Broadway Star and Miami Native RAUL ESPARZA returns to the Knight Concert Hall – February 11

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County presents four-time Tony Award nominee and Miami native Raúl Esparza in a much anticipated solo performance! As part of the 2011-12 Knight Masterworks Season Pop Series, Esparza returns to the Adrienne Arsht Center to thrill audiences with a brilliant show on February 11, 2012 at 8 p.m. in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall.


Tickets start at $50 and go on sale to members on August 29 and to the general public on Sept 18. Tickets may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at


Making his Adrienne Arsht Center debut in summer 2010, ESPARZA wowed Miami audiences with his show-stopping performances in the Desi Arnaz-inspired Babalú and at the Center’s 5th Anniversary Season Gala. Now, the critically-acclaimed star brings his musical talent home once again to delight Miami audiences in an encore performance of his acclaimed Lincoln Center concert. ESPARZA will delve into his Miami roots performing influential Cuban music as well as the Broadway tunes for which he is best known. There will be singing, there will be dancing, there will be laughter and tears, but most of all, there will be ESPARZA in perhaps his most remarkable work yet.


“We are extremely honored to once again showcase the work of this extraordinarily talented Miami native on our stage,” said M. John Richard, President and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center. “Raul Esparza will enthrall South Florida audiences with his remarkable talent, soulful voice, and irresistible program of Broadway hits and Spanish-language favorites.”

Since making his Broadway debut in The Rocky Horror Show in 2000, ESPARZA has taken the theater world by storm. ESPARZA has garnered Tony nominations in all possible acting categories, and has taken home multiple awards including the Drama Desk Award, Obie Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award. ESPARZA is also a recipient of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts prestigious YoungArts Award. His Broadway credits include major hits such as The Homecoming, Company, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Speed the Plow, Cabaret, and Taboo. ESPARZA portrayed Che Guevara in the 20th Anniversary national tour of Evita, and appeared in two musicals at the 2002 Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration. He has appeared on TV in NBC’s “Law and Order,” ABC’s “Pushing Daisies,” and was featured in the Wes Craven film, My Soul To Take. ESPARZA was recently seen in the new musical Leap of Faith starring opposite Brooke Shields. ESPARZA will share the stage with President Obama performing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” at the National Remembrance Ceremony commemorating the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 to take place at the John F. Kennedy Center on September 8, 2011.

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“This is a Broadway leading man at the top of his game, an intensely dramatic singer.” – The Miami Herald

Four-time Tony Award nominee brings his musical talent home, where he’s already become an Adrienne Arsht Center favorite following show-stopping performances in Babalú and at the 5th Anniversary Season Gala. Now, in an encore performance of his acclaimed Lincoln Center concert, Esparza will delve into his Cuban musical roots and share his love of Broadway musicals! Raul brings a “burning intensity to a theme dear to his heart,” raves New York Times writer Stephen Holden, “bring on the challenge, and he will leap to the breach.”

February 11, 2012

John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall

Adrienne Arsht Center

1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132


Tickets: Starting at $50

For reservations, visit or call the box office at (305) 949-6722.


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