Sierra Boggess, Broadway’s Original Little Mermaid, to Headline Eighth Annual Gala
Broadway’s critically-acclaimed, soaring soprano Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables) will headline its Eighth Annual Gala performed at Germantown Performing Arts Center on March 10 at 6:00 pm.
Ms. Boggess will perform her one-hour show, Awakening, as the Gala centerpiece on stage at GPAC. She will sing from her own Broadway and West End shows, as well as songs from other award-winning musicals.
The Gala benefits TSC’s innovative Education Program.
Sierra Boggess is best known world-wide for re-inventing the role of Christine in The Phantom of the Opera. Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber calls her “the best Christine certainly.” She played the role in the Broadway, West End, and the televised 25th Anniversary concert productions of Phantom filmed at London’s Royal Albert Hall (available on DVD).
She made her Broadway debut as Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, receiving Drama Desk and Drama League nominations, as well as the Broadway.com Audience Award for Favorite Female Breakthrough Performance. Her additional Broadway credits include the revival of Master Class starring Tyne Daly, It Shoulda Been You, and School of Rock.
In the West End, Ms. Boggess appeared as Fantine in Les Miserables, and she originated the role of Christine in Love Never Dies, the critically-acclaimed sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, receiving an Olivier Award Nomination for her performance.
Her Off-Broadway credits include Love, Loss, and What I Wore and Music in the Air, alongside Kristin Chenoweth, for New York City Center’s Encores! series. She has appeared in numerous concerts, including I Love Musicals in Tokyo, Japan, the BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall, Guys and Dolls at Carnegie Hall with Nathan Lane, and The Secret Garden at Lincoln Center. She has been featured on multiple cast recordings, and she has also released a solo album, Awakening.
TSC’s Gala offers Platinum, Gold, and Silver seating packages (with tiered benefits) each for 10 guests. Sponsorships and more information are available by calling TSC’s Stephanie Shine today at 901-759-0604. Purchase Bronze Single ($175) and Bronze Couple ($325) tickets on-line at www.tnshakespeare.org. All sponsorships include a tax-deductible gift to TSC. Preferred seating is available in the order in which calls are received.
The evening includes a lavish buffet dinner and cocktails, TSC’s singular live auction, and a post-show dessert reception where you get to meet Ms. Boggess and have photos taken with her. The evening also includes the opportunity to enter and win the NYC Trip to Broadway for Two drawing (round-trip airfare, 3 days/2 nights in a Theatre District hotel, dinner at La Rivista, Broadway tickets) for a suggested donation of just $20.
TSC Platinum and Gold sponsors of the Gala, to date, include Margaret Askew and Patrick Foley, E. Frank and Brenda Bluestein, Anne Connell, Nancy Copp, Blanche and Mike Deaderick, C. Cato Ealy, Mary and Rob Engel, Elizabeth and Thomas Farrar, Jack and Sandra Jones, Ernest and Pat Kelly, Dorothy O. Kirsch, Melia and Drew Murphy, Sara Savell, Milton T. Schaeffer, Pat and Thane Smith, Margaret and Owen Tabor, and Deborah Dunklin Tipton.