Noah Marlowe Will Join Andrew Lippa & Kristin Chenoweth in I AM HARVEY MILK at Lincoln Center this Fall
Producers Bruce Cohen, Robb Nanus, Jessica Leventhal, Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman announced today that child actor Noah Marlowe (Mary Poppins, Act One) will play "Young Harvey Milk" in the New York premiere of Tony and Grammy Award nominee Andrew Lippa's new oratorio, I Am Harvey Milk, set for Monday, October 6 at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. Mr. Marlowe originated the role in I Am Harvey Milk's world premiere performance in San Francisco and can be heard on the Original Cast Recording.
As previously announced, Andrew Lippa will star as Harvey Milk and Tony and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth as the Soprano soloist. I Am Harvey Milk will feature the Orchestra of St Luke's and introduce the 12o member All Star Broadway Men's Chorus.
Part choral work, part theater piece, I Am Harvey Milk is an emotional celebration of an American hero. It weaves the story of Harvey Milk's life - from boyhood to his rise as the first openly gay man to hold public office in California to his assassination. The San Francisco Bay Times called I Am Harvey Milk, "A musical and emotional tour de force!"
Noah Marlowe has previously appeared on Broadway in Act One (ensemble, u/s Mossie/Bernie Hart) and Mary Poppins (Michael Banks), as well as the national tour of Elf the Musical (Michael) and Off Broadway in Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn (Charlie Winslow, Goodspeed), WikiMusical (Peter, NYMF), LMNOP (Timmy, Goodspeed), Fun Home (Christian, Public Theater), My Mom is Trying to Ruin My Life (Tommy, Workshop Theater). Regionally, he has appeared in Gypsy, Nutcracker, Cinderella. His television credits include "30 Rock".
Directed by Noah Himmelstein the creative team also includes Joel Fram (Musical Director, Conductor), Michele Lynch (Choreography), Andrew Lazarow (Projection Design), Scott Lehrer (Sound Design), Wilson Chin (Scenic Consultation), August Eriksmoen (Orchestrations) and David Lander (Lighting Design).
Proceeds from this one night only event will be used to create the Harvey Milk Arts Fund at the Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI). The Fund will provide much-needed arts education and resources to students at Harvey Milk High School and other at-risk youth that benefit from HMI's services. Founded in 1979, HMI has grown to become the oldest and largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and other at-risk youth services organization in the country. Today, HMI serves more than 2,000 young 11,000 youths around the tri-state area.
I Am Harvey Milk's media sponsors include Next Magazine (exclusive local gay media sponsor), TheaterMania.com, The New York Observer and Passport Magazine. To get more information about becoming a sponsor, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I Am Harvey Milk had its world premiere in the summer of 2013 as part of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus' 35th Anniversary Celebration Concert, "Harvey Milk 2013." A live recording of the premiere was released last year and quickly rose to #2 on the iTunes classical charts. The concert was commissioned by the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, along with Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus, Dayton Gay Men's Chorus, Denver Gay Men's Chorus, Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles, Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus, and Heartland Men's Chorus. Since its premiere, the piece has been made available to choruses to perform from coast to coast. In July of this year, Andrew Lippa performed the role of Harvey Milk with the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) as part of GMCLA's 35th Anniversary Concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall.