WHERE IS LOVE... is the debut solo recording of New York City-based actor/singer Ron DeStefano. This full-length studio album, produced by David Snyder (Tony Award winner CHRISTINE EBERSOLE: LIVE AT THE CINEGRILL; The Manhattan Transfer’s ALAN PAUL: ANOTHER PLACE AND TIME), weaves fourteen songs together from the worlds of theatre, jazz, pop, and cabaret to create an emotional narrative exploring the joys and challenges of romance.
With lush, orchestral arrangements featuring live strings, brass, woodwinds, guitar, percussion and piano, WHERE IS LOVE... employs standards (Rodgers and Hart’s “My Romance,” Kern and Hammerstein’s “All the Things You Are”), pieces from contemporary writers (Jeff Blumenkrantz’s “Hold My Hand,” John Bucchino’s “Unexpressed”), and familiar pop songs (Michael Bublé’s “Everything,” Bacharach and David’s “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again”) as musical chapters in the “story of love” — yearning, hoping, having, losing and healing.
About Ron DeStefano: Celebrating fifteen years as a professional artist, Ron DeStefano has garnered acclaim for his “enchanting” (THE NEW YORK TIMES) and “emotionally arresting” (THE WASHINGTON POST) performances on stages throughout the US and abroad. His “beautiful lyric tenor” (BACK STAGE) has been featured opposite Academy Award nominee Theodore Bikel (FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, National Tour), Tony Award nominee Martin Vidnovic (CONVENIENCE, Geva Theatre), and Theatre World Award winner Danielle Ferland (THE SECRET GARDEN, North Shore Music Theatre). Not a stranger to the New York City cabaret scene, Ron received the Back Stage Bistro Award for his work with vocal/comedy trio THE FABULOUS PINK FLAMINGOS.
Born and raised in South Florida, Ron is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Florida State University with degrees in vocal music and chemistry. His theatrical and concert work has brought him to nearly every major city in the United States and Western Europe. He currently resides in New York City, and he is thrilled to finally share this album with the supportive audience members around the world who encouraged its creation.