Capitol Series

Bravo Broadway!

Friday, March 21, 2025

Capitol Theatre
7:30 pm

Give our regards to Broadway! The WSO transports you straight to 42nd Street with Bravo Broadway!, a lively performance uniting three Broadway talents with the WSO for an unforgettable evening of theatrical hits. Featuring Broadway stars Hugh Panaro (The Phantom of the Opera), Scarlett Strallen (Mary Poppins), and Dee Roscioli (Wicked), these three Broadway veterans will join forces to wow the crowd with live renditions from all your favorite musicals.

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Featuring

Hugh Panaro

Hugh Panaro is perhaps best known for having played the coveted role of the<br /> Phantom in Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera over 2,000 times, including the 25th Anniversary production. In fact, Hugh is one of the few actors to be cast by Harold Prince as both The Phantom and Raoul in the show's Broadway production and recently starred as the title role in the New York production of Sweeney Todd. Hugh made his Broadway debut in the original production of Les Misérables as Marius, the role he originated in the First National Company. He also created the roles of Buddy in the original Side Show (Sony cast recording); Julian Craster in Jule Styne's last musical, The Red Shoes; and the title role in the American premiere of Cameron Mackintosh's Martin Guerre. Hugh was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for his performance in the title role of Elton John's Lestat, based on Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles.<br /> He made his West End debut in the original London company of Harold Prince's Show Boat as Gaylord Ravenal, the role he previously played in the Broadway and Toronto productions.<br /> At the prestigious 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle, Hugh played George Seurat in Sunday in the Park with George, and Robert in Stephen Sondheim's Company. Hugh's performance as Jean Valjean in the Walnut Street Theater's production of Les Misérables earned him the prestigious Barrymore Award, for which he was again nominated after a turn as Fagin in Oliver! In 2012, Hugh was honored with the Edwin Forrest Award for his long-term contribution to the theater.<br /> An active concert artist, Panaro has performed with numerous symphony<br /> orchestras including the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, The Cleveland Orchestra, Philly Pops, Dallas, Detroit, San Francisco, Seattle, Utah Symphonies, and the London Sinfonietta, among many others. Mr. Panaro’s upcoming engagements include the Philly Pops, Charlotte Symphony, Cleveland Pops, Tucson Symphony, Maui Pops, Hawaii Symphony, among others. Hugh also recently returned as a guest soloist with the Festival Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic. He also had the privilege of performing in the world premiere of Penderecki’s Te Deum at Carnegie Hall and was a<br /> guest soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic, conducted by Marvin Hamlisch. His recordings include Jerome Kern Treasury, the original cast recording of Side Show, Tap Your Troubles Away (Herman), The Centennial (Weil), and Life On The Wicked Stage (Kern). In addition, he toured throughout Europe with the legendary Barbra Streisand. A native of Philadelphia, Panaro graduated from Temple University and was awarded the Boyer College of Music Certificate of Honor. His first solo CD, recorded live at 54 Below, was released in 2023.

Scarlett Strallen

Scarlett Strallen, born and raised in London, is best known on Broadway as Mary Poppins (a role she also played in London and Australia) and as Sibella in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, where she met her husband, Bryce Pinkham. Other New York Highlights include Gwendolyn in Travesties on Broadway, and Alice in the The New Yorkers with Encores at City Center. Scarlett’s West End career highlight’s include Kathy in Singin’ in the Rain (Olivier Award Nomination) Cassie in A Chorus Line, Clara in Passion at the Donmar Warehouse, Josephine in HMS Pinafore (Olivier Award Nomination), and Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Scarlett’s additional theater credits include the title role in Nell Gwynn at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance at Barrington Stage Company, Lady McDuff in Macbeth with Kenneth Branagh at the Armory in New York, Cunegonde in Candide and Amalia in She Loves Me both at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London, Marion Paroo in The Music Man at Chichester festival theatre and starring alongside Judi Dench in The Merry Wives of Windsor with the Royal Shakespeare Company. In 2014, Scarlett received the ‘Whatsonstage’ award for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Cassie in A Chorus Line and Cunegonde in Candide in the same season. Original casts include Mamma Mia and The Witches of Eastwick. <br /> <br /> A frequent soloist with orchestras around the world, Scarlett’s recent and upcoming engagements in the US include The Boston Pops, The Cleveland Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Grant Park Music Festival, Utah Symphony, Philly Pops, Phoenix Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Florida Orchestra, Colorado Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Orlando Philharmonic, Arkansas Symphony, among many others. She made her German debut with the Philharmonie in Berlin with the John Wilson Orchestra in A Celebration of the MGM Film Musicals and performed with the Prague Philharmonic with Maestro Keith Lockhart. For the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall on the BBC Scarlett has performed Cole Porter in Hollywood and Bernstein Stage and Screen with the John Wilson orchestra along with playing Laurie in Oklahoma. Her famous “Glitter and Be Gay” with the John Wilson Orchestra can be found on YouTube. Scarlett has recorded “Something’s Gotta Give” with Simon Keenleyside and “State Fair and the 20th century Fox Songbook” for Chandos Records conducted by David Charles Abel and has recently finished a recording of My Fair Lady as Eliza with the Sinfonia of London. Scarlett was requested to sing on two separate occasions for Her late Majesty the Queen and once for His Royal Highness King Charles. Follow Scarlett @scarlettstrallenofficial on Instagram.

