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Nine Scenes from The Gospel of Mark! Nine Amazing Songs! All in 45 Minutes!
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Company, Porgy and Hamilton (Chicago)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, School of Rock
Tootsie, Billy Elliott
Moulin Rouge — World Premiere
School of Rock, The King and I
Wicked, The Secret Garden
Hadestown, The Little Mermaid
Experience the last days of Jesus through a unique, dramatic presentation of Mark’s Gospel with Max McLean and a cast of dynamic Broadway artists. Easter Passion follows His steps from the triumphal entry, to the cleansing of the temple, the Last Supper, Gethsemane, the trial before Pilate, Christ’s agony and the crucifixion, culminating with His glorious resurrection.
Easter Passion is a benefit for Fellowship for Performing Arts.
Max McLean is an award-winning actor and founder and artistic director of New York City-based Fellowship for Performing Arts.
Max stars in the recently released film The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis, which has been seen in cinemas and on video on demand in 127 countries.
Max adapted for the stage The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis on Stage: The Most Reluctant Convert, The Great Divorce, Genesis and Mark’s Gospel.
As a stage actor, he created the roles of Screwtape in New York, on national tour and in London; C.S. Lewis in The Most Reluctant Convert on national tour and in an extended 15-week run in New York; Mark in Mark’s Gospel; and Storyteller in Genesis. Max received the Jeff Award—Chicago theatre’s highest honor—for his performance of Mark’s Gospel.
He has been nominated for four awards from the Audio Publishers Association for his narration of The Listener’s Bible. His creative work has been cited with distinction by the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal and CNN to name a few media outlets.
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Recently playing Angelica Schuyler in Hamilton at the CIBC Theater in Chicago, Nikki Renée Daniels’ Broadway credits include Company (Jenny), The Book of Mormon (Nabulungi), The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess (Clara), Les Miserables (Fantine), Anything Goes, Promises, Promises, Aida, Nine, Little Shop of Horrors, Lestat, and The Look of Love. She debuted with New York City Opera as Clara in Porgy and Bess. Other New York credits include Martha Jefferson in 1776 at City Center Encores, Rose Lennox in The Secret Garden at David Geffen Hall and Tracy in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. On television, Nikki was a featured player on Chappelle's Show, Madam Secretary and The Sound of Music: Live. She has performed as a soloist with numerous symphony orchestras across the country, in Canada and at Carnegie Hall. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music.
Broadway veteran Alan H. Green has been featured in such hits as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, School of Rock and Sister Act along with multiple national tours and cast albums. He has been a featured soloist the world over including at Radio City, the White House and the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Along with numerous television credits for shows such as 30 Rock and Law & Order SVU, he has been featured in multiple national commercials. Alan is a vocal performance graduate from Rice University, and he serves as a deacon at Metro Baptist Church in New York City. IG: @alanhgreen
Most recently seen on Broadway standing by for the title role of Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels in Tootsie, Jeff Kready has also been featured as Monty Navarro in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Tony Elliot in Billy Elliot the Musical and in Les Misérables (Jean Valjean understudy). Jeff’s favorite regional credits include Tommy in Brigadoon (Pittsburgh CLO), Ted Hanover in Holiday Inn (Paper Mill Playhouse), Mr. Snow in Carousel (Goodspeed) and David Sedaris’s one-man-show Santaland Diaries (Hartford TheaterWorks). Along with a recurring role in Elementary, his numerous TV credits include Boardwalk Empire, The Code and The Good Fight. He has performed with orchestras across the county as guest soloist and can be heard on the album, The Broadway Tenors (Jay Records). Favorite roles: husband to Nikki, dad to Lena (7) and Louise (3).
