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  • The LA Phil Announces Keala Settle as Special Guest for Hugh Jackman: The Man. The Music. The Show.
  • May. 29, 2019
  • Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20, 2019, at 8 PM

     

    Los Angeles, CA (May 29, 2019) – The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association announced today that Keala Settle will make her Hollywood Bowl debut as a special guest for Hugh Jackman: The Man. The Music. The Show. Joining Jackman and Settle will be the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, for two nights only: Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20, at 8 PM.

    An actress and singer, Settle is a breakout star of 20th Century Fox’s The Greatest Showman. The Hawaii native’s performance of the film’s Oscar®-nominated song “This Is Me” became an explosive anthem of self-acceptance, propelling the soundtrack to the top of the charts worldwide and reaching #1 on the UK’s charts for a record-smashing 28 weeks (surpassing the prior record holder, Adele’s album 21, by seven weeks). In 2019, the album won the Grammy® Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. The year before, Settle’s “This Is Me” earned her a Golden Globe® Award for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture.

    Settle’s electrifying live performances of “This Is Me” have stunned audiences on the Today Show, X-Factor, The Graham Norton Show, and The Ellen Show, and she received universal praise for her performance at the 2018 Academy Awards. Settle brought the entire audience to its feet with a performance that The New York Times applauded as “commanding” and a perfect summation of “what became the themes of the night – diversity, empowerment, [and] inclusion.” Embodying these values, Settle has been celebrated for performing the powerful hit single in support of important causes at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival and Hopeland Gala.

    In December 2017, she released her debut EP, Chapter One, a compilation of covers infused with contemporary R&B, including her interpretation of Bette Midler’s “The Rose.” She is currently working on her upcoming debut full-length solo album, which will be released soon.

    Keala Settle effortlessly bridges the space between the Motown soul queen and modern pop star, thanks to her iconic voice and her unwavering confidence, and she is just getting started!

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    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20, 2019, at 8 PM
    Hugh Jackman: The Man. The Music. The Show.
    Keala Settle, special guest
    Hollywood Bowl Orchestra

    For additional information, please visit: http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/hughjackman

    Tickets for the 2019 Hollywood Bowl summer season are currently available, online at hollywoodbowl.com or via phone at 323 850 2000.

     

    About the Hollywood Bowl

    One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the Hollywood Bowl has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922 and plays host to the finest artists from all genres of music, offering something for everyone. It remains one of the best deals anywhere in Los Angeles; to this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many classical and jazz performances. In February 2018, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the 14th year in a row at the 29th Annual Pollstar Awards and was awarded the Top Amphitheater prize at the 2017 Billboard Touring Awards. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer. Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine is presented by the Los Angeles Philharmonic in partnership with The Lucques Group and Sodexo.

     

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    Sophie Jefferies, sjefferies@laphil.org, 213 972 3422
    Laura B. Cohen, lcmediapr@gmail.com, 310 867 3897