The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport announces the next event in its ongoing Broadway Concert Series on Saturday, May 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and are $50.00, available at the box office at 250 Main Street, Northport; online at www.engemantheater.com; or by calling 631-261-2900.
Produced exclusively for the John W. Engeman Theater by New York Casting Director Stephen DeAngelis, four of New York’s finest performers will recreate some of their most memorable career highlights, display their great versatility and share amusing behind-the-scenes anecdotes. The Broadway Concert Series has to date showcased the talents of 143 different artists whose combined credits include the following accolades: 5 Tony Award wins, 38 Tony Award nominations, 11 Drama Desk Award wins, 56 Drama Desk Award nominations, 1 Emmy Award win and 5 Emmy Award nominations. Broadway performers scheduled to appear include Tony Award winner Anthony Crivello (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Evita, Les Miserables, The News, Phantom-Las Vegas), Tony Award winner and Drama Desk Award winner Randy Graff (Fiddler on the Roof; A Class Act; High Society; Moon Over Buffalo; Laughter on the 23rd Floor; Falsettos; City of Angels; Les Miserables; Sarava; Grease), Alan H. Green (Sister Act, Play On!), Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award nominee Rory O’Malley (The Book of Mormon, The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee) and Tony Award winner and Drama Desk Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Radio Golf; Caroline, or Change; The Wild Party; Play On!; Chronicle of a Death Foretold; Jelly’s Last Jam; Merrily We Roll Along). Musical Director/Accompanist will be Eugene Gwozdz.
Five of New York’s finest performers will recreate some of their most memorable career highlights and share amusing behind-the-scenes anecdotes.
ANTHONY CRIVELLO Broadway: Golden Boy; Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony Award, Dora Mavor Moore nom.); Evita; Les Miserables; The News (Carbonelle Award). LCT: Marie Christine; Measure for Measure. Regional: A Flea in Her Ear (Chicago Shakespeare, Jefferson nom.); The House of Martin Guerre (Goodman, Jefferson Award); Jane Eyre (Toronto, Dora Mavor Moore nom.); Expecting Isabel (Mark Taper); Romantique (ART); The Underpants (Geffen); Phantom (Las Vegas). Film: “Trade”, “Material Girls”, Texas Rangers”, “Independence Day”, “The Glass Jar”, “Jane Austen’s Mafia!”, “Slaves of New York”, “Spellbinder”, “Shakedown”, “Crocodile Dundee II”. TV: “Behind the Candelabra”, “Royal Pains”, CSI: NY”, “Frasier”, “Seinfeld”, “In-Laws”, “Law & Order”, “Normal, Ohio”, “Babylon 5”, “Dillinger and Capone”. “The Lost Capone”, “Miami Vice”, “Star Trek: Voyager”, “Alien Hunter”, “Les Miserables in Concert”, “One Life to Live”. Member: Actors Studio.
RANDY GRAFF was last seen on Broadway as Golde, opposite Alfred Molina in the revival of Fiddler On The Roof (Drama League and Outer Critic’s Circle Nomination). Other Broadway: City of Angels (Tony and Drama Desk Award), A Class Act (Outer Critics’ Circle, Drama Desk and Tony Award nomination), Les Miserables (Fantine-Original Broadway cast-Helen Hayes nomination), Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor (with Nathan Lane), Moon Over Buffalo (with Carol Burnett), Falsettos, High Society. Other New York: Do Re Mi (City Center’s Encores!), Damn Yankees! (City Center Encores! Summer Stars), Motherhood Out Loud (Primary Stages), The Long Christmas Home (Vineyard Theatre-Drama League Nomination), Neil Simon’s Hotel Suite (Roundabout Theatre) and shows at Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwright’s Horizons, and the Village Gate. Regional: McCarter Theatre, The Lady With All The Answers. (Old Globe as Ann Landers -world premiere), A Little Night Music (Countess-Kennedy Center’s Sondheim Festival). Television/Film credits: “Notes From The Underbelly,” “Cashmere Mafia”, “Law and Order”, “Twins”, “Ed”, “Mad About You”, “Moon Over Broadway”, Keys to Tulsa”, and “The Tonight Show”. Recordings: original cast albums of Fiddler On The Roof, Les Miserables, City of Angels, Do Re Mi, High Society, A Class Act, and “ Doing Something Right -Randy Graff Sings Cy Coleman”, her own solo CD.
