Daniel Reichard's Under the Mistletoe! Returns to Birdland Jazz Club
The original Jersey Boys star will perform on behalf of Broadway Barks.
Daniel Reichard, veteran of Broadway's Jersey Boys, returns to Birdland Jazz Club at 6pm on December 13 and 20 for his eighth New York City holiday concert, Daniel Reichard's Under the Mistletoe! Featuring an eight-piece band, the concert will include holiday favorites originally popularized by artists like Bing Crosby, Tony Bennett, and Johnny Mathis, along with Christmas stories and unexpected guest stars and surprises.
All of the proceeds from the show will go to Broadway Barks, an organization founded 17 years ago by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, which helps New York City's shelter animals find permanent homes. Every year, Broadway Barks hosts a star-studded dog and cat adoption event in Shubert Alley, which is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
"My holiday show is a very special tradition," says Reichard, "because not only is it entertaining for audiences, but it involves everyone in the spirit of giving at Christmastime. Having happily participated at the Broadway Barks adoption event in the past, I am so proud to further support this important organization. My dog has changed my life for the better. So many helpless dogs and cats need homes, and Broadway Barks reminds us that we need to take care of them. Our animals give us so much back in return."
In addition to originating the role of Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys both on Broadway and in the La Jolla Playhouse premiere, Reichard has starred as Candide in the New York City Opera's Candide, Keith Haring in the Public Theater's Radiant Baby, and Frankie in the film version of Forever Plaid. He also sings in concert halls across the country with his fellow original Jersey Boys in the vocal group, The Midtown Men.