After Deb Berman won a 2009 Bistro Award and garnered a 2009 MAC Female Debut Award nomination for her 2008 show "Such A Lot of Livin'," she knew that would be a tough act to follow. But she nailed her second cabaret show with the critically acclaimed "All In Good Time." Directed by Peter Napolitano and with the Award-Winning Sean Harkness as her Musical Director on guitar, Berman jazzified some classic songs and dazzled during four 2010 shows at the Metropolitan Room, earning a 2011 MAC Award nomination for Best Female Vocalist. "All In Good Time" is a show about life, love, and the pursuit of time well spent and is set to music by John Mayer, George & Ira Gershwin, Fran Landesman, Sonny Rollins, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Barry Levitt & Peter Napolitano (who composed the show's title song), and More . . .
Here's what BistroAwards.com critic and editor Roy Sander said about Berman's performance in "All In Good Time" and why it's been chosen by Producer Stephen Hanks and Associate Producer Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD to be a part of the New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits series at the Metropolitan Room.
"[Deb Berman] has come back to the Metropolitan Room with her first offering since then showing conspicuous growth in artistry and assurance—all the more remarkable in light of the fact that both attributes were pretty strong two years ago. From beginning to end, she displays vocal skill, an interpretive palette, and musicianship of the very highest order, and Sean Harkness on guitar (the evening’s sole instrumental accompaniment) delivers all one could possibly wish for from a guitar—or an orchestra . . . What makes [the show] so successful is that Berman is funny. What’s more, all of the dialogue seems pure Berman. Dialogue and song are blended smartly and charmingly . . . This is masterful work by a singer who belongs on the world stage, not only in New York."