Photo Coverage: William Finn Hosts SONGS BY RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS at 54 Below

Two-time Tony Award winner William Finn just hosted "Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists you Probably Don't Know but Should." The concert celebrated the work of young writers mentored by the composer of Falsettos, A New Brain, The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee, Elegies, and this season's Little Miss Sunshine. Originating at Barrington Stage Company (BSC) and now in its 8th year, the "Ridiculously Talented" concert series has become a hallmark of BSC's Musical Theatre Lab, where Mr. Finn serves as Artistic Producer.

Performers included: Celise Henderson, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Mykal Kilgore, Michael Linden, Jeremy Morse, Anne L. Nathan, Amanda Savan, Elizabeth Stanley, Taylor Trensch, Alysha Umphress, and Sally Wilfert. Featured writers included: Nikko Benson, Josh Freilich, Niko Tsakalakos, Jahn Sood, Salomon Lerner, Samantha Chanse, Joey Contreras, Emily Goldman, Joe Iconis, Michael Jackson, Alana Jacoby, Bob Kelly, Laura Kleinbaum, Sara Nicholson, Brian Pugach, Brett Ryback, Sean Patterson, Jenny Stafford and Katya Stanislavskaya.

The concert was produced and directed by Shakina Nayfack. Jeremy R. Lyons music directed.

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is the new performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, 54 BELOW is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. The venue provides a food and beverage menu from early evening through the wee hours of the morning that is worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage.

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

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Photo Coverage: William Finn Hosts SONGS BY RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS at 54 Below

Photo Coverage: William Finn Hosts SONGS BY RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS at 54 Below
William Finn

Photo Coverage: William Finn Hosts SONGS BY RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS at 54 Below
Rebecca Naomi Jones

Photo Coverage: William Finn Hosts SONGS BY RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS at 54 Below
Mykal Kilgore

Photo Coverage: William Finn Hosts SONGS BY RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS at 54 Below
Nikko Benson

Photo Coverage: William Finn Hosts SONGS BY RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS at 54 Below

Photo Coverage: William Finn Hosts SONGS BY RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS at 54 Below
Alysha Umphress

Photo Coverage: William Finn Hosts SONGS BY RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS at 54 Below
Niko Tsakalakos & Anne L. Nathan

Photo Coverage: William Finn Hosts SONGS BY RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS at 54 Below
Elizabeth Stanley

Photo Coverage: William Finn Hosts SONGS BY RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS at 54 Below
Jeremy Morse

Photo Coverage: William Finn Hosts SONGS BY RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS at 54 Below
Celise Henderson

Photo Coverage: William Finn Hosts SONGS BY RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS at 54 Below

Photo Coverage: William Finn Hosts SONGS BY RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS at 54 Below
Michael Linden

Photo Coverage: William Finn Hosts SONGS BY RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS at 54 Below
Michael Linden

Photo Coverage: William Finn Hosts SONGS BY RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS at 54 Below
Mykal Kilgore

Photo Coverage: William Finn Hosts SONGS BY RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS at 54 Below
Mykal Kilgore

Photo Coverage: William Finn Hosts SONGS BY RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS at 54 Below
Sally Wilfert

Photo Coverage: William Finn Hosts SONGS BY RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS at 54 Below
Taylor Trensch

Photo Coverage: William Finn Hosts SONGS BY RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS at 54 Below
Hot Drummin Subway Man

Photo Coverage: William Finn Hosts SONGS BY RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS at 54 Below
Amanda Savan

Photo Coverage: William Finn Hosts SONGS BY RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS at 54 Below
The Company

Photo Coverage: William Finn Hosts SONGS BY RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS at 54 Below
Minkie Quinson, Barrington Stage Board Chairman & Bruno Quinson

Photo Coverage: William Finn Hosts SONGS BY RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS at 54 Below
Jamie deRoy, William Finn, Salley Wilfert

Photo Coverage: William Finn Hosts SONGS BY RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS at 54 Below
William Finn & Jennifer Ashley Tepper, 54 Below Director of Programming

Photo Coverage: William Finn Hosts SONGS BY RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS at 54 Below
Shakina Nayfack, Producer & Director

Photo Coverage: William Finn Hosts SONGS BY RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS at 54 Below

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Stephen Sorokoff Stephen's life seems to have always revolved around a camera and a piano. He studied at Manhattan School of Music and performed in the "Borsht Belt" during college vacations, where in the true DIRTY DANCING tradition he met his wife Eda. Stephen was a Board Member of the First All Children's Theater and his wife, a classical pianist, is a Board Member of Barrington Stage Co. In between he made time to be CEO of a multi national machinery company and President of a domestic Textile Mfg. Co. In retirement, he now takes pictures of his 5 grandchildren and various other performers.