Dee Hoty, Matt Bogart and Tony Award winners Donna McKechnie and Sutton Foster will join Peter Nero and the Philly Pops for four concerts at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. From Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2004 the foursome will offer songs from some of Broadway's most famous musicals.
Dee Hoty, who will join Broadway's Mamma Mia! Oct. 22, received Tony nominations for her performances in Footloose, Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public and The Will Rogers Follies. She was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for her work in City of Angels, and her other Broadway credits include Me and My Girl, Big River, The Five O'Clock Girl and Shakespeare's Cabaret. Off-Broadway Hoty appeared in Personals, Vanities and Forbidden Broadway, and she portrayed Phyllis in the Paper Mill production of Follies.
Matt Bogart was seen as Paul in the Kennedy Center mounting of Stephen Sondheim's Company, and his Broadway credits include Aida, The Civil War, Miss Saigon and Smokey Joe's Cafe. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music, Bogart has appeared in regional productions of Carousel, Camelot and Side Show, and his debut solo recording, "Simple Songs," is available on the Jay Records label.
Best known for her Tony-winning performance as Cassie in the original Broadway production of A Chorus Line, Donna McKechnie has appeared in a plethora of musicals both on and Off-Broadway, some of which include Company, State Fair, Can-Can, Annie Get Your Gun, I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road, State Fair and Promises, Promises. Her one-woman musical celebration was recently released on the Fynsworth Alley label and includes such tunes as "Everybody Says Don't," "Where Do You Start?," "Lies of Handsome Men" and "The Music and the Mirror."
Sutton Foster, who currently stars in the title role of Thoroughly Modern Millie, received the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Astaire awards her performance in the musical at the Marquis Theatre. Her other Broadway credits include roles in Les Misérables, Annie, The Scarlet Pimpernel and Grease!. Foster's regional and tour credits include What the World Needs Now, Dorian, Three Musketeers, South Pacific and The Will Rogers Follies. She also recently appeared in the Actors' Fund Chess benefit concert. The concerts will be held in the Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Tickets, priced $19-$82, are available by calling (215) 893-1999. For more information, visit www.phillypops.com.