Photo Flash: See Tony Roberts, Lesli Margherita, Tony Sheldon and More in 54 SINGS SUGAR
Tony Roberts, celebrated actor of stage and screen, hosted Feinstein's/54 Below's one night only concert of Jule Styne, Bob Merrill, and Peter Stone's Tony nominated musical SUGAR, on Tuesday September 5th, joining Lesli Margherita, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Tony Sheldon, Neva Small, and Matt Hetherington. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below!
Tony Roberts originated the role of "Joe" in the original Broadway production of Sugar. His other theatrical appearances include Barefoot in the Park, How Now, Dow Jones, Play It Again, Sam, Victor/Victoria, and Xanadu. As a film actor, Mr. Roberts has appeared in Annie Hall, Hannah and Her Sisters, Stardust Memories, and Serpico. His autobiography, Do You Know Me, was published in 2015.
Lesli Margherita took on the role of Sugar Kane. Hunter Ryan Herdlicka played Jerry/Daphne. Matt Hetherington starred as Joe/Josephine. Tony Sheldon played the role of Osgood Fielding III. Neva Small appeared as Sweet Sue.
The "Dirty Old Men" Ensemble included Jim Brochu (Zero Hour), Mychael Leverage, Lawrence Merritt (Dear World), and Steve Schalchlin (The Last Session). Sweet Sue's Society Syncopaters consisted of Amanda DeLalla, Miranda Gelch, Lethabo Moffome, Lauren Moore, Libby Rosenfeld, and Ruby Shadley.
Based on the classic film Some Like It Hot, starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, and Marilyn Monroe, SUGAR tells the story of two musicians who witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. To protect their endangered lives, they don wigs and dresses, join an all-female band, and try to stay one step ahead of the mob!
SUGAR opened at the Majestic Theatre on April 9th, 1972 and played over five hundred performances. It was directed and choreographed by Gower Champion and was produced by David Merrick. The original production starred Robert Morse, Tony Roberts, Elaine Joyce, Cyril Ritchard, and Sheila Smith. It was nominated for four Tony Awards and won a Drama Desk Award and Theatre World Award.
Songs from SUGAR include: "Penniless Bums," "The Beauty That Drives Men Mad," "November," "When You Meet A Man in Chicago," and "Sugar." In addition to its score by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, who also wrote the scores for Funny Girl and Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol, SUGAR features a book by Tony Award winner Peter Stone (1776).
Photo Credit: Maryann Lopinto
Entire Cast with Tony Roberts
Ladies Chorus and Tony Roberts