Tony Award-nominated singer, actress and writer MELISSA ERRICO has starred on Broadway in Anna Karenina, My Fair Lady, High Society and many other stellar productions. On March 1, 2018 she will make her New Orleans debut with this special Broadway @ NOCCA concert Sondheim & More at Lupin Hall, as a benefit for the The NOCCA Institute. She will be joined on stage by special guest New Orleans native and star of Mad Men Bryan Batt. Grammy & Emmy Award winning music director John McDaniel will be at the piano. The special concert event is produced by Mark Cortale and sponsored by the New Orleans Hotel Collection and The Advocate.
The New York Times recently said of Melissa Erricos Sondheim concert, "She sings beautifully. Her familiarity with the way the songs work to advance character and story in vivo naturally informs her in vitro style, which is actorly to begin with. An attention to the lyrics and their rush of harsh wisdoms was Ms. Erricos keynote. She refreshed cabaret staples, and lightly jazzed others, demonstrating how the meaning that is locked in tiny verbal gestures can be released with bold phrasing."
With classics from Sondheims Into the Woods, Follies, Sweeney Todd, Anyone Can Whistle, Company, A Little Night Music and songs from shows she has starred in, this concert is one no Sondheim or Broadway fan will likely want to miss. Erricos history with Sondheim began when he selected her to star as Dot in Sunday In The Park With George at The Kennedy Center, and next with her starring roles in acclaimed New York productions as Clara in Passion and Leona in Do I Hear A Waltz? After multiple sold-out engagements at New Yorks 54 Below as well as in London and Washington DC over the last year, the celebrated singer, known for her gorgeous voice and a unpredictable with and intelligence, will perform a set list focusing on not only the music of Stephen Sondheim, but also peppered with some of her other musical passions and obsessions including Rodgers & Hart, Stephen Schwartz, Randy Newman, Joni Mitchell and Michel Legrand. As the Wall Street Journal recently said of Melissa: "Everything she sings is sublime."
Tony Award-nominee Melissa Errico has established herself as a Broadway star, film and television actress, recording and concert artist.She has starred in the Broadway musicals Anna Karenina, My Fair Lady, High Society, Dracula, White Christmas and Amour and the first national tour of Les Misérables. At The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, she has starred in The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady and Camelot. Her solo CDs include, Blue Like That(EMI/Capitol Records) Lullabies & Wildflowers (VMG/Universal), Legrand Affair (Ghostlight/Sony) and What About Today? Melissa Errico Live at 54 Below(Broadway Records; CD & DVD).She has starred in plays by Shaw, Oscar Wilde and Wally Shawn. Television roles include, the seriesCentral Park West by Darren Star, recurring roles on Steven Soderbergh'sThe Knick (Catherine) and Showtimes Billions (June). Shes collaborated with Stephen Sondheim on the revival ofSunday In the Park with George as Dot/Marie at The Kennedy Center, followed by John Doyles production of Passion as Clara, for which she was nominated for a sixth Drama Desk Award; and most recently as Leona in the 2016 Encores! production ofDo I Hear A Waltz? at City Center. Last season, she reprised the role of Sharon in the smash hit Off-Broadway revival of Finian's Rainbow at Irish Repertory Theatre which was extended many times, received rave reviews and was filmed in January 2017 for The Lincoln Center Library. Most recently, Melissa Errico performed two wildly-successful New York runs of her solo concert celebrating the music of Stephen Sondheim and just returned from taking the show to London, marking her solo concert debut in the city. Melissa also recently had a new single released by Ghostlight Records, Hurry Home written by multiple Oscar-winner Michel Legrand. She has also served on The National Endowment for the Arts and has published essays for various magazines as well as The New York Times & Cristina Cuomos Purist. She is married to tennis player and sports commentator Patrick McEnroe, and they have three young daughters and a Yorkie named Pepper.
Bryan Batt is a native New Orleanian, actor, designer, fundraiser, and civic activist. He won 2 Screen Actors Guild awards for his portrayal of Salvatore Romano on AMCs critically acclaimed, Emmy, Golden Globe, and Peabody award winning dramatic series Mad Men, and has most recently been seen as Mayor Quinn Maddox on the MTV cult hit series Scream. On stage Bryan created the role of Darius in the N.Y. and L.A. productions as well as the film adaptation of Paul Rudnicks groundbreaking comedy Jeffrey. He has starred on Broadway in the 2005 revival of La Cage Aux Folles, Beauty and the Beast, Seussical The Musical, Sunset Boulevard, Saturday Night Fever, The Scarlet Pimpernel,: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Starlight Express, and Cats. Bryan starred Off Broadway in Forbidden Broadway Strikes Back and Forbidden Broadway Cleans Up Its Act and originated the role of Gould in the Los Angeles premiere of Grey Gardens starring Betty Buckley and Rachel York. Bryan can be seen in the Oscar winning Best Picture 12 Years A Slave, and in Parkland, The Last of Robin Hood, Funny People, The Runner, Zipper, The Palooka, Sam, Abattoir, The Book of Love, PO, LBJ, and the upcoming Ambition, The Billionaire Boys Club, I Hate Kids, Easy Does It, Darlin. His Television work includes NCIS, NCIS New Orleans, Law And Order SVU, Ugly Betty, and Ghost Whisperer. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Bryan organized, hosted and/or performed in numerous events and fundraisers both in New York and in New Orleans benefiting Habitat For Humanity, Second Harvest Food Bank, NO-AIDS Task Force, The Contemporary Arts Center, LA-SPCA, Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, The Preservation Resource Center, New Orleans Museum of Art, Friends of City Park, and more. He serves on the boards of N.O.AIDS Task force and is the first male Emeritus board member of Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre.
John McDaniel is a Grammy and Emmy Award winning Music Director, Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator and Producer and is an Artistic Director at the Tony Award winning ONeill Theater Center. Broadway credits include Bonnie and Clyde (Drama Desk Nomination, Best Orchestrations), Catch Me If You Can, Brooklyn (Producer and Orchestrator), Annie Get Your Gun (Grammy Award), Taboo, Chicago, Grease, Patti LuPone on Broadway and Company the Original Cast at Lincoln Center. TV credits include The Rosie ODonnell Show (Emmy Awards). John has collaborated with Cab Calloway, Shirley MacLaine, George Burns, Joel Grey, Carol Burnett, Betty Buckley, Bette Midler and has guest conducted at 15 Symphony Orchestras across America.
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