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by Michael Portantiere

They Did It His Way

  • They Did It His Way

    For those of us who enjoyed Come Fly Away on Broadway but can never get enough of Frank Sinatra's music, the New York Pops obliged on Monday, May 3. Among the guest performers in this thrilling celebration of the man and his music were Frank Sinatra, Jr. (who offered a gorgeous rendition of Rodgers and Hart's "Spring Is Here"), Michael Feinstein, Steve Tyrell, John Pizzarelli, and Tony DeSare, plus such Broadway notables as Michael Cerveris, Cheyenne Jackson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Norm Lewis, Montego Glover, and the incredible team of Karine Plantadit and Keith Robert from the company of Come Fly Away. Here are my pics of the after-party at the Plaza.


    Michael Feinstein (center), flanked by Tony DeSare (left) and New York Pops music director and conductor Steven Reineke.


    Broadway stalwart Michael Cerveris.


    Here's Cerveris again with Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who has appeared on Broadway in On the Town and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and who is now part of the cast of the hit TV show Modern Family.


    Here's Jesse again with his mom, Anne Ferugson.


    Cheyenne Jackson (right), star of such shows as Finian's Rainbow, Xanadu, and All Shook Up, with author Marc Acito (How I Paid for College, Attack of the Theater People.


    From Come Fly Away, here is Tony Award nominee Karine Plantadit with her dance partner, Keith Roberts.


    Here's Karine again with Norm Lewis, one of the stars of Sondheim on Sondheim.

    Published on Tuesday, May 4, 2010

    Michael Portantiere has more than 30 years' experience as an editor and writer for TheaterMania.com, InTHEATER magazine, and BACK STAGE. He has interviewed theater notables for NPR.org, PLAYBILL, STAGEBILL, and OPERA NEWS, and has written notes for several cast albums. Michael is co-author of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: BEHIND THE MYLAR CURTAIN, published in 2008 by Hal Leonard/Applause. Additionally, he is a professional photographer whose pictures have been published by THE NEW YORK TIMES, the DAILY NEWS, and several major websites. (Visit www.followspotphoto.com for more information.) He can be reached at [email protected]

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