Oct 8 - 20, 2013

In this brand new musical event conceived by Broadway leading man Marc Kudisch, three dynamite baritones take the stage to give us a captivating musical tour of the baritone voice throughout history. Veteran singers Jeff Mattsey and Ben Davis join Kudisch in an illuminating performance studded with classics from Broadway, opera and beyond. From Gregorian chants to well-known arias (“Ah! Per sempre,” “Largo”) including show tunes (“I am a Pirate King,” “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin”) and popular music (“It Was a Very Good Year,” “It’s Now or Never”, “Pretty Women”), Baritones UnBound: Celebrating the UnCommon Voice of the Common Man is a celebration of the baritone voice and its emergence as the revolutionary sound of the common man in one enchanted evening ringing with music, laughter and showmanship.



Marc Kudisch garnered critical acclaim as well as his third Tony and fourth Drama Desk Award nominations in his most recent Broadway stint creating the role of Franklin Hart in the Dolly Parton Broadway musical 9 to 5. Merwin Foard has appeared with symphony orchestras and in numerous Broadway productions, including the revivals of Annie, Sweeney Todd and Assassins, among others. You can hear his voice work on eight Disney films. Jeff Mattsey is renowned worldwide, appearing regularly at the Metropolitan Opera and at opera companies across the U.S., in Canada and in Europe. Ben Davis has appeared in La Bohème and numerous Broadway productions. Music Director Timothy Splain’s work includes productions Off-Broadway at the Lincoln Center, the Roundabout Theatre and the Minetta Lane Theatre.


Performers Marc Kudisch, Jeff Mattsey & Ben Davis
Pianist Timothy Splain


Conceived by Marc Kudisch
Created by Marc Kudisch, Merwin Foard, Jeff Mattsey & Timothy Splain
Music Director Timothy Splain
Director David Dower
Production Designer Alexander V. Nicols
Assistant Director Shari Malyn
Stage Manager Debra A. Acquavella


  • Location: Emerson/Paramount Center Mainstage
  • Conceived by: Marc Kudisch
  • Created by: Marc Kudisch with Merwin Foard, Jeff Mattsey and Timothy Splain
  • Performed by: Marc Kudisch, Jeff Mattsey, Ben Davis, accompanied by Timothy Splain on piano
  • Music Direction by: Timothy Splain
  • Directed by: David Dower
  • Production Design by: Alexander V. Nichols
  • Series: Legend
  • Ages: 12+
  • Running Time: 2 hours with one intermission