THANK YOU! On Feb 14, 2015 The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra celebrated Marvin Hamlisch on Valentine’s Day

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Presented “One Singular Sensation: Marvin Hamlisch”

Thank you for attending Valentine’s Day with us while we saluted Maestro Marvin Hamlisch, Our Principal Pops Conductor until his passing, August 2012.

Event: Saturday, February 14

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

929 North Water Street, Milwaukee

 

 

Milwaukee Symphony Feb 14 2015 - trib to MHLarry Blank, conductor
Donna McKechnie, vocalist
Jodi Benson, vocalist 

Doug LaBrecque, vocalist

We celebrated four decades of Marvin Hamlisch’s magnificent memories on Valentine’s Day 2015. Guest Artists: Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie, Tony Award nominee Jodi Benson, and Phantom of the Opera’s Doug LaBrecque paid tribute to the wonderful talents of one of the greatest contributors to music over the last century. As a composer, Hamlisch won virtually every major award: three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony, and three Golden Globes. On Broadway, he wrote the music for the long-running show A Chorus Line, They’re Playing Our Song, Sweet Smell of Success, Smile, The Goodbye Girl, and Imaginary Friends. His more than forty motion picture scores include his Oscar-winning score and song for The Way We Were and his adaptation of Scott Joplin’s music for The Sting. This memorable concert will featured music from his vast array of timeless music.

Jodi Benson:

Jodi Benson: Benson's Broadway credits include a role in the Broadway musical Smile, where she introduced a song called "Disneyland". (Howard Ashman / Marvin Hamlisch)  In 1992, Benson received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Polly Baker in Crazy For You.

Jodi Benson: Benson’s Broadway credits include a role in the Broadway musical Smile, where she introduced a song called “Disneyland”. (Howard Ashman / Marvin Hamlisch)
In 1992, Benson received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Polly Baker in Crazy For You.

Donna McKechnie:

Donna McKechnie is an American musical theater dancer, singer, actress, and choreographer. She played the role of "Cassie" in the original cast for the  musical A CHORUS LINE , (Michael Bennet, Marvin Hamlisch, Edward Kleban) for which she earned the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 1976. She is also known for playing Amanda Harris/Olivia Corey on the Gothic soap opera, Dark Shadows

Donna McKechnie is an American musical theater dancer, singer, actress, and choreographer. She played the role of “Cassie” in the original cast for the musical A CHORUS LINE , (Michael Bennet, Marvin Hamlisch, Edward Kleban) for which she earned the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 1976. She is also known for playing Amanda Harris/Olivia Corey on the Gothic soap opera, Dark Shadows

Doug LaBrecque:

Doug LaBrecque thrilled theatre audiences as The Phantom and Raoul in the Harold Prince production of The Phantom of the Opera.  In addition, Mr. LaBrecque has starred on Broadway as Ravenal in the Hal Prince revival of Showboat, A constant guest artist with Composer Marvin hamlisch, he also toured nationally with Les Miserables. and had leading roles in Candide, A Chorus Line, Man of LaMancha among many others.

Doug LaBrecque thrilled theatre audiences as The Phantom and Raoul in the Harold Prince production of The Phantom of the Opera. In addition, Mr. LaBrecque has starred on Broadway as Ravenal in the Hal Prince revival of Showboat, A constant guest artist with Composer Marvin hamlisch, he also toured nationally with Les Miserables. and had leading roles in Candide, A Chorus Line, Man of LaMancha among many others.

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra:

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Composer Marvin Hamlisch (1944-2012)

Composer Marvin Hamlisch (1944-2012)

Source: Team Marvin Hamlisch / The Music of Marvin Hamlisch


 

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