The Canadian television personality and concert star Gregory Charles will play a special one-week engagement at The Café Carlyle starting April 3. Backed by a band of young musicians from Montreal, Charles "artfully blends songs from an astonishing spectrum of eras, styles and cultures. Each of the music and era-spanning shows he spontaneously creates is one-of-a-kind."
Charles first introduced his unique audience request format when he hosted his own popular Jimmy Fallon
-style television talk show on Canadian TV. He has since perfected it in front of audiences big and small around the world (including 5,000-seat arenas).
The son of a Canadian mother and a father of Trinidadian descent, Gregory Charles was a classical pianist by the age of seven, and he won several national and international competitions during his teens. From an early age he evidenced a prodigious and prodigal command of a wide range of music.
In addition to starring on the most-watched show on Canadian television (the reality talent show Star Académie), Charles is well-known in Canada for his unique summer music festival in Laval Quebec that draws a half-million spectators every year.
Gregory Charles special one-week stint at the Café Carlyle in The Carlyle Hotel, 35 East 76th Street at Madison Avenue, plays nightly, Tuesday to Saturday, April 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. Showtimes are at 8:45pm. Special dinner and show prix-fixe menu available for $125 per person. ($60 music charge; $65 dinner + tax and gratuity). Dinner seating from 6:30pm, bar seating is available with a reduced music charge of $40.