PHOTO CALL: Understudies from Les Miz, Mormon, Newsies and Cabaret Stand in the Spotlight

News   PHOTO CALL: Understudies from Les Miz, Mormon, Newsies and Cabaret Stand in the Spotlight Understudies from The Book of Mormon, Newsies, Cabaret, Les Misérables and Off-Broadway's Heathers took the stage Sept. 21 at the Half Hour 5 concert at the Laurie Beechman Theatre.

Performers at the 9:30 PM concert included Giuseppe Bausilio (Newsies), Nyk Bielak (The Book of Mormon), Jeff Heimbrock (The Book of Mormon), Leeds Hill (Cabaret), Bre Jackson (The Book of Mormon), Molly Jobe (Newsies), AJ Meijer (Heathers), Melissa Mitchell (Les Misérables), Dimitri Joseph Moïse (The Book of Mormon) and Daniel Quadrino (Newsies)

According to press notes, "BroadwayUnderstudies.com has once again invited some of Broadway's most talented understudies to the stage of the Laurie Beechman Theatre to share their rare talent — the ability to perform at a second's notice. They'll be thrown into the fire in Half Hour 5: A Last Minute Concert, a show where even they don't know what they'll be singing before they step up to the microphone. The audience will get to vote on what song each performer will sing."

Half Hour 5 is produced by Shoshana Feinstein with musical direction by Benjamin Rauhala.

Feinstein and Karen Marshall started BroadwayUnderstudies.com as a way to "aggregate and celebrate the performances of Broadway's most under appreciated talent: the understudy."

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