Ladies and gentlemen you can't imagine the rapture in store! Tony winner Christian Borle, along with Jeff Blumenkrantz, Kyle Brenn, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Erin Mackey and Olivier winner Philip Quast, will take to the stage in the New York Philharmonic’s sure-to-be-rousing presentation of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. Starring Grammy winner Bryn Terfel as the titular demon barber and Oscar winner Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett, the show will run from March 5 through 8 at Avery Fisher Hall.
Sweeney Todd will feature Borle as Pirelli, Blumenkrantz as The Beadle, Mackey as Johanna, Johnson as Anthony Hope, Quast as Judge Turpin and Brenn as Tobias Ragg. Sweeney Todd follows a wronged barber who takes to slitting throats while seeking revenge on the corrupt judge who destroyed his life and family. The concert production will be conducted by Alan Gilbert and directed by Lonny Price, who also directed the Philharmonic’s 2000 staging of Sweeney Todd.
Borle is slated to star in Little Me as part of the 2014 City Center Encores! season. He received the Tony Award for his portrayal of Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher, and recently appeared in NBC’s live telecast of The Sound of Music and Smash. Borle's Broadway credits include Mary Poppins, Legally Blonde, Spamalot, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jesus Christ Superstar and Footloose.
Blumenkrantz has appeared on Broadway in Into the Woods, Threepenny Opera, Damn Yankees, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and A Class Act. Mackey was last seen on Broadway in Chaplin. Her previous Broadway credits include Anything Goes, Wicked and Sondheim on Sondheim. Johnson's Broadway credits include Hands on a Hardbody, Catch Me if You Can and Hair. Quast has won three Olivier Awards for his performances in Sunday in The Park with George, The Fix and South Pacific. Brenn's Broadway credits include West Side Story and Leap of Faith.