Friday, March 15, 2019
Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Mykal Kilgore, Guest Artist
Storm Large, Guest Artist
Laura Osnes, Guest Artist
Ryan Silverman, Guest Artist
Travel around the world, under the sea, and even over the rainbow as The New York Pops celebrates the soundtracks that have captivated generations of movie lovers.
About the Artists
Mykal Kilgore studied voice at Florida State University where he learned to hone his ability to go from singing a Broadway showtune to soul and jazz scatting to Gospel. In addition, his multi-faceted and multi-octave tenor can easily slide up to a crystal clear soprano, a feat unmatched by even today’s most popular male vocalists. Mykal’s sound is a gumbo of American roots music and modern feels, soul and storytelling. Mykal was most recently seen in the critically acclaimed production of Songs for A New World at Encores! Off-Center and as Simon in Jesus Christ Superstar at Chicago Lyric Opera. Other theater credits include Motown: the Musical and Hair on Broadway, as well as The Book of Mormon (1st National Tour). He has also appeared in TV/Film with roles in NBC’s live productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and The Wiz, as well as Collateral Beauty. Mykal racked up over 10 million views on social media via his videos with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox and his viral “Reclaiming My Time” video. Mykal has also performed to sold out audiences at Joe’s Pub, Roseland, Birdland, The Kennedy Center, and in his own cabarets "MYKAL@54Below" and "MYKAL@TheApolloMusicCafe." MYKALKILGORE.COM
Storm Large : musician, actor, playwright, author, awesome. She shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova, where despite having been eliminated in the week before the finale, Storm built a fan base that follows her around the world to this day. In the 18-19 season, Storm performs her one-woman autobiographical musical memoir Crazy Enough at Portland Center Stage and La Jolla Music Society celebrating the show’s ten-year anniversary. Highlights of the season include debuts with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony, the Maryland Symphony, and the Philly Pops, as well as return engagements with the Houston Symphony, The New York Pops, and the Louisville Orchestra, with whom she recorded the 2017 album All In. Storm continues to tour concert halls across the country with her band Le Bonheur and as a special guest on Michael Feinstein’s Shaken & Stirred tour. Storm made her debut as guest vocalist with the band Pink Martini in April 2011, singing four sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She continues to perform with the band, touring nationally and internationally, and is featured on their CD Get Happy. Storm has also sung with Grammy winner k.d. lang, pianist Kirill Gerstein, punk rocker John Doe, Rufus Wainwright, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer George Clinton. Storm’s musical memoir, Crazy Enough, played to packed houses in 2009 during its unprecedented 21-week sold out run. Her memoir, Crazy Enough, was released by Simon and Schuster in 2012, named Oprah’s Book of the Week, and awarded the 2013 Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction.
Laura Osnes was last seen on Broadway starring in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Bandstand (Drama Desk, Drama League nominations), which was filmed and released in movie theaters countrywide via Fathom Events. Other Broadway credits include Cinderella in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Drama Desk Award; Tony, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, Astaire nominations), Bonnie Parker in Bonnie and Clyde (Tony Award nomination), Hope Harcourt in the Tony Award-winning revival of Anything Goes (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Astaire Award nominations), Nellie Forbush in Lincoln Center Theater’s production of South Pacific, and Sandy in the most recent revival of Grease. Other New York/regional credits include The Scarlet Pimpernel and Crazy For You (Manhattan Concert Productions), The Blueprint Specials (Public Theatre), The Threepenny Opera (Drama Desk Award nomination, Atlantic Theater Company); City Center Encores! productions of The Band Wagon, Randy Newman's Faust, and Pipe Dream; The Sound of Music in concert at Carnegie Hall; Carousel opposite Steven Pasquale at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Broadway: Three Generations at the Kennedy Center. Her television credits include Fosse/Verdon (F/X), Elementary (CBS), HBO's documentary Six By Sondheim, Live From Lincoln Center: Bernstein On Broadway, Sondheim: The Birthday Concert, the HBO pilot The Miraculous Year, and the Kennedy Center Honors salutes to Barbara Cook (2011) and Dustin Hoffman (2012). In addition to touring the country with her popular concert series Broadway Princess Party, her many concerts and cabarets include performing with Michael Feinstein, the New York Philharmonic, The New York Pops, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, The Boston Pops, The San Francisco Symphony, The National Symphony Orchestra, as well as appearing in such venues as Carnegie Hall, The Café Carlyle, 54 Below, Lincoln Center, NJPAC, The Smith Center in Las Vegas, and MN Orchestra Hall. She can be heard on several original cast recordings and her two solo albums: Dream A Little Dream: Live at The Café Carlyle and If I Tell You: The Songs of Maury Yeston. @lauraosnes
Ryan Silverman starred in Side Show on Broadway for which he received a Drama Desk nomination for Best Actor. Other Broadway credits include star turns as Billy Flynn in Chicago and Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera. Silverman received Drama Desk and Drama League nominations for his performance as Giorgio in CSC’s production of Passion. He has appeared at the Kennedy Center as Sir Lancelot alongside Brian Stokes Mitchell in Camelot and as Terry Connor in Side Show. Internationally, Silverman has starred in the Théâtre du Châtelet’s acclaimed production of Passion opposite Natalie Dessay and as Tony in the Olivier nominated 2008 West End production of West Side Story. Silverman also recently starred in the concert version of West Side Story with the Philadelphia Orchestra and a staged concert version of The Golden Apple at City Center Encores! Other credits include Cry-Baby on Broadway, Finian’s Rainbow (Irish Repertory Theatre), and The Most Happy Fella at New York City Opera. He recently made his debut at Paper Mill Playhouse starring in Ken Ludwig’s play A Comedy of Tenors. Silverman starred as Sky in the 1st National tour of Mamma Mia!, and Jose in the world premiere of the new musical Carmen at La Jolla Playhouse. Silverman played the role of Rapunzel’s Prince in Into The Woods at the MUNY. Regional credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie (Jimmy), Cinderella (Prince), Grease! (Danny), Hello, Dolly! (Cornelius), Assassins (John Wilkes Booth), Sweeney Todd (Anthony), Forever Plaid (Smudge), and Blood Brothers (Eddie Lyons). TV and film credits include The Good Fight, Gossip Girl, The 5 Minarets of New York, Sex and the City 2, and True Blood. Silverman has performed his club act the Café Carlyle (month-long residency) and Feinstein’s at the Regency. He has appeared in concert with The New York Pops (Carnegie Hall), Seattle Symphony with Marvin Hamlisch, Philadelphia Orchestra, Philly Pops, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, The Cincinnati Pops, Utah Symphony, Houston Symphony, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, among others. www.ryansilverman.com and facebook.com/ryansilvermanonline