Three of Broadway’s most talented men join the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra on Friday, December 13 to bring the greatest holiday songs to life during the Holiday Pops concert. Brent Barrett, David Burnham, and John Cudia will sing along as Music Director José-Luis Novo leads the Orchestra through both classic songs and new favorites at Maryland Hall.
Named “the charismatic male star that musical theatre has been waiting for” by The Metro, Brent Barrett is no stranger to the stages of Broadway, the West End, concert halls, recording studios, and television. He was most recently seen on Broadway reprising his role as Billy Flynn in the Tony Award-winning hit, Chicago – The Musical for which he received a Los Angeles drama Critics Award. Barrett received an Olivier Award nomination for his starring role in the London premiere of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Kiss Me, Kate. His acclaimed performance was recorded for broadcast on PBS and is available on DVD. Barrett made his debut as the Phantom in the new Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom-the Vegas Spectacularat the new Venetian on the Las Vegas Strip. He recently reprised the role of the Phantom in a production at the Metronom Theater in Oberhausen, Germany performed in German.
Hailed as “a knockout both visually and vocally” by the Miami Herald, David Burnham recently completed a two-year run starring in the mega show Showstoppers at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas. Burnham was last seen on Broadway in the mega-hit musical Wicked, playing Fiyero, a role that he originated in the developmental workshops of the show. He is an original Broadway cast member of the musical The Light in The Piazza, performing both on the Tony Awards and the PBS telecast Live from Lincoln Center. He is the recipient of the prestigious Helen Hayes Award for Best Actor as well as the Best Actor Garland Award for his portrayal of Fabrizio in the national tour of The Light in The Piazza.
Claimed by the San Francisco Chronicle as “a vocal powerhouse who delivers a heartbreaking performance,” John Cudia holds the distinct honor of being the first and only actor to have performed both as the Phantom in The Phantom of the Operaand Jean Valjean in Les Misérables on Broadway. Cudia’s most recent Broadway run counted him as only the twelfth performer to play the Phantom in its historic, record-breaking, 25 years. He recently played Jean Valjean at the Marriott Theater in Chicago where his performance not only earned him critical acclaim but also the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Emerging as a classical crossover artist, he sang his first Alfredo in La Traviata with Lyric Opera of the North. Cudia then returned for another Verdi role debut as the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto. He proudly made his Lyric Opera of Chicago debut as Curly in their production of Oklahoma! in May 2013.
This concert is presented by RBC Wealth Management.