Starring Liz Callaway, Will & Anthony Nunziata and Special Guests
A special Valentine's Day concert! Love songs, romantic favorites and music that touch the heart, as performed by Liz Callaway (Cats, Miss Saigon), Anthony and Will Nunziata, Ben Crawford (Shrek the Musical), Christina Bianco and Nikki Renee Daniels (Porgy & Bess).
Liz Callaway is a Tony®Nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer and recording artist. She made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Baby, and for five years, won acclaim as Grizabella in Cats. She has also starred in the original casts of Miss Saigon, The Three Musketeers, and The Look of Love.
Off-Broadway she received a Drama Desk nomination for her performance in The Spitfire Grill (Playwrights Horizons), and also appeared in Brownstone (Roundabout), No Way to Treat a Lady, Marry Me a Little, and Godspell. Other New York appearances include the legendary Follies in Concert at Lincoln Center, A Stephen Sondheim Evening, Fiorello! (Encores!), and Hair in Concert. Regionally, she starred as Venus in the Chicago Ovations! production of One Touch of Venus, in Elegies at Reprise! in Los Angeles, and Fascinating Rhythm at Hartford Stage.
Will & Anthony Nunziata
Dubbed by The Wall Street Journal as being "blessed with strong voices and leading man looks” and by The New York Times as “displaying an engagingly brassy professionalism,” Will & Anthony are enchanting audiences across the country and around the world in their acclaimed concerts singing fresh arrangements of standards, show tunes, and contemporary music, along with their fun and improvised comedic interplay with each other and audiences. Theatre Scene Magazine recently wrote that “the brothers play off each other in a way that Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra bounced off one another in those irreverent Rat-Pack days of another era.”
From New York City to Singapore, Will & Anthony have headlined concerts at theaters, performing arts centers, nightclubs, symphony orchestras, and private events around the world. They've had annual engagements at New York City’s premiere nightclub, Feinstein’s at Loews Regency, and has performed in Avery Fisher Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, and as headline soloist with the Colorado, Cape Cod, and Cleveland Pops Orchestras, to name a few. On television, the brothers have been featured on Good Morning America, NBC-TV's Columbus Day Parade, and The Rachael Ray Show. They have also performed stand-up comedy at Caroline’s Comedy Club & Gotham Comedy Club in NYC, and trained in improv comedy at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre in NYC.
Will & Anthony’s debut album, “Make Someone Happy,” is an intimate collection of some of their favorite songs from Broadway and the American and Italian Songbooks. The CD has been picked up by Barnes & Noble stores around the country.
The brothers are proud graduates of Boston College, and currently reside in New York City (separately). For more, please visit www.WillandAnthony.com.
CHRISTINA BIANCO is currently starring Off-Broadway in Newsical The Musical and received a Drama Desk award nomination for her work in Forbidden Broadway; Goes To Rehab.She can be heard on both original cast recordings. Christina originated the role of Dora in the long-running national tour of Dora The Explorer Live, including a sold-out run at Radio City Music Hall. NY credits include: Raffi On Broadway (Gershwin Theatre), Forbidden Broadway Dances With The Stars and Tony and Tina’s Wedding (Tina). A MAC award nominated cabaret artist, Christina performed weekly in an unprecedented eight month run of 11 O’ Clock Numbers at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency. She recently performed her acclaimed solo show,Diva Moments, in NYC at BIRDLAND, regionally in Chicago & Baltimore and also on various cruise lines. She frequently performs in concert as a soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Christina has also sung with R&B star Deborah Cox, guest starred on “The Jerry Lewis Telethon” and performed on NBC’s “The Today Show”. www.christinabianco.com
BEN CRAWFORD was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. His love of music eventually led him to University of Arizona where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theatre. Upon graduation, he moved to New York City where he made his debut in the Broadway revival of Les Miserables as the understudy for both Javert and Jean Valjean. He was cast as the standby for Shrek, in Shrek The Musical and eventually took over the title role. Ben has performed in numerous regional theatres across the country, favorite roles include, Dr. Madden in Next To Normal (Pioneer Theatre) Bill Sykes in Oliver! (The Muny), Jud Fry in Oklahoma! (TOTS Atlanta) and Sky Masterson in the National Tour of Guys and Dolls. Ben has appeared in concerts with Naples Philharmonic, National Orchestra in Ottowa Canada, and the Rochester Philharmonic. He currently resides in New York City with his wife Kate.
NIKKI RENEE DANIELS Broadway: The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess (Clara); Les Miserables (Fantine); Anything Goes, Promises, Promises, Nine, Aida, Lestat, The Look of Love and Little Shop of Horrors. Regional: Caroline, or Change (The Guthrie); Ray Charles Live! (Pasadena Playhouse); Ragtime (North Shore Music Theater); Beauty and the Beast (AMT and Sacramento Music Circus); Anything Goes (Williamstown Theater Festival). Film/TV: “The Other Woman” and "Chappelle's Show". Nikki's solo CD "Home" is available on iTunes andCDBaby.com. nikkireneedaniels.com.