Photo Coverage: Ryan Scott Oliver Celebrates Songbook Release at Joe's Pub
On Feb. 7, 2011, composer-lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver released his first published songbook of 20 songs from his musicals Darling, 35mm, and more.
The Music+Lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver: Volume 1 Release Concerts were at 7pm and 9pm on Monday, February 7 and starred Alex Brightman (Wicked), Colin Donnell (upcoming Anything Goes), COLE ESCOLA (LOGO's Jeffrey and Cole Casserole), Katie Gassert, Jessica Hershberg, Jeff Hiller (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Hair), Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Mary Poppins), GEOFF KIDWELL, Michael Lowney (La Cage au Folles), Lindsay Mendez (Everyday Rapture), jazz pianist Marco Paguia, Krysta Rodriguez (The Addams Family), Katie Thompson, Grace Wall, and ERIC MICHAEL_KROP, The evening was hosted by the writer and was directed by Travis Greisler.
(Music+Lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver: Volume I can also be pre-ordered now from his website for a special price of $24.99, 15% off the regular price! Songbooks can be ordered at www.ryanscottoliver.com; the book will be mailed on or before the date of its release.)
RSO and his crew appeared at Joe's Pub in May 2009 and January 2010 with runs of Rated RSO. The songbook release concert promises to be a great evening celebrating the wonderful tunes of Ryan Scott Oliver.
Ryan Scott Oliver wrote the music and lyrics for 35mm, Darling (as seen on the 10th season of The Apprentice), and Mrs. Sharp (2008 Richard Rodgers Award Winner). His work has been seen at Kennedy Center, Joe's Pub, and New York Musical Theatre Festival, and has also been heard Off-Broadway in We the People (TheatreWorksUSA), on the YouTube webseries The Battery's Down ("This is Your Life," et al; CD available through Sh-K-Boom Records), and in cabarets and showcases around the world. He is the recipient of a 2008 Jonathan Larson Grant, the 2007 Harold Adamson Award for Excellence in Lyric Writing (ASCAP), a 2007 Dramatists Guild Fellowship, and more.
Photo Credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia
Lindsay Mendez and Alex Brightman