Singer-pianist Eddie Smith will perform at the Lakewood branch of the Ocean County Library, 301 Lexington Av. 7 p.m. Wednesday July 15.
The Lakewood performance will be an intimate one, as Smith plays and sings a selection of American popular songs from the last 50 years.
Born and raised in Toms River, Smith began his career as a child soloist. He went on to become a music teacher in local schools and later embraced live theatre performance.
Smith’s most recent theatrical credits include a long stint in the national and international touring company productions of Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida.” Smith played the role of King Amonasro for nine months in a 35-city tour around the United States in 2006-7. He repeated the role during a three-month tour of north China and Mongolia in 2008.
The performance is free and open to the public.