December 18, 2018
About the Concert
After performing regionally across the country and abroad Ben Lohrberg makes his New York cabaret and Feinstein’s/54 Below debut in Dream with Me. With his charming wit and “powerful, yet sweet vibrato” (Revue West Michigan), Ben sings the music of Leonard Bernstein, Jeff Buckley, Harry Nilsson, Stephen Sondheim, and many others to create a rich tapestry of dreams sure to ease your mind and melt your heart.
Featuring special guests Erin Mackey (Broadway: Wicked, Anything Goes), Marina Kondo (National Tour: The King and I), Sari Koppel, and Skylar Okerstrom-Lang.
Directed by Yoni Weiss
Music direction by Mark Hartman (Broadway: Sondheim on Sondheim, Avenue Q)
Dream with Me played Feinstein’s/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on December 18, 2018, at 9:30pm.
Photos by Leilani Carr
Ben Lohrberg recently garnered rave reviews as Jesus in Godspell at Hope Summer Repertory Theatre and has his debut EP album coming out in the fall. Additional credits include Guthrie Theater: A Christmas Carol, Sunday in the Park with George, South Pacific, Argonautika; Hope Summer Repertory Theatre: Les Misérables, Junie B. Jones; Interlochen Shakespeare Festival: The Tempest; and his original one-person show: A Winter’s Hope — a mysterious clown play. Ben is a proud member of Doghouse Ensemble Theatre, a multi-city based company dedicated to creating innovative and accessible works across the globe. Ben received his education from Interlochen Arts Academy and the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program. Ben has performed in cabaret venues in multiple cities and was a YoungArts Silver Award winner.
Erin Mackey has appeared on Broadway in In Transit as Ali, Amazing Grace as Mary Catlett, Chaplin as Oona O’Neill, Anything Goes as Hope Harcourt, Sondheim on Sondheim, and Wicked as Glinda. She also appeared as Glinda in the Los Angeles and Chicago companies of Wicked. She played Johanna in the New York Philharmonic’s production of Sweeney Todd at Lincoln Center, which was also broadcast on PBS. Regionally, she has performed at the Guthrie Theater (Sunday in the Park with George as Dot and South Pacific as Nellie), Paper Mill Playhouse (South Pacific as Nellie, Annie as Grace Farrell), South Coast Repertory (The Light in the Piazza as Clara), Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera (Phantom as Christine), and Encores! (Lady Be Good as Shirley). Her film and television credits include The Intern, The Parent Trap, Blue Bloods and Gossip Girl. She has performed in concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Cleveland Pops, the Long Beach Symphony and the Florida Orchestra and can be heard on the original cast albums of In Transit, Amazing Grace, Chaplin, Sondheim on Sondheim and Lady Be Good.
Marina Kondo has appeared in the National Tour of Lincoln Center’s The King and I; Off-Broadway: K-POP (MWE) Regional: Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Aida at The MUNY. As a musical ambassador of Japan she performs internationally. A proud recent graduate of The University of Michigan and an alumna of Interlochen Arts Academy.
Sari Koppel is from the woods of upstate New York and now a resident of the city, Sari is thrilled to be making her Feinstein’s/54 Below debut! Past credits include: Picnic at Hanging Rock (Goodspeed Musicals), Always Patsy Cline, Godspell, Avenue Q (Jean’s Playhouse), Pump Boys and Dinettes (Cider Mill Playhouse), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lend Me a Tenor, (The Monomoy Theatre), Twelfth Night (Commonwealth Shakespeare), Curtains, Titanic (The Hartt School). The Hartt School BFA, Interlochen Arts Academy.
Skylar Okerstrom-Lang hails from Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy in 2014 and followed that up with a BFA in acting from DePaul University in Chicago. Skylar’s credits include Into the Woods, Hamlet, Richard III, Lungs, Wig Out!, and Spring Awakening. Skylar also performed at the Interlochen Shakespeare Festival in King Lear and was an acting apprentice at Williamstown Theatre Festival.