A Symphonic Valentine: Mancini & Moonlight
Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010
Take a stroll down lover’s lane with this program full of dancing and romancing. Be swept away by lush arrangements of “Moon River”, “The Days Of Wine And
Roses”, “Dear Heart”, “Charade” and orchestral features such as the “The Baby Elephant Walk”, “Peter Gun”, “The Pink Panther”, and “Victor Victoria”.
Starring Gulf Coast Symphony favorites Teri Dale Hansen and Nat Chandler
TERI DALE HANSEN
Teri Hansen began her career starring as “Magnolia” in London ‘s West End in Harold Prince’s Tony Award winning production of SHOW BOAT; she then toured with the first National Company for three years ( Los Angeles , Vancouver , Toronto , Denver , Minneapolis , St. Louis, and Cleveland ). Miss Hansen stars as “Rose” on the BRAVO channel as part of their Bravo On Broadway series in the film version of STREET SCENE, a film which has received international acclaim. It is also available world wide on DVD. She reprised this role for the premiere production in Berlin at the Theatre Des Westens.
Miss Hansen is a Kennedy Center Irene Ryan Award nominee as a leading Actor for her performance in Bertolt Brecht’s THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE and a proud graduate of Florida State University and alumnae of the Houston Opera Studio.
New York Times theatre critic D.J.R. Bruckner proclaimed, “Nat Chandler is a find…he displays rich comic gifts and he can use his fine operatic voice to express any emotion he wants to.” Well known to theatre and concert audiences around the country, on Broadway, he was seen in the title role of Sir Percival Blakeney in the Tony nominated musical, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and played many performances to great acclaim.
Recent roles include Fred/Petruchio in Kiss Me Kate, distict attorney Frederick Katzmann in Anton Coppola’s new American opera, Sacco and Venzetti, and Shaunard in La Boheme. He played the role of Roy Darwin in Off-Broadway’s Counsellor at Law starring John Rubinstein and toured nationally as Lancelot in Camelot starring Robert Goulet. Mr. Chandler starred as Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera directed by Harold Prince and toured with Sarah Brightman in The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Other National Tours include Sondheim’s Into the Woods, and Mr. Chandler’s first professional job in musical theatre, Lun Tha in The King and I starring Yul Brynner. Other Off-Broadway venues include the prestigious 92nd Street Y’s Lyrics and Lyricists series, City Center Encores! production of The Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 (cast recording on Sony Records), and created the role of Tony Toscanini in the fabled Tales of Tinseltown. Recently, Mr. Chandler has performed the roles of Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, Miles Gloriosus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum for which he received a Kevin Kline nomination for Best Actor in a Musical, and a very special Carousel in which he played Billy Bigelow with Shirley Jones as Nettie Fowler, all to critical acclaim.
Mr. Chandler has played leading roles in a broad spectrum of American musicals and operetta across the country, including A Little Night Music, Carousel, Oklahoma! South Pacific(with Howard Keel), Cinderella, Cabaret, The Most Happy Fella, Show Boat, Candide, Trouble in Tahiti, Desert Song, The Merry Widow and Kismet in such famous theatres as Boston’s Huntington, Colonial, and Wang Center, St. Louis MUNY, The Fox of Atlanta, Detroit and St. Louis, New Orleans’ Saenger Theatre, Sacramento CLO, Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall, Meyerson Symphony Hall of Dallas, The Jackie Gleason of Miami Beach, The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre, Philadelphia’s Forrest and Walnut Street Theatres, and many more.
Nat received two Barrymore Award nominations for Best Actor in a Musical for his performances as the Phantom in the Kopit/Yestin Phantom! and Lancelot in Camelot at the Walnut Street Theatre. As a concert perfomer, Nat has appeared as soloist with such renowned American symphonies as The National at Wolftrap, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Colorado Springs, Tucson, Kansas City, Utah, Arizona, Oregon Symphony and more.