Meagan Michelson Will Bring MOTHER MARY SAYS TO ME to Feinstein's/54 Below
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Meagan Michelson in Mother Mary Says to Me on April 2nd at 11:30pm. Back from her world tour of Boston, Meagan returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with her hit cabaret, Mother Mary Says to Me, a story about her clumsy quest toward finding the meaning of love and sexuality, translated through her mother Mary's Bostonian, Irish Catholic sensibility. Like a delicate friggin' lotus floating in a pool of Smirnoff, Mary has offered beauty where it's least expected, and Meagan is here to belt about it. Hailed by audiences as "a future gay icon" and a "drag queen with a uterus," Meagan takes the stage alongside the inimitable Matthew Lowy on piano. Musical styles range from the Beatles to Ethel Merman. It'll be wicked pissah.
Composer, arranger, music director, and accompanist Matthew Lowy will be music directing and playing the performance. He recently played keyboard 1 on the national tour of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and will soon be leaving for China for two months to assistant music direct and play keyboard 2 on a tour of My Fair Lady. Matt is currently the assistant music director for the New Voices summer conservatory program at the Paper Mill Playhouse. He is a proud alumnus of The Boston Conservatory, B.M. Composition.
Educator, theatre scholar, actor, and director Helen Deborah Lewis will be directing the show. She is a full-time faculty member at The Boston Conservatory in Boston, MA where she teaches acting, theatre history, dramatic literature/theory, and gender studies, and serves as the Academic Coordinator of the Theatre Division. She holds a Ph.D from Tufts University.
Meagan Michelson in Mother Mary Says to Me plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on April 2nd at 11:30pm. There is a $15-$35 cover charge and $20 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
Boston-bred beltress Meagan Michelson is a versatile singer, comedienne, writer, and emerging cabaret artist. Hailed by critics as a modern-day Ethel Merman, Meagan makes her New York solo cabaret debut with Mother Mary Says to Me at Feinstein's/54 Below. After graduating from The Boston Conservatory with her M.F.A. in Musical Theatre, Meagan toured the country as a gospel-singing octopus in ArtsPower's The Rainbow Fish. Regionally, she has cross-dressed and discoed as Mia/Oberon in American Repertory Theatre's The Donkey Show, decked the halls in Hanover Theatre's A Christmas Carol, and caused a stir as busybody Mirala in Barrington Stage Company's Fiddler on the Roof. Meagan holds a B.A. in English from Harvard College. www.meaganmichelson.com
Michael Feinstein, one of the world's great musical artists, and 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, have united to give New York an unparalleled destination for entertainment and dining. Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, is the performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, Feinstein's/54 Below is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. Feinstein's/54 Below presents iconic and rising stars from the worlds of Broadway and popular music. The venue provides a food and beverage menu from early evening through the wee hours of the morning that is worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage. In their description of the venue, The New York Times writes Feinstein's/54 Below "has the intimacy of a large living room with unimpeded views and impeccable sound; there is not a bad seat. Its sultry after-hours ambience is enhanced by brocade- patterned wall panels planted with orange-shaded lanterns. And the atmosphere is warmer and sexier than in Manhattan's other major supper clubs." Located at 254 West 54th Street, Feinstein's/54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $5-$155. www.54Below.com/Feinsteins