The Dallas Pops, American Airlines Center and CBS Radio announced an epic-size concert event coming to the American Airlines Center March 23, 2012. The show Do You Hear the People Sing featuring the music of Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, and more, will be a Broadway-style concert on a scale seldom seen.
Do You Hear the People Sing celebrates music of two of the world's most prolific writers of musical theatre, Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, in an epic-size Broadway style concert seldom seen. The arena spectacular show is presented on the 25th anniversary concert of Les Miserables held at London's famous O2 arena. The concert features music from Les Miserables, Miss Saigon and much more on a grand scale.
The headlining cast includes Lea Salonga and Brian Stokes Mitchell with more stars to be announced. Do You Hear the People Sing also features the Dallas POPS Orchestra, 100+ person chorus led by members of the Turtle Creek Chorale and more.
The headlining cast includes Lea Salonga, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Stephanie J. Block, Peter Lockyer and Marie Zamora.
Lea Salonga, the lead in the O2 London production of Do You Hear the People Sing, Lea Salonga is a Filipina singer/actress best known for originating the role of Kim in the West End production of Miss Saigon and bringing it to Broadway, winning the Tony, the Olivier, and many other awards. She was the first Asian to play Eponine in Les Miserables on Broadway, returned to the show in 2007 as Fantine, and reprised the role for the sold-out 25th anniversary concert at London's O2 Arena.
Actor and singer Brian Stokes Mitchell has performed in many television and Broadway productions, including Les Miserables, Man of La Mancha and Kiss Me Kate, for which he received a Tony award. Stokes performs around the world with orchestras and theatrical productions year around. He also has many television and movie credits including a seven year role on the medical drama Trapper John, MD. Although Stokes has been featured in many cast recordings, he released his self-titled debut solo album on RCA in 2006.
Stephanie J. Block has established herself as one of the most relevant and versatile voices in contemporary musical theatre. Her most recent Broadway smash was 9 to 5: The Muscial working alongside Dolly Parton and Allison Janney. Her portrayal of Judy Bernly earned her a Drama Desk nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. She is best known for her portrayal as Elphaba in the Broadway Company of Wicked and for creating the roles of Grace O'Malley in The Pirate Queen and Liza Minnelli in The Boy from Oz (opposite Hugh Jackman).
Peter Lockyer's Broadway credits include: The Phantom of the Opera, Baz Luhrmann's La Boheme (Rodolfo), Les Miserables (Marius, 10th anniversary co.), Miss Saigon (Chris), Cyrano the Musical.
Marie Zamora's principal roles have included Cosette in Les Miserables, Kate in Kiss Me Kate and Sina Marnis in Pirandello's Les Nouvelles De Sicile. She has appeared in concerts such as Hey Mr. Producer at the Lyceum Theater-London with an all-star cast including Julie Andrews, Hugh Jackman, Judi Dench and Bernadette Peters.