Lake Junaluska is proud to partner with The WNC Gathering of the Laity to present Finding Your Voice: Lessons for the Soul from a Life on Broadway, a special performance by world-renown tenor, J. Mark McVey. This free event will be held in Stuart Auditorium at Lake Junaluska on Saturday, August 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Mark made his Broadway debut as Jean Valjean in 'Les Miserables' after having won the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Actor. For years, he performed this role to audiences worldwide, including the 25th Anniversary Tour, for which he won the Ovation Award and the BroadwayWorld.com Award. He continues to perform with numerous symphonies around the country and the world.
He has a strong and passionate commitment to his Christian faith, and has created this program to share both his gifted voice and his message of truth and God with audiences around the country. The program combines Mark's real life experiences and lessons with 'Les Miserables' story of faith, courage, love and truth. Mark will also sing several songs from the musical to give voice to the lessons found therein.
Mark's story speaks to us all; it is the human experiences of seeking to understand our unique gifts and how they can be used for our good and to bless others. "I was blessed with a wonderful singing voice," says Mark. "Some are blessed with the ability to paint, or write, or speak. Others have talents that lend themselves to success in business, philanthropy, teaching or athletics. Regardless of our talents or skill sets, we all can have a voice that speaks to us and helps us find our own way by focusing our thoughts, words, and emotions towards being the best person we can be given the special gifts we were each given."