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Broadway Voices

2013-2014 Season

presented by

Garner Chamber of Commerce

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ciaran Sheehan

December 14 at 7:30 p.m.

 

Ciaran SheehanDublin-born Ciarán Sheehan is an acclaimed actor and singer whose performances have been said to warm the heart and touch the soul. There is an amazing quality to his voice and his ability to capture an audience is nothing short of remarkable. Ciarán has many professional accomplishments to his credit, most notably playing the role of The Phantom in “The Phantom of The Opera” for over 1,000 performances on Broadway and in Toronto. Ciarán made his Broadway debut in “Les Miserables” (Babet, Marius), and shortly thereafter Hal Prince cast Ciarán as Raoul in “The Phantom of the Opera.” After a year of playing Raoul on Broadway, Ciarán then starred in the coveted role of The Phantom. He has three PBS specials to his credit – “The Irish…and how they got that way…”, “From Galway to Broadway,” and “Ciarán ~ An Evening with Friends.” As a solo artist some of Ciarán’s most memorable engagements have been four sold out performances at Carnegie Hall, The National Concert Hall in Dublin, Ireland, performing the American National Anthem at New York State Governor George Pataki’s inauguration and soloist at the internationally televised memorial mass for John and Carolyn Kennedy Jr.


Norm Lewis

February 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Norm LewisNorm has been seen in films, on television, broadway, opera and concert halls around the country and the world. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in The Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" with Audra McDonald at the Richard Rogers Theater. He just returned from a very successful year's run in London playing the role of Javert in the West End's "Les Miserables" and was honored to perform the same role for The 25th Anniversary Concert at the O 2 Arena. Other Broadway Credits include, "Sondeim On Sondeim" with/Vanessa Williams and Barbara Cook; "The Little Mermaid" (King Triton;, "Les Miserables"(Javert) Drama League Nomination; "Chicago"(Billy Flynn); "Amour" (Painter); Michael John LaChuisa's "The Wild Party"(Eddie); "Side Show" (Jake); "Miss Saigon" John), and The Who's "Tommy"(The Specialist). Other New York Stage Credits include, Shakespeare in the Park's "Two Gentelmen of Verona" (Valentine) Drama League Nomination; Lincoln Center's "Dessa Rose"(Nathan); Audelco Award for Lead actor in a Musical, Drama Desk and Drama League Nominations; Manhattan Theater Club's "Captain's Courageous"(Doc); Lincoln Center's "A New Brain" (Roger); The Actors Fund concerts of "Dreamgirls" (Curtis); "Chess" (Molokov); and "Hair" (The Flesh Failures). Among his concerts performances are "Children of Eden" (Father); "Bright Lights Big City" (Tad); City Center Encores! "Golden Boy" (Eddie Satin). Regionally, Norm has been seen in "Dreamgirls" with Jennifer Holliday, "Ragtime", "The Fantastics," "Baby," "Company" and "Sweeny Todd," Helen Hayes Award Nomination. He currently is appearing on the television hit, "Scandal."


Christiane Noll

March 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Christiane NollChristiane starred on Broadway in the Kennedy Center Revival of "Ragtime,"receiving TONY and Drama Desk award nominations and winning a Helen Hayes award for ther portrayal of Mother. Other Broadway and National Tour appearances include "Chaplin," "Urinetown" (Ovation Award), "The Mambo Kings" (pre-Broadway), "It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues," "Jekyll & Hyde," "Grease," "Miss Saigon" and "South Pacific" (Australia/Thailand). She is a frequent guest soloist with symphony orchestras around the world, including National Symphony and Marvin Hamlisch, Cincinnati Pops and Eric Kunzel, Jerusalem Symphony and Don Pippin, Philadelphia Pops and Peter Nero, Boston Pops and Keith Lockhart, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra with Jeff Tyzik, as well as international appearances with Sinfonica Brasileira in Rio, China Philharmonic with concert pianist, Lang Lang and orchestras in Hong Kong, Czech Republic and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She made her Carnegie Hall debut with Skitch Henderson, in his last pops performance with The New York Pops and more recently sang with Steven Reineke for Stephen Sondheim's 80th Birthday Celebration at Carnegie Hall. She made her Hollywood Bowl debut singing with Julie Andrews and her opera debut with Placido Domingo in "The Merry Widow"as well as City Center Encores! "The New Moon," "The Student Prince," "Pirates of Penzance" and "The Mikado." Premieres: "The Witches of Eastwick," "Frankenstein," "Ace" (Helen Hayes nom), "Call The Children Home," "Little by Little" and "Lizzie Borden." Film: "The King & I" (Singing Anna – Warner Brothers Animated Feature). Favorites: "Closer than Ever"revival, "Little Shop of Horrors," "Mack & Mabel" (Conn. Critics Circle Award), "The Baker's Wife," "Into The Woods" and "Carousel." She has made appearances with Town Hall’s Broadway By the Year, Lincoln Center American Songbook Series, at Feinstein's, Joe’s Pub, 54 Below and Birdland. Solo Recordings: A Broadway Love Story, Live at the West Bank Café, The Ira Gershwin Album, My Personal Property and Gifts: Live at 54 Below.