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Photo Coverage: Karen Oberlin Presents THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL LEONARD

The music of Mickey Leonard, composer and arranger cherished by the cabaret and jazz communities was presented by Karen Oberlin at the Metropolitan Room on January 22, 2011. The evening was hosted by David Hadju and Mr. Leonard's music was sung & played by a bevy of the music worlds finest. The event will also take place on February 10, at 9:30 hosted by Rex Reed.

Mickey Leoanrd has written some of the most beloved standards of the Great American Songbook, such as "Why Did I Choose You?" and "I'm All Smiles" with lyrics by Herb Martin. He has also written with lyricists Carolyn Leigh and Marshall Barer to name a few, and he has arranged and conducted for the legendary jazz pianist Bill Evans and many others. His songs have been recorded by Barbra Streisand, Barbara Cook, Marvin Gaye, Shirley Horn, Mabel Mercer, Nancy Lamott, Joe Williams, George Shearing, Andy Williams and the list goes on.........Performers in these events will include: Joyce Breach Barbara Brussell, Ellen Bullinger, Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano, Maud Hixson, Tanya Holt, Mickey Leonard, Pamela Luss, Marissa Mulder, Mark Murphy, Mark Nadler, Karen Oberlin, Rex Reed, Jane Scheckter, Sandy Stewart,KT Sullivan, Warren Vache, Jon Weber and special surprise guests.

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Karen Oberlin Presents THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL LEONARD

Photo Coverage: Karen Oberlin Presents THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL LEONARD
David Hajdu

Photo Coverage: Karen Oberlin Presents THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL LEONARD
Karen Oberlin & Mickey Leonard

Photo Coverage: Karen Oberlin Presents THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL LEONARD
Mickey Leonard

Photo Coverage: Karen Oberlin Presents THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL LEONARD
Karen Oberlin

Photo Coverage: Karen Oberlin Presents THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL LEONARD
Mark Nadler

Photo Coverage: Karen Oberlin Presents THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL LEONARD
Joyce Breach

Photo Coverage: Karen Oberlin Presents THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL LEONARD
Maud Hixson

Photo Coverage: Karen Oberlin Presents THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL LEONARD
Karen Oberlin & Nathan Hajdu

Photo Coverage: Karen Oberlin Presents THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL LEONARD
Barbara Brussell

Photo Coverage: Karen Oberlin Presents THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL LEONARD
Ellen Bullinger & Karen Oberlin

Photo Coverage: Karen Oberlin Presents THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL LEONARD
Marissa Mulder

Photo Coverage: Karen Oberlin Presents THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL LEONARD
Bill Zeffiro

Photo Coverage: Karen Oberlin Presents THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL LEONARD
KT Sullivan

Photo Coverage: Karen Oberlin Presents THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL LEONARD
Ellen Bullinger

Photo Coverage: Karen Oberlin Presents THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL LEONARD
Mark Murphy

Photo Coverage: Karen Oberlin Presents THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL LEONARD
Karen Oberlin

Photo Coverage: Karen Oberlin Presents THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL LEONARD
Jon Weber

Photo Coverage: Karen Oberlin Presents THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL LEONARD
Joe Sirolo Edith & Ervin Drake

Photo Coverage: Karen Oberlin Presents THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL LEONARD
Ruth Kurtzman & Eda Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Karen Oberlin Presents THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL LEONARD
Marissa Mulder

Photo Coverage: Karen Oberlin Presents THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL LEONARD
Tom Hubbard

Photo Coverage: Karen Oberlin Presents THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL LEONARD
Barbara Brussell

Photo Coverage: Karen Oberlin Presents THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL LEONARD

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Stephen Sorokoff Stephen's life seems to have always revolved around a camera and a piano. He studied at Manhattan School of Music and performed in the "Borsht Belt" during college vacations, where in the true DIRTY DANCING tradition he met his wife Eda. Stephen was a Board Member of the First All Children's Theater and his wife, a classical pianist, is a Board Member of Barrington Stage Co. In between he made time to be CEO of a multi national machinery company and President of a domestic Textile Mfg. Co. In retirement, he now takes pictures of his 5 grandchildren and various other performers.