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Conservatory Soiree in New York City

May 23 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm


An evening of brilliant performances by some of Broadway’s finest.

The Cutting Room

44 E. 32nd Street @ Park and Madison, NYC May 23, 2017

5:30 PM – Reception
6:00 PM – Showtime
7:30 PM – Live Music with: David Malachowski, Paul Gil, David Musante, Ben Bubeck and others.

Tickets are $150
Includes hosted bar and buffet

Proceeds go toward the
Colorado Springs Conservatory Scholarship Fund

Sponsored by:
Steve Walter, Chris Noth & The Cutting Room

Hosted by
Linda Weise

Featuring CSC alumni Josh Franklin, Tripp Fountain, Matt McMahan, CC Wells, Mark Autry, Zach Goldman and more

Colorado Springs Conservatory guest artists and jazz great Lenore Raphael

Special guest artist and long time Conservatory supporter Linda Purl

PLUS Broadway royalty from the casts of Book of Mormon, Once, Rent, Hair, Our Town, Wicked, Zanna Don’t, Honeymoon in Vegas, Glee, Transit Side Show, Groundhog Day, Finding Neverland and Waitress

Allison Guinn, Matt DeAngelis, Christine Dwyer, Maia Wilson, Enrico Rodriguez, Andrew Barry-Wilkes, David Josefsberg, Telly Leung, Lauren Elder and Josh Lamon


Performer Bios

Linda Purl
Linda Purl, Recent regular roles on television series have been: Barbara Fortnum, Reckless; True Blood, Barbara Pelt; The Office as Helene Beasley and the Golden Globe Award winning series Homeland, as Elizabeth Gaines. She has starred in over 45 made-for-TV movies, and is especially known for her series roles as Charlene Matlock on Matlock and Ashley Pfister, Fonzie’s fiancée, on Happy Days. She appeared on Broadway in Tony nominated The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Getting and Spending; and Off-Broadway in The Baby Dance and Hallelujah, Hallelujah! Regional theatre credits include Romeo and Juliet, Juliet; Oliver; Grease; Camille; Same Time Next Year; On a Clear Day You Can See Forever; Three Penny Opera; Hedda Gabler; The Real Thing; The Little Foxes; The Merchant of Venice, Portia; A Streetcar Named Desire, Blanche; Hippolytus, Phaedra; A Glass Menagerie, Amanda; Nora, Nora; original production of the Pulitzer Prize winning play Dinner with Friends; Beyond Therapy, Prudence; The Road to Mecca with Miss Julie Harris; A Doll’s House, Nora; Love, Loss and What I Wore; Vagina Monologues; The Year of Magical Thinking; Copenhagen, directed by Judy Hagerty Lovett; at such theatres as Long Wharf, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Old Globe, Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Repertory, Santa Fe Opera, Cleveland Playhouse, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Rubicon Theatre Company, Berkeley Rep, Williamstown Theatre Festival (six seasons), Naples Philharmonic, Laguna Playhouse, Lensic Santa Fe, the Princess Grace Theatre in Monaco, Imperial Theatre, Tokyo, Japan. Among her films are Disney's Mighty Joe Young and award winning indie Sundays.

Born in Connecticut, Purl grew up in Japan, becoming the only foreigner to have trained at the Toho Geino Academy. Her studies continued at Neighborhood Playhouse and Lee Strasberg Institute. She is Founding Director of the California International Theatre Festival.

Purl currently tours with her solo concert Midnight Caravan – Celebrating the Great Ladies of the Glamorous Nightclub Era. Solo albums are Alone Together, Out of this World—Live and Midnight Caravan. Concert venues include Lincoln Center Jazz, Feinstein in NY, Catalina Jazz Club in LA, Crazy Coqs in London and Satin Doll in Tokyo.
Lenore Raphael

Critics, jazz hosts and jazz lovers all agree that she is one of the most SWINGING mainstream pianists today. Influenced by Oscar Peterson, Bud Powell and Bill Evans, she has taken these influences and created her own recognizable sound.
Jazz critic John Gilbert has called her “simply one of the best pianists in the jazz mainstream today”…(AllAboutJazz.com)

Lenore had the honor of performing at the tribute to Oscar Peterson in Toronto, Canada where she performed her well known composition. “Blues For O.P.”

She has won ASCAP awards for her original compositions, which appear on her own CDs and other artists’. They have been played on Continental Airlines in-flight jazz stream, and on jazz stations worldwide, including their inclusion into the Jazz At Lincoln Center jazz stream.

Lenore has recorded 7 critically acclaimed CDS on the Swingin’ Fox Music label. Some of her recordings have reached Top 10 airplay and her 2006 recording “Invitation” and 2012 recording “Loverly” were up for Grammy nominations.

Lenore now has her own radio show called “Lenore Raphael’s JazzSpot” on purejazzradio on the internet where she interviews and performs with famed jazz artists and up and coming ones as well. Along the way she has performed and recorded with such greats as Clark Terry, Warren Vache, Howard Alden, Harry Allen, Bucky Pizzarelli, Jack Wilkins and more.

In addition, she is a talented jazz teacher and has done highly acclaimed Jazz Master Classes and colleges and universities world-wide. She was also director at the summer jazz workshop at Montclair University in New Jersey and ran the summer jazz camp at East Tennessee State University.

Lenore is now the artistic director for two ongoing jazz concerts in New York City and in North Carolina.
Telly Leung

( born Jan 03, 1980 New York, New York, USA ) Male

In Transit
[Musical, Original] - Dec 11, 2016 - Present
Performer: Telly Leung
Steven (Nov 10, 2016 - circa. Jan 2017)
Steven - Replacement(Jan 31, 2017 - ?)

