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Stephen Hanks

 
Birth Place:
Bronx, New York
Bio:
During more than 30 years as a magazine editor/writer, website writer, and book author for a variety of national magazines and websites, Stephen Hanks has written about sports, health and nutrition, parenting, politics, the media, and most recently, musical theater, and cabaret. While by day, ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Bronx, New York

Bio:
During more than 30 years as a magazine editor/writer, website writer, and book author for a variety of national magazines and websites, Stephen Hanks has written about sports, health and nutrition, parenting, politics, the media, and most recently, musical theater, and cabaret. While by day, ... (read complete bio)

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Stephen Hanks Biography

During more than 30 years as a magazine editor/writer, website writer, and book author for a variety of national magazines and websites, Stephen Hanks has written about sports, health and nutrition, parenting, politics, the media, and most recently, musical theater, and cabaret. While by day, Stephen is the Advertising Sales Director for Habitat Magazine (a publication covering life in New York Metro area co-ops and condos), by night he writes reviews and columns about New York City cabaret for BroadwayWorld.com. In 2012 and 2013, Stephen hosted the BroadwayWorld.com New York Cabaret Awards. Stephen also writes feature stories about cabaret for Cabaret Scenes Magazine and CabaretScenes.org. He was the first Board President and is currently on the Advisory Board of Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab, which workshops new musicals in New York City, and he is the founder, producer and director of the Broadway Musical Fantasy Camp, which is a workshop for amateur performers that rehearses and presents staged readings of classic Broadway Musicals. In 2011, Stephen was an Associate Producer for the Off-Broadway show The Fartiste. Stephen most recently staged his debut solo cabaret show, "Beyond American Pie: The Don McLean Songbook" at the Metropolitan Room in New York. Please contact Stephen with your comments and questions at: stephenhanks41@gmail.com




Stephen Hanks News

Photos:  BLUE WAVE REUNION 2022: SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY FUNDRAISER at The Laurie Beechman Photo Photos: BLUE WAVE REUNION 2022: SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY FUNDRAISER at The Laurie Beechman Theatre by Helane Blumfield
by Stephen Mosher - May 31, 2022

The popular political fundraiser plays The Laurie Beechman Theatre and Helane Blumfield is there to capture it for Broadway World Cabaret.

BLUE WAVE REUNION 2022: Save Our Democracy Fundraiser Plays At The Laurie Beechman Th Photo BLUE WAVE REUNION 2022: Save Our Democracy Fundraiser Plays At The Laurie Beechman Theatre, May 27
by A.A. Cristi - May 16, 2022

On Friday, May 27, producer Stephen Hanks and the performers of the series' CABARET CAMPAIGNS: BLUE WAVE 2018 and THE VOTING RIGHTS SHOW 2020, will reunite at the Laurie Beechman Theater at 6:30 PM. The evening is hosted by Hanks, with music director Tracy Stark.

Stephen Hanks Presents BLUE WAVE REUNION 2022: SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY FUNDRAISING SHOW Photo Stephen Hanks Presents BLUE WAVE REUNION 2022: SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY FUNDRAISING SHOW
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 6, 2022

Seven months prior to the 2018 Midterm Elections, Cabaret Show Producer, Publicist, and Performer Stephen Hanks launched a series of five variety shows as fundraisers for Democratic Senate, Congress, and State Legislature candidates.

GYPSY IN MY SOUL: DAWN DEROW SINGS EYDIE GORME To Debut May 23rd Photo GYPSY IN MY SOUL: DAWN DEROW SINGS EYDIE GORME To Debut May 23rd
by Stephen Mosher - May 10, 2021

Bistro and MAC-award winner Dawn Derow is debuting her latest cabaret performance, GYPSY IN MY SOUL: Dawn Derow Sings Eydie Gormé on Sunday, May 23rd at The Bijou Theatre.

BWW Review: Hidden Cabaret Presents Mark Nadler - RUNNIN' WILD: SONGS AND SCANDALS OF Photo BWW Review: Hidden Cabaret Presents Mark Nadler - RUNNIN' WILD: SONGS AND SCANDALS OF THE ROARING '20s
by Bobby Patrick - Mar 7, 2020

So what is the show, you may ask - the show is Mark. He is the show, the show is him and SONGS AND SCANDALS OF THE 1920S is merely the vehicle to deliver Mark to his adoring audience - an audience that goes with him wherever he plays. Mark is an unparalleled musician and singer whose piano playing is a true phenom and his vocals are some of the finest, smoothest, and richest you will here in our Cabaret's these (or any other) days.

