Laura Osnes, Joshua Henry and Lindsay Mendez Among Singers on Upcoming Album by Jonathan Reid Gealt

News   Laura Osnes, Joshua Henry and Lindsay Mendez Among Singers on Upcoming Album by Jonathan Reid Gealt
 
Laura Osnes, Joshua Henry, Caissie Levy, Natalie Weiss, Alysha Umphress, Alex Brightman, Lindsay Mendez and Lilli Cooper are among the singers featured on songwriter Jonathan Reid Gealt's third studio album, "Whatever I Want It To Be," set to be released Nov. 29.

"Whatever I Want It To Be" is described as "a fun and eclectic album of songs with influences ranging from jazz to big band, soul to pop, rock and roll to singer/songwriter, Motown and beyond."

Produced by James Bilodeau, Matt Hinkley and Gealt, the album features two-time Tony nominee Osnes (Cinderella), two-time Grammy nominee Jane Monheit, two-time Tony nominee Henry (Violet), Luke Edgemon ("The Voice," "Glee"), Loren Allred ("The Voice"), Craig Colton ("The X-Factor" U.K.), Levy (Ghost, Hair, Wicked), Weiss (Everyday Rapture, Les Misérables), Whitney Bashor (Bridges of Madison County, Beaches), Umphress (On The Town, American Idiot), Brightman (School of Rock, Wicked), Mendez (Significant Other, Dogfight, Wicked, Godspell), Celisse Henderson (Godspell), Cooper (Spring Awakening, Wicked), Addi McDaniel (Addi & Jacq), Michael Deleget, Gealt and James Bilodeau.

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Matt Hinkley also serves as musical supervisor and helped arrange the album with Gealt.

Gealt will celebrate the Nov. 29 release with a Birdland concert on the same night at 6 PM. Guests include Monheit, Levy, Osnes, Bashor, Umphress, Weiss, Deleget and more.

Gealt's debut album "Thirteen Stories Down" was released in 2011 on Sh-k-Boom/Ghostlight Records. His second album was entitled "Here For You – Ballads for Broadway Impact," and a portion of all sales benefited Broadway Impact. Gealt is currently adapting Lyndsay Faye's novel "Dust and Shadow," among other projects.

Read more about his work in Playbill.com's Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know.

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