The 6:30 PM concert boasts the talents of Cheryl Freeman, Annie Golden and Michael Winther. Scott Coulter directs the evening, which features musical direction by Tedd Firth. Siegel hosts. (Julie Murney, Kerry O'Malley and Brad Oscar will perform March 8; Norm Lewis and two other artists to be announced will be part of the March 15 Jukebox; and Aaron Lazar and Emily Skinner will belt out show tunes March 22.)
In a recent statement Siegel said, "It's my intention to make this Sunday-night series a place in which today's great musical theatre talent can sing our extraordinary Broadway songbook in front of an audience that appreciates and loves this kind of entertainment. I want it to be a haven for those who want to hear this great music sung by people who know how it should be performed. And that being the case, I figured why not let the audience pick the Broadway songs they want to hear each week: hence, the jukebox concept."
Jukebox is billed as "the brand new musical revue where the audience picks the songs!"
Birdland is located in Manhattan at 315 West 44th Street. There is a $25-$35 music charge; for reservations call (212) 581-3080.