The Signature Show

The Signature Show is Signature’s free variety show on YouTube, featuring performances by acclaimed artists, interviews, celebrations of new musical voices and tributes to the past, present and future of Signature Theatre.

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All episodes of The Signature Show are available for free on YouTube.

The Signature Show: Hot Wings, Talking with Aliens and Boogie Wonderland

This month on The Signature Show, we have a hilarious Signature spin on the Hot Ones Challenge with The Color Purple cast members Tobias A. Young, Jalisa Williams and Keenan McCarter. Plus, the creator of No Place to Go Ethan Lipton talks about his inspiration for the show. Stick around to the end for a fantastic performance of “Boogie Wonderland,” performed by Kaiyla Gross and DeAnte Haggerty-Willis.

The Signature Show: The Color Purple, Gershwin and Hand Models

To celebrate the start of performances of The Color Purple, this month on The Signature Show we feature a special behind the scenes look with director Timothy Douglas and cast members Nova Y. Payton, Frenchie Davis, and Danielle J. Summons.

The Signature Show: Pippin, Stevie Wonder and More

This month on The Signature Show we are welcoming back our first cabaret in over two years with a song from the opening night of Hotter Than July: Stevie Wonder. You can also see what happens behind the scenes at Overtures Musical Theatre Institute and fan favorite Jorge Acevedo returns with Sig in 60.

The Signature Show: 2022/23 Season Announcement

Signature Theatre is delighted to announce our 2022/23 season with 7 exciting shows. Check out this month’s episode of The Signature Show for exclusive performances and to learn more about the musicals and plays included in the season.

The Signature Show: A Sneak Peek at Daphne's Dive

This month on the Signature Show we are celebrating reopening the ARK Theatre with Daphne’s Dive! Take a first look into the rehearsal room with the cast and director Paige Hernandez. Plus, we’ve got some great new performances: Jyline Carranza and Cristian Perez honor the late Vicente Fernandez with his classic “Por Tu Maldito Amor,” and Rayanne Gonzales, Angie Benson, and Cristian Perez perform “Paciencia Y Fe” from In the Heights.

The Signature Show: The Holiday Show and A Special Sondheim Tribute

On this episode, we’re featuring Bobby Smith’s performance of “Marry Me A Little” from Everybody Rise: Signature Remembers Stephen Sondheim concert that took place on December 13. We’ve also got a holiday selection of tunes from the cast and musicians of RENT including “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” with Arianna Rosario (Mimi) and Mark G. Meadows (Music Director), “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” with Katie Mariko Murray (Maureen) and Ines Nassara (Joanne) and “Purple Snowflakes” featuring Mark G. Meadows and Deacon Izzy from the DC band DuPont Brass; Signature’s casting director Jorge Acevedo is back with the SigIn60 round-up of happenings at Signature; and Signature Alumni share special messages, including Ilda Mason (West Side Story), Guy Lockard (NBC’s Chicago Med) and Claybourne Elder (Broadway’s Company).

The Signature Show: Indie-Folk Sondheim and RENT Opening Night

This month on The Signature Show follow David Merino (RENT’s Angel) around Shirlington and Signature to see what an out-of-town artist does during performances. Take a special look at our first opening night in almost 21 months. We’re also featuring two fantastic new performances: Eleri Ward performs the Sondheim classic “In Buddy’s Eyes” from Follies, and Josh A. Dawson performs Janet Jackson’s “Together Again” in remembrance of the 40th Anniversary of the AIDS crisis.

The Signature Show: Halloween and a Behind-The-Scenes Look at RENT

It’s Halloween this month on The Signature Show! We’ve got two new performances to put you in the spooky mood: Jon Kalbfleisch plays the prelude to Sweeney Todd on a pipe organ, and Kanysha Williams performs “I Put a Spell on You” accompanied Lenny Williams. Get an inside look at RENT with footage and interviews with the cast and creative team. SigIn60 with Jorge Acevedo is back with a look at what’s coming up at Signature, and Sophia Adoum, Bryan Charles Moore, Daniel Powers, and Madeline Dunn welcome you back to the theatre with a fun new dance filmed at Signature.

The Signature Show: Ducks and Judy and Nova, Oh My!

This month’s episode of The Signature Show features a massive rubber ducky collection, Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner’s response to the divisive question “Judy or Barbra”, an exclusive clip of Brian Stokes Mitchell and Nova Y. Payton performing “Wheels of A Dream,” plus a world premiere performance of a Jonathan Larson classic by Adelina Mitchell and Kaiyla Gross.

The Signature Show: New Musicals, Old Favorites, News on Our Return

Watch this month’s episode of The Signature Show for four exhilarating performances of songs from Midnight at The Never Get, After Midnight, Into the Woods, and the new musical Greenwood. The episode also features information about Signature’s safety protocols with epidemiologist Dr. Dorry Segev as we plan our reopening later this year.

