Marcus Lovett on stage at Gusman Concert Hall at the Frost School of Music for Broadway@Frost. Lovett is the only lead actor to play “Phantom” on Broadway and London and also starred on Broadway in “Aspects of Love" and "King David." After a solo set, he performed on stage with his daughter, Cathryn Lovett, whom is an alumnus of the Frost School of Music. Cathryn studied vocal performance and music therapy.
Joshua Henry, a 2018 Tony-nominated star of Broadway’s “Carousel” and lead of the first U.S. tour of “Hamilton,” was on the stage at Gusman Hall with Marcus Lovett and The Frost Stars of Tomorrow for Broadway@Frost on October 15, 2018. The Frost Alumnus received the Frost Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award during an on stage presentation.
I have recently been more intensely drawn to the movement, intensity and performance of conductors, like Gerard Schwarz. The nature of being a conductor leans itself to capturing their arm movements as blurs within the photograph. But I have recently found myself focusing on the intensity of facial expressions and body movements of some of the recent conductors on the stage during Frost Live this year. Carl St. Clair and Gerard Schwarz are excellent examples of intensity of movement to the point where it is slightly challenging to freeze their motions.
As the conductor is almost never facing the audience, this part of the show is almost always lost of the symphony performers who are focusing on playing.