Stephen Hanks' Cabaret All-Stars Fight Cancer In Memory of Charlotte Patton at Hidden Photo Stephen Hanks' Cabaret All-Stars Fight Cancer In Memory of Charlotte Patton at Hidden Cabaret
by Stephen Hanks - Feb 24, 2020

STEPHEN HANKS' CABARET ALL-STARS FIGHT CANCER, a fundraiser dedicated to the late cabaret performer Charlotte Patton, will be presented on March 10, 2020 at 7 pm at Hidden Cabaret (at The Secret Room), Behind the Cooper Door at 707 8th Avenue, between 44th and 45th Streets. Featuring Musical Theater Composer Michael Roberts at the piano, the roster of All-Stars include: Sandra Bargman, Remy Block, Lane Bradbury, Bruce Clough, Meg Flather, Laurie Krauz, Erica Linn, Jeff Macauley, Marissa Mulder, Craig Pomranz, Scott Raneri, Julie Reyburn, Sarah Rice, Billie Roe and Tom Toce. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Melanoma Research Foundation. Main table tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.hiddencabaret.com/march-10th.

Former BWW Cabaret Editor/Reviewer Stephen Hanks Joins HIDDEN CABARET (at The Secret  Photo Former BWW Cabaret Editor/Reviewer Stephen Hanks Joins HIDDEN CABARET (at The Secret Room)
by Stephen Hanks - Feb 22, 2020

Since immersing himself into the world of New York Cabaret in late 2010, Stephen Hanks has been a reviewer, editor, performer, producer, publicist, and promoter. Now he's diving head first into helping a new cabaret club get off the ground. The former lead New York cabaret reviewer/section editor for BroadwayWorld.com (between 2012-2016) has joined the producing team at HIDDEN CABARET, which is now 'in residence' on Monday nights (and select other weekdays) at the Secret Room on 707 8th Avenue (behind 'The Copper Door' between 44th and 45th Street) in Manhattan.

The Hidden Cabaret Will Present COMPLETELY MENTAL Photo The Hidden Cabaret Will Present COMPLETELY MENTAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 20, 2020

The HIDDEN CABARET is no longer a SECRET. Since starting its Monday night residency at the Secret Room on Eighth Avenue in Hell's Kitchen in November, the Hidden Cabaret has staged two sold-out Variety shows, as well as a recently critically acclaimed solo show featuring American Idol finalist Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon.

Stephen Hanks Will Reboot NEW YORK CABARET'S GREATEST HITS Photo Stephen Hanks Will Reboot NEW YORK CABARET'S GREATEST HITS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2020

In early 2015, Stephen Hanks decided to transition from being a cabaret show reviewer (first for Cabaret Scenes Magazine and then as the Cabaret Editor and lead reviewer for BroadwayWorld.com) into producing and promoting shows. Having been inside the world of New York cabaret for just four years at the point, Hanks would hear stories about award-winning or highly-praised shows of the past that he'd wished he'd seen. By August, a new variety show series was born at the late Metropolitan Room in Chelsea called NEW YORK CABARET'S GREATEST HITS.

BLUE WAVE 2020: THE VOTING RIGHTS SHOW Comes To Hidden Cabaret At The Secret Room Photo BLUE WAVE 2020: THE VOTING RIGHTS SHOW Comes To Hidden Cabaret At The Secret Room
by Stephi Wild - Nov 29, 2019

Seven months prior to the 2018 Midterm Elections, Cabaret Show Producer, Publicist, and Performer Stephen Hanks launched a variety show series as fundraisers for Democratic Senate, Congress, and State Legislature candidates. The critically acclaimed CABARET CAMPAIGNS: RIDE THE BLUE WAVE 2018! at Don't Tell Mama featured 28 different performers and raised more than $6,000 divided among 30 candidates. Election Day 2018 was indeed a a?oeBlue Wave,a?? as the Democrats flipped 40 seats in Congress.

Stephen Hanks Videos

BWW TV: Cabaret Producer and Host Stephen Hanks Talks Upcoming CABARET CAMPAIGNS: RID Videoplay
BWW TV: Cabaret Producer and Host Stephen Hanks Talks Upcoming CABARET CAMPAIGNS: RIDE THE BLUE WAVE Victory Shows at Don't Tell Mama

by Eugene Ebner - Jan 11, 2019

Cabaret show producer Stephen Hanks sits down with Eugene Ebner to talk about his two upcoming CABARET CAMPAIGNS: RIDE THE BLUE WAVE 2018 victory shows.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from the 2013 BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards at Joe's Pub!
by Stephen Hanks - Mar 1, 2014

On Sunday February 23 at Joe's Pub, BroadwayWorld.com celebrated the best New York cabaret performers, performances and shows during 2013 as voted on by more than 7,500 fans at the end of last year. With BroadwayWorld's lead New York cabaret columnist and reviewer Stephen Hanks as the host, many of the Award winners appeared to perform, and as you'll see in these videos they put on an amazingly entertaining show.

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: BWW NYC Cabaret Awards Show Highlights - Marilyn Maye, Ben Vereen, Jim Caruso and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 25, 2013

The first-ever BroadwayWorld.com New York Cabaret Awards show was held at the Metropolitan Room on Thursday, February 21. The evening featured a star-studded lineup, including Marilyn Maye, Ben Vereen, Jim Caruso, composer Jason Robert Brown and cabaret stars Billy Stritch, KT Sullivan, Karen Kohler, Colleen McHugh, Jane Monheit and more. Watch BroadwayWorld's exclusive highlights from the awards show below!