Filene Center
TONIGHT AT
THE FILENE CENTER
Broadway in the Park
Signature Theatre and Wolf Trap present:

BROADWAY IN THE PARK

featuring

Renée Elise Goldsberry and
Brian Stokes Mitchell

Christian Douglas, Rayshun LaMarr, Katie Mariko Murray,
Tracy Lynn Olivera, Nova Y. Payton, Bobby Smith 

With Crystal Monee Hall, Kristina Nicole Miller & Anastasia Talley

SEP 3 | 8 PM


PROGRAM

Overture
from Gypsy
Music by Jule Styne
Orchestra

“Back In Business”
from Putting It Together
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Christian Douglas, Rayshun LaMarr, Katie Mariko Murray, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Nova Y. Payton & Bobby Smith

“Fugue For Tinhorns”

from Guys and Dolls
Music & Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Bobby Smith, Rayshun LaMarr & Christian Douglas

“You Could Drive A Person Crazy”
from Company
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Tracy Lynn Olivera, Nova Y. Payton & Katie Mariko Murray

“I Can Cook Too”
from On The Town
Music & Lyrics by Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden & Adolph Green
Tracy Lynn Olivera

“I Could Have Danced All Night”
from My Fair Lady
Music by Frederick Loewe, Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Katie Mariko Murray

“Summertime”
from Porgy & Bess
By George Gershwin, Du Bose and Dorothy Heyward & Ira Gershwin
Nova Y. Payton

“Tonight”
from West Side Story
Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Christian Douglas & Katie Mariko Murray

“The Schuyler Sisters”
from Hamilton
Music & Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Renée Elise Goldsberry
with Crystal Monee Hall, Kristina Nicole Miller & Anastasia Talley

“Shadowland”
from The Lion King: The Broadway Musical
Music by Lebo M. & Hans Zimmer, Lyrics by Mark Mancina & Lebo M.
Renée Elise Goldsberry
with Crystal Monee Hall, Kristina Nicole Miller & Anastasia Talley

RENT Medley
from RENT
Music & Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Renée Elise Goldsberry
with Crystal Monee Hall, Kristina Nicole Miller & Anastasia Talley

“You’ll Never Walk Alone”
from Carousel
Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Renée Elise Goldsberry
with Crystal Monee Hall, Kristina Nicole Miller & Anastasia Talley

“Superstar”
from Jesus Christ Superstar
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Tim Rice
Orchestration by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Rayshun LaMarr with Christian Douglas, Katie Mariko Murray, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Nova Y. Payton & Bobby Smith

“I Dreamed A Dream”
from Les Misérables
Music by Claude-Michel-Schönberg
Lyrics by Alain Boublil, Jean-Marc Natel, & Herbert Kretzmer
Tracy Lynn Olivera

“The Money Tree/Maybe This Time”
from The Act and Cabaret
Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Arrangement by David Loud
Nova Y. Payton & Tracy Lynn Olivera

“I Am What I Am”
from La Cage aux Folles
Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Bobby Smith

“Don’t Rain On My Parade”
from Funny Girl
Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Nova Y. Payton

“There’s No Business Like Show Business”
from Annie Get Your Gun
Music & Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Brian Stokes Mitchell

“Feeling Good”
from Roar of The Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd
Music & Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Brian Stokes Mitchell

“Wheels of a Dream”
from Ragtime
Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Brian Stokes Mitchell

“The Impossible Dream”
from Man of La Mancha
Music by Mitch Leigh, Lyrics by Joe Darion
Brian Stokes Mitchell


RENÉE ELISE GOLDSBERRY

Renée Elise Goldsberry is a multi-hyphenate actress and singer who has delivered award winning performances both on Broadway and the screen.

Best known for her role as Angelica Schuyler in the musical phenomenon Hamilton, which received rave reviews across the board and has become a cultural touchstone for the ages. Goldsberry’s performance earned her a Tony Award, Grammy Award, Drama Desk Award, and Lucille Lortel Award.

