Upcoming Shows at Metropolitan Room Buy tickets to live shows at Metropolitan Room - Powered by TuneStub http://www.tunestub.com Thu, 22 Jun 2017 3:11:29 PM PDT en-us TS https://s3.amazonaws.com/webassets.ticketmob.com/TS/images/logo_color_jpg.jpg http://www.tunestub.com Copyright 2017 TuneStub LLC <![CDATA[25!: a premature retrospective ~ Blake Zolfo]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=249426&cart&buy 25!: a premature retrospective
 
Join Blake Zolfo (fresh from John Kander and Greg Pierce's KID VICTORY at the Vineyard Theatre) and Steve Schalchlin (The Last Session, Big Voice: God or Merman?) as they explore the twenty five days leading up to Blake's impending 25th Birthday.  A quirky and moving evening of stories and song, join Blake and Steve as they explore what it means to be "old," "gay," and "HufflePuff".

 
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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000 249426 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=249426&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Thursday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261674&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Jared Svoboda hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 7-11 PM


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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000 261674 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261674&cart&buy $10.00 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Mulligan & Moore, Vegas, '55]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258900&cart&buy Mulligan & Moore, Vegas, '55



Award-winning singer/writer, GREGORY MOORE, teams with Musical Director and keyboardist extraordinaire, SIMON MULLIGAN to roll the calendar back for a night, to Friday, June 3, 1955—a night that has gone down in showbiz lore as “The most glamorous night in Las Vegas history”.  FRANK SINATRA chartered a plane and flew the proverbial “every star in Hollywood” to Wilbur Clark’s Desert Inn, for a three-day Vegas junket (on Frank's dime), to attend the American cabaret debut of the British show business dynamo, NOËL COWARD.  And the rest--as they say--is history!
 
Gregory Moore narrates the story of that one night in Vegas, interweaving the stories of Coward, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra and many others who were there that night, performing some of Coward’s “unjustly under-remembered” cabaret songs--as well as some other classic tunes affiliated with some of the other luminaries present that evening. Nearly overnight, Coward became America’s favorite “new star”—as his triumph in Vegas was followed by a now-legendary 90-minute long “live” special on CBS (“Together With Music,” co-starring with Mary Martin). Musical Director and "...The World's most versatile pianist" (according to Steinway & Sons' own website), Simon Mulligan premieres several new, original arrangements of some of the songs that would have been heard along The Strip, circa 1955—including a special salute to the piano legend, Carmen Cavallaro.  Join us for a "marvelous party"--and the audience is encouraged to dress as if they were going "out-on-the-town" in Las Vegas, 1955. Not a requirement--but if you're looking for a night to "dress-up" á la Vegas, '55...this would be that night!
 
GREGORY MOORE currently leads his own 12-piece, 1930’s-themed orchestra in New York City, “Gregory Moore & his Cosmopolitan Orchestra,” and is a popular guest vocalist in New York and beyond. Formerly an opera singer (Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Los Angeles Music Center Opera), Moore made a mid-career “shift” into performing the music of the 1930’s, forming his own orchestra in 2007.  He has sung at The Rainbow Room, Rose Hall (Lincoln Center), The Algonquin, The Plaza Hotel, Iridium Jazz Club in New York, as well as at Jermyn Street Theatre and The Pheasantry in London.  Gregory Moore has written/performed two other “tribute” shows, “Russ Columbo: A Centenary Tribute” (2008); and “Pennies From Heaven: The Life and Songs of Arthur Tracy, ‘The Street Singer’”—which was seen both at Lincoln Center (Bruno Walter Auditorium) in New York, as well as in London (Jermyn Street Theater). Gregory Moore was the very proud recipient of the very first "Dorothy Loudon Award," at the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention in 2008.
 
British pianist SIMON MULLIGAN is, according to the Times of London ‘the most abundantly gifted of pianists.’  Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec calls him ‘a pianist with complete mastery of the instrument’, while Herbie Hancock says ‘You have a phenomenal touch, man!’  In addition to his extensive discography and vast repertoire, Mulligan’s solo work gains praise from critics and audiences alike, and his collaborations include performances and recordings with Yehudi Menuhin, Joshua Bell, Leonard Slatkin and Sting.  He has performed all over the world, most notably at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Wigmore Hall and Royal Albert Hall in London, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, as well as private performances for Her Majesty the Queen and President Barack Obama. His keen interest in film composition led to a long association with composer Michael Kamen, culminating in his performance on the soundtrack to Spielberg’s Band of Brothers. He has led his own jazz quartet since he was thirteen, which has performed in major international festivals. His eclectic work has led to profiles in Downbeat, JazzTimes, BBC Music, Classic FM, and Gramophone magazines, among others. Simon is a recipient of the prestigious Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Music, and his teachers include Alexander Kelly, Murray Perahia, Alfred Brendel and Alexis Weissenberg.  http://www.simonmulligan.com/
 
MULLIGAN & MOORE (as they are known on New York’s cabaret circuit), have been a two-man team for the past few years, performing together at many venues, including The Plaza Hotel, The Flatiron Lounge, Iguana Café (with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks) as well as at Governors Island, where they performed as part of Gregory Moore & the Dreamland Follies, a “neo-Ziegfeldian” song-and-dance troupe that performs elaborate “production numbers” at New York’s hugely popular Jazz Age Lawn Party at Governors Island. 
 
More information about "MULLIGAN & MOORE, VEGAS, '55" can be found at: http://www.facebook.com/cowardinvegas
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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:30:00 -0000 258900 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258900&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Three Act Theatre]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260962&cart&buy
This benefit concert is an evening featuring the writing of Micah Joel from his new musical Me & Violet Brooks. Excerpted selections from the show will be performed by featured cast members, Three Act Theatre Company members, and a few guest artists. Featuring performances by: Ashlyn Roche, Maggie Solimine, James Borrelli, Melissa WolfKlain, Richard Lisenby, Ellie Atwood Perez, Shaun Leslie Thomas, and Kathy Cooley.  All proceeds from tonight's ticket sales go directly to funding the upcoming stage production of Me and Violet Brooks at The Robert Moss Theatre, July 28-30, 2017.
 
Three Act Theatre is a New York City based professional company of artists seeking to pass down the tradition of live theatre to generations of emerging talent through education & performance opportunity. Three Act Theatre is dedicated to the development of new works, the new exploration of treasured classics, and the kind of storytelling in each that challenges us to imagine and create a world in which we wish to live.

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000 260962 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260962&cart&buy $20.00 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Friday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259872&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. "Yaz" Yasuhiko Fukuoka hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm-Midnight

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Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259872 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259872&cart&buy $10.00 Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Rose Colella ~ Cocktail]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259008&cart&buy
​Fresh off her New York City debut at the legendary Feinstein’s/54 Below, jazz vocalist Rose Colella has released her much-anticipated album, "Cocktail" to sold-out audiences and global acclaim.  Recently featured in The New York Times,The Chicago Tribune & The Chicago Sun-Times, Rose has also received mention in All About Jazz, JAZZIZ, NPR's A Blog Supreme & LA Jazz Scene, describing her as “elegantly tipsy,” “pure seduction,” “cooly coquettish” & “beautiful and inviting."  Scott Yanow named "Cocktail" one of the best jazz releases of 2016.
 
Rose currently performs regularly at Chicago's top jazz clubs, including The Jazz Showcase & The Green Mill, alongside the city's finest jazz musicians, as well as her annual sold-out performance at The Idyllwild Jazz Festival in California.
 
Rose received her Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from Roosevelt University in Chicago and owns the entertainment agency Lola Bard Productions, named for her grandmother, a 1930s vocalist who performed and recorded with Bobby Hackett & The Original Dixieland Jazz Band.  Rose & Lola were recently featured in The New York Times, with a story detailing Rose’s career as a jazz vocalist in Chicago, inspired by Lola’s career as a jazz vocalist in New York City. 
 
In addition to performing, Rose also holds the position of​ Music Department Chair at The Chicago Academy for the Arts, where she teaches Jazz Voice & Piano, and she has also recently taught jazz master classes at Northwestern University & Roosevelt University.
 
​rosecolella.com​
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Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:30:00 -0000 259008 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259008&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Renee Santos BIRTHDAY PRIDE Comedy Extravaganza!]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258784&cart&buy Renee's BIRTHDAY PRIDE Comedy Extravaganza! w/ Drag Queen Opener "Derrière"!
 
SANTOS burst onto the comedy scene 5 years ago in her first National Television debut on Showtime Network's "Pride Comedy Jam".  The Network touts, "a hip and hilarious show with a great ensemble of up and coming diverse comics, including the witty anecdotes of Renee Santos."   She has been a regular on the Los Angeles comedy scene performing consistently at local clubs, including the Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory, and the Hollywood Improv and in April of 2015 became a Bi-Coastal Comic earning residency at NYC’s Broadway Comedy Club.   SANTOS has been moving and shaking in the Comedy arena since she took her funny on tour to the East Coast and many Colleges Nationwide. In May of 2013 she joined Wanda Sykes and an amazing line-up of talented entertainment on Olivia Cruises 40th Anniversary Punta Cana Resort Vacation. The ball continued rolling booking a starring role in the show “Stand-up and Deliver” featured on Jennifer Lopez’s new network NuvoTV Tuesday nights at 10pm.   SANTOS returned to the Television in January of 2015 showcasing for Season 9’s Last Comic Standing airing on NBC. 
 
Although she has a natural funny bone, Santos has been working hard at her craft for several years both on stage and on-camera. She recently hit the NYC Equity Stage in Yvonne Hernandez’s Queer Monologues after wrapping her run as “Squeaky Fromme” in the acclaimed play Assassins. She recently appeared on TNT's "Murder in the First", as a CSI Officer, the Jerry Bruckheimer produced CBS sci-fi series “Eleventh Hour”, and Showtime Network’s “Californication” starring David Duchovny. Santos also has a “Bank of America/Merrill Lynch” Commercial running nationwide.  Her acting credits include roles in several celebrated indie films, including her first starring role in Standout Productions’ newest 2016 film, One Way Street, and the film Shooting April which was featured in two festivals and was named ‘Favorite Movie of the Month’ by Film Stage Magazine.
 
In addition, her voice-over abilities have landed her regular gigs on the ‘looping’ scene, including numerous Disney projects and the NBC hit-series “Brothers and Sisters” for its last two seasons. Santos is no stranger to improvisation and sketch comedy either, beginning as an active member of Emerson College's Comedy Sketch Group in Boston and most recently sharing her characterizations on the stages of the infamous Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) in Los Angeles. Currently, she is in pre-production on her first 1 hr Network TV Stand-up Comedy Special.  On June 22nd, 2017 she will be gracing the Caroline’s Comedy Club Main Stage for David Letterman producer Barbara Gaines LPAC benefit and is very excited to Showcase a Special PRIDE Comedy 1 Hour Event here at the Metropolitan Room on June 24th 2017.  



Artie Wise (Derriére) is an equity and SAG singer, actor, comedy/drag performer originally hailing from Cleveland Ohio. A recent graduate of American Conservatory Theater's MFA program you can see him in the upcoming reboot of Amazon's The Tick premiering this fall. Artie has performed in plays and musicals across the states including the North American tour of My Fair Lady, and regionally in The Unfortunates, Ah, Wilderness! and A Christmas Carol (American Conservatory Theater) Guys and Dolls (Great Lakes Theater Festival), August Osage County(White Plains PAC) in White Christmas (Arkansas Rep), Amadeus (Northern Stage) Chess(Playhouse Square), The Odd Couple (Porthouse Theatre), and Hair and Kiss Me Kate (Cain Park), as well as numerous new musical theater workshops & concerts in New York City. Artie received his Bachelors of Music from the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music’s Music Theater program.
 
 

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Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:00:00 -0000 258784 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258784&cart&buy $25.00 - $435.00 Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Billy Lykken]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256659&cart&buy Billy Lykken ~ Sacred Monster
 


Billy Lykken recently debuted his one-man  show Sacred Monster to sold out audiences. Sacred Monster is a hyperemotional journey of song, eyelash, and bazazz filtered through the soul of an often heartbroken, but never bitter, sequined songstress whose eccentricities and self-destructive behavior are overshadowed by an all-consuming need to please the faithful masses.
 
Rob Lester of Cabaret Scenes Magazine called the debut in April of 2016 "Volcanically Victorious - A Star Was Born. Adopting the persona of a fictitious, deliciously darling (and devilishly delightful), decked out/dressed to kill Diva/Divo drenched in androgyny, entrenched in Vegas-i-fied glitz and ego, Billy Lykken was boldly in command of his tightrope walk debut!"
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Sat, 24 Jun 2017 20:00:00 -0000 256659 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256659&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Sat, 24 Jun 2017 20:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Corporate Rentals & Private Events]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258529&cart&buy The Metropolitan Room is a unique space that offers the perfect spot for creating unforgettable events, from a fashion photo shoot to a product launching ceremony, from a different kind of board meeting to a special sort of party. We have a great location in the Flatiron district, within walking distance to Madison Square Park, Madison Square Garden, Chelsea, and the Flatiron Building. This unassuming space transforms into a jazz club by night, and would be the perfect place to host your upscale corporate event or gala. The room can comfortably hold 115 people for an intimate gathering. There is a stage as well as a baby grand piano available for use, which adds charisma to the elegantly decorated interior.   There is also a lounge in the downstairs area with its own bar that can comfortably host a party of 20-25 people.
  • fundraisers
  • corporate functions
  • organization functions
  • holiday parties
  • private parties
  • receptions, weddings, barmitzvahs, etc.
  • workshops
  • lectures
  • poetry and theatrical readings
Surround your guests with an exceptionally beautiful ambiance in our stylish and sophisticated venue and create an extraordinary experience that will be talked about for months to come.

Our venue is available for events daily from 9am to 2am.  Booking your event is subject to availability.  We can:
  • Cater Your Event
  • Provide Hosts, Servers, Bartenders
  • Provide Any Kind of Entertainment
For information about rental rates and requirements, please email our rental manager joanne@metropolitanroom.com

Download Rate Sheet >>



 
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Sat, 24 Jun 2017 22:00:00 -0000 258529 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258529&cart&buy $0.00 Sat, 24 Jun 2017 22:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259911&cart&buy
Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge 
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Chris Blacker hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm - 12am

 
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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259911 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259911&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Valerie Rose Giannotti]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257314&cart&buy
VALERIE ROSE HAS APPEARED ON NEARLY 300 STAGES SINCE HER CHILDHOOD. THIS PIANO-PLAYING SONGSTRESS REFLECTS MISS ICONS LIKE, AMY WINEHOUSE, JANIS JOPLIN, AND EARTHA KITT. VALERIE IS BRINGING BACK WHAT WE’VE LOST IN MUSIC; SOME "HUTZPAH". HER HUMOR AND CHARISMA SETS HER APART FROM OTHER ACTS, BE SURE TO CHECK OUT HER DEBUT ALL ORIGINAL ALBUM, 'RISING' RELEASING FEBRUARY 2017.




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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 01:30:00 -0000 257314 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257314&cart&buy $25.00 - $435.00 Sun, 25 Jun 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[OPEN MIC @THE MET]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258332&cart&buy
Open Mic @ The Met
Drop in for A Bagel & A Song

Second Sundays 12noon-2:30pm (sign-up 11:30am)
 
Metropolitan Room has a long history of providing a stage for new performers who go on to become some of the region's most loved artists. Its also known for providing thousands of talented singers and entertainers a stage  to keep the arts alive and growing for all to enjoy.  Presented and hosted by well-known artist and producer, Deb Berman, the "OPEN MIC @THE MET" is an important part of this tradition. 

"OPEN MIC @THE MET" is not your average Open Mic! The iconic stage, amazing acoustics, high-end equipment, and experienced sound engineer create a concert-like experience in Metropolitan Room's friendly, warm and sexy environment.  Come to sing or just to watch and listen!  Each Open Mic offers different pianists to accompany your performance. 
 
NOTE: No advance registration by phone is permitted.  If you can’t come in time for registration the host may be able to add you to the end of the roster. If you don’t get the timeslot you want you may be able to swap with someone else. No special preference is given to kids, pros, or to those traveling long distances.
 
Cover is $15 (cash at the door)

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THREE CHOICES OF FOOD & BEVERAGE

1)  $10 Beverage Minimum, or
 
2)  $15 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, a cup of coffee, tea, juice, or
 
3)  $20 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, one choice of an alcoholic beverage (Bloody Mary or Mimosa) 
 
À la carte
Coffee / Tea / Soda / Juice - $5
Bloody Mary / Mimosa - $10
 
 
 

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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:00:00 -0000 258332 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258332&cart&buy $15.00 Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Moriah Skye & Jade Zabric]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258766&cart&buy


In 2015 girlfriends and singer/songwriters Jade Zabric and Moriah Skye decided to combine their talents and perform together as a duo. Staying true to their different styles, they perform songs written by both artists and create an experience that is unique, sassy, heartfelt and fun. Intertwining the powerful and soulful sounds of Moriah Skye's vocals with Jade Zabric's pop rock vibes, edgy vocals and outstanding guitar playing, the audience is in for a night they'll be sure to remember. During their musical journey as a duo they have performed and packed out NYC clubs from The Bitter End to Rockwood Music Hall with their band. In 2016 Moriah Skye and Jade Zabric released individual albums titled "FREEDOM" and "Up to New York" available on iTunes. This year they will continue to tour and release their first joint album.
 
