The James Bond Experience: Music Behind the Man


Featured Artist:

Gerald Steichen, Conductor
Hugh Panaro, Vocals
Morgan James, Vocals

Barnstable Performing Arts Center
744 West Main Street, Hyannis MA 02601

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  • Featured Artists:

    Gerald Steichen, Conductor
    Hugh Panaro, Vocals
    Morgan James, Vocals

    Barnstable Performing Arts Center
    744 West Main Street, Hyannis MA 02601

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The name’s Bond. James Bond. Some say the music behind the legend was as intriguing as the man himself. We’ll let you decide. You’ll get to experience the iconic music of Bond films spanning more than five decades, from classics by Shirley Bassey and Paul McCartney, to blockbuster hits by Adele and Billie Eilish. A thrilling musical escapade is guaranteed.


CUSTER, Calvin
Themes From 007, Arr. Calvin Custer

Goldfinger, Arr. Bruce Donnelly

Thunderball, Arr. Angermuller

North By Northwest, Arr. Vince Leonard

Surrender, Arr. Lucas Waldin

For Your Eyes Only, Arr. Donnelly

BART, Lionel
From Russia with Love, Arr. Angermuller

SMITH, Sam, Arr. Matt Podd
The Writing's On The Wall

Secret Agent Man, Arr. Fleischer

JONES, Quincy
Soul Bossa Nova, Arr. Fleischer


Music from "The Incredibles", Arr. by Bill Holcombe

Diamonds Are Forever, Arr. Donnelly

You Know My Name, Arr. Ledingham

Peter Gunn

The Pink Panther, Arr. Calvin Custer

The Look of Love, Arr. Mark Taylor

MCCARTNEY, Paul and Linda
Live and Let Die, Arr. McKenzie

Nobody Does it Better, Arr. Raine

HAYES, Isaac
Theme from "Shaft", Arr. Bill Holcombe

Total Eclipse of the Heart, Arr. Hinchey

Skyfall, Arr. Redford

Hugh Panaro


Hugh Panaro is perhaps best known for having played the coveted role of the Phantom in Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera over 2,000 times, including the 25th Anniversary production. In fact, Hugh is one of the few actors to be cast by Harold Prince as both The Phantom and Raoul in the show's Broadway production and recently starred as the title role in the New York production of Sweeney Todd.

Hugh made his Broadway debut in the original production of Les Misérables as Marius, the role he originated in the First National Company. He also created the roles of Buddy in the original Side Show (Sony cast recording); Julian Craster in Jule Styne's last musical, The Red Shoes; and the title role in the American premiere of Cameron Mackintosh's Martin Guerre. Hugh was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for his performance in the title role of Elton John's Lestat, based on Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles.
He made his West End debut in the original London company of Harold Prince's Show Boat as Gaylord Ravenal, the role he previously played in the Broadway and Toronto productions.

At the prestigious 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle, Hugh played George Seurat in Sunday in the Park with George, and Robert in Stephen Sondheim's Company. Hugh's performance as Jean Valjean in the Walnut Street Theater's production of Les Misérables earned him the prestigious Barrymore Award, for which he was again nominated after a turn as Fagin in Oliver! In 2012, Hugh was honored with the Edwin Forrest Award for his long-term contribution to the theater.

An active concert artist, Panaro has performed with numerous symphony orchestras including the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, The Cleveland Orchestra, Philly Pops, Dallas, Detroit, San Francisco, Seattle, Utah Symphonies, and the London Sinfonietta, among many others. Mr. Panaro’s upcoming engagements include the Philly Pops, Charlotte Symphony, Cleveland Pops, Tucson Symphony, Maui Pops, Hawaii Symphony, among others. Hugh also recently returned as a guest soloist with the Festival Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic. He also had the privilege of performing in the world premiere of Penderecki’s Te Deum at Carnegie Hall and was a guest soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic, conducted by Marvin Hamlisch. His recordings include Jerome Kern Treasury, the original cast recording of Side Show, Tap Your Troubles Away (Herman), The Centennial (Weil), and Life On The Wicked Stage (Kern). In addition, he toured throughout Europe with the legendary Barbra Streisand. A native of Philadelphia, Panaro graduated from Temple University and was awarded the Boyer College of Music Certificate of Honor. His first solo CD, recorded live at 54 Below, is set to be released in 2023.

Morgan James


Morgan James is a classically trained vocalist, Broadway veteran and recording artist. Morgan recently paid tribute to Judy Garland for her centennial, where she most recently performed “Get Happy” with Sinfonia Gulf Coast and Nashville Symphony.

Ms. James is a frequent symphony pops soloist, and most recently she premiered her brand new show “Symphonic Soul: The Magic of the Memphis Sound” with the Virginia Symphony, Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, and Sinfonia Gulf Coast. Other appearances include the Cleveland Pops, Houston Symphony, Sun Valley Music Festival, American Pops Orchestra, Spokane Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Harrisburg Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Utah Symphony, Youngstown Symphony, Gulf Coast Symphony, Missouri Symphony, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, Ocean City Pops, Greensboro Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Allentown Symphony, Lansing Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Long Bay Symphony, and many more.

A Leonard Bernstein aficionado, Ms. James has appeared with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic, Breckinridge Music Festival, Utah Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, Colorado Symphony, and Wichita Symphony performing her solo Bernstein show, conducted by Teddy Abrams. Morgan was also featured with the Philadelphia Orchestra in West Side Story in concert, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Morgan has had the honor of being in the Bernstein MASS four times: most recently with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia Music festival, conducted by Marin Alsop; with the Louisville Orchestra (conducted by Teddy Abrams), the Philadelphia Orchestra (conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin), as well as with Baltimore Symphony at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, (also conducted by Marin Alsop).

On Broadway, Morgan has appeared in five Original Broadway Casts: Motown: The Musical, Godspell, Wonderland, The Addams Family, and Kristin Chenoweth’s For The Girls. She routinely tours Europe and the US with her own soul band, and she also toured Europe, Australia, and the U.S. with Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox, and is featured in ten of their videos. Her videos on YouTube have garnered 275 million views (and counting).

As a recording artist, Ms. James is about to release her fifth studio album of original soul music entitled “Nobody’s Fool”, in addition to “Memphis Magnetic”, “A Very Magnetic Christmas”, “Reckless Abandon", as well as her debut studio album entitled "Hunter", and a live album dedicated to the music of Nina Simone (both on Epic Records). She also recorded several full album covers, including the Beatles “White Album” and Joni Mitchell’s “Blue”, all available for purchase and streaming. Morgan received her voice training at The Juilliard School.

Gerald Steichen Conductor


Regarded as one of America’s most versatile conductors, Gerald Steichen has enjoyed an illustrious career at the helm of symphonies, opera, and Broadway productions across the US and beyond. Steichen spent ten seasons with New York City Opera at Lincoln Center and toured nationally as Music Director of The King and I, and associate conductor of The Phantom of the Opera, The Secret Garden, and Peter Pan. He has been a frequent guest conductor for the Boston Pops, New Jersey Symphony and the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall.

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