"EVAN TYRONE MARTIN IS DESTINED FOR STARDOM"
-THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE
UNFORGETTABLE: FALLING IN LOVE WITH NAT KING COLE
STARRING EVAN TYRONE MARTIN
Chicago leading man Evan Tyrone Martin (JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, DREAMGIRLS, SIDE SHOW) warmly resonates the velvety vocal style of musical legend Nat King Cole. Chicago Tribune calls Martin “Destined for Stardom: One of the Hot New Faces of Chicago Theatre,” and BCR News praises, "Martin's vocal ease would have done Nat King Cole proud." Martin intimately relates Cole’s musical journey: from his upbringing in the Chicago church, to shuffling along the jazz scene, to his emergence as a popular music icon. Classic tunes include “Straighten Up and Fly Right,” “L-O-V-E,” and “Smile.”
ABOUT THE ARTIST
EVAN TYRONE MARTIN
Chicago Sun-Times raves, "Evan Tyrone Martin is a golden-voiced actor of sweetness and grace,” and Chicago Tribune calls Evan Tyrone Martin "Destined for Stardom: One of the Hot New Faces of Chicago Theatre." Evan's Chicago theatre credits include: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Jesus), HAIR (Hud), DREAMGIRLS (Curtis-Black Theatre Alliance Award Nomination), FAR FROM HEAVEN (Raymond-Jeff Award Nomination), THE LITTLE MERMAID (King Triton), RENT (Collins), THE COLOR PURPLE (Harpo), SIDESHOW (Jake-Jeff Award Nomination), VIOLET (Flick-Jeff Award Nomination), KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN (Valentin-Jeff Award Nomination, Broadway World Award Nomination), FLOYD COLLINS, I LEFT MY HEART: A SALUTE TO THE MUSIC OF TONY BENNETT, and SOME ENCHANTED EVENING. Regional credits include: THE LITTLE MERMAID (King Triton), FOREVER PLAID (Jinx), HAIR (Berger), and PIPPIN (Leading Player). Concerts: UNFORGETTABLE: FALLING IN LOVE WITH NAT KING COLE and AN UNFORGETTABLE NAT KING COLE CHRISTMAS. Evan is a graduate of Ashland University. evantmartin.weebly.com