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Karen Akers

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Karen Akers STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Raffaela

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1982
Luisa Contini


Karen Akers Awards and Nominations

Helen Hayes Awards - 1989 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical

Karen AkersSide by Side by Sondheim


winner
Theatre World Awards - 1982 - Performance

Karen Akers, Nine

Tony Awards - 1982 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Karen Akers, Nine

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Karen Akers News


Photos: The Mabel Mercer Foundation Honors Julie Wilson

Cabaret luminaries, supporters, and officers of The Mabel Mercer Foundation gathered at The Pierre Hotel last night to celebrate the100th anniversary of the birth year of cabaret legend Julie Wilson.  Check out photos here!
Graham, Henson, Zuraitis, and More to Headline NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS at Joe's Pub

The 12th annual “Night of a Thousand Judys,” the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center written and hosted by Justin Elizabeth Sayre, will play at Joe's Pub on Monday, June 3.
Birdland Jazz Presents The Return Of Karen Akers In WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE This Month

Acclaimed vocalist and actress, Karen Akers, returns to Birdland with her popular show, WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE, on May 27.
Justin Vivian Bond to be Honored With Judy Icon Award From NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS

The 12th annual “Night of a Thousand Judys” – the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center written and hosted by Justin Elizabeth Sayre – will honor Mx Justin Vivian. Learn more.
Feature: BroadwayWorld Cabaret Upcoming Show Roundup �" May 6 to May 12, 2024

Are you trying to plan your entertainment for the week or looking for a fun show to see this weekend? We have you covered with a few top picks for jazz, cabaret, comedy, and more! NYC has so many incredible events, but here are a few top picks to consider this week including Melissa Errico's new Sondheim album release party.
12th Annual NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS to Take Place at Joe's Pub in June

The 12th annual “Night of a Thousand Judys” – the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center written and hosted by Justin Elizabeth Sayre – will be performed at Joe’s Pub. Learn more about the event and see how to purchase tickets.
Review: 54 LOVES CAST ALBUMS at 54 Below Is a Love-In

54 Loves Cast Albums. Don't you? Some of the top tracks and deep cuts come to life on stage at 54 Below in yet another of their Broadway celebrations on March 7th. If you love cast albums, you'd likely love 54 LOVES CAST ALBUMS.
Photos: Jeff Harnar Celebrates Cole Porter at Birdland

Birdland presented “It’s De-Lovely: Jeff Harnar Sings Cole Porter” on Monday, March 11. Check out photos from the performance here!
Review: GRAND HOTEL: THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST REUNION CONCERT at 54 Below Was Incredible

The intimate cabaret space at 54 Below was transformed into Berlin’s Grand Hotel on Monday night. The kick-off performance of GRAND HOTEL: THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST REUNION CONCERT on February 26th was exuberant, with much of the star-studded original cast reviving their roles.
Exclusive: Go Inside Rehearsals for the GRAND HOTEL 35th Anniversary Reunion Concert

Get a look inside rehearsals for Grand Hotel: The 35th Anniversary Original Broadway Cast Reunion Concert at 54 Below in the video here!
GRAND HOTEL 35TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION, Alysha Umphress, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club and 2022 Tony Awards Honoree for Excellence in the Theatre, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. Learn more about the performances here!
54 LOVES CAST ALBUMS Comes to 54 Below Next Month

On Thursday, March 7th at 7:00 PM, the second edition of 54 LOVES CAST ALBUMS! will be presented at 54 Below. Learn more about the show here!
Feature: Monthly 'Birthday' Salute. We cheer influential cabaret artist MABEL MERCER, born in February 1900.

The art of classic cabaret – personalized, intimate singing that brings out the lyric was epitomized by this influential, elegant performer. Although this year marks 40 years since her passing, she is still spoken of in reverential tones. She's the choice as honoree for someone born in February...Mabel Mercer.
MAC Annnounces The 2023 Burman And Wallowitch Award Winners!

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) has announced that Kevin Kelso (music) and Hillary Rollins (lyrics) are the winners of MAC's 2023 Dottie Burman Award songwriting competition, and that Sonya Hayden (music and lyrics) is the winner of MAC's 2023 John Wallowitch Award songwriting competition. The winners will share in the $500 award that comes with each of the two competitions.
Review: NIGHTS AT THE ALGONQUIN Opens Winter Rhythms Series with Class & Fun & Memories

It's all about music and memories and variety with different shows every day or night on West 30th Street for Urban Stages, with the opening program a good harbinger of more good entertainment to come.
Photos: The Gasp Collection

After four years at Broadway World Cabaret, quite a collection of photos has been amassed. These are the gasp-worthy pics.
Cabaret Photographers: Helane Blumfield

Broadway World Cabaret gets photographic content from some of the best shutterbugs in the business. Here's a look at some of the captures they've shared with us.
Cabaret Photographers: Conor Weiss

Broadway World Cabaret gets photographic content from some of the best shutterbugs in the business. Here's a look at some of the captures they've shared with us.
Feature: The Best Of 2023 And The Last Four Years

It's time to see what resonated the most with Broadway World Cabaret lead writer and Editor Stephen Mosher on the last day.
Review: “Nothing's As Fun As A One-Night-Stand” ~~ Karen Akers WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE At Birdland

And so it was dear Bobby readers that we checked a glorious box on our cabaret must-haves list by seeing the great Karen Akers

Karen Akers FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Karen Akers been in?

Karen Akers has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Karen Akers been in?

Karen Akers has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Karen Akers been nominated for?

Karen Akers has been nominated for the following awards: Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical at the Helen Hayes Awards for her role in Side by Side by Sondheim, Performance at the Theatre World Awards for Nine, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for Nine.

What awards has Karen Akers won?

Karen Akers won a Performance award at the Theatre World Awards for her role in the Broadway show Nine.

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