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Jim Caruso

 
Bio:
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)
 

Bio:
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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Billy Stritch, Marc Shaiman, Debbie Gravitte, Jim Caruso, Louis Mirabal, Susie Mosher Photo

Billy Stritch, Marc Shaiman, Debbie Gravitte, Jim Caruso, Louis Mirabal, Susie Mosher, Scott Wittman

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05/11/2022
Jim Caruso, Marc Shaiman Photo

Jim Caruso, Marc Shaiman

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Amanda McBroom, Jim Caruso Photo

Amanda McBroom, Jim Caruso

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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

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.

Photos: Marc Shaiman Is Debbie Gravitte's PLUS 1 At Birdland Photo Photos: Marc Shaiman Is Debbie Gravitte's PLUS 1 At Birdland
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2022

On Monday, May 9, Tony Award-winner Debbie Gravitte stormed the Birdland stage with another episode of her series “Plus 1,” with very special guest, songwriter Marc Shaiman. 

Photos: 'The Rose' Composer Amanda McBroom Finally Meets Bette Midler! Photo Photos: 'The Rose' Composer Amanda McBroom Finally Meets Bette Midler!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

Birdland presented singer/songwriter Amanda McBroom in “Crimes of the Heart” on Monday, May 2. Ms. McBroom is perhaps best known for her song, “The Rose,” which was famously recorded by Bette Midler for the film of the same name.  But until this concert, McBroom and Midler hadn’t met, even though the extraordinary composition helped change both careers.

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.

BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF! Gala Featuring Julie Halston, Telly Leung, Beth Leavel & More Photo BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF! Gala Featuring Julie Halston, Telly Leung, Beth Leavel & More Raises Record $475,000
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation’s 12th annual Broadway Belts for PFF! raised a record $475,000 in a new hybrid format on April 29. The sold-out gala at New York City’s Edison Ballroom, live streamed for the first time, is the single largest fundraiser in the Foundation’s history.

Photos: Isabella Dawis & Tidtaya Sinutoke Receive the 2022 Fred Ebb Award Photo Photos: Isabella Dawis & Tidtaya Sinutoke Receive the 2022 Fred Ebb Award
by Jennifer Broski - May 3, 2022

The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company presented the seventeenth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to the team of Isabella Dawis & Tidtaya Sinutoke.

Russ Goeltenbodt Returns To Skokie Theatre for LIVE AT 65 With Mark Burnell Trio June Photo Russ Goeltenbodt Returns To Skokie Theatre for LIVE AT 65 With Mark Burnell Trio June 12
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 29, 2022

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.

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.”

BWW Interview: Charlotte Crossley And Ava Nicole Frances of MUTUAL ADMIRATION at Fein Photo BWW Interview: Charlotte Crossley And Ava Nicole Frances of MUTUAL ADMIRATION at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 28, 2022

There may be an age difference between the women in this Duo Act but Ava Nicole Frances and Charlotte Crossley are, most certainly, simpatico.

Photos: Karen Akers Makes Birdland Debut With New Concert WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE Photo Photos: Karen Akers Makes Birdland Debut With New Concert WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022

Birdland presented singer/actress Karen Akers, who premiered a brand new, very personal concert on Monday, April 25.  The show, titled “Water Under The Bridge,” was musical directed by Alex Rybeck, with Tom Hubbard on bass.

Jim Caruso Videos

VIDEO: Jim Caruso Prepares For the Return of JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY to Birdland VideoVIDEO: 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! VideoBWW 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! VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoBWW 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 Muñoz.

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.