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Photo Coverage: Melissa Errico and Billy Stritch Bring SWING LESSONS to 54 Below

A soprano is learning how to swing with a master teacher.

It's really obvious to say this, but I must, as tonight it would appear that Melissa Errico has found her Henry Higgins in Billy Stritch! Fact.

Errico has been conquering the scene lately singing all kinds of music from noir to show tunes to classic soprano fare and is now starting to work with symphonies and she and Stritch have undeniable "chemistry", making this look like they'll be teaming up for a while, if the audience has anything to say about it!

This was a really entertaining show, great song selection, and Ms. Errico's humor is very reminiscent of the late, great Mary Cleere Haran. She's a "smarty pants", she's beautiful and, of course, she has this voice that is unlike any other and learning to use in so many ways that it's becoming a multi-faceted diamond, at this juncture of her musical growth.

Billy has done some beautiful arrangements and plays like a fantasy dream come true. He was also there for Errico every step of the way.

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff


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From This Author - Stephen Sorokoff

Stephen is also the cabaret/ music and co-theatre editor of the Times Square Chronicles. He studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in... (read more about this author)


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