Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland

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On Monday, March 1, Larson Award-winning songwriters Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk featured their work in a special concert at Birdland. The event was part of the Broadway at Birdland concert series, which showcases performers and songwriters from the Great White Way.

"Kerrigan & Lowdermilk: Under the Influence" featured songs from a variety of Kerrigan-Lowdermilk shows, including The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown, Tales From The Bad Years and The Woman Upstairs, as well as covers of songs that have influenced their writing.
Starring in the concert were Broadway's Caissie Levy (Hair), Annaleigh Ashford (Hair), Kacie Sheik (Hair), Celia Keenan-Bolger (Tony Award nominee for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Lisa Brescia (Wicked, Aida, Ordinary Days), Matt Doyle (Bye Bye Birdie, Spring Awakening), Katie Thompson (R.R.R.E.D.), Meghann Fahy (Next to Normal) and Jay Armstong Johnson (Hair), as well as popular indie musicians Vienna Teng and The Spring Standards. 

The concert was directed by Daniel Goldstein with music direction by Vadim Feichtner. The concert was presented by Jim Caruso's Broadway at Birdland in partnership with Katie Riegel as part of Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records' ongoing concert series.

Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk made their Off-Broadway debut with Henry And Mudge, now on its sixth national tour. Their original musical The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown had in a developmental production at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in the spring of 2009 (producers Beth Williams and Broadway Across America). Other musicals include Tales From The Bad Years (Theatreworks New Works Festival 2009), The Woman Upstairs (NYMF 2004), Wrong Number (NYMF 2005) and The Freshman Experiment. Their songs have been recorded and performed internationally including "Say the Word," which was performed by Miss New York in the 2009 Miss America Pageant live broadcast. Their work has been developed by the ASCAP/Disney Workshop, Goodspeed New Works, La Jolla Playhouse, the LArk Theatre Company, NAMT, Perry-Mansfield New Works, Primary Stages, Theatreworks and others. Among them, Kerrigan and Lowdermilk have been awarded the 2006 Jonathan Larson Award, a 2004-2005 Dramatists Guild Fellowship, and a Richard Rodgers Award. Most recently, Kerrigan was the recipient of the 2009 Kleban Award for Most Promising Librettist.

For more information on Birdland, visit www.BirdlandJazz.com.

Photo Credit: Monica Simoes

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Annaleigh Ashford

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Caissie Levy

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Matt Doyle, Morgan Karr, & Jay Armstrong Johnson

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Jay Armstrong Johnson

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Caissie Levy

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Matt Doyle, Morgan Karr & Jay Armstrong Johnson

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Celia Keenan-Bolger

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Lisa Brescia

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Caissie Levy

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Lisa Brescia

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Kait Kerrigan & James Smith and Heather Robb (The Spring Standards)

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Kait Kerrigan & James Smith and Heather Robb (The Spring Standards)

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
James Smith

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Caissie Levy

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Kait KerriganBrian Lowdermilk, & Jenni Barber

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Kait KerriganBrian Lowdermilk, & Jenni Barber

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Brian Lowdermilk

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Kait Kerrigan & Brian Lowdermilk

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Jenni Barber

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Matt Doyle

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Caissie Levy

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Matt Doyle

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Katie Thompson

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Katie Thompson

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Matt Doyle

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Kait Kerrigan, Lisa Brescia, & Celia Keenan-Bolger

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Cast of Kerrigan & Lowdermilk: Under the Influence

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Kait KerriganLisa Brescia, & Celia Keenan-Bolger

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Kait Kerrigan & Brian Lowdermilk

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Celia Keenan-Bolger

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Kait Kerrigan, Nick Blaemire, Matt Doyle, Jay Armstrong Johnson, & Morgan Karr 

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Kait Kerrigan

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Matt Doyle

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Meghann Fahy & Annaleigh Ashford

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Jim Caruso

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Kait Kerrigan & Brian Lowdermilk

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Cast of Kerrigan & Lowdermilk: Under the Influence

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Meghann Fahy

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Cast of Kerrigan & Lowdermilk: Under the Influence

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Matt Doyle

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Kait Kerrigan

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Kait Kerrigan, Nick Blaemire, Jay Armstrong JohnsonMatt Doyle, Morgan Karr & Jenni Barber

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Nick Blaemire

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Kacie Sheik

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Vienna Teng

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Caissie Levy

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Heather Robb

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Lisa Brescia

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Celia Keenan-Bolger

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Cast of Kerrigan & Lowdermilk: Under the Influence

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Kait Kerrigan, Kacie Sheik, Caissie Levy, & Brian Lowdermilk

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
Jenni BarberMatt Doyle, Morgan Karr & Jay Armstrong Johnson

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland

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At a young age Monica Simoes became a fan of the stage forever. She always dreamt of being a part of theatrical magic. However, those dreams seemed thwarted by her inability to carry a note and her two left feet. Yet, that minor speed bump didn't stop her. She has melded her passion for theatre and her photographic skill to capture the essence of Broadway. Monica is currently a student at Parsons the New School for Design. She hopes to continue enjoying all that Broadway has to offer through the viewfinder of her camera.