Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three

KT Sullivan made an astute call and turned over the creation of the third night of the Cabaret Convention to host Rex Reed. If there is anyone in the world who symbolizes music sophistication with a flawless comprehension of what good cabaret performance is about it is the elegant Mr. Reed. The Convention's final evening is yet to be heard (tonight), but last evening must have been one of the finest chapters in the long history of Donald Smith and the Mabel Mercer Foundation's twenty seven year old creation. The musicians, singers, and material, which honored the legendary cabaret performer Sylvia Syms truly represented the highest quality of cabaret performance. Rex also made an important artistic decision....he included himself as one of the vocalists. Rex Reed was a participating member of the golden age of New York life and his unique ability to verbally convey it's history honored Sylvia Syms, who as Rex pointed out at the start of the evening.....died the way she wanted, singing in a nightclub (Oak Room Algonquin) to a standing ovation. She collapsed into the arms of audience member Cy Coleman.

Here are the choices Rex made for this historic evening in the order of their appearance: Barbara Carrol, Maud Hinson, Jay Leonhart, Daryl Sherman, Marti Stevens, Carol Woods, Sally Mayes, Joyce Breach, Nicholas King, Billy Stritch, Ann Hampton Callaway, and Tom Wopat. The last singer didn't get a Rex Reed introduction.. because as he stated " this women needs no introduction". Marilyn Maye then came out on stage.Tonight, the Cabaret Convention honors Charles Strouse and is hosted by KLea Blackhurst.

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Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Rex Reed

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
KT Sullivan

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Rex Reed & Sylvia Syms

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Rose Theatre

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Tom Wopat

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Jay Leonhart & Billy Stritch

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Rex Reed & Barbara Carroll

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Barbara Carroll

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Jay Leonhart & Barbara Carroll

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Maud Hixson

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Jay Leonhart

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Daryl Sherman

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Rex Reed

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Marti Steven

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Carol Woods

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Sally Mayes

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Joyce Breach

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Nicholas King

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Nicholas King

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Billy Stritch

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Tedd Firth & Billy Stritch

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Billy Stritch

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Ann Hampton Callaway

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Ann Hampton Callaway

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Ted Firth

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Tom Wopat

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Marilyn Maye

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Marilyn Maye

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Marilyn Maye

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Jon Weber

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Syvia Syms

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Rex Reed

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Billy Stritch

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Marilyn Maye & Cast

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
The Cast

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Rex Reed

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Marti Steven, Rex Reed, Maud Hixson, Joyce Breach, Ann Hampton Callaway, Nicholas King

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Ruth Brenner & Eda Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Billy Stritch & Ann Hampton Callaway

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Eda Sorokoff & Ann Hampton Callaway

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Ann Hampton Callaway & Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Rex Reed & Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
Eda Sorokoff, Marilyn Maye, Ruth Brenner

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