The production is directed by Eric Schaeffer. The show was inspired by the famed 1956 recording session that brought together Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley -- along with Sam Phillips, founder of Sun Records. Levi Kreis, who plays Lewis, won the 2010 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance.
The cast also features Eddie Clendening (Elvis Presley), Lance Guest (Johnny Cash), Robert Britton Lyons (Carl Perkins), Hunter Foster (Sam Phillips), and Elizabeth Stanley (Dyanna).
Benson is front man for the Western swing band Asleep at the Wheel. Last year, he released Willie & The Wheel, which was nominated for a Grammy for Best Americana Album. Among his many honors are the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association, and the TEC Les Paul Award. In 2004, he was named the official Texas State Musician.
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