T. Oliver Reid Brings DROP ME OFF IN HARLEM to Feinstein's This November and December
T. Oliver Reid, a veteran of numerous Tony Award winning Broadway musicals, 2012 MAC award recipient for Best Debut-male and the 2011 Julie Wilson award, will Debut at Feinstein's at the Loews Regency, 540 Park Avenue, Wednesday November 28, 2012, Sunday December 2, Monday December 3 and Sunday December 9, 2012. All four performances will be at 10:30 PM.
Reid's New show, "Drop Me Off In Harlem", which will be the last debut of an artist in this Venue, is an evening of club-hopping to the music of Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington and Andy Razaf…through the elegant nightclubs and working class speakeasies that made uptown gay and delightful, however dull and depressing downtown Manhattan could be. In 1934, on a Saturday night in New York City, if you were boozin' and jazzin', you were doing it in Harlem.
Reid has dazzled audiences at the Mabel Mercer Foundation's Annual New York Cabaret Convention at Jazz at Lincoln Center for the past two years and at the 92nd Street "Y" with their Lyrics & Lyricists concert series "Mad Dogs and Educated Fleas: Noel & Cole, a battle of wits".
Stephen Holden of The New York Times said of Reid, "the wistfulness of his tone and the smoothness of his delivery are all his own… a soulful crooner with resemblances to the young Bobby Short"
Reid has worked on Broadway in some the Great White Way's biggest, splashiest hit musicals. These have included "Kiss Me Kate", "Chicago", "Follies," "Thoroughly Modern Millie", "Never Gonna Dance", "La Cage Aux Folles", "The Wedding Singer", "Damn Yankees", "Mary Poppins", "Sister Act" and the upcoming "Cotton Club Parade".
"Drop Me Off In Harlem" with Musical Direction by Lawrence Yurman featuring Ray Kilday, Trevor Neumann and Damien Bassman, will run for four performances. Reid's music charge is $20 with a one drink minimum. For reservations, please call212-339-4095. For more information or the order online, visit www.feinsteinsattheregency.com. Feinstein's at the Loews Regency is located at 540 Park Avenue @ 61st Street, New York, NY 10021