ML - Michigan Avenue

2015 - Issue 2 - Late Spring

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photography by eric ryan anderson CirCle of love June is bustin' out all over in the lyric opera's star-studded new production of Carousel. by thomas connors In the hit TV series Rescue Me, Steven Pasquale's firefighter, Sean Garrity, wasn't the brightest bulb in the box. But the actor is no slouch when it comes to conveying the more nuanced notes in his characterizations—or hitting the high notes, for that matter. After earning raves for his performance in the crowd-pleasing Broadway musical The Bridges of Madison County, he's now set to sing the role of Billy Bigelow in Rodgers and Hammerstein's dark but delightful Carousel at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. And he's in good company, with a cast that includes Laura Osnes, Denyce Graves, and Jenn Gambatese, and a star director/choreographer in Tony, Emmy, and Olivier Award winner Rob Ashford. The Lyric Opera of Chicago's Carousel cast includes (from left) Laura Osnes, Jenn Gambatese, and Steven Pasquale, who sings the role of Billy Bigelow. ConTinued on page 50  49 Culture Hottest ticket

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