A concert series curated by the renowned Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist, conductor, and director, Jason Robert Brown. Each unique performance will incorporate an eclectic mix of material, featuring music from throughout his acclaimed career, along with new works in development.
Special guests in past performances from this series have included Kelli O’Hara, Steve Pasquale, Norbert Leo Butz, Tom Kitt, Tony Danza, Laura Benanti, Cynthia Erivo, Tituss Burgess, Lena Hall, Ana Gasteyer, LaChanze, Shaina Taub, Megan Hilty, Eden Espinosa, Norm Lewis, Sierra Boggess, Mykal Kilgore, Betsy Wolfe, Shoshana Bean, Philippa Soo, Justin Guarini, Stephen Schwartz, Sutton Foster, Jeremy Jordan, Wayne Brady and more!*
JASON ROBERT BROWN is the three-time Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist of Songs for a New World (1995), Parade (1998), The Last Five Years (2002), 13 (2008), The Bridges of Madison County (2013) and Honeymoon In Vegas (2014). His shows are regularly performed on stages across the world, and his songs are regularly heard on television, film and recordings. Jason has recorded several albums, featuring his band The Caucasian Rhythm Kings, and is much in demand as a pianist, singer and conductor. He lives in New York City with his wife, Georgia Stitt, and his two daughters. Visit him on the web at www.jasonrobertbrown.com.
MARTY THOMAS is a recording artist and an actor who made his Broadway debut at age 11 as Colin in THE SECRET GARDEN. He also appeared on Broadway in WICKED and XANADU. He was named Mr. Broadway 2008 and was a 1992 Ed McMahons Junior Vocalist Star Search Champion beating a then unknown Britney Spears. He has appeared off Broadway in MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING, PAGEANT and A LOSS OF ROSES. He was featured in the film BIG GAY MUSICAL, plays Damon’ on TWO BROKE GIRLS (CBS) and Charlie on GRACE & FRANKIE (Netflix). He toured internationally with many theatrical productions as well as the famed QUEEN ESTHER MARROW & THE HARLEN GOSPEL SINGERS as their first Caucasian member. He is a vocal arranger, producer and backup vocalist who has sung with the likes of Billy Porter, Grace Jones, Patti Labelle, Jennifer Holliday, Stephanie Mills, Debbie Gibson, Martha Wash, Barry Manilow, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash and many more. Marty is a renowned performer, director and producer in the New York cabaret and concert scene. His show MARTY THOMAS PRESENTS DIVA has toured nationally and performed weekly in New York residence for 8 years. His latest album, Slow Dancing with a Boy will be released to Broadway Records on December 6, 2019. Follow on instagram @martythomaslovesyou and read more at www.martythomas.com.
JELANI ALLADIN — A Brownsville, Brooklyn native, Jelani most recently starred as Hercules in Public Work’s Musical Adaptation of Disney’s Hercules. He made his Broadway Debut in Frozen the Musicalas Kristoff which earned him a Drama Desk nomination for Best Leading Actor and a Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance. Jelani is a graduate of the inaugural class of Tisch School of the Arts' New Studio on Broadway. Off-Broadway credits include Sweetee (Signature Theatre Company, Audelco Award Nominee), Don’t Bother Me I Can’t Cope (York Theatre Company), and Nassim (Barrow Street Theatre). Regional credits include I and You (TheatreSquared), Violet (Clarence Brown Theatre), The History Boys (Palmbeach Dramaworks) and Choir Boy (Studio Theatre of DC and Marin Theatre Company). Jelani received the San Francisco Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Leading Actor In A Play for his work as Pharus in Choir Boy. His past film credits include I Didn’t Come Here to Make Love, High Noon on the West Side and One Hit Wonder
*Guests are subject to change