NICK CARTELL: A THOUSAND SPOTLIGHTS at 54 BELOW in JULY
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 01:10 pm EDT 06/20/24

ALBUM PRE-RELEASE CONCERT

NICK CARTELL:
A THOUSAND SPOTLIGHTS

A NIGHT OF STORIES AND SONGS FROM THE ROAD, BROADWAY & DISNEY

SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2024 at 7:00PM
AT 54 BELOW, BROADWAY'S SUPPER CLUB

www.54Below.org

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Nick Cartell: A Thousand Spotlights on Sunday, July 14, 2024 at 7:00pm, in celebration of the release of his upcoming album of the same name. The album A Thousand Spotlights is currently available on all digital platforms for pre-sale and will be officially released July 26, 2024. The album is produced and orchestrated by Brian Eads and Wayne Haun through Club 44 Records and distributed by The Orchard and Sony Music Entertainment.

Currently starring as Jean Valjean in the North American tour of Les Misérables, Nick Cartell has now played the iconic role over a thousand times. This triumphant return to 54 Below will be a collection of Cartell's never-before-heard stories of his time on the road with Les Miz, Broadway runs of the 2012 revival of Jesus Christ Superstar; Scandalous: The Musical and Paramour interwoven with songs from the album: Broadway, Disney, some jazz, and some that didn't make the cut. An intimate evening filled with humor and heart bringing him back "home" to NYC.

The evening is arranged and music directed by Brian Eads (Les Misérables, the album A Thousand Spotlights), with special guests Phoenix Best (Teeth, Les Misérables, Dear Evan Hansen, The Color Purple) and Casey Likes (Back To The Future, Almost Famous).

"It's not Cartell's first time playing Prisoner 24601, and it shows — the tenor effortlessly shows off his thundering chest voice in the musical's first act before transitioning to a bright falsetto as Valjean softens in a show-stopping rendition of "Bring Him Home"" – Variety

Nick Cartell: A Thousand Spotlights plays 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Sunday, July 14, 2024 at 7:00pm. Cover charges are $51 (includes $6 in fees) - $62 (includes $7 in fees.) Premiums are $100.50 (includes $10 in fees.) There is a $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.org. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00pm are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.

MORE ABOUT NICK CARTELL:
Nick Cartell has made a triumphant return to the role he inhabited for two-and-a-half years pre-pandemic, once again playing prisoner 24601, aka Jean Valjean, on the North American tour of Les Misérables!

Nick made his Broadway debut in the Tony® nominated 2012 revival of Jesus Christ Superstar, understudying and performing the roles of Jesus Christ, Judas Iscariot, and the High Priest Annas. He followed that up by again understudying (mostly-naked) men in a (religion-based) musical story at the very same theater in Scandalous: The Musical, penned by "The Today Show" host Kathie Lee Gifford and can be heard on the Original Broadway Cast Recording. Nick also appeared in Paramour, the first musical produced by Cirque Du Soleil, where he was a standby for and performed the three male lead roles. Nick's first national touring experience was across the U.S. and Canada in The Phantom of the Opera, where he understudied Raoul. Nick has enjoyed performing regionally and singing with the South Coast Symphony, Phoenix Symphony and as a member of the critically-acclaimed group The Broadway Boys. In March 2019, he performed his first solo show, Bringing It Home, to a sold-out room at 54 Below.

A graduate of Arizona State University with a BFA in Theatre, Nick enjoyed a stint in Japan performing with a certain famous Mouse. While there he met his incredible wife, actress Christine Cartell. Together, they have scaled the Great Wall, climbed Mt. Fuji, are producing this show and have also produced three iterations of Broadway Fights Ovarian Cancer, a benefit concert raising funds and awareness for Ovarian Cancer research, in honor of Nick's late mother. The Cartells' finest collaboration to date is their little girl, who insists she will someday play Little Cosette.

MORE ABOUT 54 BELOW
54 Below, a recipient of the 2022 TONY AWARDS® Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, is a non-profit organization with a mission to preserve the music of Broadway and expand the art of the cabaret while growing opportunities for diverse communities of emerging and established artists and providing unparalleled audience experiences.
It was founded as a place for the Broadway community to celebrate Broadway performers, both established and new, who sing not only the music of Broadway and the Great American Songbook, but also new material intended for Broadway and off-Broadway stages. One of the most in demand venues in the city presenting over 700 shows per year, the club features fine dining and superb scenic, lighting, and sound designs entirely imagined by Broadway designers. For performers, writers, musicians, and more, 54 Below gives opportunities to advance their craft, expand their repertoires, and develop their voices in a way that is more personal, making them stronger as artists. It gives Broadway fans an opportunity to see their favorite artists in a different way, deepening their relationship and understanding of their talent.
54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. It is also a place for innovation in musical songwriting and performance. Collaborations born at 54 Below give rise to and help develop new theatrical projects and new musicals. In addition, its popular streaming video activities and audio recordings support these activities, helping to build a new Broadway audience worldwide, both in age and geography.

Located at 254 West 54th Street, the club presents live shows at 7pm and 9:30pm. Tickets and information at 54below.org.
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