Celebrate the most romantic holiday of the year with your loved one – and composer, Tony Award-winner Steven Lutvak. Joining Steve are two spectacular artists making their Hempstead House debuts: Scarlett Strallen and Kevin Massey.
Beginning at 7 p.m., the evening includes cocktails, dinner, concert, and dessert with the artists. Tickets are $110/person for Conservancy members and $125/person for non-members.
Limited VIP Tickets are $250/person and include a special 6 – 7 p.m. cocktail reception and moderated Q & A with the artists in the beautiful mezzanine-level Morning Room, followed by dinner, concert, and dessert.
Purchase tickets online or call the ticket line: 516.304.5076.
VIP at 6 PM: $250
General – Member at 7 PM: $110
General Non-Member at 7 PM: $125
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Steven made his Broadway debut as composer/co-lyricist of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, which, in 2014, won the Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, and Tony Awards for Best Musical. His film work includes the title song to Paramount’s Mad Hot Ballroom. Other awards: Kleban, Fred Ebb Awards (with Robert L. Freedman, his writing partner on Gentleman’s Guide); the ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award; two Jonathan Larson Foundation Grants; Johnny Mercer Emerging American Songwriting Award; and National Endowment for the Arts grant. Having performed his songs at Carnegie Hall and the Library of Congress, among other venues around the country, Steven has recorded two CD’s, The Time It Takes, and Ahead of My Heart. He is enormously proud to be on faculty at his alma mater, the Graduate Musical Theater Program at NYU. Steven lives in NYC with his husband, choreographer Michael McGowan, and their daughter Eliot Rose.
Scarlett appears internationally in concert. In 2017 Scarlett made her debut with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in a concert celebrating Leonard Bernstein and in August 2017 Scarlett starred as Laurey Williams in the John Wilson Orchestra’s production of Oklahoma at the BBC Proms which was broadcast live on BBC TV. In September 2016 Scarlett made her German debut at the Philharmonie in Berlin with the John Wilson Orchestra in ‘A Celebration of the MGM Film Musicals’. Recent productions include ‘I Love Musicals’ arena tour of Sweden with Peter Joback, ‘Cole Porter in Hollywood’ UK tour with the John Wilson Orchestra, broadcast on Sky television from the Royal Albert Hall and ‘Bernstein Stage and Screen’ at the BBC Proms with the John Wilson Orchestra which was broadcast on BBC television: ‘Most arresting of all was Scarlett Strallen, who donned a sparkly close-fitting number for Glitter and be Gay (Candide), in which her coloratura was no less stunning than her stage presence. She duly brought the house down’ – Barry Millington the Evening Standard. Scarlett has recorded with Simon Keenleyside ‘Something’s Gotta Give’ for Chandos conducted by David Charles Abel. In 2006 Scarlett was nominated for an Olivier Award for her portrayal of Josephine in ‘HMS Pinafore’ at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and in 2012 received an Olivier nomination for her role in ‘Singin’ in the Rain’. In 2014 Scarlett received the ‘Whatsonstage’ awards for best actress in a musical for ‘A Chorus Line’ at the London Palladium and ‘Candide’ at the Menier. Theatre credits include ‘Travesties’ on Broadway, ‘A midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Hartford Stage, ‘Pirates of Penzance’ , Barrington Stage , ‘She Loves Me’ at the Menier Chocolate Factory, The New Yorkers’ at City Center NYC the role of Sibella Hallward in ‘A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER’ on Broadway, directed by Darko Tresnjak, Lady Macduff in ‘MACBETH’ on Broadway directed by Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford, Cunegonde in ‘CANDIDE’ at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Cassie in ‘A CHORUS LINE’ at The London Palladium, Kathy Selden in ‘SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN’ at Chichester Festival Theatre and The Palace Theatre London (Olivier Award Nomination for Best Actress in a Musical). Clara in ‘PASSION’ at Donmar Warehouse, the title role in ‘MARY POPPINS’ on Broadway, a role she also played in the West End and most recently at The Capitol Theatre, Sydney. Other productions at Regents Park include ‘CYMBELINE’ and ‘TWELFTH NIGHT’, Truly Scrumptious in ‘CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG’ (London Palladium), and original casts of ‘MAMMA MIA!’ (Prince Edward), ‘THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK’ (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane) and ‘PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED’ (Shaftesbury).
A native of Asheville, NC, Kevin graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill as a Morehead Scholar thinking he wanted to be a doctor. Life happily lead him into the arts and most importantly, to his wife, Kara. As Laura and Almanzo, they married each other every night in LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, the musical, at the Guthrie Theater and toured North America together. Massey made his Broadway debut in the Tony Nominated revival of Deaf West’s BIG RIVER. This production went on to win a Tony Honor for the entire ensemble for Excellence in Theater.
Kevin has played leads in the Broadway productions of TARZAN, MEMPHIS, A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. He also toured Europe as a lead in GREASE! and a German production of TARZAN, and most recently starred as Monty Navarro in the 1st national tour of the Tony Award ® Winning A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. Some of his other favorites include originating leads in THREE MUSKETEERS at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, BONNIE & CLYDE at Asolo Repertory Theatre, BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE at Playwrights Horizons, GRUMPY OLD MEN, the MUSICAL at Ogunquit Playhouse and THE RIVALS, the musical at Bristol Riverside Theater. Kevin also helped develop early stage productions of Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL and HUNCHBACK of NOTRE DAME. Other theater credits include Harold Bride in TITANIC and Malcolm in THE FULL MONTY both with Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, the title role in PIPPIN at Utah Shakespeare Festival, Willard in FOOTLOOSE at St. Louis’s MUNY, and Charlie in BRIGADOON at Utah Festival Opera. He also loves revisiting his bluegrass roots with his brother and best friend in their trio Manhattan Moonshine. Check them out at www.manhattanmoonshineband.com Instagram/Twitter @kcmassey1 www.kevinmassey.com
Making the cross to the operatic stage, Massey made his Carnegie Hall Debut with the New York City Opera singing Eros in ANTONY & CLEOPATRA. Massey has also played Beppe I PAGLIACCI and Malcolm MACBETH for Opera Memphis, Arturo LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, Camille THE MERRY WIDOW and Remendado CARMEN for Asheville Lyric Opera, Graeme BLACK WATER for LA Theatre Works, Xerxes XERXES and Tamino DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE for Hill Hall Opera, Giuseppe LA TRAVIATA for Ash Lawn Opera Festival and York/George Shannon CORPS OF DISCOVERY for the Michael Ching Workshop. He sang Obadiah ELIJAH for Utah Festival Opera which was nationally broadcast as part of the Temple Square Concert Series in Salt Lake City, UT. During his time at UNC, Massey won the Concerto Competition singing Je crois THE PEARL FISHERS with the UNC symphony.
- VIP Guests
February 16, 2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
- General Guests
February 16, 2019
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Venue: Hempstead House
Directions to the Sands Point Preserve
Directions from NYC: Long Island Expressway to exit 36 (Searingtown Road/Port Washington). At the light, make a left and go under the Long Island Expressway heading north. Take Searingtown Road north, it will change into Port Washington Boulevard and then into Middle Neck Road. The Preserve will be on the right.
Directions from points east: Long Island Expressway to exit 36 (Searingtown Road/Port Washington). At the light, make a right onto Searingtown Road. Take Searingtown Road north, it will change into Port Washington Boulevard and then into Middle Neck Road. The Preserve will be on the right.