CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Performance Thursday, April 3, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Guys and Dolls
One Night Only -
ONLY at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Starring Nathan Lane, Patrick Wilson, Sierra Boggess, and Megan Mullally as Miss Adelaide, with a fantastic all-star Broadway supporting cast. See the full cast and artistic team below.

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Performers

  • Starring
  • Nathan Lane
  • Patrick Wilson
  • Sierra Boggess
  • And Megan Mullally as Miss Adelaide
  • Featuring
    John Bolton
  • Robert Clohessy
  • Colman Domingo
  • John Treacy Egan
  • Christopher Fitzgerald
  • Steve Schirripa
  • Lee Wilkof
  • With
    Judy Kaye
    and
  • Len Cariou

  • Orchestra of St. Luke's
    Rob Fisher, Music Director and Conductor
  • Jack O'Brien, Director
  • Joshua Bergasse, Choreographer
  • William Ivey Long, Costume Consultant
  • Alan Adelman, Lighting Designer
  • Wendall K. Harrington, Projection Designer
  • Nevin Steinberg, Sound Designer
  • Casting by Telsey + Company

Program

    GUYS AND DOLLS
    A Musical Fable of Broadway
    Based On a Story and Characters of Damon Runyon
    Music and Lyrics by FRANK LOESSER
    Book by JO SWERLING and ABE BURROWS

Bios


  • Nathan Lane


    Nathan Lane returns to the role of Nathan Detroit, which he performed in the acclaimed 1992 Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls. He most recently appeared on the Broadway stage in The Nance, for which he received Tony and Drama Desk award nominations, and won the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama League Distinguished Performance Award. Prior to that, he was seen at the Goodman Theatre as Hickey in the acclaimed Robert Falls production of The Iceman Cometh.

    Lane made his Broadway debut opposite George C. Scott in Present Laughter (Drama Desk nomination), followed by Merlin, The Wind in the Willows, Some Americans Abroad, On Borrowed Time, Guys and Dolls (Tony nomination, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards), Love! Valour! Compassion! (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards), The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Producers (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle awards and Olivier Award), The Frogs, The Odd Couple, Butley, November, Waiting for Godot (Outer Critics Circle nomination), and The Addams Family (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations).

    Lane's body of work off-Broadway earned him the 1992 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance. His credits include The Common Pursuit; The Film Society; The Lisbon Traviata (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel awards, Outer Critics Circle nomination); Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Love! Valour! Compassion! (Obie Award); Bad Habits; Dedication or The Stuff of Dreams; Mizlansky/Zilinsky or "Schmucks"; Trumbo; Measure for Measure (St. Clair Bayfield Award); A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Merry Wives of Windsor; She Stoops to Conquer; In a Pig's Valise; Love; and Do Re Mi.

    On television, Lane was most recently Emmy-nominated for his recurring roles on both The Good Wife and Modern Family. He has received five Primetime Emmy nominations, and won two Daytime Emmys and the People's Choice Award.

    With more than 35 film credits to his name, Lane's filmography includes The Birdcage (Golden Globe nomination, Screen Actors Guild and American Comedy awards), Ironweed, Frankie and Johnny, Mousehunt, Jeffrey, The Lion King, Stuart Little, Nicholas Nickleby (National Board of Review Award for Best Acting by an Ensemble), The Producers (Golden Globe nomination), Swing Vote, Mirror Mirror, and The English Teacher.

    In 2006, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; in 2008, he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.

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  • Patrick Wilson


    Patrick Wilson (Sky Masterson) is a critically acclaimed and award-winning actor who has quickly become well-known for his body of work. Over the years, he has tackled lead roles in major Broadway musicals as well as starring in big-budget blockbusters. In September 2013, audiences saw Wilson reunite with Rose Byrne in Insidious: Chapter 2, directed by James Wan. Opening at number one in box office sales, it became the second highest September release of all time. He also teamed up with Wan for the highly anticipated horror film The Conjuring, which is one of the top-five highest grossing supernatural films.

