Ron Raines Will Join Marc Kudisch for Baritone Celebration

News   Ron Raines Will Join Marc Kudisch for Baritone Celebration
Ron Raines, who will be seen in the Kennedy Center's spring production of Follies, will join Marc Kudisch for his upcoming Town Hall concert.

Marc Kudisch
Marc Kudisch Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Three-time Tony nominee Kudisch will offer The Lower Depths: A Concert In Defense of the Baritone Voice Jan. 15. Show time is 8 PM. Musical director Randy Redd will be featured at the piano.

The singing actor, according to press notes, will stand "tall in defense of the baritone voice, giving its remarkable history from opera through Elvis and from Bing to Broadway. The show is both a witty treatise and a musical treat."

Scott Siegel produces.

In a statement producer Siegel said, "What show is more dangerous than Spider-Man? The show in which Marc Kudisch and Ron Raines defend the honor and virtue of the baritone voice! As the star of the concert, the fierce and formidable Kudisch will take on all comers in a show like no other you've ever seen before. From opera to Elvis and from Bing to Broadway, Kudisch will sing the songs that are at the heart of our musical heritage -- and make you hear them in a brand new light. Finally, a musical theater concert event that makes January worth the hassle!"

Kudisch received Tony nominations for his performances in 9 to 5, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Thoroughly Modern Millie, and has also appeared on Broadway in The Apple Tree, Bells Are Ringing, The Wild Party, High Society, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Beauty and the Beast and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Tickets, priced $25-$60, are available through, (800) 982-2787 or the Town Hall Box Office (123 West 43rd Street). For more information visit

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