Hugh Panaro News

Date of Birth: February 19, 1964 (51)
Birth Place: Pennsylvania, USA
Gender: Male
WAKE UP with BWW 7/16/2015 - AMAZING GRACE Opens and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/16/2015 - AMAZING GRACE Opens and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 16, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: AMAZING GRACE sails to Broadway, SOMETHING ROTTEN! gathers at B&N and more!  (more...)

Photos and Footage: In Memoriam... Broadway Dims Its Marquees for Roger ReesPhotos and Footage: In Memoriam... Broadway Dims Its Marquees for Roger Rees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The Broadway community mourned the loss of Tony Award-winning actor and Tony-nominated director, Roger Rees, who passed away last Friday at age 71, by dimming the Great White Way's theater marquees in his memory tonight, July 15th, at 7:45 p.m. for one minute. Scroll down for footage and photos of the special moment to honor the one-of-a-kind star. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Hugh Panaro Remembers Roger Rees, as Broadway Dims Its Lights Tonight in His MemoryBWW Exclusive: Hugh Panaro Remembers Roger Rees, as Broadway Dims Its Lights Tonight in His Memory
by Jessica Showers - Jul 15, 2015

Broadway recently lost one of its brightest in Roger Rees, the astonishing actor who landed on our shores at the beginning of the '80s with THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKELBY. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/14/2015 - NPH Judges AMERICA'S GOT TALENT and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/14/2015 - NPH Judges AMERICA'S GOT TALENT and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 14, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Neil Patrick Harris guest judges on AMERICA'S GOT TALENT tonight! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Christiane Noll and Hugh Panaro Sing from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY with Jason Robert Brown!BWW TV: Watch Christiane Noll and Hugh Panaro Sing from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY with Jason Robert Brown!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 13, 2015

Just last week, Des Moines Performing Arts, in partnership with the Des Moines Symphony, hosted a special guest with Iowa ties at the state's largest single-day concert event. The Yankee Doodle Pops concert on the Iowa State Capitol's West Terrace, welcomed three-time Tony Award®-winning composer Jason Robert Brown to conduct the orchestra in selections from Broadway's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, featuring soloists Christiane Noll and Hugh Panaro. The musical, winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations, is famously set in Iowa and will launch its national tour at the Des Moines Civic Center November 28 - December 5. Below, check out highlights from the special concert event! (more...)

Jason Robert Brown to Conduct the Des Moines Symphony in Selections of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, 7/2Jason Robert Brown to Conduct the Des Moines Symphony in Selections of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, 7/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Des Moines Performing Arts, in partnership with the Des Moines Symphony, is hosting a special guest with Iowa ties at the state's largest single-day concert event. On Thursday, July 2, 2015 at the Des Moines Symphony's 22nd annual free Yankee Doodle Pops concert on the Iowa State Capitol's West Terrace, three-time Tony Award®-winning composer JASON ROBERT BROWN will conduct the orchestra in selections from Broadway's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, for which he wrote the music, lyrics and orchestrations. The musical, winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations, is famously set in Iowa and will launch its national tour at the Des Moines Civic Center November 28 - December 5. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Making of Kevin Gray Tribute CD FOREVER ALWAYS - Behind the Scenes with Dodie Pettit & FriendsPhoto Flash: The Making of Kevin Gray Tribute CD FOREVER ALWAYS - Behind the Scenes with Dodie Pettit & Friends
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Below, BroadwayWorld has some behind-the-scenes photos of the making of FOREVER ALWAYS. Plus, click here to read Pati Buehler's interview with Dodie about the project! (more...)

BWW Interview: Dodie Petitt - The Making of Kevin Gray Tribute CDBWW Interview: Dodie Petitt - The Making of Kevin Gray Tribute CD
by Pati Buehler - Jun 18, 2015

'I know I'm who I am today, because I knew you...' This words by the late Kevin Gray come back to him as 150 Broadway colleagues join their voices in song and music as a loving tribute to an artist/teacher and friend who who never knew how loved he was. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sierra Boggess, Norm Lewis & More Honor Hal Prince at Symphony Space's 2015 GalaPhoto Flash: Sierra Boggess, Norm Lewis & More Honor Hal Prince at Symphony Space's 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Symphony Space's 2015 gala celebrated Broadway impresario Harold Prince with a star-studded musical tribute to the legendary 21 time Tony Award-winning producer/director on May 18, at Capitale. Danny Burstein hosted the evening, which featured performances by Kate Baldwin, Sierra Boggess, Santino Fontana, Jeremy Jordan, Ramin Karimloo, Norm Lewis,Rebecca Luker, Laura Osnes, and Chita Rivera. Check out a look back below! (more...)

