The Town Hall presents "Broadway's Rising Stars" on 7/22...Tony Award Winner Ali Stroker to make special guest appearance
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 06:03 pm EDT 06/11/19

Tony® Award Winner
Ali Stroker

to make special guest appearance at

The 13th Annual




(123 W. 43rd Street)


The 13th Annual Broadway's Rising Stars concert, taking place at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street) on Monday, July 22nd at 8:00pm, brings back one of its own, this year's Tony Award® winner for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Rodger's and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, Ali Stroker. Broadway's Rising Stars is the national showcase event for recent graduates of Performing Arts schools.

Twenty up and coming students from nine different prestigious performing arts schools including AMDA, Pace, NYU-Steinhardt, NYU-Tisch, University of Miami, Circle in the Square, Webster College, Wagner College, and Marymount will be participating in the evening,

Ali Stroker performed in the third annual Broadway's Rising Stars concert and has gone on to appear on television in "The Glee Project" and on "Glee", itself, as well as becoming the first person in a wheelchair to appear on Broadway in the revival of Spring Awakening. Now a Tony Award winning actress, Ali will be back at The Town Hall to welcome this latest group of future stars.

Stroker performed at the Tony Awards and received a standing ovation upon winning her Tony.

The 13th Annual Broadway's Rising Stars Concert was created by Scott Siegel who will once again write, direct, and host the show for The Town Hall. The show's vocal coach is Bill Daugherty (Daugherty & Fields) who's voice students have included Bobby Steggert, Matthew Morrison, and Ali Stroker. For the 12th year in a row the Musical Director will be John Fischer.

"I am incredibly excited to put these amazingly talented performers on The Town Hall stage for all to see," said Scott Siegel. "Their talent is off the charts and their skills are so diverse that the concert, itself, will be a veritable smorgasbord of different sounds and styles. If audiences want to see the stars of tomorrow, they will be onstage at The Town Hall on July 22nd."

Tickets for Broadway's Rising Stars are $27-$42. For tickets and information, please visit www.thetownhall.org or call 800-982-2787. Broadway's Rising Stars was created for The Town Hall and is presented as part of The Town Hall's presenting season.

Scott has produced approximately 300 major Broadway-style concerts in New York and around the world. For The Town Hall, he is the creator/writer/director/host of the critically acclaimed Broadway by the Year series, plus Town Hall's Summer Broadway Festival (seven seasons), The Broadway/Cabaret Festival (eight seasons), and Broadway's Rising Stars (12 seasons). He also created The Siegel Season at Town Hall that included Broadway Unplugged (14 years), The Nightlife Awards (13 years), and two years of producing The Best of Jim Caruso's Cast Party at Town Hall. Outside of Town Hall, Scott was the writer/producer of the 20th and 21st Annual Lauri Strauss Leukemia Foundation Gala Concerts at Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and for two years he was the Supervising Producer, Writer, and Director of seven concerts for Michael Feinstein in the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. He is currently the creator of a series of major concerts for Temple Emanuel's Streicker Center, including shows such as Jewish Broadway, The Jewish Oscars, and The Jewish Tony's. He is also the creator of nightclubs shows, having produced nightclub acts for clubs all over New York and throughout the country, as well as having created shows for a number of highly successful nightclub and concert performers. He currently creates approximately four shows per month for Feinstein's/54 Below. With his wife Barbara, Scott is the author of 48 published books by 17 different major publishing houses. Among the more prominent titles: "The Encyclopedia of Hollywood", First and Second Editions (Facts on File), "American Film Comedy" (Macmillan), many celebrity biographies (Jack Nicholson, Richard Chamberlain, Jim Carrey, etc. published by St. Martin's Press, and others). Also novels: "The Warhunter Series" (Zebra Books), "The Companion" (Bantam), "The Firebrats Series" (Archway at Simon & Schuster), and others. Scott has won The Colt 44 Award twice for his Western Novels. Also, with his wife, Barbara, Scott currently covers theater for TheaterPizzazz, and previously covered the theater for Drama-Logue, ShowBusiness Weekly, InTheater Magazine, Back Stage, TheaterMania.com, TalkinBroadway.com, radio reviews on The Siegel Entertainment Syndicate, plus WNEW-FM Morning Show with Pat St. John.

Town Hall has played an integral part in the electrifying cultural fabric of New York City for more than 90 years. A group of Suffragists' ght for the 19th Amendment led them to build a meeting space to educate people on the important issues of the day. During its construction, the 19th Amendment was passed, and on January 12, 1921 The Town Hall opened its doors and took on a double meaning: as a symbol of the victory sought by its founders, and as a spark for a new, more optimistic climate. In 1921, German composer Richard Strauss performed a series of concerts that cemented the Hall's reputation as an ideal venue for musical performances. Since, Town Hall has been home to countless musical milestones: The US debuts of Strauss, and Isaac Stern; Marian Anderson's first New York recital; in 1945, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker introduced bebop to the world; Bob Dylan's first major concert in '63; and much, much more.

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