Lani Misalucha, known for her star-turning main showroom concerts on the Las Vegas Strip, which earned her the moniker “Siren of the Strip” and Best Singer (Staff Pick) award in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “27th Annual Best of Las Vegas” poll, will make her concert debut at The Town Hall in New York City on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at 4 p.m., alongside her special guest, promising young tenor Jared Martin.
A naturally gifted vocalist, she is a seasoned recording artist who is able to scale five octaves and could sing anything in any vocal style.
She is that phenomenal, which even prompted two city mayors to declare not one, but two days (“Lani Misalucha Days” on Aug. 17 and Dec. 4) named after her.
“Her voice is in the realm of Céline Dion...[and] her rendition of Giacomo Puccini’s Nessun Dorma was a daily showstopper,” notes the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
BroadwayWorld.com Music, on the other hand, says, “Lani can easily convey unbridled depth and lustrous contour with just a singular word or a placating, even plaintive, conversational humming of a simple chord progression,” referring to Lani’s latest studio album, “The Nightingale Returns,” which she co-produced and recently turned gold.
JB Entertainment Productions, in cooperation with TFC, presents “Lani Misalucha Live in Concert,” a vocal explosion of a wide range of music from Billboard hits to Whitney Houston to opera arias, at the Town Hall.
Accompanied by a five-piece band and four soulful female backup vocalists, under the musical direction of Lorrie Ilustre, the full-length concert promises to showcase a mix of high and low octaves, intricate tempo variations, a few dance moves, and a little comedy.
“This is the first time I am going to perform in a major concert in New York City, whose fast-paced energy is so inviting,” Lani says.
“It is going to be a roller coaster type of a show.”
Lani, an innately funny lady herself, adds, “You don’t really want to go a concert to listen to depressing songs, do you? You want to dance; you want to laugh; and you want to cry at the same time. We want you to enjoy yourself; we will keep you well entertained.”
Part of the proceeds from the concert will benefit ABS-CBN’s Bantay Bata Foundation, which supports child abuse victims in the Philippines, and the Filipino-American Community Development Center of Ocean County Inc. (FCDC), a nonprofit that helps preserve Philippine culture and heritage.
To buy tickets ($48-$138), call 732.929.3909, 201.388.1927, 646.644.1412, 845.520.1908 or 914.309.9564; visit ticketmaster.com; or visit the Town Hall box office at 123 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036.
About the Town Hall
Founded in 1921, the Town Hall is a non-profit national historic site in the heart of NYC’s theater district, with a lineup that features events ranging from world music, jazz, gospel, blues, folk, show tunes, political humor, theater dance, and more.
Sarah McLachlan, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lea Salonga, Elaine Paige and Chita Rivera have performed at the Town Hall.
About Lani Misalucha
Lani Misalucha’s music genre comes in many different types and styles ranging from ballad to pop rock, and even jazz.
In March 2008, she became the first concert artist of Asian descent to headline a main showroom concert at Jubilee Theatre at the Bally’s Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, performing with Hawaii’s Society of Seven.
She was voted Best Singer (Staff Pick) in the “27th Annual Best of Las Vegas” poll by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman declared Dec. 4 “Lani Misalucha Day” to give due recognition to her extraordinary talent, following San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown Jr. who had declared Aug. 17 “Lani Misalucha Day.”
In October 2011, Lani also started hosting “In Vegas with Lani,” a travel and lifestyle TV show.
About Jared Martin
Jared Martin is an award-winning tenor from Toms River, N.J.
He received The Presidential Scholarship from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and has completed his master’s degree in music education after earning the Presidential Honors for his bachelor’s degree in vocal performance.
He has been involved in concerts that benefited Bantay Banta and FCDC.
He previously performed with Lani Misalucha, Disney Legend Jodi Benson, and American singer-songwriter Ben Folds.