Paul Gemignani
Paul Gemignani
Celebrated Broadway conductor Paul Gemignani will replace Erich Kunzel as the conductor for the Ravinia Festival's June 5 opening night concert of Camelot. According to a press statement, Kunzel has withdrawn due to the medical treatments to treat his pancreatic cancer.

As previously announced, the concert will star Sylvia McNair (Queen Guenevere), George Hearn (King Arthur), and Rod Gilfrey (Sir Lancelot) who last sang together in Ravinia Festival's 2007 production of Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella.

Gemignani has been the music director for more than 38 Broadway and West End shows, including Follies, Pacific Overtures, Candide, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Evita, Dreamgirls, Merrily We Roll Along, Into the Woods, On the Twentieth Century, Sunday in the Park with George, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Crazy for You, Kiss Me Kate, Assassins and many more. Gemignani has conducted Ravinia Festival performances of Sunday in the Park with George, Anyone Can Whistle, and Gypsy.

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