Cincinnati native Susan Didrichsen left for the bright lights of New York and is now a successful singer, working with such artists as Spyro Gyra, Wilson Pickett, Jennifer Hudson and many more. She’s now helping up-and-coming singers, and as Brian O’Donnell learns, she’ll be in town on July 20 to present her NYC Vocal Performance Workshop.
His presence on stage, screen and television is unmistakable – Sunday in the Park with George on Broadway, The Princess Bride on film, Homeland on television. Mandy Patinkin is multi-talented, but his singing is how he first achieved fame. He will be joining the Cincinnati Pops for three concerts April 19-21, performing songs from his stage career as well as some of his favorite popular standards. Mandy Patinkin is on the phone with our Rick Pender to talk about his career and these upcoming concerts.
After graduating from UC’s College Conservatory of Music, Shoshana Bean attained great success in New York, appearing in Godspell, Hairspray and Leader of the Pack before being cast in Wicked. After a year of understudying, she spent one year in the lead role of Elpheba. Realizing that could be the pinnacle of her Broadway career, she moved to California and is now writing and performing her own music, including her newly released CDO’Farrelll Street. Assistant Producer Kevin Reynolds remembers Shoshana onstage at CCM and talks with her about her career and this new album.