Remembering to Dream
Bruce Ewing, a native of Suffern, NY, and a graduate of the Hartt School of Music, Hartford, CT, is presently appearing in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's "PHANTOM: The Las Vegas Spectacular" at the Venetian Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. (Monsieur Reyer / Piangi u.s.). Before Phantom, Bruce appeared as Jinx in "Forever Plaid" at the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino, as well as 4 years as Jinx & Sparky in "Forever Plaid" at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino. For 14 years before Vegas, Bruce worked all over the county in musical theater, with credits including national tours of "Forever Plaid" (Jinx/Frankie Sparky), 'City of Angels' (Jimmy Powers), 'Grand Hotel' (Erik and understudy for the Baron), and 'Ziegfeld: A Night at the Follies' (production tenor). Bruce performs on 3 solo CDs, 'Tonight at Eight: Songs from Broadway,' and "Give Me Jesus", and 'Remembering To Dream' (His new Christmas Album). You can also hear Bruce on the 15th Anniversary CD of "Forever Plaid", singing the role of Jinx. Along with sister-in-law Kate Ewing, Bruce teaches voice lessons through their Las Vegas Studio, Ewing Vocal Associates. In recent years, besides singing, Bruce had opened a coffee shop/espresso bar with his "Forever Plaid" singing partner Greg Davis, and friends Fred Harmon & Andrew Conlu. Although they no longer own reJAVAnate Coffee Lounge, it remains a very special place to these friends! (And is Bruce's favorite hang-out!) Recent projects/jobs have included serving as Director of Development for Lutheran Social Services of Nevada, Minister of Membership Development and Outreach Ministries at Community Lutheran Church in Las Vegas, NV as well as teaching public school music in Las Vegas, NV as well as years ago in Tuxedo, NY and Manchester, CT. Bruce's greatest joy in life is being able to sing! JOEY SINGER - Whether in recording studios or the concert stage Joey Singer is equally at home. As longtime music director for Debbie Reynolds he has played and/or conducted for a host of others, including Johnny Mathis, Henry Mancini, Dame Shirley Bassey, Toni Tenille, Metropolitan Opera Star Eileen Farrell and international recording artist Enrico Macias. With Ms. Reynolds, Joey has made numerous appearances on THE TONIGHT SHOW, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, and JERRY LEWIS' MDA TELETHON. He also conducted the national tour of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN, performed at the Hollywood Bowl, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Sydney Opera House and with the Boston Pops in a nationally televised concert before a "live" audience of 500,000. For many years the popular daytime drama "Days of Our Lives" has been featuring Joey's creativity at the keyboard. Recently Joey was heard playing his original compositions on NBC's "ER", "The West Wing", and in the feature film MAD MONEY, starring Diane Keaton and Queen Latifah. John S. Wilson, music critic for the New York Times described Joey's playing as "impressive and provocative". An accomplished jazz musician, he has worked with many notable artists including Gerry Mulligan, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Sonny Fortune, Pete Christlieb, Bill Watrous, Valerie Ponomarev, Mel Lewis, Bucky Pizzarelli, and the Bill Holman Orchestra. He has also performed with Rosemary Clooney, Cab Calloway, trumpet great Harry James and the legendary Mills Brothers. As guest conductor, Joey has directed many of the countries finest orchestras, among them the Atlanta Symphony, Houston Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Utah Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony and the Cincinnati Pops. Presently Joey continues to tour with Debbie Reynolds and when not "on the road" can be seen as assistant conductor of the International hit musical MAMMA MIA! At the Mandalay Bay Theatre in Las Vegas. Recently he played guitar in the Las Vegas production of JERSEY BOYS. His talents have brought him to England, France, Italy, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Greece, Turkey, and South America. A native Bostonian, Joey and his wife Mara are happy to call Las Vegas their home.