Photo Coverage: Daniel Reichard Celebrates 11th Annual Holiday Brunch!
Broadway and concert star Daniel Reichard returned to his 52nd Street roots, where he originated the role of Bob Gaudio at the August Wilson Theatre in the Original Broadway Cast of JERSEY BOYS, with his eleventh New York City holiday show.
Reichard's holiday show has become an annual holiday tradition in New York City, playing numerous venues including Birdland Jazz Club, Feinstein's/54 Below, the Alvin Ailey Theatre, and last year's ten-year-anniversary show at Lincoln Center's Kaplan Penthouse. Reichard states, "This year, I wanted to do something different from the previous editions of the show: a a brunch show! I want to see people laughing, drinking mimosas, and eating eggs, and I want to sing to them while they are. This will feel like a party, a feast, and a show all at once."
Daniel Reichard's Holiday Brunch included a full band, led by arranger and musical director, Jesse Vargas. The program consisted of eclectic songs celebrating the Christmas season, Hanukkah, and New Year's Eve, with selections popularized by artists such as Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Nat King Cole, Burl Ives, and Frank Sinatra.
Reichard's theatre credits include Forbidden Broadway: 20th Anniversary Celebration, Candide in the New York City Opera's Candide, Keith Haring in The Public Theater's Radiant Baby, and Emmett in the world premiere of Jim Henson's Emmett Otter's Jugband Christmas. A prolific concert singer, Reichard has played over thirty engagements in New York City's top cabarets and clubs. He co-founded the vocal group, "The Midtown Men," with his fellow Jersey Boys co-stars, and together they have recorded two albums, produced two specials for public television, and have played over 850 major concerts, including performances at the Kennedy Center, the Beacon Theater, and Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops.
Photo Credit: Linda Lenzi
Hailee Baez, Jesse Vargas and Kathleen Vargas
Daniel Reichard and Victor Rodriges
Ron Chereskin, Daniel Reichard and Howard Goldfarb
Daniel Reichard, Rob Shmalo and Paddy Pilkington
Courtney Adrienne Liddle, Daniel Reichard and Cynthia Bambace
Katie Simon, Daniel Reichard, Kate McAllister, Ben Knox, Ben Lee, Heather Collis, Christopher Spaulding, Rob Shmalo, Rob Eggleston, Lenid Rolov, Joey Dudding, Victor Rodriguez, Patrick McCollum, Adrian Casadas, Justin Blake and Michael Stevenson