New York Cabaret Artist Liz Callaway to Perform at DeSales University
Award-winning New York cabaret artist Liz Callaway will perform for the students of the division of performing arts at DeSales University in an Actors Studio Forum on November 2, 2010.
Award-Winning Actress to be Hosted in Actors Studio Forum
The students of the Division of Performing Arts at DeSales University will be treated to An Afternoon With Liz Callaway, a performance by Broadway and cabaret artist Liz Callaway, who will appear as the featured guest in the Studio Theatre of the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on November 2, 2010 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
This event is open only to theatre students of the division of performing arts.
“I was surprised to learn from Joey DiMarco, one of our voice instructors, that he was good friends with Liz Callaway,” says John Bell, head of the division of performing arts. “Through their friendship, we’ve been delighted to schedule this visit which will be a great chance for our students to learn about building a career for both the Broadway stage and the cabaret circuit.”
With credits such as Miss Saigon, Cats, and Merrily We Roll Along, Ms. Callaway has appeared in major Broadway productions working with great composers and directors such as Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, and Trevor Nunn.
Ms. Callaway will appear in an actors studio-like conversation, hosted by Bell, which will feature questions from students in the performing arts division. At the end of the question and answer session, Ms. Callaway will perform a short set of songs.
Award-winning actress, singer, and recording artist Liz Callaway made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along. She received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Baby, and, for five years, appeared as Grizabella in Cats. She has also starred in the original casts of Miss Saigon, The Three Musketeers, and The Look of Love.
Off-Broadway, she received a Drama Desk nomination for her performance in The Spitfire Grill, and also appeared in No Way to Treat a Lady, Marry Me a Little, Godspell, and Brownstone. Other New York appearances include Hair in Concert, the legendary Follies in Concert at Lincoln Center, A Stephen Sondheim Evening, and Fiorello! at Encores! She also starred as Venus in the Chicago Ovations! production of One Touch of Venus, and in Elegies at Reprise! in Los Angeles.
The award-winning Sibling Revelry (created with sister Ann Hampton Callaway) was presented to great acclaim at the Donmar Warehouse in London. Originally produced at New York’s Rainbow and Stars, the show was recorded live by DRG Records. Relative Harmony, also created with her sister, opened to rave reviews in New York and Los Angeles. She had the pleasure of co-starring with Jimmy Webb & Paul Williams in their critically acclaimed engagement at Feinstein’s in New York. Her extensive concert and symphony work includes appearances at The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, and on tour with the Boston Pops. Worldwide, she has performed in China, Iceland, Estonia, France, Slovenia, Seoul, South Korea, and Barcelona, Spain, where she premiered a new concert featuring the music of Stephen Sondheim at Gran Teatre del Liceu.
Liz sang the Academy Award-nominated song “Journey to the Past” in the animated feature Anastasia. Liz is also the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin and the King of Thieves and The Return of Jafar. Other film work includes the singing voice of the title character in The Swan Princess, Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride, Beauty and the Beast, and The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars.
She received an Emmy Award for hosting Ready to Go, a daily, live children’s program on CBS in Boston. Other TV credits include In Performance at the White House, Inside the Actor’s Studio: Stephen Sondheim, Christmas with the Boston Pops, The David Letterman Show, and Senior Trip (CBS Movie of the Week).
She has released 3 solo recordings: The Beat Goes On (featuring music of the 60’s), The Story Goes On: Liz Callaway On and Off-Broadway, and Anywhere I Wander (the music of Frank Loessor). Her numerous other recordings include Unsung Sondheim, Unsung Irving Berlin, Lost in Boston, The Maury Yeston Songbook, Hair in Concert, and the just released complete recording of Allegro, produced by the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. Liz is currently recording her new solo album for PS Classics.
Press Release: New York Cabaret Artist Liz Callaway to Perform at DeSales University | Posted on: 10/29/2010
For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive Director of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034
610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu