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Photo Flash: Melissa Errico Performs Live to Sell-Out Crowds at Zédel in London

Melissa Errico wins the heart of London! In her tour de force one-woman concert "MELISSA ERRICO SINGS SONDHEIM," Errico wowed sold-out starry crowds and triumphed in her UK debut at the prestigious Live At Zédel. The show was billed as "Errico's long-awaited London solo debut, bringing her gorgeous voice, and a unique and unpredictable intelligence, wit and mischief to the music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim." She was accompanied on piano by Tedd Firth and percussion by Adam Kovacs. The London critics weighed in with rave reviews:

The London Musical Theatre Review "Sometimes five stars aren't enough. Such was the case with the hypnotic New York star Melissa Errico's triumphant solo UK debut at Zédel's, 90 minutes of pure bliss...Songs apart, she's undeniably funny. The anecdotes tumble out in this well-rehearsed show with some inspired arrangements by musical director Tedd Firth. Every number is a joy but 'Loving You', from Passion, is particularly beautiful. If you can get in, don't miss her - marvellous Melissa is a bit special." - Jeremy Chapman

Mark Shenton of Shentonstage.com: "In her London debut with MELISSA SINGS SONDHEIM, Ms. Errico is simply scintillating!...thoughtful, radiant & ravishing."

In Melissa's sold-out opening night crowd was Gareth Neame, executive producer and creator of the Downton Abbey television empire. The next day, Melissa hosted the London Sondheim Society with a special late-afternoon Q&A. Errico finished her run with two shows on Sunday, 7pm and 9:15pm, with special guest vocalist Julian Ovenden to help out in that marathon double shift. In the audience that evening was actress Sinead Cusack and Jeremy Irons right off the stage from his hit West End production of LONG DAYS JOURNEY INTO NIGHT. Julian Ovenden is best known for his two seasons on Downton Abbey, and appeared just last week opposite Errico in the American Songbook Series at Lincoln Center.

Of her recent New York appearances with this Sondheim concert, The New York Times raved "she sings beautifully. Her familiarity with the way the songs work to advance character and story in vivo naturally informs her in vitro style, which is actorly to begin with. An attention to the lyrics and their rush of harsh "wisdoms" was Ms. Errico's keynote. She refreshed cabaret staples, and lightly jazzed others, demonstrating how the meaning that is locked in tiny verbal gestures can be released with bold phrasing." (Jesse Green)

"Errico is the finest interpreter of Sondheim's music in America today" - Adam Gopnik

With classics and curios from Into the Woods, Follies, Sweeney Todd, Anyone Can Whistle, Company, A Little Night Music and songs from shows she has starred in, this concert - currently playing at NOCCA in New Orleans & returning to Feinstein's/54 Below in November 2018, among other tour stops- is one no Sondheim or Broadway fan should miss. Errico's history with Sondheim began when he selected her to star as Dot in Sunday In The Park With George at The Kennedy Center, and then she starred in acclaimed New York productions as Clara in Passion and Leona in Do I Hear A Waltz?

Musical director: Tedd Firth

Director: Robbie Rozelle

"Everything she sings is sublime" - The Wall Street Journal



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