Broadway and Recording Artists, John Boswell, Brian Lane Green and Lee Lessack, join voices in “Three Men and a Baby…Grand!”.
Their harmonies are incredible and individually each one brings star-power to the stage. John Boswell has served as musical director for Andy Williams, Judy Collins and Bob Newhart and has cooked up some of the most ingenious arrangements for “Three Men”. Brian Lane Green was last seen on Broadway starring as JoJo in Cy Coleman’s musical “The Life,” and award-winning cabaret/recording artist, Lee Lessack has just completed a 250 city national tour of “An Enchanted Evening: The Music of Broadway”. So take a walk down melody lane with “Three Men and a Baby…Grand!” LEE LESSACK’s graceful lyric baritone vocals and sophisticated yet endearing persona have made him a shining star of the international cabaret scene.
Billboard Magazine calls his singing, “Cabaret romanticism of a high order.” Touring extensively in the United States and Europe to sold-out performances and releasing five albums, Lessack has proven himself both as performer and recording artist. His fifth and most ambitious recording to date is called In Good Company and was released on LML Music on July 12th. Intimate and impeccably produced, the album beams with outstanding performances featuring duets with such music notables as Michael Feinstein, Maureen McGovern, Amanda McBroom, Ann Hampton Callaway and Stephen Schwartz. Mr. Lessack, who attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, has also released four other critically acclaimed albums, including a live recording of a 2001 concert tour Too Marvelous For Words: The Songs of Johnny Mercer. “Too Marvelous,” recorded at the famed Cinegrill in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, was chosen for the preliminary ballot for 2002 Grammy Awards®. Other recordings include Mr. Lessack’s self-titled debut solo album, his GLAMA Award®-winning, I Know You By Heart, and the cast recording of An Enchanted Evening: The Music of Broadway. Mr. Lessack also lends his voice to many philanthropic functions throughout the year including the annual S.T.A.G.E. Benefit in Los Angeles.
As a companion to the launch of In Good Company, he will co-produce a live concert, to benefit Operation USA, the 25 year-old international relief organization known for supplying emergency medical supplies and housing to victims of natural disasters at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood, CA., July 10th, 2005. A native of Philadelphia, Mr. Lessack makes his home in Los Angeles, where in 1996 he founded LML Music (www.LMLmusic.com), whose catalog of CDs includes over 70 of the country’s top live recording artists and performers. BRIAN LANE GREEN Tony Award nominee for “Best Actor in a Musical” for his performance as Spacepunk in Starmites, Green made his Broadway debut as Huck Finn in Big River. He went on to star in the first national tour of that show and also in the national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
He appeared on Broadway as Jo Jo in the Cy Coleman musical The Life. Green’s regional theater credits include West Side Story, The Pirates of Penzance, Pippin, Camelot, La Cage Aux Folles, 1776, and Julius Caesar, in which he played Marc Antony. On television, Green has guest starred on numerous prime-time shows, including “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”, “Murder, She Wrote”, “Matlock”, “Hotel”, and “Highway to Heaven”. Daytime audiences know him as Alan Brand on “Days of Our Lives”, Sam Fowler on “Another World”, and Brian Bodine on “All My Children”. One of the stars of the cult film “Circuit”, Green also co-starred with Tovah Feldshuh and Tony Lo Bianco in the recently released film “Friends and Family”. Green can be heard on the live recording of The Words and Music of Jerry Herman: Tap Your Troubles Away (LML), Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall (RCA) with the Tonics, George and Ira Gershwin: A Musical Tribute (MCA), and Grateful: The Songs of John Bucchino (RCA). On The Today Show (NBC), Ice Wars(CBS), and in the 25th Anniversary Tour of Champions on Ice, Olympic Gold Medalist Viktor Petrenko performed to Green’s recording of “Flight” from his debut CD, Brian Lane Green (LML).
Green recently made his debut as a playwright and composer with Waiting for Glaciers to Melt. This original musical was chosen to be part of New York City’s Midtown International Theater Festival. JOHN BOSWELL has served as musical director for Judy Collins, Andy Williams and Bob Newhart. John played the role of “Moose” in the national tour of Crazy For You. Broadway/Off Broadway credits include Crazy For You, The Secret Garden, Back To Bacharach And David, and The Kathy And Mo Show: Parallel Lives. Most recently John composed music for the HBO special Kathy And Mo: The Dark Side. John has six CD’s of original music on Hearts Of Space Records; THE PAINTER, KINDRED SPIRITS, COUNT ME IN, FESTIVAL OF THE HEART, TRUST and LOVE.