Gypsy, In the Heights and South Pacific Understudies Take Centerstage April 20-21

News   Gypsy, In the Heights and South Pacific Understudies Take Centerstage April 20-21
At This Performance, the ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway standbys and understudies, continues April 20 and 21.
Lisa Howard
Lisa Howard

Presented by Musicals Tonight!, the 8 PM concerts are held at Off-Broadway's McGinn/Cazale Theatre. Casting director Stephen DeAngelis hosts the evenings, which feature musical direction and piano accompaniment by Philip Kirchman (April 20) and Brian Cimmet (April 21).

Among the performers scheduled to entertain on April 20 are Tony Chiroldes (understudy for the roles of Kevin and Piragua Guy in In the Heights), Mindy Dougherty (understudy for the role of Dainty June in Gypsy), MaryAnn Hu (understudy for the role of Bloody Mary in South Pacific), Billy Eugene Jones (standby for the roles of Franklin, Joop and Mr. Venus in Passing Strange), Garrett Long (understudy for the role of Ensign Nellie Forbush in South Pacific), Jessica Phillips (standby for the role of Diana in Next to Normal), Jessica Rush (understudy for the roles of Louise and Miss Cratchitt in Gypsy), Paul A. Schaefer (understudy for the role of Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera) and Pearce Wegener (understudy for the roles of Tulsa and Pastey in Gypsy).

The April 21 evening will boast the talents Haven Burton (understudy for the role of Elle Woods in Legally Blonde), Jason Dula (standby for male roles in Make Me a Song), Jennifer Foote (understudy for the roles of Val, Sheila and Judy in A Chorus Line), Annie Funke (standby for the role of Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray), Lisa Howard (understudy for the role of Bloody Mary in South Pacific), Alan Mingo, Jr. (understudy for the role of Sebastian in The Little Mermaid), Doreen Montalvo (understudy for the roles of Abuela Claudia, Camila and Daniela in In the Heights), Krysta Rodriguez (understudy for the roles of Carla, Nina and Vanessa in In the Heights), Andrew Samonsky (understudy for the roles of Lt. Joseph Cable, U.S.M.C. and Cmdr. William Harbison, U.S.N. in South Pacific) and Bret Shuford (understudy or the roles of Prince Eric and Flotsam in The Little Mermaid).

The McGinn/Cazale Theatre is located at 2162 Broadway, Broadway at 76th Street on the 3rd Floor. Tickets, priced $20, are available by calling (212) 868-4444 or by visiting

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