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April 2019

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A closer look at MSM's production of FIORELLO!

SLIDESHOW: Photography by Brian Hatton

Audience praise for Fiorello! 

“Amazing show with incredible vocal virtuosity and a wonderful set. Quality that rivals or exceeds a Broadway production.”


“I had a delightful time at Manhattan School of Music’s production of Fiorello! — very talented cast and lovely scenic design and music!”


“Excellent, professional production of a terrific musical that rarely gets performed. Bravo!”


Fiorello! was amazing! Truly Broadway caliber. I cannot praise these young people enough for their talent and sophistication… they were outstanding!”


Production Information

APR 12 & 13, 2019 | 7:30 PM
APR 14, 2019 | 2:30 PM

MSM Musical Theatre presents Fiorello!

A witty — and timely — musical about the life of former NYC Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia.  In a political world of crooked double-crossers and manipulators, the Big Apple is in need of an honest man with guts and perseverance to save the day!


Parker Esse, Director
David Loud, Musical Director

$30 adults, $15 students and seniors

Neidorff-Karpati Hall
Manhattan School of Music
130 Claremont Ave. (just north of W. 122nd St.)
New York, NY 10027

Click here to read the full program


MSM original artwork

Sheldon Harnick stops by!

Three-time Tony Award-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick received a Pulitzer Prize in Drama for Fiorello! in 1960.

It was an honor to have him in the audience of MSM’s production of Fiorello! 60 years after it opened on Broadway!

The cast with FIORELLO! lyricist, Sheldon Harnick after a dress rehearsal

“An absolutely delightful production, professional in every sense of the word. Congratulations are in order to everyone!”

Lyricist, FIORELLO!

Fiorello! at Carnegie Hall!

The 2018/2019 school year marked the Centennial anniversary of Manhattan School of Music — a milestone that was celebrated throughout each semester, culminating in a final performance at Carnegie Hall. Raffaela Cicchetti, a Fiorello! cast member, was invited to perform in front of a sold out Isaac Stern Auditorium and she sounded wonderful!

“When Did I Fall In Love”

Thea: Raffaela Cicchetti

SLIDESHOW: FIORELLO! at Carnegie Hall! Photography by Brian Hatton

MSM Spotlight

A chat with Fiorello! cast members Spencer Gonzalez (BM ’21) and Ariela Pizza (BM ’21) as part of the #MSMspotlight series.

Click here to read the interview!

Spencer and Ariela talk about their roles in the show and what makes the Musical Theatre program at MSM unlike any other.

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