Hindsight’s 2020 withNICOLAS KING Friday, July 9 and Saturday, July 10 at 8pm
NICOLAS KING has been performing since he was 4 years old. Having been in 3 Broadway productions before the age of 12 is no small feat. Aside from appearing opposite Tom Selleck in “A Thousand Clowns", and Carol Burnett's "Hollywood Arms" directed by Hal Prince, he was Broadway’s longest running Chip in Disney’s “Beauty and The Beast”. King has also appeared in dozens of national TV commercials, including his award winning 'Oscar Mayer Lunchables' commercial. King has appeared on many TV talk shows such as "The View", "The Today Show", "Sally Jesse Raphael", "Liza & David", and twice on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno (including Leno's final week as host in 2014). His latest album, "Act One - Celebrating 25 Years of Recordings", was released in 2021 with Club 44 Records and features collaborations with Jane Monheit, Norm Lewis, hit-maker Charles Calello, and longtime musical director Mike Renzi. He performed on the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon for 8 consecutive years live in Las Vegas, originated the voice of "Oscar" on Discovery Kids' "Kenny The Shark" and is the recipient of the 1995 and 1996 Talent America Award, 2010 Julie Wilson Award, 2015 AMG Award for Artist of the Year, the 2012 Bistro Award for 'Outstanding Performer of the Year', the 2019 Legends Award for his contribution to the preservation of the Great American Songbook, and the 2021 BroadwayWorld Award for ‘Best Swing Act’. Aside from performing alongside artists as Tony Danza, Andrea McArdle, Jack Jones, Lainie Kazan, Donna McKechnie, Faith Prince, Billy Paul, Jennifer Holliday, Debby Boone, and Linda Lavin, he has also performed alongside his mentor, the legendary Liza Minnelli, since he was 11 years old as her opening act from 2002-2012, touring all over the country. King has performed on many iconic stages including concerts and appearances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Birdland, 54 Below, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, and aboard Silversea and Crystal Cruises.
On the Funny Side of the Street with POPPY CHAMPLIN Friday, July 16, 2021 at 8pm
Comedian, Actress, Singer, Poppy Champlin knows how to make people laugh and is thrilled to be in the July series at The Theatre By The Sea. Poppy is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a BFA in theater. She moved to Chicago and attended the Second City Improv Training Center. With her upbeat personality and quick wit she is able to seamlessly transition from comically discussing every day issues to improvising with anyone in the audience. She is also known for belting out silly and fun song parodies. Champlin won the title of America’s funniest real woman on The Joan Rivers Show and appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show as well as VH-1, A&E, Showtime and LOGO to name a few and was a feature story on Entertainment Tonight. Also a producer and internationally known comedian, Poppy personally hand picks the comedians she invites to join her in each venue as The Queer Queens of Comedy. Poppy more than deserves each and every laugh she receives. She has worked hard to get where she is. “I wasn’t always this good.” She said. “Starting out as a comedian you’re not good.” She said matter of factly. She also teaches stand-up comedy at the Courthouse Center for the Arts. If you want to get into a very small class, 6 at the most, contact poppy directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NICHOLAS RODRIGUEZ All is Fair in Love Saturday, July 17 at 8pm
An evening of Love Songs from Pop and Broadway composers that range from Sting, Stephen Sondheim, Stevie Wonder, Rodgers and Hammerstein, John Denver, and more.
Nicholas Rodriguez’s credits include the Broadway/National Tours of Tarzan, Sound of Music (Captain von Trapp). Off-Broadway: Toxic Avenger, Almost Heaven, Collette Collage, Bajour. Carnegie Hall: Guys and Dolls. Carousel (Helen Hayes nomination), Mother Courage and Her Children, Oklahoma! (Helen Hayes Award),My Fair Lady (Helen Hayes nomination), Destiny of Desire, Light in the Piazza at Arena Stage; The Ten Commandments at the Kodak Theatre; Regional: Sunset Boulevard (Eliot Norton Award nomination), Jesus Christ Superstar, and Cinderella at North Shore Music Theatre; Paper Mill Playhouse, MUNY, ZACH Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, Milwaukee Rep., Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Westport Country Playhouse. Film: Sex in the City II (also featured on the soundtrack). Television: “Tommy,” “Madam Secretary,” Nick Chavez on ABC’s “One Life to Live” (GLAAD Award). His debut album “The First Time...” is available in the lobby and at www.psclassics.com and iTunes. @thenickrod www.thenickrod.com
EMILY LUTHER in Concert Friday, July 23, 2021 at 8pm
Emily was born and raised in Rhode Island. At age 9, she discovered a love of singing and hasn’t looked back. A Berklee College of Music alumni, her vocals have taken her from coast to coast. Emily has appeared on both The Ellen Degeneres Show & Season 13 of The Voice. Emily is best known for her versatility as a contemporary vocalist. Her vocal tone and powerhouse vocal abilities have given her the ability to cross genres with ease. She has shared the stage with vocal greats like Dionne Warwick, Yolanda Adams. She has even offered vocals for the Grammy Foundation. After living in Los Angeles, Emily has made New England home again. Along with performing, she is the Creative Arts Director for Mount Saint Charles Academy in Woonsocket, RI.
