Miami, FL – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County presents four-time Tony Award nominee and Miami native Raúl Esparza in a much anticipated solo performance! As part of the 2011-12 Knight Masterworks Season Pop Series, Esparza returns to the Adrienne Arsht Center to thrill audiences with a brilliant show on February 11, 2012 at 8 p.m. in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall. Tickets start at $50 and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org.
Making his Adrienne Arsht Center debut in summer 2010, Raúl Esparza wowed Miami audiences with his show-stopping performances in the Desi Arnaz-inspired Babalú and at the Center’s 5th Anniversary Season Gala. Now, the critically-acclaimed star brings his musical talent home once again to delight Miami audiences in an encore performance of his acclaimed Lincoln Center concert. Esparza will delve into his Miami roots performing influential Cuban music as well as the Broadway tunes for which he is best known. There will be singing, there will be dancing, there will be laughter and tears, but most of all, there will be Raúl Esparza in perhaps his most remarkable work yet.
“We are extremely honored to once again showcase the work of this extraordinarily talented Miami native on our stage,” said M. John Richard, President and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center. “Raúl Esparza will enthrall South Florida audiences with his remarkable talent, soulful voice, and irresistible program of Broadway hits and Spanish-language favorites.”
Since making his Broadway debut in The Rocky Horror Show in 2000, Raúl Esparza has taken the theater world by storm. Esparza has garnered Tony nominations in all possible acting categories, and has taken home multiple awards including the Drama Desk Award, Obie Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award. Raúl Esparza is also a recipient of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts prestigious YoungArts Award. His Broadway credits include major hits such as The Homecoming, Company, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Speed the Plow, Cabaret, and Taboo.
Raúl Esparza portrayed Che Guevara in the 20th Anniversary national tour of Evita, and appeared in two musicals at the 2002 Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration. He has appeared on TV in NBC’s “Law and Order,” ABC’s “Pushing Daisies,” and currently stars in CBS’ “A Gifted Man.” He was featured in the Wes Craven film, My Soul To Take. Raúl Esparza was also seen in the new musical Leap of Faith starring opposite Brooke Shields. Most recently, Raúl Esparza shared the stage with President Obama performing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” at the National Remembrance Ceremony commemorating the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 which took place at the John F. Kennedy Center on September 8, 2011.
Raúl Esparza 2011-12 Knight Masterworks Season Pops Series concert is supported by Steinway & Sons and Downtown Miami’s EPIC Hotel. For reservations, visit www.arshtcenter.org or call the box office at (305) 949-6722.
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