The University of Findlay will be hosting “An evening with Gregg Edelman, featuring Phil Reno” as a part of the Donnell Broadway Concert Series on Sunday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Winebrenner Theological Seminary TLB Foundation Convocation Center.
Tickets are free to UF students, faculty and staff, $15 for adults and $10 senior citizens and non-UF students. Tickets may be purchased through the Box Office at 419-434-5335 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chicago native is considered a Broadway veteran who has appeared in 16 musicals on the big stage. Edelman received four Tony Award nominations for his roles in “City of Angels”, “Anna Karenina” and the revivals of “1776” and “Into the Woods”.
Edelman’s career started during his senior year studying music and theater at Northwestern University, where he was cast in his first professional production. His role in the national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Evita” is considered Edelman’s stepping-stone into his Broadway career.
After his performance in “City of Angels” with his role as Stine, Edelman is regarded as one of the most romantic Broadway leads of his generation.
His acting career also launched him into roles in movies like “The Proposal”, “Spiderman 2”, “Little Children”, “City by the Sea”, “The Cradle Will Rock”, “The First Wives Club”, “Green Card”, “Crimes and Misdemeanors” and “The Manhattan Project”.
Edelman’s versatility landed him regular appearances on the CBS series, “Hack”, and additional guest star appearances in shows such as “Blue Bloods”, “30 Rock”, “The Good Wife”, all 3 “Law & Order” series, “Ed”, “As the World Turns”, “Spencer: For Hire” and “Mercy”.
Frequently touring across America and Europe, Edelman performs his critically acclaimed one man shows, “Back in Town”, “Broadway State of Mind”, “Broadway in Love” and “Back in Town for the Holiday’s”. These give him the ability to honor favorite Broadway tunes and classic Great American Songbook melodies while sharing stories from his time on Broadway.
Edelman will be accompanied by Reno, who is prominent Broadway conductor and musical director. Reno is originally from Tiffin, OH and was featured in last years Donnell Broadway Concert series with Matt Cavenaugh.
The duo will take on the night with Edelman signing various musical theatre songs, accompanied by Reno on the piano.
Thomas (’70) and Kathleen Donnell established the Thomas and Kathleen Donnell Broadway Concert Series Endowment Fund in conjunction with the Give Voice to Your Values campaign. The Donnell Broadway Concert Series enables noted Broadway artists to visit campus each academic year in the fall, in addition to the annual spring semester performance. The series provides entertainment for students and community members in concert, as well as opportunities for UF musical theatre students to learn from accomplished professionals in master classes.