Photo Coverage: Radio Broadway Takes Us Back To 1958

On June 30, 2008 and Radio Broadway presented "The Radio Hits of 1958" featured a variety of Broadway stars in addition to American Idol's Constantine Maroulis and alumni from American Bandstand. The event was held at the Town Hall, Times Square's landmark concert venue.

Principal singers included Max von Essen (Dance Of The Vampires, Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Miserables), Jennifer Hope Wills (The Phantom Of The Opera, Wonderful Town, The Woman In White), Nancy Anderson (Wonderful Town, A Class Act), John Treacy Egan (The Producers, Jekyll & Hyde, The Little Mermaid), and Lawrence Clayton (The Civil War, Jesus Christ Superstar, Dreamgirls).  The evening was hosted by Raymond Jaramillo McLeod (Drama Desk Award nominee – Wonderful Town). American Idol's Constantine Maroulis was a special guest star.

The evening featured the presentation of songs that topped the Billboard Charts in 1958.

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Photos by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Raymond Jaramillo McLeod our host for the evening

Lawrence Clayton-Johnny B. Goode

David Keyes-Musical Director doing his best Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls of Fire

John Treacy Egan-Catch A Falling Star

John Treacy Egan

Max von Essen-Summertime Blues

Jennifer Hope Wills-To Know Him Is To Love Him

The ladies of the Radio Broadway Singers-Marissa Caro, Jean Michelle Grier and Deb Lyons

Marissa Caro-Lollipop

The Men of The Radio Broadway Singers-James Sasser, Matty D. Stuart, Dwayne Clark and band members David Richards and George Naha

Dwayne Clark-Little Star

The McLeod girls want to be part of the show

Nancy Aderson-Who's Sorry Now

William Gilinsky-Beep Beep

Raymond Jaramillo McLeod-Purple People Eater

Bryan Jarrett-the evenings choreographer singing Witch Doctor

Melanie Waldron-Short Shorts

Melanie Waldron

Allison Mosier and the evenings mascot Mr. Dick Clark

Allison Mosier

James Sasser and John Treacy Egan-The Chipmunk Song

James Sasser and John Treacy Egan

James Sasser-It's Only Make Believe

Constantine Maroulis-Oh-Oh, I'm Falling In Love, Again

Constantine Maroulis

Constantine Maroulis

Jean Michelle Grier-Tears On My Pillow

Allison Mosier

Lawrence Clayton-Rockin' Robin

David Richards and George Naha brought down the house with the bands version of Rebel Rouser

Roger Cohen

Sue Williams

Matty D. Stuart-Little Darlin'

The American Bandstand Dancers-Eddie Kelly, Carmen Jimenez, Joyce Shafer Roth, Diane (Iaquinto) Celotto, Marilyn (Brown) Kernan, and Charles Amann

The American Bandstand Dancers

Ray interviewing the dancers

Joyce Shafer Roth doing The Stroll

Eddie Kelly and Diane (Iaquinto) Celotto

James Sasser-The Stroll

Raymond Jaramillo McLeod-Chanatilly Lace

Max von Essen-Peggy Sue

Max von Essen-That'll Be The Day

Lawrence Clayton-Since I Don't Have You

David Weitzer(Co-founder of Radio Broadway)

David Weitzer and John Treacy Egan-Bird Dog

Chalres Amann and John Treacy Egan-Wake Up Little Susie

Allison Mosier

Erynn McLeod

Dave Keyes-Jailhouse Rock

Deb Lyons-It's So Easy

Jennifer Hope Wills-Fever

Jennifer Hope Wills

Constantine Maroulis and Jennifer Hope Wills-Devoted to You

Constantine Maroulis

Constantine Maroulis and Jennifer Hope Wills

The Radio Broadway Dancers-Elizabeth Daniels, Daniel Gutierrez, Bryan Jarrett, Patrick O,Neill, Melanie Waldron, Tracey Zimmerman

Hand Jive,

Hand Jive,

doing the crazy hand jive




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