Photo Coverage: Ron Abel at Birdland

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On Sunday, July 15th and Monday, July 16th - as part of "Broadway at Birdland" - Ron Abel was joined by special guests Lucie Arnaz, Valarie Pettiford and Michele Lee for a concert.

Ron Abel is a multi-award winning composer, producer, arranger, orchestrator, conductor and musical director.  He has worked with Michelle Pfeiffer, Kim Basinger, Lily Tomlin, Bea Arthur, Carol Burnett, pop star Taylor Dane and many others.  He recently produced and arranged albums for Deborah Gibson ("Colored Lights: The Broadway Album") and Valarie Pettiford ("Hear My Soul") and his arrangements and songs can be heard on Petula Clark, Helen Reddy, Lucie Arnaz, and Dorian Harewood's albums.  Abel is the co-creator and arranger of the Broadway musical, Blame it on the Movies. His score for the musical, Twist of Fate, was awarded both the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle and L.A Weekly Theatre Awards, for "Best Musical of the Year." His latest project, undressed, a musicalization of the Dumas Fils classic Camille, was a finalist in the O'Neill Musical Theatre 2007 Conference.

Visit www.birdlandjazz.com for more on Birdland.


Rob Abel and Lucie Arnaz


Jim Caruso with Sally Mayes and her son Ben


Paul Kreppel


Sally Mayes and Paul Kreppel


Sally Mayes and Natalie Douglas


Carla Woods and Natalie Douglas


Giselle Wolf and Claudine Cassan


Marsha Kramer and Paul Kreppel


Lucie Arnaz


Lucie Arnaz


Lucie Arnaz


Ron Abel and Lucie Arnaz


Joey Gian and Carla Woods


Ron Abel, Jamie deRoy and guest


Jack Noseworthy and Jim Caruso


Paul Kreppel and Lucie Arnaz


Ron Abel, Eleanor Albano (Abel's lyricist for the musical Rockwell), Lucie Arnaz and Kate Luckinbill


Natalie Douglas and Valarie Pettiford


Michele Lee


Michele Lee


Ron Abel and Valarie Pettiford


Valarie Pettiford and Ron Abel


Lucie Arnaz


Lucie Arnaz and Ron Abel


Lucie Arnaz


Lucie Arnaz


Lucie Arnaz and Ron Abel


Nancy Friday


Michele Lee and Steve Sorokoff


Jack Noseworthy and Michele Lee


Ron Abel and Celeste Holm


Celeste Holm and Lynn Sherr


Celeste Holm and Natalie Douglas


Lodi Carr and Natalie Douglas


Joey Gian and Michele Lee


Lynn Sherr and Billy Stritch


Michele Lee and Billy Stritch


Michele Lee and Celeste Holm

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