Sunday, December 16, 2007

New photos at HPN

Well, the Broadway Tenors concert in Annapolis is now history and the first photos are coming in. I'm adding them to the site as I receive them. If you haven't seen them yet, go now and look.

A preview...Hugh being a bit silly with fellow-tenor Sal Viviano.

Stay tuned for some news of Hugh in the next few weeks. I'll have it posted as soon as he gives me leave to!

HPN site admin

Saturday, December 1, 2007

December Update

First, a tremendous thank you to everyone who bid in our special auction to benefit BC/EFA. We raised $861! However, the recent Broadway strike has cost BC/EFA thousands of dollars in donations since it prevented collections in the theatres for much of November. If you'd like to help support BC/EFA in Hugh's name, please click the banner above.

Hugh will be performing in The Broadway Tenors concert with the Annapolis Symphony. Please see the main page of Hugh's site for the ticket link. I'm going to see if I can arrange a ticket discount. Stay tuned!

Also, in time for the holiday season, a festive little song has been added to Hugh's official MySpace.

Best wishes,


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Hugh Panaro's website is holding an auction of musical memorabilia to benefit one of his favorite charities, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. We will be listing items at eBay beginning on November 2. They include his "Lestat" opening night present and a shirt worn by Hugh in concert. All but one item is autographed by Hugh.

The items are available to preview on the site so you can take a look and decide what you'd like to bid on.

HPN's BC/EFA Auction

The links and other updates will be posted at that page.

Thank you so much for your support!


PS. Don't forget, Hugh is performing in concert in Tulsa later this week. Details on the main page of HPN.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Performing in Tulsa this month!

Hugh Panaro will be appearing along with Ivan Rutherford and Tamra Hayden in The Heart of Broadway" concert as part of The Signature Symphony's Pops Series at Van Trease Performing Arts Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma on October 26 and 27.

Click here for ticket information


Monday, October 1, 2007

The Leading Men II - NOW AVAILABLE

For Hugh Panaro and Broadway fans who were not able to attend the annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Flea Market last week to purchase The Leading Men II DVD in person...there's great news.

The DVD is now available to order through Broadway Beats. I've set aside a page with the link to their order form, along with photos from the concert which was held at Birdland Jazz Club back in February.

The Leading Men II

The concert (which was hosted by John Tartaglia) includes performances by Adam Jacobs, Seth Rudetsky, Norm Lewis, Jim Caruso, Daniel Reichard, and many other amazing Broadway leading men.

For Hugh fans, the highlight is his beautiful and poignant performance of "Right Before My Eyes." So, if you missed Lestat or just want another chance to experience the song written for Hugh, the DVD is a must-have!

Orders support BC/EFA so it's also a chance to help a great cause. And stayed tuned for another chance to help out BC/EFA coming soon.

Also, tonight marks two years since Hugh's final performance in The Phantom of the Opera.


Sunday, September 16, 2007

Bucks County Cabaret year later

One year ago, Hugh Panaro charmed the audience at a benefit for amFAR held at Carousel Farm just outside New Hope, Pennsylvania

The concert was one of his first post-Lestat performances. It included such songs as "At Long Last Love," "Right Before My Eyes, "Someone To Watch Over Me," "What It Happens To You" (from The Red Shoes), "Never, NeverLand," a devilishly funny "Sara Lee," a haunting "Music of the Night," and finishing with "Being Alive" as a preview of his then new role as Bobby in Company.

Accompanied by Phil Reno on the piano, Hugh showed off the natural charm that makes him such a wonderful concert artist.

Click here for more videos from the performance.

Click here for photos.

Following the show, Hugh was surprised with a special gift from friends...a memory quilt. Planned and assembled by Shirley, the quilt was a tribute to Hugh as performer and as a person.

Click here for more quilt photos.

None of us who were present that evening will forget it any time soon!


Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Tonight, Tonight

"A Place For Us," the album celebrating the 50th anniversary of West Side Story is now available in stores. The album features a new recording of "Tonight" with Kristin Chenoweth and Hugh.

"Tonight" is also available on iTunes. However, it is listed only under Kristin's name. The direct link to it has been posted on the main page and Recordings page of

Keep an eye on the site - it seems we're going to have a little special surprise relating to this recording at some point in the near future.

