Multiple Cabaret Award Nominee Jeff Macauley to Bring Michel Legrand Tribute Show to Don't Tell Mama
In what he has been calling the third part of a "Cabaret Trilogy of Classic Hollywood Songwriters," 2016 MAC Award nominee and 2016 and 2015 BroadwayWorld.com New York Cabaret Award Nominee Jeff Macauley will continue the run of his most recent show, Le Grand Tour: The Music of Michel Legrand, at Don't Tell Mama (W 46th St., between 8th & 9th Ave) on March 17 at 7 pm. Macauley's Musical Director/Arranger/Pianist Tex Arnold and Jon Burr is on bass. After performing his Legrand Tribute show at the Metropolitan Room last August, BistroAwards.com called it " . . . smart, funny, and well constructed . . . a good mix of classic and rarer material . . ."
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Over the past four years, Macauley has celebrated the songbooks of Academy Award-winning and Grammy Award-winning songwriters of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s, Norman Gimbel (It Was Me: The Lyrics of Norman Gimbel) and Henry Mancini (Mr. Lucky: The Songs of Henry Mancini). Now, Macauley will turn his evocative vocals and on-stage charm to exploring the work of the legendary French film composer who wrote the scores and themes to the movie musicals, "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg," "Young Girls of Rochefort" and "Yentl," as well as countless other films.
Some of Legrand's most memorable songs include "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?" "Where Is It Written?" "Watch What Happens," "The Windmills Of Your Mind," "I Will Wait For You," "Sweet Gingerbread Man," and 'You Must Believe In Spring." Legrand won three Academy Awards, five Grammy Awards, and ASCAP's Henry Mancini Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition to working with Gimbel, Legrand also collaborated with lyricists Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Sheldon Harnick, Hal David, and Earl Brown.
BistroAwards.com cabaret reviewer Mark Dundas Wood once wrote of Macauley: "His 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 . . ."
Jeff Macauley was nominated for a 2016 "Male Vocalist" MAC Award for Mr. Lucky: The Songs of Henry Mancini (which was also nominated for a 2015 BroadwayWorld.com award for "Best Tribute Show"). Macauley most recently paid tribute to beloved singing star Dinah Shore, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of her birth, in the acclaimed revival of MWAH! The Dinah Shore Show (for which Jeff received Backstage magazine's Bistro Award in 1998).
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