Beginning an engagement in Kiss Me Kate at the North Shore Music Theatre in MA. Prior to that, ended an engagementů(cue the bells) by getting married. Attention QVC fans! See Sarah in your living room (cue the remote) as spokesperson for Sanyo vacuum cleaners.
Maria goes international in May on Troika Productions Asian Tour of The Sound of Music. Her role is Sister Sofia and she covers Maria (...a little do-re-mi singing do, re, mi...).
Emilys out and about on the National tour of The Producers, where she performs in the ensemble and covers the female lead, Ulla (and does the Hula ... well, sort of).
Recently seen as Celestine in Can-Can (a stand-out, as usual) at City Centers Encore Series. Presently recreating Mona, her Broadway role, on the national tour of Chicago and alternating in the role of Roxie.
Will be playing the role of Edith in High Spirits for the St. Barts Players in NYC.
LESLIE ANN HENDRICKS
New York audiences saw Leslie Ann in the role of Ruth Wallis in the Off-Broadway musical revue, Boobs, where she displayed her . . . great comic timing. Lets see, theres a segue here . . . boobs . . . yes, babies! She followed up with a Gerber Foods industrial, taking her great belt to the Sun Belt in Phoenix, AZ.
In May, Melissa premieres her one-woman show in Delray Beach, FL.
Sounds like a million bucks on Broadway singing Chiffon in Little Shop of Horrors. You can also see her on video and DVD in the cult movie, CAMP. Tip: watch for her in the opening number.
Tapping her way across the country on the national tour of 42nd Street, covering and performing the role of Anytime Annie.
Her new CD of Gina Branscombe songs, Ah, Love I Shall Find Thee, has been released on the Albany recording label and is available through her website, www.KathleenShimeta.com. Currently Kathy is rehearsing a one-woman show (see Evan Pappas) about Gina Branscombe which features the songs from her CD. It will premiere on April 17th at the Liederkranz Theater in NYC (East 87th Street off of Fifth Avenue).
Currently performing Toby in Sweeney Todd at Center Stage Theater in Baltimore to rave reviews. His original cast recording of Convenience is again available in a reprinting (visit www.rondestefano.com for more information), and the show is now published/licensed. He also sang in a barbershop quartet for British television to advertise the new Observer Music Magazine, and subsequently was seen cracking jokes with Conan OBrien on his show as a member of the same group. Other activities include performances as Snoopy in Charlie Brown at the Lucille Lortel Theatre with Inside Broadway, and two productions of Babes in Toyland (role of Roderigo) at Lincoln Center and Stamford Center for the Arts. Lets see . . . thats the short version!
On Broadway in Wicked. Check this out: not only does she cover the role of Madame Morrible, she is a member of the ensemble and covers 10 girls singing tracks . . . and is a partial onstage swing. Now thats a wicked assignment. (Get it?)
Playing and singing piano bar as a regular every Sunday evening at the Beekman Hotel, Top of the Tower. Catch him from 8-12. Other gigs this month are at the Blue Fin, West Hotel (Tuesday & Thursday) and Fridays at the Green Room. Presently in the process of recording his act. (Buy his CD and you can sing with him after you leave the bar. They look at you funny on the sidewalk, though.)
Noam is finishing up a new album in Boston. For details of his numerous performance dates in both Boston and NYC, see www.eNoam.com.
Has just completed an engagement as Karen in The Sweepers at the Seven Angels Theatre. Other recent history includes the world premiere of The Game at Barrington Stage Company, Nellie in South Pacific at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, and Dolores in Olympus on My Mind at the Florida Studio Theatre. Back in NY she performed Mona in The New Yorkers with Musicals Tonight! in the evenings while doing a U5 for Guiding Light by day.
Director: Presently directing Funny Girl in San Francisco at Broadway by the Bay. Performer: Will be playing Heinsy in The Pajama Game at the Marriot Lincolnshire in Chicago. Writer: Takes up the pen (the keyboard?) to write Kathy Shimetas one-woman show, Ah, Love, I Shall Find Thee. Now theres a triple threat!
His debut CD is scheduled for release this summer, though some songs have already been featured on FOX News and Live with Regis and Kelli. (The star-studded production team for this CD includes J-Lo/L.L. Cool J.). Recently seen in NY in performances at Chelseas SBNY (Splash Bar) and XL, as well as the Union Square Virgin Megastore. Hey, Keos breaking out. Track him on www.keonozari.com.
Siobhans path brought her recently to NY, a path all the more poetic for her recent debut with Verse Theater. The vehicle at Verse was a modern opera called Urban Stampede.
Happy birthday, Bach. (Thats number 319.) Patricia is singing the beautiful Bacchianas Brasilieros in a musical celebration of his birthday in Covington, KY with the Cincinnati Cello Society. Shes also slated for Carlotta in Follies as special guest artist at the University of Mississippi where she will also give a 2 hour masterclass.
Tara was just requested (March 9) by the Knicks to sing the National Anthem at Madison Square Garden. Mayor Bloomberg, Spike Lee, amd Woody Allen were there--just to name a few!