Dee Roscioli

Dee Roscioli’s home base is NYC, but she has travelled the world singing and acting. Dee is best known for her 7-year record-breaking portrayal of Elphaba in the smash Broadway hit Wicked, where she led the Broadway, Chicago, San Francisco, and First National Touring companies. Most recently, Dee was seen on Broadway in The Cher Show, portraying the pop icon herself as both Star and Lady Cher. In 2015, she was invited into the closing company of the Broadway revival of Fiddler On The Roof, playing the mischievous Fruma Sarah, which was was filmed and archived for Lincoln Center’s performance library. Dee has also had the privilege of creating the role of Emily in John Kander’s musical Kid Victory, where she was directed by the incomparable Liesl Tommy. This production went on to have a critically acclaimed run at the prestigious Vineyard Theatre in NYC and she can also be heard on the Original Cast Recording. Dee was also seen as Grizabella in the First National Tour of Cats. <br /> <br /> In addition to her theatre credits, she has performed twice as a headlining artist with the prestigious Philly Pops and has also performed as a headlining artist with The Cleveland Orchestra, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Boulder Philharmonic, Brazos Valley Symphony, Pennsylvania Philharmonic, South Bend Symphony, Cape Symphony, Corpus Christi Symphony, Missouri Symphony, Brevard Symphony, Symphony New Hampshire, Desert Symphony, as well as the International Music Festival in Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic and return concert engagements in Taipei, Taiwan. <br /> <br /> She has also created her solo show for the legendary Birdland Jazz, 54 Below, and Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival cabaret series. She has also guest starred on various TV series. For updates on Dee follow her on Instagram and Facebook! @deeroscioli

John Devlin, conductor

Conductor John Gennaro Devlin, is an ardent champion of American music, an innovator of concert design, and a thought leader in the field of classical music. In his fifth season as Music Director of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, Devlin is only the ninth conductor in its 90-year history to hold that title. He was recently named a recipient of the 2023 Georg Solti Foundation Career Assistance Award. Devlin’s artistry and versatility make him a frequent guest conductor with major orchestras across the nation. His engagements include performances with the National Symphony Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Symphony, Omaha Symphony, Sarasota Orchestra, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, and the American Repertory Ballet. Of his debut with the National Symphony Orchestra and violin soloist Joshua Bell, Anne Midgette of The Washington Post wrote that Devlin “led the evening with flair … and was visibly in his element.” A strong advocate for American music, Devlin has made it a programmatic focus and has premiered over 40 new American works. Committed to serving the wider arts community beyond the podium, Devlin is part of the six-member Conductor Constituency Leadership Team of the League of American Orchestras, advocating for conductors nationally. Previously, he served on the Conductors Guild’s Board of Directors and was a featured speaker at the organization’s annual conference, discussing the future of orchestras with the Executive Directors of the National and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras. He also delivered the keynote TED talk on “Innovation in Crowded Marketplaces” at a TEDx symposium. Devlin completed his master’s and doctoral degrees in orchestral conducting under the tutelage of James Ross at the University of Maryland. His undergraduate degree is from Emory University, where he graduated summa cum laude with a double major in Clarinet Performance and Latin.