The Greatest Piano Men Saturday, September 17, 2022 7:30 PM
The Phyllis and Bob Cowan Performing Arts Series presents a live rock and roll celebration of the greatest piano icons in music!
The performance is FREE. Tickets are not required for General Admission seating. Preferred seating is available for Midland College Distinguished Donors and Friends of the Series.
This electrifying production will celebrate the world’s greatest pianists and showmen - from Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and Ray Charles to Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Billy Joel and even Liberace! The show features storytelling, video, female backup singers, and 25 hit songs including “Good Golly Miss Molly,” “Superstition,” “Rocket Man,” “Tiny Dancer” and “New York State of Mind."
The Piano Men
Donnie Kehr is a lifelong musician and American actor, having originated roles in Broadway's Jersey Boys, The Who's "Tommy," Billy Elliot and many others. His film credits include Jersey Boys directed by Clint Eastwood, Wall Street, Chaplin with Robert Downey Jr. and more. He has also guest starred in television shows such as House Of Cards, Gotham, Quantico, Dare Devil, Tales Of The City and has performed on the Tonight Show, David Letterman, Good Morning America, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Oscars. Kehr has sung on two Grammy Award winning albums: The Who's "Tommy" in 1993 (featured singer for "Pinball Wizard") and Jersey Boys in 2006.
Pete Peterkin is a singer, actor, dancer, comic, impressionist and multi-instrumentalist as well as a writer of literature and song who was seen by over 100 million viewers when he was a finalist on America’s Got Talent in 2009. He is a songwriter and a self-taught R&B/jazz guitarist (among several other instruments). Singing led him into impressions (over 200 and counting) as well as acting. Subsequently he was able to obtain roles in several stage and television productions usually cast as a legendary entertainer.
Bill Connors has won awards perfecting the art of portraying Sir Elton John; the voice, mannerisms and nuances have been carefully studied and recreated. From America’s Got Talent to Legends in Concert, Bill has performed for over 15 years and given more than 3000 performances as an entertainer. Bill also possesses what cannot be learned by impersonators: an uncanny resemblance to Captain Fantastic. Bill has portrayed Elton in top venues, concert halls and sporting arenas across America. Bill’s show at the world-famous Jake Ivorys won The Improper Bostonian’s "Best of Boston" Award, and his ‘ Keys to the City ‘ won best piano show for two years running . The costumes, the color, the fabulous showmanship, time tested hit songs -- it’s all captured by Bill.
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