On Wednesday night, Broadway veteran Elizabeth Ward Land returned to The Green Room 42 with her acclaimed concert STILL WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE- THE SONGS OF LINDA RONSTADT for a special one-night-only encore.
Touching on genres ranging from rock, country, folk, light opera, big band and mariachi, Elizabeth Ward Land has found her perfect vocal match in this salute to the great Linda Ronstadt, for which she received the 2020 Bistro Award for Outstanding Tribute Show. She was a vision of understated chic, clad in a black sleeveless jersey blouse, vintage black beaded trousers, a Chan Luu blue embroidered floral skinny scarf, embellished with bright blue beads and metal fringe, and crystal embellished sandals. Her jewels – a sparkly crystal necklace, bracelets and dangling earrings set – were Touchstone Crystals by Swarovoski.
Directed by Alan Muraoka, with Music Supervision and arrangements by Brad Simmons, the concert featured special guests Madison Stratton and Joel Waggoner. The musicians included Brad Simmons on the keys, Kevin Kuhn on guitar, Arei Sekiguchi on drums and Craig Klonowski on bass/cello.
The musicians included Brad Simmons on the keys, Kevin Kuhn on guitar, Arei Sekiguchi on drums and Craig Klonowski on bass/cello.
MEDLEY- WHEN WILL I BE LOVED/THAT’LL BE THE DAY/SHOOP SHOOP**
HEART LIKE A WHEEL/FAITHLESS LOVE
YOU’RE NO GOOD
SOMEONE TO LAY DOWN BESIDE ME
FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN
PAIN OF LOVING YOU/SOMEWHERE OUT THERE/ALL MY LIFE/PIRATES OF PENZANCE
LONG LONG TIME
STILL WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE
Elizabeth Ward Land’s varied show business career encompasses musicals, plays, concerts, voice-overs, commercials, film and television.
On Broadway, she appeared in the original casts of Amazing Grace (Mrs. Catlett), Scandalous (Louella Parsons), The Scarlet Pimpernel (Marie, all three versions), and in Memphis, Passion, City of Angels and as a featured soloist in The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber starring Michael Crawford at Radio City Music Hall and Royal Albert Hall in London.
Off-Broadway credits include Southern Comfort (The Public Theatre), Curvy Widow (Westside), The Green Heart (Manhattan Theatre Club), Hello Again (Lincoln Center) and Chess. Liz starred in the National Tour of The Prisoner of Second Avenue (Edna) opposite Hector Elizondo, as well as National Tours of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (The Baroness), The Scarlet Pimpernel, Les Miserables, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and as Kathy Selden in Singin’ in the Rain.
Regional Theatre: Pioneer Theatre Company as Muriel in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; MacHaydn Theatre as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard; Geva Theatre as M’Lynn in Steel Magnolias; TheatreWorks as Marmee in Little Women; Heidi in Curvy Widow (George Street Playhouse); Asolo Repertory as Lela Rogers in Backwards in High Heels; Sacramento Music Circus as Charlotte in A Little Night Music, Betty Blake in The Will Rogers Follies, Elsa in The Sound of Music, Gloria Thorpe in Damn Yankees; Barrington Stage in Southern Comfort; at Musical Theatre West as Anna in The King and I, Lucy in The Thing About Men and Lilli Vanessi in Kiss Me, Kate; as Keely opposite David Naughton in Pete ‘n’ Keely at the Alpine Theatre Project; as Helen Dubin in Boulevard of Broken Dreams at Coconut Grove Playhouse; Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet at Goodspeed Opera House; The Evil Queen in Snow White for Disneyland; and as Connee Boswell in The Boswell Sisters at The Old Globe in San Diego. She starred as Mother Superior in the Pre-Broadway tryout of Sister Act at Pasadena Playhouse and the Alliance.
Film and Television: Young Adult (directed by Jason Reitman), Boy Meets Girl (directed by Eric Schaeffer), The Gathering (directed by Emily Elizabeth Thomas), Good Daughters, The Good Fight, Elementary, High Maintenance, Madam Secretary, Boardwalk Empire, The Big O, The Blacklist, Blank My Life, Law & Order: SVU, One Life to Live, Crumbs, The Amanda Show, 10-8, All My Children, and twice on the Today show as part of their Everyone Has a Story series.
Concerts: Still Within the Sound of My Voice: The Songs of Linda Ronstadt – sold out shows at The Green Room 42, NYC; 54 Below – Broadway Does Country and Meryl Sings; at SOPAC in Let It Sing!; Solo show at The Wilson Center, Long Beach Cabaret Series, The Best of Reprise; The Leading Ladies: An Evening of R&H (Coto Candlelight Series), Lerner and Loewe (Long Beach Pops), Hollywood Revisited, Salon Series: A Tribute to Cole Porter with Michael Feinstein (Mark Taper Forum). Elizabeth was honored to be chosen as Barbra Streisand’s Stand-in for her 2006 Concert Tour.
Voiceovers: Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, Reservoir Dogs, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, Infinite Wars: The TV Series Alien Abductions: True Confessions, Adam’s Rib and American Appetites for L.A. Theatre Works; and Disney’s Enchanted.
Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Arts in Drama from the University of the Pacific and a Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of California at Davis. She is married to actor Ken Land. She plays the piano, oboe, percussion, guitar, and a little ukulele.
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 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. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young (2021 DisOrient Film Audience Choice Award for Best Short Narrative). She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs.
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