Tony-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actress and singer Liz Callaway will return to her alma mater, New Trier High School, to lead a master class for New Trier students and then perform with them on Tuesday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available to the public at http://bit.ly/lizcallawayatnt .
Callaway, a 1978 graduate of New Trier East, is an acclaimed recording artist and Broadway star who made her debut in Merrily We Roll Along , was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in Baby, and for five years moved audiences with her rendition of "Memory" as Grizabella in Cats . She also performed in the original casts of Miss Saigon , The Three Musketeers and The Look of Love . She won an Emmy Award as host of a children's program, "Ready to Go," and has performed in concert across the globe, from The Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall to Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu.
New Trier Choir-Opera students will be treated to a master class led by Callaway on Monday, April 25, and then perform with her in New Trier's Choir-Opera Spring Revue, 1966-1981: Rock and Other Great Modern Musicals on April 26 in the Gaffney Auditorium at New Trier's Winnetka Campus, 385 Winnetka Ave. As the guest star, Callaway will sing selections from Merrily We Roll Along, The Baker's Wife, Godspell and a medley of songs from Pippin.
"We are absolutely thrilled and honored to have such a celebrated performer return to New Trier to share her time and her experiences with our students," said New Trier Music Department Chair David Ladd. "It is particularly special that Choir-Opera will get a chance to sing with Liz on the stage where she once was a student performer herself."
Callaway's visit to New Trier was made possible thanks to grants from the New Trier Fine Arts Association and the New Trier Educational Foundation.