Signature’s Stephen Sondheim Tribute Concert Streaming Ends


Signature Theater is delighted to announce that special arrangements have been made to broadcast Everyone Rise: Signature remembers Stephen Sondheim free for a limited period of 72 hours.

Everyone Rise: Signature remembers Stephen Sondheim will have English subtitles and will stream on YouTube @sigtheatre for free from Friday, January 14 at 5 p.m. EST through Monday, January 17 at 5 p.m. EST.

Everyone Rise: Signature remembers Stephen Sondheim was filmed at a live concert on Monday, December 13, 2021, when audiences gathered at Signature’s MAX Theater to hear performers who have appeared in Signature’s past productions of Stephen Sondheim’s musicals sing some of their personal favorite songs from his catalog. Sixteen songs from 13 shows are included in the concert with known and lesser known pieces represented, such as ‘Marry Me a Little’, ‘Our Time’, ‘What More Do I Need’, ‘Sooner or Later’, ‘The Children will listen” and “Send the clowns”.

The concert, directed and designed by the artistic director of Signature Matthew Gardiner, characteristics Jon Kalbfleisch, who served as musical director for all 31 Signature productions of Sondheim’s shows, as musical director and pianist. The concert performers from Signature’s previous Sondheim productions are Evan Casey (killers, Sunday in the park with George), Natascia Diaz (Passion, West Side Story), Erin Driscoll (Society, In the woods, killers), James Gardiner (Society, We ride happily), Nicholas McDonough (Simply Sondheim), Christopher Müller (killers, Passion, Sweeney Todd), Katie Mariko Murray (Simply Sondheim, Passion, West Side Story), Tracy Lynn Olivera (killers, A little night music, Society), Nova Y. Payton (killers), Christopher Michael Richardson (killers), Maria Rizzo (A little night music, West Side Story, Gypsy), Awa Sal Secka (Simply Sondheim), Bobby Smith (killers, A little night music, Passion), Holly Twyford (A little night music), John Leslie Wolfe (Passion, West Side Story), and Rachel Zampelli (killers).

Bobby Smith, Awa Sal Secka, Christopher Michael Richardson, and Erin Driscoll are among the performers on “Everybody Rise: Signature Remembers Stephen Sondheim.”

The creative and production team included Lighting Design by Jonathan Maag, Sound design by Ryan Hickey, Production management by Kimberly J. Scott, Manager Kerry Epstein, Wardrobe by Moyenda Kulemeka and follow Spot operators L Bruce and Jared Loeb.

The concert was filmed by Chiet Productions with the cameramen Justin Chiet, James Gardiner, Jeremy Jacoby, and Natalie Ridgley. The sound editing is by Ryan Hickey and James Gardiner edited and color corrected the concert for the video.


The Signature Theater is a Tony Award-winning regional theater that expands and illuminates the region’s cultural landscape through its bold productions of thought-provoking new and established works and engaging education and outreach programs. Founded in 1989 by Eric Schaeffer and Donna Migliaccio, and currently under the direction of General Manager Maggie Boland and Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner, Signature is renowned for its definitive Sondheim productions, inventive adaptations of overlooked or forgotten works, and investment in new projects. Signature combines Broadway-caliber productions with intimate performance spaces and aims to be a leading force in American musical theatre.

Since its creation, the Theater has produced 59 world premieres, including 19 new musical commissions. Signature opens its doors to more than 100,000 people each year from the Washington, DC area and beyond and reaches more than 10,000 students each year through its innovative educational programs, including the award-winning Signature in the Schools initiative. Signature has won 134 Helen Hayes Awards for Excellence in Professional Theater from the Washington, DC area and has been honored with 452 nominations.


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