Coming up, Goldsberry can be seen starring in Tina Fey’s new series for Peacock, Girls5Eva. Goldsberry starred in the A24’s critical darling, Waves, opposite Sterling K. Brown and in the hit Netflix series Altered Carbon. She could also be seen on NBC’s musical sensation, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist in addition to lending her voice to bring characters to life on the Netflix Animated series Fast & Furious Spy Racers and Centaurworld. Other highlights from her film and television career include her work on Documentary Now’s cult favorite “Original Cast Album: Co-Op,” The Good Wife, The House with a Clock in Its Walls, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The Following, The Get Down, All About You, Evil, and her creation of the beloved character, Evangeline Williamson, on ABC’S One Life to Live, for which she received two Daytime Emmy nominations and two NAACP Image Award nominations.

Goldsberry’s appearances on stage include her Outer Critics Circle Award nominated performance opposite Frances McDormand in the play Good People, and the original Broadway version of The Color Purple. She made her Broadway debut as Nala in The Lion King, and her performance as Mimi in Broadway’s closing cast of RENT was immortalized in film! Off-Broadway, Goldsberry’s performance as Sylvia in the Public Theater’s production of Two Gentlemen of Verona for their Shakespeare in the Park series garnered her across the board rave reviews.

BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL

Dubbed “the last leading man” by The New York Times, two-time Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell has enjoyed a career that spans Broadway, television, film, and concert appearances with the country’s finest conductors and orchestras.
 
He received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his star turn in Kiss Me, Kate. He also gave Tony-nominated performances in Man of La Mancha, August Wilson’s King Hedley II, and Ragtime. Other notable Broadway shows include Kiss of the Spider Woman, Jelly’s Last Jam, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, and Shuffle Along. In 2016 he was awarded his second Tony Award, the prestigious Isabelle Stevenson Tony for his charitable work with The Actors Fund. That same year Stokes was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame. 
 
An extremely versatile and in-demand singer, Stokes has performed at venues spanning jazz, opera, pops, country, and musical theater worlds. He has worked with John Williams, Marvin Hamlisch, Gustavo Dudamel, Keith Lockhart, Michael Tilson Thomas, The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Big Band, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and the Muppets. Stokes has made multiple appearances at Carnegie Hall beginning with his debut with the San Francisco Symphony through his televised performance in South Pacific opposite Reba McEntire to his sold-out solo concert, which he continues to perform throughout the U.S. He has been invited twice to perform at the White House (both times aired on PBS’s Great Performances) and has performed multiple times for President Clinton and President Obama.

Stokes has delved deeply into various music disciplines. In addition to singing he began piano studies at the age of six. A self-professed autodidact, his musical curiosity led him to teach himself composing, arranging and orchestration, starting in his teens. He later studied, film scoring, orchestration, and conducting both privately and through UCLA, and subsequently scored/conducted a number of Trapper John, MD episodes—a series on which he was also a regular cast member. His musical talent has extended to the present day as producer, arranger, and orchestrator on his three solo albums including Simply Broadway and his latest recording Plays With Music. Stokes has appeared on more than 20 albums.

His extensive screen credits began with a guest starring role on Roots: The Next Generations, followed by a seven-year stint on Trapper John, MD and have continued with memorable appearances on everything from PBS’ Great Performances to The Fresh Prince, Frasier, Glee, Jumping the Broom, and his most recent recurring roles on Madam Secretary, Mr. Robot, The Path, Billions, and The Good Fight. Other recent TV appearances include The Blacklist, Elementary, and Bull. As a voice-over artist he has played dozens of characters on animated TV episodes including performing “Through Heaven’s Eyes” in  Dreamwork’s The Prince of Egypt.

As a writer, Stokes contributed to the book Hirschfeld’s Harlem, wrote the preface to At This Theatre, and co-authored the children’s book Lights on Broadway.

For fun he has been known to fly planes and jump out of them (usually not at the same time), and he can ride a bicycle on a high wire.

Stokes has enjoyed working with numerous charitable organizations from the March of Dimes to the USO.  He is on the board of Americans For the Arts and is serving his 14th term as Chairman of the Board of the Actors Fund.

