Jennifer Holliday in Concert with the NSO Pops, Conducted by Marvin Hamlisch
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With a voice that The New York Times describes as a "singularly thunderous baritone," Broadway leading man Brian Stokes Mitchell joins the NSO Pops for an evening of holiday favorites. Equally comfortable as a dancer and a singer, he's an in-demand presence on the Great White Way, with critically acclaimed performances in Man of La Mancha, Kiss Me Kate, Ragtime, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Jelly's Last Jam, Sweeney Todd and, most recently, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. He's even had two cameo appearances on the hit TV show Glee, and last year released a CD of Broadway hits entitled Simply Broadway. Steven Reineke conducts the orchestra as Stokes puts his jazzy spin on all the holiday classics. Word on the street is that Jolly ol' St. Nick might even make an appearance at this show! Learn More
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Tony Award-winner Jennifer Holliday performs with the National Symphony Orchestra Pops in Jennifer Holliday in Concert. Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch conducts the program which includes such Dreamgirls hits as "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" and "Changing," along with other audience favorites.
Possessing one of the biggest and most powerful soul voices of the last quarter century, Jennifer Holliday received a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Effie in the original Broadway production of Dreamgirls. It was this tragic and triumphant role and her show-stopping performance of the ballad "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" that made her a star. Ms. Holliday's other stage credits include performances in the Broadway revivals of Chicago, Grease, and Your Arms Too Short to Box With God, and the national tour of Sing, Mahalia, Sing. Her albums include Feel My Soul (produced by Earth, Wind & Fire leader Maurice White), Say You Love Me, Get Close to My Love, I'm On Your Side, and the gospel album On & On.
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