We Just Move On! - The Songs of Kander and Ebb with JANA ROBBINS and HALEY SWINDAL Saturday, July 24 at 8pm
Direct from the stage of Broadway's 54 Below, and chosen one of one of the top New York Shows of 2018 by Theaterpizzaz.com, Broadway Divas Jana Robbins (Gypsy, I Love My Wife, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife) and Theatre By The Sea alum Haley Swindal (Chicago, Jekyll and Hyde , Sweeney Todd) join forces for an unforgettable evening with WE JUST MOVE ON! – The Songs of Kander and Ebb. Full of showbiz, chutzpah, and a whole lotta heart, these brassy broads will take you through the Kander and Ebb songbook, putting their stamp on songs from hit shows such as Chicago, Cabaret, The Rink, and Flora the Red Menace, to create an unforgettable evening. Don't miss seeing these two Broadway divas reunite for an entertaining, illuminating, and emotion-filled evening celebrating friendship, and family, and love!
Jana Robbins’ Broadway career spans on and off stage as both a Broadway Actor and Award-winning Producer. She’s played leading roles on Broadway in Good News, I Love My Wife, Crimes of The Heart, Gypsy (playing the bump it with the trumpet stripper Mazzeppa while covering Tyne Daly as Mama Rose) and The Tale Of The Allergist’s Wife (covering both Linda Lavin and Michele Lee and starring opposite Valerie Harper in the National Tour). Jana’s most recent credits include Clever Little Lies at Penguin Rep and performing with Haley Swindal in the Off-Broadway hit This One’s for the Girls, and she couldn’t be happier to be playing Theatre By The Sea, having played Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie so many years ago at the North Shore Music Theater. Jana’s prior cabaret shows Gypsy in My Soul and I’m Still Here have played across the country. Her Broadway producing credits include Little Women, Ragtime a financial stake in War Horse and Something RottenCompany (Olivier Award) as well as lead producer of the recent hit production of Fiddler On The Roof - in Yiddish (Drama Desk Award) . www.janarobbinsproductions.com
Broadway powerhouse Haley Swindal is THRILLED to be returning to Theatre By The Sea after starring as Lady of the Lake in Spamalot and Mrs. Banks in Mary Poppins in 2014. Most recently, Haley appeared on Broadway as Mama Morton in Chicago and as Tsarina Romanov opposite Brandon Routh in the live action remake of Anastasia, which she filmed at Rosecliff Mansion in Newport. In addition, Haley recently had the honor of performing “Say Yes” for Liza's 75th Birthday Celebration in a segment alongside the iconic Joel Grey. Haley has appeared on Broadway with Jekyll and Hyde, on tour with White Christmas, I Love a Piano, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Jekyll and Hyde, and at Lincoln Center in The Secret Garden. She has performed in concert at Carnegie Hall alongside the great standards vocalist Steve Tyrell, acclaimed Irish tenor Ronan Tynan, and under the baton of Steven Reineke with the New York Pops Orchestra. She won a New York Emmy for her appearance on Kids On Deck. Her Off-Broadway credits include: Sweeney Todd, Sistas, This One's for the Girls, and Out of this World. Haley's cabaret shows, Sing Happy and Play to Win have sold out Broadway's Feinstein's / 54 Below for multiple engagements and to rave reviews, with Broadwayworld's Stephen Mosher stating that Haley “embodies perfectly, the spirit and era of Ed Sullivan, the Las Vegas Acts of Ann-Margret, Marlene Dietrich, and Raquel Welch, and the variety shows of Julie Andrews and Judy Garland.”
