Lyrically Speaking Nov. 6th, 2020 - About the Performers
MICHAEL LARSON (Accompanist) Michael has been involved in the professional music scene since 1982. He studied classical piano with acclaimed concert pianist George Robert. From jazz to musical theatre, to classical piano, Michael can play it all. A regular performer at Club café in Boston, he has accompanied many of the Greater Boston’s most talented musical artists.
GAIL PHANEUF Playwright, composer, actress, producer, director, and teacher, Gail has worn many hats in the realm of live theater. Her original musicals “Monsters: The Musical” was seen on the Regent stage, and her teen musical “The Love Note” (thelovenote.com) was produced Off Broadway. Gail’s performance in the Tennessee Williams festival in Provincetown, MA earned her a glowing review in the NY Times. Gail is happy to appear on the Regent stage.
GORDON MICHAELS A graduate of The Boston Conservatory of Music, with a focus on Opera, Gordon has had a long and varied professional career that includes performances with Patti LaBelle, Jennifer Holliday, James Taylor, The Platters, and Natalie Cole… just to name a few. He appeared in the film “Fame”, and actually attended that famous school in New York. Learn more about where he will appear next at gordonmicheals.com.
KATIE CONNOR Katie has teamed up with Bill Spera to create a vibrant and exciting cabaret act. Recent performances include Image Theater and Club Café. As an actress, her favorite roles have included Rizzo in “Grease”, Georgia in “The Full Monty, and Soupy in “Urinetown”.
BILL SPERA Bill is excited to return to The Regent, where, as a musical theater actor, he performed in “Pirates of Penzance”, and “Man of LaMancha” Bill received the “Audience Favorite” award at The New England Fringe Festival, and he sings with the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus.
DOROTHY MILLER Dorothy has performed as a much celebrated chanteuse in Santa Fe, Cape Cod, and Boston. She co-starred in the musical revue “Swingtime, USO” and has performed in “Cabaret Fest” in Provincetown, MA.
PHIL TAYLER Phil recently portrayed Leo Frank in Moonbox Production’s Eliot Norton Award winning production of “Parade”, which h co-produced. An Eliot Norton award winner himself, he is happy to revisit the role of “Stine” from “City Of Angels” and perform on the Regent Stage. .
JERRY BISANTZ Jerry is happy to once again be on the Regent stage, having appeared recently in “God, Help Us” along with Ed Asner and Barbara Guertin. He also portrayed Don Quixote in “Man of LaMancha” and the Pirate King in “Pirates of Penzance” and Groucho Marx in “Hollywood/Ukraine” on the Regent stage. Along with Ann Garvin, he runs Image Theater in Lowell, MA (www.imagetheater.com) which has produced the works of local playwrights and composers since 2005.
JIM KEATING Jim is the head of the Board of Directors of BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists). He is a regular contributor and performer at Club Café, one of the ONLY venues where true cabaret can be found in the Greater Boston area. He is happy to have the opportunity to perform and say a few things about their organization.
Zoom Reading of The Iceman Cometh - May 22 and 24, 2020
Directed by Paul Navarra as a special event to raise donations for the Actor's Fund.
Featuring the talents of:
Bryan McGowan, Mario Corry, Brian Donahue, Wayne Joseph, Arthur French, Charles Anderson Black, Austin Pendelton, David Sedgwick, Dan Gurian, Mike Roche, Abraham Alvarez, Justin Chevalier, Patricia Cregan, Gail Phaneuf, Holly O'Brien, Ron Barba, Paul Navarra, Etienne Navarre and Marygrace Navarra.
KIPPY, Pray for the Dead and Fight Like Hell for the Living! One Woman Show. Ongoing.
A film version has been done and can be seen soon from this website. Please stay tuned.