Brian De Lorenzo Sings
The Nat King Cole Songbook
Award-winning singer Brian De Lorenzo swings into the Metropolitan Room to celebrate the artistry and remarkable career of one of America’s favorite singers, Nat King Cole. De Lorenzo presents songs for which Mr. Cole is well known – songs such as “Nature Boy,” “Mona Lisa,” and “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” – plus stories and anecdotes about Mr. Cole’s personal and professional lives. De Lorenzo will also interweave memories and anecdotes from his own experiences of Nat King Cole’s music. As we approach the 40th anniversary of the passing of this wonderful entertainer, De Lorenzo feels that Mr. Cole deserves to be honored for his talent as a singer and for his importance to entertainment and race relations in the 20th Century.
Talent America’s 2001 “Performer of the Year” Brian De Lorenzo is equally at home in cabaret rooms, concert halls, and theatres including Birdland, 54 Below, Don’t Tell Mama, and Eighty-Eight’s; venues in Boston (Scullers Jazz Club, Club Café), Rochester (Downstairs Cabaret Theatre), New Hope, PA (Odette's), Provincetown (the Crown & Anchor), Chicago, San Francisco, and cruise ships in Alaska and the Mediterranean. Brian has performed at the Mabel Mercer Cabaret Conventions in New York and Chicago and at three Boston Cabaret Festivals. He has appeared in award-winning theatre productions including Lippa's The Wild Party and On the Twentieth Century, starring Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley and George Dvorsky. Other theatre credits include “Bob Cratchit” in A Christmas Carol at North Shore Music Theatre; “Max” in Lend Me a Tenor; “Zangara” in Assassins (voted best theatre production of 1998 by The Boston Globe); “Jinx” in Forever Plaid; and a tour of Esther in Europe.
His CD “Found Treasures” was nominated for the 2000 “Recording of the Year” MAC Award. Brian can also be heard extensively on the Original New York Cast Recording "Made in America: Vaudeville Songs." He is also featured on the world premiere recording of the musical "Smooth Sailing." Brian is well known for finding wonderful songs that aren’t so well known; and for his interpretations of standards from the Great American Songbook and musical theatre.
"There are good shows and there are great shows, but once in a blue moon you're at a cabaret and you know something extraordinary is going on. De Lorenzo is at the top of his game."
- Beverly Creasey, Cabaret Scenes