Singer/songwriter Desmond Child brings his massive hits to THE KATE! From Bon Jovi (“Livin’ On a Prayer”, “You Give Love a Bad Name”) to Aerosmith (“Dude Looks Like a Lady”), from Ricky Martin (“Livin’ La Vida Loca”) to Katy Perry (“Waking Up in Vegas”), Desmond rocks the house with his killer band, exceptional singers and his own unique vocals—known to many from his Desmond Child & Rouge days. After a critically acclaimed run at New York City’s Feinstein’s/54 Below, Desmond appears on THE KATE to share the music and stories from his genre-defying collaborations with artists including KISS (“I Was Made for Lovin’ You”), Michael Bolton (“How Can We Be Lovers”), Joan Jett (“I Hate Myself For Loving You”), Alice Cooper, Cyndi Lauper, Garth Brooks, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Christina Aguilera, Hanson, Sia, Zedd and most recently, Barbra Streisand. This hit-maker’s songs have sold over 500 million records worldwide. Desmond Child was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2008 is Co-Founder & Chairman of the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame, being of Latin descent. The evening is directed by Richard Jay-Alexander, with musical direction by Bette Sussman.
This concert will be recorded for the public television series The Kate, produced by CPTV.
With Special Guests
Deborah Cox possesses one of the most powerful and versatile contemporary voices of our time. The Grammy Award nominated, multi-platinum R & B/Pop recording artist and actress recently blew the roof off theatres as she starred in the Rachel Maron role originally played by Whitney Houston in the new musical “The Bodyguard”.She will be singing a WORLD PREMIERE of a new Desmond Child Song: STRONGER THAN A MAN co-written with Shelly Peiken & Rusian Raylove.
Mandy Gonzalez has thrilled audiences on Broadway, lit up the screen on television, and started a social movement. Mandy Gonzalez is currently starring as Angelica Schuyler in the musical sensation, Hamilton. She can also be seen on the CBS hit, Madam Secretary. Mandy’s vocal prowess sets a new standard – she can be soft and sultry one moment, and shake the rafters the next. Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Hamilton, calls Mandy “one of the greatest singers on earth.”