MATT DeANGELIS and CHRISTINE DWYER Opening Up Friday, July 30 at 8pm
Originally from Boston Massachusetts, Matt DeAngelis grew up on showtunes and Boston sports. Matt studied theatre at both University of Southern Maine and The Boston Conservatory before heading down Rte 95 to NYC in 2004. In June of 2009 Matt got the call to make his Broadway debut in the Tony winning production of Hair with Tony winner Diane Paulus at the helm. Matt continued with that production “across the Atlantic Sea” to The West End in the role of “Woof” and then launched the 1st National US Tour of Hair and was seen back on Broadway in the “Summer of Love” revival of Hair. Following his time with the hippies, Matt launched the 1st National tour of Green Day’s American Idiot as the “Representative from Jingletown”. Matt’s cross country adventures continued in 2014 with the 1st National Tour of Once, where he played “Svec” and 5 instruments. Thankfully Matt returned home to Broadway (again with Diane Paulus) in the hit musical Waitress, where he has starred opposite Tony winner Jessie Mueller, 2 time Grammy winner Jason Mraz, and 7 time Grammy nominee, and the shows composer, Sara Bareilles. He then toured the country with the Waitress National Tour as Earl opposite his real life wife, Christine Dwyer, as Jenna. Collectively over the last 7 years Matt is a veteran of over 2000 performances across the country and the world.Upon returning from the road Matt was a part of developing the World Premiere of The Secret Life of Bees at The Atlantic Theatre Company, directed by Tony winner Sam Gold. His most recent regional credit was playing Guy in Once at Bucks County Playhouse. On television Matt has made many performance appearances with these multiple shows, including the Macys Thanksgiving Parade. Matt can also be seen on "Person of Interest," "Madam Secretary," "Marvel’s Daredevil," "EVIL," "For Life," "Chicago PD," and "FBI." Matt lives with his beautiful wife and fellow performer (and Bostonian) Christine Dwyer, and their Boston Terrier “Chowdah". Matt and Christine also co-own "The Working Studio," a music theatre and acting studio dedicated to unlocking peoples potential and embracing individuality in the audition process. They have also launched a successful master class series "Upgrade Your Audition" with other top industry professionals to further demystify the auditioning and booking process. Most recently they have joined forces as the official acting and MT teachers of the Noel Smith Voice Studio in the Boston area, including launching the brand new Aspiring Artist Program for college bound performers. Please enjoy the show and be good to each other. www.mattdeangelis.com @mattdeangelis22
Christine Dwyer hails from right outside of Boston, Massachusetts where she discovered her love of Boston sports and musical theatre. After graduating high school, Christine attended The Hartt School where she acquired a B.F.A. in musical theatre and a minor in English. Immediately after graduating, Christine and her mom trekked to NYC so she could audition for the national tour of the hit musical Rent. She ended up booking the principal role of Maureen Johnson and left to tour the country, Canada, and Japan. After finally moving to NYC, Christine booked the 2nd national tour of Wicked as the Elphaba understudy under the direction of multiple Tony Award winner, Joe Mantello. Through hard work and perseverance, Christine made her through the ranks at Wicked, quickly becoming the Standby for Elphaba and then taking over fo the role of Elphaba. After her run as Elphaba on tour, Wicked brought her to Broadway to make her Broadway day as the lovable green witch and flew high for several years, returning time and time again to play her dream role. She even played the role for President Obama and on the Tony Awards for the show's Tenth Anniversary Christine left Wicked to play Sara in the new rock musical Murder Ballad as well as several readings of new musicals in NYC. Christine then booked her first feature film as a lead character named Holly in Sleep No More with director Phillip Guzman. In 2016 Christine opened the first national tour of Finding Neverland as Sylvia Lewellyn Davies, making her only the second person to ever play the role. This show was directed by yet again another Tony Award winner, Diane Paulus. Christine then starred opposite John Legend, Sara Bareilles, Alice Cooper, and Brandon Victor Dixon in the Emmy and Grammy winning "Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE" on NBC. Closely following her time with JCS Christine landed the leading role of Jenna in Waitress on the 1st National Tour. She got to have her real husband play her stage nasty husband as she toured the country and Canada for over a year. Through their mutual love of performing, Christine and her husband, Matt DeAngelis (another Broadway vet and TV/Film actor) formed a coaching business called “The Working Studio” to help up and comers, National Tour and Broadway performers alike realize their dreams and pursue a career with the help of two working actors. Christine was last seen in the National Tour of Waitress as Jenna. www.christine-dwyer.net @cteendryer
LIZ CALLAWAY in Concert July 31, 2021 at 8pm
Join Tony nominated Broadway favorite, Liz Callaway, up close and personal for an evening of beloved songs from Broadway, pop and film with award winning Alex Rybeck at the piano.
Tony nominee and Emmy winner Liz Callaway made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along. She has gone on to star in Baby,Miss Saigon, The Look of Love, The Three Musketeers, and for 5 years appeared as Grizabella in Cats. Off-Broadway appearances include The Spitfire Grill (Drama Desk nomination), Marry Me a Little and Brownstone. She starred in the one-person play “Every Brilliant Thing” at TheatreSquared and the European premiere of “Sondheim on Sondheim” at London’s Royal Festival Hall.
Liz sang the Academy Award-nominated song “Journey to the Past” in the animated feature Anastasia.
Other film work includes Jasmine in the two Aladdin sequels, The Swan Princess, and The Rewrite with Hugh Grant. Her extensive concert and symphony career has included appearances in London, Paris, Vietnam, Australia, China and nearly every major city in the U.S. She performs regularly with her sister Ann Hampton Callaway, as well as composer Stephen Schwartz, and has had the pleasure of singing with Jimmy Webb, Paul Williams and the legendary Johnny Mathis. Liz has seven solo recordings including her newest album, Comfort & Joy- An Acoustic Christmas.