Birth Place: Oldham, Lancashire, ENGLAND
Broadway: Miss Shields in A Christmas Story the Musical, Velma in Chicago. West End: Mabel Normand in Mack and Mabel (Olivier nomination); On The Town; Romance, Romance; Street Scene; Showboat. Australia: Chicago, West Side Story, Man of La Mancha, Funny Girl, PIAF, Bombshells (Olivier nomination), ... (read complete bio)
Broadway Rewind: Journey to the Past with ANASTASIA at Broadway in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 9, 2020
Today we flashback to 2017, when Anastasia took the stage at Bryant Park for the first time. Anastasia ran for 808 performances at the Broadhurst Theatre before closing in 2019. The cast included Christy Altomare in the title role, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Caroline O'Connor, Mary Beth Peil, and Ramin Karimloo.
VIDEO: Here They Are! Dami Im, Maggie McKenna, Caroline O'Connor, and More Perform 'Don't Rain on My Parade' at the Helpmann Awards
by Stage Tube - Jul 24, 2018
The 2018 Helpmann Awards Act II was a star-studded ceremony in front of a full house at the Capitol Theatre Sydney on the set of Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical. The evening featured a show-stopping number in which some of the biggest stars in the game performed 'Don't Rain On My Parade' from Funny Girl. Watch the video below!
VIDEO: Get a First Look at THE RINK at Southwark Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2018
The new production of Kander and Ebb's THE RINK is playing at Southwark Playhouse for a limited season from 25 May to 23 June 2018. The production stars Caroline O'Connor as Anna and Gemma Sutton as Angel, and features Stewart Clarke, Ross Dawes, Michael Lin, Elander Moore, Ben Redfern and Jason Winter as Dino, Lino, Lucky, Benny, Lenny and Tony respectively.
VIDEO: ANASTASIA Cast Members Take Friends on a Journey to the Past With the Help of Ancestry.com
by Stage Tube - Dec 17, 2017
The Broadway musical Anastasia has teamed with the global leader in family history and consumer genomics: ANCESTRY. Every night, the title character in the new Broadway musical Anastasia, goes on a journey to discover her past and connect to the family and history she once had. In this new video, cast members Christy Altomare and Mary Beth Piel help friends figure out where they came from! Check out the video here!
BWW TV: ANASTASIA Journeys to the Past to Celebrate Anniversary of Original Film's Release
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 29, 2017
Broadway's Anastasia celebrated the animated film's 20th anniversary on stage today with a special performance by the show's lead, Christy Altomare. Joined onstage by the projection of the original animated character, Altomare performed a special encore performance 'Journey to the Past' along with footage from the film. Check it out below!
VIDEO: Watch the Cast of ANASTASIA on the Thanksgiving Day Parade
by Stage Tube - Nov 23, 2017
The 91st Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked-off the holiday season this morning, and BroadwayWorld will bring you all of this year's Broadway performances! Here, watch the cast of ANASTASIA!
VIDEO: Christy Altomare & Singers from Across the Globe Celebrate ANASTASIA Film's 20th Anniversary with 'Journey to the Past'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017
Broadway's ANASTASIA just unveiled a video to celebrate the animated film's 20th anniversary, featuring singers from all over the globe performing 'Journey to the Past.' Check it out below!
Liz Callaway Celebrates ANASTASIA Film Anniversary with Character Sketch
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017
The ANASTASIA film is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and to mark the occasion, the singing voice of the title character Liz Callaway shared a sketch of 'Anya' by Don Bluth that hangs in her living room. Check it out below!
VIDEO: ANCESTRY Teams with ANASTASIA Cast, Finds Russian DNA Connections
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017
The new Broadway musical Anastasia has teamed with the global leader in family history and consumer genomics: ANCESTRY. Every night, the title character in the new Broadway musical Anastasia, goes on a journey to discover her past and connect to the family and history she once had. For the launch of the collaboration, Anastasia & ANCESTRY completed AncestryDNA and family research history on the musical's authors, leading actors and producers. Watch the video below for a sneak peek at the results!
