Beth Level, Telly Leung, L Morgan Lee, More Head to The O’Neill for the Cabaret & Performance conference


The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center summer season 2021 concludes with the Cabaret & Performance conference, under the direction of artistic director John McDaniel. A host of theater favorites will take the stage in the previously announced outdoor seven-performance series, which will also include O’Neill’s Cabaret Fellows and Junior Fellows.

After an opening night on August 5 with McDaniel, Director of Junior Fellows Brad Simmons and Master Artist Teacher Lennie Watts, the lineup continues with Tony winner Beth Levelal (The ball, the sleepy chaperone) August 6 and Broadway favorite Telly Leung (Aladdin, Rent) August 7.

Junior Fellows Evan Anderson, Christopher-David Caraballo, Chloé Kolbenheyer, Hugo Lehrach, Makayla O’Connor, Erich Phelps, Spencer Stanley, Arielle Sussman and Maggie Welch will celebrate Billy Joel’s discography in two performances on August 10. The next day, Cabaret Fellows Vita Drew, Matt Gittins, Mark Propst, Randy Taylor, Melissa Rostkoski and Peggy Schwartz will showcase their talents following their mentorship experiences with McDaniel, Watts, Natalie Douglas, Barb Jungr, Faith Prince and Betty. Buckley.

Douglas herself takes the stage on August 13 as a tribute to Sammy Davis Jr., and a farewell show on August 14 will feature special guest L Morgan Lee (A strange loop).

The O’Neill will encourage but not require COVID-19 vaccination to attend outdoor events. For more information, visit

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