FEATURED PERFORMERS

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LISA VROMAN

Her Broadway debut was in Aspects of Love, and she was the first to play both Fantine and Cosette in Les Miserables. For PBS she was featured with Colm Wilkinson and Michael Ball in Cameron Mackintosh’s Hey, Mr. Producer! at a Royal Gala at the Lyceum Theatre in London. She sang the role of Johanna in the San Francisco Symphony’s Emmy Award winning PBS production of Sweeney Todd in Concert, with Patti LuPone and George Hearn. Both are available on DVD. Lisa starred as Laurey in Oklahoma, filmed live in concert for the BBC Proms Festival at Royal Albert Hall in London, played Mary Turner in Gershwin’s Of Thee I Sing/Let ‘em Eat Cake in concert with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus, and played Lucy Brown in Threepenny Opera at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco with Bebe Neuwirth, Nancy Dussault, and Anika Noni Rose.

 

Lisa  is a George London Competition Grant recipient and a 1999 Minerva Award  recipient from the State University of New York at Potsdam. She received an Undergraduate degree in Music  Education from the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam, a Masters degree in Fine Arts, Opera Performance  from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and was recently awarded an honorary Doctor of Music from  SUNY Potsdam. She has recently joined the teaching faculty of the  Institute for American Musical Theatre in New York. 

 

With a repertoire that ranges from Stravinsky to Weill to Broadway, Lisa is a frequent guest soloist with theater and opera companies, and orchestras including San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, the National, Malaysia, Seattle, Hong Kong, Cleveland, Nashville, Pacific, Utah, Dallas, the Boston Pops with Keith Lockhart, the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, and the Philly Pops with Peter Nero. She made her debut at The Hollywood Bowl in Disney’s 75th celebration, singing and dancing with legend Dick Van Dyke in a medley from Mary Poppins.  Her solo CD, Broadway Classic, features Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and 47 of San Francisco’s finest orchestral players. 

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CHRISTINA BIANCO

From stage to screen, Christina Bianco’s singular voice and comedic charm have brought audiences around the world to their feet. Bianco captured international acclaim as a YouTube sensation with her ‘diva’ impression videos, gaining over 25 million views. Dubbed ’The Girl Of A Thousand Voices,’ she’s performed on major television programs including, The Ellen Degeneres Show and The Today Show in the US, and The Paul O’Grady Show and This Morning, in the UK.

 

A Two-Time Drama Desk Award nominee, Christina made her West End debut in Forbidden Broadway at the Vaudeville Theatre. Most recently, Christina played the iconic role of Fanny Brice at the Theatre Marigny’s celebrated production of Funny Girl in Paris, earning unanimous rave reviews.

 

Television credits include iTV’s The Imitation Game, the POPtv’s Impress Me, Hallmark’s Signed Sealed, Delivered, and voice work for RuPaul’s Drag Race.

 

Christina has performed her critically acclaimed concerts across the U.S. and abroad, including two UK tours and extended runs in London, Scotland, South Africa and Australia at the Sydney Opera House.

 

Christina frequently performs with US and Canadian symphonies. Her live album, Life Of The Party was released last year. Christina resides in NYC with her husband and their lovable schnoodle, Jeff. www.christinabianco.com  @XtinaBianco1

AMANDA MCBROOM

Amanda McBroom has been called “…the greatest cabaret performer of her generation, an urban poet who writes like an angel and has a voice to match” by the NY Times. Broadway World describes her as “…  one of the greatest night club performers of all time. Her lyrics are profound and express human emotions in glorious poetry. Her humor is so smart and she sings and acts it all brilliantly.” She first came to the attention music lovers when Bette Midler’s version of Amanda’s song “The Rose” hit number one all over the world in 1979. In addition to Midler, her songs have been recorded by a wide variety of artists including Amy Poehler and Jack Black, Barry Manilow, Judy Collins, Barbara Cook, LeAnn Rimes, Anne Murray, Harry Belafonte, Betty Buckley, Stephanie Mills, The Manhattan Transfer, Donny Osmond, Kurt Cobain, Nana Mouskouri, Conway Twitty, the Chipmunks and the Baby Dinosaurs in Land Before Time (she wrote all the songs for 16 Universal Cartoon videos with longtime collaborator Michele Brourman).

Amanda’s performance of “The Rose” on the Golden Globes (she won!) convinced audiences worldwide that the best interpretations of McBroom songs are by McBroom herself and applaud her in concert halls around the world from, Carnegie Hall to Angel Place Recital Hall in Sydney, Australia.

