By Andrew Gans
19 Apr 2010
This 7 PM concert will boast the talents of three-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara (South Pacific, The Pajama Game, The Light in the Piazza), two-time Tony winner James Naughton (Chicago, City of Angels), jazz and Broadway singer Lea Delaria, Tony winner LaChanze (The Color Purple), Kevin Earley (A Tale of Two Cities, Seeing Stars), jazz and blues singer Catherine Russell, BETTY, Tyley Ross (East Village Opera Company, The Who's Tommy), Carolyn Leonhart, Graham Rowat (Guys and Dolls), singer-songwriters Jamie Leonhart and Greg Naughton, cabaret and jazz singers Maggie Moore and Rikki Rumball, and Shelley McPherson with a special appearance by The Palookas.
Jeff Breithaupt will host the evening, and pianist Don Breithaupt will head a band that comprises Mark McLean (drums), Steve Watson (bass), Tony Salvatore (guitar) and Michael Leonhart (trumpet).
The Breithaupt Brothers wrote the songs for Seeing Stars (book by Shelley McPherson), an original "boxing musical" set in 1930s New York. In January 2010 the Breithaupt Brothers debut recording, "Toronto Sings the Breithaupt Brothers Songbook," was released.