Dancers Over 40 will present the upcoming show A Toast to Harvey - Celebrating the Life and Career of Harvey Evans at 6 PM June 22. The evening will pay tribute to the Broadway veteran, and will be hosted by Lee Roy Reams.
Making appearances and performing at the event will be Jim Brochu, Anita Gillette, Joel Grey, Kurt Peterson, Marianne Tatum, and Penny Worth. Lawrence Leritz will direct the evening.
Evans starred on Broadway in four Sondheim shows, including in West Side Story, Gypsy, Follies, and Anyone Can Whistle. Additionally, he also appeared in the 1961 film adaptation of West Side Story as Mouthpiece.
Evans was first cast as a dancer in the national touring company of Damn Yankees, during which he met Bob Fosse, who then hired him for a number of shows including New Girl in Town and Redhead, on top of the film adaptation of The Pajama Game. Further theatre credits include Hello, Dolly!, Barnum, Sunset Boulevard, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and the 2002 revival of Oklahoma!, among others.
FROM THE ARCHIVES: A Life in the Theatre—Harvey Evans
Dancers Over 40 is an all-volunteer, membership-driven non-profit arts organization dedicated to preserving the History, Legacy and Lives of our mature creative community, and sharing that knowledge with the younger generation. Evans served on its Board of Directors, and served as moderator and host for many of its events.
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