Understudies from Once, Sister Act, Wicked, Bonnie & Clyde Will Stand in the Spotlight
By Andrew Gans
At This Performance, the ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway standbys and understudies, will continue April 22.
Presented by Musicals Tonight!, the 7 PM concert will be held at Off-Broadway's The Lion Theatre. Casting director Stephen DeAngelis will host the evening, which will feature musical direction and piano accompaniment by Eugene Gwozdz.
Among the performers who will sing and share anecdotes about their experiences are Joanne Borts (understudy for the role of Baruska in Once), Trista Dollison (understudy for the role of Shenzi in The Lion King), Kate Fahrner (standby for the role of Glinda in Wicked), Sean Jenness (understudy for the role of Henry Barrow in Bonnie & Clyde), T. Oliver Reid (understudy for the roles of Curtis Jackson, Ernie and Cop in Sister Act), Greg Reuter (understudy for the roles of Billy Flynn and Amos Hart in Chicago), Nathan Scherich (understudy for the roles of Bob Gaudio, Nick Massi, Gyp DeCarlo and Bob Crewe in Jersey Boys), Elizabeth Welch (understudy for the role of Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera) and Zakiya Young (standby for the roles of Cheryl and Taylor in Stick Fly).
The Lion Theatre is located at 410 West 42nd Street. Tickets, priced $25, are available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting the box office.
For more information visit www.musicalstonight.org.
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