"8" A Night With Broadway's Best

Wall Street Theater & Jumpcast Productions Presents

"8" A Night With Broadway's Best

Mon · May 15, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm (event ends at 9:30 pm)

$20.00 - $350.00

Mandy Gonzalez
Mandy Gonzalez
Mandy Gonzalez possesses one of the most powerful and versatile contemporary voices of our time. She is currently starring in the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton”. She is best known for her emotional portrayal of Nina Rosario in the Tony Award winning, Lin-Manuel Miranda Broadway musical “In the Heights”, a role she originally created Off Broadway at 37 Arts and which received a Drama Desk Award for Best Ensemble. She starred as Elphaba in the Broadway production of “Wicked”, blowing the roof off of New York’s Gershwin Theatre each night as she belted out signature song “Defying Gravity” and for which she was rewarded with a Broadway.com Award for Best Replacement. Other Broadway roles include Princess Amneris in the Elton John and Tim Rice musical “Aida” and the Broadway show “Lennon” where she portrayed multiple roles including that of Beatles’ icon John Lennon. Mandy made her Broadway debut in Jim Steinman’s “Dance of the Vampires” starring opposite Michael Crawford.

Mandy received an OBIE Award and overwhelming critical praise for her performance in the Off-Broadway production of “Eli’s Comin’”, directed by Diane Paulus and based on the music and lyrics of renowned singer-songwriter Laura Nyro.

Equally at home on the big and small screen, she has appeared in “Across the Universe” directed by Julie Taymor, “After” starring opposite Pablo Schreiber and “Man on a Ledge” with Sam Worthington. Most recently, Mandy had a recurring role on the ABC drama thriller “Quantico”. On Sunday evenings, television viewers can find her working at The White House on the CBS breakout hit “Madam Secretary”.

Mandy can be heard as the voice of Mei in Disney’s “Mulan 2” and on recordings of the original Broadway cast album of “In the Heights”, “Kerrigan-Lowdermilk Live” and “The Man Who Would Be King”.

Last year, Mandy debuted her solo concert Love, All Ways, She performs concerts in prestigious venues across the U.S. and around the world and has started working on her first solo album with plans for a 2018 release.
Betty Buckley Live - Story Songs
Betty Buckley Live - Story Songs
Norwalk Connecticut will be the first to have the opportunity to hear and get Betty's incredible new CD Story Songs! She will be in the lobby signing them after this spell binding performance!

In an award-winning career that has encompassed TV, film, stage and concert work around the globe, Betty Buckley is probably best known as the quintessential musical theatre actress.

Dubbed “The Voice of Broadway,” the multitalented artist is one of a precious few who helped change the face of musical theatre acting with her realistic, naturalistic approach to roles that run the gamut from the wife of an early U.S. President (1776), which marked Buckley’s Broadway debut, through a critically acclaimed, Olivier Award-nominated performance as deluded, silent-screen star Norma Desmond (Sunset Boulevard), a part she re-created on Broadway to equal success.

Buckley, it should be noted, helped revolutionize the modern musical theatre in story, song and sound. For anyone who has ever heard the Tony-winning actress sing, it is evident she possesses one of the finest, and perhaps the most unique, instruments: a voice of supple steel, capable of piercing the soul with either its razor-edged belt or ethereal upper register. It is one that spans the dynamic range of vocal colors, a voice that has been stopping the hearts of concert and theatregoers for years.

Yet, it is not just the voice that creates the magic, it is Buckley’s consummate acting skills as well as her intelligent approach to material. Like a pointillist painting, all these elements somehow combine to form a masterwork, and one can’t help but become mesmerized by the world of her artistry. Whether she’s breaking your heart with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Memory” in her Tony-winning turn as Grizabella the Glamour Cat in “CATS”, bringing down the house with “The Writing on the Wall” in a gender-bending performance in “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” or simultaneously frightening and moving an entire audience as religious fanatic Margaret White in the cult-classic musical “Carrie”, a Betty Buckley performance is one that remains indelibly etched into one’s mind and soul.

Other theatre roles have included Martha in “Arsenic and Old Lace”, the domineering stage mother Rose in the musical theatre classic “Gypsy”, Countess Aurelia in the long-awaited London debut of “Dear World”, and, most recently, Gertrude Hayhurst Sylvester Ratliff in the Signature Theatre Company’s world premiere of Horton Foote’s “The Old Friends”, which garnered Buckley a 2014 Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play.

In addition to her contributions to the stage, Buckley has also released an astonishing 16 solo albums, a rarity in the world of musical theatre and in an ever-changing music business. She has been nominated twice for a Grammy, the music world’s highest honor: in 2000 for “The Diaries of Adam and Eve” and again in 2002 for her London recording, “Stars and the Moon: Live at the Donmar.”

And while there may be nothing quite like seeing (or hearing) Buckley live, her inimitable talent shines through superbly on both the small and silver screen, as evidenced by her ever-growing resume.

