelsLes MisérablesVictor/Victoria (Drama Desk Award) with Dame Julie Andrews, The Scarlet PimpernelSly Fox with Richard Dreyfuss, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and most recently, Disaster! She also turned heads on television with her courageous portrayal of Lucille Ball in the CBS movie, Lucy.

On tour and regionally, Rachel has earned accolades, most recently as Reno Sweeney in the national tour of the Tony-winning revival of Anything Goes (Helen Hayes Award). She also earned rave reviews in the dual roles of Edith Bouvier Beale and Little Edie Beale in the recent Los Angeles production of Grey Gardens opposite Betty Buckley. Additionally, she starred in the national tour of Camelot opposite Michael York; Putting It Together (Manhattan Theatre Club) also with Julie Andrews; the national and London tours of Kiss Me, KateDessa Rose at Lincoln Center; Turn of the Century opposite Jeff Daniels at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago; and The Odd Couple with Jason Alexander and Martin Short in Los Angeles. She can be seen opposite Cristin Milioti in the new film It Had to Be You.

In concert, Rachel has been a soloist worldwide including appearances with The New York and The Philly Pops; the National and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras under the direction of conductor Marvin Hamlisch; the Los Angeles Philharmonic; Minnesota Orchestra; Detroit and Jerusalem Symphony Orchestras; St. Louis, San Francisco and San Diego Symphony orchestras, among many others. Rachel recently shared the stage as guest soloist with Michael Feinstein at Carnegie Hall.

Television appearances include Power, Elementary, Hannah Montana, Frasier, Reba, Numb3rs, Close to Home, Spin City and Diagnosis Murder.

Rachel York’s solo album, Let’s Fall in Love, was named one of the Top Ten Vocal CDs of the year by Talkin’ Broadway. Please visit rachelyork.com.

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