The Broadway Tenors
Wednesday, November 14 at 7:30pm
Tickets $45, Call 772-231-6990 or buy online.
Musical theater’s celebrated leading men transport you from Broadway's Golden Age to the newest hits and back again in a thrilling and moving evening of Broadway’s most beloved songs. You’ll delight to hear favorites from SOUTH PACIFIC, WEST SIDE STORY, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, LES MISÉRABLES, JERSEY BOYS, and the list goes on.
Three leading men. Three unbelievable voices. They’ll leave you breathless, recreating the roles they’ve played on Broadway and on stages all over the world.
Presented By: Riverside Theatre’s Friends Committee
Brent Barrett has performed on Broadway, the West End, concert halls, recording studios and television. He was most recently reprised the role of Billy Flynn in Chicago. He received an Olivier Award nomination for his starring role in the London premiere of the revival of Kiss Me, Kate. Brent made his debut as the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom-the Vegas Spectacular and revisited the role of the Phantom in a production in Germany performed in German. Other Broadway roles include: Frank Butler in Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun opposite Reba McEntire, Charles Castleton in Dance a Little Closer, Baron Felix Von Gaigern in Grand Hotel, Maximillian in the Broadway revival of Candide, and Tommy Albright in New York City Opera's production of Brigadoon. He also starred in the City Center Encores! production of The Pajama Game. Brent made his Broadway debut as Tony in the revival of West Side Story, which he subsequently reprised in the International Tour. National tours include: Busker Alley with Tommy Tune, and Annie Get Your Gun with Cathy Rigby. An acclaimed soloist at concert halls around the world, Brent is the founding member and producer of The Broadway Tenors. Solo albums include: Christmas Mornings, The Alan Jay Lerner Album and The Kander and Ebb Album as well as cast albums: Brigadoon, Grand Hotel, Dance a Little Closer, Closer Than Ever, Show Stoppers, The Busby Berkeley Album, Lost in Boston IV, Unsung Musicals, Vol. III, and The Maury Yeston Songbook. On television and in film Brent was featured in The Producers, Hercules, Longtime Companion, “All My Children,” “Another World” and “Guiding Light.” For more information visit BrentBarrett.com.
David Burnham Recently completing a two-year run starring in the mega show Showstoppers at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas, David was last seen on Broadway in the mega-hit musical Wicked playing Fiyero, a role that he originated in the developmental workshops of the show. An original Broadway cast member of the musical The Light In The Piazza, he is the recipient of the Helen Hayes and Garland Awards for Best Actor for his portrayal of Fabrizio in the national tour of The Light In The Piazza. David first gained critical acclaim when, after a two year search, he was chosen to replace Donny Osmond as Joseph in the national tour of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Dramalogue Award). He toured nationally in another Andrew Lloyd Webber blockbuster playing Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar. Last year in NYC, he starred in the new Off-Broadway show The Best Is Yet to Come - The Music of Cy Coleman. He was the voice of the Prince in the Warner Bros. animated feature The King And I, and can be heard on the soundtracks to Ghepetto, and Home On The Range. David performs with symphonies all over the country and his solo concert has been seen in the United States, Canada, and Europe. He has recorded two solo albums, his self-titled CD and One Day. David works extensively with kids through vocal and acting workshops and hosts a summer program for young artists called “Camp Sing."
John Cudia holds the distinct honor of being the first and only actor to have performed both as the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera and Jean Valjean in Les Misérables on Broadway. John’s most recent Broadway run counted him as only the 12th performer to play the Phantom in its historic, record-breaking, 25 year run. John recently played Jean Valjean at the Marriott Theater in Chicago where his performance not only earned him critical acclaim but also the Joseph Jefferson Award for “best actor in a musical.” John proudly made his Broadway debut in Les Misérables and enjoyed a long and successful relationship with both Les Miz and Phantom. John toured the United States and Canada in the roles of the Phantom and Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera. A classical crossover artist, he sang lead roles La Traviata and Rigoletto and has performed at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Irish Repertory, Indianapolis Opera and the Vancouver Opera. For composer Jonathon Dove, John created the role of Harry for his work entitled Innocence for Banff Theatre Centre. Favorite roles include: Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar, Freddy in My Fair Lady, Tony in West Side Story, Tony in Master Class and in his personal favorite, South Pacific where he played Lt. Cable and Emile DeBecque in different productions. As a featured tenor soloist John has sung in concert across the country with The Broadway Tenors, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Omaha Symphony and with the Orchestra of Saint Peter by the Sea in his home state, New Jersey. John is happily married to Broadway actress Kathy Voytko and the proud father of Alena Joyce and Evelyn Rose.
