Transcendence Archives

We are thrilled to share these inspirational videos of past performances and transcendent moments with you.

“Tonight/Something’s Coming”

“Tonight/Something’s Coming” – Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim
Arrangement/Orchestration – Matt Moisey
Performing Artists – Libby Servais, Stephan Stubbins, Morgan Karr, Courtney Markowitz, Amy Miller, Brooke Tansley, Colin Campbell Mcadoo, David R. Gordon, Desiree Devar, Eric Jackson, Freddie Kimmel, Julie Craig, Leah Sprecher, Molly Alvarez, Nicolas Dromard, Q. Smith, Rachel Louise Thomas, Robert Petrarca

Transcendence Theatre Company’s 2014 “Music Of The Night”
Director – Jaclyn Miller
Choreographer – Roy Lightner
Music Director – Kathryn Lounsbery
Production Stage Manager – Kelly Montgomery
Transcendence Band – Matt Moisey, Michael Wilcox, Brian Boyce, Isaac Carter, Alexander Garcia, Pam Otsuka, Kale Cummings
Video Editing – Marjorie Lewitt
Transcendence Artistic Director – Amy Miller

“I Can Do That”

“My first summer in the ‘field of dreams’. I was fresh out of college. I didn’t really know what I wanted to do with my life in regards to being in the performing arts, and how to navigate that field as an amputee. I love to sing, I love to dance, I love to act, and I didn’t really know how to do it all together in this new…body, literally in this new body. I figured out [here] how I could be part of the industry and this wonderful community of artists.”
– Evan Ruggiero

“I Can Do That”- Marvin Hamlisch
Performing Artists – Evan Ruggiero and Rachel Louise Thomas
Transcendence Theatre Company’s 2014 Gala Celebration
Director/Choreographer – Molly Booth
Music Director – Erik Daniels
Production Stage Manager – Kelly Montgomery
Transcendence Band – Matt Moisey, Michael Wilcox, Brian Boyce, Isaac Carter, Bob Farrington, Pam Otsuka, Tara Zombres
Video Editing – Marjorie Lewitt
Transcendence Artistic Director – Amy Miller

“I Wanna Be A Dancin’ Man”

The song “…Dancin’ Man” has brought me incredible joy and inspiration since experiencing Broadways “Fosse” at the Broadhurst Theatre in the spring of 2001. The melody, lyrics, and orchestrations combine brilliantly with Bob Fosse’s simply effective choreography. Honoring Fosse, Dylan Smith and Amanda Lehman created this version for Transcendence’s 2015 “Rhythm of Life”. To share this ultimate dancer’s credo alongside a team of wildly stunning, and highly respected performers is most definitely a lifetime highlight!

I had a phenomenal chat recently with a dancer whose life mission is to use her art and whole heart as an act of service to others. Alicia Albright so eloquently reminded me that whether or not you have the ability and courageousness of our medical front-liners or financial strength to donate at will, we all have the offering of love. This team offers huge love in the form of song and dance and I sincerely hope you enjoy it!

Tony Gonzalez
Transcendence Artistic Associate

The Grass is Always Greener Performance

“I get by with a little help from my friends.”   If there is one thing I have learned from my extraordinary friendships, it is to laugh through the wild ride of life. I love the sound of people that love laughing. I hope today that you have a sincere belly laugh and appreciate every essence of its simple ability to shift a mood and uplift one’s spirit. We can’t wait to share joy in the field of dreams again.

“The Grass Is Always Greener” – Music/Lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Transcendence Vocalists – Courtney Markowitz, Meggie Cansler-Ness
Arrangement/Orchestration – Matt Smart

Flight Performance

“Let me run through a field in the night.
Let me lift from the ground till my soul is in flight.”

“Flight”- Music and Lyrics by Craig Carnelia
Transcendence Vocalists- Courtney Markowitz, Leslie McDonel, Danny Calvert
Arrangement/Orchestration- Daniel Mertzlufft

Lean On Me Performance

“Lean on me, when you’re not strong
And I’ll be your friend
I’ll help you carry on
For it won’t be long
‘Til I’m gonna need
Somebody to lean on”

Today we celebrate the life of Bill Withers who wrote & sang this timeless song. May you be inspired by him through these days ahead!
#wearefamily #weareallinthistogether #riseup #transcendence

“Lean On Me”- Music and Lyrics Bill Withers
Transcendence Vocalists- James LaRosa, Aubrey Mae Davis, Jamison Scott, Natalie Gallo, Andrew Hodge, Beth Kirkpatrick, Emilio Ramos, Max Quinlan, Sierra Lai Barnett, Tim McGarrigal

Blackbird Performance

“Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly”

This is one of the most beautiful performances ever sung in our field of dreams. May Leslie McDonel’s beautiful rendition of “Blackbird” from 2015 bring you comfort during these challenging days.

“Blackbird”- Music and Lyrics Lennon-McCartney
Transcendence Vocalist- Leslie McDonel

Rise Up Performance

Music always has played an important role in healing the world.

In the days ahead, Transcendence Theatre Company will be sharing songs from our past 9 Seasons. We hope our art will uplift your days.

May this performance of “Rise Up”, which was sung in the aftermath of Sonoma’s wildfires in 2017, provide hope & inspiration during these immensely challenging times.

“Rise Up”- Music and Lyrics by Andra Day
Transcendence Artists- Shaleah Adkisson, David Gordon
Sign Language Interpreter- Sandy McLennon

Sonoma Strong 2017 LIVE CONCERT

LIVE CONCERT: #SonomaStrong NYC Broadway Benefit Concert live from The Green Room 42.

Follow Broadway performers and Transcendence Theatre Company artists in New York City as they raise money for the 2017 California Fire Relief and send love to the Sonoma County, California and our supportive community.