Broadway Performer and Vocal Coach
Telly Leung is a classically trained singer and actor with a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. He has starred in multiple Broadway musicals. In addition to his numerous theater credits, he was on the popular glee club television series. Telly is also a passionate acting and vocal coach, and he has taught one-on-one and group master classes all over the world, including NYU's New Studio where he often serves as an adjunct professor. This fall, Telly teams up with other notable actors and actresses in a new musical entitled Allegiance. The production tells the story of one Japanese-American family's struggles and triumphs during the Japanese Internment and will premiere on Broadway at the Longacre Theater.
For nearly 100 years, New York’s Ambassador Theatre has served as one of Broadway’s most prestigious venues. Throughout its storied history the theatre has hosted numerous notable productions including “The Diary of Anne Frank” (1955), “The Lion in Winter” (1966), Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge” (1983), and most recently “Chicago.” The latter is now the longest-running American musical in Broadway history.
American Friends of the Louvre
Art museum and historic monument
Funds from this experience will benefit the American Friends of the Louvre. Founded with the purpose of strengthening ties between the Louvre and its American public, the AFL supports efforts to improve educational tools, visiting conditions, and collaborations between the Louvre and American institutions.
From one of TV’s most lovable dads to one of its most dangerous, Bryan Cranston has given fans numerous unforgettable performances. The Emmy-winning actor, producer, and director had his breakthrough role as Hal on the Fox comedy series Malcolm in the Middle. However Bryan is perhaps best known for his role as Walter White, the meth-making, cancer-stricken science teacher on AMC’s Breaking Bad. The role won him three consecutive Best Actor Emmys (2012-2014) and has since been called one of the greatest characters in TV history. This winter, Bryan will star on Broadway in a production of Network, which won him a Best Actor award at the 2018 Laurence Olivier Awards.
Center Theatre Group
Nonprofit Theatre Company
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Ritchie, Center Theatre Group believes theatre creates an extraordinary connection between artists and audiences that only starts on the stage. Theatre creates the energy that feeds a city, a culture, and a society. Theatre reflects the community it serves. As one of the nation’s most influential nonprofit theatre companies, Center Theatre Group proudly continues their 50-year tradition of using the art of theatre to broaden horizons and illuminate new perspectives.
Screenwriter & Director
Jessie Nelson wrote, directed, and produced Corrina, Corrina and I Am Sam. Nelson has received the Stanley Kramer Award from the Producers Guild, as well as a Humanatis nod. She began her directing career with the award winning short, To The Moon Alice, which starred Chris Cooper. In addition, Jessie co-wrote Step Mom, The Story of Us, and Because I Said So. Jessie has produced Fred Claus, based on a bedtime story she would tell her daughter, and Danny Collins, starring Al Pacino and Annette Bening. She also wrote the Broadway musical adapdation of the movie Waitress with music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, currently in its second year. Jessie is directing Alice By Heart, with Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik, which began at the National Theater. In 2011, she wrote the children's book Labracadabra. Recently, Jessie directed and produced Love the Coopers with Diane Keaton, Alan Arkin, and John Goodman.
Joe Morton is an Emmy-winning actor with over 40 years of experience in theatre, television, and film. His most popular roles include Rowan Pope, the sinister black ops agent and evil father of main character Olivia Pope in ABC’s Scandal, and robotics genius Miles Dyson in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. In 1974, Joe was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in the Broadway production of Raisin. In 2016 he starred in the Off-Broadway production of Turn Me Loose, about the comic genius of Dick Gregory. Up next Joe co-stars in the CBS drama God Friended Me.
John Lloyd Young
John Lloyd Young made his Broadway debut as Frankie Valli in the award-winning musical Jersey Boys. It was the breakout role for the talented singer and actor who took home a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in 2006. Eight years later, he revisited his character in the film adaptation directed by Clint Eastwood. John’s latest project is For the Record: Scorsese American Crime Requiem, a modern revue based on the soundtracks of the auteur’s legendary films, including “Casino” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Off stage, John is a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities.
Leslie Odom Jr.