Beethoven, Mozart, Schumann, Tchaikovsky and More Set for BSO's 2015-16 SeasonBeethoven, Mozart, Schumann, Tchaikovsky and More Set for BSO's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Music Director and Principal Conductor Christopher Confessore has announced concerts and events for the 2015-2016 season.   Maestro Confessore will lead the Orchestra for 23 performances including six subscription concerts and three free concerts. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lena Hall, Hugh Panaro and More Join Jamie deRoy at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Lena Hall, Hugh Panaro and More Join Jamie deRoy at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

On Sunday, May 17, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present the award-winning cabaret performer Jamie deRoy, along with Broadway stars Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Cady Huffman (The Producers), Judy Kaye (The Phantom of the Opera and Nice Work If You Can Get It), Pamela Myers (original cast member of the six time Tony-winning Company and Tony nominee for Snoopy), Kevin Meaney (Hairspray) and Hugh Panaro (Phantom of the Opera) on her Multi MAC award-winning Variety Show, Jamie deRoy & friends. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy Brings Her Friends to Broadway at BirdlandPhoto Coverage: Jamie deRoy Brings Her Friends to Broadway at Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 18, 2015

Jamie deRoy came to Jim Caruso's Broadway at Birdland last night and Broadwayworld was there. In the world of show business everyone is always everyones friend. After 25 years of having enormously talented friends perform on her stages and loyal friends fill the seats at her shows, the consistency of participation points to the fact that most are real friends. Jamie's friends stick together. The hugs are real, the laughter is genuine, and the happy feeling everyone has after an episode of Jamie deRoy & friends always seems to linger in the air for many days after the show is over.  Such was the case of her latest entry in the series which always at this time of year features everything "TONY". (more...)

Billie Wildrick to Make SMT Directorial DebutBillie Wildrick to Make SMT Directorial Debut
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Seattle Musical Theatre's 2015/2016 season roars to life with the high-voltage rock opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. Seattle superstar Billie Wildrick makes her SMT directorial debut as director and will be joined by SMT veterans SMT Associate Music Consultant Brandon Peck as music director and BroadwayWorld Award-winning Troy Wageman as choreographer. (more...)

Hugh Panaro to Host Skyline Theatre Company Gala, 3/30Hugh Panaro to Host Skyline Theatre Company Gala, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Broadway's Hugh Panaro, star of the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera, will host Skyline Theatre Company's "Broadway in Bergen" gala on Monday, March 30th at 7:00 pm at the George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation in the Fair Lawn Community Center in Fair Lawn. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/19/2015 - ONE DAY, THE NOMAD and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/19/2015 - ONE DAY, THE NOMAD and More!
by Jessica Showers - Feb 19, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: ONE DAY opens tonight, Tony winner Elizabeth Swados' THE NOMAD begins at the Flea and more! (more...)

James Barbour Joins Broadway's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Title Role TonightJames Barbour Joins Broadway's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Title Role Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

The Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince, welcomes a new leading man tonight, February 9, 2015. The longest-running show in Broadway history, and one of the most successful stage productions of all-time, PHANTOM ushers in Broadway star James Barbour in the title role. (more...)

Photos & Exclusive Special Report: Norm Lewis at Lincoln Center's American SongbookPhotos & Exclusive Special Report: Norm Lewis at Lincoln Center's American Songbook
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

This season's Lincoln Center's American Songbook, curated by John Nakagawa and Charles Cermele, busted out of the gate with a 'B' (as in Broadway...) with an opening night featuring Billy Porter and, last night, a star who we saw in a whole new light, Norm Lewis. Lewis did what he does best, and knocked it out of the ballpark with a fantastic program, entitled WHO AM I?, in which he proved, via one of the strongest American Songbooks ever seen, that 'you are, indeed, what you sing.' (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Gets a New Masked Man- James Barbour Set to Replace Norm Lewis This Winter!THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Gets a New Masked Man- James Barbour Set to Replace Norm Lewis This Winter!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group announced today a new leading man for the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber'sTHE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince. The longest-running show in Broadway history, and one of the most successful stage productions of all-time, PHANTOM will welcome Broadway star James Barbour when he takes over the title role beginning Monday, February 9, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Philadelphia Native Hugh Panaro Chats Philly POPS' Christmas SpectacularSTAGE TUBE: Philadelphia Native Hugh Panaro Chats Philly POPS' Christmas Spectacular
by Stage Tube - Dec 12, 2014

Philadelphia's treasured musical tradition - The Philly POPS Christmas Spectacular - returns to Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for eight festive performances, now through December 20, 2014, led by Britain's celebrated Philadelphia-raised conductor David Charles Abell. Philadelphia native and Broadway vet Hugh Panaro, who will be making his POPS debut with the show, stopped by CBS 3 to chat about how he got his start onstage and his return home for the concerts. Click below to watch the interview! (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Makes a Believer at Dr. Phillips CenterBWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Makes a Believer at Dr. Phillips Center
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 8, 2014

In the summer of 1998, as part of my high school's drama club, I made my first trip to New York City. Over the course of seven days, I saw eight musicals, both on and Off-Broadway. While I was already a devout musical theatre fan, seven of those eight solidified my love for the art form, while one left me cold, and slightly angry. That show was THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. I have spent the past 16 years saying that Andrew Lloyd Weber and Charles Hart's musical was the worst Broadway or touring show that I have ever seen. So, when it was announced that its newly reimagined staging would be the first touring production to grace Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, I was honestly hopeful that as I aged, my appreciation for the longest running show in Broadway history would have as well; and I am happy to say that it most certainly did. (more...)

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