Jonathan Whitton (Bistro & MAC Award Winner, HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH) returns to the solo concert stage with an intimate concert series, THE FREE RESIDENCY. All performances are presented by Don't Tell Mama at no cover charge.
Celebrated for headlining both the Highline Ballroom & BB King Blues Club as Hedwig in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, Jonathan Whitton follows up his award-winning 2007 NYC solo-concert debut in collaboration with indie-musician AaRon Jones. THE FREE RESIDENCY is a candid concert experiment that surveys the journey home by way of dreamscape, reality, and memory.
Whitton has been seen in NYC productions of EVEN FOR ONE NIGHT (Dixon Place), THE DISNEY DIARIES (dir. Michele Pawk, Laurie Beechman), & THE YELLOW WOOD (dir. Brian Yorkey, New World Stages). Regionally, he has starred in productions of THE LAST FIVE YEARS, CABARET, and THE SANTALAND DIARIES. He has also been seen onstage in such NYC venues as Joe's Pub, 54 Below, Ars Nova, Highline Ballroom, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, and Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall.
Musical selections for THE FREE RESIDENCY include re-imagined takes on songs from an eclectic group of songwriters: Aimee Mann, Kate McGarrigle, Kylie Minogue, The Mountain Goats, The Shins, Nina Simone, & John Vanderslice, amongst others.
Experimental musician and NYU Musical Theatre Writing Program Graduate AaRon Jones serves as Musical Director.
Backstage Magazine proclaims, "Whitton exudes talent and taste," and Cabaret Scenes heralds, "Whitton is built to last. He'll be around for the long run: performing, growing, daring."
THE FREE RESIDENCY plays Tuesday, October 16; Monday, November 5; and Tuesday, November 27. All Performances are at 7:30PM. Don't Tell Mama is located at 343 W. 46th St. (btw 8th & 9th Avenues). There is no cover charge and a 2-Drink Minimum. Cash only. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 212-757-0788 or by visiting http://www.donttellmamanyc.com.