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Spend your Sunday evening enjoying the soulful and sultry duo Moriah Skye and Jade Zabric for their debut show at Metropolitan Room! Backed by a full band with sounds similar to powerhouses Adele and Amy Winehouse, the two will captivate you with songs about freedom, relationships, and self-love. Come celebrate life, love and music with Moriah Skye and Jade Zabric.
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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000 258766 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258766&cart&buy $20.00 - $435.00 Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Dorothy Bishop]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248968&cart&buy
NOMINATED BY BROADWAY WORLD FOR BEST NYC MUSICAL COMEDY CABARET SHOW 2013!!!










"12 Divas wrapped up into one dynamite package! Dorothy lovingly sends up a fully costumed, vocally brilliant tribute to the worlds greatest singing icons from Cher to Adele.  This show never disappoints!"

Dorothy Bishop is a multi-character female vocalist who can serve you Cher, Madonna, Streisand, Dolly Parton, even Joan Rivers - all in one night! 
 
"Bishop has an incredible ability to get an audience going and can achieve one of the most difficult tasks as a performer… get full on participation from the crowd!" --NY POST 

MADONNA




SARA PALIN




RENEE FLEMING



 
 
The Vocal range of Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland to Stevie Nicks and Adele, The comedic chops of Madeline Kahn and Judy Tenuta, The glamour of Cher and Marlene Dietrich, the sex appeal and cheeky humor of Dolly Parton and Mae West. 
 
Dorothy Bishop is a hilarious Diva Impersonator Extraordinaire! 
 
Dorothy Bishop was a Nationally Televised Finalist on Americas Got Talent Season Four! 
 
She has performed her imposter show all over the world, in clubs, cruise ships and corporate events as well as appearances at Carnegie Hall, Broadway National Tours, and at Lincoln Center. She is completely interactive with your audience and does full costume changes with beautiful classy tasteful costumes and wigs from the best designers in New York. 
 
"Dorothy Bishop has New York in Stitches" --New York Post "Dorothy Bishop is a triple threat! Part singer, part entertainer, part vocalist, she has the rare gift of holding an audience spell bound as she morphs her voice and persona into some of the worlds most iconic singers." 
 
Dorothy Bishop has been a top headline act all over the world with her Pop Opera show - Viva La Diva! She headlined with Royal Caribbean, Regent Seven Seas, Norwegian, and most recently Princess World Cruises 2012. She has been a soloist at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, Town Hall, Lincoln Center, Joes Pub, and co-starred in the Broadway National Tour of Master Class Starring Faye Dunaway. 
 
Dorothy's finely trained vocals and years of professional experience will provide your event with unforgettable world class entertainment. 
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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000 248968 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248968&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Eddie Sarfaty]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258882&cart&buy Eddie Sarfaty ~ Playing in Traffic   

Eddie Sarfaty is a stand-up comedian who has appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, The Today Show, The Joy Behar Show, Logo’s Wisecrack and is a subject of the documentary, Laughing Matters.  He is the author of Mental: Funny in the Head, a collection of humorous essays.

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Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000 258882 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258882&cart&buy $10.00 - $435.00 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Marilyn Maye]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264535&cart&buy MARILYN MAYE PERFORMS A SPECIAL THREE-NIGHT STAND
 
“MARILYN  BY REQUEST”
 
Marilyn asks her fans to pick her “Marilyn By Request” set list for what is sure to be a surprised-filled, and no doubt high-octane night.
 
“It’s a new year, why not try something new,” says Miss Maye, who reports that she has tried the format in Kansas City but never before in New York.  Please offer your song suggestion when making your reservations.
 
“The years have done little to diminish her amazing abilities!” -- Frank Scheck, NY Post
 
“She’s singularly gifted!" -- Michael Musto, Village Voice
 
“Marilyn Maye is pretty much every singer you ever wanted to hear!” Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal.
 
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Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:00:00 -0000 264535 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264535&cart&buy $39.00 - $435.00 Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Frank Frizalone]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258184&cart&buy


OPENING ACT: FRIAR MIKE FINE

MIKE FINE is an American stand-up comedian and comedy writer. With a sharp mix of an unpredictable demeanor, abstract observations, and deadpan delivery Mike’s comedy styling is reminiscent of the classic Borscht Belt comedians.
A frequent guest on TV and radio programs, including AXS TV’s “GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE”, THE ANTHONY CUMIA SHOW, SIRIUS XM’s HOWARD 101, RAW DOG COMEDY RADIO, BLOOMBERG, WOR, and RED STATE TALK RADIO, he also appeared in  the Award winning Documentary “WHEN JEWS WERE FUNNY”.
 
Mike was an accredited staff writer for the New York Friars Club Roast of Quentin Tarantino, Dennis Rodman, Boomer Esiason, Padma Lakshmi, and Ricky Schroder . With an adept ability for fine tuning a joke or punching up a script, Mike regularly is asked to provide comedy material for many A-list celebrities and athletes, including numerous Oscar, Grammy, Emmy nominated artists and performers .






Frank first became interested in entertainment as a teenager. He began to study music & learned how to play trombone, drums, sang in his school choir, did celebrity impressions & performed in community theater. Later he started singing in local pop & rock bands throughout the Tri-State area where he further developed his talents. He continued to develop his signature style & began singing songs of Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin and other recording artist of that era.  
 
He then developed his own show and performed at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas where he got rave reviews. Soon after he got a call to perform for Connie Francis at her seventy fifth Birthday party and that is what ignited his career. He has been performing ever since at various venues across the country at fundraisers, corporate events, country clubs, celebrity events, private parties, theaters and nightclubs. 
 
The Frank Frizalone show is an unforgettable musical journey through time and space that brings you back to an era remnant of the old style nightclub performers. His engaging personality, sultry voice and trademark energy lights up the stage.  
 
Frank often drops in at the world famous Friars Club in New York City to sing at musical cafe night where he has been a long time member and sits on the Board of Governors.
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Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000 258184 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258184&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Marilyn Maye]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264536&cart&buy MARILYN MAYE PERFORMS A SPECIAL THREE-NIGHT STAND
 
“MARILYN  BY REQUEST”
 
Marilyn asks her fans to pick her “Marilyn By Request” set list for what is sure to be a surprised-filled, and no doubt high-octane night.
 
“It’s a new year, why not try something new,” says Miss Maye, who reports that she has tried the format in Kansas City but never before in New York.  Please offer your song suggestion when making your reservations.
 
“The years have done little to diminish her amazing abilities!” -- Frank Scheck, NY Post
 
“She’s singularly gifted!" -- Michael Musto, Village Voice
 
“Marilyn Maye is pretty much every singer you ever wanted to hear!” Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal.
 
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Thu, 29 Jun 2017 01:00:00 -0000 264536 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264536&cart&buy $39.00 - $435.00 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 01:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Dina Fanai]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257216&cart&buy
Dina Fanai has performed throughout the world as a vocalist, songwriter, and original composer and as a singer with the multi-platinum selling arena rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Dina has written and produced for Universal, Sony and Columbia/Japan Records and has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards from The Songwriter's Hall of Fame and National Endowment for the Arts, as well as touring and leading educational programs in the US, Europe, India and Southeast Asia. Her latest recording project CINEMA 12 was featured on Tina Turner's platinum selling CD "BEYOND". Dina continues to do extensive A&R and artist development for major label recording acts, television shows and arena tours, She has just released her 6th and 7th solo CD’s simultaneously entitled  "Hidden", and “Legends” which is currently being developed into a full length multimedia production with an all-star team of producers, musicians & choreographers. Through her company One Vision Music, she has produced countless benefit concerts and charity events supporting causes such as Juvenile Diabetes, Worldwide Orphans Foundation, The Associated Blind Foundation, LGBT, Woman In Music, Sounds Of Hope, Daniel’s Music Foundation and The Coalition Of Battered Woman’s Advocates. She continues to perform and produce concerts and recordings to inspire the process of peace in the world. Dina has just produced 3 of the tracks on the new Jackie Evancho Christmas CD released on Sony Record, including the title track “Someday At Christmas”.
 
www.dinafanai.com
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Thu, 29 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000 257216 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257216&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Thursday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261675&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Jared Svoboda hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 7-11 PM


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Thu, 29 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000 261675 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261675&cart&buy $10.00 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Courtney Fortune]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260083&cart&buy
America's next big jazz vocalist." – Genlux Magazine
 
"Courtney Fortune's "Lost In The Memory" is a revelation. The Seattle vocalist is too, for [Chris] Walden, who discovered her. In this original song she wrote with the bandleader, she almost overshadows the big band…a moody, swelling force of nature, and definitely a highlight."  – Writer Carol Banks Weber on The Chris Walden Big Band "Full-On!" album

 
Courtney Fortune is an American pop/jazz singer and songwriter whose unique style has earned her international recognition as a rising star. She released her debut jazz album “Speak Love” in 2009, co-produced by six-time Grammy®-nominated composer/arranger Chris Walden. She is also a featured vocalist in Walden’s Grammy®-nominated Chris Walden Big Band, which includes her on their newly released album “Full On!”. Courtney has toured the globe with her unique crossover sound, was named one of Glamour Magazine's Top 10 College Women in 2009, has been recognized by MTV, the TED organization and John Lennon Foundation, and has shared the stage with Garrison Keillor of A Prairie Home Companion. She is currently at work on her second album in Los Angeles.
“She is a steady warm presence, and she handles adeptly the balance of grace and appeal to sensuousness that is an earmark of many jazz-vocal greats. That’s quite an accomplishment for a young performer of unquestionable beauty…Courtney has developed a textured, sultry, arrestingly mature torchsinger’s delivery to which experience lends depth and credence.” – Peter Monaghan, Earshot Jazz Magazine
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Fri, 30 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000 260083 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260083&cart&buy $15.00 - $435.00 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Friday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259873&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. "Yaz" Yasuhiko Fukuoka hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm-Midnight

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259873 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259873&cart&buy $10.00 Sat, 01 Jul 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[The Evolution of Anthony Wayne]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262551&cart&buy


ANTHONY WAYNE (Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical, Broadway’s Pippin, Anything Goes, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) will make his New York City solo cabaret debut later this month in THE EVOLUTION OF ANTHONY WAYNE, which will be performed on Friday, June 30th at 9:30 pm at the Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street, NYC) with Musical Direction by Darius Smith. For reservations and more information, visit www.AnthonyKen.com.
 
 Having created his opportunity to step out of the chorus line in Mighty Real, Anthony Wayne now steps into the spotlight as himself in an eclectic evening of song covering everything from Broadway to R&B to Funk. Featuring songs by artists from Stephen Sondheim and Stephen Schwartz to Burt Bacharach, Katy Perry and Michael Jackson, Wayne (who will celebrate his birthday on June 30th) will take the audience on an inspirational, evolutionary journey that’s totally fresh … and “Fabulous.”
 
THE EVOLUTION OF ANTHONY WAYNE with Anthony Wayne has received critical acclaim for creating the title role in Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical.  He has appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning revivals of Pippin and Anything Goes, as well as in Priscilla Queen of the Desert. On tour, he has appeared in A Chorus Line, The Color Purple, and Fame – The Musical.  Mr. Wayne was featured as one of Out magazine’s “Out 100” in 2014. Along with Kendrell Bowman, Anthony is a founder of the production company AnthonyKen LLC, and the duo are the creators and producers of both Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical and An Evening with Phyllis Hyman.
 
THE EVOLUTION OF ANTHONY WAYNE will be performed at The Metropolitan Room located at 34 West 22nd Street (Phone: 212.206.0440) on Friday, June 30th at 9:30 pm (doors open/seating begins at 9:00 pm).  Tickets/cover charge is $20 in advance / $30 at the door.  There is an addition $25 food/drink minimum per person.
For tickets/reservations, visit www.AnthonyKen.com.
Also, visit Anthony Wayne online at www.AWayne.com  and on social media @MrAWayne.
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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 01:30:00 -0000 262551 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262551&cart&buy $20.00 - $435.00 Sat, 01 Jul 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Anna Fishbeyn]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260414&cart&buy ANNA ON FIRE AND UNCENSORED is a comedy show that unapologetically explores female guilt, repression, desire and sexual liberation. Inspired by real life stories, Anna takes us on a journey of a woman who is a first generation American, straddling two worlds – her strict repressive Russian upbringing and her newly discovered American freedom. Sizzling with famous 80’s and Disney songs hilariously revamped to express raw sexual lust and immigrant angst, Anna will you have you laughing your face off! This show is a ride around the globe – from Cold War Russia to post Trump America, so buckle your seat belt! –Oh and waterproof mascara is a must! ... on this journey through sex, religion, and online dating – Anna on Fire is raw, unplugged and uncensored!
 
Co-directed by Brennan Lowery (improvisation specialist) and Kristin Heckler (her work explores gender and sexuality), and musical direction by Mike Pettry (an award winning composer). Publicity by Beck Lee and Media Blitz
 
From AUDIENCE MEMBERS: 
“Haha! Tonight watching Anna perform was better than last night's sex!”
- NICOLE A.
“WOW!! Amazing! I loved every second. Funny, witty, sexy and much more.”
 - BARBARA S.


WAR OF THE DADS TRAILER from XOFEMINIST on Vimeo.


 
 
ANNA FISHBEYN
 
An actor, writer, director and filmmaker.  Anna wrote and starred in Happy Hour Feminism, an award winning comedy talk show where men experience what it means to be a woman in today’s society. Her play, My Stubborn Tongue, has played off-Broadway at the New Ohio Theatre, NY, and on West End at Soho Theatre, London. Female Arts, UK, said: “Fishbeyn has a huge personality...brilliant...My Stubborn Tongue is 4 Stars.” The Jewish Standard stated that Anna has a "thrilling singing voice and good comedic impersonations." WCBS Radio called Anna's first play, Sex in Mommyville, "comic genius...parents or no parents you'll laugh your head off!" and Jewish Week compared the play to Ibsen's A Doll's House.
 
Her novel, The Matrimonial Flirtations of Emma Kaulfield, published by Arcade Books, is currently available nationwide in Barnes and Nobles.
 
The Kirkus Review calls Anna “a compelling new voice...a la Tolstoy."

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000 260414 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260414&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sat, 01 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259912&cart&buy
Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge 
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Chris Blacker hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm - 12am

 
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Sun, 02 Jul 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259912 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259912&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 02 Jul 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[The Chosen Family with Allie Klein]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257237&cart&buy The Chosen Family Show (Vol.6) 

New York native Allie Klein has been entertaining anyone in front of him since he was able to talk. The son of the legendary comedian and actor Robert Klein and internationally acclaimed opera singer Brenda Boozer, Allie draws on his astonishing talents as an actor, musician and comedic personality to give something special to his audiences. Although he is relatively new to the scene he has already begun to solidify himself as one of the most original and exciting young comics in New York.
 
Chosen Family Creative (CFC) and Metropolitan Room Presents: The Chosen Family Show-Vol.1. Hosted by Allie Klein
 
 The Chosen Family Show at Metropolitan Room is not your typical stand up show. The brainchild of comedian Allie Klein, the show is a constantly unexpected combination of original sketches, music and great standup, featuring the hand-picked talent of some of his closest friends and favorite performers. This is the comedy show for people that are looking for a comedy adventure. 
 
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Sun, 02 Jul 2017 01:30:00 -0000 257237 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257237&cart&buy $12.00 - $115.00 Sun, 02 Jul 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Suzanna Ross]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260036&cart&buy
Suzanna Ross will be singing a repeat performance of A Little Love, A Little Amour. Combining old-style romance with contemporary flair, Suzanna will cover songs from the American, French, and British songbooks.  She is known for a warm, sometimes smoky, sometimes poetic sound that lends itself to lush melodies and lyrics sung in both English and French. 
 
The songs include American tunes, French classics, 60s and 70s pop, and movie favorites from the lists of Diana Krall, Sting, Edith Piaf, British pop legend Dusty Springfield, Burt Bacharach, Michel Legrand, French pop legend Francoise Hardy, and more.  She will be accompanied by her quartet of musicians from the New York City and European scenes. The tightly knit band moves easily from jazz, to pop, to ballads, and includes piano, bass, sax, and drums.  
 
