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Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention

Lovers of Cabaret flocked to New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theatre last night to attend The 27th New York Cabaret Convention and BroadwayWorld was there. Unlike a political convention there was complete agreement that this annual event produced and sponsored by the Mabel Mercer Foundation is one of the best entertainment experiences of the year. "Madam Chairman" and artistic director KT Sullivan kept complete order as one by one the wonderful vocalists made their case to the extremely knowledgeable "delegates" filling Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center. It's not politically correct to pick winners at the annual event, which presents newcomers and veterans of the cabaret art form, but if there's one...... The Audience! For two hours they hear some great music and get a potpourri of diverse singing styles that make the long evening seem brief. The superb song stylist and New York based vocalist Natalie Douglas was deservedly presented the prestigious Donald F. Smith award, and legend Maureen McGovern received the Mable Mercer Award.

Performing in the Conventions opening night were, KT, Robert Creighton, Karen Oberlin, T. Olivier Reid, Barbara Fasano, Stefan Behdnarczyk, Stacy Sullivan, Jacob Storms, Josephine Bianco, Eric Yves Garcia,, Vivian Reed, Natalie Douglas, Matt Baker, Kelly McDonald, Kristoffer Lowe, Kim David Smith, Christina Bianco, Susan Winter, Carole J. Bufford, and Maureen McGovern.

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

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Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The 27th New York Cabaret Convention

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
KT Sullivan, Artistic Director

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
KT Sullivan

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Robert Creighton

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Robert Creighton

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Karen Oberlin

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Karen Oberlin

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
T. Oliver Reid

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
T. Oliver Reid

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Barbara Fasano

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Barbara Fasano

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Eric Comstock

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Stefan Bednarczyk

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Stacy Sullivan

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Stacy Sullivan

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Jon Weber & Stacy Sullivan

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Jacob Storms

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Jacob Storms

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Josephine Bianco

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Eric Yves Garcia

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Eric Yves Garcia

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Vivian Reed

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Vivian Reed

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Vivian Reed

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Vivian Reed

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Vivian Reed

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Karen Oberlin, Jon Weber, Natalie Douglas, KT Sullivan

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Jon Weber, Karen Oberlin, Natalie Douglas, KT Sullivan

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Natalie Douglas

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Matt Baker

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Rick Meadows, Managing Director & Jason Martin, Co-Director

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Kelly McDonald

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Kelly McDonald

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Kristoffer Lowe

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Christina Bianco

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Kim David Smith

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Susan Winter

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Susan Winter

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Carole J. Bufford

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Carole J. Bufford

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Maureen McGovern

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Maureen McGovern

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
KT Sullivan & Maureen McGovern

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Maureen McGovern & Karen Oberlin

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Susan Winter, Karen Oberlin, Christina Bianco, Stacy Sullivan Vivian Reed

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
Karen Oberlin & Zoe Gelman

Photos: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
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