Peggy King to Play Metropolitan Room with All-Star Jazz Trio, 4/29
As the result of her recent successful appearances at the Metropolitan Room, singer Peggy King will be joined by the entire All-Star Jazz Trio for her next show on Tuesday, April 29 at 7 PM. The award-winning group consists of Andy Kahn on piano, Bruce Klauber on drums and Bruce Kaminsky on bass and they have been performing with King for the past year, but this will mark their debut at the Metropolitan Room.
One of the best-loved stars of TV's Golden Age, as well as stage, screen and nightclubs, Peggy continues her resurgence after nearly a 30-year absence. She was re-discovered last year in the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning HBO film "Behind the Candelabra," in which Michael Douglas and Matt Damon watch a lengthy 1955 video clip of the young Peggy King singing "When Liberace Winks at Me," with the real Liberace on piano. It also became a popular YouTube video and is included on the Elektra soundtrack album.
"Pretty, perky Peggy King" has worked in films and television with nearly every star imaginable, from Frank Sinatra and Mel Torme (with whom she co-starred on a 50's TV series) to Sammy Davis, Jr. and Andre Previn, and her dozens of recordings through the years show just why she remains a favorite of America's finest composers and lyricists.
Her major credits include film roles in the Vincente Minnelli classic "The Bad and the Beautiful" with Kirk Douglas and Lana Turner, "Zero Hour" with Dana Andrews and Linda Darnell, three years as a television regular on "The George Gobel Show," and guest-starring stints with Steve Allen, Pat Boone, James Garner, Bob Hope, Nat "King" Cole, Ed Sullivan, Garry Moore, Johnny Carson and Mike Douglas, among many others. And yes, that's Peggy King with Abbott and Costello in the cult favorite, "Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy." She also co-starred with Tab Hunter in the original Hugh Martin musical "Hans Brinker" and with Joel Grey, Celeste Holm and Cyril Ritchard in a TV musical version of "Jack and the Beanstalk."
King had a string of hits on Columbia Records, including "Make Yourself Comfortable," "You Better Go Now" and "Learning to Love" and her albums include "Wish Upon a Star," "Girl Meets Boy," "Lazy Afternoon," "Oh What a Memory We Made Tonight" and "Peggy King Sings Jerome Kern."