‘Sip & Sing’ with Kyle Barisich and Bay Street

Broadway performer Kyle Barisich leads "Sip & Sing." Courtesy Bay Street Theater

Every Friday night, it’s time to “Sip & Sing” with Bay Street Theater, which is partnering with Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ Milojo Productions to present its online virtual sing-along available for live streaming on iHeartRadioBroadway.com and the iHeartRadio Broadway YouTube Channel. The weekly sing-along series takes place Fridays at 5 p.m. and is hosted by Broadway star Kyle Barisich, alongside a different star of the Broadway and Bay Street stage each week. The program is free to attend with advanced registration required at baystreet.org.

Created by Bay Street’s executive producer Tracy Mitchell, the “Sip & Sing” virtual sing-along began in March 2020 as part of the theater’s online programming and quickly grew to become the East End’s favorite online interactive event. The series features live weekly performances from some of the most talented singers and performers that have graced Bay Street’s stage over the past 30 years, performing Broadway show tunes, favorites from the Great American Songbook and holiday classics — all with lyrics so participants can sing along at home.

Barisich is a Southampton resident and native of Los Gatos, California. He is best known for playing the role of Raoul in the 25th anniversary Broadway cast of “The Phantom Of The Opera,” and was the first actor of Hispanic heritage to do so. He also played the role for the Los Angeles and San Francisco engagements of the long-running national tour. Barisich has appeared numerous times at Bay Street Theater, most recently playing Magaldi in “Evita” and appearing in “My Fair Lady.” He also took part in early workshops of Scott Schwartz’s production of “The Prince Of Egypt.” Favorite regional credits include “South Pacific” at the Hollywood Bowl, Barrett in “Titanic,” Marvin in “Falsettos,” and Perón in “Evita.” He often performs the audience warm-up for “LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan,” and for two seasons he co-starred on TV’s “The Following” on FOX.

Sip & Sing is executive produced by Tracy Mitchell along with Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos and Albert Bianchini of Milojo Productions, where Michael Halpern is director of development.