Broadway Fright Night
BROADWAY FRIGHT NIGHT is a celebration of songs from musicals with Supernatural, Horror and Sci-Fi themes. Created and hosted by New York Producer/Casting Director Stephen DeAngelis, five of Broadway’s finest vocalists will pay homage to Broadway and Off-Broadway’s most original, intriguing and terrifying characters in this all-new concert event. The evening will include musical selections from Wicked; The Phantom of the Opera; Jekyll & Hyde; Young Frankenstein; The Rocky Horror Show; Little Shop of Horrors; Sweeney Todd; Into the Woods; The Addams Family; The Secret Garden; Dance of the Vampires; Carrie the Musical; Back To the Future: The Musical; Bat Out of Hell; Dracula the Musical; Love Never Dies; Wonderland and more!!!
Scheduled performers are Richard Todd Adams (The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera; Cats; The Pirate Queen; The Woman in White); Jackie Burns (longest running Elphaba in the Broadway production of Wicked; Hair; If/Then); Alicia Irving (Les Miserables; Sunset Boulevard; Side Show; The Scarlet Pimpernel); Shereen Pimentel (Maria in West Side Story; Rapunzel in Into the Woods) and Michael Wartella (Wicked; Charlie and the the Chocolate Factory; Tuck Everlasting). Musical Director/Accompanist will be Eugene Gwozdz. The evening will also feature a Broadway Halloween Costume Contest with audience members encouraged to attend dressed as their favorite Broadway characters. Join is for a “spook-tacular” event certain to give audience members of all ages thrills and chills.
Meet the cast!
RICHARD TODD ADAMS has spent much of the last decade performing in New York and across the country in some of the most sought-after roles in musical theatre. Most recently, he was the Standby for the roles of Old Deuteronomy and Gus/Bustopher Jones in the most recent Broadway revival of CATS. He is one of a handful of American actors to have portrayed The Phantom, Jean Valjean and Javert. A graduate of The Juilliard School, he began his career starring as Raoul with both the Los Angeles and national touring companies of The Phantom of the Opera. Upon returning to New York, he appeared Off-Broadway in Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill, Michael John LaChiusa’s Little Fish at Second Stage and David Friedman’s Listen to My Heart at Studio 54. He and made his Broadway debut in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Woman in White, and shortly thereafter, appeared on Broadway in Boubil and Schoenberg’s The Pirate Queen. He won the 2008 Joseph Jefferson Award for his portrayal of Javert in the Chicago Production of Les Miserables at the Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre. He then returned to the national tour of The Phantom of the Opera, this time to play the Phantom. For three years, he toured the country, appearing as both Jean Valjean and Javert in the 25th Anniversary National Tour of Les Miserables. Regionally, he has starred in The Scarlet Pimpernel; Jekyll & Hyde; 1776; Show Boat; Ragtime; Man of La Mancha and 2 Pianos, 4 Hands.
JACKIE BURNS holds the distinction of performing the role of Elphaba in the Broadway production of Wicked more than any other actress. She can also be seen in the commercials and print ads for the show. She also played “the Green Girl” on the show’s National Tour receiving an IRNE nomination. She also starred as Elizabeth in the National Tour of If/Then. Other Broadway: Hair (Revival, Original Cast); If/Then (Original Cast). Off-Broadway: Rock of Ages (Original Cast); Unlock’d; Ripper. Regional credits include Eva Peron in Evita; Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar; Lucy in Jekyll and Hyde (PCLO); Rizzo in Grease (PCLO); Aldonza in Man of La Mancha (PCLO); Linda in The Wedding Singer; A Grand Night for Singing (Connecticut Critics Circle Award); Estelle in The Full Monty; Kathy Seldon in Singin’ in the Rain; The Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat ; Johanna in Sweeney Todd; Helena Landless in The Mystery of Edwin Drood; Paquette in Candide; Smokey Joe’s Café (Paper Mill). Jackie can be heard on the cast recordings for Hair, Island Song, A Killer Party and has done over 50 demos for upcoming musicals as well as concept albums for Lucifer (Michael Mott), Swept Away (Disney), Tears from Heaven, and Excalibur (Frank Wildhorn). TV/Film credits include “Set It Up”, “The Magnificent Myersons”, “”Ghost”, “All My Children.” Jackie has sung all over the world with Grammy and Tony Award nominated composer Frank Wildhorn as his featured female soloist. She has also appeared as a featured soloist in concert venues all across the country. She most recently starred as Pearl in the Broadway bound production of A Walk on the Moon at the George Street Playhouse and as Bea in Something Rotten at Sacramento Music Circus.
