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Tony Award-winning musical director Ted
Fair Lady, The Light in the Piazza) and vocalists Santino Fontana (Tootsie, Frozen) and Jessica Vosk (Wicked, Fiddler on the Roof)
in a program that celebrates their favorite selections of music from
Broadway past and present. Ted and Santino recently sold out Carnegie Hall
with their performance of Stephen Sondheim’s Anyone Can Whistle, and Jessica also sold
out Carnegie Hall for her solo concert debut, My Golden Age.
A Tony Award winner for his orchestrations of The Light in the Piazza, Ted Sperling is
known for his work across many genres. As Artistic Director of
MasterVoices, he has directed and conducted operas, oratorios, and musical
theater rarities. Last season he conceived and supervised an online
production of Adam Guettel’s Myths
and Hymns, which was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. He was
music director of the recent Broadway productions of My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof
and The King and I. Other Broadway and off-Broadway credits as
musical director or director include South
Pacific, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Full Monty, See What I Wanna See, A
Man of No Importance, A New Brain, Floyd Collins, Striking 12
and The Other Josh Cohen.
As an actor, Mr. Sperling played Wallace Hartley in the Broadway musical
Titanic, and is talk show host Steve Allen in the final episode of season
two of The Marvelous Mrs.
has cemented himself as one of Broadway’s foremost leading men as well as a
formidable screen talent. In 2019, Santino won the Tony Award for Tootsie, also garnering
him Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. He is widely known for
lending his voice to the villainous Prince Hans in Disney’s Frozen. On television,
Santino will be seen in the upcoming season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
He starred on The CW’s Crazy
Ex-Girlfriend, and has appeared on Shades of Blue, Singularity, Fosse/Verdon, The Good
Wife, Nurse Jackie, Brain Dead, Mozart in the Jungle, and Royal Pains, as well in
the web series, Submissions
Only. Santino received a Tony Nomination for his portrayal in CINDERELLA. Santino has
won Lucille Lortel, Obie, and Outer Critics Circle Awards and was nominated
for Drama Desk and Drama League Awards for his performance in Sons of the Prophet.
is a celebrated singer and actress known for stirring roles on the musical
theater and concert stage. Vosk made her Carnegie Hall debut in November
2021 in a sold-out solo show titled My
Golden Age. Before the infamous shutdown, she starred as the
narrator in Joseph
and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Lincoln Center. She
also created the role of Aunt Val in the world premiere of Becoming Nancy. Before
that, Vosk finished an acclaimed run as Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway. Vosk
starred in New York City Ballet’s Jerome Robbins tribute Something to Dance About
and re-created the role of Fruma Sarah in the most recent Broadway revival
of Fiddler on the Roof.
Other Broadway credits include Finding
Neverland and The
Bridges of Madison County. She starred as Anita in West Side Story with the
San Francisco Symphony; the recording of the concert was nominated for a
GRAMMY®. Her debut, Billboard-charting solo album Wild and Free was
released in 2018 and was followed by 2020’s A Very Coco Christmas.
The American Song
series at NJPAC is presented, in part, through the generous support of the
Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the David S. Steiner and Sylvia
Steiner Charitable Trust, the Joan and Allen Bildner Family Fund, and the
Smart Family Foundation/David S. Stone, Esq., Stone & Magnanini