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Actor, vocalist to team with award-winning music director to perform free concert at USI

Actor, vocalist to team with award-winning music director to perform free concert at USI

3/2/2020 | University Communications
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The University of Southern Indiana College of Liberal Arts will welcome actor and vocalist Rebecca Fisher and Emmy Award and Tony Award-winning musical producer Michael J. Moritz, Jr. for a concert at 7 p.m. Monday, March 2 at the USI Performance Center. The public is invited at no charge; generous private gifts though the USI Foundation will underwrite the performance.

Their concert features a selection of songs that deal with happiness or the pursuit of happiness. “In my own life, it has been a journey to find the keys to this elusive state of being,” says Fisher. “I’m a big advocate for the pursuit of it, and hope the concert will elevate your state of happiness.”

Fisher has enjoyed a career in professional theatre for over 30 years, performing in musicals and plays. For the last 11 years, Fisher has played the role of Soap Star in the National Tour of Menopause, The Musical. Fisher has performed in many central Florida theatres such as The Orlando Repertory Theatre, The Garden Theatre, The Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Mad Cow Theatre and The Orlando Fringe Festival. Fisher has also worked at The Asolo Theatre in Sarasota and The Actors’ Playhouse in Miami. As a vocalist and cabaret artist, she has appeared in many venues around the Orlando area and performed her one-woman cabaret, Sin. Play. Live. at The Metropolitan Room in New York City. Fisher holds a bachelor’s degree in theatre arts from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. Fisher’s father, Dr. Philip C. Fisher, was dean of the USI College of Business from 1991 to 2003. Fisher’s mother, Helen Fisher, is active in Evansville Kiwanis, Patchwork Central, and volunteering for her church, Evansville’s Methodist Temple.

Moritz received the 2019 Tony Award for Best Musical as a producer for Hadestown, the 2017 Emmy Award for Audio for From Broadway with Love: A Benefit for Orlando and was nominated for Tony and Olivier Awards as a producer for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Moritz is also a record producer, music supervisor, music director, arranger, Broadway music supervisor, performer and pianist. He has musically directed more than 200 theatrical productions throughout the United States and United Kingdom. Known as the “Musical Director to the Stars,” Moritz has received high praise for his music direction and performance piano work in both Broadway and Pop arenas. Michael was seen on the Broadway stage as on-stage piano and vocals in A Night With Janis Joplin. Other notable Broadway producing credits include Big FishOn The Town and The Velocity of Autumn.

For more information, contact the USI Foundation at giving@usi.edu.

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