From Broadway, With Love
May 2, 2020 - 7:30pm
St. Mark’s Anglican Church,
Fall in love with three Broadway stars as they bring the greatest love songs from the Great White Way to Niagara-on-the-Lake. Songs ranging from passion to heartbreak, familial love to unrequited desires are all masterfully intertwined and interpreted by Jason Forbach, Siri Howard and Joseph Spieldenner.
They bring a collection of heartfelt tunes that span the length of their stage careers and beyond, having performed on Broadway and in National Tours such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, South Pacific, The Secret Garden, The Sound of Music and more.
Forbach whose voice has been heralded as “captivating and haunting. It’s artistry that you will never forget.” (San Francisco Examiner), Howard who “shines with her phenomenal soprano voice” (Theater Mirror), and Spieldenner who sings with “thrilling purity” (DC Metro Arts) will sure to have you falling in love with musical theatre all over again.
Jason Forbach whose “Commanding tenor”- Kansas City Star “has charisma in spades” - Washington Post, has a career that ranges across the Opera, Symphony and Broadway stage. Jason currently appears in The Phantom of the Opera at the Majestic Theater on Broadway. He also appeared in the 2014 Tony nominated Broadway revival of Les Miserables as Enjolras, where he reprised the role he played on the 25th Anniversary National Tour. Jason has performed regionally with companies such as Washington D.C. Shakespeare Theater Company, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Paper Mill Playhouse, 5th Avenue Theater, The Kennedy Center, North Shore Music Theater, Sacramento Music Circus, and Theater Under the Stars. He has sung on the concert stage at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Omaha Symphony, New Jersey Festival Orchestra, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Abilene Philharmonic and on the opera stage with Boston Lyric Opera, Fresno Opera, Opera Boston and Central City Opera and was a regional semi-finalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He has also performed on T.V.’s “America’s Got Talent”, “Good Morning America” and “The 68th Annual Tony Awards”. He has three solo albums A New Leading Man, Revolutionary and Remembering to Dream, all available on iTunes and has appeared on original cast albums of An American Victory and Song of Solomon both on Broadway Records. Alongside Joe Spieldenner, Jason has taught master classes with universities all over the country, maintains a home studio in New York City and is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter.
Broadway soprano Siri Howard delights in bringing the world of musical theatre to the concert stage. Concert highlights include: Sweeney Todd- Live From Lincoln Center, starring Emma Thompson and the New York Philharmonic; A Little Night Music 25th Anniversary (Fredrika), the Philadelphia Orchestra; South Pacific (Nellie Forbush), Gulf Coast Symphony and Kupferberg Center for the Performing Arts; Oklahoma! (Laurey Williams), Gulf Coast Symphony. In addition, Siri has been a soloist with: The Omaha Symphony, NJ Symphony Orchestra, and Steamboat Springs Symphony Orchestra.
No stranger to theatre, Siri has appeared on Broadway in Les Misérables and The Sound of Music. She recently completed the North American tour of The Phantom of the Opera, and has previously toured with Parade, Les Misérables, and The Sound of Music. Siri has appeared regionally in: The Music Man (Marian Paroo), North Shore Music Theatre (IRNE Award Nomination); Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel), Maine State Music Theatre; Les Misérables (Cosette), Maltz Jupiter, Maine State, and North Shore Music Theatre; Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Angel), Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival.
She is the proud wife of director Max Quinlan, and mother to baby Jack. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Master of Arts degree in vocal performance from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. For more information please visit: www.sirihoward.com.