Broadway's David Burnham and Valerie Perri Headline Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal, 9/21
Continuing its 8 year reign as the most critically acclaimed, award-winning supper club of its kind in the greater Los Angeles area dedicated to presenting the best of Broadway Performers and Nightclub Artists in concert, Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal welcomes Broadway's David Burnham and Valerie Perri in their co-headlining concert debut of Together Again for the First Time, an evening of non-stop Broadway showstoppers with Musical Direction by Mark Vogel at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal in the NoHo Arts District of North Hollywood Sunday, September 21, 2014. Mr. Burnham and Ms. Perri made their much heralded, co-starring bow last year as "Joe Gillis" and "Norma Desmond" in southern California's 20th anniversary revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Blvd for Musical Theatre West at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach, CA.
David Burnham, was last seen on Broadway in Wicked, co-starring as "Fiyero," a role he originated in workshops of the show. He is an original Broadway cast member of The Light in the Piazza, performing both on the Tony Awards and the PBS telecast Live from Lincoln Center. He is also the recipient of a Helen Hayes Award and a Garland Award as Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of "Fabrizio" in the U.S. National Broadway tour of The Light in the Piazza. Additionally, he replaced Donny Osmond as "Joseph" in the U.S. national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for which he won a Best Actor Dramalogue Award; and also toured as "Peter" in Jesus Christ Superstar. Other appearances include starring in the Off-Broadway hit The Best is Yet to Come - The Music Of Cy Coleman. He was also the voice of the Prince in the Warner Bros. animated feature The King And I. He continues to perform with numerous symphonies in the United States, and has headlined his own solo concerts throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He has also recorded two solo albums: his self-titled CD and his most recent recording One Day. www.davidburnham.com
Valerie Perri's portrayal of "Norma Desmond" in the Musical Theater West production of Sunset Blvd. earned her a Best Leading Actress in a Regional Musical nomination from Broadway World and a Stage Scene LA Scenie Award for the 2013 Best Musical Performance of the Year. She made her professional stage debut starring as Eva Peron in the U.S. National Broadway touring ompany of Evita under the direction of the legendary, Harold Prince. Valerie also worked with the late Jerome Robbins in the 1st U.S. National Broadway Tour of Jerome Robbins Broadway; and was awarded a Los Angeles Drama Critics' Award for the Pasadena Playhouse production of Harry Chapin: Lies and Legends. Television roles include Criminal Minds, ER, Another World, Brooklyn Bridge, and Who's the Boss? Film roles include The Out of Towners with Goldie Hawn and Steve Martin; Disney's George of the Jungle; Grease; and Dickie Roberts. She has also recorded a solo CD of Broadway and popular standards titled Sweet Conversation, and enjoys performing with symphony orchestras across America. Valerie is married to CBS Senior Staff-Photographer, Cliff Lipson. They are the proud parents of multi-talented musical twin sons... Benny and Jack Lipson.
Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal is located at 5303 Lankershim Blvd. (at Weddington Street) in North Hollywood, California's trendy NoHo Arts Disctrict/ Attendance is by advance reservation only: (818) 754-8700. Seating at this engagement is 5:30 - 6:00 pm, followed by a 7:00 pm performance. All seating is reserved and available at $29 per person. A $10 per person dinner and/or drink minimum also apply.
Upcoming headliners at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal include Pop Recording Artist and Musical Theatre star Gary Lynn Floyd in When Gary Met Harry: The Music of Harry Warren, Sunday, September 28, 2014; Disney's Scott Damian & Co. headline the first annual west coast fundraising benefit for SAY (Stuttering Association for the Young) featuring an all-star cast Monday, September 29; Kritzerland's 50th Anniversary Show Sunday, October 5 starring Sandy Bainum, Heather Lee, Jenna Lea Rosen, Brent Schindele, John Sloman, Sami Staitman and Sarah Staitman, and Special Guest Andrea Marcovicci. Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young headlines An Evening for Friends Monday, October 13 and Tuesday, October 14; Travis Leland, Musical Theatre star and 1st Runner Up in LA's Next Great Stage Star 2014, headlines Sparks of Influence Sunday, October 19, followed by Mandy Kaplan's MISCAST: Right Singer, Wrong Song Monday, October 20.. For further information about Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, visit www.msapr.net.
Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal is produced by Michael Sterling of Michael Sterling & Associates, the Studio City, CA. based entertainment public relations and production company. Since 1980, Sterling has represented such stellar clients as Elizabeth Taylor, Lance Armstrong, Scott Hamilton, David Copperfield, Joan Collins, Alan Thicke, Carol Lawrence, David Brenner, Andy Gibb, and Robert Goulet, Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager to name but a few. Aside from his celebrity clientele, Sterling has also represented Broadway musical theatre throughout the country and in New York; various national theatre and arena tours, southern California regional theatre productions, Emmy Award-winning television specials, and celebrity books, albums and CD's. Additionally, Mr. Sterling is a critically-acclaimed director of musical theatre in Los Angeles, and has produced various theatrical events and productions. He is the Los Angeles co-producer and host for Broadway World TV (www.broadwayworld.com); and co-producer and co-host of the popular LA Talk Radio.com Network series State of the Arts (www.stateoftheartsla.com) with Paul Stroili, presented by Breakdown Services (www.breakdownexpress.com) and Performing Arts Live (www.performingartslive.com)