2017 TONY Award Winning Producer, Scott Mauro, Brings The Best Of Broadway To Los Angeles With Aaron Lazar

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Direct from the Great White Way, Aaron Lazar, received a standing ovation from a sold out crowd following his premiere performance of “From Broadway to Hollywood” at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles this week. AaronLazar

An evening of songs and anecdotes about personal experiences with the legends of stage and screen that he encountered during his remarkable career. The show was written by Lazar and comedic genius Bruce Vilanch, and produced by 2017 TONY Award winning Producer, Scott Mauro (Dear Even Hansen, The Glass Menagerie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), received overwhelming praise from the evenings patrons, including stage and TV star, Ilene Graff, who remarked, “A wonderful evening. Aaron Lazar sings like a dream, is funny and charming, and is awfully cute, too!” as well as screen and scream icon, Dee Wallace, who added “Oh My God! What a remarkable voice. I have not witnessed such a professional, funny, enjoyable and energetic performance in a very long time. Everything you could want in a live cabaret show. I smiled, cried and will go again anytime he returns.”

Aaron Lazar on Stage

Aaron Lazar on Stage

Among the list of toe tapping and melodic tunes Mr Lazar offered an enthusiastic and devoted audience were Something’s Coming, Lot Of Livin’ to Do, She Loves Someone Else, All I Ask of You, Music of the Night, Lady is a Tramp, If I Loved You, Almost Like Being in Love, Pretty Women, Bring Him Home, I LOVE LA (in dedication to the venues patrons) as well as a very special Hollywood Medley and many more.

With almost a dozen Broadway credits to his name, including Les Miserables, Mamma Mia, A Little Night Music and The Phantom of the Opera, Aaron Lazar, is uniquely qualified to bring Broadway to the West Coast … or anywhere else in the country that may be lucky enough to book his show. Lazar creates a seamless cabaret, which features both high-quality singing and a humorous story through-line.  His personal stories, which flowed well with the song selections, offers a compelling insight and remarkable talent, that can bring an audience to their feet.

Critically acclaimed on stage and screen, Mr. Lazar has one of the most diverse careers of any young leading man. He has starred on Broadway 10 times, from his debut in The Phantom of the Opera to Mama Mia! and Les Miserables to his most recent work in Sting’s musical The Last Ship. He has worked alongside some of Broadway’s best including: Bernadette Peters, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Angela Lansbury and the late Elaine Stritch (A Little Night Music); Jeremy Irons, Joan Allen and Marsha Mason (Impressionism); Kelli O’Hara (The Light in the Piazza); and legendary creatives Bill Condon, Sting, James Lapine, Joe Mantello, Sir Trevor Nunn, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Stephen Sondheim.

Bruce Vilanch (Writer), Aaron Lazar, Scott Mauro (Producer)

Bruce Vilanch (Writer), Aaron Lazar, Scott Mauro (Producer)

On film and television, Mr. Lazar has worked with some of Hollywood’s best directors including: Clint Eastwood, Mary Harron, Shawn Levy, Martin Scorcese, and most recently the Russo Brothers on Marvel’s newest Avengers movie, “Avengers: Infinity War.” Aaron has made over a dozen guest star appearances for all the major TV networks, including NBC’s “The Blacklist”, CBS’ “Blue Bloods”, “The Good Wife”, and FOX’s “The Following”. Currently, he can be seen in a recurring role on the Disney Channel’s “Girl Meets World” and the upcoming Season 3 of FX’s “The Strain” and Season 2 of ABC’s “Quantico”.

In addition to appearing on dozens of Broadway cast albums and national television commercials, Mr. Lazar has been a guest artist with some of the world’s most prestigious symphonies including: The New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall (w. Neil Patrick Harris, Patti Lupone, Jon Cryer, and Stephen Colbert), The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, The National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center, The Boston Pops at Tanglewood, The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra at Masada, The English National Opera Orchestra on the West End in London, and The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.

Ben Lanzarone, Ilene Graff, Aaron Lazar, Dee Wallace, Bruce Vilanch and Scott Mauro

Ben Lanzarone, Ilene Graff, Aaron Lazar, Dee Wallace, Bruce Vilanch and Scott Mauro

Rockwell Table & Stage is located in the heart of Los Feliz Village, Rockwell: Table & Stage offers Angelenos a truly unique experience by staging live, musical performances all the while serving unwavering cuisine with seasonal alternating menus. With a newly renovated indoor supper club and bi-level open-air patio restaurant, the entertainment destination attracts a dynamic crowd seeking the ambiance of a relaxed, yet cutting-edge community. Baroque chandeliers and dark rustic furniture fashion a warm indoor eatery and performance space, while a robust California Coral tree and flourishing vegetation set the scene for a lush, outdoor dining experience.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy: Scott Mauro Entertainment
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