Karen Ziemba, Jay Johnson & More to Join Jamie deRoy at Metropolitan Room, 6/2

Karen Ziemba, Jay Johnson & More to Join Jamie deRoy at Metropolitan Room, 6/2

Mark the countdown to the Tony Awards with award-winning cabaret performer Jamie deRoy when she celebrates Broadway with a roster of Tony Award winners on her Multi MAC award-winning Variety Show, Jamie deRoy & friends, on Monday, June 2nd (7PM) at New York's wonderfully-appointed cabaret The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street ~ btw. 5th & 6th Avenues).

Joining Jamie performing songs from Tony Award-winning musicals will be former Tony winners: ventriloquist Jay Johnson (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only); Adriane Lenox (Doubt); Richard Maltby, Jr. (Ain't Misbehavin'); Karen Ziemba (Contact) and from the Tony-Award-winning Avenue Q, original cast members & puppeteers Jennifer Barnhart and Rick Lyon. Barry Kleinbort will direct, and Ron Abel will serve as musical director.

The colorful cabaret series, which has been thrilling New York City audiences for the past 23 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 BackStage 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, Broadway: A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, The Realistic Joneses, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, Vanya, Sonia, Masha, and Spike (Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Best Play), Nice Work If You Can Get It, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Mother F**ker with a Hat, Catch Me If You Can, The Addams Family, Lend Me A Tenor, Finian's Rainbow, Ragtime, Enron, A Behanding In Spokane, The Norman Conquests (TONY, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards winner for Best Play Revival), Desire Under the Elms, All About Me, Blithe Spirit, Impressionism, Speed-the-Plow, Arthur Miller's All My Sons, The Seagull, George Steven Jr.'s Thurgood, Clifford Odets' The Country Girl, David Mamet's November, Jay Johnson: The Two and Only, Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life, and Say Goodnight Gracie. Off-Broadway: Forbidden Broadway: Comes Out Swinging, All in the Timing, My Name is Asher Lev (Outer Critics Circle Award and John Glassner Award for outstanding play), The Tribute Artist, The Model Apartment, The Morini Strad, Forbidden Broadway -" Alive and Kicking"; Harrison, TX (Primary Stages), Beebo Brinker Chronicles, Make Me A Song: The Music of William Finn, Dividing The Estate (Outer Critics Circle Award), Opus, Spalding Gray: Stories Left To Tell, Athol Fugard's Exits and Entrances, Christopher Durang's Adrift in Macao, A.R. Gurney's Black Tie, Buffalo Gal and Indian Blood (Outer Critics Circle Award), Terrence McNally's Dedication or The Stuff of Dreams, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). 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 Spring. 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 Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street ~ btw. 5th & 6th Avenues) on Monday, June 2nd (7PM) has a $30 cover charge plus a 2-beverage minimum. For reservations, please call 212.206.0440 or visit http://metropolitanroom.com. Program subject to change.

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