CHICAGO – Broadway In Chicago is delighted to announce that Tony Award nominee Santino Fontana, star of the upcoming Pre-Broadway World Premiere engagement of the new comedy musical TOOTSIE, will be a special guest joining Janet Davies, ABC 7 Chicago’s entertainment reporter and host of the entertainment and lifestyle program 190 NORTH on ABC 7, in hosting the FREE Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 6:15 p.m. at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph St). The annual Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert at Millennium Park is presented with the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. This year, there will be preview performances from A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL; ANASTASIA; THE BOOK OF MORMON; CATS; COME FROM AWAY; DEAR EVAN HANSEN; FALSETTOS; FIDDLER ON THE ROOF; HEARTBREAK HOTEL; HELLO, DOLLY!; MISS SAIGON; and ROALD DAHL’S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.
Tony Award nominee Santino Fontana, whose previous credits include voicing the villainous ‘Prince Hans’ in Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated feature, Frozen, as well as Universal Studio’s Sisters, starring opposite Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will star as Michael Dorsey in the world premiere Chicago production of the new comedy musical, TOOTSIE, which will play Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) Sept. 11 through Oct. 14, 2018. Fontana’s credits also include Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, The Importance of Being Earnest, A View From the Bridge, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Billy Elliot, Zorba, and Sunday in the Park with George.
TOOTSIE individual tickets are on-sale now. Group tickets for 10 or more are on sale now by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com.
The Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert is presented in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events as part of Millennium Park Presents. Millennium Park proudly presents symphonic music, dance, opera, Broadway hits and more—performed by some of Chicago’s best-loved cultural institutions. For full calendar information, visit millenniumpark.org. For exciting facts about the Park, program updates and weather cancellations, follow Millennium Park on Twitter (@Millennium_Park), Instagram (Millennium_Park) and Facebook (@MillenniumParkChicago).
As the summer season kicks off in Millennium Park, some important changes are coming to improve security and the visitor experience at the park. The City of Chicago will implement a security perimeter and bag check for all concerts and events that take place in the park. Outside alcohol will be prohibited at the seven Jay Pritzker Pavilion events with the highest attendance, including the Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert. Additional food and beverage options will be available for purchase at various price points inside the venue. Subject to bag search at the security perimeter, guests will continue to be allowed to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages to all events at Millennium Park.
For more information on the Summer Concert and Broadway In Chicago, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com.
SANTINO FONTANA is perhaps best known to national audiences for providing the voice to the villainous ‘Prince Hans’ in Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated feature, Frozen. He was also seen in Universal Studio’s Sisters, starring opposite Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. On television, Santino played David Saperstein, opposite Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta, in NBC’s drama series, “Shades of Blue.” On stage, Santino most recently starred in God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater and 1776, as part of the New York City Center’s Encores! series, for which he received rave reviews. Santino’s portrayal of Moss Hart in Lincoln Center’s production of Act One, which was filmed for PBS, also received critical praise. In 2013, Santino received a Tony Award nomination for his leading role as Prince Charming in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and in 2012, he won Obie and Lucille Lortel awards for his acclaimed performance in Stephen Karam’s Sons of the Prophet. Santino’s other theatre credits include The Importance of Being Earnest (Clarence Derwent Award), A View From the Bridge, Brighton Beach Memoirs (Drama Desk Award), Billy Elliot, Zorba, and Sunday in the Park with George. As a vocalist, Santino has recently performed in jazz venues such as Lincoln Center’s Appel Room and Birdland. As an orchestra soloist, Santino has sung at Carnegie Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and other top tier venues with symphonies, big bands, and smaller ensembles, including the New York Philharmonic, the New York Pops and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Santino has recently wrapped shooting “Singularity,” a pilot for FX from producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. His other television credits include guest stars on “The Good Wife,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Brain Dead,” and “Royal Pains.” He can also be seen in the popular web series, “Submissions Only.” He has four independent film projects due to be released soon, including the romantic comedy, Off the Menu, the psychological thriller Impossible Monsters, the dramatic short Limit of Wooded Country, and the comedy Papercop.
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Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 18 years has grown to be one of the largest commercial touring homes in the country. A Nederlander Presentation, Broadway In Chicago lights up the Chicago Theatre District entertaining more than 1.7 million people annually in five theatres. Broadway In Chicago presents a full range of entertainment, including musicals and plays, on the stages of five of the finest theatres in Chicago’s Loop including the Cadillac Palace Theatre, CIBC Theatre, Oriental Theatre, and just off the Magnificent Mile, the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place as well as presenting Broadway shows at The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com.