The epitome of wit and sophistication, Sir Noel Coward’s storied career spanned more than half a century. In Man About Town, award-winning cabaret artist Eric Michael Gillett focuses on the music and lyrics of the man known as the Master. After acclaimed evenings dedicated to Harold Arlen, Stephen Sondheim, Craig Carnelia, Lorenz Hart, and his revue in development, The Amanda McBroom Project, Man About Town allows Eric Michael to focus an entire evening on the wit and wisdom of one of the twentieth century’s most admired and brilliant artists. From “What’s Going to Happen to the Tots,” “Don’t Put Your Daughter on the Stage, Mrs. Worthington” and “Uncle Harry” to “Come the Wild, Wild Weather” and “London Pride,” Man About Town explores the Noel Coward musical legacy in all of its considerable glory at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on October 10, 11, 20, 27 and November 3.
Eric Michael Gillett is known as a director, an actor, a singer, and a teacher. Mr. Gillett’s own cabaret shows have included Cast of Thousands: The Songs of Craig Carnelia (for which Eric was named MAC’s Major Male Vocalist of 2012), It Takes Two: The Duets of Stephen Sondheim (with Melanie Vaughan), Careless Rhapsody: The Lyrics of Lorenz Hart, and his critically-lauded collection of radio songs of the past forty years, Hook, Line, and Singer. Mr. Gillett has directed some of the top ladies in cabaret including Karen Akers, Marieann Meringolo, KT Sullivan, Sheera Ben-David and Lari White, as well as some of Broadway’s brightest young stars, including Jarrod Spector and Mandy Gonzalez. His television appearances include Law & Order and Ed, and he was also seen in the feature films Maid in Manhattan and The Producers. He is the recipient of both the MAC Award for Outstanding Direction and the Dick Gallagher Award, bestowed by the Mabel Mercer Foundation, for his unique contributions to the art of cabaret. www.ericmichaelgillett.com
Musical Director: Rick Jensen; Bass: Matt Scharfglass; Reeds: Jonathan Kantor
Laurie Beechman Theatre
407 W. 42 Street (Between 9 and 10 Avenues)