Julie Halston – the brilliant Tony Award-winning comedic actress – will appear at Birdland on Monday, October 17 at 7:00 PM. Ms. Halston returns to the Birdland stage – live and in person – after two-and-a-half years of global pandemic Zoom meetings and green screens. With her new show “Declassified!,” Ms. Halston will assess the state of the world, the state of her life and the state of her hair. There is a $40 music charge. A livestream option is available for $20. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street in New York.
More shows to attend:
September 12 (Monday) 7:00 PM – Birdland Jazz Club Karen Akers – “Water Under the Bridge”.
Singer and actress Karen Akers will return to Birdland with her concert featuring musical director Alex Rybeck. Akers takes a look back at some of the songs that first brought her acclaim in cabaret as well as on Broadway, television, and recordings — works by Craig Carnelia, Maury Yeston, Edith Piaf, and Stephen Sondheim, among other treasures. Akers is one of America’s more arresting and successful concert stars.
September 12 (Monday) 8:30 PM – Birdland Theater Michael Winther with Art Hirahara – “A Sinatra Songbook”
Broadway’s Michael Winther, will join acclaimed jazz pianist/composer Art Hirahara to celebrate and explore his favorite songs made famous by Frank Sinatra. Winther is a veteran of eight Broadway productions and has appeared in numerous productions Off-Broadway. He has headlined concerts in some of the most popular venues in New York City.
September 19 (Monday) 7:00 PM – Birdland Jazz Club Billy Stritch & Gabrielle Stravelli – “Mel and Ella Swing!”
Renowned pianist and singer Billy Stritch and award-winning jazz vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli combine their considerable talents for an evening of great music celebrating the legendary Mel Tormé and Ella Fitzgerald. “Mel and Ella Swing!” includes favorites from the Great American Songbook (“The Man I Love,” “A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square,” “Cheek To Cheek”) and swinging jazz standards (“Too Close For Comfort,” “Lady Be Good”).These two performers have brought their magic to stages all over the world and together bring an incredible knowledge and feel for this great music.
September 19 (Monday) 8:30 PM – Birdland Theater Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf with special guest Kate Shindle
With her long-time friend Charlie Alterman on piano, cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf will perform selections from her debut album, Music of Broadway for Cello and Piano, and welcome her husband, saxophonist Marc Phaneuf, as they celebrate their eighteenth wedding anniversary that night.
September 26 (Monday) 8:30 PM – Birdland Theater Phillip Officer – “Let Me Sing And I’m Happy”
It’s been a decade since Phillip Officer, one of NYC’s favorite singers, stepped into the spotlight. Officer returns to make his Birdland Theater debut with “Let Me Sing And I’m Happy.” The Chicago Tribune wrote, “Officer joins the rank of great singers as he elevates his material with a natural effervescence you wish you could bottle.” Phillip built a commanding reputation for his commitment to lyrics. He’s accompanied by his talented trio of musicians include Mark Hartman on piano, Kevin Kuhn on guitar, and Erik Friedlander on cello.
October 31 (Monday) 8:30 PM – Birdland Theater Stacy Sullivan and Todd Murray
“I’m Glad There Is You: The Musical Romance of Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee”
Join award-winning and acclaimed singers Stacy Sullivan and Todd Murray for a thrilling new show packed full of Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee hits. Over 40 hit songs from The Great American Songbook are represented in “I’m Glad There Is You-The Musical Romance of Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee,” all woven around anecdotes and insider history from their remarkable music careers and devoted friendship that spanned almost 60 years.
And need I remind you that every Monday at 9:30 pm is Jim Caruso’s Cast Party and Tuesdays at 8:30 pm The LineUp with Susie Mosher.