Disney In Concert: A Tale As Old As Time
AARON PHILLIPS is very excited to be part of this wonderful production. Aaron is an Ovation Award nominated actor/singer, proud member of Actor's Equity, and can frequently be seen on film and TV. Past theatre credits include: Jekyll and Hyde (John Utterson), Batboy: The Musical (Batboy/Edgar), Songs for a New World , and Les Misérables(Foreman/Combeferre). Opera credits include: La Boheme with the Greensboro Opera Company, conducted by Valery Ryvkin, Pirates of Penzance (Pirate King) and Lakme (Frederic) by Delibes. Aaron recently appeared in a staged reading of The Bone Wars (O’Conner) with the prestigious New York playwright group, Youngbloods. You may have seen Aaron as Carl, half of the duo that is the face of Lipton Iced Tea. He is also an accomplished voice-over talent and can be heard in video games such as World of Warcraft, Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption and Lord of the Rings. He is a man of many voices for commercials, cartoons, and music sessions everywhere. Aaron has been a Disney fan his entire life, and is happy to help bring this music to fans of all ages.
Andrew Johnson is a Disney kid at heart and is humbled to share the music and magic from the stage! He has toured all over the United States, Europe, and Asia, as a lead vocalist and dancer, and his performances have been broadcasted on national and international television. Andrew has performed on FOX's The X-Factor, The Conan O'Brien Show, and the MTV Video Music Awards. He has sung background for artists such as Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony, LeAnn Rimes, and Florence and the Machine. His theatrical credits include Rent (Benny), Five Guys Named Moe (Four-Eyed Moe), and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph, Asher) Andrew has shared the stage with singers/actresses Shirley Jones and Bernadette Peters and has performed live duets with recording artists Patti LaBelle and Erykah Badu and singer/actress Jodi Benson (the original voice of Ariel in The Little Mermaid). He is a singer/songwriter and recording artist and his music is available worldwide on iTunes, under his artist name Drew Michael. He would like to thank his family for their love and support and Ted Ricketts for the opportunity of being part of this show.
Lisa Livesay is thrilled to be a part of Disney in Concert. Lisa recently lit up the stage in a headliner performance at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage entitled Laughs, Love & Light. She has been seen in the role of Glinda in the national tour of Wicked. Other theatre credits include Monteen in Jason Robert Brown's Parade (LA Music Center), Olive in 25th...Spelling Bee, Peter Pan in Peter Pan, Cathy in The Last 5 Years, Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Lisa recently starred in the feature film Monday Nights at 7 with Edward James Olmos. Lisa has also performed with the San Francisco Symphony, Houston Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Oregon Symphony, among many others. You can spot Lisa with Bigfoot on a TOYOTA commercial, and occasionally, you’ll hear her voice on select films and TV shows. She resides in New York City with husband composer and orchestrator Nolan Livesay. Lisa is a firm believer in hard work and kindness!
Whitney Claire Kaufman recently completed two years with the North American Tour of the Broadway smash-hit Mamma Mia! (Ensemble, Understudy for Sophie and Lisa). Her performance as Sophie garnered rave reviews from the Boston Globe. Whitney has performed as Guest Soloist with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Guest Soloist with the Florida Orchestra, and has appeared in Cabaret (Sally Bowles), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, (Peaseblossom), Marisol (June), The Los Angeles Theatre Ensembles’ production of Wounded, as well as many other theatrical productions. TV credits include General Hospital and the hit ABC series Modern Family. As both a singer and voice-over performer in film and television, Whitney has been heard in productions including That Championship Season, The Secret of NiMH 2, and two MGM animated series: All Dogs Go to Heaven and Noddy. She recently recorded songs written by Oscar-winning composer Dimitri Tiomkin. Whitney graduated with honors from Chapman University with a BFA in Theater Performance. Her favorite Disney movie is The Little Mermaid, with Cinderella as a close second.