The Lucille Lortel Theatre Is Presenting Telly Leung’s TOSSING TINSEL WITH TELLY Featuring Special Guests Ann Harada, Michael Maliakel, Jaygee Macapugay, and Kennedy Kanagawa

Telly Leung

The Lucille Lortel Theater is presenting TINSEL: A GLOBAL HOLIDAY FESTIVAL in December. On Monday, December 20, join host Telly Leung (ALADDIN, GLEE) for TOSSING TINSEL WITH TELLY at 7 pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre 121 Christopher Street in NYC, as he and some very special friends spill the tea about their favorite holiday and show biz memories, play a few games, and sing a few tunes.

Guests will include Ann Harada (AVENUE Q, SHMIGADOON), Michael Maliakel (ALADDIN, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA), Jaygee Macapugay (SCHOOL OF ROCK, HERE LIES LOVE), and Kennedy Kanagawa (GOLD MOUNTAIN, DINNER WITH GEORGETTE).

Darren Lee (THE KING AND I, CHICAGO) directs this entirely AAPI company.

Music direction by Amanda Morton (KPOP) at the piano, with Arei Sekiguchi (CURVY WIDOW) on the drums. Guest produced by Christine Toy Johnson (COME FROM AWAY, EMPRESS MEI LI LOTUS BLOSSOM).

TOSSING TINSEL WITH TELLY is part of the Lortel’s “Tinsel: A global holiday celebration” running through the month of December. Tickets are available for purchase in person at the Theatre Box Office (121 Christopher Street) or online only. If you have a problem with your order, please contact the box office by email at or by phone at (212) 402-8249.

Lia Chang in the parking lot of West Valley Performing Arts Center in West Valley City, Utah. Photo by Amanda Morton

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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