Zachary Morris Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents West End star Zachary Morris (Secret Garden, Spring Awakening, Rocky Horror) and international conductor Ben van Tienen (Funny Girl, West Side Story) making their Feinstein's/54 Below debut with Instructions for Dancing, a night of singing and storytelling. In a time filled with so much doubt and unrest, let yourself be transported into their world of acceptance and empowerment, reminding you through their heartfelt stories that we are all good enough as we are. Take a haunting journey through words, music, and consciousness as they cover the songs from Alan Menken and Jerry Herman to Fleetwood Mac and the Magnetic Fields. Mesmerizing and magical, Instructions for Dancing invites you to come and rediscover yourself at Feinstein's/54 Below. Instructions for dancing the album was created by Zach and Ben in 2016 during their time on the Rocky Horror Show and is available for download on all major music retailers. http://www.instructionsfordancing.com
50% of all profits will be donated to the organisation 'LEAP : the Leading Edge Arts Project' an initiative that provides affordable arts empowerment workshops for young people and adults around the London, the UK and New York City. Unleashing creativity and inspiring people from all walks of life to align with their full potential as artists. It is a place for everyone to express their creativity, regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, age, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
Zachary Morris and Ben van Tienen in "Instructions for Dancing' plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on 22nd February at 11.30pm. There is a $20 cover charge and $20 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
Zach is an actor, creator, and producer. His West End debut was starring in the Broadway musical 'The Secret Garden' with the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Aldwych Theatre, London. Hailed in the New York Times as 'vibrant and exciting' Zach went onto train at the world
famous Guildford School of Acting where he graduated with a first class BA HONS in Musical Theatre.
Zach has had the honour of being awarded the title of 'Artist with Extraordinary Ability' by the United States of America, allowing him to pursue his career as an artist in New York City. He recently starred in Christopher Luscombe's iconic 40th Anniversary production of The Rocky Horror Show, playing Riff-Raff in the West End and the No1 UK Tour. This production was recorded live and broadcast to cinemas around the world. Highlights include playing 'Ernst Robel' in the London and UK Tour of the Tony Award Winning musical 'Spring Awakening', Farv Fermont in the London premier of Kander and Ebb's Broadway Musical 'Curtains' taking over the leading role of Aaron Fox. He has worked Off-Broadway at the New York City Centre Encores Season alongside award winning Broadway choreographer Chase Brock on the iconic Marc Blitzstein musical 'The Cradle Will Rock' directed by Sam Gold.
Born in Tasmania, Ben graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2007, earning first class honours and the university medal. Ben's credits as Music Director include: Rothschild & Sons (Park Theatre, London); Les Miserables in concert (starring Ramin Karimloo, Guernsey); the UK tours of Funny Girl, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, West Side Story, and The Rocky Horror Show; Chicago (Hong Kong), and Ordinary Days (Australia). He also worked as Associate Music Director on Wicked (Singapore), Doctor Zhivago (Australia, Seoul), West Side Story (Australia, Europe) and Chicago (Australia, Singapore).
Other credits in musical theatre, opera, and oratorio around the world include Phantom of the Opera, The Light in the Piazza, Topol in Fiddler on the Roof, Titanic, Orpheus in the Underworld, The Gondoliers, Richard Mills' Love of the Nightingale, Puccini's La Rondine, John Adams' El Nino, Britten's War Requiem and Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms.