This Friday, April 2nd, 7:30pm at the Metropolitan Room is Kathleen France‘s cabaret show “The Book of Love,” which last year garnered her a nomination for a 2010 MAC Award for Female Debut. This coming evening will be special, since some special guests artists (included Marquee Five member Julie Reyburn and “We Can Make It” Director Peter Napolitano) will perform along with Kathleen. In addition, the proceeds of the tickets will go towards a literacy charity called The Reading Excellence and Discovery Foundation (READ) — www.readnyc.com — which is a New York based charity that helps children learn how to
A lovely audience member (with a good camera!*) caught these photos from last Thursday’s show at Big Gay Sing/Big Gay Idol with the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus: with Host Scott Nevins Act I. Audition! Act II. Singing the full song! There are 200+ guys behind me! And for those who want to see what Petula Clark sang that night: *I have a sneaking suspicion that they might have been taken by a TimeOut New York photographer, as I recently saw this photo spread on TimeOutNewYork.com. But these were sent to me anonymously, so I can’t tell for certain.
This week was one for the record books – due to all the blog-worthy events the past week, this entry is going to be so long and will require a Table of Contents! Read on and click through the following for the “event” you’re most interested in reading about: 03.21.10 Sigali Sings “Solstice” and The Salon03.24.10 My Birthday and Marquee Five at The Iguana!03.25.10 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, MAC Awards, & Big Gay Idol03.26-28.10 The Weekend, Interview, and back to The Salon! 03.21.10 Sigali Sings “Solstice” and The SalonSunday I went to Sigali’s Metropolitan Room debut show “Solstice,” which featured her
March 25, 2010Sierra won the first evening of Big Gay Idol, held by the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus during their Big Gay Sing 2 concert. Hosting the event was Scott Nevins and special guest was Petula Clark. She sang “Maybe This Time” after audience choice of the contestants with the full band and chorus during the second act finale.
March 25, 2010Marquee Five has been nominated for a MAC Award in the Vocal Duo/Group category – for a full listing, visit www.macnyc.com. The ceremony will take place on May 5, 2010 at BBKing’s. Marquee Five will also perform their debut show “We Can Make It: The Songs of Kander & Ebb” on April 15th at Don’t Tell Mama. More information: www.marqueefive.com.
BIG NEWS for Marquee Five – we are nominated under the VOCAL DUO/GROUP category for a 2010 MAC Award!!! AND Peter Napolitano is graced with two nominations for DIRECTOR and SONG. AND our pianist, Mark Janas, is nominated for OPEN MIC (the Salon), HOST (the Salon) and MUSIC DIRECTOR! This is thrilling news, and we’re with some wonderful co-nominees. Playbill.com has a list of all the 2010 MAC Award nominees! Please read it for ALL the lovely nominees, which includes The Salon, Mark Janas, and many of my friends. And now I’m off to the Big Gay Idol/Sing with the
March 24, 2010Marquee Five was a featured performing group at Wednesday Night at the Iguana, a weekly variety show hosted by Richard Skipper and Dana Lorge. They sang a featured song from their show “We Can Make It: The Songs of Kander & Ebb” as well as a preview medley of future songs.
This Weds – come celebrate my birthday with Marquee Five at The Wednesday Night at the Iguana!!! March 24th – 8PM After a successful run of our show “We Can Make It: The Songs of Kander & Ebb” and before our last performance of this show on April 15th, catch Marquee Five singing handful of NEW songs! And come with your sheet music and sing as well if you want to. 240 W. 54th St (between 7th and 8th) Call for reservations: (212) 765-5454 “Wednesday Night At The Iguana”.$12 cover, CASH, no minimum!www.richardskipper.com/iguana/index.html for more information. “Entertainment with a capital
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, NYU566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South)New York, NY 10012 March 25th, 2010 — 8:00 pm! I just got the great news that I will sing with the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus during the Big Gay Idol portion of their Big Gay Sing 2 event! Hosted By Scott Nevins with Special Guest Star Petula Clark! The evening will be filled with songs by soloists and the entire Chorus in lovely harmony – but also included is what they call “Big Gay Idol” – and I’m one of the two final contestants!!! This
I just got the great news that I’ve been “shortlisted” by the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus to sing for their Big Gay Idol portion of their Big Gay Sing 2 event! Hosted By Scott Nevins with Special Guest Star Petula Clark! This means that I get to sing at least once on either March 25th or March 26th. In one of those nights, and in the first half of the show, I (and three other contestants) will get to sing a portion of “Maybe This Time” from “Cabaret” the musical (others have the choice also to sing “I