Phil Reno (Music Director) has been the Music Director/Conductor for nine Broadway shows, including Something Rotten!; Promises, Promises; Elf!; The Drowsy Chaperone, which won five Tony awards in 2006; and supervises both the London and the US national tour productions of the show. He conducted and produced The Drowsy Chaperone cast album, for which he was nominated for a Grammy Award. He co-conceived and arranged the new musical, Coming to America. Previously, he conducted the Broadway smash hit, The Producers, which won a record twelve Tony awards. Also on Broadway, Phil has conducted Thou Shalt Not, the long-running hit CATS, and was musical director and on-stage pianist for Dame Edna: The Royal Tour and Back With A Vengeance. Since its inception in 2002, Phil has been the Musical Director and Conductor of the highly successful “Broadway Under the Stars” concerts in Central Park, televised by CBS. Stars have included Jewel, Tom Wopat, Lee Ann Womack, and numerous Broadway luminaries including Brian Stokes Mitchell, Anne Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, Carolee Carmello, Jane Krakowski, Michael Cervaris, Liz Callaway, Marin Mazzie, Faith Prince, Donna Murphy, Brent Barrett, Raul Esparza and Chita Rivera. At holiday time you can see Phil conducting the iconic Radio City Music Hall Rockettes and their Holiday Spectacular. www.IngenuityProductions.com. National tours include: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (starring Donny Osmond), Music of the Night (world premiere tour with various stars including Colm Wilkinson, Melissa Manchester, and Betty Buckley), Starlight Express and Bob Fosse’s Sweet Charity starring Donna McKechnie. Off-Broadway credits include: A New Brain at Lincoln Center, Chess, The Diva Is Dismissed at the Public, Nightmare Alley, and A Little Night Music. Original Cast Recordings: The Drowsy Chaperone, The Producers, A New Brain, Thou Shalt Not, I Sent a Letter to My Love, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Film: The Producers. Phil is a graduate of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Allen D. Cornell (Director), Riverside Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director, is starting his 35th season with Riverside Theatre. An award-winning director, designer, and playwright, Mr. Cornell was hired when the theatre’s board of directors made the decision to make Riverside a professional producing theatre in 1983. Under his artistic leadership, the theatre has experienced tremendous growth becoming not only one of Florida’s most prominent producing theatres, but also the largest producing theatre in a small town in America. A past president of the Florida Professional Theatre Association and a proud recipient of their Richard G. Fallon Award for excellence in professional theatre, Mr. Cornell was honored with the Laurel Award for Artistic Professionalism from the Indian River Cultural Council. His design work has earned him two fellowships from the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. His design for Quills at Florida Stage in 1999 was the recipient of the South Florida Theatre Critics Carbonell Award. With well over 200 productions to his credit here on the Riverside stage, recent favorites he directed and designed include, South Pacific, Les Misérables, Faith Healer, Copenhagen, Red, The Producers, and 42nd Street. Married to popular, professional dancer Judy, a.k.a. Aisha, they share their home with four rescued and thoroughly spoiled cats, one very lively bird dog, Lady Brandywine, and a new puppy, Briar.
Anne Shuttlesworth (ACCOMPANIST) has worked on Broadway in Annie, 20th Anniversary Production with Nell Carter, Les Misérables and Miss Saigon. Anne has played and conducted national tours of Annie, Dreamgirls, Miss Saigon, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas with Ann-Margret, Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby, Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Misérables, Spamalot, and Wicked. She won the 2012 Carbonell Award for Best Musical Direction for The Music Man at Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Anne has been associate music director for Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tours, taught as an adjunct faculty member at University of Miami and Florida International University, and toured nationally and internationally with Engelbert Humperdinck and Meat Loaf. For E.