Performer Johnny Steiner is a favorite throughout central Ohio. Known for his singing voice and clever wit, Steiner hails from Green Camp and is a graduate of Elgin High School in Marion County. On August 6 and 7, Steiner will once again hit the stage at his college alma mater, Otterbein University. The concert is called LUCK, and features songs from Broadway shows of the 1950s.
“It’s no secret that I love singing standards, and so many of those kinds of songs hail from Broadway shows. And the shows that came up in the decade between 1949 and 1959 are incredible! Shows like MY FAIR LADY, GUYS AND DOLLS, WEST SIDE STORY, SOUTH PACIFIC, THE MUSIC MAN…and the list goes on. I can’t wait to put on my suit and share some good musical memories – back in the recital hall where I started my career!”
Steiner’s concerts offer great entertainment – including a bevy of surprise guests, lots of laughs, and some fantastic and familiar music.
Backing up Steiner are Eileen Huston on piano, Eric Van Wagner on bass, and drummer David K. Johnston.
LUCK will be held in a different location at Otterbein than in years’ past – it is in Riley Auditorium inside Battle Fine Arts Center on the campus of Otterbein University.
This year, Steiner is doing two shows – Saturday, August 6 at 7:30pm and Sunday, August 7 at 2:30pm.
Admission is $15 at the door. General seating. The recital hall is handicap-accessible.
Steiner has been a free-lance musician for nearly two decades. In 2012, he was named music director of Vaud-Villities – the longest running singing and dancing spectacular, which started in Columbus in 1943. He recently was named associate director of Church of the Messiah United Methodist Church in Westerville.