Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans
MICHAEL STERLING is a successful entrepreneur of public relations and stage productions. Throughout the years, he has represented such icons as Elizabeth Taylor, Lance Armstrong, Scott Hamilton, Robert Goulet, Joan Collins, George Harrison, the Bee Gees, Andy Gibb, Donny and Marie Osmond and the Osmond Brothers, and Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager. He has also represented numerous theatre productions including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat starring Andy Gibb on Broadway, the 30th Anniversary U.S. National Tour of The Fantasticks starring Robert Goulet, Broadway on Ice starring Scott Hamilton and Dorothy Hamill, Concert on Ice starring Dorothy Hamill, and Festival on Ice starring Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner. In 2006, Sterling opened the award-winning cabaret Sterling's Upstairs at Vitello's in Studio City, CA dedicated to presenting the best of Broadway musical theatre performers in concert. The popular supper club is the most award-winning critically acclaimed such venue in the greater Los Angeles area. In October, 2009, Mr. Sterling created an alliance with Broadway World.com TV to co-produce and co-host television packages about select Los Angeles theatre. In May, 2010, he co-created the State of the Arts radio series for broadcast by LA Talk Radio.com, one of the world wide web's most successful and innovative radio sites. Presented by Breakdown Services, State of the Arts has become a popular weekly series co-produced and co-hosted by Mr. Sterling and actor Paul Stroili. www.msapr.net
JERRY EVANS has worked as a dancer, choreographer and director for over 28 years. The beginning of his career was highlighted by dancing in a Mikhail Baryshnikov television special. Today, Mr. Evans can now proudly boast of having worked with every major awards show, with every television network, and in every medium in which a dancer can work. With a successful professional dance career as his foundation, Evans then launched a stunning career in choreography that has been more than two decades in the making. Having choreographed numerous consecutive world tours for such artists as Reba McIntyre, Paula Abdul, and Chayenne, Evans has earned industry wide. With more than 20 feature films, 15 music videos, and 50 commercials to his choreography credentials, Jerry's reputation as the "commercial king" precedes him throughout the entertainment industry. In recognition of his achievements and contributions in dance, choreography, and production, Jerry has been honored with numerous, major industry and peer awards alike. In more recent years, Mr. Evans assembled a comprehensive knowledge of film and television camera directing based on his years of choreography experience. Whether on a set that requires single or multiple camera direction, Jerry is known for bringing his wealth of experience in film, television (both commercial and episodic), music videos, and live stage to any production. He is also the founder of JLE Media Group Inc. which specializes in hi-definition video production from conception to post-production. www.jlemediagroup.com
BWW TV: Andrew Rannells, Charo and More in the 29th Annual Musical Theatre Benefit, S.T.A.G.E.
April 18, 2013
A company of more than 25 stars of stage and screen entertained a packed house at the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on Saturday night (April 6) at the 29th Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.). BWW TV's Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans of the JLE Media Group were on hand for an up close and personal look at the event , themed 'Broadway, My Way,' which raised more than $285,000 for HIV/AIDS direct care, education, and advocacy services offered by AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA). Check out the video below!
BWW TV: Max Ehrich, Jo Anne Worley, Bruce Vilanch and More On the Red Carpet of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Pantages
March 20, 2013
Based on the hit DreamWorks film and the true story that inspired it, the high-flying Broadway musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN officially opened its run March 12 - 24, 2013 at Hollywood's Pantages Theatre. Broadway World's own Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans of the JLE Media Group were on hand to chat with the stars at the glamorous red carpet event. Celebrity guests included Max Ehrich, Ruta Lee, Jo Anne Worley, Bruce Vilanch, Anna Trebunskaya, Davis Gaines, Linda Hart, Raphael Sabarge, Charlene Tilton and Ed Ames among others. Check out the video below!
BWW TV: Interviews and Behind-the-Scenes of Kander and Ebb's AND THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND
March 5, 2013
A unanimous hit with Los Angeles audiences and critics alike, Broadway World TV's own Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans of JLE Media take a look at the success of Kander and Ebb's dazzling AND THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND... now on stage through March 10, 2013. Check out the exclusive video below!
BWW TV: On the Red Carpet in LA with CATHY RIGBY IS PETER PAN
January 21, 2013
Broadway World TV's own Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans of the JLE Media Group were on the red carpet at the January 15th opening of Cathy Rigby is PETER PAN at Hollywood's legendary Pantages Theatre. Check out the video below.
Erica Hanrahan-Ball, Emily King Brown and More to Star in AND THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND, 2/2
January 9, 2013
Enter the world of Oscar, Tony and Grammy Award winners Kander and Ebb's AND THE WORLD GOES ROUND... a revue of two of Broadway and motion picture's most prolific songwriters with direction by Los Angeles multiple theatre award winner Gary Lee Reed and musical direction by the acclaimed Joshua Kranz. This true-to-the-original Broadway production will be presented February 2 through March 10, 2013 by Be Wild About Music in association with Kevin Bailey and the NoHo Arts Center in North Hollywood, CA. Racquel Lehrman of Theatre Planners serves as Producer. *Erica Hanrahan-Ball, *Emily King Brown, Isaac James, *Kristin Towers-Rowles and Ryan Ruge have been set as the revue's ensemble of principal players. *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.