ALICIA IRVING Broadway: Sunset Boulevard (Norma understudy); Les Miserables (Fantine, Factory Girl-10th Anniversary Production); Side Show (Fortune Teller); The Scarlet Pimpernel. Off-Broadway: Wild Woman of Planet Wongo; Listen to My Heart; Theda Bara and the Frontier Rabbi. National Tour: The Drowsy Chaperone (Drowsy Chaperone). Regional: Annie (Miss Hannigan-Alabama Shakespeare Festival); Carrie (Margaret White-Theatre Now New York); Fiddler on the Roof (Fruma Sarah-Portland Center Stage); Phantom (Carlotta-Gateway Playhouse); Les Miserables (Madame Thernardier-Riverside Theatre); Ragtime (Emma Goldman-Portland Center Stage); Sweeney Todd (Mrs. Lovett-Gateway Theatre); Man of La Mancha (Aldonza-Maltz/Jupiter); Zorba (The Leader-Fullerton Civic Light Opera); Oliver! (Nancy-West Virginia Public & Syracuse Stage). Other favorite roles include Jekyll and Hyde (Lucy); The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Helena Landless); Jesus Christ Superstar (Mary Magdalene); Cabaret (Fraulein Kost); Evita (Eva Peron); Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney). As a recording artist, Alicia has worked with Rod Stewart and producer Trevor Horn. She can also be heard on original cast recordings of Sunset Boulevard and Side Show.
SHEREEN PIMENTEL starred in the 2020 Broadway revival of West Side Story as Maria where she was recognized for her outstanding performance as an Outer Critics Circle honoree for Best Actress in a Musical. She was last seen as Guenevere in Camelot at The Muny, and in New York City Center’s Encores! production of Into the Woods as Rapunzel. Ms. Pimentel started performing professionally at the very young age of nine, when she debuted on Broadway as Young Nala in The Lion King. She has recently performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Naples Philharmonic. Her screen credits include John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch on Netflix. Ms. Pimentel is a 2020 graduate from the Juilliard School with a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance.
MICHAEL WARTELLA Broadway/National Tour: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Tuck Everlasting; Wicked; The Wanderer. Off-Broadway: RENT (New World Stages); The Kid (The New Group); Seussical (Theaterworks/USA); Oliver Twist (TFANA). Regional: Chasing Rainbows (Paper Mill Playhouse/Flat Rock Playhouse/Goodspeed Opera House); Midsummer, A Prayer for Owen Meany (Denver Center Theatre Company). Film/TV: “The Mysteries of Laura”; “Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchett”; “Loving Leah”. Michael also teaches acting and serves as a vocal coach. He is a singer-songwriter and his new album “Polarity: can be found on Spotify and iTunes. He most recently starred as Dion in the Broadway-bound production of The Wanderer at the Papermill Playhouse.
STEPHEN DeANGELIS (Producer/Host) is pleased to return to The Landmark. 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. Throughout his career, he has worked with over 100,000 performers across all entertainment mediums. 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 1100 Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates since October 2003. His work as a Producer of the ongoing series was acknowledged in BroadwayWorld’s List of “Best Club, Cabaret and Concert for 2021”. He has cast over 3600 network television and radio commercials for Manhattan’s leading advertising agencies 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” which was seen on the Disney Channel.
EUGENE GWOZDZ (Musical Director/Accompanist) is pleased to make his return to The Landmark. He 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 and The Drama League Tribute to Patti Broadway: The Full Monty and Oklahoma!. Broadway and National Tour credits include 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, and many others.