Featured Artists

Randy Graff

The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Symphonic Band is thrilled to announce Tony Award winning actress Randy Graff as the featured guest vocalist in our 2015 spring concert New York State Of Mind.
Randy Graff received the coveted Tony and Drama Desk Awards for her role in City of Angels, as well as Outer Critics, Drama Desk and Tony Award Nominations for her work in A Class Act.
Randy Graff
Randy Graff
Ms. Graff has the distinction of creating the role of Fantine in the original Broadway production of Les Miserables for which she received a Helen Hayes Award nomination.  She also appeared on Broadway in Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor opposite Nathan Lane, with Carol Burnett in Moon Over Buffalo, and opposite Alfred Molina in the most-recent revival of Fiddler on the Roof.
From the tragic and poignant Fantine, to the tart-tongued Hollywood secretary with a heart of gold, to the strong-willed Jewish mother, Ms.Graff is one of the most versatile actresses there is.
Additionally,her solo cabaret show Made in Brooklyn  has played to sold out houses at NYC’s famed 54 Below Night Club.
Don’t miss her performance with LGBAC on  Saturday, April 11 at 8:00pm at Symphony Space.

 

Vladimir Gessen

We are very happy to welcome guest clarinet soloist Vladimir Gessen, winner of our very first NYC high school concerto competition.

Vladimir Gessen
Vladimir Gessen

Vladimir Gessen, 16, is a sophomore at Special Music School High School. He was born in Russia, where he started studying music at the age of 4 and playing the clarinet at 10. He has studied at the Gnessin School of Music in Moscow and at the Interlochen Arts Academy. He moved to the United States in 2013 and now lives in Harlem with his moms, sister, and brother.

Vladimir will be joining the band on Concertino for Clarinet, Op. 26.

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