Laura Benanti's IN CONSTANT SEARCH OF THE RIGHT KIND OF ATTENTION Set for Catalina Bar & Grill, 1/9
On the stage, Laura Benanti has brought her unique talent and abilities to comedies, dramas and musicals since she took Broadway by storm at the age of 18. Her many New York credits include Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play, Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them, the 2002 revival of Into the Woods, Swing!, and the 2003 revival of Nine. Along the way, Ms. Benanti has been nominated for Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, and in 2008 she won the Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Featured Actress in Gypsy starring Patti LuPone. Other stage work includes The Winter's Tale (Williamstown Theatre Festival), A Little Night Music (L.A. Opera), and Wonderful Town (City Center Encores). On television, Ms. Benanti's numerous credits include Go On, The Playboy Club, Starved, Royal Pains, The Big C, Law & Order: SVU, Eli Stone, Elementary, and Life On Mars. She will appear as the Baroness Elsa Schrader in NBC's The Sound of Music which will be broadcast live on Thursday, December 5, and she will be recurring on the new season of Showtime's Nurse Jackie in 2014.
Musical director and arranger Todd Almond is a composer, lyricist and playwright. His musicals include We Have Always Lived In The Castle, On The Levee, Girlfriend, People Like Us, Ahraihsak, and Kansas City Choir Boy. Almond served as music director for the world premiere of Michael John LaChiusa's Tres Niñas. In addition to having some of the theatre world's top singers perform his music (Sherie Rene Scott, Victoria Clark, Cheyenne Jackson, Jayne Houdyshell, Ms.Benanti, and more), Almond regularly performs his own material in NYC's top venues and he recently released a CD of original songs entitled Mexico City.
About Chris Isaacson Presents and Upright Cabaret - Chris Isaacson has promoted, created and produced over 600 concerts and events since forming his company in 2004. From small clubs to major theatres, Isaacson has produced many of the most influential stars of his generation including Adam Lambert, Lea Michele, Megan Hilty, Billy Porter, Ana Gasteyer, Natasha Bedingfield, Orianthi, Taylor Dayne, Paula Cole and legends like Paul Anka, Sergio Mendes, and more. Isaacson is also co-founder of LA's renowned Upright Cabaret, which has been redefining the cabaret milieu for a new generation of audiences since 2005. Upright Cabaret celebrates old style cabaret while simultaneously bringing young Broadway and young Hollywood together in a live setting. This past year, Isaacson served as Entertainment Director at Rolling Stone Los Angeles in Hollywood. Currently, he produces/presents entertainment at The Grove in Los Angeles including Jake Simpson Live! (Artist-in-Residence), The Downtown Horns, E! Network's Emile Welman (Ms. Eastwood & Company, Invictus), and more. His concerts have been featured on Access Hollywood, Extra, ABC's On The Red Carpet, KTLA Morning News, Fox Good Day LA and in the LA Times, OK! Magazine, and New York Post. Visit www.ChrisIsaacsonPresents.com.