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Bio: Brett Macias received his BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from Webster University. He has composed music for Webster University, Encores! (NYC), the St. Louis Repertory Theatre, and Cockeyed Optimist’s Production of One Thing I’d Like to Say. He also wrote the book and contributed music to the... See Full BioMore Info
Inspired By Love: The Music of Brett Macias Many members of the cast of the national tour of The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess will be Inspired By Love May 12th Inspired By Love will feature selections from composer Brett Macias’s musicals Gumbo, Beautiful Dreamer, and Beneath the Surface as well as a world premiere song cycle based on the love sonnets of Pablo Neruda. Sumayya Ali, Dan Barnhill, Vanjah Boikai, Adrianna M. Cleveland, Cicily Daniels, Dwelvan David, Nkrumah Gatling, Danielle Lee Greaves, Tamar Greene, David Hughey, Nicole Adell Johnson, Quentin Oliver Lee, Cheryse McLeod Lewis, Sarita Rachelle Lilly, Kent Overshown, Chauncey Packer, Lindsay Roberts, Fred Rose, Soara-Joye Ross and Nathaniel Stampley are scheduled to perform. Dale Rieling will conduct a twelve piece band with orchestrations by Matt Castle and Frank Galano, Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Steven Gross, Brett Macias, Chip Prince, and Jesse Weiner among others. Brett Macias received his BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from Webster University. As a graduate of the Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Program at NYU, Brett wrote the music for musicals: Fishing The Moon (words by Caroline Murphy), The Lavatory (words by Frederick Sauter), and Beautiful Dreamer (words by Caroline Murphy). Beautiful Dreamer was a finalist in both the 2006 Chicago Stages Festival and the 2007 and 2010 New York Musical Theatre Festival. He, with Caroline Murphy, was featured in American Theater Magazine in 2009 as a writing team to watch for their musical Beneath the Surface. He has composed music for Prospect Theater Company, Stephens College, Webster University, Cockeyed Optimists, Encores! (NYC), and the St. Louis Repertory Theatre. Gumbo (words by Christina Quinatna) was selected for the 2014 New York Musical Festival Next Link Program. News and his music can be found at brettmacias.com. The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess will be playing at the Ahmanson Theatre April 22-June 1. For information, please visit centertheatregroup.org. Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP) was conceived by Broadway Musical Director Mary-Mitchell Campbell and Juilliard students to transform the lives of youth using the most powerful tool they had—their art. Today, ASTEP connects performing and visual artists with underserved youth in the U.S. and around the world to awaken their imaginations, foster critical thinking, and help them break the cycle of poverty. Further information can be found astep.org.
Muse Match, an evening that seeks to answer the question, "What happens when 18 composers go on a blind date with 18 singers?," will be presented Feb. 24, 2014, at 11:30 PM at 54 Below. Produced by Bill Coyne, the evening will benefit the Boys and Girls Club. "I have paired 18 composers with 18 singers they have never worked with," Coyne told Playbill.com. "Out of a musical theater blind-date where the pairs discuss their strengths and weaknesses, passions, fears, the composers write a song specifically for and inspired by the singer." Composers include Daniel B. Mate, Sam Salmond, Rob Rokicki, Julia Meinwald, Nathan Dame, Alexander Sage Oyen, Paul Fujimoto, Drew Fornorola, Caitlin Saylor Stephens, Eric Loehr, Nate Weida, Nikko Benson, Caleb Hoyer, Will Larche, Brett Macias, Eli Katz Zoller, David Alan Thornton and Andy Monroe. Performers include Eric William Morris, Jillian Louis, Kilty Reidy, Preston Ellis, Mimi Robinson, Demi Fragale, Paul Louis Lessard, Erik Liberman, David Marshall, Analisa Leaming, Victoria Huston-Elem, David Johnson, Jacob L. Smith, Scott Guthrie, Katie Madison, Zachary Prince and Julia Burrows. There is a $20 cover charge and a $20 food/beverage minimum.
Joey and Lee’s Cabaret Awesome brings you Cicily Daniels and Brett Macias directly from New York! Cicily, who played Ursula on Broadway in The Little Mermaid, is one Awesome singer. Brett, is an amazing composer who has written several musicals, and can currently be heard singing on NBC's Smash. These two are going to light up our stage!
Get ready! Get set! It's go time for all the Brett Macias you could ever want, but didn't know until now that you needed. Broadway's Future: The Music of Brett Macias February 27th, 2012 6pm Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center 111 Amsterdam Ave (Between 64th and 65th street) Admission is Free. That's right. No two drink minimum, no cover! Seating is first come, first served. No reservations! I'll be debuting some original songs AND there will be an exclusive giveaway for the audience. (No. It's not iPads. Who do you think I am, Ellen?) Plus check out these hot performers we got: Raja Burrows (bomb: in concert) Christine Danelson (Hairspray-National Tour, Papermill) Cicily Daniels (Little Mermaid, Rent) Celina Carvajal (Tarzan, Toxic Avenger) Chris Critelli (bomb: in concert) Asmeret Ghebremichael (The Book of Mormon) Leah Horowitz (Follies, Les Miserables) Emily Jenda Brett Macias Chelsea Morgan Stock (Little Mermaid, Sister Act) Jennifer Noth Ben Roseberry (Lion King-National Tour, RYNESS) Bryce Ryness (Leap of Faith, Hair, Legally Blonde, RYNESS) Matthew Schatz Brandi Varnell Jeff Washburn (Cloaked, RYNESS) Plus more to be announced very soon. Musical Director/ Keys: Brandon J. Ethridge Guitar: Jeff Washburn Bass: Joe Wallace Percussion: Joshua Mark Samuels Music Supervision by Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook of Special Guest Music Productions See you there my funky friends. Also, while I have you. If you want to take me with you wherever you go (and you know you do) you can download my Brett Macias app for Android. You'll get details about gigs and new songs before they're released to the general public. https://market.android.com/details?id=com.reverbnation.artistapp.i183827 Download some awesome today!
CAP21 Presents the music of bomb in concert Music by Brett Macias Lyrics by Caroline Murphy Directed by Terry Berliner Musical Direction by Aaron Jodoin Featuring: Justis Bolding Raja Burrows Chris Critelli Christine Danelson Katie McCreary Chelsea Morgan Stock Corbitt Williams Guitar: Kevin Kuhn, Anthony Rubbo Bass: John McFaul Drums: Joshua Mark Samuels ******************************************************** $21 All proceeds benefit the CAP21 Theatre Company. Admission includes post-concert reception with the cast and creators. Buy Tickets Online at http://tinyurl.com/bombinconcert or at the Door. Call 212-807-0202 x22 for information. ********************************************************
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