WILLARD BECKHAM’S PERPETUAL PARTY!
Willard Beckham returns to the stage to commemorate his 70th birthday with you! Featuring the fabulous Jono Mainelli on piano, this evening of Willards original songs celebrates all the comings and goings of a well-lived life in the theater: a Perpetual Party! Yes, his musical journey from Broadway all the way down to Second Avenue has had more rerouting than the L Train! So join him for a ride filled to the brim with hysterical hijinks, touching ballads and an X-Rated aria or two.
Willard is the writer and composer/lyricist of the musical Lucky Guy, which received a commendation from the governor of his home state, including his very own Willard Beckham Day. A graduate of The Cleveland Institute of Music, Mr. Beckham made his debut as a composer/lyricist at Carnegie Hall. As a performer, he got his big break touring in the first and second national companies of No, No, Nanette, and wound up back in New York playing the Palace with Carol Channing in Lorelei. Mr. Beckham originated two leading roles on Broadway: Geoffrey in Somethings Afoot (co-starring Gary Beach!) and Richard Tidewell in The Utter Glory of Morrissey Hall with Celeste Holm. His show Lucky Guy is now licensed worldwide by Rodgers & Hammerstein.