Vicki plays the iconic role of Mrs. Wilkinson, the dance teacher who inspires young Billy Elliott to chase his dream of dancing in the ballet. Performances begin at the La Mirada Theatre on January 16 and continue through February 8. The show moves to the Alex Theatre in Glendale CA from February 20 to 22.
Vicki Stars in Stan Zimmerman’s hysterical ensemble comedy “Meet & Greet” at Theatre Asylum in Hollywood. Along with Carolyn Hennesy, Teresa Ganzel, Daniele Gaither and Paul Iacono; Vicki takes audiences for an hilarious 90 minute romp through the perils of aging in Hollywood. Playing a limited run from June 8 to July 11!
“Meet & Greet” is a huge hit!! By popular demand the show has been extended TWICE! It MUST close on October 19, so be sure to order tickets soon!
Vicki is featured on the USC website in an article chronicling her adventures teaching young actors the art of voice over acting. “Nothing gives me more pleasure than helping the underdog grab the gold ring,” Lewis said. “I root for people to win. I came out of my shell late in life, blooming very late, so I understand being shy.” Lewis says of her work with the students. You can read the entire article here: http://dramaticarts.usc.edu/finding-their-voice/
Watch for Vicki in HBO’s new series “Doll & Em” starring Emily Mortimer and Dolly West. In this behind-the-scenes comedy Emily hires her best friend Dolly to be her assistant in LA; blurring the lines between their personal and professional life with hilariously painful results.
Vicki plays the iconic role of Miss Hannigan in the Maltz Jupiter Theatre production of the Charles Strouse classic musical Annie from December 3 to 22.
Vicki sings with the Pasadena Symphony under the direction of Maestro Larry Blank along with vocalists David Burnham and Susan Egan. This annual concert for the community features the Pasadena Symphony and POPS, and the JPL Chorus on the steps of Pasadena’s City Hall, and celebrates music from Broadway, the movies, and the Great American Songbook. The concert is October 5 at 7:30pm and admission is free! For more information you can go to the Symphony’s website: www.pasadenasymphony-pops.org
Music and Lyrics by Tom Jones
Book by Harvey Schmidt
Directed by Alan Souza
Vicki stars in the Laguna Playhouse production of the charming story of Michael and Agnes and their 50 years of marriage. It takes place around a large four-poster bed and features the musical standard, “My Cup Runneth Over.” Davis Gaines (Phantom of the Opera; Hello, Dolly; Camelot) and Vicki will light up the stage in their turn at this funny and heartwarming musical about the joy, struggles, humor and passion that is every marriage.
Musical Theatre West presents a special one night only concert production of the classic Jerry Herman masterpiece “Mack and Mabel”. Vicki stars as Mabel Normand in one of Herman’s most hauntingly beautiful scores. Starring opposite Vicki will be Davis Gaines, Broadway’s longest running Phantom in “Phantom of the Opera”. Legendary NYC musical director John McDaniel will oversee a full orchestra onstage in this magnificent evening at the Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts on Monday May 20! Hurry tickets will sell out fast!
Vicki stars, along with Ed Asner and Marion Ross, in “I’ve Got a Life in Kalamazoo,” a New Sitcom by Fubble Entertainment, presented as a staged reading recorded in front of a live audience. The event, in partnership with The Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, Me-TV and WCIU-The U will take place on April 13 at 7:30pm CST and April 14 at 2pm CST.
Vicki is thrilled to win the 2012 Carbonell Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Dolly Levi in the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s acclaimed production of “Hello Dolly.” It was a double win because Vicki’s partner in crime, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, won the award for Best Director of a Musical for “Dolly”!
04/03/13 6 p.m.
Vicki Lewis brings her one woman cabaret act to the desert! She has appeared in City of Angels and My One and Only in Los Angeles, and has performed as a soloist with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. Her Broadway credits include “Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?”, “Snoopy!!! The Musical”, “Damn Yankees”, “Chicago” and “The Crucible”. She also appeared with Peter Gallagher and Patti LuPone in “Pal Joey” at the New York City Center. Lewis won the 2007 Ovation Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for the world premiere of Michael John LaChiusa’s Hotel C’est L’amour.
