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Carole J. Bufford

 
Bio:
Stephen Holden of The New York Times called Carole J. Bufford “a sizzling performer” and noted that she “has a bright, rangy voice and big blue eyes that emit snapping electrical charges. She can be dangerous, but she is also funny."   Carole J. Bufford has become one of the most sought ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Stephen Holden of The New York Times called Carole J. Bufford “a sizzling performer” and noted that she “has a bright, rangy voice and big blue eyes that emit snapping electrical charges. She can be dangerous, but she is also funny."   Carole J. Bufford has become one of the most sought ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [New York]
New York International Fringe Festival Production, 2006
Performer

 

Stage

Performances
  [New York]
New York International Fringe Festival Production, 2006
Performer

Carole J. Bufford Biography

Stephen Holden of The New York Times called Carole J. Bufford “a sizzling performer” and noted that she “has a bright, rangy voice and big blue eyes that emit snapping electrical charges. She can be dangerous, but she is also funny."  

Carole J. Bufford has become one of the most sought after new performers since first appearing in the Metropolitan Room’s MetroStar Talent Challenge. Immediately following, she was asked to perform at the Cabaret Convention at Jazz@Lincoln Center presented by the Mabel Mercer Foundation where she also received specific praise from The New York Times. 

Carole's recent sold out and extended show, "speak easy." featuring Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks earned her rave reviews across the board, including The New York Times, and Will Friedwald of The Wall Street Journal said, "Despite decades of repeated admonitions to the contrary, it turns out that the great Sophie Tucker was not, in fact, the last of the Red Hot Mamas. That title now can be claimed by the young Ms. Carole Bufford, who, more than any other singer of the last 90 years, digs down into the meat and the substance of the Prohibition Era.”

In addition, Carole has been featured in numerous “Broadway By The Year” concerts, both at The Town Hall and in California. She has also performed in “All Singin’, All Dancin’” as well as the recent Tribute to Judy Garland and The Art of American Dance at The Town Hall where she shared the stage with Lorna Luft and Susan Stroman in an all-star cast. Carole recently starred in Scott Siegel’s “11 O’Clock Numbers at 11 O’Clock” at Feinstein’s at The Loew’s Regency along with Christina Bianco and Scott Coulter. The show played every Thursday and enjoyed a nine month run, one of the longest in Feinstein’s history.

As for Carole’s other solo cabarets, both “Carole J. Bufford sings Randy Newman” and “intro,” a collection of music from the Great American Singbook, received rave reviews and return engagements. Carole has also been seen at The Colony in Palm Beach, the National Arts Club’s “Cabaret on Mondays” series, Upright Cabaret in L.A., Simply Streisand at The Laurie Beechman, and The Tudor City Greens Concerts. Carole received her B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Ithaca College. New York theatre credits include “Junie B. Jones” (Lucille Lortel), “A Christmas Carol” (Lucille Lortel), and “Trouble in Shameland” (NY Fringe Festival.) Carole originally hails from Lincolnton, GA. For more information on Carole's upcoming performances, please visit: http://www.carolejbufford.com




Carole J. Bufford News

Photos:  Carole J. Bufford And Birdland Audience Declare HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JUDY! Before Photo Photos: Carole J. Bufford And Birdland Audience Declare HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JUDY! Before The Helane Blumfield Lens
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 14, 2022

Carole J. Bufford performed an evening of Judy Garland music at Birdland Theater as a benefit for the Mabel Mercer Foundation.

Linda Lavin to Celebrate New Album LOVE NOTES With Billy Stritch at Birdland Photo Linda Lavin to Celebrate New Album LOVE NOTES With Billy Stritch at Birdland
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present Tony Award winner Linda Lavin in a special concert celebrating her most recent solo album, Love Notes, on Monday, June 27 at 7:00 PM. Ms. Lavin will be joined on stage (as on the album) by her longtime collaborator, pianist and singer Billy Stritch.

BWW Interview: Helane Blumfield of ME AND BOBBY PEACO at Don't Tell Mama Photo BWW Interview: Helane Blumfield of ME AND BOBBY PEACO at Don't Tell Mama
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 1, 2022

Cabaret performer and photographer Helane Blumfield returns to Don't Tell Mama and Bobby Peaco returns to Manhattan. As the days count down to opening night, Helane chats with Broadway World Cabaret about their new show.

