by: Magda Katz


The days of the sophisticated night clubs, where you can see a woman performer dressed in a shimmering silver sequin gown and men in tuxedos, are gone. For one special night at 54Below in New York City, Deborah Silver, dressed in a sliver gown, brought back the glamour of the famous night clubs of the past.

Deborah, under the direction of the great entertainer Marilyn Maye, did ‘Sing Happy’ in a benefit evening for the Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook. Joining her on stage for some duets (including a Wedding medley) was TV and Broadway star Tom Wopat. Marilyn Maye brought the house down when she came up on stage to sing one of her signature songs “ It’s Today” from “Mame.” Deborah’s third guest on stage was her 17year old son Spencer accompanying her on the guitar. Musical Director Tedd Firth led a lush sounding band that included Mark McLean on drums, Tom Hubbard on Bass, Brian Pareschi and Trevor Neumann on trumpets, Dave Riekenber on Tenor sax, clarinet, and flute, Bob Mann on guitar.


Deborah wowed the sold out room with her choice of great songs that are not often heard such as “Never on a Sunday” and “ If it Takes Forever I Will Wait for You.” This well paced show begs for a return engagement.

Photos/Video: Magda Katz