Los Angeles LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center Presents Levi Kreis in "Broadway at the Keys" - Los Angeles LGBT Center

Los Angeles LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center Presents Levi Kreis in "Broadway at the Keys"

July 28, 2017
Contact: Gil Diaz

The Los Angeles LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center has announced a special one-night-only concert by Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter/actor Levi Kreis in his show Broadway at the Keys. Kreis will take the stage at the Center's Renberg Theatre on Saturday, August 19, at 8 p.m. The intimate Renberg performance will feature Kreis at the piano, delivering renditions of songs from Broadway hits as varied as Sweeney Todd, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Rent, Aladdin, and Million Dollar Quartet.

Kreis took Broadway by storm in 2010 with his show-stopping, Tony Award-winning performance as Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet, about which the Hollywood Reporter wrote: "The charismatic Kreis is hugely entertaining (and one hell of a pianist)." The New York Times agreed: "Mr. Kreis's Lewis has a brash goofball charm and his thrashing keyboard style is an impressive approximation of Mr. Lewis's febrile dexterity." In addition to the 2010 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Kreis was awarded an Outer Critics Circle Award, and he also received a Drama League Award nomination. He also arranged some of the music for Million Dollar Quartet.

A six-year-old Levi Kreis came home from kindergarten graduation after hearing Elgar's Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1 and started playing it by ear on the piano with both hands. Soon he was writing his own original classical compositions. Kreis recorded his first album at age 12 and began a life of touring. As a singer/songwriterhis piano pop records have been featured in key moments on numerous network television shows including The Vampire Diaries, Sons of Anarchy, So You Think You Can Dance, Mob Wives, Days of Our Lives, The Young and the Restless, as well as several films.

With six albums to date and a 2009 OutMusic Award for Stained Glass Window (the theme song for the Del Shores film Southern Baptist Sissies), Kreis has built a loyal following that continues to expand the reach of his own label imprint, Vision 9 Records. He is currently recording his seventh album which is slated for release in November 2017. For a complete biography, visit levikreis.com.

General admission tickets are $25 and may be purchased online at lalgbtcenter.org/theatre or by phone at 323-860-7300. Net proceeds from all ticket sales will support the full range of free and low-cost programs and services offered by the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

Los Angeles LGBT Center's Renberg Theatre is located at 1125 N. McCadden Place (one block east ofHighland,just north of Santa Monica Boulevard), in Hollywood 90038. During construction of the Center's new facility, free parking is limited. Please allow extra time to find parking, or choose public transportation or a ride service such as Lyft.


About the Los Angeles LGBT Center

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond since 1969. Today the Center's nearly 700 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world; a world in which LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society. Learn more at lalgbtcenter.org.

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