The Signature Show: Judy Kuhn, Daniel J. Watts, Girlfriend and more

Four-time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn (Broadway’s Fun Home, Signature’s Sycamore Trees) joins Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner for this month’s episode of The Signature Show, as they talk about her incredible career, her childhood in DC, and getting back to live performance. This episode also features a hilarious clip from Daniel J. Watts’ The Jam: Only Child introduced by Tony nominee Daniel J. Watts, Jill Paice and Eleasha Gamble singing “I Know Him So Well” from Chess, a reunion of the cast of the vibrant musical Girlfriend as they perform the title track from the show, and Robbie Schaefer performing “Here Comes the Sun.”

The Signature Show: New Performances and Signature in the Schools

On this episode of The Signature Show, Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner sits down with composer Nolan Williams, Jr. (Grace, Stirring the Waters Across America) to discuss his work and creative process. This episode also features an exciting new dance piece choreographed by Denis Jones (Crazy for You) filmed on NYC’s High Line to “Sh-Boom (Life Could be a Dream),” members of The Black Artist Coalition performing Williams’s stirring song “Selflessness,” and Ashley Spencer (Crazy for You) singing the Gershwins’ timeless classic “Embraceable You.”

The Signature Show: Chita Rivera

On this episode of The Signature Show, Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner interviews Broadway legend Chita Rivera about growing up in DC, stories from her glorious career, and advice for living your best life.

The Signature Show: A Very Special Holiday Episode

Get in the holiday spirit with Maria Rizzo, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Nova Y. Payton, and more talented performers on The Signature Show! This special holiday-themed episode features festive tunes such as “Winter Wonderland,” “The Man with the Bag,” “Oh, Chanukah! Oh, Chanukah,” “Last Christmas,” “My Favorite Things,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”

The Signature Show: 2021 Season Announcement

We are thrilled to announce the plays and musicals in Signature Features, which joins the previously announced Signature Vinyl as part of Signature’s 31st Season. With five fully-staged theatrical performances filmed live and streaming on demand in HD, the best seat in the house is now in your home. Learn more about each of the shows, get a sneak peek of the filming with previews of the first two productions, and enjoy performances from Signature favorites Nova Y. Payton and Mark G. Meadows in our video above.

The Signature Show: Let the Sunshine In

Watch Natascia Diaz and Vincent Kempski perform their stirring “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” from Jesus Christ Superstar, see the cast of our postponed production of Hair sing “Let the Sunshine In,” and get a sneak peek at Signature Vinyl, our streaming cinematic concert.

The Signature Show: A Chorus Line and Sunday in the Park

We’re celebrating 5 Helen Hayes Award wins for A Chorus Line, including Outstanding Musical Production and Outstanding Musical Ensemble. Watch our newest episode to see Outstanding Supporting Performer winners Jeff Gorti and Samantha Gershman talk about their experiences on A Chorus Line, hear songwriting duo Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich discuss their collaborative process, and enjoy a Sunday in the Park with George reunion with Claybourne Elder and Brynn O’Malley.

The Signature Show: Old Favorites, New Music and Fun Backstage

Watch performances of songs from Dreamgirls and La Cage aux Folles, a mini-reunion of the cast of the smash hit Diner, a wig design demo, and Ines Nassara singing her interpretation of a song by R&B singer H.E.R.

The Signature Show: Michael John LaChiusa

Our newest episode of The Signature Show features an interview with acclaimed composer Michael John LaChiusa (Hello Again, Giant), Tracy Lynn Olivera (Assassins) singing LaChiusa’s “He Wanted a Girl,” Awa Sal Secka (Gun & Powder) and Katie Mariko Murray (Grand Hotel) performing their gorgeous version of a famous Judy Garland/Barbra Streisand medley, and more.

The Signature Show: Stage One, Grand Hotel and Les Miserables

The third episode of The Signature Show features memories from Mark G. Meadows, Bobby Smith and Nkrumah Gatling singing a socially-distanced “We’ll Take a Glass,” Felicia Curry reprising her acclaimed “On My Own” from Les Misérables, a student Sondheim performance from Stage One and more. Click the link above for your half-hour virtual theater fix.

The Signature Show: West Side Story, New Music, Hairspray, Sweeney Todd

The second episode of The Signature Show features a moving performance of “I Know Where I’ve Been” from Hairspray, a throwback to our production of West Side Story, a new song by the writers of Gun & Powder, Signature co-founder Donna Migliaccio (Broadway’s War Paint) performing one of our favorite songs from Sweeney Todd, and more.

The Signature Show: The Best of Signature's Past, Present and Future

Catch up with talented artists in The Signature Show, a new half-hour digital experience hosted by Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner. The first episode features special guest artist performances and interviews, favorite memories from Signature’s past, an original music and tap performance, and a tribute to composer Darius Smith with a song from U.G.L.Y., his musical developed in the SigWorks: Musical Theater Lab.