On television, she played everyone’s favorite stepmother, Abby Bradford, in the drama series “Eight is Enough” (1977-1981) and received Daytime Emmy Award nominations for her work in both “Bobby and Sarah” (1984) and “Taking a Stand” (1989). She also had a recurring role in the gritty HBO series “Oz” (2001-2003), and in 2012 she gained an entirely new set of fans for her recurring role on “Pretty Little Liars.”

Buckley’s film roles include Ms. Collins, the gym teacher in Brian dePalma’s classic “Carrie” (1976) — she would later earn critical acclaim for her performance as the fanatically religious mother in the Broadway musical version of that telekinetic tale — country singer Dixie Scott in Bruce Beresford’s “Tender Mercies” (1983), which features her soul-piercing rendition of the Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe winning song “Over You.” She also portrayed Sondra Walker, wife of Harrison Ford’s character in Roman Polanski’s “Frantic” (1988), Kathy in Woody Allen’s “Another Woman,” making a lasting impact in one brief scene (1988), Virginia Earp in “Wyatt Earp” (1999) and Mrs. Jones in M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Happening” (2008).

In April 2009 Buckley received the Texas Medal of the Arts Award in Theater, following her induction into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in Austin, TX, in March 2007. She has been awarded two honorary doctorates of fine arts for her contribution to the musical theatre by Marymount College and the Boston Conservatory of Music.

In 2012 Buckley was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame, where her name — engraved on the walls of the Gershwin Theatre — is forever linked with the greatest stars Broadway has ever produced, from its inception to present day.

– Andrew Gans, New York City, 2014
Lillias White
Lillias White
LILLIAS WHITE presented evidence of her talents and performing abilities at a very young age, when she entertained her family atop her Grandmother's dining room table! Since that time, she had graced stages all over he world from San Francisco to Singapore, Sydney to
Boston. A Brooklyn, New York native, LILLIAS enjoys a rich and varied career as a BROADWAY Veteran, who can sing , act and dance with equal proficiency. Her roles on BROADWAY include Grizabella in CATS, Mama Morton in CHICAGO, Jonesy in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, Asaka in ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, Joice Heth in BARNUM and Funmilayo Anikulapo Kuti in the Bill T. Jones production of FELA! ( TONY NOMINATION)
For her turn as Sonja in THE LIFE, LILLIAS received the "Triple Crown" of BROADWAY kudos : The OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE, DRAMA DESK and TONY AWARDS for BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL.
LILLIAS has also received recognition for her Cabaret performances , earning her a BISTRO AWARD in 2015 for her one woman show,
" THE LILLIAS WHITE EFFECT".
Her Television appearances range from drama; Law and Order, L&O SVU, NYPD Blue, GOTHAM, SMASH - to musical -
PBS Great performances - SOUTH PACIFIC (Bloody Mary), In Performance At The White House, TONY Awards broadcasts.
On Film, LILLIAS gives voice to the character of The Lead Muse in DISNEY'S Animated HERCULES, as well as her appearance in Pieces of April (with Katie Holmes) and GAME SIX ( with Michael Keaton).
LILLIAS WHITE can currently be seen as Fat Annie on BAZ LUHRMANN's NETFLIX show THE GET DOWN.
Telly Leung
Telly Leung
Telly Leung (Godspell, Rent, "Glee") will share his unique show business journey through the music that has inspired and molded him, performing his personal "playlist" in an eclectic evening of songs and anecdotes. Musical Director for the evening will be Gary Adler (Altar Boyz), and the evening will be directed by Alan Muraoka.

