Sponsored by the Metropolitan Arts Council

Sunday, October 18th, 2015 at 7:00pm

Greenville’s own Kimilee Bryant comes to The Warehouse Theatre stage for a one-night only cabaret event entitled “I’m Ready, Now.” Kimilee Bryant, native of South Carolina, has performed the role of “Christine Daae” in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, Switzerland, Toronto and to critical acclaim on the U.S. National Tour. She has also taken a turn as the diva, “La Carlotta” on Broadway and the National tour. She is the only former “Christine” to return to Broadway and play all three leadings roles (Christine, Carlotta and Madame Giry) in the longest running show in Broadway history. Songs from hit Broadway musicals will dominate the evening with selections from The Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Company, and more!

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Kimilee Bryant, native of South Carolina, has performed the role of “Christine Daae” in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, Switzerland, Toronto and to critical acclaim on the U.S. National Tour. She has also taken a turn as the diva, “La Carlotta” on Broadway and the National tour. She is the only former “Christine” to return to Broadway and play all three leadings roles ( Christine, Carlotta and Madame Giry) in the longest running show in Broadway history. In The Pirate Queen on Broadway she covered the role of Queen Elizabeth, I. Other NYC credits include Josephine/H.M.S. Pinafore, Mabel/The Pirates of Penzance, Casilda/The Gondoliers. Ida/Princess Ida, and Bye, Bye, Birdie at NY City Center; Elsie/The Yeomen of the Guard, Phyllis/Iolanthe and Aline/The Sorcerer and Angelina/Trial by Jury at Symphony Space. She debuted at Lincoln Center as soloist for The National Chorale at Avery Fisher Hall and appeared as soloist in a staged production of Handel’s Messiah, which was also performed at The Utrecht Early Music Festival in Holland.

Equally at home in opera and theatre, Ms. Bryant’s other NY stage work includes: “Betty Yearn” in Guare’s Landscape of the Body and “Stage Manager” in Our Town, both at Gloria Maddox Theatre ( T. Schreiber Studio). Regional roles include: Maria/West Side Story, Marian/The Music Man, Hope/Anything Goes and Eliza/My Fair Lady. Her operatic debut was with Portland Opera as “Frasquita” in Carmen. Later, as a Resident Artist for the company, she performed “Gretel” in Hansel and Gretel, Pamina in An American Magic Flute, and opera programs throughout the Pacific Northwest. Among operatic roles performed are Susannah/Le Nozze di Figaro, Zerlina/Don Giovanni, Bianca/The Taming of the Shrew, and Polly/The Beggar’s Opera. She’s bowed with Opera Ontario, Boheme Opera ( NJ), Opera East Texas, Aspen Opera, Piedmont Opera (NC), Sacramento Music Circus, and The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players.

Ms. Bryant regularly performs concerts throughout the world recently in Aruba, Berlin, St. Lucia, the Napa Valley, Dallas, St Louis, NYC ,throughout MI and PA and New Jersey and her beloved Carolinas. Her debut CD, “My Favorite Things” is a collection of songs she has sung from her childhood to songs she has sung in performance throughout her career. Other recordings include “Oh Joy, Oh Rapture” with NYGASP, and Carols for Cure for Broadway Cares (2010, 2011). Television appearances include The Today Show, Law and Order, Seventh Heaven and The Good Wife. Films include: Mr. Deeds, Laws of Attraction, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and The Manchurian Candidate.