21st Century Broadway
21st Century Broadway
Friday, October 27, 2023
Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Joined by a quartet of Broadway’s brightest stars, The New York Pops performs a brand-new program that features some of the most iconic Broadway hits since 2000. Songs include “Perfect” (Jagged Little Pill), “Dear Theodosia” (Hamilton), “For Good” (Wicked), and “Waving Through a Window” (Dear Evan Hansen), plus highlights from Aladdin, Waitress, The Color Purple, Catch Me if You Can, and more. Each guest singer receives a generous turn in the spotlight, and they will also join forces in a series of audience-thrilling duets and group numbers.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
The New York Pops Carnegie Hall Subscription Series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
About the Artists
Hailey Kilgore is an American singer, dancer and actress. Best known for her Tony and Grammy nominated turn as Ti Moune in the Broadway revival of Once On This Island, Hailey has since gone on to star in multiple films including the critically acclaimed Respect opposite Jennifer Hudson and the forthcoming feature Cinnamon in which Hailey stars in the eponymous role. The film will be making its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival in June. On the TV front, Hailey currently stars as Jukebox in Starz's Power Book III: Raising Kanan and has had multiple memorable arcs on Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories on Apple and NBC's The Village. Hailey's first EP Desire and Devotion will be released March 17th, 2023. Hailey is represented by A3 and CIRCLE OF CONFUSION.
Derek Klena starred on Broadway in Alanis Morissette’s critically acclaimed musical Jagged Little Pill, for which he received a Tony Award Nomination for “Best Featured Actor in a Musical”. He recently concluded his run as “Christian” in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Moulin Rouge, directed by Alex Timbers. His performance earned him a Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for “Favorite Replacement.” Earlier this year, Derek also starred as “Joe Gillis” opposite Stephanie J. Block in the Kennedy Center’s limited run of Sunset Boulevard, which was part of their Broadway Center Stage program.
Derek first broke onto the NYC theatre scene in the 2012 Off-Broadway revival of Carrie, where he quickly garnered attention from Oscar, Grammy, and Tony winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul to originate the lead role of “Eddie Birdlace” in Dogfight. He received a Clive Barnes Award Nomination for his performance. Derek made his Broadway debut as “Fiyero” in the 10th-anniversary company of Wicked. On Broadway, he also originated the roles of “Michael Johnson” in Jason Robert Brown’s The Bridges of Madison County and “Dmitry” in Ahrens/Flaherty/McNally’s Anastasia. Other notable theatre credits include Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Unknown Soldier, directed by Trip Cullman; Signature Theatre’s Diner, written by Sheryl Crow & Barry Levinson; and the Hollywood Bowl’s star-studded production of Hairspray, directed by Jerry Mitchell.
On television, Derek can be seen in the pivotal role of “Wes” in the MAX series, Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, and he will soon reprise his role in season 2. Derek is known for his memorable arc as “DJ Fingablast” on Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s Netflix hit Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Other TV credits City on a Hill, The Code, and A Holiday Spectacular.
Javier Muñoz is best known for starring and co-creating the role of "Alexander Hamilton'' in the hit musical Hamilton on Broadway for two years after Lin-Manuel Miranda departed the show (and was his alternate prior to that). He got his break starring as “Usnavi” in In the Heights on Broadway, also created by Miranda. Javier recently starred in the pre-Broadway run of the new musical, The Devil Wears Prada, in the role of “Nigel Owens” (originated by Stanley Tucci in the feature film), with music by Elton John. Javier starred in the dark comedy indie feature, Monuments, opposite David Sullivan & Marguerite Moreau; he just wrapped the indie feature Love Reconsidered; and stars in Three Months, opposite Troy Sivan and Judy Greer, which is available on Paramount+. He voices a lead character in the Disney Jr. animated series, Eureka! Other TV credits include recurring on Shadowhunters, Blindspot and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. Javier is also an outspoken activist for LGBTQ+ rights.
Ali Stroker is a Tony Award winner for her role as ‘Ado Annie’ in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! She made history as the first actor in a wheelchair to appear on Broadway in Deaf West’s acclaimed 2015 revival of Spring Awakening. She's a series regular in the Netflix series, Echoes, and starred in the Lifetime holiday film, Christmas Ever After. Ali recurred in the final season of Netflix's Ozark and is recurring in Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building. She co-wrote the 2021 novel, The Chance to Fly, and she wrote the 2022 children's book, Ali and the Sea Stars. She played 'Lady Anne' in the Shakespeare in the Park production of Richard III. She’s performed her one woman show all over the country, some of her favorites being the Kennedy Center, Town Hall, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. Her mission to improve the lives of others through the arts is captured in her motto: “Turning Your Limitations Into Your Opportunities.”
Photo of Hailey Kilgore by Tom Lupton. Photo of Derek Klena by Jenny Anderson. Photo of Javier Muñoz by Gavin Bond. Photo of Ali Stroker by Jenny Anderson.