Merrillville, IN–Under the Streetlamp, the hit concert celebration of the classic hits from the American Radio Songbook, is welcoming the newest member.
Beginning July 14th , Brandon Wardell, a Tony Award-winning and Grammy nominated producer and Broadway performer, best known for his performances in the Broadway casts of “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “Assassins,” “Good Vibrations,” and “Catch Me If You Can,” as well as “Rent” at the Hollywood Bowl, will join the critically hailed quartet. The concert is a celebration of classic American pop and rock ‘n’ roll hits from 1950s – 1970s, featuring tight harmonies and slick dance moves that transport audiences back to an era of sharkskin suits, flashy cars and martini shakers. A time when, on hot summer nights, people would gather under a streetlamp to sing.
Under the Streetlamp is currently on tour throughout the USA. For upcoming performances and ticket information, visit underthestreetlamp.com.
Classic hits first performed by Frankie Valli, Elvis Presley, Tom Jones, The Beatles, Roy Orbison, Bobby Darin and more are reborn for today’s audiences in this evening of great music and hilarious behind-the-scenes tales, complete with an exceptional 7-piece band composed of world-class musicians. With irresistible rapport, Under the Streetlamp offers audiences the opportunity to get to know four critically acclaimed stars of stage and screen, Michael Ingersoll, Christopher Kale Jones, Brandon Wardell and Shonn Wiley. While each performer gets his moment in the spotlight, it is their synergy and charisma as a group that has drawn an extremely devoted nationwide following.
Each performer carries with him an impressive list of performance credits. Between them, they have appeared on Broadway, in feature films and on television – including special appearances during the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square, on “The Tonight Show,” “The Primetime Emmy Awards,” “The Tony Awards” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
“While Brandon may be new to Under the Streetlamp, he has seamlessly joined our show, and also has infused our performances with a palpable kinetic energy,” says Michael Ingersoll. “His talents as a singer are exceptional. I am confident that audiences will be blown away by his magnetic charm as a performer.”
The original performers met onstage as the lead characters in “Jersey Boys” and have since formed a concert sensation of their very own. After achieving initial success performing in and around Chicago, Under the Streetlamp aired its first PBS special in 2011 and the second in 2014. The four gifted singers then set off on the national tour that continues today, thrilling sold-out houses throughout the country.