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The cast of 36 also includes Ashley Amber, George Lee Andrews, Wendi Bergamini, Eric L. Christian, Kristine Covillo, Colin Cunliffe, Margot de La Barre, Bradley Dean, Rebecca Eichenberger, Melanie Field, Jennie Ford, Maya Jade Frank, Constantine Germanacos, Laurel Harris, Bahiyah Hibah, Nick Kenkel, Brad Little, Erica Mansfield, Emily Mechler, Isabela Moner, Sydney Morton, Jessica Lea Patty, Aleks Pevec, Kristie Dale Sanders, Timothy Shew, Michaeljon Slinger, Johnny Stellard, Alex Michael Stoll, Daniel Torres and Matt Wall.
The creative team includes Tony Award-winning Scenic and Costume Designer Christopher Oram (Red), Tony Award-winning Lighting Designer Neil Austin (Red), Olivier Award-winning Sound Designer Mick Potter (Woman In White), Wig and Hair Designer Richard Mawbey (Frost/Nixon), Projection Designer Zachary Borovay (Rock of Ages), and Music Supervisor/Director Kristen Blodgette (The Phantom of the Opera), Orchestrations are by Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Cullen (Sunset Boulevard), and dance arrangements are by David Chase (Billy Elliot).
About the EVITA
Eva Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. She won international acclaim and adoration from her own people as a champion of the poor, while glamour, power and greed made her the world’s first major political celebrity. EVITA tells Eva’s passionate and tragic story through Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most dazzling and beloved score, which includes “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” and “High Flying Adored,” together with “You Must Love Me,” the Oscar-winning hit from the film EVITA. After researching the life of Eva Perón for many years, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber released EVITA in 1976 as a concept album with Julie Covington as Evita and it became a world-wide hit. Soon after, the production debuted on stage in London's West End starring Elaine Paige and directed by Hal Prince. The production transferred to Broadway and opened in 1979 starring Patti LuPone, who went on to win one of the seven 1980 Tony Awards the show earned. A major 1996 film of the musical was made starring Madonna as Evita and Antonio Banderas as Ché.
RICKY MARTIN (Che) Already a Latin music superstar, Martin made his Broadway debut as Marius in the original production of Les Misérables. In 1999, he burst onto the global stage with his spectacular performance of La Copa de la Vida (“The Cup of Life”) at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards. The New York Times said the famed GRAMMY moment “put a match to the tinder of the pop-music world” and instantly established Martin as “the symbol of Latin culture’s new mainstream status in the United States.” Over the course of his two decade solo career, Martin has now sold over 55 million albums and performed to sold-out stadium and arena audiences throughout the world. Declared “an international pop icon and Latin Music’s Global Ambassador” by Billboard and recognized by the Latin Recording Academy as it’s youngest “Person of the Year” honoree, Martin has been the recipient of dozens of prestigious international awards saluting both his musical achievements and far-reaching philanthropic efforts. As essential a part of his persona as his love of performing, Martin is equally dedicated to extensive charitable work through the efforts of the Ricky Martin Foundation - which advocates for the well being of children around the globe in critical areas such as social justice, education and health. Over the course of the last year, Martin’s critically praised autobiography “ME” debuted as a New York Times Bestseller, while his latest album “Musica+Alma+Sexo” posted the strongest chart debut for a Spanish language album in the last 15 years. Martin recently completed his critically-praised Musica+Alma+Sexo World Tour, once again filling arena and stadium concerts across The United States, Europe, Latin America and more, with.
ELENA ROGER (Eva) In 2006, after a lengthy search, the Argentinean actress became an overnight sensation starring in the title role in Michael Grandage’s widely hailed production of EVITA in the West End, for which she received an Olivier Award nomination. The London Evening Standard declared that Roger was giving “a socking great star performance” and The Independent called her “simply sensational.” “The evening belongs to the big-lunged Argentinean Elena Roger, who zooms through with more than ‘just a little touch ofstarquality’”statedTheLondonSundayTimes. Acompleteunknowntotherestoftheworld,Rogerstarredinmultipletheatrical productions and television shows in her native Argentina. In London, Roger won the 2009 Olivier Award for Best Actress for her performance as Edith Piaf in The Donmar’s production of Piaf. Starred as Gabriella in Matthew Warchus’s production of Boeing Boeing and was nominated for an Olivier Award for her performance as Fosca in Passion, again at The Donmar Warehouse.
MICHAEL CERVERIS (Perón) From his “magnificent” Sweeney Todd to his “captivating, mesmerizing and enthralling" Hedwig and his Tony Award winning performance as John Wilkes Booth in Assassins, Cerveris has been giving electrifying performances each time he’s graced the stage since his Broadway debut as the title character in The Who’s Tommy (The New York Times). A four-time Tony Award nominee, his Broadway, West End and regional theatre credits include In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play), Hedda Gabler, LoveMusik, Titanic, Cymbeline, King Lear, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Richard II and Sunday in the Park With George. He has also appeared in the films Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, The Mexican and Stakeland and on TV most recently and notably as The Observer on “Fringe,” as well as a recurring role in HBO’s “Treme.” An exceptional musician and song-writer, he has also toured with Bob Mould and Pete Townshend and release a solo album, Dog Eared. He is currently working on a musical called Nine Lives, based on Dan Baum's bestselling post-Hurricane Katrina book "Nine Lives: Mystery, Magic, Death and Life in New Orleans."