Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!

Among the requirements of being a member in good standing of the Friars Club is that you commit to having a good time, laugh a lot, and have a pallet appreciative of good food & spirits. Once again Friar Randi Levine Miller produced and hosted a special evening.

The Diva's (plus one Divo) were spectacular, and the Frank Sinatra Room was packed solid with Friars having a great time. It also helps that if you have a last minute cancelation of one of your Diva's (Jullie Budd caught a cold), The Club has a well stocked inventory of talent on hand. As usual, you will not find some of the Friars humor in a Disney Movie, and on this night Friar Lisa Lampanelli proved she can be a "real special" Diva. Christiana Bianco brought along Barbra Streisand, Bernadette Peters, Celine Dion, and Julie Andrews. The King Family (Nicolas King and his grandmother Angela Bacari), KarenOberlin, Jill O'Hara, & Barbara Minkus rounded out the bill. Carolyn Amaradio a recent graduate of the Manhattan School of Music showed why that institution has produced some extraordinary opera/musical comedy stars. In true show biz tradition Randie discovered her working at Tony's Restaurant while she pursues her career. Executive Director Michael L. Gyure was correct in his opening remarks when he told the packed room they were in for an exceptional evening.

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!
DIVA SHOWSTOPPERS AT THE FRIARS

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!
Randie Levine-Miller & The Showstoppers

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!
Host Producer Friar Randie Levine-Miller

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!
Karen Oberlin, Tony Roberts, Randie Levine- Miller

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!
Carolyn Amaradio

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!
Caarolyn Ameradio

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!
Karen Oberlin

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!
Karen Oberlin

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!
Nicolas King & Angela Barcari

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!
Randie Levine-Miller

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!
Nicolas King

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!
Nicolas King & Angela Barcari

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!
Angela Barcari

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!
Lisa Lampanelli

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!
Lisa Lampanelli

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!
Lisa Lampanelli

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!
Paul Chamlin Musical Director

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!
Christina Bianco

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!
Christina Bianco

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!
Christina Bianco

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!
"SHORT PEOPLE"

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!
Jon Weber & Christina Bianco

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!
Jill O'Hara

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!
Jill O'Hara

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!
Barbara Minkus

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!
Barbara Minkus

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!
Barbara Minkus

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!
Eda Sorokoff & Tony Roberts

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!
Jamie deRoy & Lisa Lampanelli

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!
The Elevator

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!
Carolyn Ameradio

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!
Carolyn Ameradio and Father

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!
Mr. & Mrs. Lampanelli

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents DIVA SHOW STOPPERS!

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Stephen Sorokoff Stephen is also the cabaret/ music and co-theatre editor of the Times Square Chronicles. He studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on Broadwayworld.com, T2Conline.com and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. email: stephen@t2conline.com


 
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