Friday, June 8, 2018 at 7:30 PM
LEA MICHELE & DARREN CRISS
LEA MICHELE and DARREN CRISS will hit the State Theatre stage together and solo, performing songs from Broadway, Glee and original songs from their recent solo albums.
Lea Michele is best known for her performance as “Rachel Berry” on the critically acclaimed, Golden Globe, Grammy, and SAG award-winning Fox television series Glee. She has been nominated for an Emmy, a SAG Award, and multiple Golden Globes. The Glee cast recordings have sold over 10 million singles and garnered over 20 top 40 US Billboard Hot 100 hits. Lea released her debut album Louder in March of 2014, marking her step into her career as a solo artist with an incredible vocally-driven record. The album debuted at No. 1 on iTunes and in the Top 5 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. That same year, Lea added best-selling author to her resume when she released her first book, “Brunette Ambition,” which was a New York Times Best Seller. She released her second book, “You First,” the following year. In 2017 she released her sophomore album Places and embarked on a series of sold-out shows in North America in support of the album.
Darren Criss is a multi-faceted artist with an illustrious career spanning television, film, music and stage. His most recent television credit includes starring in the second installment of Ryan Murphy’s award-winning series “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” on FX as spree-killer Andrew Cunanan. The miniseries premiered to rave reviews in mid-January, with Criss’s performance being dubbed as “electrifying,” “chilling,” “compelling,” “magnetic and frightening,” and “career-changing.” In the fall of 2016, Criss returned to Broadway in his critically-acclaimed performance as Hedwig in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” which kicked off the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival’s national tour. The New York Times touted Criss as “mesmerizing” when he first stepped into the title role on Broadway in 2015. Best known for playing Blaine Anderson on FOX’s global phenomenon “Glee,” he received an Emmy Award nomination in 2015 for best original music and lyrics for the song “This Time,” which was performed by Lea Michele and appeared in the episode titled “Dreams Come True.”