Melissa Errico Will Offer Concerts in New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Florida and More
By Andrew Gans
Tony nominee Melissa Errico, who underwent vocal surgery following her Drama Desk-nominated performance in the recent New York revival of Passion, will be seen on numerous stages around the country this fall and winter.
On Sept. 9 the acclaimed singing actress will be a special guest at the annual Broadway Blessing held at New York's The Little Church Around the Corner. Errico will also be part of Kurt Weill on Broadway, an Oct. 7 evening celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Broadway bow of One Touch of Venus; the actress was part of the City Center Encores! production of that famed musical. The concert at Symphony Space, which will be directed by Richard Jay-Alexander, will also feature Brent Barrett, Judy Blazer and Ron Raines, alongside winners of the Lotte Lenya Competition.
The Amour Tony nominee will offer two solo concerts Oct. 18 at the Tilles Center in Long Island. The 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM performances will feature musical direction by John Oddo. She will conclude the month participating in Paul Rudd's Second Annual All-Star Celebrity Bowling Benefit Oct. 21. The 7 PM event benefits Our Time.
On Nov. 9 Errico will take to the stage of the Barns at Wolftrap for an evening titled A Passion for Broadway. Directed by Jay-Alexander with musical direction by Oddo, audiences can expect to hear tunes from Sunday in the Park with George, Passion and more.
The New Year will find the theatre artist joining forces with Stephen Buntrock for Love Is in the Air: Feb. 14-15, 2014, at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Newcastle, PA. And, on March 30, Errico and Marc Kudisch will offer tunes from the Great American Songbook, including songs by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Jerome Kern and more. They will be backed by the Gulf Coast Symphony during their evening in Fort Meyers, FL.
Errico, most recently seen Off-Broadway in Passion and on Broadway in Irving Berlin's White Christmas, began her professional career portraying Cosette in Les Misérables, and she followed with leading Broadway roles in Anna Karenina, My Fair Lady, High Society, Amour (Tony nomination) and Dracula, plus roles in the City Center Encores! productions of Call Me Madam and One Touch of Venus. She appeared in a production of Threepenny Opera at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and her recent Off-Broadway credits also include Candida (Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Play), Finian's Rainbow and Aunt Dan and Lemon. She also starred in the Hollywood Bowl presentations of Camelot and The Sound of Music.
Her newest solo recording, "Legrand Affair," produced by Phil Ramone and featuring a 100-piece symphony arranged and conducted by Legrand, is available from Ghostlight Records.
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