Daniel Breaker, Norbert Leo Butz, Laura Osnes and Condola Rashad Set for MTC's 2014 Winter Benefit, Feb 3
Manhattan Theatre Club will present its annual Winter Benefit, an evening of cocktails and dinner followed by a special one-night-only cabaret-style show featuring Broadway's brightest stars on Monday, February 3, 2014 at The Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Fredrick P. Rose Hall (Broadway & 60th Street).
This year's Winter Benefit will be directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Explorers Club) and will feature performances by Tony Award nominee Daniel Breaker (Shrek, Passing Strange), two-time Tony Award Winner Norbert Leo Butz (Big Fish, Catch Me If You Can ), two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (Rogers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, Bonnie & Clyde), and two-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad (Romeo & Juliet, The Trip To Bountiful).
Bethany Millard, Marla Behrman and Lisa Towbin are co-chairs of the event.
The Winter Benefit begins with cocktails at 7 PM followed by dinner at 8 PM with the performance beginning at approximately 9:15 PM. All proceeds from this annual event will support MTC's mission as a leading non-profit theatre company producing contemporary plays on and off-Broadway which nurtures new talent through our Artistic Development Program, and develops the next generation of theatregoers through our esteemed Education Program.
Individual tickets for MTC's Winter Benefit are $2,500 and $1,500. Tickets include cocktails, dinner, and priority performance seating. Tables of ten are also available for $25,000, $20,000, and $15,000. Tickets can be purchased at www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com/WinterBenefit or for more information, call (212) 399-3000, ext. 4145.
Marc Bruni (Director) is the director of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway. Off-Broadway: The Explorers Club (MTC) Old Jews Telling Jokes (NY and Chicago). Other directing credits include Pipe Dream (Encores!), Fanny (Encores!), Ordinary Days (Roundabout), In the Mood (Berkshire Theatre Festival), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Paper Mill/Philadelphia Theatre Company), Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Paper Mill), Such Good Friends (NYMF Directing Award), High Spirits (York Mufti), Glimpses of the Moon (Oak Room) and 6 shows for the St. Louis MUNY including The Music Man, The Sound of Music (Kevin Kline Nominations), Legally Blonde, My One and Only, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. He has been associated with Walter Bobbie, Kathleen Marshall, Jerry Mitchell, Casey Nicholaw, and Jerry Zaks on numerous Broadway shows and tours including most recently The Book of Mormon, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Anything Goes, Legally Blonde, and The Pajama Game. Upcoming: The Sound of Music (Chicago Lyric Opera).
Daniel Breaker. Broadway: The Performers (Longacre), Shrek: The Musical (Broadway Theatre), Passing Strange (Belasco Theatre)(Tony Award nomination, Drama Desk Nomination, Theatre World Award, Audelco Award) Cymbeline (Lincoln Center Theatre), Well (Longacre). Off-Broadway: Loves Labours Lost (Delacorte), By The Way, Meet Vera Stark (Second Stage), Passing Strange (The Public Theater), Fabulation (Playwrights Horizons), Pericles (Red Bull, Culture Project). London: How to Act Around Cops (SoHo Theatre). Regional: A Doctor in Spite of Himself (Intiman Theater), Life is a Dream (South Coast Rep), The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare Theatre Company; Helen Hayes Nomination), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (SCR), The Tempest (STC; Helen Hayes nomination), A Midsummer Night's Dream (STC), The Rivals (STC), The Silent Woman (STC), H.M.S. Pinafore (Berkshire Theater Festival), Blacksheep (Barrington Stage), Sundance Theater Lab, 2005. Film: The Dark Fields, He's Way More Famous Than You, Redhook Summer (dir. Spike Lee), Passing Strange (Spike Lee). Television: "Unforgettable," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." Training: The Juilliard School; B.F.A.
Norbert Leo Butz. Broadway: Big Fish, Dead Accounts, Catch Me If You Can ( 2011 Tony Award, Drama Desk winner, Best Actor in a Musical, Astaire Award winner, Outer Critics nomination), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony Award, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Astaire Awards, Drama League Award winner, Best Actor in a Musical), Enron, Speed-the-Plow, Is He Dead?, Wicked (original Cast, Fiyero), Thou Shalt Not (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics nominations), Rent (original cast, Broadway debut). Off-Broadway: How I Learned To Drive, Fifty Words, Buicks (Drama Desk nomination), The Last Five Years (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel nominations, Drama League Award), Juno and the Paycock (Roundabout), Saved ( TFANA). National Tour: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Cabaret (Helen Hayes Award, Jefferson, Dora and Ovation Awards). Regional: Catch Me If You Can (5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle), Alabama Shakespeare Festival (four seasons), Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Film: Better Living Through Chemistry. The English Teacher, Greetings from Tim Buckley , Disconnect, Higher Ground (Sundance Film Festival), Fair Game, Dan in Real Life. Television: Series: "The Deep End (ABC), Pilots: "County"(NBC) "The Miraculous Year (HBO),"Playing Chicken" (FOX) , Mini-Series: "Comanche Moon" (CBS) , Guest-Star: "Blue Bloods" (NBC) "The Good Wife"(CBS) "CSI" (CBS) "Law&Order-CI "Law&Order-SVU" (NBC) Albums: The Angel Band Project, Memory & Mayhem-Live From 54Below. BFA, Webster University; MFA, Alabama Shakespeare Theatre, Doctor of Humane Letters, Webster University.
Laura Osnes will be seen in Atlantic Theatre Company's production of The Threepenny Opera directed by Martha Clarke this Spring. Broadway: Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella (Drama Desk Award; Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League nominations), Bonnie And Clyde (Tony nomination), Anything Goes (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Astaire Award nominations), South Pacific and the most recent revival of Grease. Other recent New York theatre credits include Pipe Dream at Encores! and a one night only concert of The Sound Of Music at Carnegie Hall. Television: "Elementary," "Six By Sondheim," HBO's pilot "The Miraculous Year" "Sondheim: The Birthday Concert" at Avery Fisher Hall, the Kennedy Center Honors Barbara Cook (2011) and Dustin Hoffman (2012) and the Las Vegas Smith Center Gala Opening. Osnes made her cabaret debut at the Café Carlyle in 2012 resulting in her first solo CD, Dream A Little Dream: Live At The Cafe Carlyle followed by an evening of Maury Yeston music at 54 Below which produced her second solo CD, If I Tell You: The Songs Of Maury Yeston.
Condola Rashad received a 2012 Tony Nomination for her performance in Stick Fly produced by Alicia Keys. Previously, she received rave reviews for her performance in the Pulitzer Prize winning production of Ruined, a role which garnered her a TheatreWorld Award as well as a Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination. Some of her other theater credits include A Trip to Bountiful opposite Vanessa Williams and Cuba Gooding Jr. as well as Romeo & Juliet as the Juliet to Orlando Bloom's Romeo. Some of Rashad's film and TV credits include Sex and the City 2, "Smash," "The Good Wife" and Lifetime's Steel Magnolias. Rashad was recently cast in the Fox series "Hieroglyph." She released her debut album, Letter 9, with alternative rock band Condola & The Stoop Kids in January 2014. A graduate of California Institute of the Arts, Condola currently resides in New York.
For more information on MTC, visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.
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