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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 ... (read complete bio)

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Jim Caruso Biography

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.





Jim Caruso News

Photos: The Brat Pack Featuring Kathryn Allison, Sam Gravitte, Luke Hawkins & Jelani  Photo Photos: The Brat Pack Featuring Kathryn Allison, Sam Gravitte, Luke Hawkins & Jelani Remy Debuts At Birdland
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2023

See photos of four of Broadway's brightest stars, who brought the timeless style and energy of the original Rat Pack to Birdland on Monday, March 13.

The Kinsey Sicks to Present DRAG QUEEN STORYTIME GONE WILD! at Birdland in April Photo The Kinsey Sicks to Present DRAG QUEEN STORYTIME GONE WILD! at Birdland in April
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 14, 2023

BIRDLAND THEATER¬†will present¬†The Kinsey Sicks¬†‚Äď America‚Äôs Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet ‚Äď in the world premiere of¬†‚ÄúDrag Queen Storytime Gone WILD!‚Ä̬†on¬†Monday, April 10¬†at¬†8:30 PM.

Photos: Katrina Lenk and George Abud Return To Birdland Photo Photos: Katrina Lenk and George Abud Return To Birdland
by Stephi Wild - Mar 10, 2023

George Abud and Katrina Lenk thrilled a sold-out Birdland audience with a return engagement of their sold-out 2019 debut show, featuring a new selection of sizzling songs from the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Betty Carter, Jacques Brel, Marlene Dietrich, Umm Kulthum, and many more. Check out photos here

Anita Gillette and Penny Fuller to Present SIN TWISTERS: THE NEXT FRONTIER at Birdlan Photo Anita Gillette and Penny Fuller to Present SIN TWISTERS: THE NEXT FRONTIER at Birdland in April
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 7, 2023

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present Anita Gillette and Penny Fuller ‚Äď two of Broadway‚Äôs most beloved Tony Award-nominated performers ‚Äď in their latest show ‚ÄúSin Twisters: The Next Frontier‚ÄĚ on Monday, April 17 at 7:00 PM.

Review: SAXY SUSIE Clausen Sounds Sweet In Don't Tell Mama Solo Show Debut Photo Review: SAXY SUSIE Clausen Sounds Sweet In Don't Tell Mama Solo Show Debut
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 4, 2023

Some take years to prepare their solo show but Susie Clausen is so in love with her sax that her solo show debut sprung to life in a record three years.

Manhattan Association of Cabarets Announces 2023 Award Nominations Photo Manhattan Association of Cabarets Announces 2023 Award Nominations
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 4, 2023

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) is pleased to announce the 2023 MAC Award nominees.

Jim Caruso and Matt Baker To Begin Bemelmans Bar Residency At The Carlyle Hotel Photo Jim Caruso and Matt Baker To Begin Bemelmans Bar Residency At The Carlyle Hotel
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 3, 2023

JIM CARUSO & MATT BAKER  BEGIN RUN AT BEMELMANS BAR AT THE CARLYLE HOTEL SUNDAYS IN MARCH, APRIL, MAY & JUNE

Photos: Amanda Green Celebrates February At Birdland Photo Photos: Amanda Green Celebrates February At Birdland
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2023

See photos of Birdland favorite, two-time Tony-nominated and Grammy-nominated songwriter and performer Amanda Green and her Amazing Friends, performing an evening of her hilarious and moving songs.

10 Videos To Get Us Hot To See STRINGS ON FIRE By Marissa Licata at Chelsea Table + S Photo 10 Videos To Get Us Hot To See STRINGS ON FIRE By Marissa Licata at Chelsea Table + Stage March 5th
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 2, 2023

After making a huge splash with her debut act last year, Marissa Licata is leaving Broadway and heading to Chelsea.

Karen Mason to Present Encore Performance of KANDER & EBB… AND ALL THAT JAZZ at Bir Photo Karen Mason to Present Encore Performance of KANDER & EBB… AND ALL THAT JAZZ at Birdland in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 28, 2023

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB¬†will present¬†Karen Mason¬†in an encore presentation of her show¬†‚ÄúKander & Ebb‚Ķ And All That Jazz‚Ä̬†on¬†Monday, March 20¬†at¬†7:00 PM.

