SINGERS FORUM is pleased to announce the production of SHOWSTOPPERS, directed and hosted by Eric Michael Gillett. The event is a benefit for the Singers Forum Actors Equity Scholarship Program, which offers members of Actors Equity Association affordable vocal lessons.
The evening will celebrate the many successes of the Singers Forum Actors Equity Scholarship Program during this past year. Since its inception, the Scholarship Program has offered heavily subsidized vocal technique lessons to members of Actors Equity Association. The goal of the program has been to provide affordable vocal technique to those who often need it most and can least afford it. The program has expanded from the initial 12 scholarships in its first semester to a fund that supports 60 ongoing scholarships. The instructors in the program are all Broadway veterans and include Melanie Vaughan (Sunday in the Park With George, Parade, et. al.), Bradley Dean (A Little Night Music, Spamalot), Teri Ralston (Company, A Little Night Music), John Capes (Les Miserables), and Eric Michael Gillett (Sweet Smell of Success, The Frogs, Kiss Me Kate). Musical director for the event is widely respected accompanist and arranger, Jeff Cubeta, who is currently musical director for Nothing To Lose But Your Heart/The Songs of Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty for La Tanya Hall and Eric Michael Gillett at Feinstein's at Loews Regency.
The AEA Scholarship Program is especially proud of Kaitlyn Davidson, who is currently in rehearsals for her Broadway debut in the new Gershwin musical, Nice Work If You Can Get It, starring Kelli O'Hara and Matthew Broderick.
SHOWSTOPPERS features Kevin Early (Death Takes a Holiday, Seven Deadly Sins, A Tale of Two Cities, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Les Miserables) and stars the Broadway-bound Kaitlyn Davidson (Nice Work if You Can Get it) plus Paul Binotto (Currently starring in Ionescapade off-Broadway at the York Theatre, Broadway's Starlight Express, Dreamgirls, et. al.), Stephen Mitchell Brown (currently starring as 'Rochester' in the regional premiere ofJane Eyre), Julia Cook (National Tour Mama Mia), Venessa Diaz, Chris J. Handley, Danielle Herbert (Recently starred in Walnut Street Theatre's Aspects of Love), Eva Kantor (Hairspray, Anne of Green Gables), Jeremy Lawrence (Upcoming Baltimore Center Theatre's Into the Woods), Daniel Marconi (Mary Poppins), Matthew McGloin, Jose Restrepo (Grease), Lynn Ross (OBR: The Sick Boy, The Midnight Zone, The Glass House), James Seol (A Naked Girl on the Appian Way), Stephanie Summerville, Maxine Stewart (North Shore's King and I),Sally Swallow (OBR: Joseph...Technicolor Dreamcoat), Scott Tucker (National Theatre of Great Britain: The Light Princess),
About the Company: Singers Forum
Located in the historic Flatiron neighborhood of Manhattan, Singers Forum is a non-profit musical oasis committed to providing the highest quality vocal training for New York City residents. Our continuing mission is to engage a diverse student body of singers in an situation dedicated to the development and appreciation of the vocal arts. With a strong emphasis on vocal technique, combined with numerous performance opportunities in a safe and supportive environment, Singers Forum strives to offer a full array of private instruction and group classes for both professional and personal growth. Utilizing a roster of dynamic and successful teaching artists who each have their own professional singing and musical backgrounds and successful careers in the arts, we have developed our studentsâ€™ performance skills in a wide variety of vocal styles and genres that range from opera to cabaret, musical theatre to jazz, folk to pop and all genres i n between!
Theater: Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank
Address: 407 W 42nd at 9th Ave.
New York, NY
Cost:$35-$50 - must be purchased in advance
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