Friday, March 15, 2019
Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Mykal Kilgore, Guest Artist
Storm Large, Guest Artist
Ashley Park, 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. Storm spent the 90s singing in clubs throughout San Francisco. Tired of the club scene, she moved to Portland to pursue a new career as a chef, but a last-minute cancellation in 2002 at the Portland club “Dante’s” turned into a standing Wednesday night engagement for Storm and her new band, The Balls. It wasn’t long before Storm had a cult-like following in Portland, and a renewed singing career that was soon to be launched onto the international stage. Highlights of the 17-18 season include debuts with the San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Vancouver, Jacksonville, and RTÉ National Symphonies, as well as return engagements with the Houston, Toronto, and Toledo Symphonies. Storm and her band, Le Bonheur, continue to tour concert halls across the country. The 16-17 season included debuts with the Atlanta, Baltimore, and BBC Symphony Orchestras, and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, as well as return engagements with National Symphony Orchestra and Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Recent highlights include engagements with the New York Pops, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, Memphis Symphony, and the Knights, as well as performances at the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago. She joined Michael Feinstein as special guest on the Jazz at Lincoln Center Popular Song series, as well as with Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, and the Pasadena Pops. 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 she was featured on their CD, Get Happy. Storm has also sung with Grammy winner k.d. lang, pianist Kirill Gerstein, punk rocker John Doe, singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer George Clinton.
Ashley Jini Park is a Grammy and Tony nominated actress born in Glendale, California and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she graduated from the famed Musical Theatre program at the University of Michigan. After making her Broadway debut in Broadway's Mamma Mia!, Ashley starred as Tuptim opposite Ken Watanabe and Kelli O'Hara in the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of The King and I at New York's Lincoln Center. She then co-starred in Broadway's Sunday in the Park With George, starring Jake Gyllenhaal while filming the second season of "Nightcap" (Pop TV/Lionsgate/Dakota Pictures). In 2018, Ashley took Broadway and Off-Broadway by storm. She starred in the award winning KPOP and was honored with the esteemed Lucille Lortel Award for Lead Actress in a Musical. This same year, Ashley starred as Gretchen Wieners in the Tina Fey musical Mean Girls, based on the feature of the same name. Her honest portrayal of the interminably insecure Gretchen garnered her a Tony nomination for Featured Actress in A Musical. @ashleyparklady
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 and was in the Chicago production of Wicked (Fiyero u/s). 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 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