Suzanna Ross has performed in New York City at The Metropolitan Room, Café Noctambulo, Kitano Jazz, TOMI Jazz, and cultural venues such as the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning.  She trained at the British-American Drama Academy, London, England, is a Carnegie Mellon University alum, and has performed in theatre and on television.




 
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Thu, 06 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000 260036 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260036&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Thu, 06 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Thursday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261676&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Jared Svoboda hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 7-11 PM


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Thu, 06 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000 261676 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261676&cart&buy $10.00 Thu, 06 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Friday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259874&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. "Yaz" Yasuhiko Fukuoka hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm-Midnight

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Sat, 08 Jul 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259874 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259874&cart&buy $10.00 Sat, 08 Jul 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Unsettled Scores Summer Showcase]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259847&cart&buy


Unsettled Scores is a not-for-profit community choir devoted to rock and pop music based in New York City.
 
As a member-run organization, we strive to create an environment in which everyone feels inspired to express themselves, no matter their level of musical ability, and also encourage members to arrange, direct, or accompany choral arrangements.
 
The choir gets together in Chelsea every Wednesday evening to rehearse for our seasonal concerts, showcases, and local gigs. In the past year, Unsettled Scores has performed at the Art Slope Festival, the NYC Marathon, and opened for the Staten Island Yankees.
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Sat, 08 Jul 2017 22:30:00 -0000 259847 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259847&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sat, 08 Jul 2017 22:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259913&cart&buy
Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge 
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Chris Blacker hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm - 12am

 
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Sun, 09 Jul 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259913 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259913&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 09 Jul 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[OPEN MIC @THE MET]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258333&cart&buy
Open Mic @ The Met
Drop in for A Bagel & A Song

Second Sundays 12noon-2:30pm (sign-up 11:30am)
 
Metropolitan Room has a long history of providing a stage for new performers who go on to become some of the region's most loved artists. Its also known for providing thousands of talented singers and entertainers a stage  to keep the arts alive and growing for all to enjoy.  Presented and hosted by well-known artist and producer, Deb Berman, the "OPEN MIC @THE MET" is an important part of this tradition. 

"OPEN MIC @THE MET" is not your average Open Mic! The iconic stage, amazing acoustics, high-end equipment, and experienced sound engineer create a concert-like experience in Metropolitan Room's friendly, warm and sexy environment.  Come to sing or just to watch and listen!  Each Open Mic offers different pianists to accompany your performance. 
 
NOTE: No advance registration by phone is permitted.  If you can’t come in time for registration the host may be able to add you to the end of the roster. If you don’t get the timeslot you want you may be able to swap with someone else. No special preference is given to kids, pros, or to those traveling long distances.
 
Cover is $15 (cash at the door)

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THREE CHOICES OF FOOD & BEVERAGE

1)  $10 Beverage Minimum, or
 
2)  $15 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, a cup of coffee, tea, juice, or
 
3)  $20 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, one choice of an alcoholic beverage (Bloody Mary or Mimosa) 
 
À la carte
Coffee / Tea / Soda / Juice - $5
Bloody Mary / Mimosa - $10
 
 
 

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Sun, 09 Jul 2017 16:00:00 -0000 258333 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258333&cart&buy $15.00 Sun, 09 Jul 2017 16:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[A Soul Jazz Cabaret ~ Vyra]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261933&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room welcomes multifaceted artist Vyra to the stage on Sunday July 9th, 2017 for her New York debut titled “A Soul Jazz Cabaret”. Come experience her charm in an intimate memoir presented through personal renditions of Jazz, Soul, Blues, and R&B music. Critics have not been hesitant in describing her sound as “Soulful” and Emotive”.  Vyra’s artistry knows no bounds. It transcends any specific musical genre, synthesizing many influences and inspirations into an intense blend of musical styles and unique sound.
 
Prepare to hear stories of love while floating through time with Jazz and classic sounds with a splash of new flavor. 
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Sun, 09 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000 261933 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261933&cart&buy $15.00 - $435.00 Sun, 09 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Sunday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264508&cart&buy Sunday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Rachel Kaufman hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 7pm-11pm

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Sun, 09 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000 264508 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264508&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 09 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Metropolitan Room's 10th Annual MetroStar Talent Challenge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260392&cart&buy Metropolitan Room's 10th Annual MetroStar Talent Challenge

"MetroStar" encourages singers to present well-rounded stage performances in which creativity, innovation and authenticity are prized over vocal fireworks. Open to solo singers and vocal duos of all ages, backgrounds and styles who have not played a major engagement at the Metropolitan Room, which is defined as a 4-show prime-time run of the same show in a fixed period.
 
MetroStar" offers a career-boosting package of prizes and professional encouragements, including a fully produced primetime Met Room engagement and live recording. 
 
APPLICANTS:  Send us your interest in competing to joseph@metropolitanroom.com

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Mon, 10 Jul 2017 22:30:00 -0000 260392 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260392&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 22:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[We Need A Little Christmas Now: Christmas In July]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264367&cart&buy We Need A Little Christmas Now: Christmas In July
 
With Christmas only 5 months away let's get an early start on the celebrating with a special Christmas In July Benefit for Help Is On The Way Today. HIOTWT is  A non for profit organization that helps children, teens and youth living with HIV and AIDS. 
 
The evening will feature your favorite Christmas Songs and Some new originals as well. Performing on The 11th will be:
 
Wendy Scherl
Rick Jensen 
Corey Matos
Jamie Salzano 
Lisa Yaeger
Dorian Woodruff 
 
$10 Cover or An Unwrapped Toy or Gift for a child ages 5 to 20
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Tue, 11 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000 264367 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264367&cart&buy $10.00 - $435.00 Tue, 11 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Cathy Dresden]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259223&cart&buy
Cathy Dresden, 1958’s big-hearted songbird, brings her nostalgic brand of mirth and music to Manhattan!  She’ll belt out a few tunes, tell stories, and ponder what it means to be an “old-fashioned” girl.
 
See the entertainer that Fred Astaire says, “Can’t dance, can’t say no to a schnitzel, can sing a little!"
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Wed, 12 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000 259223 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259223&cart&buy $20.00 - $435.00 Wed, 12 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Leslie Jordan]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262243&cart&buy EXPOSED

Leslie Jordan is one of the most consistently recognizable faces in popular entertainment. His journey towards stardom has provided one of the quirkier, impressive, and varied career trajectories of the past few decades.


 
His arrival in Hollywood back in 1982 (with $1500 sewn into his clothing by his steel magnolia Mother) was the starting point.  After a brief career as a jockey, Jordan has enjoyed the full show-business spectrum; the lean days, the bumps in the road, the acclaim, reaching the pinnacle of television performing with award recognition, the ensuing victory laps, followed by an alarming and unexpected down slope, the dangers of being type cast or stereotyped, the challenges to remain “current” and “relevant” in a rapidly changing world of technological advancement, and the ever present threat of being put “out to pasture” by a youth obsessed culture and industry.
 
Through it all, Leslie Jordan has remained constant, relevant and – above all – funny! His ability to take it all in stride has kept him moving onward, upward and forward!
 
Leslie Jordan is the prestigious Emmy Award winner in 2006 for “Will & Grace”. He has enjoyed rapturous reviews for his original stage plays (“My Trip down the Pink Carpet”, “Stories I can’t tell Mama”, “Fruit Fly”), and supporting presence in one of Hollywood’s most prestigious, message-minded films of the last decade (“The Help”, 2012). He’s been singled out with great notices for his off-Broadway musical theatre debut in 2011 (“The Lucky Guy”). His defining role as “Brother Boy” in the cult film sensation “Sordid Lives” evolved into a well received prequel on the Logo Channel.
 
As the celebrated author and star of his own HBO Special (“Pink Carpet”); Leslie Jordan remains consistently sought after as a Guest Star on every imaginable form of episodic, comedic television (TV Land’s “The Ex’es”, Fox’s “Raising Hope”, Disney Channel’s “Shake It Up!”, and ABC’s “The Neighbors”. He enjoyed a star turn in the third season of FX’s instant classic “American Horror Story” opposite Hollywood heavyweights Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson and Francis Conroy. Additionally, he recently appeared as a cast member/house occupant in the smash reality competition “Celebrity Big Brother UK”.
 
Leslie Jordan has conquered the international stage with sold out runs in Mexico, Canada and the U.K., and remains an in-demand mainstay as a Stage / TV / Film performer, voice-over artist, fund raiser, spokesperson, out artist, equal rights activist and all around Southern Baptist celebutante.
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Thu, 13 Jul 2017 01:30:00 -0000 262243 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262243&cart&buy $35.00 - $435.00 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Leslie Jordan]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262244&cart&buy EXPOSED

Leslie Jordan is one of the most consistently recognizable faces in popular entertainment. His journey towards stardom has provided one of the quirkier, impressive, and varied career trajectories of the past few decades.


 
His arrival in Hollywood back in 1982 (with $1500 sewn into his clothing by his steel magnolia Mother) was the starting point.  After a brief career as a jockey, Jordan has enjoyed the full show-business spectrum; the lean days, the bumps in the road, the acclaim, reaching the pinnacle of television performing with award recognition, the ensuing victory laps, followed by an alarming and unexpected down slope, the dangers of being type cast or stereotyped, the challenges to remain “current” and “relevant” in a rapidly changing world of technological advancement, and the ever present threat of being put “out to pasture” by a youth obsessed culture and industry.
 
Through it all, Leslie Jordan has remained constant, relevant and – above all – funny! His ability to take it all in stride has kept him moving onward, upward and forward!
 
Leslie Jordan is the prestigious Emmy Award winner in 2006 for “Will & Grace”. He has enjoyed rapturous reviews for his original stage plays (“My Trip down the Pink Carpet”, “Stories I can’t tell Mama”, “Fruit Fly”), and supporting presence in one of Hollywood’s most prestigious, message-minded films of the last decade (“The Help”, 2012). He’s been singled out with great notices for his off-Broadway musical theatre debut in 2011 (“The Lucky Guy”). His defining role as “Brother Boy” in the cult film sensation “Sordid Lives” evolved into a well received prequel on the Logo Channel.
 
As the celebrated author and star of his own HBO Special (“Pink Carpet”); Leslie Jordan remains consistently sought after as a Guest Star on every imaginable form of episodic, comedic television (TV Land’s “The Ex’es”, Fox’s “Raising Hope”, Disney Channel’s “Shake It Up!”, and ABC’s “The Neighbors”. He enjoyed a star turn in the third season of FX’s instant classic “American Horror Story” opposite Hollywood heavyweights Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson and Francis Conroy. Additionally, he recently appeared as a cast member/house occupant in the smash reality competition “Celebrity Big Brother UK”.
 
Leslie Jordan has conquered the international stage with sold out runs in Mexico, Canada and the U.K., and remains an in-demand mainstay as a Stage / TV / Film performer, voice-over artist, fund raiser, spokesperson, out artist, equal rights activist and all around Southern Baptist celebutante.
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Thu, 13 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000 262244 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262244&cart&buy $35.00 - $435.00 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Thursday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261677&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Jared Svoboda hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 7-11 PM


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Thu, 13 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000 261677 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261677&cart&buy $10.00 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Leslie Jordan]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262245&cart&buy EXPOSED

Leslie Jordan is one of the most consistently recognizable faces in popular entertainment. His journey towards stardom has provided one of the quirkier, impressive, and varied career trajectories of the past few decades.


 
His arrival in Hollywood back in 1982 (with $1500 sewn into his clothing by his steel magnolia Mother) was the starting point.  After a brief career as a jockey, Jordan has enjoyed the full show-business spectrum; the lean days, the bumps in the road, the acclaim, reaching the pinnacle of television performing with award recognition, the ensuing victory laps, followed by an alarming and unexpected down slope, the dangers of being type cast or stereotyped, the challenges to remain “current” and “relevant” in a rapidly changing world of technological advancement, and the ever present threat of being put “out to pasture” by a youth obsessed culture and industry.
 
Through it all, Leslie Jordan has remained constant, relevant and – above all – funny! His ability to take it all in stride has kept him moving onward, upward and forward!
 
Leslie Jordan is the prestigious Emmy Award winner in 2006 for “Will & Grace”. He has enjoyed rapturous reviews for his original stage plays (“My Trip down the Pink Carpet”, “Stories I can’t tell Mama”, “Fruit Fly”), and supporting presence in one of Hollywood’s most prestigious, message-minded films of the last decade (“The Help”, 2012). He’s been singled out with great notices for his off-Broadway musical theatre debut in 2011 (“The Lucky Guy”). His defining role as “Brother Boy” in the cult film sensation “Sordid Lives” evolved into a well received prequel on the Logo Channel.
 
As the celebrated author and star of his own HBO Special (“Pink Carpet”); Leslie Jordan remains consistently sought after as a Guest Star on every imaginable form of episodic, comedic television (TV Land’s “The Ex’es”, Fox’s “Raising Hope”, Disney Channel’s “Shake It Up!”, and ABC’s “The Neighbors”. He enjoyed a star turn in the third season of FX’s instant classic “American Horror Story” opposite Hollywood heavyweights Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson and Francis Conroy. Additionally, he recently appeared as a cast member/house occupant in the smash reality competition “Celebrity Big Brother UK”.
 
Leslie Jordan has conquered the international stage with sold out runs in Mexico, Canada and the U.K., and remains an in-demand mainstay as a Stage / TV / Film performer, voice-over artist, fund raiser, spokesperson, out artist, equal rights activist and all around Southern Baptist celebutante.
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Fri, 14 Jul 2017 01:30:00 -0000 262245 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262245&cart&buy $35.00 - $435.00 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Friday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259875&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. "Yaz" Yasuhiko Fukuoka hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm-Midnight

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Sat, 15 Jul 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259875 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259875&cart&buy $10.00 Sat, 15 Jul 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Rain Pryor]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259978&cart&buy


Rain Pryor, Manifesting Coach, Jazz/blues vocalist, Award Winning & Nominated Solo Artist, Motivational speaker, and mother.
 
Pryor’s, award winning solo show, Fried Chicken and Latkes is selling out to audiences in Santa Monica Ca at The Braid. Her solo show is directed by Eve Brandstein and produced by the Jewish Women’s Theatre. 
 
That Daughter’s Crazy an award winning (Bronze Lens Film Festival) documentary about her life growing up Black and Jewish and the creation of Fried Chicken and Latkes. (now available on DVD and for Festival appearances)
 
Rain made her TV debut on the ABC hit series Head of The Class, playing the tough talking TJ; a role she created at her audition. Pryor also starred opposite Sherilyn Fenn and Lynn Redgrave, as Jackie, the lipstick lesbian drug addict on the Showtime series Rude Awakening.
She has appeared numerous times on Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson.
 
She was Co-Host of Arise and Shine Live every Saturday and Sunday mornings airing on ARISETV in NY London and Africa. The brought entertainment and news from around the world.
 
She is now Co-Host of the YouTube talk show Scotch & Rain Show
 
Her stage credits include, the title role of Billie Holiday in the Billy Holiday Story UK Tour, Ella Fitzgerald in Ella, meet Marilyn UK tour, Lady in Red For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enough. The Who’s Tommy, Hair, & SisterElla. 
 
Rain Pryor at www.rainpryor.com
 
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Sat, 15 Jul 2017 01:30:00 -0000 259978 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259978&cart&buy $40.00 - $435.00 Sat, 15 Jul 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[The Finkel Brothers]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264118&cart&buy The Metropolitan Room in conjunction with Bernie Furshpan is proud to announce the appearance of Ian Finkel, The World’s Greatest Xylophonist and Elliot Finkel, the renowned pianist in a show of Exciting music! The Finkel brothers will be accompanied by their fantastic band made up of Martin Fischer on Drums, Ed Sterbenz on bass and Jay Berliner on Guitar.
 
Special Guest Joe Devlin, Magician
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Sat, 15 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000 264118 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264118&cart&buy $20.00 - $129.00 Sat, 15 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259914&cart&buy
Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge 
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Chris Blacker hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm - 12am

 
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Sun, 16 Jul 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259914 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259914&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 16 Jul 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Huntington Cabaret Showcase]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262374&cart&buy The show is directed by Linda Ray, with musical direction by Australian/ New York Jazz Pianist and Composer Matt Baker. The Matt Baker Trio was the exclusive in-house band at The Montreux Jazz Festival for two seasons.  Matt Baker has been referred to as “One of the best jazz pianists in New York” by the Wall Street Journal.]]> Sun, 16 Jul 2017 17:00:00 -0000 262374 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262374&cart&buy $20.00 Sun, 16 Jul 2017 17:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Niki Sorrentino]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261615&cart&buy
Niki is thrilled to be making her debut at The Metropolitan Room! Niki’s passion for music was discovered at a young age and inspired by Barbara Streisand, Idina Menzel, and alike powerhouse voices of the time, Niki was certain she was destined for the stage.



