Actor/Producer Corey Brunish launches new musical recording
MY MARCELLO, a new musical based on the motion picture For Roseanna by Saul Turtletaub. With music by Rosabella Gregory, lyrics by Dina Gregory, and a book by Corey Brunish.
COREY BRUNISH, past Lakewood actor and now Broadway producer, adds to his long list of credits the recent release of a recording of MY MARCELLO.
August 20, 2021: Broadway Records announced today the release of the world premiere recording of MY MARCELLO, a new musical based on the motion picture For Roseanna by Saul Turtletaub. With music by Rosabella Gregory, lyrics by Dina Gregory, and a book by Corey Brunish, the recording features performances by a Tony Award winner Santino Fontana, two-time Tony Award-nominated Laura Osnes, two-time Tony Award-nominated Terrence Mann, Grammy-winning and Tony Award-nominated Elizabeth Stanley, Tony Award-nominated Derek Klena, Drama Desk Award-nominated Raymond Jaramillo McLeod and Drama Desk Award winner and Tony Award-nominated Robert Cuccioli.
The album is available wherever digital music is sold and on BroadwayRecords.com.
The story: Set in a small Italian village where there is a scarcity of burial plots, shrinking by the month, particularly in light of a recent circus accident on the highwire. Marcello (Santino Fontana) makes it his personal mission to keep everyone in town alive for as long as possible. Why? His beloved wife, Roseanna (Laura Osnes), is gravely ill and wishes to be buried next to her daughter. For a tiny town cemetery running low on plots, this is a dubious possibility. Enter gangsters, falling church bells, evil landowners, bodies hidden amongst the frozen peas, a passionate couple - all creating the perfect recipe to discover the true meaning of love.
MY MARCELLO stars Santino Fontana (Tootsie, Cinderella) as "Marcello", Laura Osnes (Bandstand, Bonnie and Clyde) as "Roseanna", Terrence Mann (Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast) as "Capestro", Elizabeth Stanley (Jagged Little Pill, On The Town) as "Cecilia", Derek Klena (Jagged Little Pill, Anastasia) as "Antonio", Raymond Jaramillo McLeod (A Tale Of Two Cities, Wonderful Town) as "Rossi" and Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde, Rothschild & Sons) as "Copponi." The recording's ensemble features Grace Choi (I Spy A Spy), Elysia Jordan (School Of Rock), Cynthia Meng (Company), Mary Page Nance (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812), Vishal Vaidya (Groundhog Day), and Joel Waggoner (School of Rock)
ABOUT COREY BRUNISH
As an actor, Corey has worked for Lakewood Theatre Company, Broadway Rose Theatre Company, Portland Center Stage, Northwest Classical Theatre, Oregon Symphony, and Portland Opera, among others. He has acted in films with Julianne Moore, Willem Dafoe, and Willow Shields, and has appeared on Grimm and Leverage. He has served as an assistant director on Broadway. A musical he wrote was seen as one of 8 finalists out of 300 entries in London's festival of new work, BEAM. He appears on the 2012 cast recording of Jekyll & Hyde as Utterson. As a producer, Corey garnered nine nominations in his first seven seasons on Broadway and is the happy recipient of eleven Tony Awards. He also is the winner of the Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics, Olivier, and Audience Choice Awards as a producer. He helped bring the Grammy-winning cast recording of The Color Purple to fruition. He notes his most notable productions are Come From Away and Beautiful the Carole King Musical (which ran for nearly 6 years and is in the top 3% of longest-running Broadway musicals). Come From Away returns to Broadway this fall as well as a new revival of Stephen Sondheim's Company.
At Lakewood, Corey appeared as the Duke and Dr. Carrasco in our 2016 version of Man of La Mancha and as Dr. Mark Bruckner in our 2018 Lost Treasures production of On A Clear Day You Can See Forever. Corey also premiered his tribute show to Frank Sinatra called Write Myself A Letter on Lakewood's Side Door stage.