Lee Alverson Biography
A gifted stage performer, Lee has the ability to captivate audiences with his singing and his dazzling rock ‘n’ roll piano playing. He has performed well over 2,000 shows with appearances in 38 states including Puerto Rico for clients who include Intel Corp, Universal Studios, and Coca Cola.
Beverly Hills Hotel, Fundraiser- CA
Paris Casino, Las Vegas
Venetian Casino, Las Vegas
El Conquistador Resort, Puerto Rico
Versace Mansion, South Beach
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier, San Diego
Lee is a featured attraction in Las Vegas with appearances at the Venetian, Treasure Island, and Paris Casinos. His critically acclaimed portrayal of the “Phantom of the Opera” has even led to an appearance at The Millennium Broadway Hotel Theater in Times Square in 2001.
Lee began his career by teaching himself to play the piano by ear at age 17 and started his professional career during his college years at Edinboro University, performing at lounges, private parties and resorts. Upon graduating in 1991, he utilized his marketing skills to record advertising jingles and to build The Alverson Entertainment Referral Network providing entertainment for events around the country.
His own talents caught national attention after the release of his “Matter of Time” CD which featured original compositions. As a result, the songs received radio airplay as he found himself sharing the stage with The Beach Boys, Barry Manilow, John Denver, and Andy Williams.
In a few short years, Lee’s career expanded to over 150 shows a year with a featured appearance on the NBC Television Special “Once Upon a Time” in front of an estimated viewing audience of over 70,000. A few years later, he performed at similar events for Governor Ed Rendell and Football Hall of Famer Lynn Swann.
In the mid 1990’s, Lee began producing and starring in many successful Musical Revues including a Big Band Show, and various Legends in Concert productions which have been featured in cities across America. In particular, his “Christmas Phantasy” show is AAA Travels longest running and most successful show currently in its 14th year at the Grand Hall in Pittsburgh. For over 15 years, Alverson Entertainment has been the exclusive entertainment producer for Momentum Tours in Missouri and Celebrate Pittsburgh & Beyond.
For the past 10 years, Lee has taken on the role of “Tribute Artist” becoming one of the most successful Elton John Impersonators in the world with Endorsements by United Tribute Artists International and The Elton John International Fan Club. This has led to an international photo shoot for a Costa Rica advertising campaign, requests to appear on popular TV shows including HBO’s “Flight of the Conchords”, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and invitations to perform in Mexico, Hong Kong and the Versace Mansion.
In 2009 he had the honor of representing The United States as “February’s Featured Entertainer from America” for an international interview posted on the worldwide web. Other highlights include being interviewed by Joan Rivers and performing at The Beverly Hills Hotel for a benefit attended by Brooke Shields and Jodie Foster.
Lee also shares his talent by performing at multitudes of fundraisers. Recent events include The Heroes on the Harbor Fundraiser for wounded soldiers aboard the U.S.S. Midway in San Diego, The Hugs Foundation in New York, American Cancer Society events in Louisiana, The American Diabetes Association in Arkansas, Make a Wish, and Twilight Wish Foundation.
Lee’s career continues to ascend as he remains one of the most accomplished performers and trusted producers in the entertainment industry.
"A surprisingly convincing Elton John Impersonator!"
...Michelle Marchetti, BizBash Editorial, NYC
"Especially Impressive! Spectacular performance!"
...Frank Angeloni, Calabro Cheese Corporation, CT
"I can't tell you how impressed I was with you as performer &
Professional businessman. I knew you would be easy to work
with from our first conversation."
...Joe Rigotti, Accent on Cincinnati, Inc
"You are the greatest piano player I have ever seen!"
...Alan Travaglini, CEO of Sanray Corporation
"If it was up to me, I would book you for every event!"
...Linda Granett, Corporate Events Manhattan
"Your performance as Elton John was truly outstanding!"
...Barbara Lee Cohen, CEO of Productions USA Inc. Chicago, IL
....Meghan Beaven, Lone Star Attractions, TX
"Now that's Elton John!"
...Coca Cola, New Orleans, LA
"Hire this man for any event and let him take it from there...
the audience will love him!"
...Charles Funk, MI Theaters, New Orleans
"Our guests continue to rave about Lee's performance as Elton John!
His creative talents and showmanship lifted our wonderful
celebration into the realm of unforgettable."
...Dr. Jerid and Allison Fisher, New York
"It was an absolute pleasure working with you! Your professionalism and attention to detail were remarkable!
Your Elton John vocal performance was INCREDIBLE! You sounded just like the real Elton John!"
...Sandy Ellison, CMP Intel Americas , Inc Puerto Rico
"Incredible job!" "Can't wait to work with you again!
...Nelson Foster, "Legends in Concert", Boca Raton Resort, FL
"WOW! That was the most amazing surprise, Elton playing at my birthday party complete with a red piano! All my friends are still talking about it. What an unbelievable entertainer and piano player."
...Betsy Wiersma, Creative Event Development Denver, CO
"Your charisma, energy, and talent, made it a really memorable experience Not only was the performance top notch, but it was very enjoyable dealing and getting to know you. We can't thank you enough!"
-Michael Randals, 50th Birthday Party-Los Angeles
"Lee, you knocked it out of the park for us tonight!" Your performance was a huge hit-You are an amazing talent!"
-Lawrence Naiman, Director of Conferences- Guardian Life Insurance Company-
"Impersonator Lee Alverson looks almost exactly like the man with the world's largest sunglasses collection, and he plays and sings like him, too. Your friends will think you have friends in high places."
---The Wave Magazine, CA
"His tone is surprisingly Eltonish...He's very, very good." The Man is a consummate player, his fingers traipsing along the keyboard as effortlessly as Elton's, producing a startlingly ornate sound." "It's an impressive display & for those who love Elton John's Best-Known hits, an entertaining Show."
---Tiffany Yates, Naples Daily News
"Your performance was awesome & you are a true Pro." "Great working with you and we look forward to the next one!"
----John McConnell, Executive Producer for Book it Inc, Universal Studios, Fl
"While the title of “Piano Man” may be synonymous with Billy Joel, add Elton John and Lee Alverson to the list"
---Tom Lavis, Tribune-Democrat
David Milliern: Producer/ Booking Assistant/ Web Site Supervisor
Charlie St Cyr-Paul: Band Leader/ Musical Director
James Willaman: Band Leader/ North East
Elton John, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney , The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Jerry Lee Lewis and other piano players.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 60 - 120 minutes
Show can be performed with solo piano and Vocals for an intimate surprise performance for private parties or as a large scale event with a full 5 piece band. Performance is done in character complete with costumes and english accent. Over 45 surpise 50th Birthday parties in 2008!
Show can also include a tribute to Billy Joel!
Rider given upon request.
Just about everything Elton John ever recorded.
Past Booked Dates:
07-28-2012 — Arcadia Theater , Windber PA
07-13-2012 — Carson Valley Casino , Nevada
2006: 200 gigs
2007: 178 gigs
2008: 202 gigs
2009: 175 gigs
2010: 180 gigs
2012: 52 gigs
Available for Your
Birthday Party, Casino, Christmas Party, Concert Venue, Convention, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Fair, Festival, Fundraiser, Graduation, Halloween Party, Parade, Private Party, Reunion, Trade Show, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception
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