Photo Coverage: Darius de Haas at Birdland & Cast Party

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Celebrated vocalist Darius de Haas presented "Wonder: The Songs of Stevie Wonder" on Monday, December 10 at 7PM at the legendary Birdland (315 West 44th Street, between 8th & 9th Aves). Following the concert was Jim Caruso's "Cast Party." 

From the opening strains of "Ribbon in the Sky" to the low-down reggae funk of "Master Blaster," de Haas and his jamming eight-piece pop-soul band celebrated the joyous music of Stevie Wonder. The acclaimed revue dedicated to Wonder, who de Haas calls "my musical guru, my rock, my Gershwin," has blown away music festivals from coast-to-coast.

de Haas notably won The Village Voice's Obie Award in 1998-1999 for his performance in the title role of Running Man. He made his Broadway debut in Kiss of the Spider Woman and went on to be featured in the heralded Broadway productions including Rent, Marie Christine and Lincoln Center's revival of Carousel, as well as the international tour of world premiere I Was Looking at the Ceiling…, directed by Peter Sellars. de Haas has also appeared in multiple film and TV projects, and his voice can be heard on the film soundtracks of Anastasia and the Oscar-winning Chicago.

Photos by Mark Rupp


Darius de Haas and Adriane Lenox


Darius de Haas and Natalie Douglas


Darius de Haas, Mark Hartman and Natalie Douglas


Aisha de Haas, Adriane Lenox and Natalie Douglas


Andy Bey with niece, Aisha de Haas

JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY


Hilary Kole


Tedd Firth on piano with Janet Fanale


Janet Fanale and Host Jim Caruso


Steve Doyle


Martha Lorin


Mark Aaron James


Hilary Kole and Jim Caruso


Malan Breton


Jim Caruso and Tedd Firth


Chaz Langley


Jonny Peterson


Spencer Day


Rayna Dae


Nate Lombardi


The Indiggo Sisters

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Mark Rupp Mark Rupp, aside from working in the film and modeling industries

has been a working photographer for 20+ years. His work has been published in a multitude of magazines and websites.