05/31 8:30 PM - $45 - $65.00
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Lee Roy Reams
Alex Rybeck – Musical Director
“Her voice is a delightful instrument! Irresistible!” – Daily News 2002
Karen Mason has starred on Broadway, Off-Broadway, television, and recording: and “has few peers when it comes to ripping the roof off with her amazing voice that knows no bounds!” (TheatreScene.net) Karen is a ten-time MAC Award winner and has won the MAC Award for Major Female Vocalist of the Year for six consecutive years. She has also won the 2006 Nightlife Award for Major Female Vocalist and has three Bistro Awards.
Karen most recently garnered rave reviews starring as “The Queen of Hearts” in WONDERLAND on Broadway She originated the role of “Tanya” on Broadway in Abba’s MAMMA MIA!, and was awarded a 2002 Drama Desk nomination as Best Actress. Her other leading roles include “Norma Desmond” in SUNSET BOULEVARD, which she performed to critical acclaim and standing ovations on
Broadway and in Los Angeles for three years; “Velma von Tussel” in the final Broadway company of HAIRSPRAY; “Monotony” singer, “Mazeppa” in JEROME ROBBINS’ BROADWAY; “Rosalie” in CARNIVAL (another Drama Desk nomination); plus featured roles in Broadway’s TORCH SONG TRILOGY; and PLAY ME A COUNTRY SONG.
Karen won the Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance in AND THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND, and starred Off-Broadway in her own show KAREN MASON SINGS BROADWAY, BEATLES AND BRIAN.
Lee Roy Reams
Lee Roy Reams won critical acclaim as Roger DeBris on Broadway and the First National Co. of Mel Brook’s musical hit, THE PRODUCERS (Carbonell Award and Washington DC’s prestigious Helen Hayes Award).
Columnist Liz Smith calls him “Broadway’s Darling” and the New York Times hails him as “Broadway’s song and dance man nonpareil” for his leading roles in David Merrick’s legendary 42ND STREET (Tony and Drama Desk nominations). Lumiere in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Albin/ZaZa in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Cornelius Hackl in HELLO DOLLY! & Henry Spofford in LORELEI (both starring Carol Channing), Duane Fox in APPLAUSE starring Lauren Bacall. Will Parker in Richard Roger’s revival of OKLAHOMA!, Bob Fosse’s Sweet Charity starring Gwen Verdon, and AN EVENING WITH JERRY HERMAN. Favorite regional theater roles include Captain Hook in PETER PAN, Toddy in VICTOR/VICTORIA , Alfred P Doolittle in MY FAIR LADY, and Phil Davis in WHITE CHRISTMAS.
On Broadway, he directed HELLO DOLLY! (Tony Nomination/Best Revival) and An Evening With Jerry Herman. He also directed ANYTHING GOES starring Chita Rivera and productions of HELLO DOLLY! starring Madeline Kahn, JoAnne Worley, Michelle Lee, and in Paris Nicole Crosille. He is also the resident director or Theatre Guild’s Theatre at Sea whose stars include Patricia Neal, Gena Rowlands, Rosemary Harris, Leslie Uggams, Ed Asnor, Cliff Robertson, Eli Wallach, and Anne Jackson among others.
Favorite Television appearances include: Jerry Herman at the Hollywood Bowl (PBS and Bravo), SHOWBOAT (PBS), IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE (PBS), three Tony Award Shows. NIGHT OF 100 STARS II, and The Tonight Show.
Concerts and Cabaret have taken him to the White House and around the world: Venice’s Teatro La Fenice, Brazil’s Manaus Opera House, The Istanbul Hilton, New York’s Carnegie Hall (New York Pop and Cincinnati Pops), New York’s Town Hall, Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Center (Key West Pops), London’s Palladium, Manhattan’s Firebird Cafe, and Rockefeller Center’s Rainbow & Star (Bistro Award).
He’s had the honor of performing for four U.S. Presidents: Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Geroge H Bush and Bill Clinton.
Mr.Reams is the proud recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from his alma mater, CCM University of Cincinnati.
ALEX RYBECK is a composer, arranger, pianist and musical director, best known for his work in concerts and cabarets, on recordings, and in the theater. His Broadway credits include MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (directed by Hal Prince) and GRAND HOTEL (directed by Tommy Tune). Regionally, his work on WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW won him personal praise from Burt Bacharach.
A two-time winner of the MAC Award for Best Musical Direction, he has worked with such artists as Michael Feinstein, Faith Prince, Metropolitan Opera diva Roberta Peters, “Voice of Hollywood” Marni Nixon, Eartha Kitt, Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway, Jeff Harnar, Karen Mason, Lee Roy Reams, Jason Graae, Sally Mayes, Amanda McBroom, Julie Wilson, Tovah Feldshuh, Donna McKechnie, Rita Gardner, Celia Berk, and many more. His original songs have been recorded by Nancy LaMott, Todd Murray, Kevin Dozier, and others.
After graduating from Oberlin College, he moved to New York where he was mentored by Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, Stephen Schwartz, and Comden & Green under the aegis of the NYU Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program.