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Winner of Chicago's 1998 After Dark Award for "Outstanding Cabaret Artist" Denise Tomasello is the singer that the Chicago Tribune has called the consummate cabaret singer. She has headlined with Jackie Mason, Don Rickles and Alan King. Her Chicago appearances have included capacity crowds at Park West, The Pump Room, Chicago Theatre, Gentry, Davenport's & the Metropole Room in the Fairmont Hotel. On the Coasts, she's a featured performer at NYC's Cabaret Convention, Eighty Eight's in Manhattan, Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, and The Gardenia in L.A.

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Chicago's Queen Of Cabaret Denise Tomasello To Appear In Concert November 25

Denise Tomasello, Chicago's Cabaret Queen, returns for Davenport's 25th Anniversary celebration. Join her on November 25th for an unforgettable concert featuring musical tributes and show-stopping Broadway numbers. Don't miss this Chicago musical institution.

Davenport's Cabaret to Celebrate 25th Anniversary With All Star Line Up In November

Wicker Park's Davenport's Cabaret celebrates 25th anniversary with all-star lineup in November. Experience live music, comedy, and cabaret in Chicago's premier venue. Don't miss Broadway star Karen Mason and other top talent. Visit for tickets and more info.

Chicago Cabaret Professionals Reveals Lineup For Their Annual Gala

On Monday, October 15, Chicago Cabaret Professionals will host their annual Gala at Epiphany Center for the Arts in Chicago. Learn more about the event and find out how to attend here!

Chicago's Cabaret Queen Denise Tomasello Receives Impresa Award

Chicago's Cabaret Queen Denise Tomasello receives the prestigious Impresa Award from the JCCIA Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans, honoring her accomplishments as a Chicago Italian-American woman. Tomasello is known for her versatile musical talent and engaging performances, making her the one and only Cabaret Queen of Chicago.

Chicago Cabaret Professionals Emerging Artist Showcase Finalists Set To Perform This Week

The five finalists of the 2023 Chicago Cabaret Professionals Emerging Artist Showcase will be performing on August 24 at 7:30pm at Epiphany Center for the Arts in Chicago. Each will perform a three-song set and a panel of judges will determine the winner, who will receive the Denise Tomasello Cabaret Scholarship to support the production of a solo cabaret show.

Chicago's Cabaret Queen Denise Tomasello Headlines Little Italy Festa-Taylor Street August 20

Crowned 'Chicago's Cabaret Queen' by the Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times, WGN Radio and Daily Herald, the legendary Denise Tomasello returns to headline the Little Italy Festa-Taylor Street with the 16-piece Denise Tomasello Orchestra in her Vegas-style show.

Chicago Cabaret Professionals Presents Emerging Artist Showcase, August 24

After Chicago Cabaret Professionals successfully launched the organization's first Emerging Artist Showcase in 2022, the Showcase returns this year with the concert scheduled on August 24 at 7:30pm at Epiphany Center for the Arts in Chicago. 

Chicago's Cabaret Queen Denise Tomasello And Her 17-Piece Orchestra Come To Des Plaines Theatre, June 11

The legendary Denise Tomasello returns for her first one-woman concert since her triumphant debut at the Des Plaines Theatre in Judy, Liza, Barbra & Me, a musical celebration of these female musical legends, Denise returns in her new one woman show called The Songs of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Tony Bennett and Me, with her 17-piece orchestra.

SOUL BLISS Will Celebrate The Music of Aretha Franklin at Raue Center

Raue Center For The Arts will celebrate the music of Aretha Franklin with Soul Bliss at 8 p.m. on February 17, 2023.

Chicago Cabaret Professionals Annual Gala Presents Cabaret Awards and Celebrates Live Performance

The Chicago Cabaret Professionals 2022 Annual Gala, held on October 17 at the Epiphany Center for the Arts in Chicago, showcased the diversity, resilience and artistry of the Chicago cabaret community that includes singers, musicians, directors, producers and fans. 

Lineup Announced for Chicago Cabaret Professionals Gala

The annual Chicago Cabaret Professionals Gala is one of the most celebrated cabaret events of the year — and this year’s gala, scheduled for Monday, October 17, will feature over 25 local and national cabaret artists performing songs from the Great American Songbook as well as jazz, blues, and pop tunes. 

Broadway and Cabaret Stars, Comedy, Classics and More Come to Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret This October

Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret, Chicago's premier location for enjoying music in an intimate setting, announces its roster of September performances in its Cabaret and Piano Bar. Davenport's, 1383 North Milwaukee Ave., is open Thursdays 7 - 11 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. - 12 a.m. and Sundays from 6 - 11 p.m. 

Chicago Cabaret Professionals Announce Annual Gala

After two years of producing their annual galas online, due to the pandemic, Chicago Cabaret Professionals will hold their 2022 Gala in-person at Epiphany Center for the Arts on Monday, October 17. 

Chicago Cabaret Professionals Presents Emerging Artist Showcase This Month

Chicago Cabaret Professionals will present the first Emerging Artist Showcase on August 25 at 8pm at Davenport's Cabaret and Piano Bar. This event will feature five members of Chicago Cabaret Professionals who have not yet produced their own cabaret show. Each of these up-and-coming artists will perform a three-song set.

Cabaret Queen Denise Tomasello to Present JUDY, LIZA, BARBRA, AND ME! at Des Plaines Theatre

Hailed as 'Chicago's Cabaret Queen' by the Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times, WGN Radio, Daily Herald and, the legendary Denise Tomasello returns for her first one-woman concert since the covid pandemic.

Russ Goeltenbodt Returns To Skokie Theatre for LIVE AT 65 With Mark Burnell Trio June 12

After four sold-out Skokie Theatre concerts, Chicago musical favorite Russ Goeltenbodt returns to the theater for his first concert in five years - Live At 65. Marking his 65th year, Russ will musically cover his younger years growing up in Skokie, his love life and his next chapter. Russ will be backed musically by the Mark Burnell Trio and joined with special guest Carla Gordon.


Chicago Paris announced the program and registration for the next Cabaret Connexion to be held in Chicago. The dates for the fourth international exchange have expanded to include activities from May 8 to 16, 2022.

Working In Concert Will Celebrate 100 Years Of Cabaret

Never before has there been a collection of Chicago's African American singers, Parisian Cabaret, LGBTQIA artists, and the classic American standards all coming together to celebrate 100 Years of Chicago Cabaret!

Free Concerts Celebrate 100 Years Of Chicago Cabaret

Chicago has a unique place in the history of cabaret, being the first American city to nurture hundreds of clubs with the intimate and often improvised entertainment first found in Paris in the 1880s.

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