PHOTO CALL: Chester Gregory, Morgan James, Saycon Sengbloh, Alysha Umphress and More Sing Michael Jackson
By Matthew Blank
Tituss Burgess, Chester Gregory II, Morgan James, Saycon Sengbloh and Alysha Umphress are among the performers who took part in Broadway Sings Michael Jackson, featuring new arrangements of iconic Jackson tunes, Sept. 17 at (le) Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village.
The 10 PM Michael Jackson concert was the second in the new Broadway Sings… series; Broadway Sings Adele was held in April.
Performers included Kyle Beltran (In the Heights), Burgess (Guys and Dolls, Jersey Boys), Steel Burkhardt (Hair), Tim Ehrlich (Rent), Gregory (Sister Act, Tarzan), Celisse Henderson (Godspell), James (Wonderland, Godspell), Nicholas Christopher (In the Heights, Rent), Eric Michael Krop (Godspell), Aaron LaVigne (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Corey Mach (Godspell, Wicked), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Tracy McDowell (Rent), Sengbloh (Fela!, Aida), Libby Servais (Lysistrata Jones, Wicked), Marty Thomas (Xanadu, Wicked), Umphress (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, American Idiot), Theresa Kloos, Patty Lohr (Sweeney Todd), Jason Slattery and Arthur Wise, among others.
The Michael Jackson set list included "Man in the Mirror/Black or White," "Can't Help It," "Blame it on the Boogie," "Who Is It?," "I Want You Back/Never Can Say Goodbye," "I Wanna Be Where You Are," "Human Nature," "Say, Say, Say/Rock With You," "Bad," "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)," "Childhood," "Who's Lovin' You," "Butterflies" and "The Way You Make Me Feel."
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