    Wilson can be seen alongside Liv Tyler in the upcoming film Space Station 76. Next, he will star in Joe Carnahan's comedy-thriller Stretch, alongside Chris Pine and Brooklyn Decker. He also just finished filming North of Hell, starring Jordana Brewster and Katherine Heigl, and Ward's Wife, alongside Amy Acker and Scott Foley. Wilson received praise for his work in the critically acclaimed drama Little Children, in which he starred with Kate Winslet and Jackie Earle Haley under the direction of Todd Field. His motion picture work also includes Prometheus, Insidious, Young Adult, The Ledge, Morning Glory, The Switch, Barry Munday, The A-Team, Watchmen, Evening, Lakeview Terrace, Passengers, Life in Flight, Purple Violets, Running with Scissors, Hard Candy, The Phantom of the Opera, and The Alamo.

    On the small screen, Wilson received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for his portrayal of the morally conflicted Joe Pitt in the HBO miniseries Angels in America, the much-honored 2003 adaptation of Tony Kushner's award-winning plays. Wilson also guest starred on the second season of the award-winning HBO original series Girls.

    Wilson has been honored with two consecutive Tony Award nominations for Best Actor in a Musical, the most recent for his performance as Curly in the successful 2002 Broadway revival of Oklahoma!, for which he also received a Drama Desk Award nomination. He earned his first Tony nomination for his work in the 2001 Broadway hit The Full Monty, for which he also garnered Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations and won a Drama League Award. In 2006, he returned to Broadway to star in the revival of the Neil Simon comedy Barefoot in the Park opposite Amanda Peet. His most recent Broadway credit is the 2008 revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons with John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest, and Katie Holmes.

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  • Sierra Boggess


    Sierra Boggess's (Sarah Brown) Broadway credits include the 25th-anniversary engagement in The Phantom of the Opera, the revival of Master Class (opposite Tyne Daly), and The Little Mermaid (Drama Desk and Drama League nominations, Broadway.com Audience Choice Award). Her London credits include Les Misérables, the 25th-anniversary concerts of The Phantom of the Opera at Royal Albert Hall, and Love Never Dies (Olivier Award nomination).

    Boggess's other New York theater credits include the final off-Broadway cast of Love, Loss, and What I Wore; and Music in the Air for City Center's Encores! series. She also starred as Christine Daae in the Las Vegas production of The Phantom of the Opera. Regionally, she has been seen in Princesses (world premiere, Goodspeed Opera House and Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre), and the national tour of Les Misérables.

    Her recordings include the 25th-anniversary concert of The Phantom of the Opera (also on DVD), the symphonic recording of Love Never Dies, The Little Mermaid, and Andrew Lippa's A Little Princess. Concert appearances include the BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall, Lincoln Center's American Songbook series The Lyrics of David Zippel, The New York Pops at Lincoln Center, and Broadway by the Year at Town Hall. After two sold-out shows this past August, she returned to 54 Below in December to celebrate the release of her first solo recording, Live at 54 Below.

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  • Megan Mullally


    Megan Mullally (Miss Adelaide) co-starred for eight seasons on NBC's hit sitcom Will & Grace in the role of Karen Walker, for which she was awarded two Emmys and four Screen Actors Guild awards, and received five Golden Globe nominations.

    Mullally has appeared on Broadway as Rosemary in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying with Matthew Broderick, Grease with Rosie O'Donnell, and most recently in Mel Brooks's Young Frankenstein with Roger Bart and Sutton Foster.

    Other theater credits include many productions in both Chicago and Los Angeles, including Pamela in The Berlin Circle (LA Weekly and Garland awards), Beverly Wilkins in The Receptionist at the Odyssey Theatre (Garland Award), and the two-person play Annapurna with husband Nick Offerman, which will have a run off-Broadway this spring at The New Group.

    On television, Mullally currently co-stars as Chief in Rob Corddry's satirical double-Emmy-winning series Children's Hospital. She recurs on Fox's animated hit Bob's Burgers and on Parks and Recreation as the evil Tammy. Mullally appeared as Lydia on the critically acclaimed cult-hit show Party Down, and has recently guested on 30 Rock, Web Therapy, Trophy Wife, Up All Night, and Happy Endings.

    On the big screen, Mullally has recently been featured in Smashed, The Kings of Summer, Ernest & Celestine, Date and Switch, Somebody Up There Likes Me, G.B.F., Fame, and the upcoming Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

    In the fall, Mullally tours the US with her band Nancy and Beth. Their eponymous first record will be released in early 2014. Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @nancyandbeth.

