Photo Coverage: Michele Lee Brings the Music of Cy Coleman to 54 Below
Cy Coleman once said, "Michele Lee is a surefire powerhouse performer. She embraces a lyric like nobody can." Following her acclaimed 54 Below debut in 2014, this all-new at 54 Below show finds the stunning Michele Lee making a rare appearance in New York for three nights only, continuing tonight and tomorrow. Ms. Lee's new concert spotlights the music of the legendary Cy Coleman, including songs like "Nobody Does it Like Me" and "It's Not Where You Start" from her Tony-nominated performance in the musical Seesaw, along with other magnificent work and some surprises from Coleman's songbook.
In celebration of Coleman's life and music, Michele's shows will coincide with what would have been his 86th birthday. One highlight of the new show will be Michele's interpretation of Broadway's lead female character found in many Coleman musicals. Using a medley of his compositions including "Big Spender", "Rules of the Road", I've Got Your Number" and "I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life", Ms. Lee presents, "a loveable woman with a charitable heart." The show will also feature Coleman favorites "The Best Is Yet To Come," "Witchcraft" and others, from Sweet Charity to City of Angels and beyond. A multiple Emmy and Tony-nominated actor, Michele Lee starred in CBS's Knots Landing, as well as the Broadway blockbusters How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Seesaw, and Tale of the Allergist's Wife. Michele is the consummate "knock 'em dead" entertainer who enthralls audiences, from stories that tickle the funny-bone to ballads that cut deep into the soul.
With a brilliant quintet led by Musical Director extraordinaire, Ron Abel, Ms. Lee's engagement at 54 Below, in celebration of Cy Coleman's birthday, will be a fantastic night of flat out fun and stories for the ages. 40-50 cover charge. $85-90 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
Photos by Stephen Sorokoff
Michele Lee & Dr. Stanley Frileck
Dr. Stanley Frileck & David Zippel
Dr. Stanley Frileck & Michele Lee