Before you take your seat in the theatre on Tuesday evenings, enjoy original music performed by Broadway actors and composers at the Crossroads of the World. Positioned within Times Square Market, the local outdoor food market in Times Square, audiences can enjoy food and Happy Hour drinks while taking in FREE concerts by Broadway professionals.
John is an L.A. native and calls both coasts home! Currently, he can be seen in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Hadestown. Previous credits include the national tour of Wicked (ensemble/ u/s Fiyero), Newsies (Davy, Music Circus), Rock of Ages (Drew, Las Vegas), Cruel Intentions (Sebastian Valmont, L.A.) and American Idiot (ensemble/ u/s Johnny, Will, Tunny) BFA: Boston Conservatory
Desi Oakley (with Adam Wolfe)
Desi Oakley is a New York City-based actress, Broadway performer and singer-songwriter currently playing Roxie Hart in Chicago on Broadway. Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, she was exposed to professional theatre at Music Theatre of Wichita and began performing at the young age of 8 years old. Her learning continued at the University of Michigan where she earned a BFA in Musical Theatre. Upon graduation, she quickly kicked off her Broadway career making her debut in Wicked, quickly followed by the revivals of Annie and Les Miserables, both on Broadway. She also led the National Tour of Waitress as the first Jenna on the road. Alongside stage performance, Desi is a singer-songwriter; her new original album “Repeat” can be found on iTunes and all streaming platforms. In her spare time, she loves yoga, volunteering for charitable organizations, and teaching aspiring young artists in NYC.
The Broadway Buskers concert series is curated and hosted by Ben Cameron.