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  • John Bolton


    John Bolton (Angie the Ox) received critical acclaim starring as the Old Man in A Christmas Story: The Musical on Broadway and on tour. He was in the original Broadway companies of Spamalot, Contact, and Titanic, all three of which won the Tony Award for Best Musical. Last month, he joined his Titanic shipmates in the reunion concert at Lincoln Center. He played the evil critic in Broadway's Curtains and was featured in the hit revivals of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Damn Yankees. He recently headlined regional productions of Clybourne Park; Young Frankenstein; Same Time, Next Year; and The Music Man. He spent four seasons on TV's Gossip Girl and has guest-starred on Boardwalk Empire, The Good Wife, and Law & Order, among others. He is a co-writer and co-producer of the viral video "Russian Broadway Shut Down." Bolton is honored to have originated the role of Hilario Gomez in Frank Loesser's final musical, Señor Discretion at Arena Stage. He has performed in concerts honoring Loesser on Broadway (Chance and Chemistry with Sir Paul McCartney), at Lincoln Center (New York Philharmonic's 2012 gala), and with symphonies across the country. He is happy to make his Carnegie Hall debut singing this great score.

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  • Robert Clohessy


    Robert Clohessy (Lieutenant Brannigan), a Screen Actor's Guild Award-winning actor for his performance as Ward Boss Neary in HBO's Boardwalk Empire, has carved out his own niche with frequent network series guest work as well as regular roles on CBS's Blue Bloods and HBO's Oz. His motion picture work is equally impressive, winning multiple awards for independent films (The Crimson Mask) in addition to appearing in big-budget Hollywood films that include a scene-stealing performance in Marvel's The Avengers, Across the Universe, The Interpreter, and Place Beyond the Pines, opposite Bradley Cooper. When not on the screen, Clohessy performs on stage in a variety of roles and venues, from Broadway's Tony Award-winning production of Twelve Angry Men and Pal Joey to Shakespeare festivals in prominent regional theaters.

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  • Colman Domingo


    Colman Domingo (Rusty Charlie) was most recently nominated for a 2014 Olivier Award for his performance in Kander and Ebb's final collaboration The Scottsboro Boys at the Young Vic in London, where he reprised the role of Mr. Bones-the role that previously earned him a Tony nomination. While in London, Domingo also starred in his award-winning solo play A Boy and His Soul at the Tricycle Theater. Additional Broadway and off-Broadway credits include Passing Strange, Chicago (as Billy Flynn ), The Wiz (City Center Encores!), Blood Knot (Signature Theatre), and Wild With Happy (The Public). Recent film credits includeLincoln, Lee Daniel's The Butler, Red Hook Summer, and Newlyweeds. Domingo has been honored with Obie, Lucille Lortel, GLAAD, Connecticut Critics Circle, Bay Area Theater Critics Circle, and Drama League awards. He has also been nominated for Drama Desk and Astaire awards. A dramatist, his plays have premiered at the Vineyard Theatre, The Public, Theatreworks, and Baltimore Centerstage, among others.

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  • John Treacy Egan


    John Treacy Egan (Nicely-Nicely Johnson) made his Broadway debut in Jekyll & Hyde. He then appeared in The Producers, where he played Franz Liebkind, Roger De Bris, and then Max Bialystock. His later Broadway credits have been Disney's The Little Mermaid, Bye Bye Birdie, Sister Act, and most recently Nice Work If You Can Get It. Off-Broadway, Egan appeared in the hit musical, DISASTER!, Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly, Bat Boy: The Musical, and It Must Be Him. He toured the US and Europe in productions of Cats and Kiss Me, Kate, and his regional credits include Servant of Two Masters at the Yale Repertory Theatre, Lend Me a Tenor at the Paper Mill Playhouse, and Oliver at Pittsburgh CLO. Among Egan's film and television credits are Last Night, The Producers, Nurse Jackie, Boardwalk Empire, 30 Rock, Law & Order, and As the World Turns. He can be heard on many theatrical recordings and has released two solo CDs, Count the Stars and On Christmas Morning (available on iTunes). He is a graduate of SUNY Purchase and dedicates his performance to his always inspiring voice teacher, Marie Traficante.

