This show celebrates the arts, artists, and each other. It is all about celebrating someone's body of WORTH.
Michael Lavine (02/28/2021)
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Michael Lavine (Music Director) has worked as a musical director, pianist, vocal coach and singer all over the world. He musically directed a concert of the works of Stephen Schwartz, featuring Stephen himself, Ben Vereen, Paul Shaffer, Alice Ripley, Daisy Eagan, Constantine Maroulis, and more, and produced and musically directed REDISCOVERED HAMLISCH, a CD of previously unrecorded songs by Marvin Hamlisch, featuring Kelli O’Hara and other Broadway stars.
Michael conducted THE LITTLE MERMAID at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, starring Emily Skinner, musical directed Comden & Green’s BILLION DOLLAR BABY at Off-Broadway’s York Theatre, starring Kristin Chenoweth, Marc Kudisch and Debbie Gravitte, as well as Burton Lane’s CARMELINA (also at the York). He has shared the stage with Mimi Hines and Peter Howard (his mentor) in THIS FUNNY WORLD (a Rodgers and Hart revue) at the Kennedy Center. Michael also regularly plays for the Outer Critic's Circle Awards in New York, and has conducted orchestras in a number of cities around the country.
A graduate of Columbia University, Michael owns one of the larger privately held sheet music collections in the world. In addition, Michael gives master classes on the performance of songs and auditioning in New York, Los Angeles, Moscow, Switzerland, Bangkok, Australia, Singapore, Manila, Martha's Vineyard and other locations.
More details can be found at Michael's website, www.michaellavine.net. He can be reached at Broadwaymhl@aol.com.
Messages From Beyond with James Anthony and Muriel Pellizzi (02/27/2021)
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JAMES ANTHONY is a gifted Psychic Medium, Channeler, Claircognizant, Clairvoyant, Psychographer and Intuitive, whose abilities were present since childhood. He has been sharing spirit with clients, for over 30 years. He is able to bridge the gap between our plane of existence by communicating with Spirit and that can include but are not limited to Ancestors and Loved Ones, Spirit Guides and Helpers, and Guardian Angels. He brings a fresh awareness of the afterlife, as well as details of your past, present, and future circumstances, while providing wisdom, guidance, and confirmation in all matters. For a spiritual reading: www.Keen.com
After discovering how powerfully transformative Restorative Yoga was in Muriel Pillizzi's own Personal life, it became a passion and commitment to share this deeply therapeutic practice with others. Born a nurturing soul, Muriel became drawn to this deeply nuanced and healing practice and it quickly became her journey of study, deepening her knowledge of the energetic body, the relaxation response, and the use of the breath. Certified yoga Teacher E-RYT, Yoga Alliance Certified Education Practitioner YACEP, Restorative yoga (advanced) Certified, Relax and Renew trained w Judith Hanson Lasater, Advanced reiki healer, Yin Yoga - Certified, Thai yoga massage, Certified Reflexologist
Tamara Jenkins (02/25/2021)
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Tamara Jenkins spent the last 30 years as a professional actress in New York City before moving to the Chicago area. Her acting credits include: BROADWAY/TOURS ‘Velma’ in Chicago, ‘Cosette’ in Les Miserables, ‘Demeter’ in Cats, the ‘Eliza’ cover in the Richard Chamberlain revival of My Fair Lady, and ‘Elyse Schulman’ in The New World. OFF-BROADWAY: Brel Returns at The Zipper Theater. Her numerous regional credits include: ‘Fiona’ in Brigadoon with Dick Van Patton, ‘Hodel’ in Fiddler on the Roof with Theo Bikel, ‘Guinevere’ in Camelot with Noel Harrison, ‘Glinda’ in Wizard of Oz with Bob Keeshan, ‘Christine’ in Phantom, ‘Anna” in The King and I, ‘Sarah Brown’ in Guys and Dolls, and many others. TV: Conviction, Another World, Guiding Light.
Ms. Jenkins Co-Founded and served as Artistic Director at The Harbor Lights Theater Company, the first and only Equity Theater Company in the history of Staten Island. In her eight-year tenure, she presented 29 productions featuring over 100 Broadway actors, including Tony, Emmy, Obie, and Oscar winners and nominees. She made her Harbor Lights directing debut in the acclaimed 2011 production of Amahl and the Night Visitors.
She is a classically trained singer and voice teacher with a Bachelor of Music from The University of Illinois, (Magna Cum Laude).
Stanley Livingston (02/24/2021)
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STANLEY LIVINGSTON, can already boast a career of sixty-five years in the entertainment industry - including a phenomenal twelve-year run as "CHIP DOUGLAS" on one of television's most popular and durable series, MY THREE SONS. The series is television's second-longest running situation comedy and has been broadcast continuously for 60 years! The Emmy nominated and Golden Globe winning show debuted in 1960 and ran through 1972. A total of 380 Episodes were produced.
Since “My Three Sons”, Mr. Livingston has worked in a multitude of positions in the Entertainment industry, including: director, producer, executive producer, writer, cinematographer, editor - and, of course, as an actor.
Mr. Livingston is the owner of FIRST TEAM PRODUCTIONS - a Los Angeles based Production Company. Over the years, the company has produced feature films, television pilots, episodic television segments, documentaries, commercials, PBS style programming, music and educational videos, shorts - and even a 3-Strip 35mm CINERAMA® Process Film.
Nina Hennessey and Ray Marchica (02/23/2021)
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Nina Hennessey was born in Denver, CO. After graduating from Barnard College and a stint at Radio City Music Hall (where she met Ray Marchica) and the 1st National Tour of ANNIE, she moved to Broadway..... WOMAN OF THE YEAR, SNOOPY, DREAMGIRLS, LES MISERABLES, CATS, CHESS in CONCERT, THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS in CONCERT and BYE BYE BIRDIE .
Ray Marchica is a graduate of Brooklyn College, where he studied percussion with Morris Lang of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Performance. He’s been an in-demand player in New York for more than 40 years, appearing on countless sessions, Broadway productions and TV shows. Ray is married to singer-actress-dancer Nina Hennessey, and their children, Paolo Marchica and Maddy Ruff, are now young adults.
Steve March-Tormé (02/22/2021)
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Steve March-Tormé is the first born son of the multi-talented Mel Tormé. His stepfather was the actor/comedian Hal March, who was the host of NBC-TV’s The $64,000 Question Show and subsequently starred in Neil Simon’s Come Blow Your Horn on Broadway.
Steve is an international touring and recording artist and has wowed audiences in every venue from intimate jazz clubs to Performing Arts Centers to jazz festivals worldwide (Australia, England, Japan, Canada and Brazil to name a few). In 2019, Steve was nominated for a Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Award in the category of Best Male Vocalist.
In addition to his performing and recording career, he’s also the voice you hear every weekday morning (6:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.) and afternoon (3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.) plus Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.on 91.1 The Avenue (FM)(avenueradio.com) in Wisconsin.
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