Now, for the first time, you can relive all the top shows on Broadway today in one crowd-pleasing performance. Broadway Today! lets audiences experience the music, laughs, and thrills from Broadway’s most recent seasons performed by some of the leading talent in New York today.
David Burnham just returned from New York where he played Fiyero in the Broadway production of "Wicked" having created the role in the original Los Angeles workshop productions. David was a member of the original Broadway cast of the 6-time Tony Award winning musical "The Light In The Piazza", performing on both the "Tony Awards" and the PBS telecast "Live From Lincoln Center". David was the 2007 recipient of the prestigious "Helen Hayes Award" for best actor as well as the 2007 best actor "Garland Award" for his portrayal of Fabrizio Nacarelli in the national tour of "The Light In The Piazza". In New York City he lent his talent to the Actor's Fund production of "On The 20th Century" at The New Amsterdam Theatre and performed his solo concert at the famed New York jazz club "Birdland" and the "Metropolitan Room".
David first gained critical acclaim when, after a two year search, he was chosen to replace Donny Osmond in the national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" (Dramalogue Award) a role which he has subsequently played 4 more times in productions all over the country. At Boston's North Shore Music Theatre he created the role of Tom in the new musical "Tom Jones" as well as the role of Billy (opposite Maureen McGovern) in the new musical "Letters from 'Nam", a role which he reprised at The Kennedy Center and Seattle's Village Theatre. In Chicago he originated the role of Charlie in the world premiere of "Peggy Sue Got Married", after touring the country as Peter in the national tour of "Jesus Christ Superstar" (opposite Ted Neeley). Other stage productions include the L.A. premiere of The Road Theatre production of "The Woman In Black" (the Actor) directed by Ken Sawyer, "Assassins" (John Hinckley) at Reprise - with members of the original Broadway cast, "Children of Eden" (Caine - Robby Award) at Musical Theatre West, "Godspell" (Jesus) at the St. Louis MUNY, and "Pirates of Penzance" (Fredrick) at The Sacramento Music Circus.
On film, David was the voice of the Prince in the Warner Bros. animated feature "The King & I", and can also be heard as "Willy" in Disney's "Home On The Range". Recordings include the soundtracks to "Ghepetto", "The King & I", and "Home on the Range". He can be heard on the recordings "Strouse, Schwartz, & Schwartz", "Lerner, Loewe, and Lane" and "Lee Lessack - In Good Company". David is very proud to announce the release of his debut solo CD "David Burnham" from LML Music, available online at Amazon.com, iTunes, Barnes and Noble Bookstores, and other fine retailers.
The New York Times recently said, "Nowadays, probably no other performer could infuse (that song) with the manic mischief that Jason Graae, a frisky clown with a real tenor, pumped into it..." Jason Graae has starred on and off-Broadway in "A Grand Night For Singing", "Falsettos", "Stardust", "Snoopy!", "Do Black Patent Leather Shows Really Reflect Up?", "Forever Plaid", "Olympus on My Mind", "All in the Timing", "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (Drama Desk Nomination- Best Actor in a Musical)" and many more. Jason made his Metropolitan Opera House debut as featured vocalist in Twyla Tharp's "Everlast" with American Ballet Theatre.
Jason has performed his one-man show all over the country, including Rainbow and Stars and Birdland in NYC, Caramoor Music Festival, Wolf Trap, Feinstein's in L.A., and The Plush Room in San Francisco, to name a few. He has received the New York Nightlife Award, 4 Bistros and was listed in TimeOut NY's Top 10 Cabaret shows of 2006. In Los Angeles, he just won his second L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award - the 2008 Joel Hirschorn Award for Oustanding Achievement in Musical Theatre. He won an Ovation Award for "Forbidden Broadway Y2KLA!", an Artistic Director's Achievement Award for "Fully Committed" and a Santa Barbara Indie Award for "High Button Shoes". Jason originated the role of "Houdini" in the L.A. production of "Ragtime" at the Shubert Theatre. Other L.A. credits include "Marcellus" in "The Music Man " at the Hollywood Bowl, many shows at Reprise!, and "Grand Hotel" and "The Grand Tour" at The Colony.
