Location
Episcopal Actors' Guild
1 E. 29th St.
New York, New York 10016
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Event Details
Mon, June 13, 2022 - 7:00 PM EST
Episcopal Actors' Guild - New York, New York
Event Description

Jane Seaman, a classically trained Broadway veteran singer/actress will present a show honoring the lives of actors through song. Ms. Seaman has been a member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) since 1971, so she knows a bit about “the glamorous life” of being an actress, a single mother, and teacher/director of many young and mature actors on their journey.

The show will include the music of composer/lyricists such as: Stephen Sondheim, Cy Coleman, Jonathan Larson, Michael Colby/Ned Ginsburg/Pete Millrose, Marcy Heisler & Zina Goldrich, Charles Strouse, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Leslie Bricusse, Martina McBride and more...75 minutes running time.

This benefit for the Episcopal Actors' Guild (EAG), accompanied by the Broadway conductor Lawrence Yurman, will honor our beautiful profession. Directed by Sara Louise Lazarus. TracyLynn Conner, Rebecca Reres, and Max Tartaglia, all professional students of Jane’s private voice studio, will enhance this heartwarming and fun evening on a Midsummer's night.

All proceeds will go to support the charitable programs of EAG and NYC's professional performing artists in need.

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Who's Who:

Jane Seaman (Singer/Actress), a member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, has performed on Broadway in The Secret Garden, Anything Goes, and Big River.  Off-Broadway she appeared opposite John Rubinstein in the Sycamore Street Kite Flying Club reading, We’re Still Hot! and won critical acclaim for her portrayal of Anna Maurrant in STREET SCENE at ELT.  On National Tours, Jane has appeared as the Baroness opposite Marie Osmond and Debby Boone in The Sound of Music; in addition, she performed opposite Richard Kiley in Man of La Mancha. Regionally, Ms. Seaman has performed coast to coast in such shows as Follies-- Carlotta, Cinderella--the Queen opposite Ruth Buzzi, Into the Woods--the Stepmother, A Child’s Christmas in Wales (New Jersey Shakespeare Festival), Hello, Dolly!--Mrs. Molloy, Kismet --Lalume, and The Merry Widow--the Widow.  On television and film you ‘may have missed’ Jane in her appearances on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESSANOTHER WORLD, MURPHY BROWN, AMERICA’S MOST WANTED, THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE, and THE ANIMAL ROOM. No stranger to cabaret and the concert stage, Jane has done solo acts and quartet work in New York City and Los Angeles clubs, plus mountain resorts and Holland America Cruise Lines. Her most recent show “Love is in the Air” was performed in July, 2021, for the NiCori Studios series: Music at the Mansion Porch. In addition to being on the musical theatre faculty at Marymount Manhattan College (NYC), Fairleigh Dickinson University (Madison, NJ) and Paper Mill Playhouse Theatre School (Milburn, NJ), Ms. Seaman maintains a private singing studio in NYC and Montclair, NJ. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, Stanford University, Montclair State University and Wittenberg University. The MSA Talent Agency represents Jane for all theatre, film and tv.

Lawrence Yurman (Music Director/Keyboard) is a pianist, arranger and conductor with 30+ years of experience on Broadway and beyond. He was most recently the Music Director and Conductor of the new musical CHASING RAINBOWS at New Jersey’s Papermill Playhouse. He was the music director of the musical WAR PAINT starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as well as the musical director and arranger of the revival of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER starring Harry Connick, Jr. Larry also provided similar contributions to the B’way production of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU. Additional Broadway music directing and/or conducting credits include GREY GARDENS, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, SIDE SHOW (1998 orig. prod.), A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (with Nathan Lane), GUYS AND DOLLS (1992 revival), LES MISERABLES (orig. prod.), MARIE CHRISTINE, ARCADIA (Lincoln Center Theatre) and the RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR. In the Cabaret and concert world, he has played and collaborated with Lea Salonga, T Oliver Reid, Christine Ebersole and Corinna Sowers Adler in NYC, across the country and abroad. Larry has been an Adjunct Faculty member at NYU’s Graduate Acting Program for over 30 years.

