Remembering Stephen Sondheim
Tanglewood (297 West St., Lenox, MA 01240, Lenox MA)
Keith Lockhart, the Boston Pops and a Broadway cast honor Stephen Sondheim’s unmatched legacy that has transformed American musical theater.
Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops, will share some of his favorite Sondheim creations, from the ground-breaking contributions of Follies and Company, to the organic perfection of shows like A Little Night Music and Sweeney Todd and the audacity of later works like Assassins. Come celebrate the legacy of a true musical luminary on this unique night at Tanglewood with Nikki Renée Daniels, Conrad Ricamora, Emily Skinner and Alton Fitzgerald White.
Nikki Renée Daniels recently played Angelica Schuyler in Hamilton at the CIBC Theater in Chicago. Broadway: Company (Jenny), The Book of Mormon (Nabulungi), The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Clara), Les Miserables (Fantine), Anything Goes, Promises, Promises,Aida, Nine, Little Shop of Horrors, Lestat, and The Look of Love. Ms. Daniels made her New York City Opera debut as Clara in Porgy and Bess.
Along with his film and television credits, including six seasons opposite Viola Davis in How to Get Away with Murder, Conrad Ricamora has performed on Broadway in The King And I (Lincoln Center – Grammy Nomination) and Off-Broadway in Little Shop of Horrors, Here Lies Love (Public Theatre- Theatre World Award, Lortel nomination), Soft Power (Public Theatre- Drama Desk, Lortel, Grammy Nominations) among others — and earned a 2016 Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award and 2017 Equality California Award.
Emily Skinner has appeared recently in the Broadway-bound Once Upon a One More Time at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC, and her many Broaday roles include Georgia Holt in The Cher Show, Prince of Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club, and in Billy Elliot as the first American in the role of Billy’s dance teacher, Mrs. Wilkinson, as well as Jekyll & Hyde, James Joyce’s the Dead (opposite Christopher Walken), The Full Monty and Dinner At Eight …
With a record-breaking 4,308 performances as King Mufasa in The Lion King on Broadway, Alton Fitzgerald White has a long and wide Broadway range, with starring roles including Mister in The Color Purple, Coalhouse Walker Jr. in Ragtime, Ken in Smokey Joe’s Cafe, John in Miss Saigon and The Hawker in The Who’s Tommy, and he has performed in concert all over the world.
Keith Lockhart, who holds the Julian and Eunice Cohen Boston Pops Conductor chair, has lead the Boston Pops in more than 2,000 concerts in every imaginable setting—from hospitals to the Super Bowl—and collaborate with nearly 300 guest artists, drawn from the worlds of classical and popular music, rock, jazz, sports, politics, Broadway, and Hollywood.
Acclaimed around the world, the Boston Pops has won wide acclaim and popular affection. Lockhart has also led annual Boston Pops appearances at Tanglewood, Pops concerts at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall, 45 national tours to more than 150 cities in 38 states, and four international tours to Japan and Korea. He and the Pops have made 80 television shows, and have been acknowledged in popular culture, recently in a memorable episode of the animated television series “The Simpsons.”