The Edmond Sun

Arts & Entertainment

February 8, 2013

Tom Wopat to perform in concert at UCO’s Broadway Tonight series

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma’s Broadway Tonight Series will present Tony Award-nominee Tom Wopat in two concerts at 6:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E. Fifth St. in Edmond.

Wopat is best known for his role as Luke Duke in the 1980s hit television series “The Dukes of Hazzard.” However, he is also well known for his strong baritone voice and high visibility Broadway roles in musicals including “Annie Get Your Gun” and “Catered Affair.” He received Tony Award nominations for both performances.

“Audiences will definitely remember Tom Wopat as one of the rowdy ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ boys, but he is so much more than that,” said Greg White, director/producer of UCO’s Broadway Tonight series.

“Mr. Wopat has been Broadway’s leading man for the past 20 years,” he continued.

Wopat will perform selections from his new CD titled “I’ve Got Your Number,” which will be released Feb. 12.

During his visit, he will lead a musical theater master class for Central musical theater students.

“Mr. Wopat will bring a wealth of knowledge about his craft to Central. I can’t wait for him to share his experience with our community,” White said.

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling 974-3375.

FOR A complete listing of UCO College of Fine Arts and Design events and performances including Broadway Tonight performances, visit www.uco.edu/cfad/events.

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