Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Jason Danieley & More Celebrate W.S. Gilbert at LYRICS & LYRICISTS

We all come from Gilbert," said Johnny Mercer. And if you've seen a musical, watched film or TV, read a book, participated in political discourse or have partaken in any aspect of popular culture during the past 125 years, you've likely been influenced by W. S. Gilbert too. Yet Lyrics & Lyricists has never paid tribute to this seminal figure. Over the weekend, the punishment fit this crime of oversight with The Very Model of a Modern Major Lyricist: W. S. Gilbert and the Broadway He Inspired.

Guest artistic director Rob Fisher teamed with writer/host Sheldon Harnick to trace the comic DNA from The Mikado to Me and My Girl, My Fair Lady, Spamalot, The Book of Mormon and beyond in a celebration of Broadway humor and satire. Harnick was joined on stage by vocalists Jason Danieley, Jenn Gambatese, David Garrison and Mary Testa, and a vocal quartet - Ross Benoliel, Christine DiGiallonardo, Michael Marcotteand Lindsay O'Neil.

BroadwayWorld was there for the special concert and you can check out full photo coverage below!

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Jason Danieley & More Celebrate W.S. Gilbert at LYRICS & LYRICISTS

Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Jason Danieley & More Celebrate W.S. Gilbert at LYRICS & LYRICISTS

Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Jason Danieley & More Celebrate W.S. Gilbert at LYRICS & LYRICISTS
Deborah Grace Winer, series artistic director

Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Jason Danieley & More Celebrate W.S. Gilbert at LYRICS & LYRICISTS
Michael Marcotte, Lindsay O'Neil, Ross Benoliel, Christine DiGiallonardo, David Garrison, Mary Testa, Jenn Gambatese, Jason Daniely, Sheldon Harnick

Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Jason Danieley & More Celebrate W.S. Gilbert at LYRICS & LYRICISTS
Michael Marcotte, Jason Daniely, Ross Bennoliel

Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Jason Danieley & More Celebrate W.S. Gilbert at LYRICS & LYRICISTS
Michael Marcotte, Ross Benoliel, Christine DiGiallonardo, Lindsay O'Neil, David Garrison, Jason Daniely

Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Jason Danieley & More Celebrate W.S. Gilbert at LYRICS & LYRICISTS
David Garrison, Jason Daniely, Mary Testa

Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Jason Danieley & More Celebrate W.S. Gilbert at LYRICS & LYRICISTS
Jason Daniely

Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Jason Danieley & More Celebrate W.S. Gilbert at LYRICS & LYRICISTS
David Garrison

Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Jason Danieley & More Celebrate W.S. Gilbert at LYRICS & LYRICISTS
Lindsay O'Neil & Christine DiGiallonardo

Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Jason Danieley & More Celebrate W.S. Gilbert at LYRICS & LYRICISTS
Rob Fisher director & Cast

Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Jason Danieley & More Celebrate W.S. Gilbert at LYRICS & LYRICISTS
Sheldon Harnick

Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Jason Danieley & More Celebrate W.S. Gilbert at LYRICS & LYRICISTS
Ian Axness

Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Jason Danieley & More Celebrate W.S. Gilbert at LYRICS & LYRICISTS
Rob Fisher

Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Jason Danieley & More Celebrate W.S. Gilbert at LYRICS & LYRICISTS
Lyrics & Lyricists

Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Jason Danieley & More Celebrate W.S. Gilbert at LYRICS & LYRICISTS
The Cast

Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Jason Danieley & More Celebrate W.S. Gilbert at LYRICS & LYRICISTS
Mary Testa & David Rasche

Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Jason Danieley & More Celebrate W.S. Gilbert at LYRICS & LYRICISTS
Dan Shaheen, Jamie deRoy, David Rasche, Mary Testa, EDa Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Jason Danieley & More Celebrate W.S. Gilbert at LYRICS & LYRICISTS
Jamie deRoy & Jason Daniely

Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Jason Danieley & More Celebrate W.S. Gilbert at LYRICS & LYRICISTS
Jenn Gambatese & Dan Shaheen

Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Jason Danieley & More Celebrate W.S. Gilbert at LYRICS & LYRICISTS
Hillsdale N.Y. Townfolk

Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Jason Danieley & More Celebrate W.S. Gilbert at LYRICS & LYRICISTS

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Stephen Sorokoff Stephen is also the cabaret/ music and co-theatre editor of the Times Square Chronicles. He studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on Broadwayworld.com, T2Conline.com and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. email: stephen@t2conline.com


 
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