 After studying vocal performance at C.W. Post – Long Island University, Niki began her musical journey. She continues her vocal coaching here in NYC with well renown musical director and vocal coach, Jeff Cubeta. Niki’s many haunts include NYC’s The Laurie Beechman Theatre, The Duplex, and Don’t Tell Mama.  

For more information, please visit www.nikisorrentino.com.]]>
Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000 261615 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261615&cart&buy $25.00 - $435.00 Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Sunday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264509&cart&buy Sunday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Rachel Kaufman hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 7pm-11pm

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Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000 264509 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264509&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Metropolitan Room's 10th Annual MetroStar Talent Challenge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260393&cart&buy Metropolitan Room's 10th Annual MetroStar Talent Challenge

"MetroStar" encourages singers to present well-rounded stage performances in which creativity, innovation and authenticity are prized over vocal fireworks. Open to solo singers and vocal duos of all ages, backgrounds and styles who have not played a major engagement at the Metropolitan Room, which is defined as a 4-show prime-time run of the same show in a fixed period.
 
MetroStar" offers a career-boosting package of prizes and professional encouragements, including a fully produced primetime Met Room engagement and live recording. 
 
APPLICANTS:  Send us your interest in competing to joseph@metropolitanroom.com

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Mon, 17 Jul 2017 22:30:00 -0000 260393 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260393&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Mon, 17 Jul 2017 22:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Metropolitan Room Staff Show]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263401&cart&buy
All ticket proceeds will go directly to Cabaret Cares / Help is on the Way Today for children living with HIV/AIDS.  

$10 cover or you can bring a backpack or school supplies of same value]]>
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000 263401 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263401&cart&buy $10.00 - $115.00 Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Brandon Woody]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260087&cart&buy
Upendo 6tet LIVE at Metropolitan Room

Brandon, 18 year old baltimore native is currently attending the   Brubeck Institute which is a full scholarship Jazz program in california that only accepts 5 people every 2-3 years and next year will be attending the Manhattan school of music on a fullride. Brandon has won numerous competitions such as Young Arts in 2015 and 2016, BSA Concerto competition in 2016, Peabody concerto competition in 2016, Shenendoah Jazz Soloists Competition in 2016. Brandon currently studies with Ambrose Akinmusire. Has studied with andrew balio, sean jones, tiger okoshi, dontae winslow. Brandon has played with Benny Maupin, Lewis Nash, Stefan Harris, Danilo Perez, Terri Lyne Carrington, Steve Wilson John Pattituci, Ed Simon, Warren Wolf, Carmen Bradford. Brandon has performed at venues such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Meyerhoff, The Lyric Opera House, The Kimmel Center, Marthas Vineyard Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Watts Tower Jazz Fest LA, An die Musik, Twins Jazz Club, Wally's, Dizzys Jazz Club. Brandon recently opened up for the Newport Jazz Festival, and performed in the Danilo Perez Band. Brandon leads his own group under the name of Upendo. 
 
Upendo 6tet
Trumpet- Brandon Woody
Tenor/soprano Saxaphones-  Isaiah Lewis Collier
Trombone-Abdulrahman Amer
Piano- James Francies
Drums- Kweku Sumbry
Bass- Tarus Mateen
Spoken Word- Travoye Joyner
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Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000 260087 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260087&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Marissa Mulder]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263774&cart&buy Marissa Mulder is thrilled to be bringing back her critically-acclaimed MetroStar-Winning Show, "Illusions." 
 
Stephen Holden of The NY Times said, "Ms. Mulder has a voice with a bounce and a twinkle that recalls that much missed pop-jazz pixie, Blossom Dearie. Her ingenious is real."
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Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000 263774 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263774&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Thursday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261678&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Jared Svoboda hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 7-11 PM


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Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000 261678 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261678&cart&buy $10.00 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Charlie Romo & The Barry Levitt Quartet]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263867&cart&buy
Charlie Romo is the newest sensation.  Catch him if you can!
 
Ronnie Zito - Drummer for Bobby Darin
Jeff Carney - Bassist for Barbra Streisand
Jack Cavari - Guitarist for Frank Sinatra



Charlie Romo is a native New Yorker and grew up in a community and family with strong character which has reinforced in him a style that has served him on stage. He studied music at Wagner College and has performed on the same stage and shows with Usher, Lee Roy Reams, Chita Rivera, and Ben Vereen  at both The Friars Club and the Internationally acclaimed Metropolitan Room in NYC.  
 
Charlie is in his 20s and yet totally confident, comfortable and at home on both small and very large stages.  His captivating body language, radiant smile, personal warmth and pitch-perfect technical mastery reveals his fresh, new, exciting talent that profoundly engages, energizes and mesmerizes his audience at every show.  Charlie has an avid passion for, and a unique interpretation of recognizable renditions of popular standards from the 1950s and 1960s.  He revives this music and style of a previous era in a dynamic and refreshing way.  With intense excitement and enthusiasm, Charlie has a way of turning back the clock, without imitation, and like a kindred spirit, he embodies and channels the soul and sound of these cherished legends, the likes of Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, and Bing Crosby.  Typically, his audiences respond in a wildly enthusiastic fashion as he brings back the romance, flair, subtlety, and the longing of the music that played through a smoky, satiny generation of courtship, club-going and dancing. 
 
Charlie Romo is backed up by The Barry Levitt Quartet, world-class musicians including Barry Levitt, Charlie's Music Director.  Barry Levitt has worked with dozens of top artists including Eartha Kitt, Judy Collins, and Ben Vereen. Bobby Darin, at the Copa in 1960 and Charlie Romo of today are both accompanied by Ronnie Zito on drums.  Jeff Carney on bass played for Barbra Streisand and Jack Cavari on guitar had the honor of performing with Frank Sinatra. 
 
His song list often includes, "As Long As I Am Singing," "Some Of These Days," "Ace In The Hole," "That's All," "Rags To Riches," "Ain't That A Kick In The Head," "Goody Goody," "Are You Lonesome Tonight," "Volare," "That's Life," "Let Me Try Again," "Mack The Knife," "The Curtain Falls," "Lazy River," and a Bobby Darin Medley, which included "Splish Splash," "Beyond The Sea," "Artificial Flowers," and "Clementine." 
 
REVIEWS: 
 
"This young man is a natural entertainer - by personality and practice. His voice is powerful and solid, the pace was crisp and the energy was high." ~ Fred Cohen, WomenAroundTown.com 
 
"When I heard the opening notes of “Beyond the Sea,” I closed my eyes and found myself in a dream: I was hearing Bobby Darin live. Brilliance that touches the soul can, apparently, result in tears of joy. Take note that this was the reaction of someone who is fiercely protective of her precious songs.  Charlie Romo does something entirely different: he turns back the clock. He doesn’t imitate. He embodies. He doesn’t perform “as.”  He “is.” In fact, Charlie is a kindred spirit among the performers he adores."  ~ Lisa Joy Reitman-Dob, Theater Pizzazz 
 
"He not only melts the hardest of hearts with his endearing, boyish smile, but when the crooner belts out a tune, his engaging, mellow tones not only impress — but bring his audience back to the big band era, when the epitome of romance and sophistication was running rampant and ballroom dancing was all the rage."  ~ Carol Ann Benanti, Staten Island Advance 
 
"Charlie Romo's unique and recognizable renditions of popular standards are all audience pleasers. His captivating body language and pitch-perfect technical brilliance reveal he is a fresh, new, exciting talent we feel honored to have seen perform at the very beginning of what promises to be a long and successful career."  ~ Thomas Robert Stevens, Applause! Applause!
 
Charlie Romo is a precocious high-flyer who is ready to rocket you to the moon.  ~ Bernie Furshpan, Metropolitan Room, Owner 

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Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000 263867 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263867&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Friday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259876&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. "Yaz" Yasuhiko Fukuoka hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm-Midnight

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Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259876 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259876&cart&buy $10.00 Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Kelly Wright]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262226&cart&buy Kelly Wright ~ Be Moved.  Be Inspired.

Now more than ever, upward looking, positive and optimistic vibes are just what the doctor ordered to lift our spirits... all of ours.  Kelly will bring all that to you on this glorious evening of Soul and R&B.  Share the experience with us and your loved one.  

With an extensive background in Gospel and R&B, Kelly Wright has made a name for himself in the music industry and is one of the most requested artists in venues around the globe.  

Jeff Franzel will provide Music Direction to the Jeff Franzel Trio.

For nearly thirty years now, Kelly Wright has been reporting on major news events, and in the process, he has interviewed many popular newsmakers, including President Barack Obama (when he was Senator), First Lady Laura Bush, Denzel Washington, Joel Osteen, Bishop TD Jakes, Muhammad Ali, John Travolta, Nick Jonas, Ludacris, Donnie McClurkin, Israel Houghton, and more. A familiar face to millions who watch Fox News, Kelly Wright is the co-anchor of America s News Headquarters Weekend and former co-host of Fox and Friends Weekend. He also reports for Fox News on events that shape our world from Washington. 

Photo Credit:  Fred Cohen
 


Kelly’s experiences in news have placed him on the front lines in Iraq, in Africa, in London and Paris, and at the White House, Pentagon, U.S. Capitol, and other places of influence. A two-time Emmy Award winner (Capitol Region), Kelly offers a unique perspective to his craft.  Beyond his anchoring and reporting, Kelly is an ordained minister and Gospel recording artist. He encourages people through his passionate preaching of the Good News in a bad-news world.   
 
As a singer, he’s headlined at the legendary Cotton Club, at the Apollo Theater, performed on programs featuring Shirley Caesar, Cissy Houston, the late James Brown, Jonathan Butler, Bobby Caldwell, Take 6, Vicki Winans, Mississippi Mass Choir, Ron Kenoly, and more. He is frequently seen performing on the Mike Huckabee Show on the Fox News Channel. Kelly has also appeared on TBN, performed the National Anthem for the Marine Corps Leatherneck Ball in New York…and performed on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and Pentagon for Memorial Day festivities…sang before 200,000  
people in Nairobi Kenya during a Richard Roberts crusade. 
 
On his new cd, “Goodness and Mercy,” Kelly sings songs that motivate, inspire, and promote hope in a time of widespread hopelessness. He sings about the role of faith in a world that is increasingly more cynical.
 

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Sat, 22 Jul 2017 01:30:00 -0000 262226 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262226&cart&buy $24.00 - $129.00 Sat, 22 Jul 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[DEVIN BING ~ FREE SEMINAR]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263281&cart&buy A FREE SEMINAR WITH DEVIN BING

With over a decade of experience in both music production and live performance, Devin is an award winning vocalist and trained jazz pianist. His foundation in jazz provides for an extensive musical palette which allows him to compose, produce and perform a wide range of musical styles. He has worked with Warner Chappell Music, Downtown Music and Sony/ATV as a singer and songwriter. The “New York Times” describes his music as “pop-soul grooves with jazz flavoring that are associated with hits by the likes of Robin Thicke.” 
 
Devin’s growth and brand as an artist has allowed him to turn club performing into a money-making business. As a hired musical consultant and vocal producer for many projects, in this free seminar, he will teach his 10-step process into finding your musical sweet spot, creating your brand, building an audience, and turning it into a successful business!!!

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Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:00:00 -0000 263281 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263281&cart&buy $0.00 Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Wally 'Summer Tour' Comes to NYC]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259976&cart&buy
Wally began in Hamden, CT in the Winter of 2014, as the first step into collaborative pop music by a few high school friends studying music together. Initially under the name ‘Nothing Special’ these friends played a variety of covers, slowly building a repertoire of original material. The band has since gone onto release their EP ‘Fred’s Got Slacks’, on iTunes and Spotify. Since the release of this EP the band has progressed immensely musically delving into softer Rock and Roll with traces of The Beach Boys, The Beatles and more modern bands such as Wilco and Radiohead. Following the departure of lead guitarist Rody Conway the band has shifted more from blues driven sound to a more high-reverb tone combined with layered harmonies. In 2017 Wally welcomed in two new members, those being Andrew Fermo, a rising young pianist in the world of Jazz, regularly performing at venues in NYC such as Small’s, Dizzy’s and Mezzrow. He is currently studying Jazz Piano at SUNY Purchase. Henry Sidle is also joining the band on Bass and backing vocals this Summer as Wally embarks on their Northeast Tour, playing shows from Portland to New York.
 
Lead Singer Alex Blair, and Guitarist and Singer Teo Hernandez have had a long history of writing and and performing together. Along with drummer Matt Murphy they are all veterans of the aforementioned ‘Nothing Special’ having performed at Toad’s Place New Haven, The Festival of Arts and Ideas, The North Branford POCO Festival, amongst many other venues and events. During the Summer they will also be recording their first full album album at Plaid Dog Studios working with producers Bryan Fennelly and Mike Davidson, the latter of which worked with American indie rock band ‘Dr Dog.’ Samples of Wally’s music can be found on their website Wally.Band, on Spotify or iTunes still under ‘Nothing Special’ or on Soundcloud and Facebook @Wallyusa and on Instagram @thoseguyswhoplaymusic.
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Sat, 22 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000 259976 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259976&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sat, 22 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259915&cart&buy
Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge 
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Chris Blacker hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm - 12am

 
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Sun, 23 Jul 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259915 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259915&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 23 Jul 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Huntington Cabaret Showcase]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262375&cart&buy The show is directed by Linda Ray, with musical direction by Australian/ New York Jazz Pianist and Composer Matt Baker. The Matt Baker Trio was the exclusive in-house band at The Montreux Jazz Festival for two seasons.  Matt Baker has been referred to as “One of the best jazz pianists in New York” by the Wall Street Journal.]]> Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:00:00 -0000 262375 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262375&cart&buy $20.00 Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Huntington Cabaret Showcase]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263045&cart&buy The show is directed by Linda Ray, with musical direction by Australian/ New York Jazz Pianist and Composer Matt Baker. The Matt Baker Trio was the exclusive in-house band at The Montreux Jazz Festival for two seasons.  Matt Baker has been referred to as “One of the best jazz pianists in New York” by the Wall Street Journal.]]> Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:00:00 -0000 263045 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263045&cart&buy $20.00 Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Sal Richards]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263830&cart&buy Laughter Is the Best Medicine
SalRichards Comedian, Actor, Entertainer
 
Sal Richards, an accomplished comedian and actor within the entertainment industry for almost 40 years is returning to The Metropolitan Room in Manhattan. "Sal Richards is Hilarious, a Must See!" says Cindy Adams of The New York Post, "One of the funniest guys in show biz," declares The Daily News. "Brings tears from laughter to audience's young and old" Newark Star Ledger
 
Sal's Documentary about is life ,"Mr. Laughs, A Look behind the Curtain" won 6 Best Documentary in Film Festivals around the country and nominated for Best Actor in the 2011 Staten Island Film Festival for his film "Gus". Among the leaders of festival award nominees this year, Joe Pomarico's short film "Gus" has received nods in three separate categories including, Best Short Film, Best Actor, and Best Director.
 
Sal Released his autobiography "Behind The Laughter, Hidden Tears" and was acclaimed by critics, a true story of Entertainer /Comedian Sal Richards, a behind the scenes look that reveals the many obstacles he faced while trying to make it in show business. From dealing with the MOB, to the death of his Son at age 21, from his big Broadway Show closing early because of a terrible Snowstorm, to the good times and the bad times with well know celebrities, It's all here. So strap yourself in and ride the roller coaster with Sal Richards, filled with memorable photos of his career. To watch a trailer for the book go to his website www.salrichards.com
 
Brooklyn born Sal Richards has appeared in such films as Rounders, Out for Justice, Fighting Back, and Love Is All There Is. He has also appeared in such television shows as The Sopranos, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, The Fugitive, and Deadline. He just finished shooting a co-starring role in a comedy with Vincent D'onofrio and Brenda Vaccaro, Crackers directed by award winning director Gregory Principato. Although these roles all required his serious side, Richards is also a critically acclaimed professional comedian. He performs at various venues across the United States, including headlining shows in Atlantic City and Las Vegas.
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Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000 263830 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263830&cart&buy $30.00 - $435.00 Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Sunday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264510&cart&buy Sunday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Rachel Kaufman hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 7pm-11pm

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Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000 264510 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264510&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Metropolitan Room's 10th Annual MetroStar Talent Challenge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260394&cart&buy Metropolitan Room's 10th Annual MetroStar Talent Challenge

"MetroStar" encourages singers to present well-rounded stage performances in which creativity, innovation and authenticity are prized over vocal fireworks. Open to solo singers and vocal duos of all ages, backgrounds and styles who have not played a major engagement at the Metropolitan Room, which is defined as a 4-show prime-time run of the same show in a fixed period.
 
MetroStar" offers a career-boosting package of prizes and professional encouragements, including a fully produced primetime Met Room engagement and live recording. 
 
