Vickie Phillips to Bring SONGS ARE LIKE FRIENDS II to Don't Tell Mama, 10/1
There's something about old-timers that makes them special. They know how to deliver a song, they know how to relate to their audience, and they know how to put a show together....Yet, terming it her 'show' doesn't convey it properly. It was as much a soiree with a roomful of invited guests as anything Vickie Phillips would have had in a spacious Park Avenue residence....she internalized her songs and her renditions displayed the emotions - sometimes funny, sometimes sad - with palpable involvement....Phillips filled the evening with mirth, affection, emotion and some songs to relish. Who could ask for more?" - Peter Leavy, Cabaret Scenes, July 9, 2013
Vickie Phillips continues to be a familiar face on the Manhattan cabaret scene, as an award-winning singer and actress. She has been praised by the New York Times as "a performer who creates her own viable interpretation." Her off-Broadway credits include leading roles in Merry-Go-Round, A Safe Light, Far Side of the Moon, Musically Speaking, andTogether with Music.
She performed to standing-room-only audiences in concerts at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Her very first cabaret show received the New York Back Stage Bistro Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Cabaret." Ms. Phillips went on to be nominated for a MAC Award for her concept and performance in the musical revue American Cabaret: European Roots.
Creating her role in the original Bob Ost cabaret revue Love and Laughter, she garnered praise from reviewers in Back Stage, Variety and the New York Post. Her show A Musical Journey: The Songs Of Brel, Weill, Aznavour & Blau, played the Queen's Theater on the Park, at Mama's, The Creative Place Theater, and the 78th Street Theater Lab. She has also gained raves at the Midtown International Festival.