On March 8, 2013, The New York Pops continued its 30th season with an evening of swinging favorites in Luck Be a Lady: Megan Hilty Sings Sinatra and More. Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke led the orchestra as it tipped its hat to the Rat Pack, Ella Fitzgerald, Marilyn Monroe, and other stars from the golden age of entertainment. The performance featured Megan Hilty, Broadway singer and star of the television show Smash, and Ryan Silverman, one of Broadway's favorite leading men. The program included "Luck Be a Lady," "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," music from Smash and more.
BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos from the concert below!
Megan Hilty is best known for her for role on Smash and her portrayal of Lorelei Lee, the diamond-loving blonde made famous by Carol Channing, in the New York City Center Encores! production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; Doralee Rhodes in Broadway's 9 to 5: The Musical (earning nominations for Lead Actress in a Musical from the Drama Desk Awards, among others); and more. She made her Broadway debut as Glinda in Wicked, and went on to perform the role in a national tour and in Los Angeles. She was recently signed to Sony Music, with her new album released this spring. This performance marks her debut with The New York Pops and at Carnegie Hall.
Ryan Silverman most recently starred in the Broadway and Las Vegas productions of The Phantom of the Opera as Raoul. Other New York credits include Music In The Air (Karl) at New York City Center Encores!, Cry-Baby on Broadway (Cry-Baby u/s), and The Most Happy Fella (Al) at New York City Opera. His portrayal of Tony in the Olivier-nominated 2008 West End production of West Side Story received universal raves. Additional stage credits include the first national tour of Mamma Mia! (Sky) and Wicked in Chicago. Ryan's film and television work includes Gossip Girl and Sex and the City 2, as well as a featured appearance in the film Five Minarets with Danny Glover and Gina Gershon. Silverman currently stars opposite Melissa Errico and Judy Kuhn in Classic Stage Company's production of Stephen Sondheim's Passion, directed by John Doyle.
The New York Pops is the largest independent pops orchestra in the United States, and the only professional symphonic orchestra in New York City specializing in popular music. Led by Music Director Steven Reineke, the orchestra performs an annual subscription series and birthday gala at Carnegie Hall. The New York Pops also gives free concerts in New York City parks, performs interactive concerts for families, and has toured throughout the world. The New York Pops' extensive education programs allow thousands of New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds to participate in concert and music-making experiences at Carnegie Hall, public schools, community organizations, children's hospitals and senior centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City.
Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff
Steven Reineke Music Director/Conductor & The New York Pops
Ryan Silverman & Megan Hilty
Ryan Silverman & Megan Hilty
Stephen's life seems to have always revolved around a camera and a piano. He studied at Manhattan School of Music and performed in the "Borsht Belt" during college vacations, where in the true DIRTY DANCING tradition he met his wife Eda. Stephen was a Board Member of the First All Children's Theater and his wife, a classical pianist, is a Board Member of Barrington Stage Co. In between he made time to be CEO of a multi national machinery company and President of a domestic Textile Mfg. Co. In retirement, he now takes pictures of his 5 grandchildren and various other performers. |