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Pianist to play at opera house

Pianist Philip Fortenberry will return to the McPherson Opera House at 7:30 p.m. Friday in a solo performance of “Broadway My Way.”

Fortenberry began playing piano at age 4 and by age 7, was the accompanist at his church. In his career, he has played a huge variety of genres, including accompanying famed singers Frederica Von State, Harry Connick Jr., and Eartha Kitt. He was also pianist for the Roundabout Theater’s Broadway revue of music by Hal David and Burt Bacharach, and he toured with concert performances of “The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.”

Broadway music has been his biggest musical love, and he has played for Broadway productions and national tours of “Cats,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Saturday Night Fever,” “Ragtime,” “Seussical — The Musical,” “Sideshow,” and the “Lion King.”

Tickets and information are available at, by calling (620) 241-1952, or at the box office.

Last modified March 21, 2012