Also, the original cast recording of Side Show, featuring Alice Ripley, Emily Skinner, Jeff McCarthy, Hugh Panaro, and Norm Lewis, is now available on iTunes and I've made that link available on the site, too.


Friday, August 31, 2007

Just a quick reminder that "A Place For Us," an album celebrating the 50th anniversary of West Side Story, will be released on Tuesday, September 4.

Click here for more information.

Hugh's track, a new version of "Tonight" with Kristin Chenoweth, is one of two new, previously unheard recordings on the album which also features Barbra Streisand, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Canadian Brass, and Eldar.


Thursday, August 30, 2007

A few photos have been added to HPN's Gallery pages this week.

We're always looking for more content for the site. So this seems like a good time to put out the call again.

If you have anything to share - pictures from Hugh's shows, stage door or backstage photos with him, articles or reviews - we'd love to include them on the site.

So, if you have anything, please let us know!

You can e-mail me anytime at

Thanks in advance!


Sunday, August 12, 2007

Happy Anniversary

Today marks two years since made its on-line debut.

The site "went live" at its original URL on August 12, 2005.

Click here for a glimpse of the original version.

The site will always continue to evolve and we will always do our best to provide you with the latest news of Hugh.

Please, feel free to stop by our message board and join us for a little celebratory reminiscing.

As alway, thank you to Hugh for being so supportive of this project and thanks to everyone who has visited our site and contributed in some way.


Monday, August 6, 2007

Quick CD update

As of today, a release date for Hugh's CD hasn't been set yet.

However, when it is released it will be available through iTunes. I know some people were asking about that.

When more details are available, they'll be posted!


Saturday, August 4, 2007

Recording news

No, this is not an update on Hugh's solo CD...yet.

Before leaving for Europe to tour with Barbra Streisand, Hugh was in the studio with Kristin Chenoweth to record a new version of "Tonight" for a new West Side Story album.

The album, A Place For Us - A Tribute To 50 Years of West Side Story, is now available for pre-order and is set for release in early September.

Click here to order

Hugh and Kristin are in good company as the album features tracks by such music icons as Julie Andrews, Neil Diamond, Andre Previn, and Barbra Streisand.

Also, Simply Barbra Duets, an album by Streisand tribute artist Steven Brinberg was released earlier this year. For a preview of Hugh's smooth, sultry duet with "Simply Barbra," please check out Hugh's official MySpace page.

Hugh Panaro on MySpace

If you couldn't make it to Europe to hear Hugh with the real Babs, this isn't a bad substitute.

Click here to order.

Now, here's hoping it won't be too long before I have something to blog about Hugh's own album.


Post-tour update

The European concert tour with Barbra Streisand ended with a final performance in London on July 25.

The HPN page for the tour has been updated with on-stage photos shared by fans and wonderful candids of Hugh and Barbra's "Broadway boys" out and about in Europe.

Click here for all the tour-related photos and links.

Also, some video footage from various tour stops has been shared by Barbra's fans and is available at the HPN message board. Thanks to everyone who provided the videos and to my co-admin, Bonnie, for organizing and posting them.

I've received a lot of inquiries about Hugh's plans now that the tour has ended. As soon as Hugh or his agents let me know what his next project(s) will be, that news will be posted immediately. I'm hoping to hear an update on his solo album and will pass that along as well.

Stay tuned...


Monday, July 16, 2007

As most of you know by now, Hugh Panaro has spent the past month accompanying Barbra Streisand on her first concert tour of Europe, along with Sean McDermott, Peter Lockyer, and Michael Arden.

With four shows left, it's a good time for a quick round-up of tour happenings.

Opening last month, the tour has played Zurich, Vienna, Paris, Berlin, Manchester, and Dublin. The final three dates are at the 02 Dome in London on July 18, 22, and 25.

Before leaving for Europe, the "Broadway Boys" did several interviews with BroadwayWorld and Playbill. Links to all of the interviews are available here

Our tour gallery on the same page has also been updated with new pictures from the concert at Castletown House near Dublin.


Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Hello! Welcome to the Blog, a weekly (more or less) round-up of news and updates about Hugh Panaro and In addition to the weekly updates, there will also be posts whenever there is news of Hugh, performance announcements, and information on his forthcoming solo album as it all becomes available.