Broadway Veterans to Sing with PSO Pops for Ovations! Concert

Posted on 12/10/2013 2:49:49 PM

The Lively Arts at IUP and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Pops recently announced that it will be changing the line-up of the singers slated for a February 14, 2014, concert. The performance, titled “A Broadway Valentine,” is part of the Lively Arts’ Ovations! series and will be in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

The two singers, Christiane Noll and Hugh Panaro, bring a wide wealth of performance credits with them, including impressive roles performing on Broadway.

PSO Pops Noll 175Noll starred on Broadway in the Kennedy Center Revival of Ragtime, receiving Tony and Drama Desk award nominations and winning a Helen Hayes award for her portrayal of Mother. Broadway and National Tour appearances include Chaplin (Drama Desk Award nomination), Urinetown (Ovation Award), The Mambo Kings (pre-Broadway), It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues, Jekyll & Hyde (FANY award), Grease, Miss Saigon, and South Pacific (Australia/Thailand). She was recently featured in NBC’s live broadcast of The Sound of Music.

Panaro is currently starring on Broadway in the title role of The Phantom of the Opera.  Also on Broadway, he has been seen as Gaylord Ravenal in the Harold Prince revival of Show Boat and Marius in Les Miserables. He created the roles of Buddy Foster in Side Show, Julian Craster in Jule Styne’s final musical The Red Shoes, and the title role of the seductive vampire in Elton John’s musical Lestat.

PSO Pops Panaro175Panaro made his West End (London) debut as Gaylord Ravenal in Show Boat and went on to perform the title role in Martin Guerre. Some of his Off-Broadway credits include White Lies at the Triad Theater, Noa Noa at Playwright’s Horizons, Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights at the John Housman Theatre, Children of Eden at the Actor’s Playhouse, and Robert in Little Fish at Second Stage Theatre. 

The change was made due to health and schedule issues with the previous singers, Melissa Errico and Ryan Silverman.

Tickets for the Valentine’s Day concert are available through December 16 during a special holiday gift promotion. They will go on sale again on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.

Tickets are $38 regular admission, $32 for senior citizens and groups of 15 or more, and $16 for students and children. All tickets are reserved seating.

To purchase tickets when they are on sale, visit, call 724-357-1313, or stop by the Hadley Union Building. Any seats remaining will be sold at the door starting one hour before the performance.