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Jim Caruso made his Broadway debut alongside Liza Minnelli in the smash hit Liza’s At The Palace!, singing, dancing and celebrating the music and arrangements of the late, great Kay Thompson and the Williams Brothers. The show was honored with a 2009 Tony Award for Best Special Event and the recording was nominated for a Grammy.
For his nightclub work, Caruso has won six MAC Awards and two BackStage Magazine Bistro Awards for sold-out shows at Birdland, Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle Hotel, Arci’s Place, The Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel, and The Russian Tea Room. He has also performed in runs in Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Austin, Houston, Atlanta, Palm Beach, and London.

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Photos: Linda Purl Joins Forces With Diva Jazz Orchestra at Birdland


Birdland presented singer/actress Linda Purl on the historic stage on Monday, April 1, with Big Band Romance. Ms. Purl was accompanied by the DIVA Jazz Orchestra and musical director Tedd Firth, with special guest singer Nicolas King.

Performers Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch Return To Bemelmans Bar At The Carlyle


Catch the latest performances by Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch at Bemelmans Bar.

Previews: NIC & DESI BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD at Oscar's Cabaret


Summer’s just around the corner and the temperature is already rising… from the heat between Broadway’s favorite triple-threat lovebirds Nicolas Dromard & Desiree Davar! Broadway stars and real-life couple Nicolas & Desiree make their Oscar’s debut with ‘Nic & Desi: Broadway to Hollywood’.

Ava Paris Locknar to Present TALL GIRL SINGING at Birdland Theater


BIRDLAND THEATER will present rising actress and vocalist Ava Paris Locknar in “Tall Girl Singing' this month. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets.

See Alice Ripley and John McDaniel, JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY & More at Birdland in April


Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this April with a full slate of nightly performances! See who is performing and learn how to purchase tickets.

Interview: Christine Lavin Is Seriously Funny in APRIL FOOLS at Birdland


Singer Christine Lavin is known for bringing the funny, and that's exactly what she's planning to do at Birdland on April 2nd. Lavin, Julie Gold, and their coterie of funny pals are teaming up to present an unforgettable night of musical comedy in their annual April Fool's show.

THE VOICE's Wendy Moten to Return to Birdland Jazz Club in April


BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present return of Nashville vocalist Wendy Moten – best known for her 2021 run on NBC’s “The Voice”. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Photos: Go Inside Victoria Shaw's UNDER THE COVERS at Birdland


Birdland once again presented singer/songwriter Victoria Shaw, who returned to the stage with another one of her award-winning shows, “Under the Covers” on Monday, March 18. Victoria’s special guests were Peter Cincotti, Jim Brickman, Billy Stritch, Josh Turchin, Ruby Locknar, and Ava Locknar.

Photos: Grammy-Winner Nicole Zuraitis Returns To JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY Party


This past Monday, March 18 marked a homecoming-of-sorts when Nicole Zuraitis returned to Jim Caruso's Cast Party as a newly-minted Grammy winner! See photos of the evening below!

Alice Ripley and John McDaniel to Perform at Birdland in April


BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present Tony Award-winning singer and actress Alice Ripley and Grammy and Emmy Award-winning musical director and pianist John McDaniel in concert. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Liz Callaway, Billy Stritch & More Nominated for 2024 MAC Awards - See the Full List!


The Manhattan Association of Cabarets has revealed the 2024 MAC Award nominees. See who was nominated!

Video: Celebrate Liza Minnelli's 78th Birthday with a Look Back at Her Performance at The Palace


As Liza Minnelli celebrates her 78th birthday, join the journey down memory lane with her unforgettable, Tony-winning concert event at The Palace.

Interview: Get Ready to Laugh with Ben Jones's LET ME BE FRANK at 54 Below


Acclaimed singer Ben Jones is back at 54 Below on March 10th with a show celebrating Frank Sinatra, including classic American Songbook hits by Cy Coleman, Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer. We spoke about the inspiration behind this new show, Jones's comedic bents, and what audiences can expect from the show.

Photos: Julie Benko & Company Let The Good Times Roll at Birdland


Birdland presented Julie Benko – direct from Broadway’s Funny Girl and Harmony– with her band “Euphonic Gumbo” on Monday, February 12. Check out photos here!

Jeff Harnar to Present IT'S DE-LOVELY at Birdland in March


BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present Jeff Harnar in 'It’s De-Lovely: Jeff Harnar Sings Cole Porter'. Learn more about Harnar's show and see how to purchase tickets.

Photos: Christiane Noll, Robin de Jesus, And More Sing Scott Alan At Birdland Jazz


On Monday, February 5, Birdland welcomed songwriter Scott Alan back to the historic stage. As always, Scott brought some of today’s brightest theater stars to sing his compositions. See photos from the evening!

David Marino, Finalist On Canada's THE VOICE, to Perform at Birdland Jazz Club


Birdland Jazz Club will present the debut of rising young jazz vocalist David Marino, finalist on Canada's 'The Voice,' with Billy Stritch and more.

Review: JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY Open Mic at Birdland Means Much Mirth and Music for Mondays


Wondering what JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY at Birdland is like? It's the open mic montage of Broadway, cabaret, etc., etc., etc. etc. etc. etc. Every Monday at 9:30 at Birdland, variety is the spice of life, continuing a years-long tradition. Read all about it.

Performers Jim Caruso & Matt Baker Return To The Legendary Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel


PERFORMERS JIM CARUSO & MATT BAKER return to Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel on Sundays from 9pm - Midnight starting Sunday, February 11, 2024. Join them for an evening of swinging standards and special guest performances. Don't miss this legendary show!

Photos: Ari Axelrod Makes Triumphant Return To Birdland


Birdland will present singer Ari Axelrod in concert on Monday, January 29. Most recently seen at Paper Mill Playhouse in their critically acclaimed production of Fiddler on the Roof, performer Ari Axelrod returned to his artistic home to debut a new show.

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