(January 4, 2016) -- Tennessee Shakespeare Company announces Broadway’s critically-acclaimed leading man Aaron Lazar (Light in the Piazza, Mamma Mia) will headline its Seventh Annual Gala performed at Germantown Performing Arts Center on April 8, 2016 at 6:00 pm.
Aaron Lazar’s intimate, hour-long show FIND ME IN THE SONGS will benefit TSC’s education and performance programs. His unique one-man show features musical standards, hit songs from his Broadway productions, fun backstage stories with the stars, and the tale of how a young medical student from New Jersey wound up as Broadway’s most charismatic leading man.
TSC’s Gala and FIND ME IN THE SONGS are generously sponsored this year by Nancy Copp, Stephen and Alicia Davis, Jaguar Bluff City, Milton T. Schaeffer, Pat and Thane Smith, and Jeannie and Owen Tabor, Jr.
Aaron Lazar has wowed audiences on Broadway in featured roles in Light in the Piazza, The Last Ship, A Little Night Music, Oklahoma, A Tale of Two Cities, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, and Mamma Mia.
Platinum, Gold, and Silver seating packages (with tiered benefits) for 10 guests are now available by calling TSC’s Stephanie Shine today at 901-759-0620.
Preferred seating is available in the order in which calls are received. Single tickets, if available, will go on sale in March.
The evening, which is expected to sell out, also includes a lavish buffet dinner, TSC’s singular live auction, and a post-show dessert reception with photo opportunities with Ms. Lazar. For more information, please call 901-759-0620 or go to www.tnshakespeare.org.
TSC Gold sponsors of the Gala, to date, include Barbara B. Apperson, Margaret Askew, E. Frank and Brenda Bluestein, Blanche and Mike Deaderick, C. Cato Ealy, Elizabeth and Thomas Farrar, Ernest and Pat Kelly, Julia and Van Manning, Melia and Drew Murphy, Sara Savell, Margaret and Owen Tabor, Susan and Bill Warner.
A critically-acclaimed star on Broadway, film, and television, Mr. Lazar has been featured on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning hit Light in the Piazza and most recently opposite 16-time Grammy Award-winner Sting in Sting’s epic new musical, The Last Ship. He was in the first Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury, the world premiere of Impressionism with Jeremy Irons and Joan Allen, Sir Trevor Nunn’s revival of Oklahoma, the world premiere of A Tale of Two Cities, the first Broadway revival of Les Miserables, the long-running hit The Phantom of the Opera, and the global phenomenon Mamma Mia.
Mr. Lazar’s film and television credits include The Wolf of Wall Street, This is Where I Leave You, J. Edgar, Company, The Notorious Bettie Page, The Blacklist, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, The Following, A Gifted Man, Onion News Network, Ugly Betty, New Amsterdam, and All My Children.