New York, NY — On May 4th, 2015 The American Cancer Society celebrated Marvin Hamlisch featuring music from his Score for “SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS” (Broadway Musical, 2002.) The organizers gathered a wonderful ensemble of performers. The event, titled A Spring Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch, took place at the Hudson Theatre.
American Cancer Society’s Marvin Hamlisch Benefit on May 4th! Several Broadway stars gave an enthralling concert performance of “Sweet Smell of Success”, Marvin Hamlisch (music), Craig Carnelia (lyrics), and John Guare (book)
The cast included Marc Kudisch (Hand to God) as J.J. Hunsecker and Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan (Newsies) as Sidney Falcone as well as Adam Jacobs (Aladdin) as Dallas, Lindsay Mendez (Wicked) as Rita, Marissa McGowan (A Little Night Music) as Susan, Bernard Dotson (Sweet Smell of Success — Original Cast), Steven Brinberg, Peter Dugan, and Charles Yang. The ensemble will feature Craig Blake, Dionne Figgins, Matt Gibson, Justin Henry, Reed Kelly, Amanda Kloots, Ryan Steer, Mindy Wallace, Chryssie Whitehead, Ryan Worsing, and Sam Zack.
The performance was directed by John Simpkins with musical direction by J. Ernest Green, Choreography by Emmy Winner Tyce Diorio, stage management by Tony Award Winner Peter Lawrence and sound by Bob Rendon.
VIDEO: Marissa McGowan:
Marissa McGowan Performing “While I Still Have The Time” at ACSM, Queens College (Marvin Hamlisch’s Alma Mater) —
This Song is from the last score composed by Marvin for a Musical. (Nutty Professor Musical, with lyrics by Rupert Holmes. — A Jerry Lewis Musical)
VIDEO: Marissa McGowan Sings “On My Own” from Les Miserables.
The wonderful Marissa McGowan sings “On My Own” as Eponine (Broadway Cast of Les Miserables)
Marissa McGowan has appeared on Broadway in A Little Night Music alongside Catherine Zeta Jones and Angela Lansbury, Les Miserables, and Bonnie & Clyde. Marissa was chosen by Marvin Hamlisch to star in his last musical The Nutty Professor, directed by the legendary Jerry Lewis. Marissa’s credits include numerous Symphony Orchestra work and recordings, with TV appearances on TNT networks Major Crimes, and BRAVOS Odd Mom Out.
For more information on Marissa please visit her website. Marissa McGowan — Website