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Lee Siegel As Simon Zealotes In Jesus Christ Superstar Rocks The House


It takes a very special performance and performer to move me to tears. And Lee Siegel does just that with his highly acclaimed performance of the “Simon Zealotes” number from Jesus Christ Superstar.

Canada’s Stratford Shakespearean Festival production of Jesus Christ Superstar was so successful that the show moved to the streets of ole New York, enjoying a short but successful run on Broadway.

Indeed, it was showcased at this year’s televised Tony Awards, receiving two nominations: Best Revival Of A Musical and Best Performance By An Actor In A Featured Role In A Musical (Josh Young).

However, the break-out artist from Jesus Christ Superstar is Lee Siegel. The positive and favorable reviews came pouring in when, night after night, he mesmerized the audience with his passionate rendition of the “Simon Zealotes” number.

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Watching this number, I am thoroughly amazed at the depth of his vocal artistry. It knows no bounds.

Singers – watch and learn: This is how you take a song to Church. You don’t have to scream your point at the audience. Technique combined with a God-given talent will do all this and more. Lee is a perfect example of this statement.

In the above video, Lee is surrounded with an exceptional group of artists. The background vocalists and instrumentalists are fully immersed in this number and rise to meet Lee’s exceptional artistry.

How about you? We’re you as moved from this performance as was I? Show a little Lee love in the comments section.

And don’t hesitate to join Lee’s Facebook page so that you can remain current with all the latest and greatest news regarding Lee’s blossoming career.

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Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

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