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The Songs for Our City songwriting challenge has asked members of the Broadway community to write original songs inspired by the past year and the present moment. They will share their new songs in free live concerts, with audience votes deciding who will perform again in the final concert for a panel of industry judges. The participating songwriters are primarily past performers of the Broadway Buskers concert series, which showcases Broadway actors and up-and-coming composers performing their own original music. Join us for this celebration of the theatre community, creativity, and live music.
All concerts are FREE, open to the public, and for all ages. RSVP for limited seating!
Performers for June 3rd:
Amara Janae Brady (This is Where We Go, T-Abduction, Wine in the Wilderness)
Amara (She/Her/Hers) is a generative artist & cultural dramaturg from Chicago. At the crux of her artistry is uplifting Black women and connecting underserved communities. Ashé to the ancestors. All Power to all people.
Cheeyang Ng & Eric Sorrels (Eastbound, MĀYĀ, Only Us)
Born and raised in Singapore, Cheeyang Ng is an award-winning singer-songwriter who writes at the intersection of queer, Asian, and immigrant stories. They have headlined around the world, including across the U.S., Bermuda, Taiwan, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore. Writer: Eastbound (2020 NAMT); MĀYĀ (ASCAP Award, Drama League Next Stage Residency). MFA: NYU. BMus: Berklee.
Originally from Tennessee, Eric Sorrels is an award-winning writer who juggles a dual career of professional choral singing and musical theatre in New York City. He is a member of the esteemed choirs of St. John the Divine and Temple E-Manuel, and his songs have been heard throughout New York City's spaces. Musicals in development include MĀYĀ and Only Us. MFA: NYU.
F Michael Haynie (Frozen, Wicked, Holler If Ya Hear Me)
Currently Olaf in Frozen. Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Wicked, Holler If Ya Hear Me. Off-Broadway: Carrie (MCC), Dogfight (Second Stage) and others. Regional: Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Ogunquit), Found (PTC), The Heart of Rock & Roll, and others. TV/Film: Jesus Christ Superstar Live! (NBC), Peter Pan LIVE! (NBC), Not Fade Away.
Josh Walker (Side Show, Cosi Fan Tutte, La Campana Sommersa)
Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Radio City Music Hall), World's Tiniest Cossack in Side Show (Broadway/Kennedy Center), Toulouse Lautrec in Toulouse: A New Musical (New York Theatre Barn), LeFou in Beauty and the Beast (Theatre by the Sea), Nick in Godspell (Ivoryton Playhouse), Cosi Fan Tutte (Metropolitan Opera), Nano in La Campana Sommersa (New York City Opera).
Matt Wolpe (Rock of Ages, Finding Neverland, Once)
Matt Wolpe is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He currently has 6 records out, including 2 with his band The Bedside Romeos, and he just released a video for “Come Back” directed by Kristin Hanggi. Last seen starring in Rock of Ages Off-Broadway and in Hollywood, his Broadway and touring credits include Finding Neverland and Once.
The Songs for Our City concert series is curated and hosted by Ben Cameron.