BIRDLAND Announces Programming Through June 30th Photo BIRDLAND Announces Programming Through June 30th
by Marissa Tomeo - May 29, 2022

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are proudly open this June with a full slate of nightly performances! At Birdland Jazz Club, catch the Liebman, Brecker, Copland Quintet, Greg Ruvolo Big Band, Yellowjackets, Terraza Big Band, Anita Gillette and Lee Roy Reams, Frank Catalano Quartet, Danilo Perez & His Global Messengers, New London Big Band, Stacey Kent, Ron Aprea Big Band, Linda Lavin and Tuck & Patti.

Megan Hilty, LaChanze & More Announced for Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's 2022-2023 TRUS Photo Megan Hilty, LaChanze & More Announced for Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's 2022-2023 TRUST Cabaret Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has announced the 2022-2023 TRUST Cabaret Series.  Now in its 10th season, the Series continues to offer patrons a rare opportunity to see Broadway’s stars and today’s world-class leading vocalist on stage in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.

Anita Gillette and Lee Roy Reams to Perform at Birdland Jazz Club Photo Anita Gillette and Lee Roy Reams to Perform at Birdland Jazz Club
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present a historic evening with two legendary Broadway stars Anita Gillette and Lee Roy Reams for the first time on Monday, June 13 at 7:00 PM.

Liam Forde to Celebrate Debut Album GREAT TO BE HERE at Birdland Photo Liam Forde to Celebrate Debut Album GREAT TO BE HERE at Birdland
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

BIRDLAND THEATER will present pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter Liam Forde – celebrating the release of his first album Great to Be Here – on Monday, June 13 at 8:30 PM.

Carole J. Bufford & Stephanie Blythe Sing Out HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JUDY in Their First Du Photo Carole J. Bufford & Stephanie Blythe Sing Out HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JUDY in Their First Duo-Concert Together
by A.A. Cristi - May 9, 2022

It's an historic pairing and an historic occasion! Two exemplary proponents of the Great American Songbook join voices for the first time next month and share a highly personal celebration of (arguably) the greatest entertainment icon of them all. Carole J. Bufford and Stephanie Blythe are the star vocalists in 'Happy Birthday, Judy!,' a duo-remembrance of the legendary Judy Garland on the very evening of her centennial.

Photos: April 26th THE LINEUP WITH SUSIE MOSHER at Birdland Theater by Stewart Green Photo Photos: April 26th THE LINEUP WITH SUSIE MOSHER at Birdland Theater by Stewart Green
by Stephen Mosher - May 9, 2022

The April 26th edition of The Lineup brought to the Birdland stage a new Sondheim star, everyone's favorite twins, a jazz icon, and a whole lot more.

FUNNY GIRL's John Manzari is Coming to Birdland Photo FUNNY GIRL's John Manzari is Coming to Birdland
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

BIRDLAND THEATER will present John Manzari – the acclaimed dancer, singer, actor, and choreographer currently appearing on Broadway in Funny Girl – in a special event on Monday, May 23 at 8:30 PM.

Carole J. Bufford Videos

BWW TV Exclusive: In the Kitchen at 54 Below- with Kelli Rabke!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 6, 2015

Look What Happened to Mabel! Jerry Herman's beloved score explodes onto the stage of 54 Below in this one night only musical extravaganza on March 8 (7PM & 9:30PM). Tap Your Troubles Away when some of Broadway and cabaret's finest regale you with tunes including I Won't Send Roses, Movies Were Movies, Wherever He Ain't and of course, Time Heals Everything. The special event will star: Brent Barrett, Carole J. Bufford, Beth Leavel, Sean McDermott, Molly Pope, Brian Charles Rooney, Kelli Rabke, Lee Roy Reams, Emily Skinner, Donna Vivino, Natalie Arneson, Michael Ruoco, Lisa Sabin and Charlie Stevens.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from the 2013 BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards at Joe's Pub!
by Stephen Hanks - Mar 1, 2014

On Sunday February 23 at Joe's Pub, BroadwayWorld.com celebrated the best New York cabaret performers, performances and shows during 2013 as voted on by more than 7,500 fans at the end of last year. With BroadwayWorld's lead New York cabaret columnist and reviewer Stephen Hanks as the host, many of the Award winners appeared to perform, and as you'll see in these videos they put on an amazingly entertaining show.

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: BWW NYC Cabaret Awards Show Highlights - Marilyn Maye, Ben Vereen, Jim Caruso and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 25, 2013

The first-ever BroadwayWorld.com New York Cabaret Awards show was held at the Metropolitan Room on Thursday, February 21. The evening featured a star-studded lineup, including Marilyn Maye, Ben Vereen, Jim Caruso, composer Jason Robert Brown and cabaret stars Billy Stritch, KT Sullivan, Karen Kohler, Colleen McHugh, Jane Monheit and more. Watch BroadwayWorld's exclusive highlights from the awards show below!