Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams Join Sondheim on Sondheim Benefit Concert
Casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl benefit concert of Sondheim on Sondheim, a musical revue of Stephen Sondheim's greatest compositions, set for a one-night-only performance on Sunday, July 23. The Hollywood Bowl production benefits the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s flagship program, Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), and other L.A. Phil educational initiatives.
Directed by Sarna Lapine (Sunday in the Park With George), the production will feature Lewis Cleale (The Book of Mormon), Tony nominee Carmen Cusack (Bright Star), Claybourne Elder (Sunday in the Park With George), Emmy nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family, Fully Committed), Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles (The King and I), Tony nominee Matthew Morrison (Glee, Finding Neverland), Solea Pfeiffer (Hamilton tour), Tony nominee Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty, Into the Woods), and additional cast members to be announced.
Gustavo Dudamel will conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic and YOLA, who will join the show to perform "Children Will Listen" alongside the L.A. Phil. The production will be choreographed by Michele Lynch with lighting design by Ken Billington in addition to new orchestrations by Michael Starobin, arrangements by David Loud, and video created and designed by Peter Flaherty.