Sara Louise Lazarus (Director) has received MAC and Bistro Awards as Outstanding Director, and in 2020 the “Best Show” award from BroadwayWorld for Carried Away. With Jeff Harnar and Alex Rybeck she has created eight shows.  In 2022 she directed Tony nominee Karen Akers in Water Under The Bridge at Birdland and in 2018 received a Bistro Award for her direction of the original revue It Helps To Sing About It.  Additional  NY directing credits include The 1959 Broadway Songbook  at 59E59, The Songs of Edward Kleban at 54 Below, Ludlow Ladd with Kristin Chenoweth, Tovah Out Of Her Mind off Broadway and Babes In Arms at Avery Fisher Hall.  Sara’s students have landed leading roles on Broadway in Wicked, TINAMy Fair Lady at Lincoln Center, Bette Midler’s Hello, DollyTuck Everlasting, and more.

TracyLynn Conner (Guest Artist) is thrilled to be performing with her teacher, Jane Seaman, for this wonderful cause. TracyLynn is a New York based actor who has performed all over the tri-state area. Credits include BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (Francesca), JEKYLL AND HYDE (Lucy/Emma), THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Morticia), NUNSENSE (Sister Mary Amnesia), THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Maria), and SHE LOVES ME (Amalia). She will be performing the role of Bea in the upcoming Long Island premiere of SOMETHING ROTTEN. TracyLynn has also produced and performed in various solo benefit concert for such causes as the Catskill Animal Sanctuary and the American Cancer Society. www.tracylynnconner.com

Rebecca O'Sullivan-Reres (Guest Artist): Rebecca is delighted to perform alongside Jane, as she mentored Rebecca early on in her career. A Boston Conservatory Alum, Rebecca has lived "The Glamorous Life" in NYC (Lincoln Center, New York City Center) and ON TOUR (Wolf Trap Performing Art Center, Royal Hall - Harrogate, Buxton Opera House. HI-HO! Rebecca is also a voice teacher! www.rebeccaosullivan.nyc

Max Tartaglia (Guest Artist) is very excited to be singing for you this evening. Max is a 2020 graduate of Marymount Manhattan College, majoring in Musical Theatre, with Jane Seaman as his voice teacher. Since graduation Max has been working as a patient care coordinator at Spear Physical Therapy right in Times Square!  Max has also been busy writing original music and recording songs for his upcoming album. Special thanks to Max’s girlfriend Liv, his friends and family for their love and support, and to Jane for this opportunity tonight! 

John Paterakis (Sponsor) is pleased to support the good works of EAG, of which he is honored to be a life member.  Producing credits include Chicken & BiscuitsFrankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune (Tony nomination), Slava’s Snowshow, and Puffs (Off-Broadway and Australia tour).  In film, his executive producer credits include Swing Away and Puffs: Filmed Live Off Broadway.

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EAG's Covid Safety Rules: Guild Hall is a fully vaccinated AND boosted facility. Everyone entering Guild Hall must be FULLY vaccinated PLUS have received at least one booster shot. We cannot make any exceptions. You will be asked to provide in-person proof of vaccination and present a photo ID at the door and must wear a well-fitted, high-filtration mask (such as an N95, KN95, KF94, or well-fitted surgical mask) at all times while in the space. For more details please visit www.actorsguild.org/covid-safety-protocols.

Directions: The Episcopal Actors’ Guild (EAG)/Guild Hall is located at 1 EAST 29th STREET, NYC 10016 (midblock between Madison and Fifth, between #3 and #9 East 29th Street) on the second floor of the Church of the Transfiguration (aka the Little Church Around the Corner). We are NOT the big church on the corner of Fifth Avenue; that's Marble Collegiate. When you arrive at the Little Church, enter through the main gate and go through the garden to the door marked Guild Hall (between the main doors into the church and the door to the parish office).

Getting Here: The closest subways are the R/W or 6 at 28th Street or the B/D/F/M or N/Q/R/W at 34th Street/Herald Square. If you are arriving by bus, take the M1, M2, M3, M5, M6, or M7.

Lobby: Guild Hall does NOT have a lobby or waiting area. You are welcome to enjoy the Little Church’s garden (weather permitting) if you arrive before the house opens.

Accessibility: Guild Hall is not a fully ADA-compliant venue. However, we do our best to accommodate all patrons. Guild Hall is located up one flight of stairs (20 steps). There is no elevator; however, a stair chair is available for those who need assistance making it up to or down from Guild Hall. EAG’s staff will be happy to assist you upon request.

Late seating: With our current COVID-19 Safety Protocols in place, we cannot guarantee late seating.

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