Spring Gala with Patti LuPone

The New York Philharmonic

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Spring Gala with Patti LuPone

Location

David Geffen Hall

Directions
Price Range

$59-$159

Date & Times

16

May, 2019

Thursday, 7:30 PM

Event Info

This concert is a Special Event of the 2018–19 season.

Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award winner Patti LuPone returns to the New York Philharmonic to perform songs from her Tony Award–winning roles in Gypsy and Evita, as well as her other favorite roles from such shows as Sweeney Todd, Company, Anything Goes, War Paint, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, and Candide.

Artists

Patrick Vaccariello

Conductor

Patrick Vaccariello

Conductor

Conductor

Patrick Vaccariello is a leading music director and conductor on Broadway, having supervised five consecutive Tony Awards telecasts, from 2014 to 2018. He has also conducted at the Kennedy Center Honors and Patti LuPone’s performance at the 2018 Grammy Awards.

He is currently supervising and conducting Hugh Jackman’s 2019 World Tour. He served as vocal coach for the feature film The Greatest Showman and has worked extensively with Mr. Jackman since 2003, serving as music director for The Boy from Oz on Broadway as well as the Australian concert arena tour, Hugh Jackman: Broadway to Oz.

Mr. Vaccariello’s many Broadway credits include On Your Feet, Cabaret (2014 and 1998 revivals), Annie, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, West Side Story, Come Fly Away, Lend Me a Tenor, Gypsy (with both Patti LuPone and Bernadette Peters), A Chorus Line, La Cage aux Folles, Dance of the Vampires, Jesus Christ Superstar, Victor / Victoria, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cats, and Take Me Along. He was also music director for the Radio City Spring Spectacular.

Internationally, Patrick Vaccariello has conducted The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber worldwide (including at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People), Cabaret at Paris’s Theatre Marigny, and A Chorus Line in London’s West End.

He was featured in the film Every Little Step: The Making of the Chorus Line Revival and has conducted numerous cast recordings, including the Grammy Award–winning West Side Story as well as Cabaret, A Chorus Line, Gypsy, and The Boy from Oz. A graduate of the Hartt School of Music, Patrick Vaccariello received the school’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2010.

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Patti LuPone

Vocalist

Patti LuPone

Vocalist

Patti LuPone by Alex Dupeux

Vocalist

Patti LuPone has previously appeared with the New York Philharmonic in Bernstein’s Candide, Stephen Sondheim’s Company and Sweeney Todd, and Sondheim: The Birthday Concert. She has also appeared onstage in New York in the role of Helena Rubinstein in War Paint (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), Shows for Days (Lincoln Center Theater), The Seven Deadly Sins (New York City Ballet), The Anarchist, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), Gypsy (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama League Awards), John Doyle’s production of Sweeney Todd (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), Passion, Can Can, Noises Off, The Old Neighborhood, Master Class, Patti LuPone on Broadway (Outer Critics Circle Award), Pal Joey, Anything Goes (Drama Desk Award; Tony nomination), Oliver!, Accidental Death of An Anarchist, The Woods, Edmond, The Cradle Will Rock, Evita (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), Working, The Water Engine, and The Robber Bridegroom (Tony and Drama Desk nominations). In London she recently appeared in Marianne Elliott’s production of Company (Olivier and WhatsOnStage Awards) and has performed in Matters of the Heart, Master Class, Sunset Boulevard (Olivier Award nomination), Royal Shakespeare Company’s Les Misérables (Olivier Award), and The Cradle Will Rock (Olivier Award). Her opera appearances include John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles (Los Angeles Opera), Jake Heggie’s To Hell and Back (San Francisco’s Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra), Weill-Brecht’s The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Los Angeles Opera), and Blitzstein’s Regina (Kennedy Center). On film Ms. LuPone has appeared in Cliffs of Freedom, The Comedian, Parker, Union Square, City by the Sea, Heist, State and Main, Just Looking, Summer of Sam, Driving Miss Daisy, and Witness. Television work includes Mom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Penny Dreadful (Critics Choice Award nomination), Girls, American Horror Story: Coven, 30 Rock, Law & Order: SVU, Glee, Ugly Betty, Will & Grace, the Emmy winning telecasts of Passion and Sweeney Todd, Oz, Monday Night Mayhem, Evening at Pops with John Williams and Yo-Yo Ma, Frasier (Emmy nomination), Law & Order, The Water Engine, L.B.J., and Life Goes On. Ms. LuPone’s albums include Patti LuPone Live, Heatwave with John Mauceri and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Pal Joey, Matters of the Heart, Sweeney Todd (New York Philharmonic’s Special Editions label), the 2006 and 2008 recordings of Sweeney Todd and Gypsy, The Lady with the Torch, Patti LuPone at Les Mouches, Far Away Places, Don’t Monkey with Broadway, and Company (2018 London cast recording). She is a founding member of both the Drama Division of The Juilliard School and John Houseman’s The Acting Company.