MEET THE ARTISTS

Christian Douglas 
SIGNATURE: Midnight at The Never Get, Signature Vinyl, Gun & Powder (Ensemble, Jesse u/s), Devotion (SigYale Workshop), Two’s Company Summer Cabaret. DC AREA: Arena Stage: Newsies (Seitz, Jack Kelly u/s); Kennedy Center: Chasing the Wind (Nijah); Red Branch Theater Company: Dogfight (Eddie Birdlace); Strathmore Artist in Residence, singer/songwriter (2019-2020). U.S. Army Chorus, tenor and featured soloist (2016-2020) AWARDS: Lotte Lenya Competition ($10,000 prize winner); American Traditions Vocal Competition (4th place finalist) EDUCATION: University of Maryland, BM in Vocal Performance. IG: @christiandouglasmusic Website: christiandouglasmusic.com   

Rayshun LaMarr

Rayshun LaMarr
SIGNATURE: Signature Vinyl, Gun & Powder. DC AREA: Live Garra Theatre: Fool in Love-The Frankie Lymon Story (Frankie Lymon); American Pops Orchestra: Mary Martin and Ethel Merman Tribute, You’ve Got a Friend, Lincoln Center Fall Gala, A Tribute to Aretha Franklin; Ford’s Theatre: Ford’s Annual Gala (Guest Artist), Ragtime, Freedom’s Song; MetroStage: Shake Loose, Blackberry Daze; Kennedy Center: 24th Annual ADL in Concert Against Hate. TV: NBC: The Voice (Season 14 Semi-Finalist); WBAL-TV: Season to Celebrate (Guest Artist); NBC4 Washington: FBCG Holiday Special. OTHER: SoundConnection Band (Lead Vocalist); Stephanie Mills (Background Vocalist); Annual Cherry Blossom Parade (Featured Performer); Wizards Season Opener (National Anthem); 49ers Crucial Catch Game (National Anthem and Halftime Show); NC Panthers Game (Halftime Show).

Katie Mariko Murray

Katie Mariko Murray  
SIGNATURE: Simply Sondheim, Signature Vinyl, Grand Hotel, Passion, West Side Story, Miss Saigon. NYC: ARSNova: KPOP the Musical; NAAP: Into the Woods (Cinderella). REGIONAL: Weathervane Repertory: The King and I (Tuptim), Mamma Mia (Sophie); Tuacahn: Disney’s When You Wish (world premiere, Pocahontas, Jasmine, Mulan); McCarter Theatre; Fulton Opera House:  Miss Saigon. EDUCATION: BFA Penn State. Katiemarikomurray.com @ktpotaty 

Tracy Lynn Olivera

Tracy Lynn Olivera 
SIGNATURE: Simply Sondheim, Signature Vinyl, Assassins, A Little Night Music (Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical), Titanic, The Fix; Gypsy; Crossing; Company, Hello, Dolly! (Ford’s Theatre co-production); The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas; Brother Russia; The Hollow; The Boy Detective Fails; Les Misérables; ACE; The Happy Time; Merrily We Roll Along; Allegro; Follies; Side Show; Sweeney Todd. BROADWAY: Ragtime (2009 revival). DC AREA: Kennedy Center: Ragtime, Sunday in the Park…, Passion, Merrily We Roll Along; Arena Stage: Fiddler on the Roof, Damn Yankees; Shakespeare Theatre: Candide; Ford’s Theatre: Ragtime, 110 in the Shade (Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical); Olney Theatre: Matilda, On the Town; Studio Theatre: Bachelorette; Imagination Stage: Cinderella. REGIONAL: Goodman Theatre: Candide. RECORDINGS: Because (solo LP). 

Nova Payton

Nova Y. Payton
SIGNATURE: After Midnight, Signature Vinyl, Assassins, Blackbeard, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Jelly’s Last Jam, La Cage aux Folles, Diner, Defying Gravity: Making of a SuperNOVA, Dreamgirls, The Best Little Whorehouse…, Xanadu, Hairspray. TOUR: 3 Mo’ Divas, Smokey Joe’s Café. DC AREA: Round House: Caroline, or Change; Shakespeare Theatre: The Amen Corner, Kiss Me, Kate; Imagination Stage: A Year with Frog and Toad; Ford’s Theatre: Ragtime, Freedom’s Song; Olney Theatre: Godspell; Arena Stage: Newsies, Smokey Joe’s Cafe; Kennedy Center: How To Succeed…, Bye, Bye Birdie. REGIONAL: The 5th: Man of La Mancha, A Night with Janis Joplin; Milwaukee Rep: Dreamgirls; Prince Music Theatre: Dreamgirls