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  • Christopher Fitzgerald


    Christopher Fitzgerald (Benny Southstreet) is a veteran Broadway and TV actor who is best known for originating the role of Boq in the original cast of Wicked. He also played Og in the revival of Finian's Rainbow (Tony and Outer Critics Circle nominations, Drama Desk Award). His other Broadway credits include Young Frankenstein (Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle nominations); Amour (Drama Desk nomination); Launcelot Gobbo, opposite Al Pacino, in The Merchant of Venice; and Bobby in Saturday Night (Second Stage and Drama Desk nominations). He played Bartley in the US premiere of Martin McDonagh's The Cripple of Inishmaan at The Public, Ray in the renowned Steppenwolf production of McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane, and Martin in the first US production of Frank McGuinness's Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme at Lincoln Center. Fitzgerald is currently starring as Amos in the long-running Chicago. Screen credits include Girl Most Likely, opposite Kristen Wiig and Annette Bening, and a series regular on WB's Twins. He currently resides in Brooklyn with his wife and two sons.

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  • Steve Schirripa


    Steve Schirripa (Big Jule) is most recognized as Bobby Bacala from David Chase's acclaimed HBO drama The Sopranos. As the entertainment director of the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, Schirripa worked with such comedians as Drew Carey, Kevin Pollak, and Bruce Baum. His cameo roles in their comedy specials led to episodic work on the big and small screens. Schirripa won Best Supporting Actor in the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival for his role in What Are the Odds. He also starred in Duane Hopwood, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. He's played memorable characters in Monday Night Mayhem with John Turturro, Joe Dirt with David Spade, and See Spot Run with David Arquette. Schirripa also appeared in Detroit Rock City, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, Martin Scorsese's Casino, and Terry Gilliam's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. He also lent his voice to the animated film Open Season 2. In 2009, Schirripa starred in The Hungry Ghosts, directed by his Sopranos' cast mate Michael Imperioli. The following year, he was seen in Clint Eastwood's drama/thriller Hereafter, opposite Matt Damon. In 2011, Schirripa was in the independent feature film Kill the Irishman, directed by Jonathan Hensleigh. Schirripa recently worked with Eastwood again in the film version of Jersey Boys, set for release later this summer. He is co-creator, executive producer, and host of Investigation Discovery's Karma's a Bitch.

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  • Lee Wilkof


    Lee Wilkof (Harry the Horse) has appeared in eight Broadway shows. He originated the roles of Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors and Samuel Byck in Assassins, among his long list of theater credits. He has made appearances in more than 100 films and television shows. He is the recipient of an Obie Award, and has been nominated for a Tony and three Drama Desk Awards. He will be directing the film No Pay, Nudity later this year.

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  • Judy Kaye


    Judy Kaye (General Matilda B. Cartwright) is a two-time Tony Award recipient for her performances in The Phantom of the Opera and Nice Work If You Can Get It. She has been nominated twice more for  her performance in Mamma Mia! and as the melodically challenged Florence Foster Jenkins in Souvenir. In a career that spans four decades, Kaye has played roles that range from Lily Garland in On the Twentieth Century and Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd to Rizzo in Grease-all on Broadway. She has many recordings to her credit and has an active concert career, singing with major symphony orchestras across the country and in Europe. She is also the voice of Kinsey Millhone in Sue Grafton's alphabet mystery series for Random House. For more information, visit judykaye.com.

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  • Len Cariou


    Len Cariou (Arvide Abernathy) is an award-winning actor and a member of the Theater Hall of Fame. His feature film credits include One Man (Genie Award), The Four Seasons, Flags of Our Fathers, 1408, Executive Decision, Lady in White, Thirteen Days, About Schmidt, Secret Window, Boynton Beach Club, and Prisoners. Cariou's numerous television credits include Damages; Into the Storm (Emmy nomination); Brotherhood; Murder, She Wrote; CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; NUMB3RS; Ed; Law & Order; The Outer Limits; The Practice; The West Wing; and Blue Bloods (Henry Reagan). Cariou has appeared on Broadway in Night Watch, Cold Storage, The Speed of Darkness, The Dinner Party, Proof, Applause (Tony nomination, Theatre World Award), Teddy & Alice, Dance a Little Closer, A Little Night Music (Tony nomination), and Sweeney Todd (Tony and Drama Desk awards).

