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!
broadwayworld.com - Pittsburgh Symphony Announces Classical Pops
Programming For 2017-2018
Tickets and additional information will be available on the
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
Phillymag.com - 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
Character Study video a few years ago.
Soot - 2003 - 2016
December 20, 2016
A brief personal note.
I've been the editor/admin of hugh-panaro.net 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.
2016 News Archive