APPLICANTS:  Send us your interest in competing to joseph@metropolitanroom.com

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Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:30:00 -0000 260394 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260394&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Jaime Lozano Production]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253415&cart&buy JAIME LOZANO
 
A native of Monterrey, Mexico, Jaime Lozano earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music and Composition from the School of Music at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, and was the recipient of a full TSOA academic scholarship while earning his Master of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre Writing from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. In addition, Jaime is the first Mexican to be accepted and graduate from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.
 
Jaime’s works have been produced at various important theatres such as Goodspeed Opera House, Juilliard School of Music, The Triad Theatre, Theatre for the New City, Baruch Performing Arts Center, Merkin Concert Hall, St. George Theatre, Soho Playhouse, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre (Off Broadway), The Players, Town Hall, Minskoff Theatre (Broadway), Lucille Lortel Theatre (Off Broadway), as well as many other venues around the country and in Mexico.
 
An accomplished musician, vocal coach, composer, arranger, orchestrator, musical producer and musical director, Jaime has staged well-known musicals such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, Jekyll & Hyde and The Fantasticks. Jaime adapted, produced and directed the Spanish world premiere of Jason Robert Brown’s musicals The Last Five Years and Songs for a New World. 
 
Jaime has also authored/composed various musical works. To date, he has co-written The Yellow Brick Road (music and lyrics with Tommy Newman, book by Mando Alvarado), which had a critically acclaimed Off-Broadway premiere in the Summer of 2011 followed by a successful national tour, as well as the new Latin musical Children of Salt, (book and lyrics by Lauren Epsenhart, direction and choreography by Luis Salgado) which had a staged reading in May 2009 at NYU's Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. Children of Salt is currently being developed to début in New York City. Jaime also co- wrote the one-act musical Lightning Strikes Twice (book and lyrics by Noemi de la Puente) premiered Off-Broadway at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre in June 2010, The Yehuatl (book and lyrics by Sara Cooper), read in May 2008 at NYU's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, followed by a second reading in January 2009 at the Dramatist Guild. Jaime is the composer, lyricist and librettist of the musical Tlatelolco, which premiered in October 2001 in Monterrey, Mexico, and was revived in 2002 and 2004. 
 
As an arranger, Jaime has worked with the cast of In the Heights and with Tony and Grammy award-winner Alex Lacamoire on the Christmas recording Carols for a Cure 2010. Jaime is also the arranger, orchestrator and music director for the album of the non-profit organization R.Evolución Latina Dare to Go Beyond, featuring various prominent Broadway performers including High School Musical’s star Corbin Bleu.
 
Jaime was Alex Lacamoire’s musical director assistant for the Stephen Schwartz Gala Making Music, produced by The Harbor Lights Theatre Company at The St. George Theatre and directed and choreographed by Chet Walker. He worked as a composer, arranger and music director for the 2010 HOLA Awards honoring Rita Moreno. He was an arranger for the concert To Mexico from New York with Love organized by Broadway actress Bianca Marroquín.
 
Other professional associations include his affiliation with the non-profit organization R.Evolución Latina, based in New York City, where he functions as an activist, teacher, music arranger and head composer. He is the artistic director and music producer of La Casita Recording Studio, and he also serves on the Partnership and Promotion Committee for the NYU Musical Theatre Writer’s Collective.
 
He's a proud member of BMI and The Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.
 
 
 
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Tue, 25 Jul 2017 01:30:00 -0000 253415 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253415&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Amanda Beagle ~ The Italian American Songbook]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259661&cart&buy Amanda Beagle’s Italian American Songbook
 
“The perfect blend of passion and old world charm for an electrifying, unforgettable night!”

 
Amanda Beagle’s Italian American Songbook pays tribute to songs made famous in the U.S. among Italian-American’s and those cherished in the homeland and passed down from generation to generation. Crossing over the genres of Jazz, 50’s & 60’s pop, and classical, Amanda covers songs from the likes of Connie Francis, Jerry Vale, Mario Lanza, Rosemary Clooney, Dean Martin, Andrea Bocelli, Luciano Pavarotti and many more with this colorful collection of Italian favorites. 
 
Amanda studied Italian and Opera in Lucca Italy while honing her skills in the performance halls of the region. She trained extensively with Italian diction coach Lorenzo Malfatti, who loved to share stories of teaching Sofia Loren her English and studying with the famed Italian conductor Toscanini. Having grown up in a huge Italian family, Amanda loves keeping her own Italian heritage alive by sharing this beautiful music. She draws inspiration from family traditions and stories, her travel and studies through out Europe and her own Italian Mama!
 
Amanda’s career has crossed over the worlds of Opera, Musical Theater, Cruise Ship Showrooms and Concert Series. A former Miss Ohio and Miss America Talent award winner, she made her NYC debut at Lincoln Center in the Operetta Babes in Toyland. She has performed in regional theater productions of The Wizard of Oz, Les Miserables, The Music Man, Beauty and the Beast, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Into the Woods. She recently released an album of Italian Favorites and has performed with her band at Italian festivals in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia and Washington D.C. Learn more at www.amandabeagle.com.
 
She has entertained international audiences abroad and at sea, and now is the time for her to entertain you!

 
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Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000 259661 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259661&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Annie Ross]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263269&cart&buy Annie Ross: "Ms. Ross is a master class in how to sing jazz inside out, upside and down......Her sense of time and rhythm will fracture you...." ~ Rex Reed Annie Ross has been an abundant contributor to the art of jazz for over 50 years. Born in the UK, she has been a permanent resident of the USA for many years and a US citizen since 2001. The following are some highlights of what has been a long and illustrious career in jazz: Annie Ross is one of the pioneers of vocalese and the composer of "Twisted", one of the most well known examples of that art, as well as "Farmers Market", quot;Jackie" and many others.

(Photo Credit: Sánta István Csaba)

A founding member of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, considered the greatest jazz vocal ensemble of all time, her influence is present in all subsequent practitioners of vocalese. “Twisted“ has been recorded by a host of vocalists, including some not normally associated with jazz, including Joni Mitchell and Bette Midler. Annie Ross toured in the 50’s with the extraordinary Lionel Hampton band that included Art Farmer, Clifford Brown, Gigi Gryce, and Quincy Jones. Ms. Ross has recorded with James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Milt Jackson, Harry Sweets Edison, the Count Basie band, Louis Armstrong, Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Chet Baker and many more. In this variety of settings, she became known as a great jazz singer, masterful at ballads and up tempos, with the ability to swing hard, improvise and make every lyric meaningful and revealing.



As a child, Annie Ross entered a talent show on the radio accompanied by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, which resulted an a six-month contract with MGM. She went to Hollywood at age eight where she appeared in "The Little Rascals" singing a jazz version of "Loch Lomond." At age eleven she appeared as Judy Garland’s sister in "Presenting Lily Mars." At age 14 she composed the song "Let's Fly", which was subsequently recorded by Johnny Mercer and Jo Stafford. In Paris in the late 40’s, she met up with musicians involved in modern jazz, including James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Billy Strayhorn, and displayed an unerring ear and savvy sense of harmony, which was much appreciated. At 19, she recorded “Le Vent Vert” with Moody. Back in the U.S. at age 21 she recorded for Savoy, along with Clarke, Milt Jackson and Percy Heath. She worked on 52nd St. with Max Roach, Tommy Potter and George Wallington and subbed for Billie Holiday at the Apollo Theater.

The original recordings of “Twisted” and “Farmer’s Market” were done in 1952 with Wallington on piano and Art Blakey on drums. Annie Ross has continued to bring the essence of jazz to a broad spectrum of listeners internationally, by touring, through her recordings, conducting workshops, writing, and appearances in film, television and radio. Currently, Annie Ross is living in New York and is still active as a jazz performer, having recently performed in New York, Scotland, and Spain as well as having recorded a new CD, Let Me Sing.. Annie Ross 2011 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT MAC AWARD WINNER!
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Wed, 26 Jul 2017 01:30:00 -0000 263269 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263269&cart&buy $25.00 - $115.00 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Thursday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261679&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Jared Svoboda hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 7-11 PM


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Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000 261679 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261679&cart&buy $10.00 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Two Good Kids Make Love To Your a Grandma]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261881&cart&buy
Fresh from television appearences on ABC and peformances at venues all around New York, Two Good Kids Make Love To Your Grandma (Harrison Beck and Adena Walker) bring their original two-person vaudevillian comedy songs to the Metropolitan Room!



 
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Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000 261881 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261881&cart&buy $20.00 - $435.00 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Latrese Bush & Ria Alexander]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258340&cart&buy






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Fri, 28 Jul 2017 01:30:00 -0000 258340 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258340&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Matthew Condello]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261603&cart&buy
Sometimes to get what you want you have to become someone else
 
Struggling with social anxiety and awkwardness at a young age  Matthew ran to his bedroom mirror and to musicals to find his strength and joy. It was during those bedroom mirror performances that he crafted a character for himself that would get him his wish of being seen, for better or worse.
 
Join him, along with Dave Anthony Vogel ( from Broadway's Chicago) and Mathieu Whitman (National Tour of A Year with Frog and Toad)​​ for a night of the show tunes that taught him to love, laugh, cry and eventually learn to embrace that person in the mirror staring back. 
 
Matthew is thrilled to be returning to the stage.  He has a BFA in Musical Theater from SUNY Fredonia and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity. He’s performed Off Broadway and  appeared regionally at Paper Mill Playhouse in A Wonderful Life and Meet Me In St Louis and also regional productions of West side Story and A Christmas Carol. He’s performed in other people’s shows at the Metropolitan room, Duplex,  Don’t Tell Mama, and 54 Below and is thrilled to finally be doing a cabaret of his own. 
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Fri, 28 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000 261603 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261603&cart&buy $14.00 - $435.00 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Friday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259877&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. "Yaz" Yasuhiko Fukuoka hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm-Midnight

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Sat, 29 Jul 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259877 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259877&cart&buy $10.00 Sat, 29 Jul 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[The Chosen Family with Allie Klein]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263754&cart&buy The Chosen Family Show (Vol.6) 

New York native Allie Klein has been entertaining anyone in front of him since he was able to talk. The son of the legendary comedian and actor Robert Klein and internationally acclaimed opera singer Brenda Boozer, Allie draws on his astonishing talents as an actor, musician and comedic personality to give something special to his audiences. Although he is relatively new to the scene he has already begun to solidify himself as one of the most original and exciting young comics in New York.
 
Chosen Family Creative (CFC) and Metropolitan Room Presents: The Chosen Family Show-Vol.1. Hosted by Allie Klein
 
 The Chosen Family Show at Metropolitan Room is not your typical stand up show. The brainchild of comedian Allie Klein, the show is a constantly unexpected combination of original sketches, music and great standup, featuring the hand-picked talent of some of his closest friends and favorite performers. This is the comedy show for people that are looking for a comedy adventure. 
 
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Sat, 29 Jul 2017 01:30:00 -0000 263754 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263754&cart&buy $12.00 - $115.00 Sat, 29 Jul 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Tracey O'Farrell]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257505&cart&buy
Tracey is a member of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) and the Boston Association of Cabaret  Artists (BACA).  She holds a BFA in musical theatre from The Hartt School.

"Tracey O'Farrell's voice is beautiful, but her heart is even more so. You will want to hear more."
Carla Gordon
Cabaret Scenes Magazine
 
​"Tracey O'Farrell was the picture of loveliness onstage and displayed an angelic voice to boot."
Stephen Hanks
Cabaret Life Productions
Contributing Writer, Cabaret Scenes Magazine
Editor, Broadwayworld.com
 
"Tracey O'Farrell's ability to connect with her audience shines through as she performs, sometimes sweet, sometimes saucy, but always emotionally touching songs."
Beverly Beckham
Columnist for The Boston Globe
 
"Tracey O'Farrell is anything but another pretty girl with a pretty voice. When she brings the true highs and lows of her life into her singing, there's an authenticity to her voice that'll touch your own soul."
​Nick Dussault
​Writer and Boston theater critic
Tracey O'Farrell is an inspiring example for anyone who thinks it's too late to fulfill life-long dreams.
 
Dustin Fitzharris
NiteLifeExchange.com
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Sat, 29 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000 257505 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257505&cart&buy $25.00 - $435.00 Sat, 29 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259916&cart&buy
Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge 
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Chris Blacker hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm - 12am

 
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Sun, 30 Jul 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259916 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259916&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 30 Jul 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Lydia Brittan Live]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262945&cart&buy Lydia Brittan Live

Lydia Brittan was born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia. Raised in the old ways, living in a log cabin, the cultural impact of music was always present. The sounds of 50's, 60's and 70's folk and gospel resonated in her home, having a great influence on her.  Growing up in a musical family, her Father purchased an old upright piano when she was only seven and fanned the flame of passion within her. Music was in her blood and she was hooked.
 

Lydia made the move TN not long after Winning the prestigious ISC (International Songwriting Competition). 
Jim Morgan-ISC- says, "Lydia captures you with her hook and draws you in with creative melody from verse to chorus."  
She toured with her band nationally as Lydia and The Amorous.  As Lydia and The Amorous she opened on the national tour DecembeRadio "Live" and "Be Strong Tour." In these young stages of experimenting, Lydia found herself coming back to her original love of that retro sound and decided to record her new EP. Lydia is currently working on her EP with GRAMMY Nominated Brian Bunn. The upcoming release is to feature a 50's and 60's R&B inspired song list with soaring vocals, captivating keys and organ, rhythmic horns, and overall a soulful blend of melody.
 
Lydia currently resides in Nashville, TN and performing live all over the US with her complete band including a three piece brass horn section.
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Sun, 30 Jul 2017 01:30:00 -0000 262945 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262945&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sun, 30 Jul 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Sunday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264511&cart&buy Sunday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Rachel Kaufman hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 7pm-11pm

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Sun, 30 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000 264511 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264511&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 30 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Metropolitan Room's 10th Annual MetroStar Talent Challenge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260395&cart&buy Metropolitan Room's 10th Annual MetroStar Talent Challenge

"MetroStar" encourages singers to present well-rounded stage performances in which creativity, innovation and authenticity are prized over vocal fireworks. Open to solo singers and vocal duos of all ages, backgrounds and styles who have not played a major engagement at the Metropolitan Room, which is defined as a 4-show prime-time run of the same show in a fixed period.
 
MetroStar" offers a career-boosting package of prizes and professional encouragements, including a fully produced primetime Met Room engagement and live recording. 
 
APPLICANTS:  Send us your interest in competing to joseph@metropolitanroom.com

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Mon, 31 Jul 2017 22:30:00 -0000 260395 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260395&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Mon, 31 Jul 2017 22:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Shane Hampsheir ~ A Celebration of Swing]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260262&cart&buy


Shane Hampsheir is recognised within the music industry as both a very talented jazz/swing singer and a versatile and accomplished performer. As a professional singer, Shane has performed a number of highly acclaimed one-man shows in theatres in the UK and Europe and is widely regarded as one of the country’s top swing singers and is in constant demand with many big bands and orchestras including the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra.
 
Shane was asked by Universal Records to record Michael Bublé’s hit single ‘Home’ for the compilation album ‘You Raise Me Up – 2008’. In March 2009, the recording was re-released as the title track on a double CD featuring such artists as Katherine Jenkins, Hayley Westenra, Russell Watson, Louis Armstrong, Boyzone, Lesley Garrett, Girls Aloud, Jamie Cullum and many more. Since then, Shane’s version of ‘Home’ has appeared on 6 top 10 albums World-wide, with more of the biggest stars in the music world.
 
“Performing the songs of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Michael Bublé, Tony Bennett and many more, the singer was chameleon-like in his ability to perform the hits of others. One of the highlights of the night was his tender rendition of By Your Side, which was instantly met by standing ovations all round. The young singer’s performance showcased his wonderful ability to not only recite popular heyday hits, but to also show his command of songs that ranged from heartfelt and delicate, to sophisticated and uproarious. The set concluded with Ray Charles’ Hallelujah, a performance so kinetic and energised that members of the audience quickly got up off their chairs and danced by the front of the stage, almost as an act of worship. Carefree and excited, Shane’s manipulation of the audience is certainly a sight to behold. Very few can create such an atmosphere of pure, unadulterated joy in the way that Shane can. “
 
“Vibrant, charismatic and instantly likeable, Hampsheir is a natural performer. His playful charm will appeal to almost anyone, as well as his sculpturing and reinvention of popular classics.For anybody looking for a night of entertainment or romance then look no further than Shane Hampsheir. Move over Paul Anka – there’s a new swing king in town.” – The Upcoming
 
Over the passed year, Shane has performed in London’s most prestigious jazz clubs in his own right, with the Ronnie Scott’s Big Band, Syd Lawrence Orchestra, Peter Long Orchestra, Nick Ross Orchestra, The Debbie Curtis Radio Big Band, The Len Phillips Big Band and around the country with his own big band and swing band.
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Thu, 03 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 260262 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260262&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Thu, 03 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Thursday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261680&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Jared Svoboda hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 7-11 PM


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Thu, 03 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 261680 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261680&cart&buy $10.00 Thu, 03 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[The Finkel Brothers]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264119&cart&buy The Metropolitan Room in conjunction with Bernie Furshpan is proud to announce the appearance of Ian Finkel, The World’s Greatest Xylophonist and Elliot Finkel, the renowned pianist in a show of Exciting music! The Finkel brothers will be accompanied by their fantastic band made up of Martin Fischer on Drums, Ed Sterbenz on bass and Jay Berliner on Guitar.
 