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Michael McElroy and the Broadway Inspirational Voices

Chorus

Michael McElroy and the Broadway Inspirational Voices

Chorus

Chorus

Broadway Inspirational Voices (BIV) is a diverse, Grammy-nominated choir of Broadway artists united to change lives through the power of music and service. The choir’s mission is to provide hope, to inspire, and to transform youth in need through music and the arts. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, BIV was founded by Tony-nominated actor Michael McElroy in 1994 as the Broadway Gospel Choir. In addition to giving solo concerts each year, BIV has performed with a long list of award-winning artists, including Elton John, Sting, Jason Mraz, Mariah Carey, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vanessa Williams, Heather Headley, and Billy Porter. BIV has been featured on The Today Show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the Miss America pageant, multiple Tony Awards telecasts, America’s Got Talent, Late Night with David Letterman, and more. The choir has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, the Crystal Cathedral, and Constitution Hall. Recent recordings include Great Joy: A Gospel Christmas (Grammy nomination) and Great Joy II: Around the World. The choir’s web series, Broadway Our Way, is available on YouTube. Each year BIV works with countless numbers of young people, providing innovative programs for organizations such as Covenant House and Ronald McDonald House.

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Bridget Everett

Vocalist

Bridget Everett

Vocalist

Vocalist

Bridget Everett is a singer, actor, writer, and comedian. She has appeared in the films PATTI CAKE$, Trainwreck, Sex and the City, Fun Mom Dinner, and Little Evil. On television she has appeared on Inside Amy Schumer, Camping, Love You More, The Tonight Show, Lady Dynamite, Girls, Gynecological Wonder, At Home with Amy Sedaris, and 2 Broke Girls. She won a 2015 Obie for her original show Rock Bottom at The Public Theater, created with Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman. Bridget Everett has played comedy and cabaret festivals around the world and can be seen regularly at Joe’s Pub with her band, The Tender Moments.

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Scott Wittman

Director

Scott Wittman

Director

Director

Scott Wittman is a Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award–winning lyricist, director, writer, and conceiver. He co-wrote the lyrics for the hit musical Hairspray (Tony, Grammy, Olivier Award winner) with creative partner Marc Shaiman and served as an executive producer on the hit film adaptation starring John Travolta. Mr. Wittman was recently nominated for an Oscar for his work as co-lyricist with Marc Shaiman for Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, and was nominated for a Golden Globe, Grammy, and two Emmy Awards for the original songs on NBC’s musical drama Smash, for which he co-composed music for Jennifer Hudson, Uma Thurman, Bernadette Peters, and Liza Minnelli. Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman’s original score for the Marilyn Monroe musical Bombshell was released by Sony Records, and their combined Broadway credits include Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, which Mr. Wittman also directed; Catch Me If You Can (Tony nomination for Best Musical); and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Broadway, on tour, and at London’s Drury Lane Theatre. Scott Wittman has created and / or written shows for Nathan Lane, Christine Ebersole, Neil Patrick Harris (for the 2009 Tony Awards), Sarah Jessica Parker, Bridget Everett (Rockbottom at The Public Theater), and Bette Midler (Divine Intervention Tour). He has collaborated with Patti LuPone on concerts and recordings since 1994. Off-Broadway, he conceived and directed Jukebox Jackie starring Justin Vivian Bond, Cole Escola, and Bridget Everett at La Mama.

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Jeffrey Richman

Writer

Jeffrey Richman

Writer

Writer

Jeffrey Richman is currently executive producer of Modern Family, which has earned six Emmy Awards, three Writers Guild Awards, three Producers Guild Awards, and a Golden Globe for Best Comedy in his nine seasons with the show. He has also served as executive or co-executive producer on Wings, Frasier (Emmy Award for Best Comedy), Stark Raving Mad, Charlie Lawrence (Creator), Jake in Progress, Stacked, Rules of Engagement, Desperate Housewives, and Back to You. He also received an Emmy nomination for writing the 82nd Annual Academy Awards with hosts Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. Other credits include writing all of Barbra Streisand’s US and European concert tours since 2006, as well as the subsequent CBS television special; Carrie Underwood’s holiday television special for Fox; and the one-woman show Patti LuPone on Broadway.

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