Mike Eldred, one of America’s most beloved tenors, performs one-night-only at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Contact: Tina Slak, 610.282.WILL [9455]; Tina.Slak@pashakespeare.org
Center Valley, PA—

Mike Eldred, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s returning concert artist and spectacular Jean Valjean in PSF’s Les Misérables (2015), will present a one-night-only concert on Monday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University.

“I’m excited to return to PSF to share this evening of inspiring, familiar and goose bump-inducing songs with my friends!”

Eldred and pianist and music director Jeff Steinberg (Count Basie and Maynard Ferguson Bands, Nashville and London Symphony Orchestras), will present an exciting evening of some of the most beloved tenor songs from Broadway, the American songbook and beyond.

An accomplished Broadway artist, Mike Eldred has performed the role of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables on Broadway and across the United States.

“Mike’s concert last summer was sold out, and for good reason.  In addition to his soaring singing voice, he has a wonderful way of putting an audience at ease, making us all feel like he has invited us into his living room for a warm and friendly gathering.”

Tickets for the one-night-only concert are $38 and the performance will be held in  the Main Stage of the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts.

For tickets, contact PSF at 610-WILL[9445], ext. 1, or www.pashakespeare.org.

Discounts are available for youth, military, and groups of 10 or more.

The Festival’s 26th season also includes: The Ice Princess (now thru August 5); Evita (now thru July 2); The Hound of the Baskervilles (June 21 – July 16); The Three Musketeers (July 12-August6); As You Like It (July 20-August 6); Troilus and Cressida (July 26-August 6); and Shakespeare for Kids (July 26-August 5).

David B. Rothrock and Patrina L. Rothrock are the 2017 season sponsors. Associate season sponsors are the Szarko FamilyHarry C. Trexler Trust, and Linda Lapos and Paul Wirth.

PSF is a constituent of the Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for American theatre, and a member of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, the Shakespeare Theatre Association, the Lehigh Valley Arts Council, and Discover Lehigh Valley.

Artist Bios:

Mike Eldred: Appeared as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables on Broadway and across the U.S. (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Schermerhorn Symphony Hall, and Aspen Theatre). He was on Broadway in the original cast of the Tony nominated The Civil War. He performed in the 25th anniversary national tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, and starred as “The Tenor” in the national concert tour of Handel’s Messiah Rocks. Eldred’s starring role as Tony in the Nashville Symphony’s production of West Side Story (NAXOS International) has earned praise as “arguably the best ‘Tony’ on record”. Eldred has performed in concert with most of North America’s finest symphony orchestras.

Jeff Steinberg is a pianist, composer, arranger/orchestrator, producer and music educator. Graduate of Berklee School of Music. Performed with The Glenn Miller Orchestra under the direction of Buddy DeFranco and toured the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Japan. Since then, he has worked with such luminaries as Maynard Ferguson, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Perry Como, and Michel Legrand. He currently serves as a frequent POPS conductor for The Nashville Symphony. www.jeffsteinberg.com