D'Abruzzo, Tartaglia, Federan, Lemenager, Racey and Wooley are New Faces of '04 May 10

News   D'Abruzzo, Tartaglia, Federan, Lemenager, Racey and Wooley are New Faces of '04 May 10 Several of this season's Broadway stars, dubbed the New Faces of '04, will take part in the May 10 celebration of the New York Pops' 21st birthday.
Stephanie D'Abruzzo and Mitchel David Federan
Stephanie D'Abruzzo and Mitchel David Federan

Gossip columnist Liz Smith will host Skitch Henderson Presents New Faces of '04 at 7 PM at Carnegie Hall. Avenue Q's Stephanie D'Abruzzo and John Tartaglia, The Boy From Oz's Mitchel David Federan, Never Gonna Dance's Nancy Lemenager and Noah Racey and Little Shop of Horrors' Michael-Leon Wooley will join 2003 Star Search winner Vickie Natale and New York City Opera soprano Jody Sheinbaum for the all-star celebration. Skitch Henderson will conduct the famed pops orchestra. Avenue Q's Tartaglia will open the evening with "I Wish I Were in Love Again." His co-star, D'Abruzzo, will offer "Anywhere I Wander," and the two will duet on "No Two People." Other songs will be drawn from the Great American Songbook, including works by the Gershwins, Frank Loesser and Richard Rodgers.

In a recent statement, the 85-year-old Henderson said, "We're looking for new talent, especially vocalists, who have what it takes to become big stars and can perform the great music of the American Songbook — the music of Porter, Kern, Arlen, Berlin, Rodgers and Bernstein — and keep this great musical repertory alive." A dinner dance will be held at the Plaza Hotel following the Carnegie Hall concert.

Tickets for Skitch Henderson Presents New Faces of '04 begin at $35 and are available by calling (212) 765-7677. Carnegie Hall is located in Manhattan at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue. For more information, visit www.carnegiehall.org.