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Broadway on Main Street 2019 NEW CAST MEMBERS ANNOUNCED
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 8 pm

Port Washington's own Broadway impresario Stephen DeAngelis is back with an all new show.

Each year Stephen brings five of Broadway's finest vocalists to Main Street to recreate their signature musical moments from their long-running roles in the Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals you know and love. Sharing songs, stories and even some dance moves in the intimate setting of the Jeanne Rimsky Theater, our stars even take time for an audience Q&A.

Our 2019 cast is sure to be as fabulous as past years' lineups, for a show that will include song and dance from your favorite Broadway shows.

ANIKA LARSEN has performed on Broadway in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Cynthia Weil-TonyAward nominee and Drama Desk Award winner), Avenue Q (Kate Monster/Lucy T. Slut), Xanadu, All Shook Up and Rent. Off-Broadway, she was in Zanna, Don't!; Myths and Hymns; Closer Than Ever; Miracle Brothers; How to Save the World and Find True Love in 90 Minutes; Disaster! and Unbroken Circle. Anika wrote and performed in a musical called Shafrika, The White Girl about her childhood growing up in Cambridge, MA with nine brothers and sisters from different races and countries. She released an album of lullabies for all ages, Sing You to Sleep (Yellow Sound Label), in 2014. Anika majored in theater at Yale University and is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.

STORM LEVER made her Broadway debut starring asyoung Donna Summer ("Duckling Donna/Mimi") in the Broadway production of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. Off Broadway: The Wringer (Dorothy). Regional: Freaky Friday (Savannah)at the Signature Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Alley Theater, and Cleveland Playhouse. Emotional Creature at the Berkeley Rep (u/s). Kansas City Choir Boy at the Arsht Center in Miami (Siren). Other favorite roles include Emmie in Caroline, or Change; Juliet in Romeo and Juliet; Little Red in Into the Woods; Olive in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Dorothy in The Wiz. Shoutout to my B.F.Amily at the University of Michigan (musical theater department), my supportive BRS/Gage Family, and my chosen family in NYC.

LANA GORDON most recently co-starred as Velma Kelly in the Broadway company of Chicago and made history with Brandy as the first two black co-leads, Born in New London, Connecticut, she studied dance at New York City's Alvin Ailey School on a scholarship where she excelled as a dancer. After that, Lana took part in a repertory ensemble directed by Sylvia Walters for over 3 years, before joining Donald Bird's ensemble "The/Group." Lana then played the role of Dionne in the European tour of Hair. In 1997, Lana made her debut on Broadway as an original cast member in The Lion King as Shenzi. She then joined the Broadway cast of Broadway revival of Jesus Christ Superstar. During the past 10 years she has had a very successful career performing all over Europe and the Middle East in various shows such as Chicago as Velma, Sister Act as Deloris, Tarzan as Kala, West Side Story as Anita, Carmen Cubana as Carmen, and at the Jazz at Lincoln Center in Qatar as a guest vocalist.

JON PETERSON recently returned to New York having starred as the Emcee in the National tour of Cabaret, a role he also played on Broadway. Off-Broadway: George M. Cohan Tonight; Have a Heart; The George M. Cohan Revue; Irving Berlin in Person; Half a Sixpence. Regional: Peter and the Starcatcher (Theatre Aspen); He Wrote Good Songs [writer/ actor] (Seven Angels Theatre); Song Man Dance Man(Milwaukee Rep); Singin' in the Rain (Ogunquit Playhouse); Sophisticated Ladies(Gateway Playhouse); Half a Sixpence (Goodspeed); The World Goes Round; The Rocky Horror Show; A Chorus Line (MUNY). London West End: The Sound of Music; A Chorus Line; Dames at Sea; She Loves Me; "Y"; Sophisticated Ladies; Cavalcade; Whoop-Dee-Doo!; Definitely Doris; Cats; On Your Toes; Blitz!. Film include: "Then"; "Sketch"; "Coffee and Cabbage"; "A Moment"; "Track"; "The Lost City of Tomorrow"; "My Life Sucks"; "Rick's Pawn Shop"; "Death's Waiting Room"; "Like the Spider"; "The Color of War"; "Human After All"; Face to Face"; "Penny Saver"; "Proverbia"; Anna Ballerina"; "Mail Order Wife"; "Surviving Picasso". Albums: "Skidoo!"; "George M. Cohan Tonight"; "The Johnny Mercer Jamboree"; "Irving Berlin Revisited".

