Where have you seen Boston’s Best?
The cast of Sondheim on Sondheim is a group of Boston’s best musical theatre performers. All of the actors you’ll see performing Sondheim’s greatest hits have called the Lyric Stage home before.
Did you have the chance to see any of these great performances? Don’t miss their next great show — Sondheim on Sondheim runs January 15-February 20, 2016 at the Lyric Stage. Tickets at: https://tickets.lyricstage.com/
Aimee Doherty returns to the Lyric Stage after performing in One Man Two Guvnors, On The Town, Animal Crackers, Grey Gardens, See What I Wanna See, and Adrift in Macao. Previous Sondheim roles include Into the Woods (Lyric Stage and New Rep), Follies (Lyric Stage), A Little Night Music (Huntington Theater), Company (Company Theater and SpeakEasy Stage), and the review Marry Me A Little(New Rep). Television and radio credits include The Makeover(ABC) and The Making of a Monster: Whitey Bulger(Discovery) as well as various radio spots for D’Angelos, Papa Gino’s and the Museum of Science. Aimee received Elliot Norton Awards in 20013 and 2014 for Best Actress in a musical for Hairspray(Wheelock Theater), Far From Heaven (SpeakEasy Stage), On the Town and Into The Woods (Lyric Stage) and an IRNE Award in 2011 for Best Actress in Nine(SpeakEasy Stage). Next up: Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play with the Lyric Stage opening April 8.
Christopher Chew returns to the Lyric Stage having appeared in Sweeney Todd, Working, Man of La Mancha, Urinetown: The Musical, Shakespeare in Hollywood, A Little Night Music(IRNE Award, Best Actor), Sunday in the Park with George, It’s All True, Side Show, and The Spitfire Grill. Other Boston area credits include productions at SpeakEasy Stage, Wheelock Family Theater, Hanover Theater, Stoneham Theater, Worcester Foothills Theater, the American Stage Festival, North Shore Music Theater, the Huntington Theater, CentaStage, and the Village Theater Project, of which he was a founding member. Christopher earned his B.F.A. in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University, an M.A.T. in English from Fitchburg State University, and an Ed.D. from Northeastern University.
Leigh Barrett has been seen at the Lyric Stage in City of Angels, Grey Gardens, Souvenir, Nicholas Nickelby, Big River, Animal Crackers, Follies, A Little Night Music, Mikado, Nuncrackers, and Sunday in the Park with George. Recently, Leigh directed and starred in Closer Than Ever at the New Rep where she also appeared in Ragtime, Threepenny Opera, Indulgences, Side by Side by Sondheim, The World Goes ‘Round and Wild Party. Other local credits: Passion, Great American Trailer Park Musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Drowsy Chaperone, Elegies, A Class Act, Adding Machine(SpeakEasy Stage), Marry Me a Little, Jacques Brel (Gloucester Stage), Alice, Sound of Music (Wheelock Family Theater), Company(Moonbox Productions), Gypsy, Picnic, John & Jen, You Never Know, Pal Joey (Stoneham Theatre), and the long-runningCar Talk, the Musical! (Central Square Theater). She is the proud recipient of two Elliot Norton Awards and two IRNE Awards. She is an independent vocal/acting coach and vocal wellness consultant in Reading.
Sam Simahk returns to the Lyric Stage, having performed in Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Previous credits include: Big Fish (Speakeasy Stage), Miss Saigon (Starlight Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse), the King and I (Ocean State Theatre), Grease (Seacoast Repertory Theatre), and Carousel, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre). Born and raised in Ashburnham MA, Sam is a proud graduate of Emerson College and member of AEA.
Davron S. Monroe is returning to the Lyric Stage after having appeared in My Fair Lady, City of Angels, Sweeney Todd, One Man, Two Guvnors, The Mikado, Avenue Q, and Ain’t Misbehavin’. Musical theatre credits include: Godspell (Moonbox Productions), Hairspray (Reagle Music Theatre), Dreamgirls, Jesus Christ Superstar, Children of Eden, Songs for a New World(premiere, Key West Symphony, Broadway Across America), Smokey Joe’s Café, Cinderella, Streakin’!, a ’70s musical revue, Sweet Charity, Brigadoon, and Show Boat. Cabaret: The All Night Strut. Opera: fully staged or concert/scene productions of Carmen, Treemonisha, Porgy and Bess, La finta giardiniera, Rigoletto, Lucia di Lammermoor, La fille du régiment, L’élisir d’amore, Così fan tutte, Die Fledermaus, The Tailor of Gloucester, The Gondoliers, Aida, and Die Zauberflöte. Mr. Monroe premiered the role of Thomas Edison in Juventas’s New Music Group production of Light and Power. He has also appeared with many orchestral and vocal organizations, such as Boston Landmarks Orchestra (Lost in the Stars — a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech, and The Chariot Jubilee), the First Church UU, Belmont, the Brevard Music Center (finalist, Orlando Opera’s Heinz Rehfuss Singing Actor Awards), Disney Entertainment’s Voices of Liberty, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Key West Symphony (young artist), Houston Ebony Opera Guild, the New England Spiritual Ensemble, New England Voices, the Longy School Orchestra, and many other organizations throughout the greater Boston area. Davron is the first recipient of the Bob Jolly Award for up-and-coming local actors.
Mala Bhattacharya was last seen at the Lyric Stage in Man of La Mancha and previously in Miss Witherspoon. Other area credits include The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin(SpeakEasy Stage), and The King and I, Into the Woods (Fiddlehead Theatre). New York City credits include The Ghost Dancers (Stone Soup Theatre), Shakuntala (The Authentic Theatre), Forbidden Office(Turnstyle Theatre). In Atlanta, Mala appeared in Guys and Dollsand Sondheim on Sondheim(Act3 Productions). Mala is an active voiceover artist, most recently lending her voice to projects for Jimmy Choo, Turner Broadcasting, PBS, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She has been a resident artist with Berkshire Opera and the Pine Mountain Music Festival. She holds an M.M. from the Longy School of Music.
Maritza Bostic is returning to the Lyric Stage after being seen in Into the Woods. Her recent credits include Shaping the World (Bad Habit Productions), Creative License the Musical (NYC Fringe 2015), Alice the Musical and Hairspray (Wheelock Family Theatre), A Little Princess (Fiddlehead Theatre), and School House Rock Live! (Boston Children’s Theatre). A Reading, MA native, she participated in the Lyric First Stage summer program prior to attending college for two years. Maritza is a proud member of Salem State’s graduating class of 2014 with a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts Performance. She is also an enthusiastic two-year touring cast member of Speak About It, Inc.
Patrick Varner returns to the Lyric Stage after appearing in City of Angels, and understudying the one-man-show Buyer & Cellar. Recent credits: Human Comedy (Boston University), Assassins (New Rep), Translations (Bad Habit Productions),Brundibar, But the Giraffe! (Underground Railway), Born for This: The Bebe Winans Story (ArtsEmerson Workshop). Other credits: Shining City, Buried Child, Camille (Boston University), Hamlet, Richard II (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts). Patrick received his B.F.A. in Acting from Boston University in 2013, and has also studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, and CAP 21 in New York.
Great seats available! Get your tickets now at: https://tickets.lyricstage.com/
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived by James Lapine
Directed by Spiro Veloudos
2015/16 Season sponsored by Stephen & Stephanie Wasser
Production sponsored by Glenda & Bob Fishman
Director Spiro Veloudos sponsored by Francine & Bill Crawford
Music sponsored by Jo-An Heileman
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