Photo Coverage: Tom Andersen Concludes Run at Don't Tell Mama
Tom Andersen, the 5-time MAC Award winner, wrapped up his sold-out run of ''My Favorite Sings'' on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W. 46th St., NYC. BroadwayWorld was on the scene to photograph the many acclaimed cabaret performers who flocked to his final show, including Scott Coulter, Frank Dain, Tim DiPasqua, Julie Gold, Christine Lavin, Marcus Simeone, Steve Ross and Lennie Watts.
In his first solo act in nearly a decade, Andersen sang tunes from ''Avenue Q,'' ''Bombay Dreams,'' ''Merrily We Roll Along,'' ''Oklahoma!'' and ''The Scarlet Pimpernel.'' He also previewed numbers from ''Simply Sinclair,'' a new show he's written with his musical director, James Followell. And the audience roared with laughter as he sang ''Derek,'' his comic salute to Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter.
Andersen has played Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Town Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center. He has headlined at the Algonquin, Eighty Eights, the Firebird Cafe, Maxim's, the Russian Tea Room and Tavern on the Green. Besides his record 5 MAC Awards, he has received 5 Backstage Bistro Awards and 2 Nightlife Awards for his singing, songwriting and recording.
Andersen also has appeared in Lyrics & Lyricists at the 92nd St. Y, ''Cabariety'' at the York Theatre and ''Beach Blanket Babylon'' in San Francisco. He has shared the concert stage with Michael Feinstein and Stephen Schwartz. And he has been featured in Broadway Cares' ''Leading Men'' concerts with Jonathan Groff, Norm Lewis, Matthew Morrison, Seth Rudetsky and John Tartaglia.
For more information about Andersen, visit www.tomandersen.com
Photo Credit: Linda Lenzi (follow her on Twitter @LenziLinda)
Mike Harwood and James Followell