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Photos: Laura Osnes Returns to Cafe Carlyle with Ted Sperling and Special Guest Ryan Silverman

Even If you have premium seating at a Broadway musical or nightclub you still will not be able to feel that the beautiful girl with the spectacular voice performing on stage is singing just for you, and in your living room! Laura Osnes at Cafe Carlyle last night was acting and singing a few feet away from all of us in The Carlyle's legendary "living room" with her show called "Cockeyed Optimists" and as they say, "you had to see it to believe it". Together with Ted Sperling and Laura's special guest Ryan Silverman they created "The World of Rodgers and Hammerstein" and it probably would be nominated for a Tony Award if it were in a theatre. The lucky audience that got to be up close and personal with Broadway royalty in Cafe Carlyle were at times overwhelmed with the beauty of the music being made by these three artists, who possess many theatre awards between them. So if you can join them, like all good hosts they are going to make sure there's plenty of good food, wine and conversation during your visit. You will even get to give them a hug and say goodnight to Laura, Ted, and Ryan after the show.

September 26-30 at Cafe Carlyle

Laura Osnes is currently starring on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning musical Bandstand (Drama Desk, Drama League nominations). Other Broadway: Cinderella in Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella (Drama Desk Award; Tony, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, Astaire nominations), Bonnie Parker in Bonnie and Clyde (Tony Award nomination), after creating the role at Asolo Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse (San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award), Hope Harcourt in the Tony Award winning revival of Anything Goes (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Astaire Award nominations), Nellie Forbush in Lincoln Center Theater's production of South Pacific, and Sandy in the most recent revival of Grease. Other New York/regional credits include The Blueprint Specials, The Threepenny Opera (Drama Desk Award nomination) at the Atlantic Theater Company; City Center Encores! productions of The Band Wagon, Randy Newman's Faust, and Pipe Dream; The Sound of Music in concert at Carnegie Hall; Carousel opposite Steven Pasquale at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Broadway: Three Generations at the Kennedy Center. On television, she has been seen on the CBS series "Elementary",in the HBO pilot "The Miraculous Year", Sondheim: The Birthday Concert at Avery Fisher Hall, HBO's documentary Six By Sondheim, and the Kennedy Center Honors salutes to Barbara Cook (2011) and Dustin Hoffman (2012). Her many concerts and cabarets include performing with Michael Feinstein, the New York Philharmonic, The New York Pops, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, The Boston Pops, The San Francisco Symphony, The National Symphony Orchestra, as well as appearing in such venues as Carnegie Hall, The Café Carlyle, 54 Below, Lincoln Center, NJPAC, The Smith Center in Las Vegas, and MN Orchestra Hall. In addition to being heard on several cast recordings, Laura has two solo albums, Dream A Little Dream: Live at The Café Carlyle and If I Tell You: The Songs of Maury Yeston.

Ted Sperling is artistic director of MasterVoices and principal conductor of the Westchester Philharmonic. He won Tony and Drama Desk Awards for his orchestrations of The Light in the Piazza, for which he was also music director. Broadway credits include rapturously received revivals of Fiddler on the Roof, The King and I, and South Pacific; Guys and Dolls, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Full Monty, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, My Favorite Year, and Sunday in the Park with George. Off-Broadway credits include A Man of No Importance, A New Brain, Saturn Returns, and Floyd Collins. Opera work includes Dido and Aeneas with Kelli O'Hara, La Voix Humaine with Audra McDonald and Ricky Ian Gordon's The Grapes of Wrath and 27. Stage direction includes world premieres of The Other Josh Cohen, See What I Wanna See, Striking 12, and Charlotte: Life? Or Theater?. Recent gala performances include Show Boat with Vanessa Williams and the NY Philharmonic, The Making of A Chorus Line with Zachary Quinto, The Pirates of Penzance with Kevin Kline and Glenn Close, Cabaret with Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne, Song of Norway with Judy Kaye, She Loves Me with Santino Fontana and Alexandra Silber, The Mikado with Victoria Clark and Babes in Toyland with Bill Irwin. Mr. Sperling received the 2006 Ted Shen Family Foundation Award for leadership in musical theater, headed the Music Theater Initiative at The Public Theater, and is creative director of 24 Hour Musicals. He recently conducted the Paul Taylor Dance Company season at Lincoln Center, and will be Music Director for the upcoming revival of My Fair Lady.

Ryan Silverman received a Best Actor Drama Desk nomination for Side Show on Broadway. Other Broadway credits include star turns as Billy Flynn in Chicago, Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera, Cry-Baby. Other credits: Passion (Drama Desk and Drama League nominations), Into the Woods (MUNY), Camelot alongside Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kennedy Center), West Side Story (Olivier nominated production). Concert performances with: The New York Pops (Carnegie Hall), Seattle Symphony with Marvin Hamlisch, Philadelphia Orchestra, Philly Pops, The Cincinnati Pops, Houston Symphony, Detroit Symphony among others.

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

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Photos: Laura Osnes Returns to Cafe Carlyle with Ted Sperling and Special Guest Ryan Silverman
Ted Sperling & Laura Osnes

Photos: Laura Osnes Returns to Cafe Carlyle with Ted Sperling and Special Guest Ryan Silverman

Photos: Laura Osnes Returns to Cafe Carlyle with Ted Sperling and Special Guest Ryan Silverman
Ted Sperling & Laura Osnes

Photos: Laura Osnes Returns to Cafe Carlyle with Ted Sperling and Special Guest Ryan Silverman
Ted Sperling, Ryan Silverman, Laura Osnes

Photos: Laura Osnes Returns to Cafe Carlyle with Ted Sperling and Special Guest Ryan Silverman
Ryan Silverman & Laura Osnes

Photos: Laura Osnes Returns to Cafe Carlyle with Ted Sperling and Special Guest Ryan Silverman
Ryan Silverman

Photos: Laura Osnes Returns to Cafe Carlyle with Ted Sperling and Special Guest Ryan Silverman
Ryan Silverman & Laura Osnes

Photos: Laura Osnes Returns to Cafe Carlyle with Ted Sperling and Special Guest Ryan Silverman
Ryan Silverman

Photos: Laura Osnes Returns to Cafe Carlyle with Ted Sperling and Special Guest Ryan Silverman
Ted Sperling, Laura Osnes, Ryan Silverman

Photos: Laura Osnes Returns to Cafe Carlyle with Ted Sperling and Special Guest Ryan Silverman
Ted Sperling, Laura Osnes, Ryan Silverman

Photos: Laura Osnes Returns to Cafe Carlyle with Ted Sperling and Special Guest Ryan Silverman
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Photos: Laura Osnes Returns to Cafe Carlyle with Ted Sperling and Special Guest Ryan Silverman
Laura Osnes, Jamie deRoy, Ryan Silverman

Photos: Laura Osnes Returns to Cafe Carlyle with Ted Sperling and Special Guest Ryan Silverman
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Photos: Laura Osnes Returns to Cafe Carlyle with Ted Sperling and Special Guest Ryan Silverman
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Photos: Laura Osnes Returns to Cafe Carlyle with Ted Sperling and Special Guest Ryan Silverman
Laura Osnes, Paula Kaminsky Davis, Ryan Silverman

Photos: Laura Osnes Returns to Cafe Carlyle with Ted Sperling and Special Guest Ryan Silverman
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Photos: Laura Osnes Returns to Cafe Carlyle with Ted Sperling and Special Guest Ryan Silverman
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