WADE PRESTON began his Broadway career as the Alternate before taking over the role of "Piano Man" in Billy Joel's hit Movin' Out. He played the role for the show's entire 3½ year run, and starred on and off in the production's National Tours for the next few years. He still fronts concerts with the Movin' Out Band. Wade did virtually all the rehearsals and sound checks for Joel for his historic "Last Play at Shea" performances, job description "Stunt Billy." Prior to Movin' Out, Wade was well known on the west coast as the preeminent boogie pianist, revered for his rollicking performances, stunning technical abilities and spirited versatile singing. Besides recording sessions, master classes, and the occasional Movin' Out Band™ concert, Wade is currently focused on his solo concerts.

EUGENE GWOZDZ (Musical Director/Accompanist) is originally from Fort Worth, Texas and now resides in NYC. Eugene is the Music Director/Arranger for the American Dance Machine 21, and the Duke Ellington Center for the Arts.. Eugene was the MD/Arranger for Our Guy, Cy, a musical concert tribute to Cy Coleman, starring Tony Award Winners, Randy Graff, Cady Huffman, and Lillias White which received rave reviews from the NYC critics; MD/Arranger for the Jerome Robbins Awards honoring Chita Rivera, Harold Prince, and Stephen Sondheim. Music Director and Pianist/Arranger for Tony Award-winning "Princess and the Frog" star Anika Noni Rose at the Lincoln Center American Songbook Series; Drama league Tribute to Patti Lupone; orchestrated and arranged music for the critically acclaimed revival of It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman. Music Director andMusic Director/Pianist/Arranger for the hit show, Thrill Me, and the critically acclaimed 20th Anniversary Revival Production of Maltby & Shire's Baby at the Paper Mill Playhouse. Broadway: The Full Monty and Oklahoma!. Broadway National Tours: Sunset Boulevard (with Petula Clark), Flower Drum Song, Swing!, The Color Purple, The Phantom of the Opera, The Will Rogers' Follies and West Side Story (Conducted and played keyboards).He has worked with many Broadway stars including Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Norbert Leo Butz, James Monroe Iglehart, Shuler Hensley, Stephanie J. Block, Patti Lupone, Cady Huffman, Chita Rivera, Leslie Uggams, Donna McKechnie, Andre DeShields, Lee Roy Reams, Ken Page, Patrick Wilson, Billy Porter, Harvey Fierstein, Shirley Jones, Will Chase, Betty Buckley, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Will Chase, LaChanze, Nikki James, Victoria Clark, Kelli O'Hara, Andrea McArdle, Chris Seiber, Rachel York, Norm Lewis, Megan Hilty, Kristin Chenowith, Brent Barrett, Valisia Lekae, John Tartaglia, Laura Benanti, Melissa Errico, Karen Ziemba, N'Kenge, Mark Kudisch, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Laura Bell Bundy.

STEPHEN DeANGELIS (Producer/Host) is happy to return to the Landmark this evening having previously producing Broadway on Main Street 2017 and Broadway on Main Street 2018 as well as Broadway Spirit here at the venue. He has produced over 300 different Broadway concerts at venues in New York and across the United States featuring a multitude of Broadway stars including many Tony Award and Drama Desk Award winners and nominees, stars from hit television series and films whose roots are on stage and Broadway's fastest rising young performers. He is also the Producing Artistic Director and Host of At This Performance..., the critically acclaimed concert series that has showcased the talents of over 1000 Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates since October 2003. He has cast over 3600 network television and radio commercials for Manhattan's leading advertising agencies for such clients as DirecTV, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, E*TRADE, Febreze, Cover Girl, Pantene, Advil, Robitussin, Downy and has contributed to many historic and award-winning spots and campaigns including many which have been recognized with Platinum, Gold and Silver Lions at Cannes. Stephen also cast the six-time Emmy Award nominated Playhouse Disney series "Johnny and the Sprites" starring Tony Award nominee John Tartaglia which was seen on the Disney Channel. His work has been seen in New York and regionally in over 300 theatrical productions for companies including Musicals Tonight!, York Theatre Company, Queens Theatre in the Park, The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport, The Drama League, Casa Manana, North Shore Music Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Stage One, Studio Arena Theatre, American Stage Company, GeVa Theatre, Starlight Theatre of Kansas City, the St. Louis Municipal Opera (The MUNY) and Dallas Summer Musicals among others as well as numerous festival showcases, workshops and readings. Other credits include The World AIDS Day All-Star Concert Revivals of Pippin and The Secret Garden, the All-Starproduction of Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, the 25th Anniversary National Tour of Hair and the Off-Broadway production of Bring in the Morning. He is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and has staged musicals in major theatres across the country in Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Dallas and St. Louis and throughout New York and New England. Recent productions include the New York premiere of the new musical Unexpected Joy by two-time Tony Award nominee Bill Russell and Janet Hood (Original Cast recording available on JAY Records) and the Stephen Sondheim's Marry Me a Little for The Drama League Directors Project. Stephen has recently been named Producing Artistic Director for the new Pocono Center for the Arts. He was also nominated for two 2018 BroadwayWord Awards.


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