Lexington Opera House
Jan 3 , 2020

Concert With The Stars

Brilliant Broadway Stars headline this fabulous evening of show-tunes, as The Lexington Theatre Company celebrates its unique mission of combining “Today’s Broadway Stars and Tomorrow’s Broadway Hopefuls.” Dreams come true right before your eyes, as aspiring students representing top collegiate musical theatre programs from around the country and local actors take the stage with their Broadway mentors. It’s a magical, not-to-be-missed, one-night-only event!

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Date

Jan 3 , 2020

Location

Lexington Opera House

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Meet The Stars

DAVID ELDER is so thrilled to support The Lex and all of its philanthropic endeavors. Just having completed touring the country playing Bob Wallace in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, he is thrilled to be back in the South! His Broadway credits include: Curtains (Bobby Pepper), Kiss Me Kate (Bill Calhoun/ Lucentio), 42nd Street, the Musical (Billy Lawlor, Astaire and Outer Critic Circle Award Nom’s.),Titanic (Frederick Fleet, the Lookout), Once Upon A Mattress starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Damn Yankees starring Jerry Lewis (Joe Hardy on the National Tour and Bomber on Broadway), Beauty and the Beast (Original Salt Shaker, Beast u/s), and Guys and Dolls starring Nathan Lane and Faith Prince!!! He played The Met, Carnegie Hall and Disney Hall in LA with the lovely Kristin Chenoweth! As a song and dance man, he has played Don Lockwood in Singing in the Rain, Bobby Child in Crazy For You, and Bert in Mary Poppinsnumerous times over as well as Zach in A Chorus Line. He also portrayed Peter Allen to great acclaim in The Boy From Oz last summer and Billy Flynn inChicago. His Film and TV credits include Across the Universe, Cradle Will Rock, Jeffrey and "Guiding Light."
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DESI OAKLEY is a New York City-based actress, Broadway performer and singer/songwriter recently seen on Broadway starring as Roxie Hart in Chicago and touring the country as the original Jenna on the National Tour of Waitress. Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, she was exposed to professional theatre at the young age of eight years old. She became a professional performer at fourteen years old, as the youngest ensemble company member at Music Theatre of Wichita in history! Her learning continued at the University of Michigan where she earned a BFA in Musical Theatre. Upon graduation, she quickly made her Broadway debut in Wicked. From there, her Broadway career continued in the Revivals ofAnnie and Les Miserables. She got her National Touring start by helping lead the First National Tour of Evita as the alternate for Eva Péron. Alongside stage performance, Desi also works as a voice artist; additionally her new entirely original album, Repeat, can be found on iTunes and Spotify. In her spare time, she loves yoga, volunteering for charitable organizations, and teaching aspiring young artists in NYC.
 

 

MICHAEL JAMES SCOTT has played the Genie in Disney’s Aladdin internationally including Broadway, London, the North American Tour and originating the role in the Australian Production for which he won the prestigious Helpmann Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.  He’s also known for originating the role of the Minstrel on Broadway in Something Rotten and originating Dr. Gotswana (aka The Maggots Guy) in the Tony-winning phenomenon The Book of Mormon. Other Broadway credits include Mamma Mia, Tarzan, All Shook Up, The Pirate Queen, Elf, and Hair.  On the West End, he was the associate choreographer and performed in the Broadway revival transfer of Hair. Off-Broadway, co-starring in Here’s to the Public opposite Donna McKechnie, and was also part of the concert cast of Jerry Springer: The Opera at Carnegie Hall. He was the standby for the legendary Ben Vereen in the Int. tour of Fosse, taking over the role in Paris, France at the Théâtre du Châtelet. Outside NYC, original Las Vegas Co. of Jersey Boys and in Shrek the Musical as the Donkey at the famous St. Louis Muny. Regional credits include Aida, Ragtime, South Pacific, Cinderella and Little Shop of Horrors to name a few. Numerous television and film appearances including "The Carrie Diaries" (The WB), Independent Woman (Feature Film), "The View" (ABC), "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" (NBC), "The Late Show with Conan O’Brien" (NBC), "Good Morning America" (ABC), "The Today Show" (NBC) "The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade" (CBS), "The TONY Awards" (CBS) and the new Showtime series "Black Monday."

He was a member of the critically acclaimed singing group "The Broadway Boys" and Grammy-nominated "Broadway Inspirational Voices" and he can be heard on many original Broadway cast albums, multiple studio recordings, and The Broadway Boy's debut Album Lullaby of Broadway.

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MEGAN SIKORA has been seen on and off Broadway in #DateMe (Woman 1), Chick Flick (Dawn), Clueless (Miss Geist/Stoeger), Holiday Inn (Lila Dixon/Chita Rivera Award), Church and State (Sara Whitmore), The Nance (Standby), Under My Skin (Nanette), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes at Encores! (Gloria), How To Succeed In Business (Miss Krumholtz), Promises, Promises (Miss Polanski, Sylvie, Turkey Lurkey), Curtains (Bambi / LA Ovation Nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical), Applause at Encores! (Bonnie), Showboat at Carnegie Hall (Ellie), Wicked (u/s Glinda and Nessarose), Dracula (u/s Lucy and Mina), Wonderful Town, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ruth), 42nd Street (Lorraine), and Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party. Regional theatre: The Muny: Lina Lamont in Singin’ In The Rain, The Old Globe and Hartford Stage: Bianca/Lois in Kiss Me Kate, Papermill Playhouse: Claudine in Can Can and Ado Annie in Oklahoma! TUTS: Miss Shields in A Christmas Story, Marriott Lincolnshire: Sally Bowles in Cabaret, and toured as Adelaide in Guys and Dolls and Judy in White Christmas. Film/ TV: Chuck (Indie), Ted 2, Pose, Gypsy(Netflix), "Bull," "The Good Fight", "Braindead," "Elementary", "The Sound of Music Live" on NBC, "Boardwalk Empire," and "Important Things With Dimitre Martin."

 

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