Stars of MSMT 1

Join performers from seasons past and be regaled with songs and stories from their starring roles while at Maine State Music Theatre. It will be a trip down memory lane that you will never forget. This is one of two “Stars” concerts. 

Performers subject to change.

A Constellation of Stars Lights up MSMT’s StageBroadway World 

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THIS SHOW IS PERFORMED AT THE PICKARD THEATRE

ROBERT CREIGHTON

Robert Creighton most recently starred as Weselton in Disney’s Frozen. Other Broadway credits include: The Lion King (Timon), The Mystery Of Edwin Drood (Durdles), Anything Goes (Purser/Moonface), Chicago (Amos), The Little Mermaid (Chef Louis), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Jackie Mason’s Laughing Room Only. He was co-author and star of the hit Off-Broadway musical Cagney which ran at the Westside Theatre, NYC for over 500 performances. For that role he won the Fred Astaire Award for Outstanding Male Dancer and was nominated for the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards as Best Lead Actor in a Musical.  He was a recurring guest star on the CBS series The Good Fight. Other guest-starring roles include “Elementary,” “Law & Order,” “The Family,” and “Life on Mars”.  At MSMT, he has starred as Igor in Young Frankenstein; Luther Billis in South Pacific; and Peter in Peter Pan.

He will perform: “Friendship” (from Anything Goes); “Lullaby of Broadway”; “Red Red Robin”.

LAUREN BLACKMAN

Lauren Blackman is perhaps best known for originating the role of Tsarina Alexandra in the Broadway Company of Anastasia. She has performed at dozens of regional theatres across the country, including MSMT where she starred as Irene Malloy in Hello, Dolly!; Marian in The Music Man; Betty in Sunset Boulevard; and Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins. She has also starred as Irene Malloy in the National Tour of Hello, Dolly! and can be heard on the Original Cast Album of Salzman and Cunningham’s Next Thing You Know, where she originated the role of Lisa.

She will perform: “Happy Days” / “Forget” (Judy Garland standards) ; “Never Walk Alone” (from Carousel); “Move On” (from Sunday in the Park with George); “He Loves Me” (from She Loves Me“, “Feed the Bird” (from Mary Poppins) “Till There was You” (Duet with Curt Dale Clark from The Music Man).

CHARIS LEOS

Charis Leos has been performing at MSMT for 15 years, most recently as Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly!  Some other favorite roles include Ms. Adelaide, Guys and Dolls; Rose, Gypsy; Louise, Always, Patsy Cline; Georgie, The Full Monty; Mdm. Thenardier, Les Misérables; Mama Morton, Chicago; Paulette, Legally Blonde; Ms. Hannigan, Annie; The Chaperone, The Drowsy Chaperone; Frau Blucher, Young Frankenstein and the co-pro with Portland Stage of The Irish and How They Got That Way. In her over 25 years as a member of Actor’s Equity Association, she has been featured in Broadway Backwards 3,4,5 & 6 and 3 new musicals at Second Stage in NYC. Her numerous regional credits include Pioneer Theatre, Portland Stage, Fulton Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre, PCLO, TUTS, The Palace Theatre, Gateway Playhouse, Dallas Theatre Center, Casa Manana, Stage West, Riverside Theatre, Maltz Jupiter, Plaza Theatre and Mountain Playhouse, among others.

She will perform: Little Girls (from Annie), Roses Turn (from Gypsy), “You Can Always Count on Me” (from City of Angels), “Take a Chance on Me” (from Mamma Mia), “Friendship” (from Anything Goes).

KINGSLEY LEGGS

Kingsley Leggs has appeared on Broadway in Sister Act (original Curtis), The Color Purple (original Mister 2005) Miss Saigon, and Pretty Woman (James Morse). Recently he was The Voice of the Plant in the off-Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors. National and International tours include Porgy and Bess, Sister Act, Miss Saigon, Ragtime, It Ain’t Nothing but the Blues and Forbidden Hollywood. His television credits include: “The Americans,” “The Good Wife,” “Law and Order: SVU,” “One Life to Live,” and  “City of Angels.” At MSMT, Kingsley starred as Curtis in Sister Act and Noah (Horse) T Simmons in The Full Monty.

He will perform: “Freedom” (from Pretty Woman), “Make Them Hear You” (From Ragtime), “Feet’s Too Big” (from Ain’t Misbehavin’), “They Live in You” (from The Lion King)