John-Mark McGaha sings Stevie Wonder

Someday at Christmas: John-Mark McGaha sings Stevie Wonder

December 6, 2022
11:00 a.m. - $30

Celebrate the season as acclaimed singer, storyteller, and multi-instrumentalist John-Mark McGaha shares Stevie's musical messages of Joy, Love, and Peace on Earth.

Talented, joyful, and generous, McGaha (The Ray Charles Legacy, Smokey Joe's Cafe) sheds a personal light upon the miraculous life of one of America's greatest singer/songwriters. Broadway World calls his voice "crystal clear perfection." Songs include"Someday At Christmas," "My Cherie Amour," "That's What Christmas Means To Me," "For Once in My Life," "Ave Maria," and "I Just Called to Say I Love You."

Presented by Artists Lounge Live

This performance is sponsored by Chicago Dough, Richton Park

About John-Mark McGaha

Broadway World calls his voice "crystal-clear perfection." John-Mark McGaha is an acclaimed singer, actor, storyteller, and multi-instrumentalist. He headlines concerts across the country with Artists Lounge Live, starring in Signed, Sealed, Delivered: John-Mark McGaha Sings Stevie Wonder, Someday At Christmas: John-Mark McGaha Sings Stevie Wonder, Unforgettable John-Mark McGaha Sings Nat King Cole and A Nat King Cole Christmas. Theatre credits include starring Off-Broadway in the musical Cafe A Gogo and portraying jazz great Lionel Hampton in Tuxedo Junction. Other credits nationwide include Smokey Joe's Cafe; Violet; The Ray Charles Legacy; The Sinatra Legacy; and The Cash Legacy at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium. Also a music arranger, he provided Music Direction and Adaptation for the world premiere musical Ocean 1222: A Black Family Christmas. Television appearances include a featured musical guest spot on BET's Centric Celebrates Selma: 50th Anniversary Music Special.

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, McGaha began studying classical piano at the age of five. He performed internationally as a teen, adding organ, guitar, saxophone, and voice to his repertoire. He studied Piano, Opera, Musical Theatre, and Music Education at Birmingham Southern College and attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York. His central passion is worshipping God in spirit and truth. He served as Director of Contemporary Worship and Arts at Trinity United Methodist Church in Birmingham. John and his wife Grace have five beautiful children.

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This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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