Heart and Soul
Heart and Soul
Friday, February 2, 2018
Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
James Monroe Iglehart, Guest Artist
Capathia Jenkins, Guest Artist
Get into the groove with a concert spanning the history of R&B, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Broadway veterans James Monroe Iglehart (Hamilton, Aladdin, Memphis) and Capathia Jenkins (Newsies; Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me; Caroline, or Change) join Steven Reineke and the orchestra in some of the most recognizable R&B tunes of all time, reimagined for a full symphonic orchestra.
About the Artists
Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehar is a native of the San Francisco Bay area. He currently plays the dual roles of Lafayette / Jefferson in the Broadway production of Hamilton. He made his Broadway debut in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Iglehart then originated the role of Bobby in Memphis on Broadway before landing the role of Genie in Aladdin. For his work as the Genie, James won both the Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. James made his sold-out solo debut at Feinstein’s/54 Below in a show entitled "How the Heck Did I Get Here?" He will play a return engagement this fall on November 7th and 14th. James has played concert venues across the country. James recurred on Netflix's original series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” as Coriolanus Burt, the rival of male protagonist Titus Andromedon played by Tituss Burgess. James also guest starred on the Fox television show Gotham. He recently filmed his feature debut opposite Richard Gere, Peter Dinklage and Juilianna Margulies in the upcoming The Three Christs of Ypsilanti.
Capathia Jenkins’s Broadway credits include Newsies; Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me; Caroline, or Change; The Look of Love; and The Civil War. Additional stage credits include Nora Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore; (mis)Understanding Mammy: The Hattie McDaniel Story (Drama Desk nomination); Caroline, or Change; Godspell; and The Colored Museum (Huntington Theatre Company). Capathia has been featured on original cast recordings for Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me; Caroline, or Change; Godspell; and Children of Eden. Capathia’s television and film credits include The Wiz Live on NBC, 30 Rock, The Practice, Law & Order, The Sopranos, Third Watch, Law & Order: SVU, Top Five, and Musical Chairs. Capathia has appeared as a soloist with many symphony orchestras in the U.S. and abroad including Cleveland Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops, Philly Pops, National Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic and Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Capathia is also featured on the soundtracks for Smash (seasons 1 and 2), Nine, Chicago, Mission to Mars, and Legally Blonde 2. www.capathiajenkins.com