BWW TV: Once Upon an April... ANASTASIA Opened on Broadway!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 25, 2017
What started as a 1997 animated movie with music by composers Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens is now a full-blown Broadway musical that's been twenty years in the making. Last night, Anastasia opened at the Broadhurst Theatre, and after the curtain came down, the company celebrated at the Marriott Marquis. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and we're taking you inside the after party below!
BWW TV: ANASTASIA Journeys to Broadway- Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 24, 2017
The new musical, ANASTASIA, opens tonight on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street), produced by Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening). The company is led by Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor and Mary Beth Peil.
VIDEO: Behind the Scenes - Meet the Characters of Broadway's ANASTASIA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017
Inspired by the beloved film, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical Anastasia comes to Broadway. ANASTASIA will begin previews on March 23, 2017 and open on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). In the video below, go behind the scenes with the cast and creative team as they talk about their roles in the show!
BWW TV: Welcome to Their Petersburg- Catch a Sneak Peek of ANASTASIA!
by TV - Press Previews - Feb 22, 2017
ANASTASIA will begin previews on March 23, 2017 and open on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Starring Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor, and Mary Beth Peil, the musical features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally and a lush, original score by Tony Award winners Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics). Tony Award-winning director Darko Tresnjak directs.
STAGE TUBE: ANASTASIA's Christy Altomare Belts 'Journey to the Past' at Her Alma Mater
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2017
Inspired by the beloved film, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical Anastasia comes to Broadway. ANASTASIA will begin previews on March 23, 2017 and open on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Watch ANASTASIA star Christy Altomare belt 'Journey to the Past,' accompanied by the symphony at her alma mater, College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, below!
VIDEO: Watch Christy Altomare Perform 'Journey to the Past' at BroadwayCon
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 29, 2017
Earlier today we went live on Facebook to give you all an exclusive peek inside BroadwayCon! Check out this performance from Christy Altomare performing 'Journey to the Past!'
STAGE TUBE: Travel to Russia in New Trailer for ANASTASIA on Broadway
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2016
The new musical Anastasia will begin previews on March 23, 2017 and open on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). The musical just unveiled a new trailer for its Broadway run, featuring the show's signature song 'Journey to the Past.' Check it out below!
STAGE TUBE: Journey to the Past with Footage from the Hartford Stage Production of ANASTASIA
by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2016
Journey to the past with some newly released footage from this summer's premiere Hartford Stage run of the new Broadway musical, Anastasia.
Throwback Thursday: ANASTASIA Stars Derek Klena and Christy Altomare Sing from CARRIE
by Alan Henry - Mar 10, 2016
Anastasia will be led by Christy Altomare and Derek Klena. Klena and Altomare have worked together before in the revised production of CARRIE off-Broadway, directed by ALLEGIANCE's Stafford Arima. Today we're looking back on that production with a video of Altomare and Klena singing 'You Shine' from the CARRIE cast recording release event.
STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of ANYTHING GOES
by Stage Tube - May 29, 2015
Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini AM and leading Australian theatre producer John Frost AM announced that actor, comedian and impressionist Gerry Connolly joins the cast of Anything Goes to play the Captain of the S.S. American during the Melbourne and Brisbane seasons.
STAGE TUBE: Promos for IT'S JUST THE BEGINNING: The Songs Of Charles Miller & Kevin Hammonds
by Stage Tube - Jul 13, 2014
Making Records & Strike Up The Band announce the launch on iTunes of IT'S JUST THE BEGINNING: The Songs Of Charles Miller & Kevin Hammonds A 'must buy' for all lovers of musical theatre, this collection of 18 tracks, featuring over 50 artists and musicians, showcases the songs of theTransatlantic writing team Charles Miller (Music - UK) and Kevin Hammonds (Lyrics - USA).