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Broadway Then and Now with Ted Sperling, Santino Fontana and Jessica Vosk: June 4
Jun 4, @ 6 & 8:30PM
chase room, NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark
Tony Award-winning musical director Ted Sperling (My 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
Can Whistle, and Jessica also sold out Carnegie Hall for
her solo concert debut, My
A Tony Award winner for his orchestrations of The Light in the Piazza,
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. Maisel.
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
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.
Please note that face masks are required for this performance.
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
tickets are available online at njpac.org, 1.888.MY.NJPAC (696.5722) or the
NJPAC Box Office, One Center St., Newark. All tickets are subject to
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purchase. The fee for telephone and online orders is always the same.
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