Photos: The Broadway World Cabaret Studio Portraits

Broadway World Cabaret Editor Stephen Mosher picks his favorites from four years.

By: Dec. 30, 2023
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Photos: The Broadway World Cabaret Studio Portraits

I had retired.  In 2017 I made a very public exit from photography after thirty-six years.  Everything went into storage, there was no trace of a photographer's life in my home, except for a few photo albums and two copies of THE SWEATER BOOK.  And I was happy.   I was really very happy.  But in 2019 Rob Diamond asked me to be a reviewer for Broadway World Cabaret, and, after about eight reviews, I realized that I needed art for my articles; I needed to give our readers a complete idea of the art that was being created in the cabarets and clubs of New York City.  So I got my camera out of mothballs, I got permission from the venues, and I started taking photos in the clubs.   In January of 2020, I wanted to do a series of interviews that included studio portraits of the subjects, so I had to get my lighting equipment out of storage and I had to replace some things I had given away (I gave away a lot), but before you could say Milton Greene, I was making portraits again.  I continued to do in-person interviews that included a photo shoot until I reached the point where, if someone asked for an interview, the first question out of my mouth was, "When are you available to do the photos?"  It was fun being back in the studio - indeed, I had forgotten how much I loved the craft that was my original artistic love.  Making those photos for my Broadway World Cabaret articles was an unexpected happy byproduct of the job to which I had said yes.

These are my favorites from the Broadway World Cabaret Studio Sessions.

Ace Young

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Alexandra Silber and Alec Silver

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Anita Gillette

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Ari Axelrod

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Arielle Jacobs and JJ Caruncho

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Ben Moss

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Benny Benack III

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Blaine Alden Krauss

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The Boy Band Project

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Carole J. Bufford

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Catherine Porter and Elizabeth Ward Land

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Chita Rivera and Richard Ridge

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Christine Andreas and Martin Silvestri

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Don Kelly

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Dorian Woodruff

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The Drinkwater Brothers

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Frances Ruffelle

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Garrett Clayton

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James Jackson Jr. and John-Andrew Morrison

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Jean Louisa Kelly

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Jess LeProtto

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Jessica Hendy

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Joanna Gleason

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Julie Halston

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Kevin Feguson

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Khalifa White

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Lauren Marcus

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Lorna Dallas

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Marc Tumminelli

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Maria Wirries and Matt SanGiovanni

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Marissa Licata

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Matt Baker

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Melissa Errico

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Natalie Douglas

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Nicolas King

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Nicole Henry

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Orfeh and Andy Karl

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Penny Fuller

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Robbie Rozelle

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Sidney Myer

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Susie Mosher

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The Show Broads - Marta Sanders and Leanne Borghesi

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Tony Yazbeck

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Yasuhiko Fukuoka

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This is not a studio shot, it was done on location (which I rarely do) for an article about the 54 Below disco series TURN THE BEAT AROUND, which our Broadway World Team loved and believed in, so I did a feature story that included photos of the cast made on location.  It is my favorite photo I have made in the last four years.Photos: The Broadway World Cabaret Studio Portraits

This is not a studio shot, it was done in the dressing room at Carnegie Hall minutes before the Debbie Wileman Judy Garland show, which I was on hand to photograph for Broadway World Cabaret.  I don't often go backstage before a show, but there are certain occasions that are special.  This was one of those times. 

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