Saturday Evening POPS!

January 26, 2019 at 8 pm
Richardson Auditorium

Close-up of smiling Ryan Silverman wearing a white loose-knit sweaterEmbrace the new year listening to the smooth tones of Broadway star Ryan Silverman. Ryan shines onstage performing beloved ballads, Broadway favorites, and cabaret showstoppers. To ensure the best seats for the night’s entertainment, get your tickets today!



Michelle Merrill, conductor

Ryan Silverman, vocalist


“Mr. Silverman is a boyishly handsome and charming leading man, who last wowed Broadway audiences in the revival of Side Show. He is an exciting baritenor with both soaring high notes and deeper, warmer tones.” –Time Square Chronicles


Program includes:

Besame Mucho
So in Love
Luck Be a Lady
Feeling Good
That’s Life
…and more!


Ryan Silverman received a Best Actor Drama Desk nomination for Side Show on Broadway. Other Broadway credits include star turns as Billy Flynn in Chicago, Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera, and Cry-Baby.  Other credits: Passion (Drama Desk and Drama League nominations), Into the Woods (MUNY), Camelot alongside Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kennedy Center), West Side Story (Olivier nominated production). Concert performances with: The New York Pops (Carnegie Hall), Seattle Symphony with Marvin Hamlisch, Philadelphia Orchestra, Philly Pops, The Cincinnati Pops, Houston Symphony, and Detroit Symphony among others.


Merrill Headshot 1 longMICHELLE MERRILL
Rapidly rising conductor Michelle Merrill is the newly appointed music director of the Coastal Symphony of Georgia, having just completed four years as the associate conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, where she also carried the title of Phillip and Lauren Fisher Community Ambassador. A passionate and dynamic artist, Merrill was named as one of Hour Detroit Magazine’s 3 Cultural Organization Leaders to Watch in 2015, and was profiled by the Ford Motor Co. for their website Merrill is a proud recipient of a 2016 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award as well as the prestigious 2013 Ansbacher Conducting Fellowship.