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March 16, 2017

This November, Hugh and Ali Muzey will again join the Pittsburgh Symphony for the Bernstein Bicentennial Celebration.

Celebrate 100 years of an American icon with the Bernstein Centennial Celebration (November 10-12). Leonard Bernstein, a composer, conductor and educator, left an indelible mark on the cultural life of the 20th Century and beyond! Featuring guest vocalists Alli Mauzey, Hugh Panaro and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Student Chorale, directed by Christine Hestwood, this concert will feature highlights from some of Bernstein's most memorable musical treasures, including "On the Town," "West Side Story," "Wonderful Town" and more! - Pittsburgh Symphony Announces Classical Pops Programming For 2017-2018

Tickets and additional information will be available on the Symphony's site.

Also, a quick round-up of photos and video from the recent Philly Pops concert.

Philly Pops' Blockbuster Broadway Facebook photo album

Video - "The Phantom of The Opera" with Hugh and Ali Muzey

Video - "Do You Hear The People Sing?"

Video - Hugh in rehearsal

Video - NBC10 interview - interview

And a terrific photographic by Jamie Kassa:


February 12, 2017

On March 11, Hugh will be performing at the Reach For The Stars gala at Pittsburgh's Center For The Performing Arts.  For details, see the Facebook post or link below.

Center For The Performing Arts on Facebook

January 1, 2017

Over the years, many fans have gotten to know Soot.  Hugh's black Labradoodle was a regular visitor backstage and even on stage during Hugh's last curtain call at THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.  Hugh's beloved dog has passed away at the age of thirteen and he will be greatly missed.

Soot was also featured in this Character Study video a few years ago.

Soot - 2003 - 2016

December 20, 2016

A brief personal note. 

I've been the editor/admin of since the late summer of 2005.  A few months ago, my boyfriend and best friend of eight years developed a chronic hoarseness which led to his diagnosis with throat cancer in October.  While James' cancer is early stage and treatable, there have been complications with the radiation treatments leading to an urgent temporary tracheostomy.  Updates will continue to this site and Hugh's public Facebook page as needed, but replies to e-mails may be much slower than usual (although they will be forwarded to Hugh and/or his agents and manager immediately).  Over the last eleven years, I met many wonderful people through my work on this site and I'm happy to call some of you friends.  During this very difficult time, I will be serving as James' full-time caregiver.  I have set up a GoFundMe page to assist with our day-to-day expenses.  If you can donate or even just share the link, it will be greatly appreciated.  Thank you, Happy Holidays, and if I don't update before January, best wishes for 2017.

Paula Lemire


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