Let's Misbehave: Cole Porter After Dark

May 19, 2018 at 8pm | Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

It’s no secret that Cole Porter loved to be mischievous. Misbehave to the timeless music of Cole Porter paired with some of the funniest personal ads from the era of online dating. From “Anything Goes” to “So in Love”, “You’re the Top” to “Love for Sale.”

Featuring Liz Callaway (The Voice of Disney’s Animated Film’s Princess Jasmine and Anastasia, Tony Award Nominee), Kevin McAllister (Ragtime, Helen Hayes Awards Winner), Mary Michael Patterson (Phantom of the Opera, Anything Goes), Mo Rocca (CBS Sunday Morning, NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!) and more!

Saturday, May 19, 2018
8:00 PM

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater -
Fichandler Stage

1101 6th St SW
Washington, DC 20024

Liz Callaway

Tony nominee and Emmy winner Liz Callaway made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Baby, and for five years, won acclaim as Grizabella in Cats. She also starred in the original casts of Miss Saigon, The Three Musketeers, and The Look of Love  Off-Broadway appearances include The Spitfire Grill (Drama Desk nomination), No Way to Treat a Lady, Marry Me a Little, Godspell  and Brownstone. Other New York appearances include the legendary Follies in Concert at Lincoln Center, A Stephen Sondheim Evening, Fiorello (Encores) and Hair in Concert. Regional credits include Dot in Sunday in the Park with George, Eva Peron in Evita and Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard.

Liz sang the Academy Award-nominated song “Journey to the Past” in the animated feature Anastasia, Other film work includes Jasmine in the two Aladdin sequels, The Swan Princess, and The Rewrite with Hugh Grant.

She received an Emmy Award for hosting Ready to Go, a daily, live children’s program on CBS in Boston. Other TV credits include In Performance at the White House, Inside the Actor’s Studio: Stephen Sondheim, The David Letterman Show and Senior Trip (CBS Movie of the Week.)

Her extensive concert and symphony career has included appearances in London, Paris, Iceland, Vietnam, Australia, China and nearly every major city in the U.S. She performs regularly with her sister Ann Hampton Callaway, as well as composer Stephen Schwartz, and has had the great pleasure of singing with Jimmy Webb, Paul Williams and the legendary Johnny Mathis.

Liz has six solo albums: The Essential Liz Callaway, Passage of Time, The Beat Goes On, The Story Goes On: Liz Callaway On and Off- Broadway, Anywhere I Wander: Liz Callaway Sings Frank Loesser, and her Christmas CD Merry and Bright.  Her numerous other recordings include Sibling Revelry, Boom! Live at Birdland, The Maury Yeston Songbook, A Stephen Sondheim Evening, the complete recording of Allegro produced by the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization and the original cast album of A Christmas Story.


Mary Michael

Mary Michael most recently starred in the Chicago Marriott Theatre production of Singin in the Rain as Kathy Selden. Other credits include Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, the 2011 Broadway revival of Anything Goes, Liesl in The Sound of Music (Carnegie Hall), Marianne Dashwood in the world premiere of Sense and Sensibility:The Musical (Denver Center), Judy Haynes in White Christmas (Syracuse Stage), Kathy Selden in Singin in the Rain (Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Music Theatre of Wichita), Cosette in Les Miserables (Casa Manana Theatre), and as the Young Woman in Luck Be a Lady, a review celebrating the iconic music of Frank Loesser at Asolo Repertory Theatre. Concert work includes guest appearances with the American Pops Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C., and the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra at the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival. She has also done numerous shows at the St. Louis MUNY, and Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. Mary Michael is a proud graduate of the reputable Musical Theatre Department at the University of Michigan. GO BLUE!


Mo Rocca Headshot

Mo Rocca is a Correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning and host of The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation Saturday mornings on CBS.  He's a frequent panelist on NPR's Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! and the host and creator of My Grandmother's Ravioli on Cooking Channel. 

Mo was a Correspondent for four seasons on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and is the author of the historical thriller All The Presidents' Pets: The Story of One Reporter Who Refused to Roll Over.  Mo starred on Broadway as Panch in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and played Doody in the Southeast Asian tour of Grease.