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70TH Annual Tony Awards Set To Entertain You With Incredible And Memorable Performances. 


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Get ready to be dazzled by some of the finest performers on the planet when the Tony Awards air on Sunday, June 12th on CBS from 8:00 – 11:00 PM.  

This is the music which defines me as an artist and as a teacher.  The vast array of styles and genres in this beloved form of music challenges the best and the brightest.  Even Classical Singers have interpreted some of the glorious songs from the Broadway Genre for, in fact, it takes unparalleled skill and technique to sing many of these songs. 

In the wake of the horrendous Orlando tragedy, the Tony Awards show is dedicated to those affected by this tragic event.  You can read more HERE.  Our hearts and our prayers are with the victims and their family members and friends at this devastating time.  

Here is what to expect from this year’s spectacular show:

” Tony Awards have announced many of the stars and shows that will take the stage at the 70th Annual Tony Awards®. More names will be added later, so check back often.

The 2016 Tony Awards will be broadcast live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City, on CBS, on Sunday, June 12th 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET (PT time delay 8:00 p.m.) and are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
You can also watch the Tony Awards online with CBS All Access! 
(Live stream is available in select markets. Visit CBS.com/all-access for details.)

The high-energy evening will feature performances from the 2016 Tony-nominated Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical shows, including:
Tony nominees Brandon Victor Dixon and Adrienne Warren and the cast of Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Tony nominees Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi and Jane Krakowski and the cast of She Loves Me

Tony nominee Alex Brightman and the cast of School of Rock-The Musical

Tony nominee Danny Burstein and the cast of Fiddler on the Roof

Tony nominees Danielle Brooks and Cynthia Erivo and the cast of The Color Purple
Tony nominees Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo, Leslie Odom Jr., Renée Elise Goldsberry, Christopher Jackson and Daveed Diggs and the cast of Hamilton

Tony nominees Sara Bareilles, Christopher Fitzgerald and Jessie Mueller and the cast of Waitress

Tony nominee Carmen Cusack and the cast of Bright Star

The cast of Spring Awakening.

The Tony Awards upholds a valued tradition of recognizing the excellence of the entire Broadway season each year. The telecast will also feature a not-to-be missed performance by Gloria Estefan and the cast of On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan.

 Uzo Aduba, Cate Blanchett, Tony Nominee Edie Brickell, Claire Danes, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Neil Patrick Harris, Sean Hayes, James Earl Jones, Daniel Dae Kim, Carole King, Diane Lane, Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, Lucy Liu, Tony Nominee Steve Martin, Marlee Matlin, Audra McDonald, Patina Miller, Andrew Rannells, Saoirse Ronan, Barbra Streisand, Blair Underwood, Oprah Winfrey, Christian Borle, Common, Josh Groban, Nikki M. James, Bebe Neuwirth, Chita Rivera, Keri Russell, Meg Ryan, Aaron Tveit, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead have been added to this year’s star-studded line-up of presenters who will take the stage at the 2016 Tony Awards.”

Wow! now that’s a line-up!  I am all set for the night. How about you?  Come on – join in the fun and add your thoughts in the comments section. I cannot WAIT to see the Hamilton Performance. Can you?  

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About Masterclass Lady

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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