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Broadway Lovers: Richard Troxell and Melissa Errico

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Saturday, July 22, 2023


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“Broadway Lovers”, an exceptional evening to remember and highly entertaining concert performance by Metropolitan Opera Tenor Richard Troxell and beloved Broadway star Melissa Errico will leave you with love and a song in your heart. This dynamic musical couple first joined forces in the critically-acclaimed Encores! revival of “Do I Hear A Waltz?” by Richard Rodgers & Stephen Sondheim at New York’s prestigious City Center and then again in Cole Porter’s “Kiss Me Kate” with the Bay Street Theater.  Critics raved, “Errico’s voice shines, and Richard Troxell turns his numbers into pure gold.” (NY DAILY NEWS) Join Melissa and Richard and enjoy so many well-loved musical selections from famous Broadway classics like Showboat, West Side Story, South Pacific, My Fair Lady and Sweeney Todd and more. 

“If one is to have an Italian lover, he might as well be an operatic tenor, which Troxell (who recently made his Met debut) most assuredly is. His effortlessly resonant voice soars…matching him, Errico brings a manic intensity to Leona that proves highly illuminating to the story.” TheaterMania

“Melissa Errico’s is the voice of enchantment” – NY TIMES 

Richard Troxell

Metropolitan Opera Tenor and Shippensburg alumnus, Richard Troxell is thrilled to return to his University “Home” and  share the stage with his favorite Broadway leading lady Melissa Errico.  Richard’s  career has ranged from the starring role of Pinkerton in Martin Scorcese’s Sony Film of “Madama Butterfly” to being a recurring guest on Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night, to climbing out of the sewers of Seville as Don Jose at the Sydney Opera House in Carmen, to singing the National Anthem for MLB’s ALCS to sharing the stage with Opera star’s  Denyce Graves  and Roberto Alagana to costarring on Broadway with the beloved Broadway star, Melissa Errico, to singing  the role of the dwarf in Zemlinksy’s “Der Zwerg” at Avery Fisher Hall to directing opera at the Academy of Vocal Arts.

Playing 17 yr old Romeo followed by 84 yr old Galileo all in the same year is a typical season for this versatile singer/actor. Richard’s beautiful lyric tenor voice has been thrilling audiences in leading roles at opera houses and concert halls around the world, among them Los Angeles Opera, Washington Opera, Sydney Opera, Beijing, Hong Kong, Houston Grand Opera, New York City Opera, L’Opéra Comique in Paris, Monte Carlo, Teatro Petruzelli, Seville, Philadelphia, Boston Lyric, and Santa Fe.

An extremely versatile singer, Richard runs the gamut of musical genres from his recordings of Jazz, Broadway and Opera to performing at Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera.  He has worked with Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Placido Domingo, James Conlon, Lorin Maazel, , Georges Pretre, Bertrand de Billy, Emmanuel Villaume, Michel Plasson, Joel Levy, Erich Kunzel, Keith Roberts, , Jeff Tyzik, Anton Coppola, Steven Mercurio, Quest Love and the Roots and the list goes on….

Melissa Errico

Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and recording artist, Melissa Errico, is thrilled to reunite with her favorite leading man, Richard Troxell, with whom she has costarred in the musicals “Do I Hear A Waltz?” and “Kiss Me Kate.” Melissa is currently touring America and Europe with concerts featuring show-stopping standards from The Great American Songbook and greatest hits by her long-term collaborators, the late and much-missed music theatre legends, Stephen Sondheim and Michel Legrand. Using the inimitable storyteller style, that has made her a favorite among New York Times contributors, Melissa spins personal tales of life on & off stage. Known across the world for her starring roles on Broadway – My Fair Lady, Sunday In The Park With George, Passion, Les Misérables and Legrand’s sole Broadway show Amour – Melissa has long been equally celebrated by audiences and critics alike for her cabaret performances, as well as her award-winning recordings, including Sondheim Sublime (‘the best all-Sondheim album ever recorded’ – The Wall Street Journal), her symphonic album Legrand Affair, and her latest release: the smart & sexy Out Of The Dark: The Film Noir Project. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in November 2023 singing with the New York Pops.

About the Shippensburg Symphony Festival Series: The Shippensburg Festival is an annual summer series of three concerts featuring artists of international renown. On hiatus since 2020 due to the pandemic, the festival returns in 2023 with three fantastic concerts. See full festival information here.

The Shippensburg Festival Celebration Series is made possible by the Dr. Jean V. Johnston Memorial Fund established with the Shippensburg University Foundation. Dr. Johnston’s interest in promoting the cultural arts and her love of classical music led her to serve as a board member of the Festival Chamber Orchestra Association for many years. She recognized Shippensburg University’s important role in setting the cultural tone of the region. This endowed fund is for the benefit of the Shippensburg University Festival Orchestra summer concert series to bring world-class musicians and programming to the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center.



The Luhrs Center Circle of Friends helps make all that we do possible. This membership program enables us to nurture an arts-oriented lifestyle in the Cumblerand Valley, and invest in the future of the arts through outreach to students of all ages.

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