LES MIS' Ian Patrick Gibb Brings 50th Anniversary Concert to Alma Mater Wichita Collegiate School Today
Today, July 21, 2013 at 3:00 PM., Ian Patrick Gibb, fresh off the critically acclaimed 25th Anniversary National Touring Production of "LES MISERABLES", will present a one night only concert at his alma mater, Wichita Collegiate School to kick-off celebrations for their 50th anniversary year. "Christmas in July", to be presented in Collegiate's Galichia Auditorium, will be an evening of holiday and musical theater favorites that will include selections from both his debut album and Christmas EP. Joining Ian in the celebration will be special guest Katie Wilcoxson, one of Orlando's top studio vocalists who has recorded with such companies as Disney, DreamWorks, SeaWorld and Macy's.
"I am incredibly excited and proud to return to my alma mater for this concert," Ian says. "Wichita Collegiate's theater and choral departments have always striven for excellence and definitely laid the ground work for my professional career. I couldn't think of a better way to give back to a school and a department that has given me so much, especially in this, their 50th anniversary year. I can't wait!"
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Wichita Collegiate School to help fund its choral and theater programs. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or by going to www.ianpatrickgibb.com. As a thank you, each ticket purchased will include a copy of Ian's Christmas EP "The Time of Year for Miracles".
Ian Patrick Gibb is a New York based actor most recently seen in the critically acclaimed 25th Anniversary National Touring Production of "LES MISERABLES" where he played Jean Prouvaire and understudied the role of Marius. Ian began working professionally at the age of 15 as an intern with Music Theatre of Wichita, one of the top summer stock theaters in the country. As an intern, Ian was fortunate enough to be a part of the American premiere of "Honk!" and can be heard on the original American cast album. By 18, Ian had joined the full company and went on to perform such roles as Dean Hyde in "All Shook Up," Feuilly in LES MISERABLES" and the Production Tenor in "The Producers."
Ian attended Oklahoma City University where, under the vocal direction of Dr. William Nield Christensen, he earned a Bachelor of Music in Musical Theater. Upon graduating, Ian signed with David Krasner and The Mine Agency and moved to New York City. Since moving to New York, Ian has performed with Papermill Playhouse, Pittsburgh CLO, The Fireside Theater and the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina and has played such roles as Joseph in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," Lucas in "The Student Prince" and reprised his role as the Production Tenor in "The Producers." Ian is a proud member of Actor's Equity. www.ianpatrickgibb.com
Orlando-based singer, Katie Wilcoxson, has created waves around the world with her powerful voice and heartfelt performance. Her expansive range and vocal agility landed her a coveted spot as one of Orlando's top recording vocalists for some of the most highly recognized companies in the world including Disney, DreamWorks, SeaWorld and Macy's. She's sung on tracks with well-known artists and actors such as Ashley Tisdale, Alyson Stoner, Lauren Alaina, Mitchel Musso, Vincent Martella, and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. Her voice has been heard by millions around the world on NBC, CBS and TBN as well as three Walt Disney Record releases.
Katie also travels internationally as a worship leader, opening for and leading worship with some of today's top artists and speakers in the Christian Industry including Gungor, Lincoln Brewster, Francis Chan, LaCrae, Christy Nockels and Jared Anderson. When she's not traveling, Katie makes her home at Northland, A Church Distributed, in Orlando, Florida, as a worship leader for over 13,000 congregants each weekend. www.katiewilcoxson.com