 

Her love of musical theater (she starred in the New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and European productions of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, on Broadway in Seesaw, and in productions of Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music and Mame) compelled her to create a musical based on her songs. Heartbeats made its debut in 1989 in Los Angeles, and the play has enjoyed more than 15 regional theater productions around the U.S. The original cast recording was released in 1994 on Varese Sarabande Records, and is represented by the Rogers and Hammerstein Music Library. Amanda’s latest musical, A Woman of Will, made its off-Broadway debut in 2005.

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JUDY MCLANE

Judy McLane starred  as Donna Sheridan for 3 1/2 years and as Tanya for 7 1/2 years, making  her the longest running lead in Mamma Mia!  with a total of over 4,000  performances in the smash hit musical on Broadway. 

Judy  received critical acclaim for creating the role of  Vienna in Johnny  Guitar, Off-Broadway,  garnering a Drama Desk Nomination and a Drama  League Award for Distinguished Performance in the Theater. She has  appeared on Broadway in Kiss of the Spider Woman performing duets with  the legendary Chita Rivera, Aspects of Love with John Cullum &  Chess. She created the role of Lillian in the two-person musical and  World Premiere of  Los Otros by Michael John LaChuisa  at the Everyman  Theatre. Her national and international tours include roles as the  Baker's Wife in Into the Woods, the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing  Technicolor Dreamcoat with Donny Osmond, Mrs. Baskin in Big, and Side By  Side By Sondheimdirected by Rob Marshall. Some other favorite roles  include: Diana in Next to Normal (Pioneer Theatre),Margaret in Light in  the Piazza (Raleigh Theatre, Broadway World Award) Phyllis in Follies  (Signature Theater, Helen Hayes nomination), Eva Peron in Evita, the  title character in Victor/Victoria, Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, Luisa  in Nine, Nancy in Oliver!, Florence in Chess, Lily in Dr. Jekyll and Mr.  Hyde (Paper Mill Playhouse), Fiona in Brigadoon, Milly in Seven Brides  for Seven Brothers(St. Louis Muny), Mrs. Walker in Tommy, Rebecca in  Rags (American Musical Theater of San Jose), Mary Magdalene in Jesus  Christ Superstar (Sacramento Music Circus), and Ann in 1940's Radio Hour  (Repertory Theater of St. Louis), Isabella in Wuthering Heights (Olney  Playhouse), and Lucy in Wildhorn's Jekyll & Hyde (Casa Manana). As a  worldwide concert and cabaret artist,  she has  performed as a soloist  with many symphony orchestras including the Bolshoi Orchestra in Moscow,  the National Orchestra of Lyon, France, National Symphony of Canada,  National Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Dallas,  Detroit, Ft. Worth, Indianapolis, Memphis, Milwaukee, Naples, Oklahoma  City, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Seattle, St. Louis, Southwest Florida,Toronto,  and Chatauqua Symphony Orchestras and Chess in Concert at Carnegie  Hall, among many others. She stars as Donna in the Cult Classic Film,   Were the World Mine. Television includes NBC's The Blacklist, Guiding  Light and Another World.  Judy can be heard on the recordings of Johnny  Guitar and Sundance the Musical.

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AARON LAZAR

Aaron Lazar ​has been a guest artist with some of the world's most prestigious symphonies including: The New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall, The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, The National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center, The Boston Pops at Tanglewood, The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra at Masada, The English National Opera Orchestra on the West End in London, and The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Aaron’s critically acclaimed solo show "Broadway to Hollywood" debuted top standing ovations at The Kennedy Center and continues to play the country's finest cabaret clubs and Performing Arts Centers. 

 

Aaron has starred on Broadway 11 times from his debut in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera to Sting’s The Last Ship. Other highlights include: the first and only revival of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, the world premiere of Impressionism, The Light in the Piazza at Lincoln Center and “Live from Lincoln Center on PBS," the first revival of Les Miserables, ​and ​the premiere of A Tale of Two Cities. Most recently Aaron toured the US in the Tony Award winning Dear Evan Hansen as the dad, Larry Murphy.

 

​On film and television, Aaron has worked for legendary directors Martin Scorcese in The Wolf of Wallstreet, Clint Eastwood in J.Edgar, Shawn Levy in This is Where I Leave You and the Russo brothers in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: End Game. His television appearances for all the major networks include: ABC's "Quantico," FX's "The Strain," Disney's "Girl Meets World," NBC's "The Blacklist," CBS's "Blue Bloods" and "The Good Wife," FOX's "The Following" and this fall he stars on FOX in Filthy Rich, a new gothic soap with Kim Cattrall.

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