Sweeney Stars, McKay and Sheik Perform Original Work and Spring Awakening for NYC Concert | Playbill

News Sweeney Stars, McKay and Sheik Perform Original Work and Spring Awakening for NYC Concert
Songs from Michael Cerveris' albums and Spring Awakening will be featured as the Sweeney Todd star and his band performs for "Fleet Street on the Bowery" in downtown New York City Aug. 21. Fellow castmates also appear with special guests Nellie McKay and Duncan Sheik.

Doors open at 8 PM for the one-night-only evening at the Bowery Ballroom to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Sweeney Todd stars Manoel Felciano and Lauren Molina will sing original work while Ben Magnuson takes on Scott Weiland's "The Roof Brings Me Down," Donna Lynne Champlin sings "God's Song," Ben Eakley offers his take on Chet Baker's "Unsung Swan Song," John Arbo does folks songs and Diana DiMarzio leads her has arrangement of an Ennio Morricone medley for a 13-piece ensemble. 

Sheik will be performing several of his own songs solo as well as a duet from his Off Broadway (and soon-to-be Broadway) musical Spring Awakening with Cerveris. He will also join a cello trio on another of his songs, arranged by Elisa Winter.

The songlist will also include songs from Cerveris' first album, "Dog Eared," with new songs from his forthcoming release "The Hinterlands EPs" (again on Low Heat Records) due out in the fall.

Cerveris, previously seen Off-Broadway in Wintertime and Fifth of July, earned a Tony Award nomination for his Broadway debut as the title role in The Who's Tommy. He won a Tony for his role in Assassins. He has also appeared in Titanic on Broadway as well as the title role in Off-Broadway's Hedwig and the Angry Inch. For more information on Cerveris the actor or the band, visit www.michaelcerveris.com or www.cerveris.com, respectively.

Tickets to "Fleet Street on the Bowery" at the Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey Street (near Bowery) are available by calling (866) 468-7619.

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