2016 MAC Nominee Jeff Macauley Brings Norman Gimbel Tribute Show to Metropolitan Room, 5/12 at 7 pm
Norman Gimbel may not be a name most pop music fans are familiar with but they might certainly know the songs and film and television themes this great lyricist has written over the decades. "Killing Me Softly With His Song," "Boy From Ipanema!" "Girl," "Meditation," and "It Goes Like It Goes" are just a few well-known songs of a man who has won an Academy Award and two Grammys for Song of the Year. Bistro Award winning and MAC Nominated cabaret performer Jeff Macauley is definitely a Norman Gimbel aficionado. In fact, his 2012 show, It Was Me: The Lyrics of Norman Gimbel earned Macauley a BroadwayWorld.com New York Cabaret Award Nomination for "Best Male Vocalist." (See video highlights of 2012 show at Don't Tell Mama, below.)
"One of the most charming cabaret shows--whether from a man or woman--that we saw this year," wrote BroadwayWorld in its review of It Was Me. "Macauley has a smooth, endearing baritone that can occasionally hit tough tenor notes, and for this show he displayed a knack for offering interesting and humorous biographical anecdotes as if he were a smooth jazz FM deejay . . . He presented his show sounding like a classic "lounge lizard," but in the best sense of that term . . . With superb arrangements from his Musical Director/Pianist Tex Arnold and the jazzy bass of Jon Burr offering sensual support, Macauley not only proved he was up to singing a wide range of song styles, but he articulated the tunes in a way that conveyed the strength of Gimbel's lyrics."
Joined by his same musical collaborators Arnold and Burr, Jeff Macauley is bringing back It Was Me, this time to the Metropolitan Room on Thursday, May 12 at 7 pm. Reservations can be made at: http://metropolitanroom.com/event.cfm?id=217985&cart
"It Was Me" has been performed in both Los Angeles and New York and is also a studio recording available on CDBaby, iTunes and Amazon. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jeffmacauley
In previous shows, Jeff Macauley explored the rich world of early musical films in Hollywood Party-Movie Songs 1928-1936, and most recently paid tribute to beloved singing star and Hollywood icon Dinah Shore on the occasion of her 100th birthday in the acclaimed revival of MWAH! The Dinah Shore Show, for which he received Backstage magazine's Bistro Award in 1998. Jeff was nominated for a 2016 MAC Award for "Male Vocalist" as well as a 2015 BroadwayWorld.com award for "Best Tribute Show" for his latest Mr. Lucky: The Songs of Henry Mancini.
For more information, contact Stephen Hanks, Cabaret Life Productions, 718-753-1323 or firstname.lastname@example.org