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Sinatra: A Man and His Music

Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center for Performing Arts

300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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May 1-3, 2020
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Fri, May 1, 2020
8PM
8PM
Sat, May 2, 2020
3PM
3PM
Sun, May 3, 2020
3PM
3PM
Featuring

Michael Andrew, vocalist

Todd Ellison and Michael Andrew reignite the magic of the POPS love affair with Frank Sinatra. This original program is built upon the unforgettable Sinatra at the Sands, a 1966 smash-hit album recorded live with Count Basie and the Orchestra, arranged and conducted by Quincy Jones.  That night, the Chairman capitalized on the amazing talent around him, recapturing the dazzle of his earlier years with a repertoire full of hits, all presented in his definitive swagger and style. 

The program highlights some of the most memorable greatest hits from Sinatra’s nine-time GRAMMY-winning career—it’s "Come Fly with Me," "Luck Be a Lady," "One for My Baby," "Fly Me to the Moon," "My Kind of Town," "It was a Very Good Year," and "I’ve Got a Crush on You."   A show that’s certain to make you feel SOOO young! 

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Guest Artist

Michael Andrew, vocalist

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For two years, Michael Andrew was the headline singer and bandleader at the world famous Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center in New York City, where he entertained audiences nightly and hosted a live radio broadcast, Live from the Rainbow Room. He was the bandleader and singer at Merv Griffin’s “Coconut Club” in the Beverly Hilton in California. While on Larry King Live, Merv called Michael Andrew “one of the great singers of all time.”

A frequent symphonic pops guest artist, Michael Andrew has appeared with orchestras in Akron, Albuquerque, Birmingham, Charlotte, Melbourne (Florida), Houston, Jacksonville, Long Beach, Missoula, Orlando, Pasadena, Philadelphia, Providence, Palm Beach, Palm Springs, San Antonio, Sarasota, and other cities across America.

He wrote the musical comedy, Mickey Swingerhead & the Earthgirls, that was a hit with audiences and the press. The hit show led to the formation of his band, Swingerhead, which remains a favorite among audiences and has toured extensively throughout the country. Michael also formed the Atomic Big Band, an 18-piece band that has performed in Hollywood for the premier of the Warner Bros. movie, Poseidon, and his bands continue to play engagements from Presidential Inaugural Balls to high society fundraisers.

On the other side of the curtain, as a composer, lyricist and book writer, he's created shows paying tribute to the writers of the American Songbook including Johnny Mercer, Sammy Cahn, and the Gershwins. He composed / performed his music for motion pictures including Heartbreakers, Inglourious Basterds, Mad Hot Ballroom, Bobby Jones – Stroke of Genius, and The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Recently, he produced music for Mitch Album’s new musical, Hockey, which debuted in Detroit.

Michael Andrew starred in the world premiere of the new musical, The Nutty Professor, written by Marvin Hamlisch and Rupert Holmes and directed by Jerry Lewis. Time Magazine praised his “terrific lead performance” and Jerry Lewis called him “one of the best talents to come down the pike in 50 years.”