Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Lovers of Cabaret flocked to New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theatre last night to attend The 27th New York Cabaret Convention and BroadwayWorld was there. Unlike a political convention there was complete agreement that this annual event produced and sponsored by the Mabel Mercer Foundation is one of the best entertainment experiences of the year. "Madam Chairman" and artistic director KT Sullivan kept complete order as one by one the wonderful vocalists made their case to the extremely knowledgeable "delegates" filling Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center. It's not politically correct to pick winners at the annual event, which presents newcomers and veterans of the cabaret art form, but if there's one...... The Audience! For two hours they hear some great music and get a potpourri of diverse singing styles that make the long evening seem brief. The superb song stylist and New York based vocalist Natalie Douglas was deservedly presented the prestigious Donald F. Smith award, and legend Maureen McGovern received the Mable Mercer Award.
Performing in the Conventions opening night were, KT, Robert Creighton, Karen Oberlin, T. Olivier Reid, Barbara Fasano, Stefan Behdnarczyk, Stacy Sullivan, Jacob Storms, Josephine Bianco, Eric Yves Garcia,, Vivian Reed, Natalie Douglas, Matt Baker, Kelly McDonald, Kristoffer Lowe, Kim David Smith, Christina Bianco, Susan Winter, Carole J. Bufford, and Maureen McGovern.
Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff
Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The 27th New York Cabaret Convention
KT Sullivan, Artistic Director
Kim David Smith
Jazz at Lincoln Center