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Glee Pianist Brad Ellis to Direct An Evening of Classic Broadway

A Broadway-themed concert will be held at the West Coast supper club Upstairs at Vitello’s.

Glee pianist Brad Ellis will lend his music direction to An Evening of Classic Broadway at Upstairs at Vitello's on June 23.

Fraser Entertainment Group will present An Evening of Classic Broadway on Monday, June 23, at Upstairs at Vitello's Jazz and Supper Club, located in Studio City, California. The evening will feature music direction by Brad Ellis — famed accompanist from television's Glee — and will be hosted by Ben Viele and Alexander Rodriguez, hosts of Universal Broadcasting Network's hit radio show Happy Hour. The bill will include songs from classic Broadway musicals such as Carousel, Cabaret, The Secret Garden, Company, Ragtime, and more.

The cast of performers will feature a roster of Broadway and national touring stage alums including Ruth Williamson (La Cage aux Folles), Ashley Fox Linton (Wicked), Stephen Kramer Glickman (Shrek), Dan Callaway (The Phantom of the Opera), Terron Brooks (The Lion King), Louise Marie Cornillez (West Side Story), and Susan Edwards Martin (Torch Song Trilogy).

In addition to his role on Glee, Ellis has composed musical arrangements for such shows as Forbidden Broadway, Forbidden Hollywood, Whoop-Dee-Doo, and the Christmas edition of Forever Plaid known as Plaid Tidings. In concert and on CD, he has worked with a long list of stars including Billy Joel, Angela Lansbury, Kristin Chenoweth, Scarlett Johansson, Patti LuPone, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Ariana Grande, and Jeremy Irons.