Married to Broadway featuring The Sharpe Family Singers
It’s a very special “Take your kids to work day” when Ron and Barbra Sharpe bring their kids and extended family, collectively known as the Sharpe Family Singers, to celebrate Broadway and beyond. The group, which call itself a ‘modern-day Partridge Family,” has gained more than 5.5 million followers on TikTok.
The elder Sharpes are the stuff of Broadway legends. They met onstage in the original Broadway production of Les Miserables, where they played Marius and Cosette. After being married on stage more than 1000 times, they decided to make it legal. They put together a show called Married to Broadway, featuring the best of the Great White Way.
Ron Sharpe was the first actor to play both male leads, Marius and Jean Valjean, in Les Mis on Broadway. Other Broadway credits include original productions of The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Civil War, and Disney’s King David. He reprised his role as Jean Valjean for the 25th anniversary production of Les Mis, when it returned to Broadway in 2014 and was featured in the production of Sweeney Todd at Live at Lincoln Center with Emma Thompson.
In addition to performing as Cosette, Barbra Russell has portrayed Luisa in The Fantasticks, and Laurie in Oklahoma and has appeared in Little Shop of Horrors, Side by Side by Sondheim, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. She has performed in concert around the world and conceived, produced and performed on the CD Sweethearts, the music of Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. Both Sharpes have performed at the White House.
The Sharpe family has grown and they bring their two adult children, Samantha and Logan and their identical twin boys, Aidan and Connor, plus three adopted family members (the boyfriend, best friend and loveable uncle) to perform as The Sharpe Family Singers. Their family will take your family on a musical journey through rock ‘n roll, Disney and classic Broadway.
Samantha Sharpe is the latest family star. The young singer told interviewers that she’s been singing since she was 1 and watching American Idol since its first season, when Kelly Clarkson won. Now, she is appearing on the talent competition. “I told my mom and dad, ‘that’s going to be me, one day,’” she said. “I can’t believe it actually happened. I just wanted to go and sing my best. I had my family there, I felt I did the very best I could. I was hoping I could get to experience this whole thing with my family and that made it so much better. I do everything with them when it comes to singing and having them there was like my rock the whole time.”
Featuring the best music from the Broadway stage and pop world, this show has something for everyone. Bring the kids, the grandkids and visiting relatives. You and they can’t help but enjoy how the show lifts the spirits the way only a true family musical can. You’ll know every song and want to sing along.
Come make memories with your family and the Sharpe family.