RICHARD LEWIS HONORED AT BROADWAY SACRAMENTO'S ALL-STAR CONCERT CELEBRATION ON AUG. 31 AT UC DAVIS HEALTH PAVILION.
Compiled By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs
After devoting his entire career to Broadway Sacramento, President & CEO Richard Lewis has decided to retire.
To honor his extraordinary tenure of service, Broadway at Music Circus invited 10 stars to join for a concert celebration on Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. at the UC Davis Health Pavilion.
Tickets are $200 and available at the Broadway Sacramento Box Office. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and food and beverages will be served.
You don’t want to miss this unique opportunity to experience Tony, Drama Desk and Olivier Award-winning actors, performing songs from your favorite musicals in the intimate UC Davis Health Pavilion.
This very special fundraising concert, which benefits Broadway Sacramento’s musical theatre productions and arts education programs, will also feature an array of delicious food from Randy Peters Catering and wines from Kirchhoff Family Wines of Clarksburg and it’s all included in the ticket price.
If you are unable to attend the All-Star concert celebration but would still like to make a tax-deductible donation in honor of Richard Lewis and the 2023 season, please call the Broadway Sacramento Box Office at (916) 557-1999 Monday through Friday, Noon to 5 p.m.
Please note that wait times for phone assistance may be long.
The Broadway Sacramento Box Office is located at 1419 H Street, Sacramento
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE STAR PERFORMERS:
JASON GRAE Broadway: A Grand Night for Singing, Falsettos, Stardust, Snoopy! The New Musical, Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? Off-Broadway: Hello, Muddah, Hello Fadduh (Drama Desk nomination), Forever Plaid and others. National Tours: Wicked, Falsettos, Ragtime (Los Angeles). Broadway At Music Circus: Oklahoma!, Anything Goes, The Music Man, Sugar, Seussical, Brigadoon, Damn Yankees. TV: "Six Feet Under," "Rude Awakening," "Friends," "Frasier," "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch," and he voiced Lucky the Leprechaun for Lucky Charms Cereal. Film: "Home on the Range," "On Edge," "Awakening of Spring." Jason won the LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Outstanding contribution to Musical Theatre.
EMILIE KOUATCHOU is thrilled to be returning to Broadway at Music Circus, where she made her debut in Oklahoma! (Laurey) and is performing in the upcoming production of Ragtime (Sarah). Earlier this spring, she closed the historic run of The Phantom of the Opera as Christine Daae. Other credits include Unknown Soldier (Playwrights Horizons), HBO's "The Gilded Age" and Hulu's "Only Murders in the Building." She is a graduate of the University of Michigan's Musical Theatre program.
JAMES T. LANE hails from Philadelphia, PA. West End: The Scottsboro Boys, A Chorus Line (revival, Palladium Theatre). Broadway: Chicago (Billy Flynn), Kiss Me, Kate (Paul), King Kong, The Scottsboro Boys (Ozie Powell/Ruby Bates), A Chorus Line (Richie Walters). National Tours: Jersey Boys, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Fame. Regional: Guys and Dolls (Nicely-Nicely Johnson, Virginia Stage Company), Disney and Cameron Macintosh’s Mary Poppins (Bert, Drury Lane Theatre), The Wiz (Tin Man, Broadway at Music Circus and The Old Globe), Disney's The Little Mermaid (Sebastian, The Muny, A.C.T and Dallas Theater Center). Encores!/Off Center: Promenade, Grand Hotel, Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope. Concerts: Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops, Ottawa Symphony and many more. James is the creator of a one-man show entitled Triple Threat that just played an Off-Broadway run to great acclaim at Theatre Row in New York City. Mr. Lane teaches music, theatre and dance when and wherever anyone will let him! Instagram: @jamestlane jamestlane.com.
ZONYA LOVEwas last seen on Broadway in Beetlejuice as Juno and Maxine Dean. Notable Credits: The original Broadway production of The Color Purple as Celie, The first National Tour of Avenue Q, an Off-Broadway production of Todd Solondz’s Emma and Max and an array of regional theatre credits. In addition to touring the U.S., she's traveled the globe, performing on various stages in Lyon, Edinburgh, Toronto and the Caribbean. Television: "Bull," "Blue Bloods," "Smash," "The David Letterman Show," "Wu Tang: An American Saga." Zonya is also a proud and active member of Broadway Inspirational Voices. IG: @lovezonya @iamaboldwoman @bivoices Romans 8:38!
LESLI MARGHERITA is thrilled to be back "home" in Sacramento, where Broadway at Music Circus audiences have seen her in Man of La Mancha (Aldonza), Grease (Rizzo), Spamalot (Lady of the Lake), Guys and Dolls (Adelaide) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Esmeralda). She won the Laurence Olivier award for her West End debut in Zorro the Musical. On Broadway, she originated the roles of Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda the Musical and Mona Kent in Dames at Sea. Off-Broadway she received Drama Desk, Lortel and Outer Critics nominations for Who's Holiday, Emojiland and A Scythe of Time. TV/Film: "Minx," "The Fairly OddParents," "The Rookie," "The Crew," "Raven's Home," "Homeland," "Instinct," "Seven Seconds," "Transparent," "The Many Saints of Newark," "Opening Night" and Lesli's voice can be heard on several animated films and shows including FOX's "Housebroken," Disney's "Cinderella 3" and Paramount's upcoming "Under the Boardwalk." "Thank you for everything, Richard Lewis!"