[Musical, Original] - Nov 08, 2015 - Feb 14, 2016
Starring: Telly Leung [Sammy Kimura]

[Musical, Revival] - Nov 07, 2011 - Jun 24, 2012
Performer: Telly Leung [Ensemble]

Pacific Overtures
[Musical, Comedy, Drama, Revival] - Dec 02, 2004 - Jan 30, 2005
Performer: Telly Leung [Boy, Observer, Sailor, Shogun's Companion, Noble]
Understudy: Telly Leung [Kayama]

Flower Drum Song
[Musical, Comedy, Revival] Oct 17, 2002 - Mar 16, 2003
Performer: Telly Leung [Ensemble]
Understudy: Telly Leung [Ta]

[Musical, Drama, Original] - Apr 29, 1996 - Sep 07, 2008
Performer: Telly Leung
Steve, man with squeegee, a waiter, and others - Replacement(Nov 20, 2006 - ?)
Understudy: Telly Leung
Angel Schunard - Replacement(Nov 20, 2006 - ?)
Josh Lamon

Groundhog Day
[Musical, Comedy, Original] - Apr 17, 2017 - present
Performer: Josh Lamon [Buster]

Finding Neverland
[Musical, Original] - Apr 15, 2015 - Aug 21, 2016
Performer: Josh Lamon [Ensemble, Mr. Cromer]

[Musical, Comedy, Original] - Nov 09, 2012 - Jan 06, 2013
Performer: Josh Lamon [Chadwick, Ensemble]
Understudy: Josh Lamon [Santa, Macy's Manager, Mr. Greenway]

[Musical, Revival] - Jul 13, 2011 - Sep 10, 2011
Performer: Josh Lamon [Dad, Margaret Mead, Member of the Tribe]

[Musical, Revival] - Mar 31, 2009 - Jun 27, 2016
Understudy: Josh Lamon
Margaret Mead
John Wilkes Booth - Replacement
Swing: Josh Lamon
Performer: Josh Lamon
Hubert - Replacement(Aug 11, 2009 - ?)
Member of the Tribe - Replacement(Aug 11, 2009 - ?)
John Wilkes Booth - Replacement(Aug 11, 2009 - ?)
Member of the Tribe - Replacement
Dad - Replacement
Margaret Mead - Replacement
Allison Guinn

On the Town
[Musical, Comedy, Revival] - Oct 16, 2014 - Sep 06, 2015
Understudy: Allison Guinn
Maude P. Dilly
Hildy - Replacement
Also Starring: Allison Guinn [Lucy Schmeeler, Nun, Singer]

[Musical, Revival] - Jul 13, 2011 - Sep 10, 2011
Performer: Allison Guinn [Mother, Buddahdalirama, Member of the Tribe]
Understudy: Allison Guinn [Jeanie]

[Musical, Revival]
Performer: Allison Guinn [Member of the Tribe]
Understudy: Allison Guinn [Buddahdalirama]
Christine Dwyer

[Musical, Original]
Performer: Christine Dwyer
Elphaba - Replacement(Jan 05, 2016 - Jan 10, 2016)
Elphaba - Replacement(Mar 03, 2015 - Mar 08, 2015)
Elphaba - Replacement(Feb 25, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014)
Standby: Christine Dwyer
Elphaba - Replacement
David Josefsberg

An Act of God
[Play, Comedy, Original] - Jun 06, 2016 - Sep 04, 2016
Also Starring: David Josefsberg [Michael]

An Act of God
[Play, Comedy, Original] - May 28, 2015 - Aug 02, 2015
Standby: David Josefsberg

Honeymoon in Vegas
[Musical, Comedy, Original] - Jan 15, 2015 - Apr 05, 2015
Also Starring: David Josefsberg [Buddy Rocky, Roy Bacon]

Motown The Musical
[Musical, Drama, Original] - Apr 14, 2013 - Jan 18, 2015
Swing: David Josefsberg
- Replacement

The Wedding Singer
[Musical, Comedy, Original] - Apr 27, 2006 - Dec 31, 2006
Performer: David Josefsberg [Ensemble]
Understudy: David Josefsberg [Sammy]

[Musical, Comedy, Revival] - May 11, 1994 - Jan 25, 1998
Performer: David Josefsberg
Roger - Replacement
Understudy: David Josefsberg
Kenickie - Replacement
Danny Zuko - Replacement

Les Misérables
[Musical, Drama, Original] - Mar 12, 1987 - May 18, 2003
Performer: David Josefsberg
Constable - Replacement
Fauchelevent - Replacement
Jean Prouvaire - Replacement(? - Apr 09, 2003)
Drunk - Replacement
Understudy: David Josefsberg
Marius - Replacement
Enrico Rodriguez

[Musical, Drama, Original] - Apr 29, 1996 - Sep 07, 2008

Performer: Enrico Rodriguez
Steve, man with squeegee, a waiter, and others - Replacement
Understudy: Enrico Rodriguez
Angel Schunard - Replacement

[Musical, Comedy, Original]

Performer: Enrico Rodriguez [Kid with Walkman]
Performer: Enrico Rodriguez [Big Kid]
Lauren Elder
Matt DeAngelis
Maia Wilson


May 23
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm


The Cutting Room
44 E. 32nd Street
New York, NY 10010 United States
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(212) 691-1900


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