Emmy Winner and Tony Nominee Liz Callaway Kicks off the 2013-14 Broadway Tonight Series Season

Liz Callaway

Aug. 2, 2013

Media Contact: Angela Morris, Staff Writer, UCO College of Fine Arts and Design, 405-974-3752, amorris11@uco.edu

EMMY WINNER AND TONY NOMINEE LIZ CALLAWAY KICKS OFF THE 2013-14 BROADWAY TONIGHT SERIES SEASON

The University of Central Oklahoma’s Broadway Tonight Series will kick off its 16th season with Liz Callaway and the Young Voices of Edmond at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23-24 at Mitchell Hall Theater, located on campus.       

Callaway won acclaim for her five-year stint on Broadway as Grizabella in “Cats” and received a Tony Award-nomination for her performance in “Baby.”  Amongst numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway roles, Callaway has also received a Drama Desk-nomination for her performance in “The Spitfire Grill.”          

Callaway received national recognition as the voice of Anastasia in the animated feature “Anastasia” and has been the singing voice of other title characters in Disney movies, including “Beauty and the Beast” and “Aladdin and the King of the Thieves.”           

As a soloist, Callaway has recorded four albums and shared the stage with Stevie Wonder and Dionne Warwick.           

As an actress, Callaway received an Emmy Award for hosting, “Ready to Go,” a children’s program on CBS.           

“Callaway has such a bright, clear Broadway sound, a very down to earth accessible personality and an angelic voice,” said Greg White, Ph.D, director of UCO’s Broadway Tonight Series.   

“Our metro community is going to love her,” White continued.

Callaway will be performing a repertoire of Broadway classics and Disney favorites alongside Young Voices of Edmond, a choral group consisting of more than 100 children, grades K-12.      

“Broadway Tonight’s collaboration with the Young Voices of Edmond continues to be an incredible fit for our mission of outreach to the community and is such an exciting opportunity for the children and their families,” White added.           

The Young Voices of Edmond is organized and directed by Edmond’s 2013 Teacher of the Year Angela McKenna.           

Now in its fourth year, the Young Voices of Edmond have performed alongside Broadway star and voice of “Pocahontas” Judy Kuhn, and Broadway star and voice of “The Little Mermaid” Jodi Benson.           

Following Saturday’s evening performance, a reception will be held offering audience members the chance to meet Callaway and the Young Voices of Edmond.           

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling the Mitchell Hall Theater box office at (405) 974-3375 or they can be purchased online at www.click4tix.com/uco.           

During Callaway’s visit she will also lead a music theatre master class that is free and open to the public at 1 p.m., Aug. 24 at the Radke Auditorium, located in the Center for Transformative Learning.

In addition to Callaway’s visit, the UCO Broadway Tonight 2013-14 season will include performances by tap-dancing legend Savion Glover, Hollywood actor Greg Edelman and Tony Award-winning actor Hal Holbrook.  Season passes are also available and can be purchased by calling the Mitchell Hall Theater box office.           

For a complete listing of UCO College of Fine Arts and Design events and performances including Broadway Tonight Series performances, visit www.uco.edu/cfad/events.

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Editor’s Notes: Download art to accompany this release at www.uco.edu/photo/LizCallaway08.13.

Cutline: Emmy winning and Tony nominated performer Liz Callaway, best known as the voice of the title character in the animated feature “Anastasia,” will kick off the University of Central Oklahoma’s Broadway Tonight Series with performances at 7:30 p.m., Aug. 23-24 in Mitchell Hall Theater.