Broadway and television star Telly Leung (Allegiance, Godspell, Rent, Fox TV’s “Glee”) will perform a one-night-only concert at Norwalk, Connecticut’s Wall Street Theater at 7:30 PM on Monday, December 11, his night off from his star turn in the title role of Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway. He recently announced that Deonte L. Warren, Kathryn Allison and Kathryn Terza — with whom he shares the stage with eight times a week in the musical — will join him as special musical guests. Audiences can expect an eclectic evening of Broadway classics and songs from his two most recent solo albums — I’ll Cover You and Songs for You — featuring new and innovative musical twists on classic songs by Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein and Billy Joel, as well as his own takes on hits made famous by Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and others. The band, comprised of some of Broadway’s first-call musicians, will be led by Gary Adler (Avenue Q, Alter Boyz).
Telly will sing on the national ABC-TV special “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration” on Christmas Day, December 25 opposite Julianne Hough, Nick Lachey, Lea Michele, Jason Derulo, Darius Rucker and more. Allegiance — the Broadway musical in which he starred opposite George Takei and Lea Salonga — was broadcast in cinemas around the country by Fathom Events for a third showing on December 7, to honor Pearl Harbor Day.
Leung, named one of the Out 100 and “Faces To Watch” by The Los Angeles Times — made his Broadway debut in the 2002 revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Flower Drum Song opposite Lea Salonga, followed by the Roundabout revival of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Pacific Overtures. He starred in the final Broadway cast of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent, which was filmed for DVD release. In the 2011 revival of Godspell, his version of “All Good Gifts” was praised as “magnificent” by New York Magazine, “superb” by The Philadelphia Inquirer, and “a standout” by Bloomberg News.
On Fox TV’s ”Glee,” Leung was featured as a member of the Dalton Academy Warblers opposite Darren Criss. When he recreated his portrayal of Angel in Rent at the Hollywood Bowl – directed by Neil Patrick Harris – he was called “vibrant” by The Los Angeles Times, “stunning” by the Orange County Register and praised for his “sweet, clear tenor” by Variety. He also played the role of Boq in the Chicago production of the smash hit Wicked and has performed in concert and shows at venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Hippodrome in London, Birdland Jazz Club and Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City, Paper Mill Playhouse, Philadelphia Theater Company, Ford’s Theater, and more. For more information, visit www.TellyLeung.com.
Tickets for the Connecticut event, which range from $10 to $50, are available HERE.
The Wall Street Theater is the first, next-generation performance space in Connecticut showcasing professional music, comedic, dance and stage performances from nationally-recognized names as well as local organizations. The 700-seat theater, located in the SoNo section of Norwalk, Connecticut, underwent a $10 million-dollar restoration to return this national historic landmark to its original glory from the early 1900s. Originally known as The Regent when the location opened in 1915 featuring Vaudeville performances, the theater was also known as The Norwalk and The Roxy (during this time period, the theater was outfitted as a movie theater showing such blockbusters as Jaws and The Blues Brothers). During its tenure as The Globe in the ’90s, the stage featured many up-and-coming performers on tour such as Beastie Boys, Lil’ Kim, Psychedelic Furs, Mighty Might Bosstones, Poison and acts such as The Allman Brothers, until it shuttered near decade’s end. 71 Wall Street remained dark until it reopened as The Wall Street Theater in the summer of 2017. Under the direction of president Suzanne Cahil, artistic director Billy Blanks, Jr., concert director Gene Morell and an advisory board, the theater is planning on offering arts education for families, mentoring programs for youth in the arts, summer camp programming, and offering its space for private rentals, parties and events. For more information, visit www.wallstreettheater.com. The theater can also be found on Facebook (@WallStreetTheater) and Instagram (@WallStreetTheater).