LEHMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS presents
Exclusive NYC Engagement
A GLORIOUS TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL JACKSON
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is thrilled to present the spectacular, multi-media live performance honoring MICHAEL JACKSON, the greatest entertainer of all time – INVINCIBLE: A GLORIOUS TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL JACKSON on Saturday, June 21st, 2014 at 8pm. Back by popular demand for this exclusive New York City engagement, INVINCIBLE will feature songs from the newly released chart-topping album Xscape including the hit single “Love Never Felt So Good,” “Loving You,” “Blue Gangster” and “Slave To The Rhythm” the song that made headlines worldwide after a Michael Jackson hologram performance of it rocked the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.
INVINCIBLE stars the very talented artists: IVAN KELLEY (Young Michael), JEFFREY PEREZ (Live Concert Michael) and PETE CARTER(Dancing Michael) who bring back the spirit and essence of seeing Michael Jackson alive again on stage as the show follows his amazing performing career from his boyhood days with his brothers in the Jackson 5 to the heights of his solo act. While masterfully performing the unique dancing that Michael was so famous for, they will perform such hits as “Billie Jean,” “Beat It,” “Thriller,” “Smooth Criminal” and “Earth Song”. This # 1 Michael Jackson Tribute show in the world is entertainment for all ages and will also feature guest performances by the fabulous Harlem GospeLive singers, the American Beat-boxer Kenny Muhammad The Human Orchestra, a Litefeet dance performance by NYC’s own W.A.F.F.L.E. as well as breathtaking visuals and a live band with master percussionists and singers. Created, Produced and Directed by Bessie Award winner Darrin Ross with choreography by Brandon Albright, Pete Carter, Lavon Patterson and Victor Lewis Jr. and musical direction by Doron Lev.
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is on the campus of Lehman College/CUNY at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468. Tickets for INVINCIBLE: A GLORIOUS TRIBUTE TO THE MICHAEL JACKSON on Saturday, June 21st, 2014 at 8pm are $45, $40, and $25 |Children 12 and under: $10 for any seat, and can be purchased by calling the Lehman Center box office at 718-960-8833 (Monday through Friday, 10am–5pm, and beginning at 12 noon on the day of the concert), or through online access at www.LehmanCenter.org. Lehman Center is accessible by #4 or D train to Bedford Park Blvd. and is off the Saw Mill River Parkway and the Major Deegan Expressway. Low-cost on-site parking available for $5.
Pete Carter (Dancing Michael) has been thrilling audiences as Michael Jackson since he was a child. At age eight, he would dance in front of his idol on the TV screen, as his mother sewed replica costumes. Since then, Carter has professionally impersonated the King of Pop for audiences all across the country. In June 2003, he had the honor to sit down with the King himself, who complimented Carter on his costumes and thanked him. Later that year, he was invited to Neverland Ranch on two separate occasions and met the entire Jackson family. Since then Carter has worked with Madame Tussauds, Guinness and Sony BMG on behalf of Jackson. In April 2009, Carter spent what would be his final moments with Jackson, who autographed his back in black Sharpie. It was permanently tattooed on later that night. Two years ago, Carter attended Jackson’s memorial service at the Staples Center.
Jeffrey Perez (Live Concert Michael) fell in love with Michael Jackson as a small child, mimicking his idol’s dance moves and learning to sing all of his songs. As an adult, he is the number one moonwalking Michael Jackson tribute performer in the world. With his striking resemblance and MJ styled voice that will give you the chills, Perez portrays Michael Jackson like no one else can.
Ivan Kelley (Young Michael) was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1998 and moved as a baby to Atlanta, Georgia. Ivan is a young pop and R&B sensation who is often compared to Michael Jackson and his natural born talent as a musician was apparent at a very early age. By the time he was in middle school, not only was he singing and dancing, he had also learned how to play the drums, piano and guitar. He made his national television debut on the Ellen DeGeneres Show at age eleven where he showed the world his chops as he belted out the Jackson 5 hit “Who’s Loving You”. The following year, Ivan appeared in the Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton movie Joyful Noise singing “That’s the Way God Planned It” and also released his debut album and single Scream (2012). In his role as the young Michael, Ivan will be singing several Jackson 5 favorites like “ABC” and “I’ll Be There”, perfectly capturing the emotion and raw, pure talent Michael displayed.
Harlem GospeLive, started by producer and singer Maurice Lynch combining the concept of Gospel with cabaret and jazz, premiered at the Blue Note in NYC. Singers in the group have appeared on The Grammy Awards and sung with such greats as Elton John, The Andre Rieu Orchestra and Josh Groban.
Lehman Center is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council. The 2013-2014 season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, JPMorgan Chase, and through corporations, foundations and private donations.