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Interview: Dennis DeYoung, Legendary Voice of STYX, Talks His Musical HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME and Composing for Musical Theatre

See The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Skylight Music Theatre playing till June 12th

Interview: Dennis DeYoung, Legendary Voice of STYX, Talks His Musical HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME and Composing for Musical Theatre Dennis DeYoung is a singer-songwriter, musician and producer. He is a founding member of the rock band Styx as primary songwriter, lead vocalist and keyboardist, a tenure that lasted from 1970 until June, 1999. Styx has sold 30 million records worldwide and is the only band to have four triple platinum albums in a row. His song "Babe" went to number one on the Billboard charts, won Songwriter Magazine's song of the year and was also rewarded the People's Choice award for best song in 1980. He has also penned eight top ten singles in America and had four number ones in Canada. They include "Come Sail Away", "Lady", "Best of Times", "Mr. Roboto", "Desert Moon", "Show Me the Way", and "Don't Let it End". He starred in the 20th anniversary tour of Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson and Irene Cara for which he received a Joseph Jefferson nomination in Chicago for Best Supporting Actor. He has not only written the score for The Hunchback of Notre Dame, but also composed a new score for a version of 101 Dalmatians that toured in 2009 directed by Tony Award winning director Jerry Zaks. His Hunchback also won a Joseph Jefferson award for Best Musical in 2009.

His Hunchback of Notre Dame is currently running at Skylight Music Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin till June 12th. Directed brilliantly by Skylight Artistic Director Michael Unger

BWW's Kevin Pollack recently sat down with DeYoung in Milwaukee to talk about Hunchback and composing for musical theatre.

Promo Trailer for "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" at Skylight Music Theatre:

From Dennis DeYoung's PBS Special - "Ave Maria"

For more information and to buy tickets for the show, visit: www.skylightmusictheatre.org

For more information on Dennis DeYoung and upcoming tour dates, visit www.dennisdeyoung.com



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