Beth Leavel, Kevin Meaney & More to Join Jamie deRoy at Birdland, 1/27
January will certainly heat up when celebrated cabaret performer Jamie deRoy brings a special edition of her Multi MAC Award-winning Variety Show, Jamie deRoy & friends, to Birdland (315 West 44th Street) on Monday, January 27th (7PM) for its acclaimed "Broadway at Birdland Series." Proceeds from the evening will benefit The Actors Fund.
Joining Jamie will be Tony Award-winner and fan-favorite, Beth Leavel(The Drowsy Chaperone, Young Frankenstein, Elf); one of the country's most popular standup comedians, Emmy Award- winner Kevin Meaney; ); frontman of the popular band Twisted Sister and "Rock of Ages" star Dee Snider; acclaimed singer and actress Lauren Worsham (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and Dog Days); and special guests. Barry Kleinbort will direct, Ron Abel will serve as musical director with Jered Egan on bass and Ray Marchica on drums.
The colorful cabaret series, which has been thrilling New York City audiences for the past 24 years and serves as the basis for deRoy's award-winning cable television show, spotlights a wide variety of well-known entertainers and newcomers lighting up the worlds of cabaret, theater, music and comedy.
Jamie deRoy has won eight MAC Awards, four Back Stage Bistro Awards and ten Telly Awards for her extensive work on both stage and screen. In addition, she has been honored by Theatre Works/USA and Primary Stages. Jamie has appeared onstage with Joan Rivers and has headlined at many of New York's major clubs. She has produced nine CDs in the Jamie deRoy & friends series on Harbinger and PS Classics labels. Her theatre producing credits include Vanya, Sonia, Masha, and Spike (Tony, New York Drama Critics' Circle, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Best Play), Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, as well as Off-Broadway's All in the Timing, My Name is Asher Lev (Outer Critics Circle Award and John Glassner Award for Outstanding Play) and Charles Busch's new play The Tribute Artist. Other recent credits include: Nice Work If You Can Get It, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Addams Family, The Norman Conquests (TONY, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards winner for Best Play Revival), Arthur Miller's All My Sons, Off-Broadway: Forbidden Broadway - Alive and Kicking; and Dividing The Estate (Outer Critics Circle Award), Her London credits include: The King's Speech. Other TV and film producing credits include the Emmy-nominated "The Biggest Little Operas in Town" for Channel 13 and Rick McKay's documentary Broadway: The Golden Age and its sequel Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age premiering this April. Her acting credits include appearances on the television shows "Alice," "Spiderman" and "Knight Rider," and in the films GoodFellas, Raging Bull, See No Evil, Hear No Evil and Married to It. Onstage, Jamie appeared with Rene Auberjonois in The Threepenny Opera, as well as in The Drunkard with musical direction by Barry Manilow.
Jamie deRoy & friends at Birdland (315 West 44th Street ~ btw. 8th & 9th Avenues) on Monday, January 27th (7PM) has a $30 cover charge plus a $10 food/beverage minimum. For reservations, please call 212.581.3080 or visit http://birdlandjazz.com. Program subject to change.
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