Triple threat Aaron Lazar follows his expansive stage-to-screen career with songs from his many Broadway credits (including The Last Ship and A Little Night Music among others), a medley of film and musical theatre classics, and more in his cabaret show “Broadway to Hollywood.” Lazar, who has starred in 11 Broadway shows and is touring the country as Larry Murphy in the Tony Award smash hit musical Dear Evan Hansen, will perform three consecutive nights on the Samueli Stage at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa.
His Broadway debut was in The Phantom of the Opera and his breakout with Lincoln Center’s production of The Light in the Piazza, both of which were broadcast live on PBS. Other Broadway credits include: Oklahoma! (with the late Patti Duke), Les Misérables (Drama Desk Award nomination),
Impressionism (opposite Jeremy Irons and Joan Allen), A Tale of Two Cities (world premiere), Mamma Mia, A Little Night Music (opposite Catherine Zeta Jones and Angela Lansbury) and Sting’s musical, The Last Ship.
On film, Lazar has worked for acclaimed directors Clint Eastwood in J. Edgar, Mary Harron in The Notorious Bettie Page, Shawn Levy in This is Where I Leave You (opposite Tina Fey), and Martin Scorsese in The Wolf of Wallstreet. And on TV, Lazar is on Season 3 of FX’s The Strain and Season 2 of ABC’s Quantico. Other TV credits include more than a dozen guest star appearances for all the major TV networks, including: NBC’s The Blacklist, CBS’ Blue Bloods and The Good Wife, FOX’s The Following, Disney’s Girl Meets World, and rugged reporter O’Brady Shaw on IFC’s hilarious The Onion News Network.
In addition to his Broadway and musical theatre work, Lazar has been a guest artist with many of the world’s most prestigious symphonies, including The New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall (opposite Neil Patrick Harris, Patti Lupone, and Stephen Colbert), The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, The National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center, The Boston Pops at Tanglewood, The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra at Masada, The English National Opera Orchestra on the West End in London and The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra (opposite Brian Stokes Mitchell and Reba McEntire).
Lazar grew up in Cherry Hill, NJ and was an athlete and performer in high school. While at Duke University studying to be a doctor, he got cast as Billy Bigelow in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel. That’s when he started dreaming of a career on Broadway and beyond. Today, he works with some of the most talented people in the world. It is his life’s passion is to share the arts with audiences worldwide.
AARON LAZAR – BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD
Where: Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Samueli Theater, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.
When: Thursday – Saturday, April 11–13 at 7:30pm
How much: Tickets – Start at $89
Phone: (714) 556-2787