The American Songbook opens up on the Music Room stage for this annual Benefit Concert. The sensational Mandy Gonzalez (Hamilton, Wicked, In the Heights, Madam Secretary) brings her sultry sophistication to Caramoor in an unforgettable evening of elegance, romance, and celebration.
The unmatched power and grace of Mandy’s signature style turns new songs into instant classics and makes classics new again — songs to make you laugh, cry, and fall in love again. It’s an evening you won’t want to end and don’t want to miss. A champagne and dessert reception with Ms. Gonzalez follows the performance.
John Deley, piano and Music Director
Rob Jost, bass
Jamie Eblen, drums
Tickets begin at $75 and all but $30 of each benefit ticket is tax-deductible, as provided by law. For more information and to reserve your seats, contact our Special Events office: firstname.lastname@example.org 914.232.1492.
Tickets will be available for pick up on the night of the event. If you require accessible seating, please contact the Special Events office.
Caramoor thanks The Adela and Lawrence Elow Fund for The Great American Songbook: 1900 to 1960 for preserving and sustaining classic American songs through live performances.
Mandy Gonzalez possesses one of the most powerful and versatile contemporary voices of our time. She is currently starring in the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. She is best known for her emotional portrayal of Nina Rosario in the Tony Award winning, Lin-Manuel Miranda Broadway musical In the Heights, a role she originally created Off Broadway at 37 Arts and which received a Drama Desk Award for Best Ensemble. She starred as Elphaba in the Broadway production of Wicked, blowing the roof off of New York’s Gershwin Theatre each night as she belted out signature song “Defying Gravity” and for which she was rewarded with a Broadway.com Award for Best Replacement. Other Broadway roles include Princess Amneris in the Elton John and Tim Rice musical Aida and the Broadway show Lennon where she portrayed multiple roles including that of Beatles’ icon John Lennon. Mandy made her Broadway debut in Jim Steinman’s Dance of the Vampires starring opposite Michael Crawford.
Mandy received an OBIE Award and overwhelming critical praise for her performance in the Off-Broadway production of Eli’s Comin’, directed by Diane Paulus and based on the music and lyrics of renowned singer-songwriter Laura Nyro.
Equally at home on the big and small screen, she has appeared in Across the Universe directed by Julie Taymor, After starring opposite Pablo Schreiber and Man on a Ledge with Sam Worthington. Most recently, Mandy had a recurring role on the ABC drama thriller Quantico. On Sunday evenings, television viewers can find her working at The White House on the CBS breakout hit Madam Secretary.
Mandy can be heard as the voice of Mei in Disney’s Mulan 2 and on recordings of the original Broadway cast album of In the Heights, Kerrigan-Lowdermilk Live and The Man Who Would Be King.
Last year, Mandy debuted her solo concert Love, All Ways. She performs concerts in prestigious venues across the U.S. and around the world and has started working on her first solo album with plans for a release in the fall of 2017.
John Deley, piano and Music Director
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, John Deley attended Carnegie-Mellon University, majoring in classical piano. He moved to Boston to pursue a master’s degree in Jazz Studies at the New England Conservatory, then moved to New York in 1997 to start his career as a sideman. He has worked with such artists as Dido, Angélique Kidjo, Lizz Wright, Incognito, Elle King, and more recently, Darlene Love, and Valerie June. For the last seven years, he has worked as keyboard player on the children’s television show, Sesame Street. On Broadway, he has played in the orchestra of Shrek: The Musical, Waitress, and Spiderman. Deley’s Off-Broadway credits include The Fortress of Solitude.