John Michael Coppola Set for 4th Wall Theatre Fundraiser Tonight, 7/16
4TH WALL THEATRE will host an end of season fundraiser entitled "A JERSEY VOICE: Sinatra to Springsteen...and Everyone in Between" featuring John Michael Coppola, a former Bloomfield resident. The concert will be held tonight, July 16 at 7:30 pm, at the Westminster Arts Center on the campus of Bloomfield College in Bloomfield, NJ. The concert is the final fundraising event of 4th Wall's 15th anniversary season.
Backed by a seven piece band, and with a few stories of how he moved his family from Bloomfield, NJ to be part of the cast of the Chicago company of Jersey Boys, Mr. Coppola will entertain with song selections from the 1940's through today, made popular by such artists as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, and, of course, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
During his 15 year career, John Michael Coppola has appeared on the stages of some of the top regional and Off Broadway theatres in the US. His greatest success was his appearance in the Chicago and Las Vegas companies of the Tony Award winning musical Jersey Boys where he understudied and performed the role of Frankie Valli of The Four Seasons.
Coppola was also in the Ravinia Festival's production of Annie Get Your Gun starring two time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and George Hearn. He has toured throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, in multiple productions of: She Loves Me, Singin' in the Rain, Flight of the Lawnchair Man, Hot Shoe Shuffle, and 42nd Street.
In 2011, Mr. Coppola received the David Award given by the Italian Sons & Daughters of America, as "an individual of Italian heritage displaying professional leadership in the field of Entertainment."
A Jersey Voice will play at the Westminster Center for the Arts on the campus of Bloomfield College in Bloomfield on Monday, July 16 at 7:30 pm. A reception will follow the performance. All tickets are $35.00 and may be purchased by calling 973-748-9000 ext. 1279. Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.4thwalltheatre.org.