Posted on April 26, 2019 at 5:28 pm

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the American College Theater Festival, and I was honored to be asked to be the keynote entertainer at the Kennedy Center (in the same theater where I conducted the tour of The Bridges of Madison County). I knew I needed to bring along some major firepower for an event like this, so I asked my glorious Tony Award-winning friend Lindsay Mendez if she would come and sing some songs with me and the band. There is no performer in the world who communicates more directly and generously than Lindsay, and she can sing literally anything. Every minute was a pleasure, and I also loved getting to collaborate with the nine Musical Theater Fellows who were selected to be part of this year’s festival. Thanks to Gregg Henry for shepherding the KCACTF for all these years and for asking me to help celebrate this incredible event.

It All Fades Away from The Bridges of Madison County (2014)
Melinda from How We React and How We Recover (2018)
Hallowed Ground from How We React and How We Recover (2018)
A Song About Your Gun from How We React and How We Recover (2018)
I Love Betsy from Honeymoon In Vegas (2015)
LINDSAY: Anywhere But Here from Honeymoon In Vegas (2015)
LINDSAY: Another Life from The Bridges of Madison County (2014)
LINDSAY: Cassandra from The Connector (2019)
LINDSAY: I’d Give It All For You from Songs for a New World (1995)
LINDSAY: I Can Do Better Than That from The Last Five Years (2002)
Invisible from How We React and How We Recover (2018)
Wait ‘Til You See What’s Next (featuring the Kennedy Center Musical Theatre Fellows: Caitlin Alvarez, Devin Bowles, MJ Daly, Emily Fleet, Lauryn Alexandria Hobbs, Dan Jameson, Zach Perrin, Ondreya Seahorn, Luke Weber) from How We React and How We Recover (2018)
LINDSAY: All Things In Time from How We React and How We Recover (2018)

Jason Robert Brown: piano, vocals
Lindsay Mendez: vocals
Jamie Eblen: drums & percussion
Randy Landau: bass
Gary Sieger: guitars

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