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  • Rob Fisher


    Rob Fisher (Musical Director and Conductor) is an internationally recognized music director, conductor, and pianist, in addition to being a leading figure in American music and musical theater. In 2012, he led the Orchestra of St. Luke's in the gala presentation of The Sound of Music at Carnegie Hall. In recent seasons, he conducted the critically acclaimed concert stagings of My Fair Lady and Carousel with the New York Philharmonic, the latter earning him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music Direction for the Live from Lincoln Center broadcast. He has been a guest of virtually every major orchestra in the country as a conductor or pianist. Recent highlights include debuts with the Philadelphia and Cleveland orchestras, and appearances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orchestra of St. Luke's, San Francisco Symphony, and the Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and National symphony orchestras. He also conducted The New York Pops on many occasions, sharing concerts with the late Skitch Henderson.

    Fisher was founding music director and conductor of the New York City Center Encores! series from its inception in 1994 until 2005. The series earned a 2000 Tony Award; in 1997, Fisher was given the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Special Achievement. He continues to be a regular guest music director for the series. He also made numerous recordings for Encores!, including the Grammy-winning Chicago cast album.

    In addition to collaborating in concert with such artists as Kristin Chenoweth, Kelli O'Hara, Victoria Clark, Idina Menzel, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and David Hyde Pierce, Fisher has conducted Patti LuPone's engagements with various orchestras across the country. He also conducted the San Francisco Symphony in the Emmy-winning concert production of Sweeney Todd with LuPone and George Hearn.

    Fisher has a long association with Lincoln Center's American Songbook series as a producer and music director, creating tributes to the Gershwins, Bernstein, Cole Porter, and Kander and Ebb. He has also made many appearances as music director for the Lyrics and Lyricists series at New York's 92nd Street Y, often with his friend Sheldon Harnick as host. He made two appearances on In Performance at the White House for President and Mrs. Clinton. Fisher was the artistic advisor for Carnegie Hall's two-year Gershwin Centennial Celebration. For four seasons, he was music director for Garrison Keillor's American Radio Company and continues as a frequent guest on A Prairie Home Companion. His Broadway credits as conductor / music director include Tony-winning revivals of ChicagoHair, Wonderful Town,  and Anything Goes.

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  • Jack O'Brien


    Jack O'Brien (Director) is acclaimed for his numerous Broadway, off-Broadway, and regional theater credits in a variety of genres from Shakespeare to opera to musical comedy. His direction will be seen in Shakespeare in the Park's Much Ado About Nothing this summer. He previously directed the Broadway productions of Macbeth, The Nance, Dead Accounts, Catch Me If You Can, and Impressionism, as well as the West End productions of Love Never Dies and Hairspray, which won the 2008 Olivier Award for Best Musical after an unprecedented 11 nominations, including Best Director. He was the recipient of the 2007 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for his work on Tom Stoppard's trilogy The Coast of Utopia, which won a total of seven Tony Awards, including Best Play. In addition to garnering consecutive Tony Awards for his direction of the acclaimed Broadway productions of Henry IV (2004) and Hairspray (2003), O'Brien received the 2002 "Mr. Abbott" Award from the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, one of the country's most prestigious directorial honors. He also received the 2001 Drama Desk Award and a Tony nomination for his direction of Stoppard's The Invention of Love, in addition to Tony nominations for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (2005) and The Full Monty (2001).

    O'Brien's other New York credits include Il trittico for the Metropolitan Opera, and Lincoln Center's productions of Two Shakespearean Actors (Tony nomination) and Hapgood (Lucille Lortel Award). His 1993 adaptation/revival of Damn Yankees earned a Tony nomination for Best Musical Revival.

    O'Brien was the artistic director of The Old Globe Theatre from 1981-2007 and captivated San Diego audiences with more than 60 provocative productions, including world premieres, musicals, adaptations, and classical works. Recent productions include the world premieres of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels by David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane, which opened to rave reviews on Broadway in March 2005; Stephen Metcalfe's Loves and Hours; Nora Ephron's Imaginary Friends, with Swoosie Kurtz and Cherry Jones; Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, with Paxton Whitehead and Harry Groener; and the world premiere of The Full Monty.

    O'Brien was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 2008. Additionally, he was honored with the John Houseman Award from the Acting Company in 2005 and the Julia Hansen Award for Excellence in Directing from the Drama League in 2001. In 1994, he was inducted into the prestigious College of Fellows of the American Theatre and received an honorary doctorate from the University of San Diego.