Bobby Smith

Bobby Smith
SIGNATURE: 20 shows, Grand Hotel, Passion, Light YearsA Little Night Music, Titanic, Simply Sondheim, Company, Midwestern Gothic, Road Show, Threepenny Opera, Disney’s Freaky Friday,La Cage aux Folles (Helen Hayes Award), and Spin (Helen Hayes Award). BROADWAY: Crazy for You. OFF-BROADWAY: Forever Plaid, The World Goes ‘Round, Of Thee I Sing. NATIONAL TOURS: Brigadoon, The World Goes ‘Round. STUDIO THEATRE: A Class Act; The Long Christmas Ride Home; Caroline, or Change; Grey Gardens; Reefer Madness; Jerry Springer: The Opera; FORD’S THEATRE: Elmer Gantry, Liberty Smith, 1776, A Christmas Carol, Violet; METROSTAGE: Girl in the Goldfish Bowl, Musical of Musicals, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Helen Hayes Award). AWARDS: 2018 Anderson/Hopkins award. 

CREATIVE TEAM
Matthew Gardiner

Matthew Gardiner (Director)
Matthew Gardiner is the Artistic Director at Signature Theatre. He has directed and/or choreographed more than 25 productions at Signature Theatre, including A Chorus Line, West Side Story, La Cage aux Folles, Jelly’s Last Jam, and The Threepenny Opera, as well as several world premieres including Really Really, Soon, and Midwestern Gothic. With Signature’s special commitment to producing the work of Stephen Sondheim, Gardiner has directed and/or choreographed many Sondheim musicals including Passion, Sunday in the Park with George, Company, Sweeney Todd, and the world premiere of Simply Sondheim. As Signature’s Associate Artistic Director for over a decade, Gardiner helped to build several groundbreaking seasons, cultivated relationships with prominent and emerging artists, and oversaw several of Signature’s new work development initiatives, including the American Musical Voices Project, SigWorks: Monday Night Play Reading Series (highlighting the work of DC area playwrights), and the Signature/Yale Composer Partnership, which seeks to give opportunity to early career composers. Outside of Signature, Gardiner has directed and/or choreographed at the Washington, D.C. theaters Arena Stage, Ford’s Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Round House Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Studio Theatre. Gardiner has also worked abroad, choreographing Titanic and directing and choreographing Doctor Zhivago for OD Musical Company in Seoul, Korea. Gardiner is the recipient of three Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Director of a Musical and has been honored with more than a dozen nominations.

Jon Kalbfleisch

Jon Kalbfleisch (Music Director/Conductor)
A Chorus Line, Assassins, Blackbeard (conductor), Grand Hotel, Passion, Crazy for YouA Little Night Music, West Side Story, CabaretSunday in the Park, Gypsy, Company, Hairspray, Dreamgirls, Saturday Night, Side by Side, Sunset Boulevard, Show Boat, Les Misérables, Anyone Can Whistle, Spider Woman, Merrily, Into the Woods, Pacific Overtures, Elegies, Allegro, Follies, 110 in the Shade, Putting It Together, Forum, Sweeney Todd, Wings. BROADWAY: Ambassador Theatre: The Visit (Actor’s Fund), Marius Company: Les Misérables (Associate Conductor). DC AREA: Kennedy Center: First You Dream; Wolf Trap, National Theatre, Warner Theatre, Round House Theatre, Everyman Theatre. OTHER: Carnegie Hall, Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony. TV: Celebration of the Arts (Executive Producer), Good Morning America. AWARDS: Grammy nomination; Bernstein MASS, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, pianist; Anderson-Hopkins Award; 10 Helen Hayes Awards and 30 nominations; Distinguished Alumni Award, Cameron University. EDUCATION: Master of Music, SMU. www.jonkalbfleisch.com

