Wes Hart, Robby Haltiwanger and Marquis Johnson Join Brandon Sturiale CD Release Concert
Wes Hart (West Side Story, Jersey Boys nat'l tour), Robby Haltiwanger (Ghost nat'l tour), and Marquis Johnson (Beauty and The Beast nat'l tour) will join previously announced singers Lored Allred ("The Voice"), Jessica Crouch (We Will Rock You nat'l tour), Bryan Fenkart (Memphis), Dionne Figgins (Motown), Desi Oakley (Les Miserables, Wicked), Sharone Sayegh (Mamma Mia!), and Ari Wilford (Once) in a celebration of songwriter/pianist Brandon Sturiale's new album So Much More.
Sturiale is an award-winning songwriter/pianist who has played countless shows, cabarets, auditions, and spontaneous karaoke sessions in his living room. He was the original keyboardist for The Marvelous Wonderettes Off-Broadway (over 400 performances!) and is featured on the cast album. He has had the honor of working with such notable names as Mary Testa, Tonya Pinkins, Len Cariou, Orfeh, Michele Pawk, Baayork Lee, Chuck Wagner, and Paolo Montalban.
His original songs, found on So Much More, have been recorded by some of Broadway's best voices, including 2-time Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris, "Breaking Down the Riffs" star Natalie Weiss, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark's Justin Sargent, Bright Star's Max Chernin, and numerous others.
He was a finalist in the Ken Davenport Songwriting Competition for his song "Sublet My Heart", and was the first place winner of the Mountain Plains Silent Film Scoring Contest. He was also listed on SongTown's "Most Wanted List", as one of their most promising songwriters.