Special Guest Joe Devlin, Magician
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Fri, 04 Aug 2017 01:30:00 -0000 264119 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264119&cart&buy $20.00 - $129.00 Fri, 04 Aug 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Katie McGrath]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263885&cart&buy
Lina Koutrakos, Director
Rick Jensen, Music Director
 
Significant Others: the people, places and events that make us - well, us. Features a lively mix of Great American Songbook, pop, country and soul. Basically, everything but polka.
 
McGrath's proceeds will benefit OPERATION LIPSTICK, the organization of women helping women keep guns out of the wrong hands and make their neighborhoods safer.
"Nobody's better at love gone bad than Katie.” ~ Jim Dolan 
 
"One of cabaret's best artists."  ~ St. Louis Post-Dispatch Weekend Best Bets
 
"Katie is just pure humanity. You can't take your eyes off of her."  ~ Cabaret DC
 
"When it comes to delivering a lyric, Katie McGrath stands with the noblest. With every note delivered, she allows us to look into her soul." ~ Rick Jensen
 
"Katie is so soulful, so vulnerable and has so much humanity. Her luscious low notes make me think I could switch teams."  ~ Jason Graae


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Fri, 04 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 263885 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263885&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Fri, 04 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Friday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259878&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. "Yaz" Yasuhiko Fukuoka hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm-Midnight

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Sat, 05 Aug 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259878 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259878&cart&buy $10.00 Sat, 05 Aug 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Peaches and Crime]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260032&cart&buy


Since 2010, Peaches and Crime has been thrilling audiences from Feinstein’s 54 Below in NYC to various performing Arts Centers across Upstate NY, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Their unique and fresh take on classic entertainment styles ranges from the Era of Prohibition in the 1920’s & 1930’s to the Big Band craze of the 1940’s & 1950’s.  The all-original music is written in the style of classic jazz, blues, swing, and more, bringing a modern sensibility to the Americana experience of yesteryear. This cast of colorful characters flawlessly melds vaudevillian theatrics, comedy, and dance to make for a thoroughly entertaining experience, including a Master of Ceremonies that ensures there is never a dull moment!]]>
Sat, 05 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 260032 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260032&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sat, 05 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259917&cart&buy
Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge 
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Chris Blacker hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm - 12am

 
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Sun, 06 Aug 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259917 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259917&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 06 Aug 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Johnny James Quintet]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263696&cart&buy
This will be a night of swinging hard bop,  original tunes and favorite standards. This set will be featuring his original band, Chris Haney on Bass, Richard Clementpiano, Will Terrelldrums and Randall Haywood on trumpet.

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Sun, 06 Aug 2017 01:30:00 -0000 263696 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263696&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sun, 06 Aug 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Beverly Taki]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260086&cart&buy Musical Director: David Shenton
 
Beverly Taki has performed at the Plaza Hotel, Theater East, Delmonico Hotel, Caroline's Comedy Club on Broadway, and The United Nations, all in New York City, and in major hotels in Las Vegas, Reno, Tahoe besides touring extensively in Europe.
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Sun, 06 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 260086 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260086&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sun, 06 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Sunday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264512&cart&buy Sunday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Rachel Kaufman hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 7pm-11pm

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Sun, 06 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 264512 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264512&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 06 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Metropolitan Room's 10th Annual MetroStar Talent Challenge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260396&cart&buy Metropolitan Room's 10th Annual MetroStar Talent Challenge

"MetroStar" encourages singers to present well-rounded stage performances in which creativity, innovation and authenticity are prized over vocal fireworks. Open to solo singers and vocal duos of all ages, backgrounds and styles who have not played a major engagement at the Metropolitan Room, which is defined as a 4-show prime-time run of the same show in a fixed period.
 
MetroStar" offers a career-boosting package of prizes and professional encouragements, including a fully produced primetime Met Room engagement and live recording. 
 
APPLICANTS:  Send us your interest in competing to joseph@metropolitanroom.com

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Mon, 07 Aug 2017 22:30:00 -0000 260396 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260396&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Mon, 07 Aug 2017 22:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Sandy & Richard Riccardi]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260285&cart&buy
Sandy & RIchard's videos have had over 11 million views on Youtube



Sandy and Richard Riccardi:

Progressive Parody and Comedy Cabaret


Rosie O’Donnell calls them “MY NEW FAVORITE SINGING SONGWRITING TEAM!!!”


With well over 11 million views on social media, Sandy and Richard’s unique juxtaposition of modern, progressive, political and socio-relevant lyrics and tune-smithy jazz piano/vocal arrangements will charm your socks off.


“Together, Sandy and Richard Riccardi made for one hell of a rib-tickling and satisfying cabaret night out”… Peter Leavy, Cabaret Scenes Magazine
 
“…the sensational comedy-musical duo of Sandy and Richard Riccardi, satirizing everything they can think of with their patented blend of witty lyrics and smooth lounge-act showmanship…” David Templeton, North Bay Bohemian
 
 
 
What people are saying on YouTube about Sandy and Richard Riccardi:
 
“Genius”
“Hot and sexy with a great amount of cleverness”
“Too freaking funny”
“Clever. Brilliant. Hysterical.”
“For intelligence, wit and musicianship, this is at the top”
“Beautiful voice, brilliant lyrics, lovely delivery”
“VERY entertaining. VERY strong. VERY moving”
“Simply beautiful"
 
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Richard Riccardi
Richard has accompanied Joel Grey, Tom Jones, Mel Torme, Diahann Carroll, Wesla (Weslia) Whitfield, Janet Baker, Seiji Ozawa, Pinchas Zuckerman, Clark "Mumbles" Terry, and John Dalley of the Guarneri Quartet. He was the Assistant Conductor for the Broadway National Tour of "Annie" from 1981 to 1982. He frequently plays with the "Skywalker" Symphony (as they call it), for major motion picture soundtracks and major video game productions such as Disney K'nex, and StarCraft. He has also played with the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, and The Lamplighters. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, and his Master of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from Yale University School of Music in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Sandy Wright Riccardi
Sandy's first acting job in NYC was telling the restaurant manager that she had experience as a waitress. He bought it. So there she stayed. She spent 11 years performing in NYC as a member of The New York Gilbert And Sullivan Players, Westchester Broadway Theater, Playwright's Preview Productions and more. She received her Master of Music (vocal performance) degree from Manhattan School of Music, and her Bachelor of Music degree from Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C.
 
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Sandy and Richard Riccardi
An Evening with Sandy and Richard Riccardi
The Metropolitan Room    November 10, 2011
 
You could almost call it a musical version of Saturday Night Live.  Sandy and Richard Riccardi’s Metropolitan Room show was a fun-filled hour of lampoons, jabs and jibes on a host of topical subjects.  With mostly their own original songs, but with an occasional borrowed tune to which the pair wrote parodies ranging from puckish to cynical to contemptuous, they took sharp aim at, among other items, politicians, TV evangelists, Broadway musical wannabees, sexual orientation, and the Twitter explosion.  
 
The music and material gave Sandy Riccardi plenty of opportunity to establish her proficiency as a versatile singer and actress.  If anything, she so immersed herself in the procession of characters she assumed that the audience might not have had time to appreciate the quality of her near-operatic voice.  But sharp-witted content was more the show’s objective than was a musical recital.
 
The numbers included a spoof on some of the current crop of Republicans jockeying for the Presidential candidacy, a song revealing why some guys feel they need to drive a truck, the source of “The Southern Girl’s Mating Call,” and a rollicking ode to a woman’s “change of life.”
 
And, while I won’t give it away, one of the show’s highlights was Sandy’s response to Sarah Palin’s remark of a few years back that she was “speaking for all the hockey moms.” 
 
Richard Riccardi, Sandy’s husband, may have been sequestered behind the piano, but as her spouse, partner, musical director and accompanist he was a willing, and eminently salutary accomplice to the musical goings-on, much of which he composed and/or co-authored. Together, Sandy and Richard Riccardi made one hell of rib-tickling and satisfying cabaret night out.
 
…Peter Leavy

 
 
 
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Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 260285 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260285&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Thursday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261681&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Jared Svoboda hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 7-11 PM


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Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 261681 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261681&cart&buy $10.00 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Peggi Blu & Keith Robinson]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261103&cart&buy


Black Stars of The Great White Way, Chapman Roberts, Jeffrey Anderson-Gunther in Association with Lee Summers presents legendary singers Peggi Blu and Keith Robinson, with his omnipresent guitar, in "An Evening to Remember": A Musical Journey reminding us that those really were "The Good Old Days".

PEGGI BLU’S BIO:

Enjoy an evening with the legendary Ms. Peggi Blu.....  She came into the world singing from the time she was born! From "Auntie Em" in the NATIONAL TOUR & return to Broadway production of THE WIZ with Stephanie Mills, "Female Vocalist Grand Champion" of STAR SEARCH to AMERICAN IDOL known as " The Vocal Coach from HELL!"  Peggi continued working embarking on a successful solo career with the cd's "I Got Love" and the critically acclaimed "Blu Blown'" featuring the hits "Tender Moments" & "All The Way With You" respectfully. Continuing to tour around the world during this time Peggi was graciously chosen to sing at former President Bill Clinton's Inauguration. Throughout her illustrious career Ms. Blu has worked with the best of the best in entertainment such as Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Barbara Streisand, Geoffrey Holder, Linda Hopkins, Queen Latifah just to name a few.
 
Ms. Blu has appear on numerous PLATINUM  RECORDINGS with Quincy Jones (Back On The Block), Barbara Streisand (Til I Loved You), Bob Dylan, Tracy Chapman, Kylie Minoque, Alice Cooper, Aaron Neville, David Foster, Irene Cara, Stephanie Mills, Brian Setzer, Smokey Robinson, The Staples Singers, Phyllis Hyman, The Weather Girls, Leonard Cohen and many others.......
 
Peggi has also lent her voice to numerous television & movie projects such as Sister Sister, 227, The Hurricane (Denzel Washington), Set It Off (Queen Latifah/ Jada Pinkett-Smith), I Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (Kevin James/Adam Sandler), The Oscars and appears on multiple television shows.....Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, Good Day L. A. , Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show and still performs today currently with her one-woman show "Sinatra In Blu".
 
KEITH ROBINSON’S BIOGRAPHY
 
Keith Robinson is a legendary guitarist in the SOUL/FUNK/POP/R&B/GOSPEL/JAZZ genres. Keith Robinson has played & recorded Lead and Rhythm guitar with some of the following artists; JAMES BROWN, EARTH WIND & FIRE, BEYONCE, JOHN LEGEND, LENNY KRAVITZ, BABY FACE, BUDDY GUY, JEFF BECK, STEVIE WONDER, USHER, STEVE WINWOOD, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, VANESSA WILLIAMS, KEITH SWEAT, GARY CLARK JR, TRACY CHAPMAN, BONNIE RAITT, CAROL KING, MAVIS STAPLES, JENNIFER HUDSON, WILLIE NELSON, JOHN FOGERTY, MERLE HAGGARD, AMY LOU HARRIS, MARTINA MCBRIDE, PATRICK MONAHAN (LEAD VOCALIST FOR TRAIN), ALOE BLACC, ZEDD, SHELIA E, NANCY AND ANN WILSON (HEART), SHERYL CROW, GARTH BROOKS, HERBIE HANCOCK, TAYLOR DAYNE, WILL I AM, MARY J BLIGE, YOLANDA ADAMS, OLETA ADAMS, SHAGGY, VALERIE SIMPSON, LEDISI, K D LANG, DIANA KRALL, DAN AYKROYD, WILL DOWNING, GERALD ALBRIGHT, ALEX BUGNON, BeBe & CeCe WINANS, CHERYL LYNN, KIRK WHALUM, PATTI AUSTIN and remains in constant demand.
 
A Berklee College and Broadway musical alumnus Keith Robinson has had recording contracts with EMI/CAPITAL RECORDS (Bruce Lundvall), ORPHEUS RECORDS and BRAJO RECORDS. He has also recorded on Platinum and Grammy nominated CDs. Keith played guitar on the Kennedy Center Honors 2012 live performance of the Led Zeppelin classic "Stairway To Heaven" featuring Ann and Nancy Wilson. (It can be purchased on iTunes)
A member of The Kennedy Center Honors Orchestra for the last 14 years Keith Robinson has made countless appearances on the JAY LENO, ARSENIO HALL, SOUL TRAIN, THE VIEW, REGIS AND KATHY LEE, and MTV TV shows.
 
Master guitarist -vocalist Keith Robinson has toured internationally with VANESSA WILLIAMS for over 20 years and is currently working on his debut blues CD honoring the great blues men of the South titled 'INNERSSIPPI BLUES” featuring the legendary Mavis Staples among others.
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Fri, 11 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 261103 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261103&cart&buy $35.00 - $435.00 Fri, 11 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Friday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259879&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. "Yaz" Yasuhiko Fukuoka hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm-Midnight

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Sat, 12 Aug 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259879 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259879&cart&buy $10.00 Sat, 12 Aug 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Rogue Diplomats]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258080&cart&buy



The Rogue Diplomats are an Irish-American Pub Band based in New York City & Bethlehem, PA. Their unique blend of contemporary folk and traditional Irish music is delivered with charm and off-the-cuff humor. They got their start in Astoria, Queens, playing annual St. Patrick’s Day shows at Blackbird’s Bar. They’ve since gone on to play Bloomsday on Broadway, the annual celebration of the works of James Joyce at Symphony Space in NYC and a multitude of pubs in New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The Diplomats have also headlined at Musikfest, the Annual Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and the Celtic Fling & Highland Games at Mount Hope. They will be featured headliners at the upcoming Shawnee Mountain Celtic Festival and will be touring Ireland in November 2018.
 
The Rogue Diplomats are: Brian Donnelly (Guitar/Vocals), Matthew Cullen Breiner (Bodhrán/Tin Whistle/Vocals), Patrick Marran (Irish Bouzouki/Guitar/Vocals), Nate Diehl (Accordion/ Vocals), and Christine Scharf Breiner (Vocals).
www.RogueDiplomats.com
 
"Doing jolly justice to the legends of Irish music." - Lehigh Valley Style Magazine
 
"Ignore the name. They are neither rogues nor diplomats; but they ARE a talented high energy group of entertainers suitable for any occasion except, possibly, a snooty, high society wedding. Or an AA meeting." - Seamus Kennedy, Irish Entertainer

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Sat, 12 Aug 2017 20:00:00 -0000 258080 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258080&cart&buy $20.00 - $435.00 Sat, 12 Aug 2017 20:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Veronica Swift]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263304&cart&buy Veronica Swift

Veronica Swift, age 22, is now being recognized around the country as one of the top young jazz singers on the scene.

 
In the fall of 2015, she won second place at the prestigious Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition.  Following that she was asked to do a concert of her own at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York City in March of 2016. In April of 2016, she was a guest artist with Michael Feinstein at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York with the Tedd Firth Big Band and Marilyn Maye and Freda Payne.   Veronica’s first appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center was at age 11 for “Women in Jazz” series at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. 
 
In the summer of 2016 she headlined at the Telluride Jazz Festival in Colorado – her 10th appearance there – but first as a headliner.  She first appeared there at age 10 with Dave Adams’ Young Razzcals Jazz Project with Richie Cole and then in 3 other years with that group – one as a co-director.  In one of those years she sang a duet with the featured artist Paquito d’Rivera.  In 2010, she was selected as the first vocalist in the Telluride Jazz All-Stars and sang with them for 2 festivals.
 
Veronica finished her undergraduate degree (BM in Jazz Voice) at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami in December 2016, where she was a full scholarship student.  From there she will move to New York to continue her professional career which started at age 9.
 
Veronica has been on tour with her parents, renowned jazz pianist Hod O’Brien and celebrated jazz singer and educator/author Stephanie Nakasian.  She has appeared on stage with Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross, Esperanza Spalding, Joe Lovano, Bob Dorough, Kim Nazarian, Danilo Perez, and others.  With her family she has appeared at  The Great Waters Music Festival in NH, Blues Alley Jazz Club in DC, the Jazz Standard in NYC, the jazz cruise, and for the NJ and Hilton Head Jazz Societies. 
 
