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The MAC Presents Piano Bar Night With Michael Mcassey

By: Mar. 08, 2019
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The MAC (Milford Arts Council) and Pantochino Productions announce a very special Nite Spot Night event on April 6th at 8pm. The MAC, located at 40 Railroad Avenue South in downtown Milford CT, will be turned into a piano bar for one night only! With the baby grand piano in the center of the room, patrons will be seated at tables around the room (and even on stage) as acclaimed Broadway actor/pianist Michael "Mac" McAssey will sing and play favorite show tunes and pop music. The audience will be invited to sing along with Mac. Guests are also encouraged to come early and bring their favorite drinks and food for a "bring your own" -style night. The Speakeasy Lounge will be open for concessions as well.

The MAC and Pantochino Productions Nite Spot Nights are co-sponsored by Milford Arts Council and Pantochino Productions. An eclectic collection of unique musical performances, these revues feature Broadway's best and most popular tunes performed by top notch artists, bands, comedy, and more. Svetlana is the first show in a collection of musical performances by some the hottest stars of New York City's cabaret scene. These 'night club' style evenings of live music come straight from NYC, and are presented in a cabaret style listening room at the MAC.

Michael McAssey is one of cabaret's busiest and most sought-after entertainers, whether as a frontman center stage, or behind the piano in a piano bar. The successful Broadway and Television actor made his cabaret debut in 1982 at New York City's famous DUPLEX in Greenwich Village. McAssey is a winner and three-time nominee of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets AWARD for Outstanding Male Vocalist, presented in New York by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs and made his Town Hall debut at the Mabel Mercer FOUNDATION'S 13th ANNUAL CABARET CONVENTION.

Michael has appeared at FREDDY'S SUPPER CLUB, EIGHTY-EIGHT'S and Don't Tell Mama in New York; THE GARDENIA in Los Angeles; TOULOUSE-ON-THE-PARK, DAVENPORT'S and GENTRY in Chicago; ODETTE'S in New Hope, PA.; MONTPARNASSE/ THE PIANO BAR in Mykonos, Greece, He has guest hosted benefits for AIDS Charities (Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights Aids, Hearts and Voices) and was featured at DISNEY-MGM STUDIOS (Television Academy Hall of Fame Awards).

As an actor he made his Broadway debut in the ill-fated musical LATE NITE COMIC. In New York he's worked on and Off-Broadway (A HARD TIME TO BE SINGLE, SEX TIPS FOR MODERN GIRLS, IN GAY COMPANY & more) and at Lincoln Center. He co-starred as Herbie in GYPSY (with Tony nominee Sally Mayes), Sondheim's PUTTING IT TOGETHER, Edna Turnblad in 2 productions of HAIRSPRAY, and as Max Bialystock in 3 different companies of Mel Brooks' THE PRODUCERS.

Soap fans may remember Michael as blind pianist-singer George Baldwin on CBS-TV's GUIDING LIGHT. He appeared with Barbara Cook and Patti LuPone in Paris and toured with Ms. LuPone in her nightclub act, THE ARGENTINA TURNER REVUE. An accomplished conductor & music director, Michael divides his time between onstage and off including conducting the Broadway National Tours of AVENUE Q and TITANIC: THE MUSICAL, and the smash-hit summer 2016 tour of PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT.

A native Chicagoan and long-time New Yorker, Michael spent 5 years in Aspen, Colorado where he was the music director and featured performer at THE CRYSTAL PALACE. Named by CABARET SCENES MAGAZINE as one of "Cabaret's Premier Acts", he has participated in many nationwide cabaret events including CABARET ON THE RECORD and the CHICAGO HUMANITIES FESTIVAL.

The MAC has been called "the sweetest little theatre along the Connecticut shoreline." It is located in the heart of downtown Milford, easily accessible by car, bus, boat, foot, or train. It's the closest you can get to the Milford train station on Metro North because it IS the train station.

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