NEW YORK—Lani Misalucha, known for her star-turning main showroom concerts on the Las Vegas Strip, which earned her the moniker “Siren of the Strip” and Best Singer (Staff Pick) award in Las Vegas Review Journal’s “27th Annual Best of Las Vegas” poll, will make her concert debut at The Town Hall in New York City on Sunday, November 22, 2015, at 4 p.m., alongside her special guest, promising young tenor Jared Martin.
A naturally gifted vocalist, she is a seasoned recording artist who is able to scale five octaves and could sing anything in any vocal style. She is that phenomenal, which even prompted two city mayors to declare not one, but two days (“Lani Misalucha Days” on August 17 and December 4) named after her.
“Her voice is in the realm of Celine Dion…[and] her rendition of Puccini’s Nessun Dorma was a daily showstopper,” notes Las Vegas Review Journal.
BroadwayWorld.com Music, on the other hand, says, “Lani can easily convey unbridled depth and lustrous contour with just a singular word or a placating, even plaintive, conversational humming of a simple chord progression,” referring to Lani’s latest studio album, “The Nightingale Returns,” which she co-produced and recently turned gold.
JB Entertainment Productions, in cooperation with TFC, presents “Lani Misalucha Live In Concert,” a vocal explosion of a wide range of music from Billboard hits to Whitney Houston to opera arias, at the Town Hall. Accompanied by a five-piece band and four soulful female backup vocalists, under the musical direction of Lorrie Ilustre, the full-length concert promises to showcase a mix of high and low octaves, intricate tempo variations, a few dance moves, and a little comedy.
“This is the first time I am going to perform in a major concert in New York City, whose fast-paced energy is so inviting,” Lani says. “It is going to be a roller coaster type of a show.”
Lani, an innately funny lady, adds, “You don’t really want to go a concert to listen to depressing songs, do you? You want to dance; you want to laugh; and you want to cry at the same time.
“We want you to enjoy yourself; we will keep you well entertained.”
Part of the proceeds from the concert will benefit ABS-CBN’s Bantay Bata Foundation, which supports child abuse victims in the Philippines, and the Filipino-American Community Development Center of Ocean County Inc.(FCDC), a nonprofit that helps preserve Philippine culture and heritage.
To buy tickets ($48-$138) to “Lani Misalucha Live In Concert,” call 732-929-3909, 201-388-1927, 646-644-1412, 845-520-1908, 914-309-9564, or 347-738-3025; visit ticketmaster.com; or visit the Town Hall box office at 123 W. 43rd St., New York, N.Y.