RICHARD SHELTON in “SINATRA & ME”
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 8pm
On Wednesday, December 27, Award-winning actor and singer, RICHARD SHELTON debuts his wildly popular concert entitled “SINATRA & ME” at MA4SD!
Influenced by new jazz, swing and Frank Sinatra’s classic works, Shelton will take the audience on a “nostalgic yet innovative” musical journey!
Richard recently won ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role’ for his portrayal of Frank Sinatra in the drama ‘Rat Pack Confidential’. Inspired by his win, Richard will also take a look ‘behind the blue eyes’ of Sinatra, evoking the spirit and charisma of one of the world’s most beloved entertainers.
With special guest San Diego’s own Anna Danes!
Presented by MA4SD in association with Chris Isaacson Presents
“What can I say – Richard Shelton is a true star and gave the most brilliant performance as Frank Sinatra!” – Kate Courtney, CNN Showbiz
“You were wonderful – just wonderful!” – Harvey Weinstein, Film Producer
“Richard Shelton is a superior singer who tips his hat to a legend with grace and elegance on An Englishman In Love In L.A. , an album that Sinatra himself would be proud of, well done!” – Edward Blanco, All About Jazz
GET TO KNOW THE ARTIST
Born into middle England, an overbearing father thwarted Richard’s early dreams of performing, instead demanding that he pursue a trade. The international hotel business beckoned and at 18, he hit the lights of London where he trained at the 5-star Grosvenor House Hotel. Astonishingly, among the first people he encountered were his idols – Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson (with whom he shared a brief, exciting moment on stage), Sir John Mills, Barbra Streisand – and Richard vowed one day to be on their side of the reception desk!
But life took twists and turns and it wasn’t until he was 32 that he fulfilled his dream and found the courage to swap the trappings of the corporate success he’d established, and overcome his fathers wishes and fulfil his own dreams.
Having spent years acting in small productions and working in broadcasting as a hobby, Richard and a group of friends formed a London theatre company and that was it! He ditched his job and started over. His first professional role was in the touring production of Agatha Christie’s, ‘A Murder is Announced,’ alongside Richard Todd, star of the great British movie ‘The Dam Busters’. Richard’s dreams were finally up and running.
Over time and with a catalogue of appearances in theatre and television, Richard landed the role of Young Scrooge in ‘Scrooge the Musical’ on the London stage opposite Academy Award nominee Anthony Newly. It was this fortuitous collaboration that gave Richard the impetus to focus on another dream – a music career independent of acting.