Actor & Singer
Leslie Odom Jr. is best known for his Tony and Grammy Award-winning performance in the hit Broadway musical Hamilton and was recently seen in the 20th Century Fox film Murder on the Orient Express. On television, he stars in the upcoming original series $1 for CBS All Access, and previously starred in NBC’s Smash. He recently returned to the New York stage in a solo concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center, which was broadcast on PBS, and performed “American the Beautiful” at SuperBowl LII. His book Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning was recently published by Feiwel & Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers.
Since the ‘60s, Lily Tomlin has been delighting audiences, first as a standup comedian and then in her breakout role as a member on the television variety show “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.” In the ‘80s, she starred in several notable films, including “Nine to Five” and “Big Business” and would become a regular cast member of director Robert Altman’s films. Over her career, she has starred in over 30 movies, most recently in director Paul Weitz’s “Grandma.” Lily has returned several times to the stage, headlining one-woman shows “Appearing Nitely” and “The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe,” which both earned her Tony awards. Most recently, she has starred in Netflix’s series “Grace and Frankie” as one part of a divorcée duo opposite Jane Fonda.
M. BUTTERFLY is the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang’s Tony Award-winning play since its original premiere in 1988. M. BUTTERFLY charts the scandalous romance between a married French diplomat and a mysterious Chinese opera singer – a remarkable love story of international espionage and personal betrayal. Hwang will introduce new material inspired by the real-life love affair between French diplomat Bernard Boursicot and Chinese opera singer Shi Pei Pu that has come to light since the play’s 1988 premiere. The revival of M. BUTTERFLY, directed by Julie Taymor and starring Clive Owen, opens on Broadway on October 26, 2017.
Combining storytelling and social impact, Masie Productions is a unique theater production company focused on engagement, technology, and education. CEO Elliott Masie, renowned e-learning expert and co-founder of The Masie Center, uses 40 years of experience to produce ground-breaking events and shows. Masie Productions has also co-produced several award-winning Broadway plays like Kinky Boots, Allegiance, and MacBeth. Their most recent hit is SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical, which has been nominated for 12 Tony Awards including “Best Musical.”
Mean Girls is a ferociously funny new musical from an award-winning creative team, including director Casey Nicholaw (Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), composer Jeff Richmond (30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), lyricist Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde), and book writer Tina Fey (30 Rock, Bossypants). Vogue cheers, “MEAN GIRLS is HILARIOUS! The cast is sensational – expert comedians with fierce voices and acting chops to match.” USA Today says, “We’ll let you in on a little secret, because we’re such good friends: GET YOUR TICKETS NOW.”
Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on The Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.
Produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount Pictures, Mean Girls gets to the hilarious heart of what it means to be a true friend, a worthy nemesis, and above all, a human being.
Mitch Grassi is a founding member and lead vocalist of the 3-time Grammy Award-winning group Pentatonix and pop-duo Superfruit with Scott Hoying (also of PTX), which boasts more than two million subscribers. Originally from Arlington, Texas, he has performed to sold-out audiences across the globe with multiple Top 10 Billboard 200 and multi-platinum releases.
Penn & Teller
For nearly 40 years Penn & Teller have redefined the genre of magic and invented their own niche in comedy. Their career spans across an ever-expanding number of stages, including sold-out runs on Broadway, world tours, acclaimed documentaries, Emmy-winning specials, and hundreds of guest appearances from Chelsea Lately to the Tonight Show. Penn & Teller have received many awards, including “Las Vegas Magicians of the Year” for their long-running show and 13 Emmys for their Showtime series. Along the way, they’ve written three New York Times bestsellers and produced the critically lauded feature film documentary The Aristocrats.
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Music Theater Master Class with Telly Leung
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Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Japanese American National Museum
Established in 1985, the Japanese American National Museum promotes understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience. Located in the historic Little Tokyo district of downtown Los Angeles, JANM is a hybrid institution that straddles traditional museum categories and strives to provide a voice for Japanese Americans as well as a forum that enables all people to explore their own heritage and culture.