Norwegian Epic Debuts Three New “Legends in Concert” Tribute Artists

Norwegian Cruise Line announced that three new “legends” will perform as part of the Legends in Concert show on Norwegian Epic beginning Saturday, September 25, 2010.  The three are some of the world’s most recognized entertainers – Britney Spears, Rod Stewart and Michael Jackson.   A staple on the Las Vegas’ center strip for over 25 years, Legends in Concert is known as the pioneer of live tribute shows and has assembled the greatest collection of live tribute artists and celebrity look-alikes in show business.

“The Legends in Concert shows in both the Manhattan Room and in the Epic Theater are extremely well received by our guests,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer.  “With the arrival of these three new legendary entertainers, we are offering Norwegian Epic guests fresh and exciting performances from some very talented and well known performers.”

Portraying a pop princess is no easy feat, but Katy Draper, originally from Utah, dreamed about it from a young age and was also told that she bore a striking resemblance to Britney Spears.  She joined the world famous Legends in Concert show in 2006 at the young age of 22, and has gone on to perform as a “Legend” on the Ellen Degeneres show and has toured with Legends in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and Branson, Missouri.

John Anthony is an accomplished performer, musician and popular entertainer who continues to captivate audiences around the world with his tribute to Rod Stewart. While covering a few Rod Stewart songs with his Boston-based band, Anthony discovered the ability to emulate Stewart’s voice and mannerisms.  Anthony has been performing as Stewart with Legends in Concert for the past 14 years. He has toured America, Canada and Japan and is well known as one of the best and unmatched celebrity tribute artists in the world.

William Hall always knew he would be an entertainer.  This San Antonio, Texas native has been performing since he was three years old.  Hall attributes his love for music and dancing, along with the influence of his family and friends, as contributing to his decision to perform his tribute to Michael Jackson. Noteworthy career highlights include performing with Diana Ross and for much of the Jackson family in 2004 at father Joe Jackson’s birthday party.  He is looking forward to performing on Norwegian Epic and sharing his love and respect for Jackson with his many adoring fans.

Legends in Concert is a live musical celebration featuring the world’s greatest celebrity tribute artists.  Legends in Concert on Norwegian Epic features three celebrity tribute performers taking the stage in the Epic Theater for six 45-minute shows over three days during a seven-day cruise.  In addition, a Legends “Unplugged” show is performed on three additional nights in the Manhattan Room, the ship’s New York-inspired supper club, providing an unprecedented dining and entertainment experience.  The celebrity performers change every four months, keeping the show fresh and exciting. The initial performers were Madonna, Tina Turner and Elvis Presley.

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