The fourth year of the acclaimed series, Monday Nights, New Voices, will continue tonight, Monday November 17th at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre with special guest host Bobby Steggert (110 in the Shade) and guest composer/lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver.
The 7pm concert will feature the talents of Traci Bair, Nicole Beerman, Kristen Michelle Bussiere, Kathleen Gail Hennessey and Lia Menaker.
The 'New Voices' will sing selections from Oliver's songbook and will be accompanied by fellow 'New Voice' alumni composer, Will Van Dyke.
Barbara Anselmi serves as the series Musical Director.
The Duplex Cabaret Theatre is located in Manhattan at 61 Christopher Street. There is a $12 music charge and a two-drink minimum; for reservations call (212) 255-5438 or visit theduplex.com.
Bobby Steggert appeared alongside Audra McDonald in the Broadway revival of 110 in the Shade, for which he received an Outer Critics Circle nomination. This year, he also received Drama Desk and Drama League nominations for his performance in The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island at the Vineyard Theater. Other notable New York credits include Mordred in Camelot (NY Philharmonic, Live @ Lincoln Center), Master Harold…and the boys (Broadway), columbinus (New York Theater Workshop, Drama League nomination for ensemble), The Music Teacher (The New Group), Yank! (Gallery Players, NY Innovative Theater Nomination for Lead Actor) and the workshop of a revised Side Show directed by Bill Condon. Regional: Broadway: Three Generations (Kennedy Center), Master Harold…and the boys and Speech & Debate for LA Theaterworks/NPR, Shakespeare’s R&J (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), Brighton Beach Memoirs (Pioneer Theatre), The Cripple of Inishmaan (Milwaukee Rep) Film/TV: The Namesake, Game Six, Night Swimming, Kinsey, For Richer or Poorer, and a year as Sam Grey on All My Children. He is a graduate of NYU and studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Upcoming projects include George Bernard Shaw’s St. Joan at St. Louis Rep, and a new production of Yank! at the York Theat
Ryan Scott Oliver wrote the music and lyrics for 2008 Richard Rodgers Award Winner Alive at Ten, as well as the song cycle Out of My Head, A Day in Space, and Quit India for UCLA. Exclusively as a composer, he wrote the music for Angus Oblong's The Debbies and for the plays Scab and A Child's Christmas in Wales; as a lyricist, he contributed the words for the one-act musical Circle Nine. His work has also been heard on the hit YouTube TV show The Battery’s Down and in showcases presented by The York Theatre, Goodspeed Music als, William Finn & Barrington Stages, New York Theatre Barn, Monday Nights New Voices, and the Festival of New American Musicals in Los Angeles. He is a Dramatists Guild Fellow, a Regents Scholar, and the recipient of numerous awards including the first-ever ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Award for Excellence in Lyric Writing. Currently he is working on the music and lyrics for Darling with B. T. Ryback, as well as an untitled show for TheatreworksUSA.