New Voices, Hosted by Champlin, Will Feature Tunes of Stitt Aug. 18

News   New Voices, Hosted by Champlin, Will Feature Tunes of Stitt Aug. 18 Sweeney Todd's Donna Lynne Champlin, who will play Kate in the NYMF's upcoming production of Love Jerry, will host the Aug. 18 Monday Nights, New Voices concert at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre.
Donna Lynne Champlin
Donna Lynne Champlin

The evening will celebrate the work of composer-lyricist Georgia Stitt, who will accompany on piano. Among those scheduled to perform are Kelly Caufield, Andrea St. Clair, Michael Lowney, Tom Lucca, Onyie Nwachukwa and Lizzie Weiss. Show time is 7 PM. Barbara Anselmi will be the evening's musical director.

The New Voices series was founded by composer Scott Alan to "showcase some of today's brightest new talent in New York." Alan's debut recording, "Dreaming Wide Awake" — which features performances by Liz Callaway, Stephanie J. Block, Eden Espinosa, Cheyenne Jackson and Jonathan Groff, among others — is available by visiting www.scottalan.net.

A composer, lyricist, musical director, conductor, arranger and pianist, Georgia Stitt's musicals include The Water, Big Red Sun and Lizan. Stitt was the assistant conductor for the Broadway bow of Little Shop of Horrors and the associate conductor for Encores! mounting of Can-Can. A recipient of the ASCAP Frederick Loewe Fellowship and the Sue Brewer Award for excellence in music composition, Stitt is married to Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown.

Donna Lynne Champlin has appeared on Broadway in Sweeney Todd, Hollywood Arms, By Jeeves and James Joyce's The Dead. Her other New York theatrical credits include The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (Obie Award), My Life With Albertine, Reunion, Encores! Bloomer Girl, First Lady Suite, The Audience and Meet John Doe. Champlin also filmed "The Audition" and "My Father's Will."

The Duplex Cabaret Theatre is located in Manhattan at 61 Christopher Street. There is a $12 music charge and a two-drink minimum; for reservations call (212) 255-5438 or visit theduplex.com.