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Singer Ira Lee Collings Brings 'Gay Since 1935- A Gay Geezer's Musical Odyssey' to Don't Tell Mama.


Born in a very small town in Indiana, the youngest of 8 children, Ira Lee began singing on the radio with his sister when they were kids. After studying at Chicago's Goodman Theatre, he moved to New York where he appeared off-Broadway and in regional theatre, and even opened for the great Dawn Hampton in the '60s. After many years of performing, he took a 25-year hiatus from show business, re-appearing a few years ago with several successful cabaret appearances in NYC. Now 79, Ira Lee shares his life-time of experience with humor and joy.

Ira Lee's show includes songs by Harold Arlen, Kander and Ebb, Jerry Herman, Vernon Duke and Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse. Ira Lee says the show includes "something old and something older. My theme is 'Before the parade passes by.'"

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There is a $20 cover and 2 drink minimum for Ira Lee Collings at Don't Tell Mama with a $15 cover for MAC members. No credit cards accepted.

Reservations suggested: (212) 757-0788 or for reservation for June 17th show go to and for June 22nd reservation go to

79-year old singer IRA LEE COLLINGS brings "Gay Since 1935-A Gay Geezer's Musical Odyssey" to Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC, on June 17th and 22nd at 7 PM. $20 cover/2 drink minimum. MAC members/$15 cover

Reservations recommended: (212) 757-0788 or

Photo Credit: Joe Bly

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