On television, Jason has appeared on many shows including "Six Feet Under", "Rude Awakening", "Friends", "Frasier", "Sabrina the Teenage Witch", "Living Single", "Caroline in the City", "Providence", etc. On PBS, he was a guest soloist twice with the Boston Pops and once with Marvin Hamlisch and the National Symphony on "Holiday for the Troops at The Kennedy Center" and recently in "Words and Music by Jerry Herman". Movie appearances include the title role in "Sunshine Barry and the Disco Worms" (2008 Toronto and London Film Festivals), Disney's "Home on the Range", "On Edge", "Gepetto", "The Dukes of Hazzard in Hollywood", and the upcoming "Awakening of Spring" (produced by HERE). He has been heard on many cartoons and for five years he was the voice of "Lucky, the Leprechaun" for Lucky Charms Cereal, a balanced part of your complete breakfast.
He made his Los Angeles Opera debut as "Njegus" in "The Merry Widow", repeating the role with Dallas Opera, Houston Grand Opera and Ne w Orleans Opera. Also with L.A. Opera he was featured as "Offenbach" in "The Grand Duchess" , directed by Garry Marshall. He played "Frosch" in "Die Fledermaus" with Washington National and San Francisco Operas.
Jason has recorded over forty CDs, including original cast albums, concerts, compilations, and his two solo CDs, "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile - Jason Graae Sings Charles Strouse", and "Jason Graae LIVE at The Cinegrill" (Fynsworth Alley).
In 2008, Jason played "Marcellus" in the Bushnell Center's 50th Anniversary production of "The Music Man" with Shirley Jones and Patrick Cassidy, performed and gave master classes at the Yale and St. Louis Cabaret Conferences, toured with ASCAP's Jerry Herman and Company, sang in Cy Coleman and Charles Strouse tributes at the Kennedy Center, sang with Michael Feinstein at Carnegie Hall,and, in L.A., played opposite Constance Towers in "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks".
Julia Murney last appeared on Broadway as Elphaba in WICKED after playing the role on the National tour, for which she received an Acclaim Award. Other New York credits include LENNON, Andrew Lippa’s THE WILD PARTY (Drama Desk Nomination), THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, A CLASS ACT, SAVED, CRIMES OF THE HEART, FIRST LADY SUITE and TIME AND AGAIN (Lucille Lortel Nomination). She’s been seen regionally all over the U.S. — Williamstown, Reprise!, Sacramento Music Circus, NCT, and Goodspeed, to name a few. And in concert she has performed at Joe’s Pub, Feinstein’s, The Kennedy Center, Town Hall and Birdland, as well as with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops. Among her TV credits are "30 Rock," "Sex and the City," "Ed," "NYPD Blue," all three "Law and Order" series and many voiceovers. A Syracuse University graduate, her many recordings include the Grammy®-nominated Actor’s Fund Benefit of HAIR. Julia was recently hand-selected by the Tony®-award winning David Zippel for his world premiere production of THE BEST IS YET TO COME: THE MUSIC OF CY COLEMAN at the historic Rubicon Theatre in Southern California.
Lisa's Broadway credits include the Tony Award winning Lincoln Center Theater revival of "South Pacific" and the musical comedy "9 to 5." She is most known, however, for her starring role as Rona Lisa Peretti in William Finnʼs Tony Award-winning musical, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," for which she received a Drama Desk Award (Best Ensemble). She recently performed in the world premiere of Emmet Otterʼs Jug Band Christmas at the Goodspeed Opera House and appeared in the Kaufman Centerʼs Broadway Close-up Series in "Stephen Schwartz, Magic To Do" and William Finnʼs "More Infinite Joy" and "Even More Infinite Joy." She has sung with the Cincinnati Symphony and with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops in their Broadway Show Stoppers series and Holiday Pops concerts. At Town Hall in NYC, Lisa has performed in "Broadway Unplugged,"" A Night At The Operetta" and the popular "Broadway by the Year" series. She has toured with the national company of "Les Misérables" and performed around the country at such prominent regional theaters as St. Louis MUNY, Olney Theater Center, Goodspeed Opera House, Barrington Stage and Kansas City Starlight. Some of her favorite roles include 'Irene' in "Crazy for You," 'Joy' the Stepsister in "Cinderella" and 'Trina' in Finnʼs "Falsettos." Lisa is a graduate of the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. For more information and up-coming events please visit: www.lisahowardnyc.com.