Wednesday, April 9, 2014
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Celebrity Series will present Broadway by Jeri at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26 in Orr Auditorium.
Jeri Sager is veteran of Broadway and numerous national tours. She is best known for her portrayal of "Grizabella" in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award winning musical Cats. She made her Broadway debut as "Frumah-Sara" in the Tony Award winning 25th Anniversary production of Fiddler on the Roof. Sager also received critical acclaim for her portrayal of "Fantine" in Les Miserables and "Eva Peron" in Evita.
During her career Sager has performed with celebrated artists such as Bob Hope, Gregory Peck, Michael Crawford, Betty Buckley, Theodore Bikel, Bill Anderson, John James, and other theatre notables such as Tony/Oscar Award winning director Jerome Robbins, Tony/Drama Desk Award winning director Trevor Nunn, and Tony/Drama Desk Award winning singer/songwriter and playwright Rupert Holmes.
Sager has had the honor of performing for such dignitaries as Presidents Jimmy Carter George W. Bush and Pope John Paul II. She has also worked with the U.S.O., performing for both American and British troops. Other notable appearances include her rendition of the National Anthem for the Baltimore Orioles and her debut at the Grand Ole Opry.
The show is sponsored by Huntington Bank.
Tickets, starting at $33, are available from the Celebrity Series box office at 724-946-7354. Visit www.westminster.edu/celebrity for additional information.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 378 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.