ALAN H. GREEN Broadway: Sister Act, Play On!. Off-Broadway: Happiness (Lincoln Center). 1st Nationals: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Swing!, Smokey Joe’s Café. Regional: First You Dream (Kennedy Center), Big River. TV: “30 Rock”, “Law & Order: SVU”, “Guiding Light”. A few commercials and many workshops of new shows, Rice University graduate. www.alanhgreen.com.
RORY O’MALLEY most recently created the role of Elder McKinley in the Broadway production of The Book of Mormon for which he received Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominations. Other Broadway: The 25th Anniversary Putnam County Spelling Bee. Off-Broadway: Newsical. Regional: created the role of Richie Cunningham in Garry Marshall’s Happy Days for Goodspeed Opera House, Paper Mill Playhouse and recorded the original cast recording. Rory expanded his repertoire of pasty white dude by butchering the song “Cadillac Car” as lead singer of Dave and the Sweethearts in the film “Dreamgirls” Carnegie Mellon grad.
TONYA PINKINS In the past twelve months alone, Tonya Pinkins has given five critically acclaimed performances in roles as diverse as an aging Countess, a syphilitic Bawd, a bitter ghetto mom, a diabetic great grandmother and a faithful Latina from the Bronx, a visual artist with Huntington’s disease and Lena in A Raisin In The Sun. Her performance in Milk Like Sugar won the 2012 Lucille Lortel Award. Tonya appears opposite Woody Allen in the upcoming film “Fading Gigolo” by John Turturro and in the 2013 Sundance Film Festival selection “Newlyweeds” by Shaka King and in “Home” by Jono Oliver. Tonya’s performances have been nominated for the Olivier, Jefferson, Helen Hayes, NAACP, Dramaleague, What’s On Stage, Audience Choice, Soap Opera Digest, Noel and Ovation awards. She is the winner of the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critic’s Circle, Clarence Derwent, Monarch, Black theater Alliance , Garland, L.A. Drama Critics, Audelco and Obie Awards. She is the author of “Get Over Yourself: How To Drop the Drama and Claim the Life You Deserve” (Hyperion Books). She is the creator of The Actorpreneur Attitude and has given workshops lectures and life coaching to businesses and individuals across the globe. A single mother of four. Tonya is an activist for women and children’s rights. She has won legal battles in several states on the trial and appellate level as a self-represented litigant. She is an accomplished painter and art teacher and has also been an teacher at every level of education from pre-K through graduate school. Oprah named her “One of the ten women in America who will take your breath away” and Time Out New York included Tonya as one of Broadways 25 All Time Greatest Divas.
EUGENE GWOZDZ (Musical Director/Accompanist) from Fort Worth, Texas, based in NYC. Eugene is the Music Director/Arranger for the Duke Ellington Center for the Arts. Eugene was Music Director/Pianist/Arranger for Anika Noni Rose at the Lincoln Center American Songbook Series; Drama League Tribute to Patti Lupone; orchestrated and arranged music for the critically acclaimed revival of It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman. Music Director/Pianist/Arranger for the hit show, Thrill Me, and the critically acclaimed 20th Anniversary Revival Production of Maltby & Shire’s Baby at the Paper Mill Playhouse. Broadway: The Full Monty and Oklahoma!. Music Director/Pianist for “The Princess & The Frog” star, Anika Noni Rose, and other Tony Award Winners Donna McKechnie, Cady Huffman, Shuler Hensley, and Rachel York with Brent Barrett and Marc Kudisch. Broadway National Tours: Sunset Boulevard (Petula Clark): Flower Drum Song; Swing!; The Color Purple; The Phantom of the Opera: The Will Rogers’ Follies and West Side Story (Conducted and played keyboards). He has worked with many Broadway stars including Audra McDonald, Patti Lupone, Chita Rivera, Leslie Uggams, Patrick Wilson, Shirley Jones, Betty Buckley, Will Chase, LaChanze, Nikki James, Chris Seiber, Norm Lewis, Megan Hilty, Kristin Chenowith, John Tartaglia, Laura Benanti, Karen Ziemba, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Laura Bell Bundy.
