Tony Winner Jason Robert Brown Will Mentor Students of Tony Winner Betty Buckley in Fort Worth

By Andrew Gans
09 May 2014

Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown, currently represented on Broadway with the new musical The Bridges of Madison County, will be a guest lecturer at Tony winner Betty Buckley's Song Interpretation Workshop May 12.



The 7:30 PM workshop will be held at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Brown, a Tony winner for his score to Parade, will work with Buckley's students to help them prepare for the concert presentation Story Songs IV, which will be held June 3 at the Modern Art Museum. The evening will feature some of Brown's music.

The work session with Brown is open to students and Modern Art Museum members. To obtain tickets click here.

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Buckley's Workshop welcomes high-school age, amateur and professional singers and actors. Auditors are also welcome and participate in the group exercises. Full participants enjoy one-on-one work with Buckley directing their songs or monologues.

Buckley, according to a press release, is especially proud of her high school students, all of whom, through the work they have done in her past workshops, have been admitted to the universities and performing arts conservatories of their choice.

"It gives me such joy to assist the growth of my younger students and to facilitate the dreams of my mature students to step into their true potential. It is my privilege to pass along the tools given to me by my great teachers," Buckley said in a statement.

Betty Buckley, who was recently nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her performance in The Old Friends, offered acclaimed performances in Broadway's Sunset Boulevard, Carrie, Song & Dance, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, 1776, Triumph of Love and Promises, Promises. She won a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella in the Broadway production of Cats, and she starred on the London stage in Promises, Promises, Dear World and Sunset Boulevard, earning an Olivier Award nomination for her work in the latter. Her screen credits are numerous.

Read more about Betty Buckley's career at the Playbill Vault.

Watch a Video Celebration of Betty Buckley, from Broadway to London and Carnegie Hall, here.