Jim Caruso Videos

VIDEO: Jim Caruso Prepares For the Return of JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY to Birdland Videoplay
VIDEO: Jim Caruso Prepares For the Return of JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY to Birdland

by Stage Tube - Jul 3, 2021

The Cast Party will once again be held every Monday evening starting July 5 at 8:00 PM.  Caruso will move his popular virtual variety show 'Pajama Cast Party' to Wednesdays at 8:00 PM beginning July 7. Learn more about how to purchase tickets to the in-person shows here!

BWW Exclusive Flashback: Listen to Jim Caruso's Birthday Chat with Liza Minnelli! Videoplay
BWW Exclusive Flashback: Listen to Jim Caruso's Birthday Chat with Liza Minnelli!

by Jim Caruso - Mar 12, 2021

Birdland's Jim Caruso reflects on a 15-year-old chat he had with legendary Liza Minnelli on another milestone birthday celebration!

VIDEO: Jim Caruso's PAJAMA CAST PARTY Returns Tonight at 8pm - Watch Live Here! Videoplay
VIDEO: Jim Caruso's PAJAMA CAST PARTY Returns Tonight at 8pm - Watch Live Here!

by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2020

The mother of all open mic night/variety shows has taken to to the web, and it's required watching for lovers of Broadway, jazz and cabaret. 

VIDEO: Watch Jim Caruso's Pajama Cast Party, Featuring Billy Stritch, Constantine Mar Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Jim Caruso's Pajama Cast Party, Featuring Billy Stritch, Constantine Maroulis, Max von Essen, and More!

by Stage Tube - Apr 7, 2020

The popular open mic night Jim Caruso's Cast Party has been a weekly tradition at Birdland for 17 years. Mr. Caruso created an online version of the variety show, which was streamed live on YouTube on April 6th at 8 pm EST. The concert features appearances by Billy Stritch, Constantine Maroulis, Max von Essen, and many more!

VIDEO: Stars Turn Out to Help BC/EFA Raise Over $900,000 at the 2018 Broadway Flea Ma Videoplay
VIDEO: Stars Turn Out to Help BC/EFA Raise Over $900,000 at the 2018 Broadway Flea Market

by Stage Tube - Oct 1, 2018

Broadway's most sensational onstage and offstage stars, passionate fans, avid collectors and animated bidders celebrated the biggest day for Broadway fans on Sunday, September 30, 2018, as the 32nd Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction raised $906,825 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

BWW TV: Jim Caruso Gives Backstage Peek of the New Birdland Theater Videoplay
BWW TV: Jim Caruso Gives Backstage Peek of the New Birdland Theater

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 18, 2018

Over the past two weeks, the brand new Birdland Theater has been the place for some very special #friendsandfamily concerts, to prepare for this opening week, starring Lucie Arnaz. The space has a new stage, new sound and lights, new kitchen, new menu and a few new staffers, but the nine unadvertised shows went without a hitch. Below, watch as Birdland's very own Jim Caruso gives BroadwayWorld a behind the scenes look at the new space!

VIDEO: Christina Bianco Sings 'Let It Go' Like Never Before
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Are you one of those people that genuinely never wants to hear 'Let It Go' again? 

STAGE TUBE: 11 Year-Old HAMILTON Fan Raps with Javier Munoz at the Broadway Flea Market
by Stage Tube - Sep 27, 2016

At the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction, 11-year-old Hamilton fan Gregory Diaz of New York City performed an impromptu version of 'Cabinet Battle #1' with the show's star, Javier Mu√Īoz.

BWW TV Exclusive: Linda Lavin, Klea Blackhurst & More Celebrate Jim Caruso's Birthday at Birdland!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 13, 2016

Jim Caruso's Cast Party is a wildly popular weekly Open Mic Night that brings a sprinkling of Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City every Monday night at 9:30pm. It's a cool cabaret night-out enlivened by a hilariously impromptu variety show. Showbiz superstars hit the stage alongside up-and-comers, serving up jaw-dropping music and general razzle-dazzle. BroadwayWorld was on hand for a recent edition of the show, which also happened to fall on Caruso's birthday! Below, check out exclusive highlights from the special night, which included performances by Linda Lavin, Klea Blackhurst and more!

STAGE TUBE: Christina Bianco Sings FUN HOME as Alice Ripley, Barbra Streisand, Bernadette Peters & More!
by Stage Tube - Sep 15, 2015

Below, watch as she previews her new show at Jim Caruso's Cast Party, singing 'Bang Bang!' 'Chandelier' and even 'Ring of Keys' as some of Broadway's favorite beltresses.