Five-Time MAC Award Winner Tom Andersen to Perform MY FAVORITE SINGS at Don't Tell Mama, Begin. 8/2
Tom Andersen, the 5-time MAC Award winner, will return to New York cabaret with ''My Favorite Sings'' on Saturdays, Aug. 2, 9 and 16 at 7 p.m. at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W. 46th St., NYC. In his first solo act in nearly a decade, he will sing tunes from Tony-winning musicals, as well as pop and country. Plus, he will introduce a couple of numbers from ''Simply Sinclair,'' a new show he's written with his musical director, James Followell. It's a loving but tongue-in-cheek tribute to a fictitious chanteuse who's played everywhere from Broadway to the senior centers of Florida. Cover is $15 with a two-drink minimum. Reservations: (212) 757-0788.
Andersen has played Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Town Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center. He has headlined at the Algonquin, Eighty Eights, the Firebird Cafe, Maxim's, the Russian Tea Room and Tavern on the Green. Besides his record 5 MAC Awards, he has received 5 Backstage Bistro Awards and 2 Nightlife Awards for his singing, songwriting and recording.
Stephen Holden of the New York Times has written that Andersen ''sings in a tenor that soars into exquisite high notes. Dreamy, hyper-romantic crooning.'' Eric Myers of Time Out New York has called him ''simply the finest male vocalist in New York.''
As a pop songwriter, Andersen has had his tunes recorded by David Campbell and John Davidson, among others. His best-known song, ''Yard Sale,'' a moving AIDS ballad, has been sung around the world and earned a rave from Larry Flick at Billboard magazine.
Andersen also has appeared in Lyrics & Lyricists at the 92nd St. Y, ''Cabariety'' at the York Theatre and ''Beach Blanket Babylon'' in San Francisco. He has shared the stage with Michael Feinstein and Stephen Schwartz and been featured in Broadway Cares' ''Leading Men'' concerts with John Tartaglia, Seth Rudetsky, Norm Lewis, Matthew Morrison and Jonathan Groff.
For more information about Andersen, visit www.tomandersen.com.
Photo by Tom Illari