Adam Honore

Adam Honoré (Lighting Design)
SIGNATURE: Midnight at The Never Get, The Jam: Only Child, Simply Sondheim, A Chorus Line. OFF-BROADWAY: Select: The Public: Ain’t No Mo; Classic Stage Company: Carmen Jones; Ensemble Studio Theatre: Behind the Sheet; Carnegie Hall: Faux-bia!. INTERNATIONAL: Austria: Haydn’s The Seasons; Manila: The Band’s Visit; Kinky Boots; Fun Home (International Premiere, featuring Lea Salonga). REGIONAL: Select: Arena Stage, Capital Repertory Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, Huntington Theater Company, Shakespeare Theatre Company. AWARDS: Drama Desk, Henry Hewes, Helen Hayes Nominee; AUDELCO Award recipient. www.HonoreLighting.com @itsadamhonore

Ryan Hickey

Ryan Hickey (Sound Design)
SIGNATURE: After Midnight, Midnight at The Never Get, Simply Sondheim, Gun & Powder, A Chorus Line, Assassins, Blackbeard, Grand Hotel, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Billy Elliot, Passion, Scottsboro Boys, Girlfriend (Helen Hayes nom.), Light Years (Helen Hayes nom.), Crazy for You, An Act of God, A Little Night Music (Helen Hayes nom.), Jesus Christ Superstar, Midwestern Gothic, Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing, Titanic. DC AREA: Olney Theatre: South Pacific; Monumental Theatre Co.: Brooklyn. REGIONAL: Drury Lane Production: Smokey Joe’s Café, Deathtrap (Jeff Award nom.); Virginia Stage Company: A Christmas Carol (’17-’18), Oliver Twist, The Odd Couple, The Woman in Black, Frankie and Johnny in the Clare de Lune; EDUCATIONAL: Montgomery College: Summer Dinner Theatre (’17-’19); Ohio Northern University: How to Succeed in Business…. Assistant/Associate credits: Geva Theatre: The Humans; Drury Lane: Crazy for You, Hazel, Bye, Bye, Birdie, White Christmas, Peter and The Starcatcher, Beaches, West Side Story, Camelot; VSC: The Great Gatsby, A Christmas Carol (’11-’14); Sound Supervisor: Virginia Stage Company (’11-’14).

SIGNATURE PRODUCTION TEAM

Music Coordinator: Scott Nimner
Lead Sound Engineer: Kendric Maxey
Alterations by Natalie Kurczewski
Production Manager: Jim Gross
Assistant Production Manager: Kimberly J. Scott
Company Manager: Laura Matey
Resident Stage Manager: Kerry Epstein
Production Assistant: Tess Wagner
Rehearsal Accompanist: Jacob Kidder
Music Librarian: Susan Kelly
Casting by Kelly Crandall d’Amboise & Jorge Acevedo
Announcer: Evan Casey

WOLF TRAP ORCHESTRA

Violins
Claudia Chudacoff, concertmaster
Tim Macek
Sarah Sherry

Violas
Jennifer Rende, principal
Tiffany Richardson 

Cellos
Kerry Van Laanen, principal
Erin Snedecor 

Reeds 
Matt Belzer, piccolo, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone
Lee Lachman,flute, clarinet, alto saxophone
Ben Bokor, clarinet, oboe, English horn, tenor saxophone
Keith Daudelin, bass clarinet, bassoon, baritone saxophone, clarinet, flute

Horns
Hilary Harding, principal 
Chandra Cervantes 

Trumpets 
Chris Walker, lead (+flugelhorn, piccolo)
Phil Snedecor (+flugelhorn, piccolo)
Kenny Rittenhouse

Trombones 
Joe Jackson, principal
Hiram Diaz (+baritone)
Jeff Cortazzo, bass trombone, tuba

Piano/Keys 
Alex Tang

Guitar – Electric, acoustic, banjo
Jim Roberts

Bass – Acoustic and Electric
Max Murray

Drum Set
Danny Villanueva

Harp  
Sarah Fuller

Percussion
Bill Richards

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THANK YOU TO

Dan and Gayle D’Aniello,
Wolf Trap 2021 Season Underwriters

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