Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention

The annual New York City Cabaret Convention -- conceived, launched,  and brilliantly sustained for the past 23 seasons by The Mabel Mercer Foundation --has honored many specific people and events across the past two decades. Legendary performers, composers, lyricists, and their anniversaries have all had their day and their due as the Convention grew in visibility, stature, and acclaim.

This year, the 23rd Cabaret Convention, October 17-19 at Jazz at Lincoln Center/Frederick P. Rose Hall, will continue the extraordinary levels of entertainment provided by Smith and his compatriots, as well as provide happy, personal memories of the Mercer/Smith coalescence upon which the Foundation plans to thrive in the future.
 
Check out photos from opening night below!
 

The premiere Donald F. Smith Award is made possible by the generosity and dedication of Adela and Larry Elow. In Smith's name, they have pledged an annual $5,000.00 grant for the next three years in encouragement of a cabaret artist who embodies the passion, talent, glamour, and dedication to presentation and the Great Popular Songbook beloved and championed by Mr. Smith and exemplified by Ms. Mercer. Similarly, The Noel Coward Award is being offered (for the third consecutive year in 2012) in conjunction with the London-based Noel Coward Foundation, who provide a $5,000.00 grant to a recipient whose outstanding ability and performance flair typify the individual, personal versatility of its namesake.

For further information about "Celebrating Donald Smith/The 23rd New York Cabaret Convention," please address The Mabel Mercer Foundation, 160 East 48th Street, #1P, New York, NY 10017, (212) 980-3026, www.mabelmercer.org or info@mabelmercer. Rick Meadows is the Managing Director of The Foundation; Artistic Director is KT Sullivan, Co-Director is Alyce Finell and Associate Director is Jason Martin.
 
Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
ROSE HALL

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
KT Sullivan & Barbara Carroll

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
Artistic Director KT Sullivan & Managing Director Rick Meadows

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
Rick Meadows

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
KT Sullivan, & Barry Day

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
KT Sullivan, Barry Day, Jeff Harnar

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
Jeff Harnar

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
Jay Leonhart & Barbara Carroll

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
Barbara Carroll

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
Valerie Lemon

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
Amanda McBroom

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
Emily Bergl

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
Emily Bergl

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
Gregory Generet

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
Amra-Faye Wright

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
Amra-Faye Wright

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
KT Sullivan

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
KT Sullivan & Julie Wilson

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
Shana Farr

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
KT Sullivan Shana Farr, Julie Wilson

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
Tony DeSare

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
Tony DeSare

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
Cathrine Russell

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
Tim Sullivan

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
KT Sullivan & Rick Meadows

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
Lauren Fox

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
Jon Weber

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
Mark Nadler

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
Mark Nadler

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
Mark Nadler

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
Julie Budd & Rex Reed

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
Will Nunziata, Julie Budd, Rob Russell

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
Shana Farr

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention
Amra-Faye Wright & Mark Hummel

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of the 23rd New York Cabaret Cabaret Convention




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Stephen Sorokoff Stephen's life seems to have always revolved around a camera and a piano. He studied at Manhattan School of Music and performed in the "Borsht Belt" during college vacations, where in the true DIRTY DANCING tradition he met his wife Eda. Stephen was a Board Member of the First All Children's Theater and his wife, a classical pianist, is a Board Member of Barrington Stage Co. In between he made time to be CEO of a multi national machinery company and President of a domestic Textile Mfg. Co. In retirement, he now takes pictures of his 5 grandchildren and various other performers.


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