Veronica recorded two CDs as a child – one at age 9 with Richie Cole and her dad’s rhythm section and mom, and one at age 13 with Harry Allen. 
 
Her latest recording project “Lonely Woman” out this year features some of the hottest young jazz players on the scene including Emmet Cohen, Benny Bennack III, Daryl Johns (with whom she shared the Grammy Choir/Band experience), Matt Wigler, and Scott Lowrie.
 
In addition to performing the Great American Songbook and Bebop and Vocalese classics, Veronica is also a passionate devotee of 20s and 30s music and has sung with Vince Giordano, Terry Waldo, and Drew Nugent.
 
Veronica now has a weekly Saturday night residency at the prestigious Birdland Jazz Club as well as having recently signed on management with AB Artists.
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Sat, 12 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 263304 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263304&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sat, 12 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259918&cart&buy
Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge 
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Chris Blacker hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm - 12am

 
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Sun, 13 Aug 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259918 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259918&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 13 Aug 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[John Minnock]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255070&cart&buy “Every Day Blues” 
A new-breed vocalist who infuses diversity and modern interpretation into his jazz and blues show, John Minnock first gained popularity in Boston and is now a resident performer at the Metropolitan Room. He is the recipient of the “HotHouse Jazz 2016 Fans Decision Metropolitan Room Award”, and recently released his debut album “Every Day Blues” (available at iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and CDBaby). 
 
An audience favorite rapidly building a large New York following, John combines great originality, musicality and showmanship with clever wit and irreverent comedy, presenting a high-energy and entertaining evening of jazz, blues, funk and R&B. “Like the best Irish coffee, Minnock’s voice is smooth and bold, with a good dose of Bushmills to give it a smoldering kick…stellar chops…creative phrasing; impressive scatting” (Kevin Scott Hall, Bistro Awards). 
 
A classically trained musician, John’s vocalizing recalls the likes of Billy Eckstein, Lou Rawls, George Benson and B.B. King. He often branches out into jazz improvisation and scat singing, and brings a rich history of the music to every performance. His wide repertoire of song renditions spans classic artists like King, Ruth Brown and Bill Withers to contemporaries such as Sara Bareilles, Amy Winehouse and Sam Smith. “One of the best versions of ‘On Broadway’ I’ve ever heard.” (Bistro Awards). 
 
John leads a trio of accomplished musicians and keeps the energy moving throughout the evening. Before bringing his show to NYC, John performed weekly at Boston’s Encore Lounge, in one of the most successful jazz gigs in Boston. The show was chosen as a “Featured Event” by The Boston Globe several times during its run. Previously, John performed in the group “Feed the Meter” and in performances at Acton Jazz Café. Born and raised in Albany, he has a degree in music from Boston University. “…an impressive vocalist, obviously well trained and practiced in his chosen fields of study.” (Bistro Awards). 
 
Don’t miss this great evening of entertainment!
 
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Sun, 13 Aug 2017 01:30:00 -0000 255070 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255070&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Sun, 13 Aug 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Sunday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264513&cart&buy Sunday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Rachel Kaufman hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 7pm-11pm

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Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 264513 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264513&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Cabaret Cares]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261138&cart&buy Cabaret Cares is the Award Winning benefit series that benefits Help Is On The Way Today a non for profit created by cabaret producer Joseph Macchia, Cabaret Cares is a ongoing monthly series that was created to benefit Help Is On The Way Today a non for profit organization that helps children,teens and youth living with HIV and AIDS. Once a month a new show is created and can feature Broadway show casts, up and coming talent and many of the New York CabaretCommunity.  
 
The Award Winning Benefit Cabaret Series Cabaret Cares returns in March with the cast of Broadways Hit Musical On Your Feet. Hosted by Drama Desk Award Winner Doreen Montalvo the cast will head down to The Metropolitan Room to raise money for Help Is On The Way Today. 
 
Help Is On The Way Today is non for profit organization that helps and assists children, teens and youth living with HIV and AIDS. 
 
Hosted by Drama Desk Award Winner 
Doreen Montalvo
 
Performing:
Ana Villafane
Josh Segarra
Henry Gainza
Yasmin Alers
Karmine Alers
Omar Lopez-Cepero
Lee Zarrett
Linedy Genao
Alexandria Suarez
Luis Salgado
David Baida
Brett Sturgis
Eric Ulloa
Martin Sola 
Nina Lafarga 
Jennifer Sanchez 
Julius Rubio 
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Mon, 14 Aug 2017 01:30:00 -0000 261138 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261138&cart&buy $20.00 - $435.00 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Metropolitan Room's 10th Annual MetroStar Talent Challenge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260397&cart&buy Metropolitan Room's 10th Annual MetroStar Talent Challenge

"MetroStar" encourages singers to present well-rounded stage performances in which creativity, innovation and authenticity are prized over vocal fireworks. Open to solo singers and vocal duos of all ages, backgrounds and styles who have not played a major engagement at the Metropolitan Room, which is defined as a 4-show prime-time run of the same show in a fixed period.
 
MetroStar" offers a career-boosting package of prizes and professional encouragements, including a fully produced primetime Met Room engagement and live recording. 
 
APPLICANTS:  Send us your interest in competing to joseph@metropolitanroom.com

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Mon, 14 Aug 2017 22:30:00 -0000 260397 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260397&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 22:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Annie Ross]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263270&cart&buy Annie Ross: "Ms. Ross is a master class in how to sing jazz inside out, upside and down......Her sense of time and rhythm will fracture you...." ~ Rex Reed Annie Ross has been an abundant contributor to the art of jazz for over 50 years. Born in the UK, she has been a permanent resident of the USA for many years and a US citizen since 2001. The following are some highlights of what has been a long and illustrious career in jazz: Annie Ross is one of the pioneers of vocalese and the composer of "Twisted", one of the most well known examples of that art, as well as "Farmers Market", quot;Jackie" and many others.

(Photo Credit: Sánta István Csaba)

A founding member of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, considered the greatest jazz vocal ensemble of all time, her influence is present in all subsequent practitioners of vocalese. “Twisted“ has been recorded by a host of vocalists, including some not normally associated with jazz, including Joni Mitchell and Bette Midler. Annie Ross toured in the 50’s with the extraordinary Lionel Hampton band that included Art Farmer, Clifford Brown, Gigi Gryce, and Quincy Jones. Ms. Ross has recorded with James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Milt Jackson, Harry Sweets Edison, the Count Basie band, Louis Armstrong, Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Chet Baker and many more. In this variety of settings, she became known as a great jazz singer, masterful at ballads and up tempos, with the ability to swing hard, improvise and make every lyric meaningful and revealing.



As a child, Annie Ross entered a talent show on the radio accompanied by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, which resulted an a six-month contract with MGM. She went to Hollywood at age eight where she appeared in "The Little Rascals" singing a jazz version of "Loch Lomond." At age eleven she appeared as Judy Garland’s sister in "Presenting Lily Mars." At age 14 she composed the song "Let's Fly", which was subsequently recorded by Johnny Mercer and Jo Stafford. In Paris in the late 40’s, she met up with musicians involved in modern jazz, including James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Billy Strayhorn, and displayed an unerring ear and savvy sense of harmony, which was much appreciated. At 19, she recorded “Le Vent Vert” with Moody. Back in the U.S. at age 21 she recorded for Savoy, along with Clarke, Milt Jackson and Percy Heath. She worked on 52nd St. with Max Roach, Tommy Potter and George Wallington and subbed for Billie Holiday at the Apollo Theater.

The original recordings of “Twisted” and “Farmer’s Market” were done in 1952 with Wallington on piano and Art Blakey on drums. Annie Ross has continued to bring the essence of jazz to a broad spectrum of listeners internationally, by touring, through her recordings, conducting workshops, writing, and appearances in film, television and radio. Currently, Annie Ross is living in New York and is still active as a jazz performer, having recently performed in New York, Scotland, and Spain as well as having recorded a new CD, Let Me Sing.. Annie Ross 2011 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT MAC AWARD WINNER!
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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 01:30:00 -0000 263270 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263270&cart&buy $25.00 - $115.00 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[An Evening of The Music from The Movie "Beaches"]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263403&cart&buy Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 263403 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263403&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Thursday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261682&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Jared Svoboda hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 7-11 PM


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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 261682 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261682&cart&buy $10.00 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Friday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259880&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. "Yaz" Yasuhiko Fukuoka hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm-Midnight

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Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259880 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259880&cart&buy $10.00 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Rev. Yolanda ~ Royal Stories]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260172&cart&buy ROYAL STORIES

This concert will benefit the NYC Chapter of Drag Queen Story Hour.

Featuring the musical talents of: Rev. Yolanda, Candy Samples, and Ophelia Nightbird.

80% of the proceeds will go to DQSH.

About Drag Queen Story Hour:
 
Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.
 
Created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco, DQSH now happens regularly in LA, New York, and San Francisco, and events are popping up in other cities across the US, Canada, and the UK!
 
If you live in one of these three cities, contact us to bring DQSH to your library, school, or bookstore!
 
www.DragQueenStoryHour.org

For NYC Drag Queen Story Hour: nyc@dragqueenstoryhour.org

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Sat, 19 Aug 2017 20:00:00 -0000 260172 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260172&cart&buy $30.00 - $435.00 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 20:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Kinsey Sicks]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257717&cart&buy If you love Donald Trump, you’ll hate this show!
 
The Kinsey Sicks fight back with a Dragapella® vengeance as they offer a unique, hilarious, bold, and at times deeply moving theatrical experience -- in glorious four-part harmony and over-the-top drag! Join our four lovable heroines as they tackle taboo topics such as gender, race, internalized anti-Semitism, AIDS, giraffes, oblong vegetables, and Steve Bannon's secret dating life.

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Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 257717 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257717&cart&buy $30.00 - $435.00 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259919&cart&buy
Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge 
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Chris Blacker hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm - 12am

 
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Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259919 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259919&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Natasha C. Coward]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259084&cart&buy She is known as The Empress of Real R&B. With a vocal range that cause listeners to jump to their feet in awe Natasha C. Coward’s amazing voice has been compared to the likes of Patti Labelle, Yolanda Adams, Aretha Franklin and the late Whitney Houston.  From the moment you listen to her, you’re captivated by a voice that stimulates the mind, body and soul. Natasha C. Coward is awakening musical souls throughout the music industry with her style and grace.

 
Born and raised in the Bronx, New York Natasha’s vocal gift has roots in her Church singing soul stirring gospel. Word of her 7 octave vocals began to spread amongst those in the music industry and soon Natasha was hired to open for artist such as Nancy Wilson, Jon Lucien, Freddie Jackson, Karen Clark Sheard, Shirley Caesar, Morris Day, Ray Goodman and Brown, and The Main Ingredient.
 
Working with The Main Ingredient gave Natasha her first experience recording professionally. On the veteran group’s CD “Pure Magic” she performs a duet with lead singer Carlton Blount.
 
With that recording under her belt, Natasha went on to record two CDs on independent labels.  A very rare true talent among female singers, Natasha also writes and arranges most of her own songs.  Her CD, “No Warning Signs,” heated up the music charts with the title song along with “Uninspired” and “Love Me Back.”  She also donated a portion of every sale to Breast Cancer Awareness Groups.
 
This diverse diva’s acting talent was noticed by many including the First Lady of Radio Vy Higginsen.  In fact, Natasha very generously donated to Shirley Scott, when the organization Great Women In Music paid tribute to the New York City businesswoman.  These chance meetings landed Natasha roles in 4 Off Broadway Productions: “SS Nirvana,” Larry Woods’s” Going No Where Fast, When You Don’t Put God First” and   Vy Higginsen’s “Sing Harlem Sing,” and the understudy for sister Carrie  in “ Mama I Want To Sing The Next Generation!”.  She also performs in the “The Motown Story”, a musical produced and directed by East Harlem Democratic Leader John Ruiz.
 
Natasha’s music has also found it’s way into radio rotation, in the United States and abroad in the United Kingdom most recently on Soul USA Radio UK hosted by Steve Harris.
 
Natasha has established a loyal following of fans, old and young alike.  She sings for the love of Real R&B.  Her true beauty and grace only amplifies her vocal talent when she performs. 
 
Her production company, Natasha C. Coward Productions, is geared toward promoting stylish and elegant R&B shows.   Her team is high spirited and tight and they reflect the person that Natasha truly is inside and out. Her manager is her long time friend and confidant Tony Branch who keeps her production team tight and her music vision on the right course.
 
Beautiful. Talented. Creative. Unscripted. Compassionate. There are not enough words to describe this incredible phenom. Truly a talent to be seen and heard.
 
Natasha C. Coward.  Bringing “Real R&B” back to the people.
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Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:30:00 -0000 259084 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259084&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Kinsey Sicks]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257718&cart&buy If you love Donald Trump, you’ll hate this show!
 
The Kinsey Sicks fight back with a Dragapella® vengeance as they offer a unique, hilarious, bold, and at times deeply moving theatrical experience -- in glorious four-part harmony and over-the-top drag! Join our four lovable heroines as they tackle taboo topics such as gender, race, internalized anti-Semitism, AIDS, giraffes, oblong vegetables, and Steve Bannon's secret dating life.

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Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 257718 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257718&cart&buy $30.00 - $435.00 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Sunday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264514&cart&buy Sunday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Rachel Kaufman hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 7pm-11pm

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Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 264514 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264514&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Metropolitan Room's 10th Annual MetroStar Talent Challenge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260398&cart&buy Metropolitan Room's 10th Annual MetroStar Talent Challenge

"MetroStar" encourages singers to present well-rounded stage performances in which creativity, innovation and authenticity are prized over vocal fireworks. Open to solo singers and vocal duos of all ages, backgrounds and styles who have not played a major engagement at the Metropolitan Room, which is defined as a 4-show prime-time run of the same show in a fixed period.
 
MetroStar" offers a career-boosting package of prizes and professional encouragements, including a fully produced primetime Met Room engagement and live recording. 
 
APPLICANTS:  Send us your interest in competing to joseph@metropolitanroom.com

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Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:30:00 -0000 260398 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260398&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Kinsey Sicks]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257719&cart&buy If you love Donald Trump, you’ll hate this show!
 
The Kinsey Sicks fight back with a Dragapella® vengeance as they offer a unique, hilarious, bold, and at times deeply moving theatrical experience -- in glorious four-part harmony and over-the-top drag! Join our four lovable heroines as they tackle taboo topics such as gender, race, internalized anti-Semitism, AIDS, giraffes, oblong vegetables, and Steve Bannon's secret dating life.

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Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 257719 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257719&cart&buy $30.00 - $435.00 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Andrea Bell Wolff]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251184&cart&buy
Andrea Bell Wolff, the delightful singer-actress, has appeared in Broadway shows, on Las Vegas stages, on television; she was even the audience warm-up girl for the “Ed Sullivan Show” in the late 1960’s!  Miss Bell Wolff has been in real show biz for the past 50 (yes!) years, yet she looks and acts incredibly youthful – and sounds, it, too.
 
While Andrea Bell Wolff stands at a diminutive 4’-11,” she has a soaring professional career which began at age 17 and never stopped until she received the role of a lifetime—wife and mother. Her countless credits include her performing on stage, on television, and in Las Vegas – appearing in the renowned Bottoms up Revue at Caesars Palace.  Her theatre credits include a record-setting number of performances as Ermengarde and Minnie Fay in Hello Dolly!, (Broadway and National Tours) where she worked with Carol Channing, Ethel Merman, Dorothy Lamour, Betty Grable and Phyllis Diller. Other credits include: The Imaginary Invalid with E.G. Marshall and Ruby Dee; and Grease, opposite Andrea McArdle.  From appearing on the Ed Sullivan show with Your Fathers Mustache Band to fronting several rock bands, Andrea Bel Wolff proved to be quite talented and limitless. Upon coming back to (off-) Broadway, Miss Bell Wolff starred in her co-written and self-produced show Loose Screws,, where she appeared at the Laurie Beechman Theater in June, 2011 in the musical about the fictional and risqué biographical journey of also-ran entertainer named Chelsea Sutton Place.
 
Going from a wild ride with imaginary characters in “Loose Screws” to “Back to Basics”, Miss Bell-Wolff is philosophical, yet full of mirth about her career, what she has seen then, and what she is seeing and doing now:
 
“When I was first in show business, I was a singer. I sang torch songs. Standards. A lot of Broadway show tunes. I then got away from show tunes. I danced. Then I started acting. I did many character voices. Singing went by the wayside. So, I decided, it is time that I got back to what I should be doing, get “Back to Basics”, Andrea says.
 
