This “young impresario” has promoted, created and produced over 600 concerts and events since forming his company in 2004. From small clubs to major theatres, Isaacson has produced many of the most influential stars of his generation including Adam Lambert (American Idol), Lea Michele (Glee, Spring Awakening), Megan Hilty (NBC’s Smash, Sean Saves The World), Billy Porter (Tony Award-winner), Neil Patrick Harris (CBS’s How I Met Your Mother), Grammy Award-nominee Natasha Bedingfield, 3x Grammy-nominee Taylor Dayne, Grammy Award-winner Paula Cole and more.
He is the creator/founder of LA’s renowned Upright Cabaret which has been redefining the cabaret milieu for a new generation of audiences in Los Angeles since 2005. Upright Cabaret seeks to celebrate old style cabaret while simultaneously turning it on its ear, bringing young Broadway and young Hollywood together in a live setting. This includes the successful touring “American Icon Series” (now in its 4th year) and his critically acclaimed concerts “Shoshana Sings Streisand” starring Shoshana Bean (Ford Amphitheatre – LA, Lincoln Center – NYC), “Stephen Schwartz: Making Good” featuring Wicked creator/lyricist Stephen Schwartz, “Eden Espinosa: Me” starring Eden Espinosa (Ford Amphitheatre – LA), The Meg & Sho Show (The Music Box – LA) starring SMASH star Megan Hilty & Shoshana Bean and “New York’s Finest: The Leading Men of Broadway” (Ford Amphitheatre – LA) starring Tony Award-winner Levi Kreis, Tony Award-nominee Brandon Victor Dixon, American Idol’s Ace Young and David Burnham with direction by Tony Award-nominee Sam Harris.
Isaacson produced Broadway sensation Jennifer Leigh Warren in the original show entitled “Diamonds Are Forever: The Songs of Dame Shirley Bassey” directed by Richard Jay-Alexander, and presented the West Coast debut of Saturday Night Live star Ana Gasteyer in “Elegant Songs from a Handsome Woman.”
Isaacson returned for a second year in a row to produce the 9th annual Summer Concert Series at The Grove in Los Angeles and The Americana at Brand in Glendale, CA featuring individual concerts by guitar phenomenon Orianthi, Grammy Award-winner Richard Marx, NBC’s The Voice star Frenchie Davis, Lonestar, Sergio Mendes and his new tribute concert entitled “Arena: Born To Rock” starring Star Search Grand Champion Jake Simpson with guest American Idol finalist Syesha Mercado.
This past year, Isaacson served as the Entertainment Director for Rolling Stone Magazine’s first live venue in Hollywood entitled Rolling Stone Live at Hollywood & Highland. Currently, he produces, presents and books entertainment at The Grove in Los Angeles including Jake Simpson Live! (Artist-in-Residence), The Downtown Horns, E! Network’s Emile Welman (Ms. Eastwood & Company, Invictus), The Tramps and more. Other projects include A Woman On Love starring Emmy & Tony Award-winner Lillias White, NBC’s Sean Saves The World & SMASH star Megan Hilty’s new solo-concert, Award-winning Jazz/Soul songwriter Matt Cusson, Laura Benanti’s (Tony Award-winner, NBC’s Sound of Music Live!) West Coast Album Release, and the forthcoming Broadway Under the Stars at the Ford Amphitheater on Aug 16, 2014 which will be directed by David Galligan.
His concerts have been featured on Access Hollywood, EXTRA, ABC’s On The Red Carpet, KTLA 5 Morning News, Fox’s Good Day L.A., The L.A. Times and The New York Post. For show listings, news and information, please visit www.ChrisIsaacsonPresents.com