Jennifer Roberts Returns To Manhattan For A Special Tribute To Broadway Legend Sheldon Harnick
Singer Jennifer Roberts will toast the 94th birthday of legendary Broadway lyricist and composer Sheldon Harnick with a tribute show celebrating his impressive body of work. Jennifer will be joined in the special performance at New York hotspot "Don't Tell Mama" by musical director Jon Weber and bassist Steve Doyle.
Directed by Lance Roberts, the show will feature hits from Harnick's greatest and most-popular shows, including Fiddler On The Roof and She Loves Me. Jennifer also promises "several hidden gems" of rarely/if ever heard songs by the three-time Tony Award winner, with spectacular arrangements by Tedd Firth in varied styles, "jazz-infused, a little blues and more." "Mr. Harnick supplied three of the songs himself, that were either never in print or out of print," Jennifer noted, while a friend of the composer's provided a rarely-heard number from Harnick's "Hidden Treasures" album.
Jennifer, a popular "Don't Tell Mama" draw, whose regional credits include Sarah Brown opposite Broadway leading man Tom Wopat in Guys and Dolls, is known for her heartfelt, entertaining and exhilarating shows that highlight her wide vocal range.
The creation of Jennifer Roberts: She Loves...Sheldon! reunited the singer with her regular collaborator Tedd Firth, the New York- based accompanist, jazz pianist and composer. For this special performance Jennifer will be joined by new Musical Director, Jon Weber, who the New York Times has referred to as "Immensely Gifted," "Formidable talent," "Phenomenal," "Essential." Jennifer is also thrilled to be joined by All Night Strut director and Broadway stage veteran Lance Roberts, currently appearing in My Fair Lady at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center, as well as Steve Doyle, on bass.
Jennifer has appeared as Guenevere in Camelot, directed by Tod Booth, and in both the soprano and alto roles in several versions of The All Night Strut, directed by Fran Charnas. She boasts numerous radio and television commercials, as well as film and television appearances. www.jennifergroberts.com