Understudies from Lestat, Tarzan, Grey Gardens and More Take Centerstage in At This Performance

News   Understudies from Lestat, Tarzan, Grey Gardens and More Take Centerstage in At This Performance
The At This Performance. . . series, which salutes Broadway and Off-Broadway understudies and standbys, will continue April 30 and May 1 at the 45th Street Theatre.

Casting director Stephen DeAngelis will host the concerts, which allow those rarely in the spotlight the chance to strut their stuff and share anecdotes about their theatrical experiences. Laura Bergquist will be the musical director and accompanist for both 8 PM concerts. The April 30 concert is scheduled to include appearances by Katie Adams (standby for the role of Glinda in Wicked), Richard Todd Adams (understudy for the role of Sir Percival Glyde in The Woman in White), Karmine Alers (understudy for the roles of Mimi Marquez and Maureen Johnson in Rent), Colleen Fitzpatrick (understudy for the role of Gabrielle in Lestat), Charles Gray (understudy for the roles of Mister, Ol’ Mister and Pa in The Color Purple), Michael Longoria (understudy for the role of Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys), Kenita R. Miller (understudy for the roles of Celie and Nettie in The Color Purple), Diane Phelan (standby for the roles of Adela and the Young Maid in Bernarda Alba) and Scott Wakefield (understudy for the roles of Jason, Dan and David in Ring of Fire).

The May 1 concert will feature the talents of Carmen Ruby Floyd (understudy for the roles of Gary Coleman, Bear and Mrs T in Avenue Q), Tyler Hanes (understudy for the roles of Link Larkin, Corny Collins, Mr. Pinky, Harriman F. Spritzer and The Principal in Hairspray), Mike McGowan (understudy for the roles of Joseph Patrick Kennedy Jr., Jerry and George Gould Strong in Grey Gardens), Rashad Naylor (understudy for the roles of Seaweed J. Stubbs and The Dynamites in Hairspray), Nick Sanchez (understudy for the role of Terk in Tarzan), Natalie Silverlieb (understudy for the role of Kala in Tarzan), Amy Sparrow (standby for the role of Claudia in Lestat), Sarah Stiles (standby for the roles of Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre, Olive Ostrovsky and Marcy Park in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and Melanie Vaughan (understudy for the role of Cass in Ring of Fire).

The 45th Street Theatre is located in Manhattan at 354 West 45th Street. Tickets, priced at $19, are available by calling (212) 868-4444 or by visiting www.smarttix.com.

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