FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MICHAEL JACKSON'S WORLD TOUR
AND THE CHOREOGRAPHER OF HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 1, 2, 3

The Musical

Loving the Silent Tears: The Musical was a phenomenonal benefit show promoting cultural unity and inner peace at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium on October 27, 2012.

The audience was taken on a breathtaking journey to 16 countries across six continents through music, theatre, dance, and poetry, as well as the exceptional artistry of Broadway stars, pop music stars, and top international artists.

The spectacular, one-time red carpet premiere presentation was directed by Tony nominee Vincent Paterson (Michael Jackson’s and Madonna’s world tours) and choreographed by Emmy winner Bonnie Story (High School Musical 1, 2, 3).

STARRING

  • 2-time Grammy winner Jon Secada
  • Grammy winner Jody Watley
  • Grammy-winning reggae legends Black Uhuru
  • Tony winner Debbie Gravitte
  • Tony winner Kiril Kulish
  • Emmy winner & Tony nominee Liz Callaway
  • Tony nominee Patti Cohenour
  • French singer Flo Ankah
  • Arab singer Camellia Abou-Odah
  • Actor Junior Case
  • Award-winning actor Luke Eberl
  • Aulacese (Vietnamese) singer Hồ Quỳnh Hương
  • Italian tenor Mark Janicello
  • Award-winning Israeli singer Liel Kolet
  • Irish soprano Katie McMahon
  • Korean pop star Brian Joo
  • Korean singer Heather Park
  • Award-winning Brazilian singer Fabiana Passoni
  • Persian superstar Siavash Shams
  • Chinese platinum pop star Kay Tse

…PLUS MORE!

 

“I think the audience will find listening to the lyrics of the songs, which are from Supreme Master Ching Hai’s poems, a transformative and enlightening experience.”

Jon Secada, 2-time Grammy-winning pop star

“Very excited to be a part of this magical experience!”

Jody Watley, Grammy-winning artist

“I had a wonderful time being in The Real Love musical last year. I look forward to participating in this grand international production this year for Loving the Silent Tears.”

Kiril Kulish, Tony Award-winning actor (Billy Elliot the Musical)

“It’s a mammoth, vast production.”

Vincent Paterson, Tony-nominated director/choreographer
(Michael Jackson’s and Madonna’s world tours)

“I think it will lift the audience up inspirationally, I really do.”

Al Kasha, 2-time Oscar-winning composer (The Poseidon Adventure)

“The poetry is so beautiful, and the message of the poetry, the nuances of it are gorgeous.”

Cynthia Ferrell, award-winning playwright

“I think the show sounds like an incredible event for all people to attend.”

Nan Schwartz, Grammy-winning composer

“Some of the most amazing dancers who exist in the United States are now going to do this project with us.”

Vincent Paterson, Tony-nominated director/choreographer
(Michael Jackson’s and Madonna’s world tours)

“I am very excited to be part of this special event and look forward to performing in the new musical, ‘Loving the Silent Tears.’”

Jon Secada, 2-time Grammy-winning artist

“I am honored to be able to participate and be the representative of the Asian region.”

Kay Tse, Chinese platinum pop star

 

Loving the Silent Tears is based on the rich poetry anthology Silent Tears, written many years ago by world-renowned spiritual teacher, humanitarian, poet and artist Supreme Master Ching Hai.

A team of composers, all of whom have won the Oscar, Tony, Grammy and/or Emmy Award, have set the poet’s masterpiece verses into unforgettable melodies.

MUSIC BY

  • 6-time Grammy winner & 2-time Oscar nominee Jorge Calandrelli
  • 2-time Oscar winner Al Kasha
  • Emmy winner Doug Katsaros
  • 2-time Grammy winner & 3-time Oscar nominee Henry Krieger
  • Tony & Emmy winner Don Pippin
  • Grammy winner Nan Schwartz
  • Oscar & 2-time Grammy winner David Shire
  • 2-time Grammy winner Jon Secada

In addition, the musical featured a special song whose lyrics and music were composed by Supreme Master Ching Hai.

Oscar-winning actor George Chakiris (West Side Story) participated as guest speaker. The event’s emcees were vegan TV host and former Miss USA Susie Castillo (MTV), vegetarian award-winning actor Corey Feldman (The Goonies), vegetarian TV host and actress Kelly Packard (Baywatch), and 2-time Emmy-winning actor Kristoff St. John  (The Young and the Restless), also a vegetarian.

Check out the first-of-its-kind, elevating musical experience, Loving the Silent Tears!