American in Paris Tony nominee Max von Essen, currently on Broadway in Anastasia, will offer a concert evening April 30 at 7 PM at Birdland.
Part of the Broadway at Birdland concert series, the actor will be joined by musical director Billy Stritch. Von Essen's new show will celebrate Broadway and the American Songbook.
For his portrayal of Henri Baurel in An American in Paris, von Essen received nominations for Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Grammy Awards. He also appeared on Broadway in the revival of Evita, the revival of Les Misérables, Dance of the Vampires, Jesus Christ Superstar, and the closing company of the original Les Misérables.
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