A New York City native, Telly Leung is a Broadway performer, recording artist, producer and theater arts teacher. Broadway credits include Aladdin in Disney's Aladdin, In Transit, Allegiance (with George Takei and Lea Salonga), Godspell, Rent, Pacific Overtures and Flower Drum Song. In 2010, he starred as Angel in Rent at the Hollywood Bowl opposite Wayne Brady, directed by Neil Patrick Harris. Regionally, he's performed at Philadelphia Theater Company, Pittsburgh CLO, St. Louis MUNY, Dallas Theater Center, The Shakespeare Theater Company in D.C., North Carolina Theater and North Shore Musical Theater. Television – Wes the Warbler on Glee, Instinct, Odd Mom Out, Deadbeat and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He has sung on many Broadway cast recordings and released two solo albums, I’ll Cover You (2012) and Songs for You (2016) (The Yellow Sound Label). His EP You Matter features five songs produced in the 2020 pandemic with composer & arranger Gary Adler, profits benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. He holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama and has taught master classes all over the world. Producing credits include Broadway Back Together, the musical short film Grind (starring Anthony Rapp) and The Nice List, a virtual holiday family musical. Twitter/Instagram: @tellyleung. www.tellyleung.com
Daniel J. Maldonado is super excited to be stretching his creative mind during these troubling times! Recent regional accolades include Newsies (Helen Hayes nomination, Arena Stage), the world premiere of Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Emerson Colonial Theater, Boston), Grease (Pittsburgh CLO), Pippin (FreeFall Theatre) and The Graduate (Forestburgh Playhouse). He is a Rider University MT graduate and proud AEA member. A huge thank you to Mom, Dad, family, friends and Shelly for all the love and support. And a large thanks to Laura and FPA for the opportunity! Spread love! Stay safe! Instagram: @DanielJ_Maldonado Website: danieljmaldonado.net
Diane Phelan is an actor, director and activist based in New York City. She has performed in lead roles on Broadway as well as in national and international productions, most notably in School of Rock, West Side Story, and The King and I. She is the founder for the Broadway Diversity Project, #RacismIsAVirus (www.RacismIsAVirus.com) You can catch her starring in the new film Marry Harry currently streaming on AmazonPrimeVideo.com. For more follow on insta: @DianicaPhelan
A recording artist and actor, Marty Thomas debuted on Broadway at age 11 in The Secret Garden, appeared in Wicked and Xanadu and was named Mr. Broadway 2008. Off-Broadway credits includes My Big Gay Italian Wedding, Pageant and A Loss of Roses. Film includes a featured role in Big Gay Musical, and TV includes Two Broke Girls and Grace & Frankie. Marty is a vocal arranger, producer and backup vocalist singing with top stars such as Billy Porter, Patti Labelle, Jennifer Holliday among many more. He toured internationally with many theatrical productions and with Queen Esther Marrow & The Harlem Gospel Singers. As a performer, director and producer in the New York cabaret scene, his show Marty Thomas Presents Diva played weekly in New York for eight years and toured. A feminist and human rights enthusiast, he has helped raise thousands of dollars for charity. His latest album, Slow Dancing with a Boy, (Broadway Records) hit number 19 on the iTunes pop charts. Follow on Instagram @martythomaslovesyou and read more at www.martythomas.com.
A member of the original Broadway casts of The Little Mermaid and the Tony-winning Hadestown, Kay Trinidad can be heard on the recently released If the Fates Allow: A Hadestown Holiday Album. Off-Broadway roles include Diane Lee in BARE and in Roar of the Greasepaint... (York Theatre). She toured in Seussical and regional roles include Lempicka (World Premiere, Williamstown Theatre Festival), Waterfall (U.S. Premiere, Pasadena Playhouse, 5th Avenue Theatre), Allegiance (World Premiere, Old Globe), Children of Eden in Concert (Aysha, Kennedy Center), Spelling Bee (Marcy Park, Cape Playhouse & Cleveland Playhouse), The King And I (Tuptim, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Music Theatre of Wichita), Little Shop Of Horrors (Ronette, Berkshire Theatre Group), Beauty and the Beast (MUNY), The Addams Family (MUNY) and Bye Bye Birdie (Casa Mañana). www.kaytrinidad.com
Finding Faith is the vocal/guitar duo and songwriting team of Andrew Tierney and Tim Dunfield. From two opposite corners of the globe (Australia and Canada) and from two vastly different career paths (pop star come Las Vegas headliner and Christian worship pastor), Andrew and Tim met and found a great friendship, a unique creative connection and a deep passion for writing songs of worship together. Blending Contemporary Christian music production with a worship accessibility, their self-titled debut album featured the radio hit “Good Hands” which hit #1 in Australia for five weeks and made a solid impact on the US AirPlay charts. Tim and Andrew have continued to lead worship at their home church in Sin City - Las Vegas. Working with writers in Nashville, Australia, and South Africa over the last two years, Finding Faith have been crafting a new set of songs to share with the world. Their songs are a witness to Jesus’ work in their own lives and also a universal declaration of love and surrender to be sung as a church. Finding Faith are excited to see how God will continue to use their gifts in a new season.
Human Nature has been hailed as one of the world’s finest pop-vocal groups of the modern era. Originally from Australia, they are known around the globe for their distinctive harmonies. The harmony group are brothers Andrew and Mike Tierney and Toby Allen (original fourth member Phil Burton now only performs in Australia with the outfit). Since signing to Sony Music Australia over two decades ago, Human Nature have released 13 studio albums, garnering 27 platinum awards, 19 top 40 singles and five Top 10 hits worldwide, with album sales in excess of 2.5 million in Australia alone. The group has also toured with some of the music industry's biggest names including Michael Jackson and Celine Dion, as well as performing to more than four billion television viewers worldwide during the Opening Ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics. In 2019, Human Nature were awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM), presented by the Governor-General of Australia, for their service to the performing arts and entertainment field. They launched a legendary Vegas Residency in 2009 that ran for 11 years. This initial run ended due to the Covid pandemic but the pop stars look to relaunch in Vegas in the Fall of 2022.
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