BWW TV: On the Red Carpet with Donny & Marie Osmond at their LA Christmas Concert
December 8, 2012
BWW TV's own Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans of JLE Media, Inc. took their place on the red carpet to interview celebrity guests from the worlds of music, TV, film, stage & dance who gathered Tuesday, December 4th to celebrate America's favorite brother and sister duo... Donny & Marie Osmond and their first ever live on-stage appearance in Los Angeles. Check out the video below!
BWW TV: Opening Night Arrivals of ANYTHING GOES Tour in L.A. - Richard M. Sherman, Lara Pulver, Raza Jaffrey, Grant Gustin & More!
December 3, 2012
BWW TV's own Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans of the JLE Media Group, were on hand for the official November 28, 2012 red carpet opening of the new Broadway revival of "Anything Goes," Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece now on stage at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre through January 6, 2013. Check out interviews with some red carpet arrivals below!
BWW TV: Interviews and Behind the Scenes at SeaGlass's A CHRISTMAS TWIST
November 23, 2012
SeaGlass Theatre Company of Los Angeles is currently twisting your Dickens in their holiday production ofA CHRISTMAS TWISTwritten by Doug Armstrong, Keith Cooper and Maureen Morley (formerly of Chicago's celebrated Illegitimate Players). BWW TV's Los Angeles correspondents and producers Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans of the JLE Media Group were at the much anticipated November 10th opening to give Broadway World a sneak preview of the hilarious holiday offering on stage through December 16, 2012 at the Victory Theatre Center's Big Vic Theatre in Burbank, CA. Ovation nominated actor and SeaGlass Theatre Managing Director Paul Stroili directs the production.
Carrie St. Louis Accelerates Six Month Anniversary of Sterling's Upstairs
October 12, 2012
The combination of music (mostly Broadway and Great American Songbook fare) and California gourmet cuisine at this North Hollywood, NoHo Arts District hot spot, registers cool chic as Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal which - by its very mission - engages thoughtful sensibilities and the good taste of its namesake and producer Michael Sterling. In other words, Sterling's offering of a west coast supper club with an east coast mentality translates to New York style cabaret planted smack dab in the middle of movie town, USA. And to seal the deal, talent like Lainie Kazan, Tony Award winners Faith Prince and Daisy Eagan; Tony nominee Euan Morton; Broadway's Kim Huber, Beth Malone, Jason Graae, Melody Hollis, Kay Cole, Ilene Graff, Cortes Alexander, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Bruce Kimmel's Kritzerland Records monthly salutes, and a host of other musical theatre A-listers from one side of the county to the have appeared on the stage at Sterling's. But they're not the only performers who illuminate Sterling's Upstairs (formerly housed at Vitello's Restaurant in Studio City, CA) now in its 6th year of operation, and 6th month at The Federal.
BWW TV: Interviews and Behind-the-Scenes of Opening Night of Celebration Theatre's JUSTIN LOVE
October 5, 2012
The Celebration Theatre in association with DEMAND PRoductions and Peter Schneider has launched its celebratory 30th Anniversary Season with the world premiere musical JUSTIN LOVE. On hand for the September 21st opening was Broadway World TV and Los Angeles correspondent Michael Sterling and BWW TV's Jerry Evans of JLE Media Group, Inc. With a book by Patricia Cotter and David Elzer, story by David Elzer and Bret Calder, music by Lori Scarlett and David Manning, lyrics by Lori Scarlett, directed by Michael Matthews, choreography by Janet Roston, orchestrations by John Ballinger and musical direction by Gregory Nabours, JUSTIN LOVEwill be presented through Sunday, November 18 at Celebration Theatre, 7051B Santa Monica Blvd in Hollywood.
BWW TV: Star-Studded Red Carpet Arrivals for Pantages' BOOK OF MORMON - Jason Alexander, Don Cheadle, Viola Davis & More!
September 17, 2012
The West Coast Premiere of THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, officially opened September 12 at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. Broadway World TV's Los Angeles Correspondent and Co-Producer Michael Sterling and Co-Producer Jerry Evans of JLE Media, Inc. were on hand for the red carpet festivities which included such celebrities as Jason Alexander, Rosanna Arquette, Simon Baker, Eric Balfour, Justin Bartha, Beth Behrs, Juie Bowen, Cher, Don Cheadle, Viola Davis, Heather Graham, Laura Dern, Jonathan Groff, Daryl Hannah, Kathy Griffin, Marica Gay Harden, John Hawkes, Lisa Kudrow, Diane Ladd, Tobey Maquire, Bill Maher, Garry Marshall, Julia Ormand, Dermot Mulroney, Carl Reiner, Parker Posey, Jane Seymour, and Alicia Silverstone. Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone were also in attendance. The much anticipated run of THE BOOK OF MORMON will continue through November 25, 2012.
