Sports

Emmy Winner "Pinch Hits" at July 12 All-Star Game

Emmy Award- winning performer Liz Callaway will pinch hit for Brian Stokes Mitchell and perform the National Anthem before the 2017 Atlantic League All-Star Game today at TD Bank Ballpark. Credits: Courtesy Somerset Patriots

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Emmy Award-winning performer Liz Callaway will pinch hit for Brian Stokes Mitchell and perform the National Anthem before the 2017 Atlantic League All-Star Game today at TD Bank Ballpark.

Stokes Mitchell is unable to perform because of severe back pain.

Callaway is a Tony nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer and recording artist. She made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Baby, and for five years, won acclaim as Grizabella in Cats. She has also starred in the original casts of Miss Saigon, The Three Musketeers, and The Look of Love.

Sign Up for E-News

Off-Broadway she received a Drama Desk nomination for her performance in The Spitfire Grill (Playwrights Horizons), and also appeared in Brownstone (Roundabout), No Way to Treat a Lady, Marry Me a Little and Godspell.

Other New York appearances include the legendary Follies in Concert at Lincoln Center, A Stephen Sondheim Evening, Fiorello! (Encores!), and Hair in Concert.  Regionally, she starred as Venus in the Chicago Ovations! production of One Touch of Venus, in Elegies at Reprise! in Los Angeles, and Fascinating Rhythm at Hartford Stage. She also played Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard at Pittsburgh CLO.

Callaway has also established a major career as a concert and recording artist. The award-winning Sibling Revelry (created with sister Ann Hampton Callaway) was presented to great acclaim at the Donmar Warehouse in London. Boom!, a celebration of the music of the 60’s and 70’s, also created with her sister was recorded live at Birdland and has toured the country.

She performed "Chances Are" with Johnny Mathis, co-starred with Jimmy Webb & Paul Williams in their critically acclaimed engagement at Feinstein’s in New York and joined Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick, and Stevie Wonder at Hal David’s 90th Birthday Celebration Concert at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.

Her extensive US symphony work includes appearances at The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Ravinia, and The Hollywood Bowl. Worldwide, she has performed in China, Australia (with Stephen Schwartz), New Zealand, Vietnam, Iceland, Estonia, France (Theatre du Chatelet, Paris), South Korea, and Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu where she premiered a new concert featuring the music of Stephen Sondheim.

She sang the Academy Award nominated song “Journey to the Past” in the animated feature Anastasia and is also the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin and the King of Thieves and The Return of Jafar. Other film work includes the singing voice of the title character in The Swan Princess, The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride, Beauty and the Beast, Lyle, Lyle the Crocodile and The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars.

She received an Emmy Award for hosting Ready to Go, a daily, live children’s program on CBS in Boston.  Other TV credits include In Performance at the White House, Inside the Actor’s Studio: Stephen Sondheim, Christmas with the Boston Pops,The David Letterman Show, and Senior Trip (CBS Movie of the Week).

She has released six solo recordings: Passage of Time, The Beat Goes On, The Story Goes On: Liz Callaway On and Off-Broadway, Anywhere I Wander: Liz Callaway Sings Frank Loesser, Merry and Bright and her newest album The Essential Liz Callaway.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Bridgewater/Raritan

Upcoming Events

Fri, November 24

The Wayrick Wildlife Gallery, at the Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Gallery, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: The Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery -- ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Green

Fri, November 24, 9:00 AM

The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster

2017 International Juried Exhibition

Arts & Entertainment

Fri, November 24, 9:00 AM

The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster

2017 International Juried Exhibition

Arts & Entertainment

Stratford Place Resident Reported Theft of Vehicle, According to Bridgewater Township Police

November 24, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A 2016 LEXUS NX200T was stolen from a residence at about 7 a.m. Nov. 14, according to a report from Bridgewater Township Police.

According to the report, a Stratford Place resident reported a theft of the motor vehicle while it was parked in front of the house. The vehicle, the report said, was running and unlocked at the time of the theft.

Police made other arrests for ...

Outstanding Citizens to be Honored at Boy Scouts of America Toast to Scouting Awards Dinner

November 19, 2017

RARITAN, NJ - Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council will be honoring local citizens at the Toast to Scouting Awards Dinner to be held Nov. 30 at the Raritan Valley Country Club in Bridgewater at 6:30 p.m.  This year’s honorees are Joanie Coffaro, Brian Gallagher, Nicholas F. Pellitta, Esq., Craig & Jonathan Slass, and Doris (Dee) Zampella.

The event ...

Somerville Approves Free Downtown Parking During Holiday Season

November 21, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - As expected, the Borough Council last night continued its longstanding holiday tradition of waiving parking fees between Thanksgiving and New Year’s to help boost retail traffic in the downtown area.

The resolution, which passed unanimously, waives parking fees in Lots 1, 2, 4 and 6. A pre-existing holiday and weekend parking ordinance was amended to include Lot 4 ...

Would a Trip to Mars be Bad for the Heart?

Mars, the closest planet to the Earth, has always fascinated humans. From H.G Wells 1898 novel The War of the Worlds, to Orson Welles’ infamous 1938 radio broadcast about a Martian invasion, to Gustav Holst’s 1914 classical music piece Mars, the Bringer of War, to the 2015 Academy Award nominated film, The Martian mankind has long dreamed about Mars. Now NASA and private companies ...

Rutgers president addresses controversial bias incidents, says they're protected by ​First ​Amendment

November 18, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers President Robert Barchi stood by his affirmation ​of​ the First Amendment, saying those ​protections ​extend to ​the recent rash of ​anti-Semitism on campus.

At the November 16 student government town hall, Barchi​ noted the protections to incidents such as the anti-Semitic posts allegedly shared on the Facebook of a food science professor, the ...