Telly is currently performing on Broadway in Godspell. Broadway & National Tour credits include Flower Drum Song (2003 revival), Sondheim's Pacific Overtures (2005 Roundabout revival), Wicked (Boq – original Chicago company), and RENT (Final Broadway Company & Broadway Tour). Other credits include Angel in RENT at the Hollywood Bowl (directed by Neil Patrick Harris, starring Vanessa Hudgens and Wayne Brady), Song in M. Butterfly (Philadelphia Theater Company), Godspell (Paper Mill), The Bernstein Mass (Carnegie Hall / Kennedy Center), Give It Up! (world premiere, Dallas Theater Center), Barnaby in Hello Dolly! and Harold Bride in Titanic (The St. Louis Muny), Simon in Jesus Christ Superstar (Music Circus), Thuy in Miss Saigon (Pittsburgh CLO), and Lun Tha in The King And I (North Carolina Theater, starring Lou Diamond Philips). Film & TV appearances include "Glee" (Wes, Dalton Academy Warblers), "RENT: Filmed Live On Broadway," "Law and Order: Criminal Intent," "The Tony Awards," "Ellen," "The Today Show" and "Good Morning America."
Siobhan Dillon
Siobhan Dillon
Siobhan Dillon has been performing on London's West End stages for a number of years starring in roles such as Sandy in Grease, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Molly in Ghost the Musical, Vivienne Kensington in Legally Blonde, and Ellen in Miss Saigon. After its successful London run, Siobhan is extremely grateful that she is now reprising the role of Betty in the production of Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close, which will be her Broadway debut.
Sharon Catherine Brown
Sharon Catherine Brown
Born and raised in NYC Sharon just finished starring in Georgina in Hallelujah Baby! Currently singing the hits of Whitney Houston in Chris Isaacon’s Heart and Soul, Sharon was also the Blues Singer in A Night With Janis Joplin at the Pasadena Playhouse. Velma in Regina Taylor’s Crowns and the female lead in Smokey Joe’s Cafe for which she was nominated for an Ovation award. Broadway: Effie in Dreamgirls, The Narrator in Joseph An the Amazing Technicolor Dreamboat. Seasons of Love soloist in Rent with Neil Patrick Harris. Sharon is the first African American woman to star as Lucy in Frank Wildhorns Jekyll & Hyde. Film: Etta Jones in HBO’s Introducing Dorothy Dandridge starring Halle Berry, Sister Act 2 with Whoopi Goldberg. TV: The snooty opera diva Angela on A Different World. Host of the Popular fashion/lifestyle web series The Love It Show. Guest appearances: Dr. Oz, Ellen, The Meredith Vieria Show, Home & Family.
Nathaniel Stampley
Nathaniel Stampley
is a native of Milwaukee and a proud graduate of the University of Wisconsin where he received his Bachelors of Music Degree. He played the title role of Porgy on the national tour of the Tony Award-winning production of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. His other credits include Broadway: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, The Color Purple, The Lion King. West End: The Lion King (Disney UK Ltd.). Tours: Ragtime, and Orpheus Returns. Off-Broadway/Regional: Big

Love, Signature Theatre (NY); Fiorello!, and Lost in the Stars, NY City Center’s Encores!; The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, The A.R.T.; Abyssinia, North Shore Music Theatre; Pacific Overtures, Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Strike Up the Band and One Touch of Venus, Auditorium Theatre’s Ovations! series; Violet, Once on This Island and Big River (Joseph Jefferson Award nomination), Apple Tree Theatre; The Color Purple, and Dreamgirls, The Milwaukee Repertory Theater; Showboat, Sacramento Music Circus; The Skylight Music Theater’s Harriet: The Woman Called Moses, El Capitan, Girl Crazy, The King and I, Porgy and Bess (opera). He has performed in a concert version of The Marriage of Figaro and Songs from Around the World with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; American Favorites from Gershwin to Copland, Home for the Holidays concerts, and has recorded with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra (Naxos). He has been a guest artist with the UW-Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra and toured internationally with the Madison Children’s Choir. He performed a Rogers and Hammerstein tribute concert at Lincoln Center, Something Wonderful. He has performed in The Weill Music Institute concert series, Musical Explorers and Link Up with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Carnegie Hall. Other concerts include Musical Introduction Series at 92Y, the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, West Michigan Symphony and Bernstein’s Mass with the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. In collaboration with Margaret Paek, Lanette Costas, Jason and Alicia Hall Moran he performed in the installation, BLEED at the Whitney Museum of Art. . He directed 19 Secrets and Painted Red for Sacred Ground Productions. He was a voice artist on the animated series on Nick Toons, NFL RUSH Zone and appeared on the NBC series The Blacklist and the CBS hit show Blue Bloods. He is an Artistic Associate at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater and a 2015 Lunt-Fontanne Fellow awarded by the Ten Chimneys Foundation with master teacher Ms. Phylicia Rashad.
Sean Thompson
Sean Thompson
SEAN THOMPSON was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA where he graduated from Temple University with a BA in Theater and English. Privately, he has studied voice with Mrs. Diana Borgia-Petro of Drexel Hill, PA since he was 16 years old. Sean is currently making his Broadway debut as the understudy to 'Joe Gillis' in the hit revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard, starring Ms. Glenn Close. Some of Sean's other favorite leading man roles performed include 'Sky Masterson' in Guys and Dolls (2016 Henry Award nomination in Denver), 'Fred'/'Petruchio' in Kiss Me, Kate (2016 Barrymore Award nomination in Philadelphia), and 'Frank Butler' in Annie Get Your Gun (at the acclaimed Creede Repertory Theatre in Colorado). He equally enjoys performing in 'straight' plays (August: Osage County, The Foreigner, Arsenic and Old Lace, Rumors) and loves combining the two disciplines, acting and singing, whenever possible. Doing so earned Sean his first acting award; he was awarded Best Supporting Actor in a Drama by Theater Colorado for his performance as the opera-singing flashback character in Joe DiPietro's The Last Romance at the Arvada Center in Denver. This is Sean's first ever performance in Connecticut. He is honored to be here among such illustrious talent and such warm and welcoming people. @oneseanthompson
Venue Information:
Wall Street Theater
71 Wall Street
Norwalk, CT, 06850
https://wallstreettheater.com/