Broadway and Jazz to Meet at Winther's May 20 Concert

News   Broadway and Jazz to Meet at Winther's May 20 Concert
 
Broadway singer-actor Michael Winther and jazz pianist Dan Tepfer will join forces May 20 for a one-night engagement at Joe's Pub.
Michael Winther
Michael Winther

Winther, who is currently starring in the George Street Playhouse's production of Falsettos, will offer tunes by Stephen Sondheim, Adam Guettel, Fred Hersch, Duncan Sheik, Harold Arlen, Arthur Schwartz, Burt Bacharach and Joni Mitchell. Show time is 7:30 PM. The evening, according to press notes, will explore "the intersection between jazz improvisation, music theatre and popular music."

On Broadway, Michael Winther has appeared in Mamma Mia!, 1776, The Crucible, Artist Descending a Staircase and Damn Yankees, while his Off-Broadway credits include Songs from an Unmade Bed, Hapgood, Berlin to Broadway, Forever Plaid, Predator's Ball and the original cast of Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding. Winther has worked at regional theatres throughout the country, and his film and TV credits include "Independence Day," "Universal Soldier," "Law & Order," "Mary & Rhoda," "NY News," "Rocket Power" and "Wild Thornberrys."

Dan Tepfer is the winner of the 2006 Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition and Audience Award. He heads the Dan Tepfer Trio.

Joe's Pub is located within the Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street. There is a $15 cover charge and a $12 food-drink minimum; call (212) 967-7555 for reservations or visit www.joespub.com.

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