Lisa Howard: Songs of Innocence and Experience
Join us for this special, one-night-only concert event featuring Broadway's Lisa Howard.
Lisa will be performing selections from her debut album Songs of Innocence and Experience as well as Broadway tunes that span her theatrical career.
Ms. Howard looks forward to returning to her Alma Mater as she celebrates Akrons local rising stars. She will be joined on stage by students from both the ETC All-American Youth Show Choir and Firestone Community Learning Center.
The show will also feature local student performers including Cora Ams, David Baldini, Ariel Brinker, Christian Douglas, Katie Froelich, Brian Howard, Claire Howard, Elena Huston, Elek Kitchen, Ilona Kitchen, Sierra Kitchen, Abigail Lyman, Molly Oldham, Kaitlynn Rankins, Mary Rohrer, Julia Scott, Serrin Scrutchings, Leah Stanfield, Patrick Sullivan, Kasey Williams, and Megan Williams.
The show also features local favorites Brian Keith Johnson and Scott Shriner.
A portion of the proceeds from the evening will go towards performing arts scholarships.
Lisa Howard was last seen on Broadway as Tammy in the new musical ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE. Before that, she was a Drama Desk Nominee for her starring role of Jenny Steinberg in the musical comedy IT SHOUDA BEEN YOU directed by David Hyde Pierce. Other Broadway roles include Diva 1 in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESSERT, Missy Hart in the new musical 9 TO 5, Head Nurse in Lincoln Centers revival of SOUTH PACIFIC and Rona Lisa Peretti in the 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, for which she won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance. She has toured with the national company of LES MISERABLES and performed around the country at such prominent regional theaters as St. Louis MUNY, Olney Theater Center, Goodspeed Opera House, Barrington Stage and Kansas City Starlight. In the concert scene, Lisa performed her solo show at Feinsteins 54 Below and has made many appearances at the famed Town Hall in NYC as a part of BROADWAY BY THE YEAR & BROADWAY UNPLUGGED concert series. She has also sung with the Cincinnati Symphony and with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops. Lisa made her feature film debut as Siobahn in the Twilight Saga, BREAKING DAWN part 2 and can also be seen in the indie psychological thriller, DECAY. TV credits include: UGLY BETTY, POWER and MADAME SECRETARY. Her solo CD, "Songs of Innocence and Experience," is available on itunes. Lisa is a graduate of the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. www.lisahowardnyc.com.
Linda B. Kersker Auditorium at Firestone CLC (View)
470 Castle Blvd
Akron, OH 44313-5757
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