    O'Brien's memoir Jack Be Nimble: The Accidental Education of an Unintentional Director was published in 2013 by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

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  • Joshua Bergasse


    Joshua Bergasse (Choreographer) is the 2012 Emmy Award-winning choreographer for the NBC musical drama Smash. Also for television, Bergasse choreographed for Fox's So You Think You Can Dance. Other credits include Little Me and It's a Bird … It's a Plane … It's Superman (City Center Encores!), The Sound of Music (Carnegie Hall), the off-Broadway productions of The Bomb-itty of Errors and Captain Louie, and national and international tours of Fame the Musical.

    Bergasses's regional credits include productions of Nerds (Philadelphia Theatre Company), Secondhand Lions (5th Avenue Theatre), On the Town (Barrington Stage Company), West Side Story (Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Barrington Stage Company, Fulton Theatre, NC Theatre), Tarzan (North Shore Music Theatre), and the Barrington Stage Company's productions of On the Town, Guys and Dolls, Carousel, and The World Goes 'Round. Other regional theaters include Riverside Theater, American Musical Theatre of San Jose, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Cherry County Playhouse, and Contemporary American Theater Festival.

    In addition to being on the faculty of New York City's Broadway Dance Center for more than 16 years, Bergasse has been either a guest choreographer or guest faculty member at New York University, Marymount Manhattan College, Kean University, Indiana University, James Madison University, Shenandoah University, and the University of California-Irvine satellite program.

    Bergasses's upcoming productions includeOn the Town on Broadway, Bull Durham at the Alliance Theatre, and Gigi at the Kennedy Center.

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  • William Ivey Long


    William Ivey Long's (Costume Consultant) previous collaborations with director Jack O'Brien include Catch Me If You Can and John Waters's Hairspray. His work can be seen in the current Broadway productions of Cabaret, Bullets Over Broadway, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, and Chicago, which is now in its 18th year. Other credits include The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, Curtains, Grey Gardens, The Boy from Oz, The Producers, The Music Man, Annie Get Your Gun, Contact, Guys and Dolls, Crazy for You, and Nine. Long has won six Tony Awards with a total of 13 nominations. He was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in January 2006 and elected chairman of the American Theatre Wing in June 2012. For more information, visit williamiveylong.com.

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  • Alan Adelman


    Alan Adelman (Lighting Designer) has worked on staged concert versions of Sweeney Todd, A Streetcar Named Desire, Bernstein's Mass, The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Show Boat, Carousel, and Passion, as well as One Singular Sensation: Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch and Sondheim at 80. His digital cinema Broadway credits include 700 Sundays, The Nance, Memphis, South Pacific, Cyrano, Company, Porgy and Bess, The Light in the Piazza, Candide, Contact, Passion, Twelfth Night, Death of a Salesman, Fosse, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Jekyll & Hyde, The Women, Smokey Joe's Cafe, The Grapes of Wrath, Tosca, Crazy for You, Putting It Together, The Will Rogers Follies, Piaf, Morning's at Seven, Victor/Victoria, Pippin, Purlie, Sophisticated Ladies, and The Most Happy Fella. His concert work has included performances by Audra McDonald, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, and Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, plus benefits for victims of Hurricane Katrina, the 9/11 Concert for America, and the Rainforest Fund events at Carnegie Hall with Sting, Elton John, and James Taylor. His series work includes Live from Lincoln Center (since 1999) and PBS's Great Performances" (since 1984). His feature film credits include The Nutcracker (New York City Ballet), Carlito's Way, and The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland.

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  • Wendall K. Harrington


    Wendall K. Harrington (Projections Designer) received numerous awards for The Who's Tommy. Her other Broadway credits include Driving Miss Daisy, Grey Gardens, The Capeman, Ragtime, The Will Rogers Follies, The Good Body, Putting It Together, Company, Freak, My One and Only, The Heidi Chronicles, and They're Playing Our Song. Off-Broadway, her work has been seen in Angels in America, Hapgood, As Thousands Cheer, and The Investigation. Harrington's opera credits include Werther at the Metropolitan Opera, Lucia di Lammermoor at LA Opera, as well as Rusalka, La fanciulla del West, The Grapes of Wrath, The Turn of the Screw, Nixon in China, and A View from the Bridge. Her ballet credits include Cinderella, The Firebird, and Anna Karenina for Alexei Ratmansky; Ballet Mécanique for Doug Varone; Othello for Lar Lubovitch; and Don Quixote for the Joffrey. Her work was seen on the concert stage with Chris Rock, Simon and Garfunkel, John Fogerty, and Talking Heads, as well as for William Bolcom's Songs of Innocence and of Experience and Carnegie Hall at 100. She lectures widely on projection design and heads the projection design concentration at the Yale School of Drama.

