Rob will bring his show, The Rock Tenor in the Grand Illusion, to (le) Poisson Rouge on Monday night, August 22. Special guest performers from Broadway, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and the world of ROCK will also be featured. Globalvision Records producer and long-time Evan collaborator Jeremy Roberts will provide musical direction. The evening will highlight a 6-piece rock band and four vocalists. Proceeds benefit BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS.

THE GRAND ILLUSION will celebrate the Classic Rock genre and honor some of the most iconic Rock Tenors of our time, featuring songs inspired by some of the great Rock Tenors: Roger Daltrey (THE WHO), Dennis DeYoung & Tommy Shaw (STYX), Lou Gramm (FOREIGNER), Freddie Mercury (QUEEN), Steve Perry (JOURNEY), Bono (U2), Robert Plant (LED ZEPPELIN) David Gilmour & Roger Waters (PINK FLOYD), David Lee Roth & Eddie Van Halen (VAN HALEN), Luciano Pavarotti, AND MORE…

Monday, August 22 at 10pm
Tickets: $20 (advance), $25 (at the door)
(le) poisson rouge | 158 Bleecker Street | 212.505.FISH


THE ROCK TENOR fuses rock and roll anthems, Broadway classics, opera favorites, country rhythms, and classical melodies in a unique performance that showcases these familiar works in a whole new light.

Performed with a live rock band featuring some of the top musicians in the country, THE ROCK TENOR will appeal to even the most casual fan of Broadway, classical, and rock and roll. The set list spans The Beatles, Puccini, Journey, Handel, The Police, Meatloaf, Les Miserables, Mozart, Bach, Queen, Sondheim, Bon Jovi, Andrea Bocelli, STYX, The Rolling Stones, Daughtry, and Keith Urban, plus music by The String Divas, an all-string group led by Betsy Goode.

Starring Rob Evan, Morgan James (Broadway's upcoming The Adams Family Musical), Dustin Brayley (international tour of Rent), and Aaron LaVigne (winner of FameCast Season 4), THE ROCK TENOR ran for seven weeks in Summer 2009 at The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia.

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The Dream Engine appeared September 16, 2006 at the 2006 Georgia Music Hall Of Fame Awards Show in Atlanta, GA. The performance included two songs (piano and vocals only) w/ Rob, Elaine, Adrienne, Neal, and Steve on piano. The show was televised live on GPB-TV (Georgia Public Broadcast) and rebroadcast on September 22. The 2006 inductees included R.E.M. and Gregg Allman (both of whom performed), Felice Bryant, Dallas Austin, and Jermaine Dupri. Other performers included Kristen Hall (formerly of Sugarland) and Drumline.

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A preview of "The Rock Tenor" and "Classic M: The Music of Motown, USA" was presented on January 11, 2009 at Florence Gould Hall in New York. This showcase was part of the 2009 Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference.

About The Showcase:

"The Rock Tenor" is a new concert experience that brings together classical and Broadway music with some of the greatest rock and roll songs ever written, featuring music by The Beatles, U2, Journey, Daughtry, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Police, and Queen, fused with the sounds of Bach, Beethoven, Puccini, Handel, Bernstein, Webber, Rodgers, and Sondheim. On January 11, Rob Evan will be joined by featured singers Patti Russo (Meat Loaf), Danny Zolli (Jesus Christ Superstar), Brandi Burkhardt (Tale of Two Cities, Mamma Mia), and Tad Wilson (Rock of Ages), along with a group of the most versatile musicians in New York, to give audiences a preview of the upcoming 2009-2010 concert tour..

From 1959 to 1972, the city of Detroit changed the sound of American music forever. It was a new brand of popular music that introduced artists like Diana Ross and the Supremes, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Martha and the Vandellas, Gladys Knight & The Pips, and Lionel Richie. "Classic M: The Music of Motown, USA" is a new concert that celebrates the Detroit sound with a group of the most talented young performers in the country performing songs with the same passion and unbridled joy as the original artists. The show features performances by Lawrence Clayton (Bells Are Ringing, The Civil War, Once Upon a Mattress, Dreamgirls) and Ramona Keller (Brooklyn, Caroline or Change, Smokey Joe's Cafe). They are backed by a seven-piece band playing authentic arrangements of the classic hits.

The National Theater, Washington DC - June 1, 2008

AP: Broadway came to the nation's capital Sunday night during a gala for the Ford's Theatre attended by President Bush and first lady Laura Bush.

Actor Hal Holbrook, country music singer Trisha Yearwood, former American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken, and other stars performed songs and spoken word pieces from the musical "The Civil War" at the National Theatre, which hosted the event because the beneficiary theater is under renovation.

"Laura and I have been coming here now for eight years to the Ford Theatre gala and this is by far the best," Bush said after the performances. "It's such an uplifting performance and a reminder of what a great president Abraham Lincoln was."

The musical, which premiered in Houston in 1998 before opening on Broadway, follows the course of the war from multiple perspectives.

The spoken word selections invoked Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and Lincoln among others. Holbrook read several selections.

Yearwood performed two numbers: "If I Should Lose My Way" with Broadway star Rob Evan, and "The Honor of Your Name." Aiken sang "Sarah."

Other performers included actor Avery Brooks, musician Larry Gatlin and author Maya Angelou. Angelou was one of the evenings two recipients of Lincoln Medals.

Actress Ruby Dee also was honored with a medal. Her daughter accepted it on her behalf.

"The Lincoln Medal brings Abraham Lincoln's legacy to life by recognizing his wisdom and vision in the work of today's leaders," the first lady said when introducing the recipients. "It honors those who through their accomplishments or personal attributes illuminate the character of our most beloved president."

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Rob performed the title role of Ludwig Von Beethoven in Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Rock Opera, Beethoven's Last Night, March 25 through May 2, 2010 and March 16 through May 21, 2011.


Rob starred as Jean Valjean in the Theater of the Stars production of Les Miserables during August and September 2008.

Tarzan: The Broadway Musical closed July 8, 2007.
Rob played the role of Kerchak.

In 2005, the hit Broadway musical Jekyll & Hyde was transformed into the concert event of the year! Performers for the tour included Rob Evan as Jekyll/Hyde, Kate Shindle as Lucy, and Brandi Burkhardt as Emma. Photos can be found on the Multimedia Page.