A concert series curated by the renowned Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist, conductor, and director, Jason Robert Brown. Each unique performance will incorporate an eclectic mix of material, featuring music from throughout his acclaimed career, along with new works in development.
Special guests in past performances from this series have included Kelli O’Hara, Steve Pasquale, Norbert Leo Butz, Tom Kitt, Tony Danza, Laura Benanti, Cynthia Erivo, Tituss Burgess, Lena Hall, Ana Gasteyer, LaChanze, Shaina Taub, Megan Hilty, Eden Espinosa, Norm Lewis, Sierra Boggess, Mykal Kilgore, Betsy Wolfe and more! You never know who will show up to join Jason on stage!*
JASON ROBERT BROWN is the ultimate multi-hyphenate – composer, lyricist, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, director and performer – best known for his dazzling scores to several of the most renowned musicals of his generation, including The Bridges of Madison County, for which Jason received the 2014 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Orchestrations; the seminal chamber musical The Last Five Years, now a feature film starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan; his debut song cycle Songs for a New World; and Parade, winner of the 1999 Best Score Tony. The New York Times refers to Jason as “a leading member of a new generation of composers who embody high hopes for the American musical.”
His other musicals include Honeymoon In Vegas and 13, a film version of which is currently in development. His “novel symphony” The Trumpet of the Swan has been performed by the National Symphony Orchestra and around the world. Jason conducted Parade at Avery Fisher Hall in an all-star concert performance in February, 2015, and he is in the midst of recording a followup to his solo album, Wearing Someone Else’s Clothes. His sold-out series of concerts at the Abrons Arts Center in 2012 yielded a television special and accompanying album, Jason Robert Brown In Concert With Anika Noni Rose.
Jason studied composition at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., with Samuel Adler, Christopher Rouse, and Joseph Schwantner. He lives with his wife, composer Georgia Stitt, and their daughters in New York City. Jason is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and the American Federation of Musicians Local 802 & 47. Visit him on the web at www.jasonrobertbrown.com.
LENA HALL won a 2014 Tony Award and was nominated for a Grammy for her role as Yitzhak in the hit Broadway revival Hedwig and the Angry Inch. She also originated and starred as Nicola in the Tony winning musical Kinky Boots. Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include The Toxic Avenger, Radiant Baby, Tarzan, Dracula, 42nd Street, and Cats. TV includes guest stars on HBO’s Girls, Good Girls Revolt (Amazon Prime), Nature Cat (PBS) and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (Hasbro).
Lena recently teamed up with global pop star Josh Groban as a special guest on his sold out North American Stages tour. Her two solo musical reviews Sin & Salvation which played the legendary Cafe Carlyle and The Villa Satori both received rave reviews and have spawned live albums. Sin & Salvation is currently available on iTunes and CDBaby.
Follow Lena’s adventures via social media @lenarockerhall.
*Guests are subject to change