- See more at: http://www.psmuseum.org/palm-springs/performance/vicki-lewis/
The recording was produced, orchestrated and conducted by David Snyder. It features an 18-piece orchestra, with Bloom’s original compositions sung by a collection of the American Musical Theater’s brightest stars including, among others: Jill Paice (Rebecca), Nikke Renee Daniels (Porgy and Bess), Christine Ebersole, John Dossett (Newsies), David Burnham and Howard McGillin.
Charles Bloom’s diverse and admired song catalog includes cabaret, pop, country, jazz and special material. His cabaret/revue works have been heard in venues all over the world. Among the long list of artists who have previously performed or recorded songs are: Patti LuPone, Mandy Patinkin, Michael Feinstein, B.D. Wong, Cheyenne Jackson, Andrea Marcovicci and Julie Reyburn.
You can purchase the album here: http://www.cdbaby.com/AlbumDetails.aspx?AlbumID=musiclyricsbycharlesbloo
Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” dives back into theaters and homes this year in breathtaking Digital 3D. The must-“sea,” must-own Oscar-winning underwater adventure; featuring the unforgettable Marlin, his forgetful friend Dory and the lovable young Nemo—returns to the big screen in a spectacular 3D theatrical release beginning September 14, 2012.
In this stunning underwater adventure teeming with memorable comedic characters and heartfelt emotion, “Finding Nemo” follows the momentous journey of an overprotective clownfish named Marlin (voiced by Albert Brooks) and his young son Nemo (voiced by Alexander Gould). When the two are unexpectedly separated in the Great Barrier Reef, Nemo is carried far from his ocean home and deposited in a fish tank in a dentist’s office. Buoyed by the companionship of Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres), a friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish, Marlin embarks on a dangerous trek and finds himself the unlikely hero of an epic effort to rescue his son––who hatches a few daring plans of his own to return safely home.
Directed by Oscar-winner Andrew Stanton, co-directed by Oscar winner Lee Unkrich and produced by Graham Walters, “Finding Nemo” also features the voices of Willem Dafoe (as Gill), Brad Garrett (as Bloat), Allison Janney (as Peach), Austin Pendleton (as Gurgle), Stephen Root (as Bubbles), Vicki Lewis (as Deb/Flo), Joe Ranft (as Jacques) Geoffrey Rush (as Nigel), Elizabeth Perkins (as Coral), Bob Peterson (as Mr. Ray), Barry Humphries (as Bruce), Eric Bana (as Anchor), Bruce Spence (as Chum), and director Andrew Stanton (as Crush).
Vicki stars as the ultimate Disney Villainess Ursula in the Sacramento Music Circus production of The Little Mermaid. The beloved Disney classic makes its Music Circus debut July 10-22. Disney storytelling at its best in a re-imagined production featuring new songs not in the original Broadway production. Unsatisfied with her life in the sea, young mermaid Ariel longs to experience the human world above, embarking on a fascinating journey to discover her true self. The West Coast premiere of this beautiful Disney classic features the songs “Under the Sea,”
“Part of Your World” and Ursula’s showstopper “Poor Unfortunate Souls.” For tickets go to: www.californiamusicaltheatre.com
NYC is gearing up for Born for Broadway! The third annual Born for Broadway benefit is taking place on Monday, May 21st at the American Airlines Theatre.
Born for Broadway, a one-night-only celebrity cabaret, is the brain child of Reeve Foundation friend and volunteer, Sarah Galli. Sarah’s brother Jeff sustained a spinal cord injury similar to Christopher Reeve’s after a diving accident in 1998.
Tony nominated director, Marcia Milgrom Dodge is joined by this year’s hosts Julie White (“Transformers,” “Little Dog Laughed”) and Tony Goldwyn (“Ghost,” ABC’s new hit series “Scandal”).