STEPHEN DeANGELIS (Producer/Host) has served as Casting Director for the John W. Engeman Theater for over thirty of the theater’s Main Stage productions to date. He was also the Casting Director for the 6 X Emmy Award nominated Playhouse Disney series “Johnny and the Sprites” starring Tony Award nominee John Tartaglia which was seen on the Disney Channel. He also cast the All-Star concert of The Music Man-The 50th Anniversary Tribute starring Patrick Cassidy and Shirley Jones which played the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, CT. His work has been seen in New York and regionally in over 300 theatrical productions for the York Theatre Company, Musicals Tonight!, The Signature Theatre, The Drama League, Casa Manana, North Shore Music Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, Candlewood Playhouse, Connecticut Repertory, Syracuse Stage, Stage One, Studio Arena Theatre, American Stage Company, GeVa Theatre, Starlight Theatre of Kansas City and The St. Louis Municipal Opera (The MUNY) as well as numerous festival showcases, workshops and staged readings. He also cast the 25thAnniversary National Tour of Hair. He served as Casting Director/Talent Executive for the World AIDS Day All-Star Concert Revivals of Pippin andThe Secret Garden. Film credits include “Thanksgiving”, which was selected for the Tribeca Film Festival. He is currently on staff at Grey Advertising and has cast over 3000 network television and radio commercials. A proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, Stephen directed and choreographed Little Shop of Horrors here in 2008. He is also Producing Artistic Director and Host of At This Performance… , a critically acclaimed Concert series which has showcased the talents of over 600 Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys and Understudies in events in New York City and across the United States. He has produced numerous concerts at the John W. Engeman Theater featuring a multitude of Broadway stars including Tony Award winners Chuck Cooper, Shuler Hensley, Cady Huffman, Beth Leavel and Adriane Lenox; Tony Award nominees Kate Baldwin, Liz Callaway, Robert Cuccioli, Stephanie D’Abruzzo, Erin Dilly, Manoel Felciano, Christopher Fitzgerald, Alison Fraser, Joshua Henry, Dee Hoty, Mark Jacoby, Daniel Jenkins, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Norm Lewis, Andrea McArdle, Michael McElroy, Howard McGillin, Christiane Noll, Nancy Opel, Orfeh, Brad Oscar, Emily Skinner, Bobby Steggert, John Tartaglia, Jennifer Laura Thompson and Barbara Walsh as well as Joan Almedilla, Carey Anderson, Moya Angela, Michelle Aravena, Fred Barton, Jeannette Bayardelle, Christina Bianco, Heidi Blickenstaff, Ron Bohmer, Stephen R. Buntrock, Tituss Burgess, David Burnham, Andrea Burns, Jackie Burns, Allison Case, Kristy Cates, Matt Cavenaugh, Will Chase, Julie Craig, Ben Crawford, Robert Creighton, Janet Dacal, Nikki Renee Daniels, Mara Davi, Erin Davie, Bradley Dean, Michelle Dejean, Natascia Diaz, Darius de Haas, John Treacy Egan, Doug Eskew, Sarah Jane Everman, Rona Figueroa, Felicia Finley, Merwin Foard, Sara Jean Ford, Sara Gettelfinger, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Jessica Lee Goldyn, Mandy Gonzalez, Kevin Gray, Chester Gregory, Becky Gulsvig, Ann Harada, Leah Hocking, Lisa Howard, Matthew Hydzik, Kendrick Jones, Sandra Joseph, Andy Karl, Tari Kelly, Lauren Kennedy, Mykal Kilgore, Leslie Kritzer, Janine LaManna, Telly Leung , Caissie Levy, Sarah Litzsinger, Jose Llana, Elizabeth Loyocano, Michele Mais, Bianca Marroquin, Karen Mason, Kyle Dean Massey, Jeff McCarthy, Anastacia McCleskey, William Michals, Lauren Molina, Burke Moses, Julia Murney, Leslie Odom Jr., Clifton Oliver, Kerry O’Malley, Jill Paice, Marissa Perry, Jessica Phillips, Catherine Porter, Jenny Powers, Wade Preston, Rachelle Rak, Julie Reiber, Darren Ritchie, Nicolette Robinson, Krysta Rodriguez, Graham Rowat, Andrew Samonsky, Ann Sanders, Craig Schulman, Matthew Scott, Rashidra Scott, Elena Shaddow, Kate Shindle, Kissy Simmons, Antonique Smith, Kevin Spirtas, Elizabeth Stanley, Chelsea Morgan Stock, Wesley Taylor, Clarke Thorell, Melissa van der Schyff, Max Von Essen, Alton Fitzgerald White, Terri White, Dan’yelle Williamson, Jennifer Hope Wills, Tad Wilson, Savannah Wise, Michael-Leon Wooley, Tony Yazbeck and Eric Jordan Young.