Lineup Of Performers Announced For 'Nominee Night' Concert at The Broadway, Pride Arts Center

By: May. 15, 2018
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Lineup Of Performers Announced For 'Nominee Night' Concert at The Broadway, Pride Arts Center

Robert Ollis, music director and producer of Pride Films and Plays's annual NOMINEE NIGHT, has announced the lineup of performers nominated for Non-Equity Jeff Awards who will perform at the Monday, May 21 event, singing songs from the productions and roles for which they were nominated this year. It was also announced that Steve Kmetko (pictured), a longtime featured personality on E! Entertainment will serve as the concert's Master of Ceremonies.

The concert will be performed in The Broadway, Pride Arts Center, at 4139 N. Broadway, on the set of FLIES! THE MUSICAL, currently playing at the space. Scheduled to perform at the concert are:

Nominated for Performer in a Principal Role - Musical
Kyrie Courter (Marie Christine) - "Marie Christine" - BoHo Theatre
Max DeTogne (Clyde) - "Bonnie & Clyde - Kokandy Productions
Matthew Huston (Stu) - "Yank! A World War II Love Story" - Pride Films and Plays
Jacquelyne Jones (Mrs. Lovett) - "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" - Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre
Nicole Laurenzi (Violet) - "Violet" - Griffin Theatre Company
Laura McClain (Mother) - "Ragtime" - Griffin Theatre Company
Jason Richards (Tateh) - "Ragtime" - Griffin Theatre Company
Denzel Tsopnang (Coalhouse Walker, Jr.) - "Ragtime" - Griffin Theatre Company

Nominated for Performer in a Supporting Role - Musical
Stephen Allen (Flick) - "Violet" - Griffin Theatre Company
Veronica Garza (Lisa) - "A New Brain" - Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre
Molly LeCaptain (Louise / Radio Singers) - "Yank! A World War II Love Story" - Pride Films and Plays

John Marshall Jr. (Artie) - "Yank! A World War II Love Story" - Pride Films and Plays

Missy Wise (Blanche) - "Bonnie & Clyde" - Kokandy Productions

John Marshall Jr., Molly LeCaptain and Matthew Huston are three of the Jeff Award nominees who will perform at Nominee Night. Photo by Paul Goyette, from YANK! A WWii LOVE STORY. Click on image to access file. Also to be performed in the concert will be a selection from the current Jeff-recommended FLIES! THE MUSICAL, sung by Missy Wise of that musical's cast. Another bonus number will be a selection from Circle Theatre's upcoming production of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS, which will play The Broadway from June 22 - July 22.

The nominees were announced on April 23 and the awards will be presented June 11, 2018 at the Atheneaum Theatre. Ollis, himself a Jeff nominee for his music direction of Pride Films and Plays' YANK! A WWII LOVE STORY, will be music director and accompanist for the concert. Michael Starcher will be stage manager and Isaac Mandel will be sound engineer.

The NOMINEE NIGHT concert will be performed on Monday, May 21 at 7:30 pm in the Broadway, Pride Arts Center, located at 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago. Ticket prices are $30 for VIP, which includes a drink ticket, $20 general admission, $17 for seniors, students and military. The event raises money for the new-musicals development program of Pride Films and Plays. Audience members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for a door prize drawing.

Tickets are on sale now at or by phone at 866-411-4111 or 773-857-0222.


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