BROADWAY VETERANS, REGIONAL AND LOCAL TALENT HEADLINE NEW RECORDINGS FOR ESTHER
We are excited to be producing eight new songs for our second draft of ESTHER! And to help us out, we have some amazing talent! Check out our headliners below. And stay tuned for more developments as we move closer to our goal of taking this great story to the stage in glorious Broadway style!
KIMBERLY MARABLE (Esther) is thrilled to be singing the part of Esther in this gorgeous new musical by SoundBeacon Entertainment. She is an original cast member of HADESTOWN on Broadway (Persephone (u/s)/a Fate). Additional Broadway/Touring credits include THE LION KING (Nala (u/s)/ Shenzi, THE BOOK OF MORMON, SISTER ACT, DREAMGIRLS, HAIRSPRAY, and THE WEDDING SINGER. You can also hear her as Lorelai in the Netflix Anime series, CANNON BUSTERS. @misskimizzo
TOMMY MARTINEZ (Haman) is returning to his Austin roots with this incredible opportunity. Musical theatre credits include TV: HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Broadway: NEWSIES (Crutchie) US National Tours: KINKY BOOTS, WIZARD OF OZ, THE WEDDING SINGER Regional: San Diego Old Globe Theatre, Fireside Dinner Theatre, Northern Stage, Tuacahn Ampitheatre. @leastimfunny
JON REINHOLD (King Xerxes) is extremely excited to once again play Xerxes, having previously performed the role in a 2015 reading. Some favorite credits include LES MISERABLES (Javert), DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Beast, Gaston), SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS (Adam Pontipee), BABY (Nick), 1776 (John Dickinson), among others!
STEVE WILLIAMS (Mordecai) is reprising his role from the 2018 reading of ESTHER. Credits include Austin Lyric Opera (TOSCA), ZACH Theatre, Georgetown Palace Theater, the Vortex and Austin Jewish Repertory Theater. Favorite shows include JOSEPH AND HIS AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Joseph), GUYS AND DOLLS (Sky Masterson), RAGTIME (Harry Houdini), HELLO DOLLY (Barnaby), THE FANTASTICKS (El Gallo).