Three of Broadway's most versatile and successful performers are coming to Garner for-one-night-only concerts on the Garner Performing Arts Center stage as part of the Broadway Voices concert series.
This series is sponsored by The Garner-Clayton Record, The Town of Garner and the Garner Chamber of Commerce. Performances are brought to you by Jones Insurance Agency; S&A Cherokee; Ed Ketron, Lonnie Hedrick and David Beeler of Edward Jones; F & D Huebner dba McDonald's; Capital Chrysler Jeep Dodge; Ruggero Piano of Raleigh; Curtis Media; Wingate by Wyndham; and International Minute Press .
Ciaran Sheehan - December 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Dublin-born Ciarán Sheehan is an acclaimed actor and singer whose performances have been said to warm the heart and touch the soul. There is an amazing quality to his voice and his ability to capture an audience is nothing short of remarkable. He has three PBS specials to his credit – “The Irish…and how they got that way…”, “From Galway to Broadway,” and “Ciarán ~ An Evening with Friends.” As a solo artist some of Ciarán’s most memorable engagements have been four sold out performances at Carnegie Hall, The National Concert Hall in Dublin, Ireland, performing the American National Anthem at New York State Governor George Pataki’s inauguration and soloist at the internationally televised memorial mass for John and Carolyn Kennedy Jr.
Norm Lewis - February 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Norm has been seen in films, on television, broadway, opera and concert halls around the country and the world. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in The Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" with Audra McDonald at the Richard Rogers Theater. He just returned from a very successful year's run in London playing the role of Javert in the West End's "Les Miserables" and was honored to perform the same role for The 25th Anniversary Concert at the O 2 Arena. Other Broadway Credits include, "Sondeim On Sondeim" with/Vanessa Williams and Barbara Cook; "The Little Mermaid" (King Triton;, "Les Miserables"(Javert) Drama League Nomination; "Chicago"(Billy Flynn); "Amour" (Painter); Michael John LaChuisa's "The Wild Party"(Eddie); "Side Show" (Jake); "Miss Saigon" John), and The Who's "Tommy"(The Specialist).
Christiane Noll - March 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Christiane starred on Broadway in the Kennedy Center Revival of "Ragtime,"receiving TONY and Drama Desk award nominations and winning a Helen Hayes award for her portrayal of Mother. Other Broadway and National Tour appearances include "Chaplin," "Urinetown" (Ovation Award), "The Mambo Kings" (pre-Broadway), "It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues," "Jekyll & Hyde," "Grease," "Miss Saigon" and "South Pacific" (Australia/Thailand).