The VL Studios together with Singing Revolution: The Musical is happy to present the video of a studio session featuring Broadway performer Neil Haskell. "Lift it Up" is written by Tony Spinosa and James Bearhart for their original musical Singing Revolution. The Euro-pop song is a rousing anthem in which the lead character, Heinz Tamm, rallies his fellow countrymen into celebrating their cultural pride in the face of a Soviet Union occupation.
Haskell, who rose to popularity in on the reality show ‘So you think you can Dance’, made his Broadway leading debut in Bring it On, before continuing onto shows such as The Times They Are A-Changin', Tuck Everlasting and Hamilton.
SingingRevolution: the musical is a Euro-pop musical inspired by real-life events on the quaint streets of Tallinn, Estonia. Locals struggle for their freedom and the preservation of Estonian culture against the overwhelming forces of the Soviet Union. The situation becomes complicated when an Estonian falls in love with the Soviet Commander’s daughter.
Tony Spinosa is a producer fascinated by stories that entertain and delight audiences. His Broadway debut was Peter Panat the Marriott Marquis Theatre. He served as Resident Director of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of La Cage aux Folles, Broadway producing credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie and Bombshell in Concert at the Minskoff, [title of show] in Concert at the Broadhurst, and They're Playing Our Song in Concert at the Music Box.
Originally from Ireland, James Bearhart is a first-generation US immigrant, and is an actor, director and playwright. James most recently performed in a gender-swapped production of Hamlet at The Tank Theater, Manhattan. A first-time musical book writer, his experience in storytelling comes from years working in the design industry. He has a Master of Design from Central Saint Martins in London, and a Certificate in Screenwriting from UCLA.
The initial demo recordings are available now to give everyone a glimpse of what's to come with various reading events and public concerts coming up in Fall 2019.