Broadway Understudies Get Their Turn in the Spotlight January 15 in At This Performance... | Playbill

Cabaret & Concert News Broadway Understudies Get Their Turn in the Spotlight January 15 in At This Performance... Actors from Dear Evan Hansen, SpongeBob, and Miss Saigon are among those who will get to take the stage at the concert.
Jessica Hendy Marc J. Franklin

The Musicals Tonight! series at The Green Room 42 in New York City will continue its ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway understudies, standbys, covers, and swings January 15, with the latest edition of At This Performance....

Hosted by the series' producing artistic director and casting director Stephen DeAngelis, the 7 PM concert allows current and recent Broadway understudies to showcase their versatility and share anecdotes about their experiences.

Performers scheduled for January 15 are Yassmin Alers (understudy for the roles of Gloria Fajardo and Consuelo in Broadway's On Your Feet!), Colby Dezelick (understudy for the role of Chris in the Broadway revival of Miss Saigon), and Alex Gibson (understudy for the role of Squidward Q. Tentacles in SpongeBob SquarePants, The Broadway Musical).

Also on hand will be Jessica Hendy (understudy for Grizabella and Jennyanydots in the recent Broadway revival of Cats); Matt Leisy (standby for Beadle Bamford, Anthony Hope and Tobias Ragg in the Off-Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd); Jesse J.P. Johnson (understudy for Eugene Krabs in SpongBob SquarePants); Kristen Faith Oei (understudy for Comrade Chin in the Broadway revival of M. Butterfly); and Kimberly-Ann Truong (understudy for Ellen and Gigi in the Broadway revival of Miss Saigon).

Musical director/accompanist for the evening will be Eugene Gwozdz.

At This Performance…debuted in October 2003 and, as of this performance, will have showcased the talents of 900 standbys, understudies, and alternates who have covered more than 4,000 roles in nearly 500 Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.

The Green Room 42 is located inside the Yotel at 42nd Street and Tenth Avenue in Manhattan. Tickets, which cost $25–$50 (no drink/food minimum) can be ordered at, or by calling (646) 449-7792, or at the box office on the evening of performance.



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