Photo Coverage: Ian Herman at The Zipper

 Ian Herman, an award-winning musical director and Broadway veteran, made his solo debut in 'Alone at Last' on Wednesday, July 30, at 8p.m. at the Zipper Factory, 336 W. 37th St., in New York City. Herman, whose Broadway credits include 'Grease' and 'Swing!,' performed a concert of his original pop, blues, jazz, classical and Latin pieces.

Herman began his career studying classical piano, and at age 13, was a guest soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. After attending the Manhattan School of Music, he worked with Jane Olivor, Donna McKechnie, Anita Morris, Judy Kaye, Karen Mason, Tom Andersen, Sharon McNight and Carole Demas in cabarets in New York City and across the country. In 1999, he received the Back Stage Bistro Award for Outstanding Musical Director.

For the 1990s Broadway revival of 'Grease,' Herman was a pianist and vocal coach who worked with such guest stars as Chubby Checker, Sheena Easton, Al Jarreau, Darlene Love and Jon Secada. He wrote vocal and dance arrangements for 'Swing!' and conducted Jackie Mason's 'Laughing Room Only' show.

All proceeds from ticket sales went to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. For tickets, call (212) 352-3101. For more information please visit

Photos by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Ian Herman starts his one man show

Those amazing hands

Ian Herman telling stories and playing the night away

Ian Herman

Ian Herman

Ian Herman

Ian Herman

Ian Herman

Ian Herman looking to see who came to the show

Talking to the audience

Telling about his early days of playing

If the hands fail, their is always the nose

Ian Herman

Ian Herman

Ian Herman

Getting ready for the last few songs

Ian Herman

Ian Herman

Ian Herman

Made it through the show

Curtain Call

Curtain Call

Kurt Peterson (Follies, The Bakers Wife, Producer of tonights show)  Ian Herman, and Cady Huffman (The Producers)

Ian Herman and Tom Andersen (Award winning Cabaret Artist)

Baby Jane Dexter, Ian Herman, Tom Andersen

Paula Janis (TV's The Magic Garden) Ian Herman, Carol Demas(Grease, TV's The Magic Garden)

Ian Herman, Kate Draper (A Day in Hollywood, A Night at the Ukraine),  Kurt Peterson (tonights show Producer)

Josh Jonas (Star of Capture Now Off Broadway in Oct.), Larry Moss (Director of Capture Now, and an Obie Award Winner), Ian Herman, and Kurt Peterson

Kurt Peterson, Victoria Mallory (A Little Night Music, Follies) Ian Herman, Harvey Evans (Follies, Scarlet Pimpernel)

Sidney Meyer, Ian Herman, Marianne Challis

Julie and Kurt Peterson

Kurt Peterson and Sara Kapner (Captain Louie)

Julie Peterson, Christiane Amorosia (Improv Group-Eight is Never Enough) and Kurt Peterson

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