Victoria Shaw "Under the Covers" With Special Guest ­­­Ramin Karimloo & Chely Wright

Victoria Shaw "Under the Covers" With Special Guest ­­­Ramin Karimloo & Chely Wright

Hosted by award winning songwriter Victoria Shaw, Under The Covers has become a favorite recurring highlight at Birdland, featuring a wide variety of top-selling songwriters and musical acts from across the pop, rock and country worlds, and offering intimate acoustic performances of huge hit songs - along with the little-known stories behind them. This event is part of the Broadway at Birdland concert series.

Victoria’s very special guests will be Ramin Karimloo, the Tony-nominated Jean Valjean in the current Broadway production of Les Miserables, and platinum selling recording artist Chely Wright.

In the world of theatrical performers, Ramin Karimloo is known as one of the most formidable talents in the industry. Heralded for his portrayal of leading roles Jean Valjean in Les Miserables and the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera, Karimloo is a musical force unlike any other. In fact, it was his unbridaled reputation that led to his performance in the recent Oscar tribute to Les Misérables.

Iranian-born, Canadian actor/singer Ramin is recognized as the favorite leading man to perform in London's West End Musical Theatre by Whats On Stage. Ramin has played starring roles in both of the West End's longest running musicals; Jean Valjean, Enjolras and Marius in Les Misérables and the Phantom and Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera. Ramin was hand picked by Andrew Lloyd Webber to portray the lead role in his sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies. He originated the role of Phantom in this sequel, a role that won him the prestigiousTheatregoer’s Choice Award and the Broadway World award for Best Actor in a musical. For this performance, he was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Earlier this year Ramin played The Phantom for three performances alongside Love Never Dies co-star Sierra Boggess in the unique “25th Anniversary Production of The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall,” that was streamed live to cinemas across the world, providing an even larger stage for this theatrical superstar’s talent. Additionally, he performed the title song, “Music Of The Night,” during the Broadway 25th Anniversary of Phantom ofthe Opera. Ramin also played the role of Enjolras in the “25th Anniversary Concert of Les Misérables” at The O2 Arena in London where it has been one of the most widely viewed shows in PBS history. Ramin’s debut album, “Human Heart,” combines his love for country, bluegrass, rock and roll. Citing influences as diverse as The Tragically Hip, Johnny Cash, Mumford & Sons and The Avett Brothers, a typical musical theater album was never a possibility.

Platinum selling recording artist Chely Wright as had 8 top ten recordson the Billboard charts, multiple music awards and #1 music videos. She has recently added "author" to her resume with her heart felt, honest biography “Wish Me Away,” which chronicles her journey as the first major country music artist to reveal that she's gay. “Wish Me Away” is also the title of the film documentary about Chely that has garnered multiple awards at major movie festivals around the country.

Victoria Shaw is a pop/country songwriter responsible for over 65 million cd sales! As a singer, she had the great opportunity to open for Garth Brooks in the historic 1997 Central Park concert. Victoria also wrote one of Garth's biggest hits of all-time, "The River." The two-time Emmy Award-winning composer also wrote "I Love The Way You Love Me" for John Michael Montgomery and "Nobody Wants To Be Lonely" for Ricky Martin and Christina Aguilera. Her songs have been recorded by Olivia Newton John, Boyzone, Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes, Reba McEntyre, Tricia Yearwood, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Michael McDonald. She co-produced the debut cd for Lady Antebellum, which went gold, thanks to two hit singles, and was nominated for two Grammy Awards.

$25.00

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There is a $10.00 food or drink minimum per person. Dinner is served between 5pm-1am.

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Victoria Shaw "Under the Covers" With Special Guest ­­­Ramin Karimloo & Chely Wright

Monday, December 2 · Doors 5:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM at Birdland NYC

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