Claybourne Elder, Orville Mendoza and More Will Sing Lyrics of Bill Nelson in Free NYC Concert

News   Claybourne Elder, Orville Mendoza and More Will Sing Lyrics of Bill Nelson in Free NYC Concert Broadway's Future Songbook Series — presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul — will continue Jan. 25 in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Directed, hosted and produced by John Znidarsic, the 6 PM evening will spotlight the songs of award-winning lyricist Bill Nelson. Matt Castle is the musical director.

The free concert will feature the talents of Andrew Boetcher, Christiana Cole, Sean Doherty, Claybourne Elder, Danyel Fulton, Blythe Gruda, Jaygee Macapugay, Orville Mendoza, Nelson, James Oliva, Aaron Phillips, Brad Standley, Allan K. Washington and Gretchen Wylder with the New York City Gay Men's Chorus, conducted by Dr. Charles Beale.

The evening will feature Nelson's lyrics and music with the additional music of Will Aronson, Benny Gammerman, Anna K. Jacobs, Bradford Proctor, Joseph Trefler and Ben Wexler.

Bill Nelson is a New York-based lyricist, book writer and playwright. With composer Anna K. Jacobs he wrote Harmony, Kansas, which had its premiere production in San Diego. His newest musical, Men with Money, is being developed with composer Joseph Trefler. Following a New York Theatre Barn concert of its songs last fall, the show will have its second reading March 12.

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center is located at 111 Amsterdam Avenue and 65th Street.

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