LMG has produced shows starring the Dance Theatre of Harlem, TV/Cabaret Star Alexandra Billings (Amazon Prime Time's Transparent), Tony winners Alice Ripley (Next to Normal), Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and Hinton Battle (Miss Saigon, Sophisticated Ladies and Tap Dance Kid), Bob Dorough (Schoolhouse Rock fame), Broadway personality Karen Mason (Sunset Blvd, Jerome Robbin’s Broadway, Alice in Wonderland, Mama Mia), Jazz singer Martha Lorin, Jazz icon Norman Connors, Danny Lerman and Chicago’s jazz Sensation Spider Saloff.
LMG has produced shows at national venues: Weill Hall/Carnegie Hall in New York, Apollo Theater in Chicago, North Shore Performing Arts Center in Skokie, Ill, Mercury Theater, Bailiwick Theater, The Theatre Building, Stage 733, Center on Halsted and Steppenwolf Theaters in Chicago. NY nightclub shows include Feinstein's at the Regency, Don't Tell Mama, Danny's Skylight Room, The Metropolitan Room and Cafe Noctambulo; and The Gardenia, Sacred Fools and Avery Schreiber Theaters in LA.
In 2003, he made his Off Broadway debut as producer with the Chicago transferred hit “Before I Disappear” starring the gifted writer/actress, Alexandra Billings.
LMG has provided promotions for various events through the years: Birdlands "Broadway in Concert" performance of the Stephen Cole/David Evans musical, "Merman's Apprentice," and it's subsequent record release; the Chicago workshop of the Cole/Ellison show "The Black and White Ball" @ City Winery, several Memorial Hospital Cancer benefits; the release of the independent movies "Hannah Free" and "Scrooge and Marley," and "Stealth;" Author Michael Colby's book debut "The Algonquin Kid;" The Acorn Theater in Three Oaks, Michigan; the Broadway Theater League's "A Chorus Line" and The Color Purple," and Trio's Jazz Club, to name a few.
Lampkin's record label, LMG, has reached the top 25 on dance/jazz charts worldwide with the releases: "I Didn't Go To My Prom" by Robin Kay reaching number 24 for 6 months; "Only One Life" by Tyler Stephenson reaching number 25 for 11 months; "Alone Together" by Martha Lorin reaching the top spot on Jazz Discover Radio; "At Last" by Tyler Stephenson, which spent 9 weeks at the number 1 slot on Australia jazz radio, www.queerfm.com.au; and "Being Alive" by Alexandra Billings, Transparent Co-star, which spent 9 months in the top 15 on amazon.com, USA.
Announcing LampkinMagicProductions, a new video production company specializing in music, film and documentary work. Offices in NY and the Midwest.
Name: Ralph Lampkin Jr.
Lives in: South Bend, Indiana
Occupation: Producer, Musician, Manager, Music Supervisor, Voice Artist, Theatrical Producer and Stage Manager
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