Crooner Johnny Mathis to Return to Waterbury's Palace Theatre
In celebration of his sixtieth year as a recording artist, iconic crooner Johnny Mathis returns to Waterbury's Palace Theater to perform his greatest hits and personal favorites on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at 8 p.m.
Tickets for the 60th Anniversary Concert Tour, which is sponsored by Ion Bank and McDermid Performance Solutions range in price from $55 to $100. Tickets can be purchased online at www.palacetheaterct.org, by phone at 203-346-2000, or in person at the Box Office, 100 East Main St. in Waterbury.
A sublime vocalist whose approach to pop music eclipses passing fads and trends, Johnny Mathis has performed songs in an incredible variety of styles and categories, from music composed for stage and film to golden era jazz standards, contemporary pop hits, and holiday music -- all of which has assured his reputation as one of the most enduring vocalists in music history.
Best-known for his supremely popular hits, "Chances Are," "It's Not for Me to Say," "Wonderful, Wonderful" and "Misty," Mathis has recorded more than 80 albums during the past 60 years and has sold millions of records worldwide. Throughout his extensive career, he has had three songs inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, achieved 50 hits on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Chart, and ranks as the all-time #6 album artist in the history of Billboard's pop album charts. He has received five Grammy Nominations and was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in 2003. Additionally, Mathis and his music have appeared in numerous films and television shows, including "The Tonight Show," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "Family Ties," and "Mad Men" to name a few.
The Palace's primary purpose is to revitalize the Greater Waterbury community through the presentation of the performing arts and educational initiatives in collaboration with area cultural and educational institutions. Its mission is to preserve and operate the historic Palace Theater as a performing arts center and community gathering place that provides a focal point of cultural activity and educational outreach for diverse audiences. For more information, visit: www.palacetheaterct.org.