BroadwayUnderstudies.com's "Half Hour: A Last Minute Concert" took place on August 19th, 2012, featuring some of Broadway's most talented understudies onstage at the Laurie Beechman Theatre sharing their rare talent-the ability to perform at a second's notice. The audience voted on what song each performer would sing, and they didn't find out the results until they stepped up to the microphone.
The concert's lineup included Jen Noble (Ghost) and Delius Doherty (Book of Mormon), Allison Blackwell (Porgy & Bess), Garett Hawe (Newsies), Carly Hughes (Ghost), Stephen Mark Lukas (Book of Mormon), Corey Mach (Godspell), Matthew Marks (Book of Mormon), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Constantine Rousouli (Ghost), Jack Scott (Newsies), Brendon Stimson (Newsies), Julius Thomas III (Porgy & Bess), and Laurie Veldheer (Newsies).
Check out photos from the concert below!
The concert was produced by Shoshana Feinstein with musical direction by Zack Zadek, and will feature Jeremy Yaddaw on drums and Charlie Rosen on bass.
After years of trading rumors with fans, Shoshana Feinstein and Karen Marshall started BroadwayUnderstudies.com as a way to aggregate and celebrate the performances of Broadway's most under-appreciated talent: the understudy. Follow Broadway Understudies on Twitter @understudies for the latest information on how to catch your favorite understudy in the role of a lifetime.
Photo credit: Amanda Taraska
Stephen Mark Lukas