AN EVENING WITH DEREK KLENA
Thursday, August 8, 2019 8pm
Broadway favorite Derek Klena brings his solo show home to Southern California! Join Derek as he takes a look back on the roles, moments, and people that have shaped his life and career during his eight years in New York City. Audiences can expect stories from his childhood in West Covina, CA, his early experiences on reality television, as well as backstage tales and beloved songs from his star turns in Anastasia, Dogfight, Wicked, and the upcoming Jagged Little Pill.
Presented by MA4SD in association with Chris Isaacson Presents
GET TO KNOW THE ARTIST
Derek can currently be seen as Lt. Adam Turnbull on CBS’s The Code, and the new Showtime drama City On A Hill, and will be returning to Broadway this fall in Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill. Previously, he starred and originated the role of Dmitry in the stage adaptation of the animated movie Anastasia. He first broke onto the NYC theatre scene in the 2012 Off-Broadway revival of Carrie, where he was quickly noticed and scooped up by Oscar and Tony winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul to originate the lead role of Eddie Birdlace in Dogfight. He then made his Broadway debut as Fiyero in 10th Anniversary Company of Wicked and followed that up by originating the role of Michael Johnson in Jason Robert Brown’s The Bridges of Madison County. Other TV credits include: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Quantico, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Blue Bloods, Law and Order: SVU, and Carrie Diaries.