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Brandon Cutrell

 
Bio:
MAC AWARD and BISTRO AWARD winner Brandon Cutrell made his entrance on the New York cabaret stage in 2001's It's an Art: The Music of Stephen Schwartz (with Stephen Schwartz). Other New York credits: Broadway By The Year (Town Hall, directed by Emily Skinner), The 2nd Annual Broadway Unplugged (Town ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: October 09

Bio:
MAC AWARD and BISTRO AWARD winner Brandon Cutrell made his entrance on the New York cabaret stage in 2001's It's an Art: The Music of Stephen Schwartz (with Stephen Schwartz). Other New York credits: Broadway By The Year (Town Hall, directed by Emily Skinner), The 2nd Annual Broadway Unplugged (Town ... (read complete bio)
 

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Gabrielle Stravelli, Brandon Cutrell and Adam Feldman

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Nick Adams and Brandon Cutrell

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Kevin Meany, Susan Mosher and Brandon Cutrell

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Brandon Cutrell Biography

MAC AWARD and BISTRO AWARD winner Brandon Cutrell made his entrance on the New York cabaret stage in 2001's It's an Art: The Music of Stephen Schwartz (with Stephen Schwartz). Other New York credits: Broadway By The Year (Town Hall, directed by Emily Skinner), The 2nd Annual Broadway Unplugged (Town Hall), Pippin (with Ben Vereen and Rosie O'Donnell), Liz Swados' Waiting For Lefty and David Friedman's King Island Christmas. Nationally, Brandon has performed with Theatre of the Stars, Goodspeed Musicals, the Human Race Theatre and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Brandon's solo cabaret debut, entitled, was honored by TheaterMania as the best debut show of 2002 and by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), which honored Brandon in 2003 with the MAC Award for Best Male Debut. Brandon's most recent show, No Reservations, enjoyed a four month run in New York and received the praise of Stephen Holden in The New York Times. No Reservations also earned Brandon his second MAC Award, the 2005 MAC Award for Outstanding Male Vocalist, and the 2005 Back Stage Bistro Award for Outstanding Male Vocalist. For nearly two years, Brandon was the original Host of MOSTLY SONDHEIM. Brandon made his debut in the Algonquin's Oak Room when he was named a finalist in the Algonquin's Young Artist Competition. In June of 2006, Brandon made his solo debut at Feinstein's, New York's legendary nightclub on Park Avenue. Every Friday night from 10:30pm to 2am at The Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York, Brandon is the host of THE AFTER-PARTY, a weekly schmoozefest for the theatrically inclined.

Three months before moving to New York in 1999, Brandon received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), where he studied in the voice studio of George Gibson. Prior to his studies in Cincinnati, Brandon completed two years of study toward a Bachelor of Music in Voice at the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana. It was there that Brandon joined the voice studio of opera and Broadway star, Giorgio Tozzi. Since leaving the world of academia, Brandon has studied with Craig Carnelia, Barry Kleinbort, Andrea Marcovicci and Karen Mason.

The son of a United Methodist preacher, Brandon was born and raised in Indiana. It was in the church where Brandon at the age of three made his solo debut. In addition to sacred choral music and hymns, Brandon was very influenced musically by his mother's record collection, which included gospel singer Sandi Patty, Johnny Mathis, The Carpenters, Barry Manilow and Anne Murray. Brandon's life was forever changed when in 1994 he was introduced to the wonder of the Nancy LaMott.




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André De Shields, Bobby Cannavale, Laura Bell Bundy and More Join SAVE WEST BANK CAF Photo André De Shields, Bobby Cannavale, Laura Bell Bundy and More Join SAVE WEST BANK CAFE VIRTUAL TELETHON
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 24, 2020

Since 1978, West Bank Cafe has been one of the epicenters of New York City’s theatre community, and due to the pandemic, it is on the verge of permanently closing. With Broadway dark, tourism down, indoor dining closed, and no relief plan in sight, 2020 has created a plethora of financial problems for the beloved theater district institution. 

VIDEO: The Duplex's MOSTLY SONDHEIM is Back Online This Week Photo VIDEO: The Duplex's MOSTLY SONDHEIM is Back Online This Week
by Stephi Wild - May 7, 2020

This Friday evening at 10pm, hosts and guests of the legendary Duplex open mic night, 'Mostly Sondheim', reunite for an evening of story and song. Not for the faint of heart.

MOSTLY SONDHEIM Will Conclude Run at the Duplex Tomorrow Night!
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 31, 2016

Mostly Sondheim, The Duplex's long-running Friday night open mic honoring the music of the theater, concludes its record-breaking 12 year run this Friday, April 1st at 11:30pm. 

Theresa Rose to Bring FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MY BACKGROUND CHECK to The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Theresa Rose in FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MY BACKGROUND CHECK will play again at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre on March 24th at 7pm.

Theresa Rose to Bring FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MY BACKGROUND CHECK to The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Theresa Rose in FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MY BACKGROUND CHECK will play again at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre on March 24th at 7pm.

FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MY BACKGROUND CHECK Set for The Duplex Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Developed over the last year with Music Director and 2015-2016 Dramatists Guild Fellow Brandon James Gwinn, the show focuses on the detective work of one woman's determination to verify the believed genetic history of her family.  Featuring the music of Bonnie Raitt, Rhianna, AC/DC, Paloma Faith, beloved show tunes and standards.

FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MY BACKGROUND CHECK Set for The Duplex, 11/12
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 28, 2015

Developed over the last year with Music Director and 2015-2016 Dramatists Guild Fellow Brandon James Gwinn, the show focuses on the detective work of one woman's determination to verify the believed genetic history of her family.  Featuring the music of Bonnie Raitt, Rhianna, AC/DC, Paloma Faith, beloved show tunes and standards.

STAGE TUBE: MOSTLY SONDHEIM Celebrates 10th Anniversary at The Duplex
by Stage Tube - Jan 26, 2015

One of NYC's most colorful and unpredictable open-mic nights -- MOSTLY SONDHEIM -- celebrated its 10th anniversary at The Duplex on Christopher Street, January 23rd, 2015. Click below for highlights from the show!

MOSTLY SONDHEIM Celebrates 10th Anniversary This Week
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 21, 2015

Mostly Sondheim, the long-running musical theater open mic at The Duplex Cabaret, will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Friday January 23rd at 11:30pm. Hosts Ben Cameron (Wicked, Aida) and Colleen Harris (Songs at the New World), along with musical director Brian Nash (Silence! the Musical), will welcome past hosts, talented regulars, and open mic volunteers to the stage to commemorate ten years of music and comedy.

BWW Interviews: Kate Pazakis Talks Innovations at Rockwell Table and Stage
by Don Grigware - Jul 16, 2014

Belting songstress Kate Pazakis was recently named executive producer of Rockwell Table and Stage in Hollywood. In our chat she talks about her past successes and gives us a glimpse of her big plans for Rockwell's immediate future. Kate, you have an amazing voice and have become known as one of the theatre's best kept secrets. How do you react to that? Tell me a few of the shows you have been involved with. I'd rather be nine people's favorite thing than

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STAGE TUBE: MOSTLY SONDHEIM Celebrates 10th Anniversary at The Duplex
by Stage Tube - Jan 26, 2015

One of NYC's most colorful and unpredictable open-mic nights -- MOSTLY SONDHEIM -- celebrated its 10th anniversary at The Duplex on Christopher Street, January 23rd, 2015. Click below for highlights from the show!