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, Shoshana Bean, Philippa Soo, Justin Guarini and more!*
JASON ROBERT BROWN is the three-time Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist of Songs for a New World (1995), Parade (1998), The Last Five Years (2002), 13 (2008), The Bridges of Madison County (2013) and Honeymoon In Vegas (2014). His shows are regularly performed on stages across the world, and his songs are regularly heard on television, film and recordings. Jason has recorded several albums, featuring his band The Caucasian Rhythm Kings, and is much in demand as a pianist, singer and conductor. He lives in New York City with his wife, Georgia Stitt, and his two daughters. Visit him on the web at www.jasonrobertbrown.com.
CARRIE MANOLAKOS After her first album Echo, Manolakos landed in the top 100 of the pop iTunes charts, she became an internet sensation with her haunting performance of the Radiohead classic Creep, captured at her album release concert in April 2012 at (le) poisson rouge. The video has over 3.5 million views and is still climbing. She was selected for Elle Magazine’s 30 Under 30: Essential Names to Know, voted #1 by readers.
Manolakos was featured as the top story on Gawker, saying her rendition of the song "Will Make Your Ears Orgasm,” as well as Entertainment Weekly for being one of the top 12 best Radiohead covers of all time, with artists such as Frank Ocean, John Mayer, Weezer, Regina Spektor, Vampire Weekend. She’s been featured in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Huffington Post, Daily Beast, MTV, and MSNnow.
Carrie is also a part of the Golden Globe Award winning film THE GREATEST SHOWMAN with Hugh Jackman, lending her voice on multiple tracks in the film, and has been a guest artist with Hugh Jackman at the Metropolitan Opera House. She has also sung with Phish at Madison Square Garden, for their much anticipated New Years Eve show — one of their wildest in history.
With an extensive background in theatre, Broadway credits include the lead role of Sophie in MAMMA MIA!, as well as Elphaba on the Second National Tour of WICKED. She has originated many leading roles in new rock musicals including the dual faced, evocative character of Lizzie Borden in the Musical LIZZIE. And most recently finished the Workshop of Alanis Morisette’s JAGGED LITTLE PILL.
Carrie has finished recording her next album independently with her band in New York. This new music is co-produced by Grammy Award nominee, Jason Agel (John Legend, Prince, Beyonce, Bjork, JayZ), set to be released in 2018. These upcoming songs were co-written in Los Angeles, Nashville and New York with grammy award winning songwriters such as Shane McAnally (Kelly Clarkson, Lady Antebellum), David Hodges (Christina Perri, Avril Lavigne) and busbee (Pink, Maren Morris).
Manolakos has shared the stage with Hugh Jackman, Trey Anastasio, Vanessa Williams and others. She can also be seen on screen with Peter Dinklage and Coldplay in their spoof of Game Of Thrones and in the National PBS Special “Rocktopia” singing Aerosmith and Zeppelin. And as singer for symphonies in Europe and north america, including the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Syracuse Symphony, Youngstown Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony and Dayton Symphony.
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*Guests are subject to change