A Tribute to the Jewish Influence in American Musical Theatre
“...if they were attracted by the title...they then discovered LeGette’s smooth, mellow baritone and a welcome array of songs, both familiar and not, some on Jewish subjects and others completely secular.”
- Hap Erstein, Palm Beach Post
What separates Wayne from the rest - is his ability to tell a story and act the heck out of a song. Anyone can sing, but Wayne takes you on a journey with his material. He has become one of my "go to" people... brilliant... funny... and gives Mandy Patinkin a run for his money with his beautiful bari-tenor sound.
Barry Levitt - Former Artistic Director of the 92nd St Y in NYC
Artistic Director of the "Melodies and Memories" series, NYC/Aventura, WPB
We highly recommend Wayne LeGette as a professional singer/actor for concerts and theatrical productions. He has performed on our Broadway/Cabaret Concert Series numerous times over the past several years and is always a "hit" with the audience...and with his fellow performers. Wayne has a bright pleasing voice capable of handling a variety of styles from tender ballads to novelty character songs to more dynamic musical theater pieces....and his considerable acting talents and professionalism make him a joy to work with!
Cheryl Cavendish - Cameo Concerts, Inc. / Gold Coast Opera
Oy Vey! It’s Broadway! Starring Wayne LeGette is a tribute to the Jewish influence in American Musical theatre. Dating back to Al Jolson, LeGette brings his own flair to such standards as Swanee, and Blue Skies. With a few exceptions, he includes selections from every major Jewish composer or Lyricist in Broadway’s history including: Stephen Sondheim, Cy Coleman, Leonard Bernstein, Irving Berlin, and of course the team that created Fiddler on the Roof, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein. He performs songs from Rags, Follies, Fiddler, The Rothschilds, West Side Story, and more - fully acting out the characters portrayed in them.
“LeGette gave a bravura performance ... In this incredibly wide ranging and emotional show, we not only learn about Broadway, but a good deal about Wayne himself. From ballad to anthem Wayne invests his heart and soul in each song he interprets.” - Barry German
“Tradition” and “If I Were a Rich Man” are such audience pleasers... Another couple of diametrically opposed numbers cleverly twinned were a song of eager ethnic assimilation (“Yankee Boy” from “Rags”) and a fervent embrace of faith (“In My Own Lifetime” from “The Rothschilds”). LeGette sang the former in a revival at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in the 1990s, but it was the latter that he turned into a standout of this cabaret.
He also delivered a bravura rendition of Stephen Sondheim’s “Buddy’s Blues” from “Follies,” a stylized vaudeville turn... LeGette’s personable manner connected well with the crowd... And since he has barely scratched the surface of his subject LeGette would do well to start preparing “Oy Vey Two.” - PB Post
More generic Broadway themed material - see demo below