Ali Ewoldt, currently starring as Christine in Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera, is making her Feinstein’s/54 Below solo debut on Sunday, March 12th at 9:30PM. The concert will be helmed by Alan Muraoka and will feature musical direction by Gary Adler.
Ms. Ewoldt joined the Broadway Company last June as its new leading lady, the first Asian American to assume the role of Christine Daaé, the innocent young soprano on Broadway. Born outside of Chicago and raised in Pleasantville, NY, Ms. Ewoldt made her professional debut at age 10 in Yeston/Kopit’s Phantom and fell madly in love with musical theater. She obtained a BA in Psychology from Yale University.
She made her Broadway debut in 2006 in Mr. Mackintosh’s first Broadway revival of LES MISERABLES as Cosette.
She joined the company direct from playing Tuptim in the Chicago Lyric Opera production of The King & I, and appeared in the original cast of the 2015 Tony award winning revival at Lincoln Center Theater. Other credits include Luisa in The Fantasticks (Off-Broadway), Maria in West Side Story (first national tour), Lili in Carnival! (Musicals Tonight) and the national tour of LES MISERABLES.
Ms. Ewoldt will be joined by special guests Liz Casasola, Joshua Dela Cruz (Aladdin), Rona Figueroa, Jeremy Stolle, Carner & Gregor and her newest Phantom co-star Rodney Ingram (Aladdin), who joins the show on March 20th as Raoul.
Doors open at 8:45PM; show is at 9:30PM. $25-$35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum. Use code ALI5 for $5 off . Click here for tickets or call (646) 476-3551.
Below is Minnie Roh’s feature on Ali on Asian American Life.
Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations. Lia is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, a multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.