Byram Directs Stephen Sondheim’s masterpiece “Into the Woods” Musical at
What: The Biola University Conservatory of Music with the assistance of special
guest director, two-time Grammy Nominee Amick Byram, debuts a fully staged
production of Stephen Sondheims’ fairy-tale masterpiece, “Into the Woods.”
The musical, originally directed on Broadway by James Lapine with orchestrations
by Jonathan Tunick, will bring light to what happens after “happily ever
after.” Tickets are $20 General admission, $15 Senior Citizens - Groups of 10
or more will receive a discount.
When: The show will run from Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 to Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011.
February 11 is press night — please RSVP if you want press passes.
Where: Lansing Recital Hall in the Crowell Music Building at Biola University at
the following address:
13800 Biola Ave.
La Mirada, CA 90639
Who: Amick Byram, two-time Grammy Nominee and singing voice of Moses in the 1998
animated motion picture The Prince of Egypt, and an all-star student cast from
the Conservatory of Music at Biola accompanied by members of the Biola
University Symphony Orchestra
Background: Biola University’s conservatory has a longstanding tradition of
academic and performance excellence. The faculty includes graduates from the
most prestigious university music programs and conservatories in the country,
and critically acclaimed Los Angeles-based musicians active in film, television,
and the recording industry.
Amick Byram is a two-time Grammy nominee, a successful solo recording artist,
and one of the top session singers in Los Angeles. Amick sang the role of Moses
in the animated feature film, The Prince of Egypt. He has sung on hundreds of
other films including Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and The Lion King among
many others. As an actor, Amick has starred in many professional stage
productions including Phantom of the Opera, (Broadway and LA), Les Miserables,
in the roles of Marius and Enjolras, Sunset Boulevard as Joe Gillis playing
opposite Glenn Close, Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar and many other musicals
and plays from Shakespeare to Neil Simon.
You may recognize him as Ian Troi, Counselor Troi’s father from Star Trek, The
Next Generation. Amick is also a theater director and producer. He was a
producer of the musical Radio Gals in New York City at the John Houseman Theater
on 42nd Street. He has directed five world premieres of new musicals
including Ben Hur in Orlando, Florida, an 8 million dollar stage production. He
also directed the world premiere of One to One, an original rock/multimedia
musical. He also is the original director of the world premiere of the
play David which has toured internationally. He also produced and directed Great
Gershwin, The Best of Broadway, and A Hollywood Tale which he also wrote.
He recently directed Pinocchio and Mounette, a new adaptation of the classic
tale for the stage written by Allan Jay Friedman and Bob Merrill (Carnival,
Funny Girl, Sugar), and also the world premiere staging of the brand new
musical, Aesop based on the life of the ancient Greek writer. He has also
directed Les Miserables, Brigadoon, School House Rock, Into the Woods, The
Secret Garden and How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying. Amick is an
alumni of the prestigious Lincoln Center Theater Director’s Lab West and is
also an adjunct professor of theater at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa,