Hairspray Star to Enter the "Broadway Spotlight" Jan. 10

News   Hairspray Star to Enter the "Broadway Spotlight" Jan. 10 Shayna Steele, one of the Dynamites in the Tony-winning musical Hairspray, will go it solo at the Ars Nova next month.
Shayna Steele
Shayna Steele

Steele will be the latest to enter the "Broadway Spotlight," the acclaimed series that features Broadway performers in a concert setting. Her solo evening is set for Jan. 10, 2005 at 8 PM. [Steele replaces Wicked's Michelle Federer, who had originally been scheduled to perform that evening.] Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who will star in the upcoming William Finn musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, kicked off the third season of the "Broadway Spotlight" series Oct. 4. Another Wicked cast member, Megan Hilty, performed Nov. 1; Avenue Q's Barrett Foa will take to the intimate stage of the Ars Nova Dec. 6.

Previous "Broadway Spotlight" concerts have spotlighted the talents of Avenue Q's Ann Harada and John Tartaglia, Dance of the Vampires' Max von Essen, Les Miz’s Lauren Kennedy, Hairspray's Shoshana Bean, Into the Woods' Chad Kimball, Aida's Felicia Finley, Rent's Anthony Rapp, Wicked's Idina Menzel and Funny Girl’s Leslie Kritzer.

Shayna Steele has performed in Broadway in Hairspray, Jesus Christ Superstar and Rent. A member of the Broadway Inspirational Voices, Steele was also seen in the Arena Stage's production of Constant Star.

The Ars Nova Theater is located in Manhattan at 511 West 54th Street. Call (212) 868-4444 for $15 tickets or go to www.SmartTix.com.

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