Laura Osnes & Tony Yazbeck
Things Are Looking Up, An Evening of Gershwin Greats
Tony Award nominees Laura Osnes and Tony Yazbeck join forces for a dazzling evening of song and dance! After enchanting audiences in Manhattan Concert Productions’ Crazy For You at Lincoln Center, this duo recognized their undeniable chemistry and mutual love for the music of George Gershwin. Now, they reunite for this intimate evening featuring Gershwin’s gorgeous melodies guaranteed to lift your spirits and leave your toes tapping… quite literally!
Tony Yazbeck won the Astaire Award and was nominated for Tony, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle awards for his virtuosic performance in the 2014 Broadway revival of On the Town. He recently debuted his solo show with Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series and starred in the title role in The Scarlet Pimpernel in concert at Lincoln Center. Other recent credits include The Cradle Will Rock at Classic Stage Company, the Encores! production of A Chorus Line, and the PBS Great Performances special The Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood.
His television and film credits include Billions, Smash, and the feature documentary Every Little Step. In concert, he has appeared with the San Francisco Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas; Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops under the baton of Steven Reineke; with National Symphony Orchestra at Wolf Trap with Michael Barrett; at Tanglewood with the Boston Symphony Orchestra celebrating Leonard Bernstein; with Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena Symphony at the L.A. Arboretum. Mr. Yazbeck also stars in his own song and dance show. His debut album, The Floor Above Me, has been released digitally and on CD by PS Classics.
Laura Osnes was last seen on Broadway in Bandstand. Previously, she starred as the title role in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Drama Desk Award; Tony, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League and Astaire Award nominations). She made her Broadway debut as Sandy in the most recent revival of Grease and also starred in Bonnie and Clyde (Tony Award nomination), creating the role at Asolo Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse (San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award). She appeared as Hope Harcourt in the Tony Award winning revival of Anything Goes (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Astaire Award nominations) and Nellie Forbush in Lincoln Center Theater’s production of South Pacific.
On television, she has been seen on the CBS series Elementary, in the HBO pilot The Miraculous Year, Sondheim: The Birthday Concert at Avery Fisher Hall and HBO’s documentary Six By Sondheim. Her many concerts and cabarets include performances with Michael Feinstein, the New York Philharmonic, The New York Pops, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, The Boston Pops, and the Pasadena Pops. In addition to being heard on several cast recordings, Laura has two solo albums, Dream A Little Dream: Live at The Cafe Carlyle and If I Tell You: The Songs of Maury Yeston.