Award-Winning Vocalist Jeff Macauley to Bring Highly Praised Henry Mancini Songbook Show MR. LUCKY to Don't Tell Mama, 11/21

Award-Winning Vocalist Jeff Macauley to Bring Highly Praised Henry Mancini Songbook Show MR. LUCKY to Don't Tell Mama, 11/21

After two years performing his highly praised show, It Was Me, honoring the songbook of famed lyricist Norman Gimbel at New York's Don't Tell Mama, Bistro Award-winning vocalist and BroadwayWorld.com "Best Male Vocalist" nominee Jeff Macauley presented a new show this past spring at New York's Metropolitan Room. In Mr. Lucky: The Songs of Henry Mancini, Macauley celebrates the music of the iconic composer. Macauley's orchestra for Mr. Lucky is Award-winning Musical Director/pianist and arranger Tex Arnold, with Jon Burr on bass. Now Macauley is bringing Mr. Lucky to Don't Tell Mama on November 21 at 7 pm. Tickets are $15 with a 2-drink minimum per person. Don't Tell Mama is located at 343 West 46th (between 8th & 9th Avenues), New York, NY 10036. 212-757-0788 (after 4:00 PM daily). For reservations: www.donttellmamanyc.com/shows?task=view_event&event_id=2479

In her BroadwayWorld.com review, Remy Block wrote: "Macauley uses a light touch to deliver songs he was determined to bring out of the background and into the spotlight. He uses his talents wisely and his ease on stage is incredibly charming. Through his musical choices, winning presence, and well-chosen narrative morsels, Macauley has crafted a delightful production, and as a fan of the master Mancini's music, one I felt richer for having experienced."

Wrote Mark Dundas Wood of the BistroAwards.com: "[Macauley's voice is] expressive and quite pliable . . . He did an admirable job on the romantic and otherwise tender songs . . . The expressiveness of Macauley's singing came not just from the colors and contours of his voice but also from his facial expressions and gestures. He performed the music with his entire body . . ."

Award-Winning Vocalist Jeff Macauley to Bring Highly Praised Henry Mancini Songbook Show MR. LUCKY to Don't Tell Mama, 11/21In Mr. Lucky, Macauley covers Mancini's classic songs as well as some lesser-known television and movie themes spanning 30 years from the mid-1950s through the mid-1980s. Among Mancini's legendary lyricist collaborators were Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Johnny Mercer, Leslie Bricusse, Rod McKuen, Norman Gimbel, Bob Merill, Don Black, Ray Evans and Jay Livingston, Felice Mancini, and Robert Wells.

"With Mr. Lucky: The Songs of Henry Mancini, I'm taking a closer look at the songs that have been playing in the background, pretty much non-stop, for over 50 years, says Macauley, "and finding they've actually stuck with me because they're pretty great."

Henry Mancini (1924-1994) was a four-time Academy Award winner and 20-time Grammy Award winning composer who wrote almost exclusively for film and television. Starting in the mid-'50s, Mancini pioneered a jazz-pop style of film and TV scoring that dominated the big and small screens for the next 20 years. Among his best known compositions were "Moon River," "The Days Of Wine And Roses," "Two For The Road," and "Charade," as well as instrumentals such as "The Pink Panther," "The Baby Elephant Walk" and the "Peter Gunn Theme." Mancini also wrote many classic film scores, including: Touch Of Evil, Hatari, Arabesque, and Victor/Victoria.

For more information, contact Stephen Hanks, Cabaret Life Productions, stephenhanks41@gmail.com or 718-753-1323

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