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  • Nevin Steinberg


    Nevin Steinberg (Sound Designer) is the audio consultant for Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. His previous work at Carnegie Hall includes The Sound of Music, Too Hot to Handel: The Gospel Messiah, Show Boat, and South Pacific. His recent work on Broadway includes Mothers and Sons and Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, for which he received a Tony nomination. As a former founding principal of Acme Sound Partners, his credits include more than 30 other Broadway productions and five additional Tony nominations for The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Fences, Hair, and In the Heights.

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  • Telsey + Company


    Telsey + Company (Casting) Broadway and tour credits include The Cripple of Inishmaan, If/Then, The Bridges of Madison County, All the Way, Motown: The Musical, Kinky Boots, Newsies, Rock of Ages, Wicked, Evita, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, Sister Act, and Million Dollar Quartet. Off-Broadway and regional credits include the Atlantic Theater Company, MCC Theater, Second Stage Theatre, American Repertory Theater, Dallas Theater Center, Goodman Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse, and Signature Theatre. Telsey + Company has cast such films as Focus, Into the Woods, The Last Five Years, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Friends with Kids, Margin Call, Sex and the City, I Love You Phillip Morris, Rachel Getting Married, Dan in Real Life, and Across the Universe. Television credits include Masters of Sex, The Sound of Music Live!, Smash, The Big C, and numerous commercials. Visit telseyandco.com for more information.

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About the Composer

Frank Loesser was one of Broadway's crown princes from the late 1940s until his death in 1969. In that golden age of American musical theater, there was no dearth of competing claimants to the throne, not least Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, who launched the musical on a new path with a string of hits that included Oklahoma! (1943), Carousel (1945), South Pacific (1949), The King and I (1951), Flower Drum Song (1958), and The Sound of Music (1959). In their integration of music, lyrics, drama, and choreography, the Rodgers and Hammerstein shows were light years away from the loose-knit song-and-dance entertainments of an earlier era.

Loesser too was an innovator. The four musicals on which his reputation rests—Where's Charley? (1948), Guys and Dolls (1950), The Most Happy Fella (1956), and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1961)—all broke new ground while remaining true to Broadway's traditional values of hummable melodies, sympathetic, real-life characters, and feel-good storylines. It's probably no accident that he achieved his first breakthrough on the Great White Way with a musical adaptation of a perennially popular Victorian farce, Charley's Aunt, in which Ray Bolger brought the house down as the cross-dressing title character. The show's best-known song, "Once in Love with Amy," tapped a vein of authentically American innocence that was second nature to a member of the pre-World War I generation.

Program Notes

Benefit Event Details

Benefit Co-Chairs
Leni and Peter May
Nelle Nugent and Jolyon Stern

Corporate Chair
Stephen R. Howe, Jr. 
Americas Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Schedule

6:00 PM  
Dinner (table buyers only)
Featuring a talk-back with Director Jack O'Brien and Jo Sullivan Loesser
Rohatyn Room, Carnegie Hall
7:30 PM  
Concert
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
10:00 PM  
After-Party with Members of the Cast
Remi Restaurant, 145 West 53rd Street

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Benefit Tickets
Benefit tickets include the best possible concert seating locations and access to the exclusive after-party with members of the cast. A VIP pre-concert dinner with program will also be available exclusively to table buyers. Concert and after-party tickets start at $1,000. Tables for 8 or 10 guests start at $15,000. 

 

Reserve online by using the "Benefit RSVP's" button at the top of this page or contact the Special Events office at 212-903-9679. Please note that exact seating locations will not be determined until the month of the event.

 

Guys and Dolls benefit tickets directly support Carnegie Hall's artistic, education, and community programs.

For information on benefit event tickets, please contact the Special Events office at 212-903-9679

 

Please note that this concert begins at 7:30 PM.
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Concert and Event Sponsored by Ernst & Young LLP
Major funding for this concert is provided by The Alice Tully Foundation.
Additional support is provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.
This performance is part of Non-Subscription Events.