BWW TV: Interview with Nicolas Dromard and Rachel Wallace of MARY POPPINS at the Ahmanson Theatre
August 16, 2012
The award-winning musical "Mary Poppins", which opened Friday, August 10th at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles has once again been declared a spectacular hit with Los Angeles audiences. BWW TV's Los Angeles correspondent Michael Sterling and JLE Media Producer Jerry Evans spent the day and evening with the stars of the North American National touring company... Rachel Wallace (Mary Poppins) and Nicholas Dromard (Bert), an original Broadway company member. Check out the interview below!
BWW TV LA Exclusive: Inside Rehearsal with Kind, Ferguson, Romijn, Beach, Bart, Cook & More for THE PRODUCERS at The Hollywood Bowl!
July 23, 2012
One of the biggest events in Los Angeles this summer is Mel Brooks' multiple Tony Award winning musical THE PRODUCERS in the home stretch of its much anticipated July 27th opening at the legendary Hollywood Bowl. Broadway's smash hit stars Richard Kind as Max Bialystock and Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Leo Bloom. And, Broadwayworld's own Michael Sterling (Los Angeles Correspondent for BWW TV) and Jerry Evans of the JLE Media Group, Inc. were on hand last Friday, July 20 at rehearsal to chat it up with all of the stars of the grandiose production.
BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for the Opening of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at LA's Pantages Theatre
July 16, 2012
After a much anticipated west coast arrival, the U.S. National Tour of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES presented by Broadway LA at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood officially opened Wednesday, July 11, 2012. And, Los Angeles BroadwayWorld TV Correspondent Michael Sterling and Producer Jerry Evans were on hand to get up close and personal with the show's two stars... veteran film and television star George Hamilton andtwo-time Tony Award nominee and Broadway veteran Christopher Sieber. Go on the red carpet of the big opening below!
BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for BILLY ELLIOT's Opening Night at the Pantages Theatre!
April 17, 2012
blurbThe U.S. National Tour of the 2009 Tony Award winning musical BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL officially opened in Los Angeles April 12, 2012 at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for a limited 5 week engagement through May 13.
BWW TV: Davis Gaines, Lesli Margherita & Company Reflect on MAN OF LA MANCHA at Musical Theatre West
February 24, 2012
For the past several weeks, Broadway's Davis Gaines has took to the stage as Don Quixote in the Musical Theatre West production of Man of La Mancha at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts. Having received rave notices since its February 10 opening of a fourteen performance run, BWW TV's Los Angeles Correspondents Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans visited Gaines and company to reflect on the run as it prepares for closing on Sunday, February 26. Click below to check out the video!
BWW TV: LA’s Next Great Stage Star 2012!
February 22, 2012
Upon the conclusion of six weeks of intense competition which began January 8, nearly a thousand patrons supported 20 of Southern California's newest and most dynamic, young musical theatre performers in LA's Next Great Stage Star 2012 at Sterling's Upstairs at Vitello's in Studio City, CA.
BWW TV: First Look at BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL - Show Highlights!
November 15, 2011
Broadway World TV's Los Angeles Correspondent and Co-Producer Michael Sterling, with Associate Producer Jerry Evans of the JLE Media Group, Inc. joined the opening weekend festivities for Bring It On: The Musical, which premiered Friday, November 11 at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre.
BWW TV: COME FLY AWAY Soars into the Pantages - Inside Opening Night!
October 28, 2011
The new Broadway musical and U.S. National Tour of COME FLY AWAY, conceived, choreographed, and directed by Tony Award-winner Twyla Tharp and featuring vocals by Frank Sinatra, made its Los Angeles debut at the Pantages Theatre Tuesday, October 25 for a strictly-limited 2 week engagement thru November 6, 2011. Michael Sterling, co-producer and Los Angeles correspondent for Broadway World TV, along with Associate Producer Jerry Evans of the JLE Media Group, Inc. covered the evening's festivities. The star-studded guest list included many of the late Sinatra's celebrity friends and family members. After attending the performance, Sterling said 'In short, the show is an intoxicating marriage of pure harmony and wedded bliss.'
BWW TV: Sally Struthers & Co. Talk ANNIE in LA!
October 18, 2011
The sun came out in Thousand Oaks, CA last week as Cabrillo Music Theatre proudly opened its all new production of the hit musical, Annie. ANNIE also marks the return of Sally Struthers as Miss Hannigan to the Cabrillo stage, having won a Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award for her performance as the Fairy Godmother in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella last season. Annie opened Friday, October 14th and continues through Sunday, October 23rd, at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. Broadway World TV's Los Angeles Correspondent/Producer Michael Sterling and Associate Producer Jerry Evans of JLE Media Group Inc., spent a day with Ms. Struthers and the Annie company to talk about the world's beloved musical.