KEN PAGE is an actor, director, writer, teacher and cabaret artist. He is best known as the voice of Mr. Oogie Boogie in the Tim Burton/Disney classic film, "The Nightmare Before Christmas." Broadway: Guys and Dolls (Nicely-Nicely Johnson, Black revival cast, Theatre World Award), The Wiz (Lion, Broadway cast), Ain't Misbehavin' (Ken, Original Broadway cast, Paris, L.A., Drama Desk Award for Best Actor, Grammy Award), Cats (Old Deuteronomy, Original Broadway cast, Grammy Award), It Ain't Nothing but the Blues (Broadway cast). West End: Children of Eden (Father), My One and Only (Rev. Montgomery, Concert, London Palladium), Cats (Video cast, New Delphi Theatre). Film: "Dreamgirls," "Torch Song Trilogy," "Polly," "All Dogs Go to Heaven," among others. Mr. Page has been honored by The New York Theatre League and is a recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards from The Manhattan Cabaret Association (MAC Award), Black Theatre Network Conference, St. Louis Arts and Education Council and holds an honorary B.F.A. from AMDA. "May the road rise to meet you, Richard Lewis."
FAITH PRINCE has been dazzling audiences on both stage and screen for over four decades. She won a Tony Award for playing Adelaide in the Guys and Dolls revival and has remained one of the most prolific leading ladies in the American theater. For her Broadway debut in Jerome Robbins' Broadway, she was nominated for her first Tony Award and has over a dozen Broadway shows to her credit: Nick & Nora, Guys and Dolls, What's Wrong with This Picture, The King and I, Little Me, James Joyce's The Dead, Bells Are Ringing (Tony nomination), Noises Off, Disney's The Little Mermaid, A Catered Affair (Tony nomination), Annie and Disaster!. TV/Film: "Monarch," "Emily in Paris," "Scream Queens," "Drop Dead Diva," "Spin City," "Huff," "Modern Family," "Dave," "My Father the Hero," "Picture Perfect," "It Had to Be You." You can stream and download many of her live performances and recordings. She has an Honorary Doctorate of Performing Arts from her alma mater, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. "I am proud to be here tonight! Because of Richard Lewis, his family and the legacy of Broadway At Music Circus, thirty-six years ago the stars collided, I met my husband, "Trumpet Man" Larry Lunetta, now Music Coordinator for Broadway at Music Circus and we had son, Henry Lunetta, now guitarist in the pit. I will always be grateful!"
JAMES SNYDER is delighted to return to his hometown for his fifth performance at Broadway at Music Circus. Audiences may remember James from his debut as Matt in The Fantasticks, the role of The Beast in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Billy Bigelow in Carousel and Harold Hill in The Music Man. Broadway: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry), Cry-Baby (Cry-Baby, Drama Desk nomination), If/Then (Josh, with Idina Menzel). James also played Nate in Broadway's first ever a cappella musical In Transit. Off-Broadway: Fanny and Grand Hotel (Encores!). Regional: Carousel (Billy Bigelow, Goodspeed Musicals). TV: "Housebroken," "CSI," "Cold Case," "Rizzoli and Isles," "Bluebloods," "Without a Trace," "Drop Dead Diva," "Suite Life of Zach and Cody," "NCIS," "Gilmore Girls." Film: "She's the Man," "The Storyteller," "Pretty Persuasion," "Shuttle" and the cult classic "The Gingerdead Man." James sends all his love to family and friends.
MAX VON ESSEN Broadway At Music Circus: The Secret Garden, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (twice!), Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, Jesus Christ Superstar. Perhaps best known for his Tony and Grammy-nominated role as Henri in An American in Paris, he’s also appeared on Broadway in Anastasia, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Dance of the Vampires, Les Miserables (revival and closing company of the original). National Tours: West Side Story, Chicago, Falsettos, Xanadu. TV/Film: "Family Guy," "The Blacklist," "Law & Order: SVU," "Elementary," "Boardwalk Empire," "The Good Wife," "Royal Pains," "Gossip Girl," "Submissions Only," "The Intern," "Sex and the City 2." Max's concert work has brought him all over the country including a solo debut at Carnegie Hall and his recordings include An American in Paris, Evita, Death Takes a Holiday, Finian's Rainbow and his solo album, "Call Me Old Fashioned." Socials: @maxizpad.
TEAL WICKS is thrilled to be back in her hometown of Sacramento and to be back on stage at Broadway at Music Circus after starring in last season’s Carousel (Julie Jordan) and for this season’s productions of Ragtime (Mother) and Rent (Maureen Johnson). Teal is best known for her starring roles on Broadway in The Cher Show, Finding Neverland, Jekyll & Hyde and Wicked. She has created lead roles in world premiere productions such as The Ballad of Little Jo (Two River Theater), The Blue Flower (Second Stage Theater/American Repertory Theater), Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story (Signature Theatre), Fahrenheit 451 (59E59 Theaters). Teal has appeared in the TV series "Peripheral," "Evil," "NCIS: New Orleans," "Chicago Justice," "Elementary," "The Good Wife." She can be heard on several original cast recordings and has performed with orchestras worldwide. @tealwicks.
Editor's Note: Information used in this report obtained from Broadway Sacramento’s publicity department.
For more information on the Richard Lewis All-Star Celebration please call the Broadway Sacramento Box Office at (916) 557-1999 Monday through Friday, Noon to 5 p.m.
The Broadway Sacramento Box Office is located at 1419 H Street, Sacramento California.