Good Theater’s annual fundraising concerts mix Broadway and holiday music for a unique and exciting two hours. With at least one Broadway star and more than a dozen local favorites this year’s edition is a tribute to the 1950s - the height of the Golden Age of Broadway and a bountiful time for holiday music. Last year’s concerts sold out two weeks before they began. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled musical adventure.
Eric Kunze made his Broadway debut as Marius in Les Miserables (opposite Lea Salonga) and went on to star as Chris in Miss Saigon, and as Joe Hardy, (opposite Jerry Lewis) in Damn Yankees. Eric has appeared in the title role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, (earning an IRNE award), Evita as Che (LA Ovation nomination) and South Pacific, among others. He was most recently seen in the roles of Captain Phoebus in the critically acclaimed The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and has most recently reunited with Lea Salonga as Bruce Bechdel in the International Premier of Fun Home in Manila. He also starred as “The Man” in the national touring company of Whistle Down the Wind for which he won an IRNE Award for best actor in a musical, and appeared for two years as the title character in the National Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar (with Carl Anderson). Recent orchestral appearances include National and International performances with “Do You Hear the People Sing”, including Carnegie Hall for the New York Pops 33rd Birthday Gala, “Music of the Night” at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, as well as appearing as a soloist with the Vancouver Symphony, Detroit Symphony and the Cincinnati Pops, among others. His CD, “My Collection” is available on Amazon and iTunes, as well as on his website, www.erickunze.com.
Kathy Voytko comes directly from Chicago where she played Francesca in the Marriott Theatre's critically-acclaimed production of The Bridges of Madison County. Last season she was on Broadway in the original cast of Tuck Everlasting. She also performed in the 2014 Tony Award-winner for best musical, A GENTLEMEN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. She made her Broadway debut in the original cast of the OKLAHOMA! revival, starring Andrea Martin and Patrick Wilson, and then the Tony Award-winning NINE starring Antonio Banderas and Chita Rivera. She originated the role of Ariadne in Stephen Sondheim’s THE FROGS opposite Nathan Lane at Lincoln Center. She also appeared in Broadway’s THE PIRATE QUEEN and the Pulitzer Prize-winning NEXT TO NORMAL. Kathy toured the United States as Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and as Eva in the 25th anniversary tour of EVITA. She is often a soloist in DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING?-the dream concert by Boublil and Schönberg alongside Lea Salonga and Terence Mann on its international tour, and she was also a soloist in THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER.
Kathy sang at Carnegie Hall in Oscar Hammerstein & Jerome Kern’s SHOWBOAT, and in the live concert recording of KRISTINA, by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, the writers of MAMMA MIA and CHESS. The company then reprised the concert live at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
In addition to being featured as a soloist with symphonies across the United States, Mexico, and Canada, Kathy has portrayed Clara in PASSION, Fantine in LES MISERABLES, Fiona in BRIGADOON, and Polly in CRAZY FOR YOU, for which she received the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
She received a BFA in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory and grew up in lovely Johnstown, PA. She is happily married to John Cudia, and they are the proud parents of Alena and Evelyn.