State of the Arts

 

Michael Sterling

Bio: 

Michael Sterling of Michael Sterling & Associates is one of the most distinguished, entertainment publicity veterans in Los Angeles. Highlights of his promotional career include Broadway: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat starring Andy Gibb. Off-Broadway: Now Hear This! Starring Kathy Buckley. National Tours: The Fantasticks starring Robert Goulet. The Pirates of Penzance starring Andy Gibb and Barry Bostwick.
 
Annual U.S. Theatre Tours: The Magic of David Copperfield, Broadway on Ice starring Scott Hamilton, Concert on Ice starring Dorothy Hamill. Annual U.S. Arena Tours: Stars on Ice; Los Angeles Broadway Musicals: The Full Monty, Beauty and the Beast, The Addams Family, Disney’s Tarzan, Side Show, Seussical, Damn Yankees, Into the Woods, The Producers, Young Frankenstein, Sunset Boulevard, And the World Goes Round to name but a very few. Original Musicals: Inside Out, Welcome to My World and LA Now and Then. Special Events: Fractured Broadway 2, Broadway Unplugged. Plays: Seaglass Theatre’s A Christmas Twist, Kvetch, and Of Grapes and Nuts; Like a Dog on Linoleum starring Leslie Jordan, Lemonade starring Maxwell Caulfield and Heather Tom, Renaissance Geek starring Paul Stroili, Life x 3 starring Tony Award nominee Bill Hutton; and off-Broadway’s Don't Buck with Me! Starring Kathy Buckley.  Since 2007, Sterling has produced LA’s Next Great Stage Star®, the only annual musical theatre competition in the western United States. The competition is now sponsored by Princess Cruises.
 
Celebrities: Elizabeth Taylor, Lance Armstrong, Scott Hamilton, Joan Collins, Morgan Freeman, David Hyde Pierce, Alan Thicke, Burt Bacharach and Carol Bayer Sager, Andy Gibb, the Bee Gees, George Harrison, Donny and Marie Osmond, the Osmond Brothers, Carol Lawrence, Robert Goulet, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor and Ann-Margret. Additionally, Mr. Sterling has represented Emmy Award-winning television specials, celebrity books, Grammy award-winning albums and CDs.
 
Aside from co-producing and co-hosting State of the Arts with Paul Stroili since May 31, 2010, and now Andrew David James since June 2, 2016... Mr. Sterling is co-producer and host of select Los Angeles theatre coverage for BroadwayWorld TV (BWW TV) and is a leading media member at Red Carpet openings hosted by such live arts institutions as the Los Angeles Centre Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum; and Broadway LA's Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. He is also a director and producer of musical theatre throughout Southern California and Las Vegas; and, founder of Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal in North Hollywood, CA (msapr.net). Referred to as "LA's Cabaret destination…" by the Los Angeles Times and named one of LA’s top Five Supper Clubs by LA Weekly, Sterling's Upstairs is the most critically acclaimed, award-winning venue of its kind in greater Los Angeles. Dedicated to presenting the best of Broadway stars and Nightclub artists in a supper club, concert setting, Sterling has presented over 750 concerts since June, 2006 and is currently celebrating its 10 Year Anniversary.

Andrew David James

Bio: 

Raised in the Midwestern United States, Andrew received his B.A. in Composition and Literature from Pepperdine University and currently resides on the West Coast. A 15-year veteran of stage and screen, Andrew has worked extensively throughout the United States and Europe as an actor, fight choreographer, and event host.  He is a member of the Thousand Oaks Repertory Corporation and the Little Fish Theatre Company, and currently serves as Artistic Director for the Gramercy Artists Theatre Ensemble and Common Man Stories. 

An award-winning director and performer, Andrew's extensive Shakespearean resume includes tours and extended engagements as Benedick (Much Ado), Petruchio (The Taming of the Shrew), and Kent (King Lear).  He appeared as Charles in the Neil Patrick Harris smash hit Delusion, Dennis in Loot, George in Of Mice and Men, and as Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol at the Shear Forum.  His television credits include appearances on TNN, PBS, Fox, and the History Channel. His directorial credits include Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years, Guys and Dolls, Romeo and Juliet, Selling Love, and the acclaimed world premiere of Dark Heart of Poe at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center. 

As a public speaker and live events representative, Andrew has been privileged to host fundraisers and galas to benefit Heifer international, Doctors Without Borders, and Operation Smile, in addition to other philanthropic organizations.  He serves on the boards of two non-profit arts educational organizations and he relishes the opportunity to live and work in beautiful Southern California where he can raise his children in a city with such a thriving artistic community. 

Show Time: 
Thursday 1:00PM - 1:59PM
(PST)
Show Description: 
State of the Arts is an all-new, weekly series devoted to coverage of the performing arts in Los Angeles, and beyond... with emphasis on theatre, music, dance events, and stage spectaculars.  Michael Sterling and Andrew David James offer astute reviews, insightful discussions, a live arts calendar, and live interviews with celebrity guests, stars of the arts, and the creative teams behind them.

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Thursdays at 1:00PM (PST)

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