Producer Michael Sterling is pleased to announce that Fox Television star Eric Millegan will make his west coast cabaret singing debut at Sterling’s Upstairs at Vitello’s Sunday, December 2, 2007. Accompanied by Emmy-winning pianist Richard Callaci, Millegan welcomes special guest star Jenna Gavigan (Broadway's "Gypsy" with Bernadette Peters and TV's "Commander in Chief.") Critically acclaimed as LA’s premier supper-club located at the legendary Vitello’s Restaurant, Sterling’s Upstairs celebrated the beginning of its second year of operation on June 9, 2007, and is known for its dedication to presenting the best of Broadway performers and Nightclub artists on a weekly basis.
An exciting addition to the roster of headliners at Sterling’s Upstairs, Eric Millegan is currently starring as the genius forensic anthropologist Dr. Zack Addy in FOX's hit detective drama, "Bones," now in its third season.
Though a relative newcomer, Eric has already worked on some of television's biggest shows. He has appeared on the NBC hit "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and Sidney Lumet's A&E courtroom drama "100 Centre Street."
Before making his break in Los Angeles, Eric had a successful ten year career in the theater. Employing what Variety called "winning stage presence and a sweet, melodious tenor," he starred as Harold opposite Oscar winner Estelle Parsons in the world premiere of "Harold & Maude": The Musical at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey. His New York theater credits include the Broadway revival of "Jesus Christ Superstar," the Encores presentation of "Hair" at City Center (in which he sang the "Aquarius" solo), and the New York premiere of "Dead Man Walking" at Lincoln Center.
He has played lead roles in workshops and readings of "The Wayside Inn" (directed by Jason Moore), Uncle Broadway, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil's Mask (directed by Richard Maltby Jr.), the Off-Broadway hit "Altar Boyz" and the current Broadway hit "Spring Awakening" (directed by Michael Mayer). His regional theater experience includes roles at the Guthrie Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse In the Park, and The Repertory Theater of St. Louis. Recently, during the holidays, Eric starred as Frederic in Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance" at the Silva Concert Hall at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene, Oregon.
"Fresh faced and as overzealous as a kid in a candy store, Eric Millegan proceeded to wow the crowd with his natural charm, good looks, and enough talent to make contemporaries quit the business. He's that good. In fact, he has so much going for him that he just might be the next Matthew Broderick....this golden boy seems ripe to secure his spot in the big time and become a musical theatre fixture. His inherent qualities as a performer are exceptional..... Move over, Hugh Jackman. Here comes Eric." - Back Stage (New York).
For additional information on Eric Millegan, please visit www.ericmillegan.com .
Asunta Fleming: Life in the entertainment field began for Asunta Fleming with a tour portraying Maria in "West side Story" throughout New England, performing in concert with Doc Severinson at the Brevard Opera Center and landing a contract over thousands of other hopefuls from across the country as a Kid of the Kingdom with Walt Disney World Entertainment.
After being a "casual" host on "PM Magazine", Asunta studied at the Burt Reynolds Institute working with Julie Harris, Vincent Gardenia, Charles Durning, Jerry Herman, Charles Strouse, Allan Arkin, George Chakiris, Annie Potts and many other luminaries, under the direction of Charles Nelson Reilly. After landing her first national commercial with Boss Haag of "The Dukes of Hazzard," Asunta became the first host for "Travelvision International" on the Travel Channel.
In Hollywood, Ms. Fleming continued working in commercials, films, TV (including Soaps), and Equity Waiver. Asunta has sung on four film soundtracks, including "Possessed" starring Chistopher Plummer and Timothy Dalton; published a book with Putnam New York and is currently recording her second CD titled "Spellbound." In Florida, Asunta co-hosted "Girl Talk" a very successful talk radio show and narrated industrials. She just completed voicing two characters along with I0-time Grammy Award winner Sandi Patty, in an animated family feature film "The Lion Of Judah" to be released in Spring 2008. Her recent portrayal of Lilli Vanessi/Kate in "Kiss Me Kate" garnered overwhelming critical acclaim for her vocal and comedic ability, welcoming her back to her first love---the stage.
Ms. Fleming has been involved with school systems furthering music education and bringing exposure to opera, operetta, art, song and the Great American Songbook.
The value package price for both Eric Millegan and Asunta Fleming is $50 per person and includes a four-course, prix-fixe dinner with a choice from three different entrees, and a one hour performance. Dinner seating is at 6:30 pm. Showtime is at 8:00 pm.
Attendance is by reservation only. For reservations, please call Sterling’s Upstairs at Vitello’s at (818) 981-3077. VITELLO'S is located at 4349 Tujunga Ave. Studio City, CA 91604. Valet Parking is available.
For additional information on Sterling’s Upstairs, please visit the club’s web site at: www.myspace.com/sterlingsupstairs .
STERLING’S UPSTAIRS at Vitello’s is produced by MICHAEL STERLING of Michael Sterling & Associates, the Sherman Oaks-based entertainment public relations company. Since 1980, Sterling has represented such stellar clients as Elizabeth Taylor, Lance Armstrong, Scott Hamilton, David Copperfield, Joan Collins, Alan Thicke, David Brenner, Andy Gibb, and Robert Goulet. Aside from his celebrity clientele, Sterling has represented various national theatre and arena tours, Los Angeles theatre productions, Emmy Award-winning television specials, celebrity books, albums and CD’s. Sterling is also a critically-acclaimed director of musical theatre in Los Angeles, and has produced various theatrical events and productions throughout southern California.
In addition to Sterling’s Upstairs, VITELLO’S also offers outdoor dining, a luncheon buffet, and a unique variety of carefully selected wines. Widescreen plasma televisions are located throughout the restaurant. Live opera (a long-time feature at Vitello’s) is still performed in the restaurant’s downstairs Green Room four nights a week. Jazz nights and Comedy nights are also offered weekly.
For over 30 years, VITELLO’S has been known for its outstanding Italian cuisine, romantic atmosphere and superior service. It is also known world-wide as one of the most famous restaurants in the United States.