Photo Coverage: Ian Herman at The Zipper
Ian Herman, an award-winning musical director and Broadway veteran, made his solo debut in 'Alone at Last' on Wednesday, July 30, at 8p.m. at the Zipper Factory, 336 W. 37th St., in New York City. Herman, whose Broadway credits include 'Grease' and 'Swing!,' performed a concert of his original pop, blues, jazz, classical and Latin pieces.
Herman began his career studying classical piano, and at age 13, was a guest soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. After attending the Manhattan School of Music, he worked with Jane Olivor, Donna McKechnie, Anita Morris, Judy Kaye, Karen Mason, Tom Andersen, Sharon McNight and Carole Demas in cabarets in New York City and across the country. In 1999, he received the Back Stage Bistro Award for Outstanding Musical Director.
For the 1990s Broadway revival of 'Grease,' Herman was a pianist and vocal coach who worked with such guest stars as Chubby Checker, Sheena Easton, Al Jarreau, Darlene Love and Jon Secada. He wrote vocal and dance arrangements for 'Swing!' and conducted Jackie Mason's 'Laughing Room Only' show.
All proceeds from ticket sales went to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. For tickets, call (212) 352-3101. For more information please visit www.zipperfactory.com
Photos by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Ian Herman starts his one man show
Those amazing hands
Ian Herman telling stories and playing the night away
Ian Herman looking to see who came to the show
Talking to the audience
Telling about his early days of playing
If the hands fail, their is always the nose
Getting ready for the last few songs
Made it through the show
Julie and Kurt Peterson