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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

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.

THE VOICE's Wendy Moten to Perform at Birdland Jazz Club Photo THE VOICE's Wendy Moten to Perform at Birdland Jazz Club
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present Nashville vocalist Wendy Moten – best known for her 2021 run on NBC’s “The Voice” – in a special concert on Monday, May 16 at 7:00 PM. Her show will include songwriter Richard Whiting hits including “He’s Funny That Way,” “My Ideal,” “Miss Brown,” and “Too Marvelous For Words.”

See Taylor Louderman's WRITE OUT LOUD, Countess Luann de Lesseps, Tom Kitt & More at  Photo See Taylor Louderman's WRITE OUT LOUD, Countess Luann de Lesseps, Tom Kitt & More at Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2022

This week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Amanda McBroom to Present CRIMES OF THE HEART at Birdland Jazz Club Photo Amanda McBroom to Present CRIMES OF THE HEART at Birdland Jazz Club
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Amanda McBroom in her new show “Crimes of the Heart” on Monday, May 2 at 7:00 PM. McBroom’s concert will feature songs of passion, politics, and just plain love, written by the likes of Stephen Sondheim, Irving Berlin, Leonard Cohen, and of course, Amanda McBroom.

Karen Akers to Present WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE at Birdland Jazz Club Photo Karen Akers to Present WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE at Birdland Jazz Club
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present acclaimed vocalist Karen Akers in the new show “Water Under the Bridge” on Monday, April 25 at 7:00 PM.

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW Announces Performances Through the End of April Photo FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW Announces Performances Through the End of April
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 2, 2022

This month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents  some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more  information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 

Skylight Run Productions to Host Benefit Concert for Ukraine Photo Skylight Run Productions to Host Benefit Concert for Ukraine
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 26, 2022

SING FOR UKRAINE, a benefit concert, takes place live From Skylight Run on Friday, April 29th, 7:30 PM ED. In dark times we come together. Ukraine needs our help. We want to do our part. All of us at Skylight Run Productions offer our heartfelt music to shift your mood and lift your spirits. Let this group of original Broadway Stars alter your state of mind and help Ukraine at the same time. All profits will be donated to International Rescue Committee, a trusted, effective organization with infrastructure in place providing shelter, first aid and protective kits, food, medicine, and other aid to Ukrainians. The first $1,000 of ticket sales before April 30, will be matched with an equal contribution. 

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!