New York Singer To Perform Benefit For Los Alamos Y

Seph Stanek

YMCA News:

Seph Stanek is coming to Los Alamos in the middle of a national tour of The Pirates of Penzanceto hold a benefit performance for The Family YMCA’s scholarship program.

He will hold a preview performance for his “Broadway at the Y,” program at noon Monday, April 4 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center accompanied on the piano by Juanita Madland. His full benefit performance is 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, at the Los Alamos Teen Center where he will be accompanied on the piano by Nate Salazar.

The public is welcome to attend and the performance is free, however donations will be accepted for the Y’s scholarship and Global Teens programs.

Living in New York City, Stanek is a full-time, professional singer and actor and has performed in concert with many celebrities including Josh Groban, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kristin Chenoweth, Brooke Shields, Sandi Patty, and Debbie Reynolds. A fourth-year company member of the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, Stanek also has completed 10 off-Broadway contracts in NYC, four concerts at Carnegie Hall, and four national/international tours.

Recent concerts include a concert with Kristin Chenoweth and the Concert Pops of Long Island, the Breast Cancer Foundation’s Annual Gala in the Cayman Islands, and an exclusive concert for the United Nations at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Temple of Dendur.

The singer is on a two-day break from the Gilbert and Sullivan Player’s tour and is visiting his first cousin Diana Martinez, senior program director at The Family YMCA in Los Alamos. He volunteered to sing when he heard the Y was in the middle of campaigning for donations for scholarships. Stanek’s last visit to Los Alamos was when he was 10-years-old. He played the piano at Fuller Lodge for a family wedding.

Stanek will make his Broadway debut next year as The Scribe in Akhenaten the Musical. He just returned from Alexandria, La., where he sang the role of Balthazar in a production of Amahl and the Night Visitors, and just last month finished a self-produced concert series in the southeast.

He also sings with the Light Opera of New York and performs benefit concerts with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS throughout the year in New York City. As a philanthropist, Stanek produces his own benefit concerts for Artists Striving to End Poverty, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending worldwide poverty through arts education. He appears on stage today courtesy of and as a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association.

He is also available on YouTube videos:

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