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Photos: Jamie DeRoy & Friends Return To Birdland!

This colorful cabaret series has been thrilling New York City audiences for the past 25 years and serves as the basis for deRoy's award-winning cable television show.

Beautiful music was made on Monday, December 6, when hostess/producer Jamie deRoy brought her multi-MAC Award-winning Variety Show, Jamie deRoy & friends, back to Birdland.

The cast included Donna McKechnie, composer Stephen Flaherty, Jelani Alladin, Ali Ewolt, Cory Kahaney, and Mauricio Martinez. The show was directed by Barry Kleinbort, and musical directed by Ron Abel, with Ritt Henn on bass and Ray Marchica on drums. Proceeds from the evening benefitted The Actors Fund: Jamie deRoy & friends Cabaret Initiative.

This colorful cabaret series has been thrilling New York City audiences for the past 25 years and serves as the basis for deRoy's award-winning cable television show which spotlights well-known entertainers and newcomers that are lighting up the marquees of cabaret, theater, music and comedy.

Jamie deRoy has won three Tony Awards, eight MAC Awards, four Back Stage Bistro Awards and ten Telly Awards for her extensive work on both stage and screen. She has appeared onstage with Joan Rivers and has headlined at many of New York's major clubs. She has produced nine CDs in the Jamie deRoy & friends series, all of which are available on Harbinger and PS Classics labels.

Photo Credit: Kevin Alvey



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