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RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN Twentieth Century (New Broadway Cast Recording), Big Fish (Original Broadway Cast), Merrily We Roll Along (PS Classics), 35MM: A Musical Exhibition (Original Cast Recording), Writing Kevin Taylor and Disney’s FROZEN. He also appears in the film The Standbys, a documentary focusing on Broadway swings, standbys and understudies. Ben Crawford last appeared with the BSO in March 2018, performing Vienna to Broadway, Jack Everly, conductor. Ted Keegan Ted Keegan has been seen as the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, in the national tour and in Phantom–The Las Vegas Spectacular. Keegan has performed the role in over 24 states across the U.S. and live from Rockefeller Center for the Today Show on NBC. He also sang the role in front of the largest audience ever when he made a flying entrance from the dome of Madison Square Garden during the half- time show of the NBA All-Star Game. He performed unpublished Gershwin at the opening of the George and Ira Gershwin Room at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., which The New York Times reviewed as one of the ten best musical events of the year. He appeared in the Frank Loesser Celebration in New York City and was a soloist at the Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. A few of the orchestras Keegan has performed with as a soloist include the Detroit, Syracuse, Charleston (WV), Portland, Pittsburgh, Ottawa, Omaha, Baltimore, Las Vegas and Fort Worth symphonies and the Dayton Philharmonic, as well as the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center. Keegan is founding member of The Phat Pack, which was named the Best All Around Performer of 2013 by Las Vegas Review Journal. Ted Keegan last appeared with the BSO in March 2018, performing Vienna to Broadway, Jack Everly, conductor. Ashley Brown Ashley Brown originated the title role in Mary Poppins on Broadway, for which she received Outer Critics, Drama League and Drama Desk nominations for Best Actress.  Brown also starred as Mary Poppins in the national tour of Mary Poppins, where she garnered a Garland Award for Best Performance in a Musical. Brown’s other Broadway credits include Belle in Beauty and The Beast, and she has starred in Jack O’Brien’s national tour of The Sound of Music and Disney’s On the Record. Brown has starred in both Oklahoma and Showboat at Chicago’s Lyric Opera and has performed with virtually all of the top orchestras in North America including the Boston Pops, the New York Philharmonic, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, New York Pops, Fort Worth Symphony, Cincinnati Pops and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Brown’s PBS special, Ashley Brown: Call Me Irresponsible, received a PBS Telly Award. Other television credits include NBC’s The Sound of Music. Brown is the voice of Disneyland celebrating its 60 th anniversary singing the newly penned Richard Sherman song, “A Kiss Goodnight.” Brown’s album of Broadway and American Songbook standards is available on Ghostlight/Warner Brothers. Ashley Brown last appeared with the BSO in February 2013, performing The Best of Broadway with Ashley Brown, Jack Everly, conductor. Anthony Blake Clark and the Baltimore Choral Arts Society For the past 22 years, WMAR Television has featured Choral Arts in its special, Christmas with Choral Arts, which won an Emmy Award in 2006. The chorus was also featured in a PBS documentary called Jews and Christians: A Journey of Faith, broadcast nationwide, and on National Public Radio’s Special Coverage in the fall of 2001. The ensemble has been featured frequently on The First Art, Performance Today and VOX. In Europe, Choral Arts was featured in a program devoted to the music of Handel broadcast on Radio Suisse Romande. On local radio, Baltimore Choral Arts was featured on Choral Arts Classics, a program on WYPR Radio hosted by Music Director Emeritus Tom Hall that features the Choral Arts Chorus and Orchestra. In 2010, Choral Arts released Christmas at America’s First Cathedral on Gothic Records, recorded at the Baltimore Basilica. A recording with Dave Brubeck, featuring Brubeck’s oratorio, The Gates of Justice, was released internationally on the Naxos label in 2004; Choral Arts is also featured on Introducing the World of American Jewish Music on Naxos. Choral Arts has two other recordings in current release: Christmas with Choral Arts and a live recording of the Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil. Acclaimed artists collaborating with Choral Arts have included Sweet Honey in the Rock, Chanticleer, Dave Brubeck, the King’s Singers, Anonymous 4, Peter Schickele, Kathy Mattea and others. Baltimore Choral Arts’ innovative programs often feature both choral and orchestral music, stage and theater works. BCAS last appeared with the BSO in December 2018, performing Home for the The Baltimore Choral Arts Society, now in its 53 rd season, is one of Maryland’s premier cultural institutions. The Symphonic Chorus, Full Chorus, Orchestra and Chamber Chorus perform throughout the mid-Atlantic region, as well as in Washington, D.C., New York and Europe. Conductor and composer Anthony Blake Clark is in his second year as Music Director of Baltimore Choral Arts Society. Holidays, Andy Einhorn, conductor. JA N – F E B 201 9 / OV E R T U R E 21