Some of the evening’s performers include Tony winner James Naughton, Richard Kind (“Luck,” “Mad About You,” “Spin City”), “Glee” star Jenna Ushkowitz, Book of Mormon Tony winner Nikki M. James, Tony nominee Malcolm Gets, “NewsRadio” star Vicki Lewis, Tony nominee Orfeh, and Aaron Lazar.
Tickets are available now at BornForBroadway.com!
Vicki Lewis stars in the title role of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Production of “Hello Dolly”.
It’s the turn of the 20th century, and all of New York City is excited because widowed – but brassy – Dolly Gallagher Levi is in town. She is currently seeking a wife for grumpy Horace Vandergelder, but it becomes clear that Dolly intends to marry Horace herself.
Paired once again with Tony Nominated Director Marcia Milgrom Dodge, and co starring Tony Award Winner Gary Beach as Horace Vandergelder; Vicki will appear in a limited run of this grand musical from March 13 to April 1! For ticket information visit: http://jupitertheatre.org/
The Reprise Theatre Company is thrilled to announce a very special, one-night-only performance at the Freud Playhouse, January 30, 2012.
Legendary comedienne Joan Rivers needs no introduction. From her signature question “Can we talk?” (A Federal trademark) to her red-carpet mantra “Who are you wearing?” the woman who asks the questions gets the answers America — and the world — wants to hear. You won’t want to miss An Evening with Joan Rivers, a night of comedy performed by Miss Rivers. The evening also feature a special opening vocal performance by Vicki Lewis and her band! For ticket information go to: Reprise.org
Vicki is proud to announce the release of her four song Christmas EP “Santa’s Little Helper.” The album, recorded with pianist Richard Berent, contains three holiday classics and a hilarious new musical comedy gem penned by Berent and Douglas Braverman.
Holiday music is special to Vicki, and this year she wanted to share some of her favorites with the world. Vicki is also proud to announce that 100% of the sales revenue from “Santa’s Little Helper” will be donated to Project Angel Food, a Los Angeles based charity that delivers over 13,000 meals every week to people suffering from HIV/AIDS, Cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
The EP is available now as a digital download on iTunes and at CD Baby. Happy Holidays to all!
at the Wells Fargo Pavilion
1419 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Book by Guy Bolton and P.G. Woodhouse.
“Anything Goes” stars Music Circus favorites Vicki Lewis as Reno Sweeney and John Scherer as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Vicki Lewis is best known for her role in the television comedy “Newsradio” as well as Broadway performances in “Chicago” and “Damn Yankees.” Lewis’ previous Music Circus roles include Fanny Brice in last summer’s “Funny Girl,” Baker’s Wife in “Into the Woods” and Mama Rose in “Gypsy.”
Vicki stars on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” l as Larry David’s producing partner in the Seinfeld re-union arc. (Just released on DVD!)
Vicki stars in the new animated film Alpha and Omega, just released on DVD and Blu-ray from Lion’s Gate Films.
August 10-15, 2010
At the Wells Fargo Pavilion
1419 H Street, Sacramento, CA, 95184
Music by Jule Styne. Lyrics by Bob Merrill. Book by Isobel Lennart.
By popular demand. “Funny Girl” returns to the tent for the first time in 18 years. The wonderfully opulent yet intimate story of Fanny Brice, a goofy comic singer, who rises from ugly duckling to Ziegfeld headliner. A celebrated musical comedy filled with extravagant production numbers and show-stopping songs including “People” and “Don’t Rain On My Parade.”
July 6 – July 25
North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road Beverly, MA 01915 Phone: (978) 232-7200
Let us entertain you with the classic musical fable about the definitive stage mother, Momma Rose (played by TV and Broadway Star Vicki Lewis), who pushes her two children into show business at any cost, to fulfill the dream of stardom she never achieved herself. GYPSY is a story of ambition, suppressed dreams, and sacrifice. The score is jam-packed with iconic songs like “Let Me Entertain You,” “Everything’s coming up Roses,” and “Rose’s Turn.”