at the BoatYard.
In a performance to benefit the Lions Inter-Community Hospital, Mr.
McDermott will entertain you with the same talents that have charmed
The son of San Pedro resident Corry McDermott, Sean
has been visiting the island since 1972. Born and educated in Colorado,
his first performance was at Columbine High School in Littleton, in the
play titled, "Tree on Emerald Hill". His singing talents were honed
around the same time from his involvement with a musical group called the
"Bear Creek Sounds". He also studied formally at a school for the
dramatic arts in his birthplace of Denver.
Having launched his career on Alaskan cruise ships and
doing summer shows at Cape Cod, Sean quickly captured the attention of
producers and directors on the stage in New York City. Establishing
himself as one of Broadway's leading performers, Sean has played
Chris in the production of "Miss
Saigon," Rusty in "Starlight Express"
and a leading role most of you are familiar with, Danny
Zuko in "Grease". His wonderful tenor voice has been the
delight of locals in past performances with Dennis Wolfe. As if
that were not enough, he also played
Whizzer opposite Mandy Patinkin in
"Falsettos". Other than in San Pedro for Dulce Wolfe, his most
prestigious command singing appearances have been at the Kennedy Center
in Washington, D.C. for former US President Bush and England's former
Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson.
On the road, he has performed with stars
Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie) and
Robert Goulet in "South Pacific". He has also played the leading role of
Joseph in "Joseph and the Technicolor
Dreamcoat" and this past December in Austin, Texas as
Jesus in "Jesus Christ Superstar".
Living in Australia for two years, Mr. McDermott also played
Tony in the production of "West Side
Story" at the Victoria State Opera.
On television, Sean has starred as
Heart Jessup in the long-running daytime
soap opera "The Guiding Light" and as a guest of Johnny Carson on "The
His recording career includes original material on his
debut album, "New York Nights" and his most recent "My Broadway,"
produced at Abbey Studios in England, featuring a variety of Broadway
hits. He has also had the honor of sharing the stage with Bernadette
Peters at her debut in Carnegie Hall. Just a very few of the songs he
performs that you may recognize include: New York, New
York; Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me; Piano Man; Danny Boy; Unchained
Melody and I Left My Heart In San Francisco as well as
tunes from "Grease" and the "Lion King".
Sean McDermott will be flying in exclusively for this
special guest appearance. He will be autographing, selling CDs and giving
a preview performance of his talents on Thursday, March
30th at 8:00 p.m. at
the BoatYard with a percentage of proceeds going to the new Hospital.
Then at 8:00 p.m. sharp on Sunday, April
2nd, a benefit
performance will be held at the same location. Tickets will be on sale
for BZ$20 which includes a raffle ticket for a chance at winning a
variety of prizes during intermission and following the show. Any
business or individual wishing to sponsor a raffle prize may call Corry
McDermott at 2161 or Sari Vidrine at 3245. Food and drinks will be on
sale also. Sean McDermott will be performing free of cost and all
proceeds from the gate, any supplementary donations as well as a
percentage of the bar, food, and CD sales will go to the Lions
Inter-Community Hospital. No stranger to benefits, Sean recently raised
US$250,000 for a hospital in Denver on Valentine's Day.
This island knows all about charity and
the much needed addition of a hospital is a priority for our existence.
It is essential to have immediate access to quality health care, not only
for residents but also to promote our ever-growing tourist industry. So,
come out to the BoatYard and enjoy a unique cultural experience for La
Isla Bonita - "A Bit of Broadway," featuring Sean McDermott.