Julia Bullock to Join Cheyenne Jackson, Carolee Carmello & More for BROADWAY CLASSICS at Carnegie Hall, 11/29
Manhattan Concert Productions has announced the final cast of Broadway Classics at Carnegie Hall, which takes place on Friday November 29, 8PM at the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall. Previously announced cast members include Phillip Boykin, Carolee Carmello, Cheyenne Jackson, and now esteemed soprano Julia Bullock, star of The Indian Queen, has been added to complete this star-studded line-up.
Manhattan Concert Productions presents a night of popular Broadway favorites including songs from West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Kiss Me, Kate, Candide, and more, featuring solos by Phillip Boykin (Show Boat, Porgy and Bess), Julia Bullock (The Indian Queen, West Side Story), Carolee Carmello (Scandalous the Musical, Mamma Mia!), and Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu, The Performers), with musical theater overtures by the New York City Chamber Orchestra, and vocals by New York City's very own professional Manhattan Chorale.
Phillip Boykin is a 2012 Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee for his portrayal of Crown, in Tony Award Winning Best Revival of a Musical, The Gershwin's PORGY AND BESS. Phillip also received the 2012 Theatre World Award for his Outstanding Broadway Debut. Phillip is a native of Greenville, SC who now resides in NJ. Mr. Boykin portrayed the role of Big Hand in a new movie entitled, CARRY ME HOME starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Sharon Leal and David Rasche. Recently, Phillip filmed a new movie produced, written and starring Chris Rock. Boykin is a graduate of the Hartt School of Music in CT; he also studied at Howard University, NC School of the Arts and SC State. He has toured throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, and Poland. Other performances include Joe in the National Tour SHOW BOAT, Ken in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Crown/Jake in PORGY AND BESS, Tarquinius in THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA, Caiaphas in JCS, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR GOSPEL, the HARLEM GOSPEL SINGERS, and Fred in SMOKEY JOE'S CAFÉ, to name a few. Boykin also served as Director and Manager of the NY HARLEM SINGERS.
JULIA BULLOCK's stellar appearances this season include the title role in Massenet's CENDRILLON on April 23, 25 and 27 at the Juilliard Opera Center and with the San Francisco Symphony in WEST SIDE STORY conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. Bullock has performed the title role in Janá?ek's THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN with the Juilliard Opera, the title role in Purcell's THE INDIAN QUEEN directed by Peter Sellars in Spain and Russia, toured South America as Pamina in Peter Brook's Award-winning A MAGIC FLUTE, and toured China as soloist with the Bard Festival Orchestra. Other roles include Susanna in Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO and Monica in Menotti's THE MEDIUM. Julia Bullock makes her New York recital debut on March 11 in the Young Concert Artists Series at Merkin Hall, and her Washington DC debut on March 2 at the Kennedy Center.
Carolee Carmello has played leading roles in 12 Broadway musicals including her recent Tony-nominated performance in SCANDALOUS, where she portrayed the infamous evangelist, Aimee Semple McPherson. Broadway audiences also saw Carolee as Mother Superior in SISTER ACT, as Mrs. Beineke in THE ADDAMS FAMILY (for which she received a Drama Desk nomination and an Outer Critics Circle nomination), as Donna in MAMMA MIA!, as Gabrielle in LESTAT (Tony nomination, Drama Desk nomination), as Ms. Pennywise in URINETOWn, as Kate in KISS ME KATE, as Marguerite in THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, as Lucille Frank in PARADE (Tony nomination and Drama Desk Award), as AbiGail Adams in 1776, as Cordelia in FALSETTOS, and as Oolie in CITY OF ANGELS. Her Off-Broadway shows include: JOHN AND JEN, DAS BARBECÜ, I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE, HELLO AGAIN (Obie Award), A CLASS ACT, THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, AND ELEGIES. Ms. Carmello has been seen on television in "Smash," "Law and Order," "Frasier," "Ed," and "Remember W.E.N.N." (SAG Award nomination). Her concert appearances have taken her across America and Europe, including several appearances at Carnegie Hall.