Andrea Bell Wolff will sing beautiful torch songs, great songbook standards and some solid Broadway fare when she brings “Back to Basics” to New York’s Metropolitan Room on Saturday, October 25th at 4 PM. Miss Bell Wolff is also proud and happy to be singing three songs written by Francesca Blumenthal: “Lives of Handsome Men”, “Move in with Me” and “How is it for you?””, all words and music that explore relationships. Miss Bell Wolfe knows the story behind these songs:  “I will be singing and telling stories about love and relationships. Life takes you there, to love and relationships, as you get older.” she explains.
 
“People have asked me, ‘Why, at this age, are you singing again? Are you doing this?’ I just say ‘Because I can. And I think that I should. I have a lot to give and I have loved to entertain my entire life. If my audience can forget their troubles when they join me for a moment in time, why not?”  Miss Bell Wolfe asks.
 
Barry Leavitt is joining Andrea Bell Wolff as her Musical Director and accompanist. The veteran Musical Director and arranger has played for such greats as Rosemary Clooney, Marilyn Michaels, Debbie Gravitte and Jack Jones. Rounding out the quartet led by Mr. Leavitt will be Tom Hubbard on bass, Jack Cravale on guitar and Jerome Jennings on drums.
 
The event promises to be a spirited one, and it is suggested to make your reservation early. Getting “Back to Basics” with Andrea Bell Wolfe sounds just like the thing to do on a Saturday afternoon.
 


 
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Wed, 23 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 251184 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251184&cart&buy $25.00 - $115.00 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Laura Ainsworth]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257403&cart&buy


Laura Ainsworth grew up watching her dad, renowned big band musician Billy Ainsworth, back such idols as Tony Bennett and Mel Torme.  Today, she keeps the family tradition alive, mixing classic lounge jazz with modern touches to create her own unique twist on standards and lost gems of the Great American Songbook.  Her smooth, sultry vocals, reminiscent of such mid-century chanteuses as Julie London and Jo Stafford, and her albums “Keep It To Yourself” and “Necessary Evil” have earned her critical raves and worldwide airplay, and she has sung from Las Vegas to India.  The Metropolitan Room is proud to present the New York solo debut of this elegant Texas songbird, in celebration of the summer release of her highly-anticipated third album, “New Vintage.”

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Thu, 24 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 257403 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257403&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Thu, 24 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Jeanne Gies and Her Jazz Masters]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260331&cart&buy
Innovative jazz singer songwriter Jeanne Gies made the move to New York City to pursue her dream:  to sing with true jazz masters.  Dreams DO come true . . . tonight's performance will feature songs from the American song book,  Jeanne's spin on some pop, folk,and original tunes and:  Jeanne recently had the honor of traveling to Brazil to pen the lyrics and record the music of prolific composer and performer Manu Lafer with 7-string guitar master Howard Alden.  This performance will debut select cuts from the critically acclaimed new release WINDOW (da janela):
 
"The chemistry and cohesiveness between Gies and Alden is reminiscent of the iconic duo recordings of two greats, Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass." 
Sheila Anderson (author, on-air host WBGO)
 
Share Jeanne's dream on this sultry summer night as she embarks on musical adventures featuring this stellar quartet:
 
Jack Wilkins (guitar)
jackwilkins.com/homepage/
Simply put, Jack Wilkins is an international guitar legend.  A consummate soloist, composer, and accompanist, Wilkins has played and recorded with renowned singers Mel Torme, Ray Charles, Morgana King, Sarah Vaughan, Sammy Davis Jr, Tony Bennett, Manhattan Transfer, Nancy Marano, Chris Conner, Cassandra Wilson, and Jay Clayton. He has been widely and prominently profiled in such publications as Guitar Player, Just Jazz Guitar, Downbeat, 20th Century Guitar and Leonard Feather’s Jazz Encyclopedia. 
 
Andy McKee (bass)
www.andymckee.info/
Master bassist McKee’s unique style and hard swinging groove renders him a well-known presence on the global music scene.  He has performed with jazz greats including Hank Mobley, Johnny Hartman, Philly Joe Jones, Slide Hampton, Elvin Jones, Chet Baker, and the Mingus Big Band, among many others.  
 
Ray Blue (saxophone)
www.rayblue.com/
Ray Blue's music is a fusion of straight ahead jazz and African groove.  An international composer and educator, Ray has performed and recorded with John Gilmore, Benny Powell, Wycliff Gordon, Steve Turre,  Sun Ra, Cotton Club All-Stars, and the list goes on . . . 
 
Michael Rorby (trombone)
michaelrorby.com/
Sweden-born composer, recording artist, and trombonist Michael Rorby is an international phenomenon and a steady presence on the New York jazz scene.  He has recorded and performed with many jazz legends, including Philip Harper, Johnny O'Neal, Patience Higgins, Phil Young, Harvie S., Roy Merriweather, Enrique Haniene and the late Dennis Davis .  A sublime soloist as well as consummate side-man, Rorby is known for his creative styling and solid swing.
 
Jeanne Gies is an international performing artist and educator.  She has recorded with a stunning array of  jazz greats, including Sandro Albert, Howard Alden, Gerald Cannon, Sherman Irby, Willie Jones III, Romero Lubambo, Russell Malone, Bucky Pizzarelli, Eric Reed, and Jack Wilkins.  A licensed voice specialist,  Jeanne presides over the annual Jazz Vocal and Guitar Workshop in Bolzano Italy http://www.sonntag-guitars.com/english/Event/index.php?DOC_INST=23  Dubbed a 'pro' by Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein, Jeanne is recognized for her full-bodied voice and distinctive phrasing.  UK Jazz Waves host Alan Steadman sums it up:  'At a time when there are many vocalists who think they are jazz singers, it's great to hear someone who really is . . . 
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Fri, 25 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 260331 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260331&cart&buy $20.00 - $435.00 Fri, 25 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Friday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259881&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. "Yaz" Yasuhiko Fukuoka hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm-Midnight

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Sat, 26 Aug 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259881 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259881&cart&buy $10.00 Sat, 26 Aug 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Dorothy Bishop]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248969&cart&buy
NOMINATED BY BROADWAY WORLD FOR BEST NYC MUSICAL COMEDY CABARET SHOW 2013!!!










"12 Divas wrapped up into one dynamite package! Dorothy lovingly sends up a fully costumed, vocally brilliant tribute to the worlds greatest singing icons from Cher to Adele.  This show never disappoints!"

Dorothy Bishop is a multi-character female vocalist who can serve you Cher, Madonna, Streisand, Dolly Parton, even Joan Rivers - all in one night! 
 
"Bishop has an incredible ability to get an audience going and can achieve one of the most difficult tasks as a performer… get full on participation from the crowd!" --NY POST 

MADONNA




SARA PALIN




RENEE FLEMING



 
 
The Vocal range of Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland to Stevie Nicks and Adele, The comedic chops of Madeline Kahn and Judy Tenuta, The glamour of Cher and Marlene Dietrich, the sex appeal and cheeky humor of Dolly Parton and Mae West. 
 
Dorothy Bishop is a hilarious Diva Impersonator Extraordinaire! 
 
Dorothy Bishop was a Nationally Televised Finalist on Americas Got Talent Season Four! 
 
She has performed her imposter show all over the world, in clubs, cruise ships and corporate events as well as appearances at Carnegie Hall, Broadway National Tours, and at Lincoln Center. She is completely interactive with your audience and does full costume changes with beautiful classy tasteful costumes and wigs from the best designers in New York. 
 
"Dorothy Bishop has New York in Stitches" --New York Post "Dorothy Bishop is a triple threat! Part singer, part entertainer, part vocalist, she has the rare gift of holding an audience spell bound as she morphs her voice and persona into some of the worlds most iconic singers." 
 
Dorothy Bishop has been a top headline act all over the world with her Pop Opera show - Viva La Diva! She headlined with Royal Caribbean, Regent Seven Seas, Norwegian, and most recently Princess World Cruises 2012. She has been a soloist at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, Town Hall, Lincoln Center, Joes Pub, and co-starred in the Broadway National Tour of Master Class Starring Faye Dunaway. 
 
Dorothy's finely trained vocals and years of professional experience will provide your event with unforgettable world class entertainment. 
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Sat, 26 Aug 2017 01:30:00 -0000 248969 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248969&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Sat, 26 Aug 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259920&cart&buy
Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge 
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Chris Blacker hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm - 12am

 
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Sun, 27 Aug 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259920 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259920&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 27 Aug 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[The Chosen Family with Allie Klein]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263755&cart&buy The Chosen Family Show (Vol.6) 

New York native Allie Klein has been entertaining anyone in front of him since he was able to talk. The son of the legendary comedian and actor Robert Klein and internationally acclaimed opera singer Brenda Boozer, Allie draws on his astonishing talents as an actor, musician and comedic personality to give something special to his audiences. Although he is relatively new to the scene he has already begun to solidify himself as one of the most original and exciting young comics in New York.
 
Chosen Family Creative (CFC) and Metropolitan Room Presents: The Chosen Family Show-Vol.1. Hosted by Allie Klein
 
 The Chosen Family Show at Metropolitan Room is not your typical stand up show. The brainchild of comedian Allie Klein, the show is a constantly unexpected combination of original sketches, music and great standup, featuring the hand-picked talent of some of his closest friends and favorite performers. This is the comedy show for people that are looking for a comedy adventure. 
 
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Sun, 27 Aug 2017 01:30:00 -0000 263755 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263755&cart&buy $12.00 - $115.00 Sun, 27 Aug 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Sunday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264515&cart&buy Sunday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Rachel Kaufman hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 7pm-11pm

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Sun, 27 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 264515 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264515&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 27 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Stanley Martin]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256069&cart&buy
Stanley Martin a native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania has been performing professionally since the age of ten. His first professional Show was Romeo and Juliet At Bristol Riverside theatre.  His other theatre credits include Aladdin (Original Broadway Company), Five Guys Named Moe, Sophisticated Ladies, and Smokey Joes Café (National tours) West Side Story (International tour), Hairspray, King And I, Show Boat, 42nd Street, Damn Yankees, Hello Dolly, Joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat, Wizard of Oz, White Christmas, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Producers, Music Man, and Sugar (Regional). Some of his influences are Sammy Davis jr. and Gene Kelly.  
 
 When Stanley isn’t performing he’s also a dance teacher who has taught classes and private lessons Nationally. This year he became the 2016 Audience Favorite award winner for the Metrostar Contest at the Metropolitan Room. You can follow him on Instagram @staart421.
 
Green Eyed Soul is the songs and stories that shaped me into the person I am now, and, the person I will grow to be.
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Mon, 28 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 256069 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256069&cart&buy $22.00 - $115.00 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Corporate Rentals & Private Events]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=175476&cart&buy The Metropolitan Room is a unique space that offers the perfect spot for creating unforgettable events, from a fashion photo shoot to a product launching ceremony, from a different kind of board meeting to a special sort of party. We have a great location in the Flatiron district, within walking distance to Madison Square Park, Madison Square Garden, Chelsea, and the Flatiron Building. This unassuming space transforms into a jazz club by night, and would be the perfect place to host your upscale corporate event or gala. The room can comfortably hold 115 people for an intimate gathering. There is a stage as well as a baby grand piano available for use, which adds charisma to the elegantly decorated interior.   There is also a lounge in the downstairs area with its own bar that can comfortably host a party of 20-25 people.
  • fundraisers
  • corporate functions
  • organization functions
  • holiday parties
  • private parties
  • receptions, weddings, barmitzvahs, etc.
  • workshops
  • lectures
  • poetry and theatrical readings
Surround your guests with an exceptionally beautiful ambiance in our stylish and sophisticated venue and create an extraordinary experience that will be talked about for months to come.

Our venue is available for events daily from 9am to 2am.  Booking your event is subject to availability.  We can:
  • Cater Your Event
  • Provide Hosts, Servers, Bartenders
  • Provide Any Kind of Entertainment
For information about rental rates and requirements, please email our rental manager joanne@metropolitanroom.com

Download Rate Sheet >>



 
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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:00:00 -0000 175476 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=175476&cart&buy $0.00 Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Crystal McKinsey]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264094&cart&buy Evening in Song w/Crystal McKinsey & Friends
 
Crystal McKinsey is thrilled to be making her Metropolitan Room debut performing a classic mix of Broadway and jazz standards. McKinsey has performed both locally and regionally in a number of productions, including 
As You Like It, The King & I, Amadeus, Cinderella, Mary Poppins, Oklahoma and Jesus Christ Superstar, among others. An Indianapolis native, McKinsey attended Butler University before moving to NYC to study at Broadway Dance Center and voice with the late Moogy Klingman. Her cabaret "Evening in Song" is a light-hearted celebration/reflection on the music that moves us.
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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 264094 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264094&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Thu, 31 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Friday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259882&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. "Yaz" Yasuhiko Fukuoka hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm-Midnight

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Sat, 02 Sep 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259882 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259882&cart&buy $10.00 Sat, 02 Sep 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259921&cart&buy
Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge 
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Chris Blacker hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm - 12am

 
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Sun, 03 Sep 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259921 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259921&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 03 Sep 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Adrienne Haan]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248470&cart&buy Hailed as “an all-round entertainer of the highest caliber,” award-winning Adrienne Haan is one of Europe’s and America's most electrifying concert and cabaret stars. With a diverse repertoire that ranges from chanson to jazz, blues, klezmer and broadway, Ms. Haan has a special passion for the music of the 1920s and 30s. Equally at home on large concert stages and intimate cabaret rooms, Haan has performed with the Cologne Philharmonic, Württemberg Philharmonic Orchestra, Northwest German Philharmonic, Frankfurt Symphony, Jacques Offenbach Orchestra Cologne, WDR Symphony, WDR Big Band, Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks, Cologne Concept Big Band, WDR Broadcast Choir, Deutz Choir and German Television Ballet. 


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Tue, 05 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000 248470 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248470&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Tue, 05 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Luana Sandoval & Nataliya Medvedovskaya]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264450&cart&buy Luana Sandoval & Nataliya Medvedovskaya

Luana Sandoval
 
"A colorful voice that sounds in every music genre like an angel!” – Mark Roos (Composer & Music Producer)


 
 
Luana Sandoval, a successful singer, songwriter and dancer from Germany, makes her solo concert debut at the Metropolitan Room. Luana performs songs in different languages that best represent her unique voice in the music genres classic, musical theatre and contemporary. She will also perform her originals from her debut EP Love as well as originals from her pianist Nataliya Medvedovskaya. This bright young singer takes us to a musical journey and tells us a bit of her own fascinating story. 
 
Luana studied voice and vocal pedagogy at the university of music in Saarbrücken, Germany. During her studies she already sang in the extra chorus of the Theater Trier and participated in the productions of Lakmé, Evita, Carmen and Eugen Onegin. In 2013 she had the chance to sing the part of Maria Valdez in Z-The Musical of Zorro by Robert W. Cabell in Merzig. This was the second European debut performance.
 
Besides her vocal studies she studied oriental dance with Fatima Serin. Since then she has already danced at different oriental events in Germany and Luxembourg.
 
Luana is able to sing different music genres like classic, musical theatre, contemporary and Bulgarian folk singing. She sings in English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Russian and Bulgarian. Since the age of fourteen she writes her original songs in English, Spanish, French and German.
 
In January 2017 Luana fulfilled her dream to go to New York to record some of her originals and to take dance lessons in contemporary jazz with Salim Gauwloos and vocal lessons with 
Katie Agresta in musical theatre.
 
With the composer and music producer Mark Roos she recorded her songs Love, Wake Up World, Sin Ti and Melissa. These songs are available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, cdbaby and more.
 
For further information please visit:

Nataliya Medvedovskaya
 
“Her compositions are hailed as “significant, amazing, dramatic” – LA Times
 

 
Nataliya Medvedovskaya aka Natasha Meadow, an award-winning composer, concert pianist, songwriter and poet from Russia, makes her solo concert debut at the Metropolitan Room. Natalya accompanies Luana’s versatile repertoire in many ways of expression. Her Russian poems tell us about her childhood in Russia. This extraordinary concert pianist takes us into a soundscape and highlights Luana’s beautiful voice.
 
Nataliya writes music in a wide range of many different genres from classical to pop, Broadway and film/tv. A graduate of the St. Petersburg Conservatory, Russia, with a double major in composition and piano performance, she moved to New York City in 2003. She won FIRST PRIZE at the 1995 International Composers’ Competition of the Gartow Foundation (St. Petersburg, Russia); Second Prize as a composer at the International Competition "Golden Channukia"(Berlin, 2005); "Best Easy Listening Song" Award, "Best Classical Composition", "Best Classical Artist", and "Best Instrumental Artist" from Indie Music Channel in Hollywood, 2015; Honor Award at the 2006 Great American Song Contest; Honorable Mention in the 14th BILLBOARD Song Contest; Honorable Mention in the 11th Unisong International Song Contest; Honorable Mention in the 2007 "Song of the Year" International Song Contest, Directors Award at the 2012 Paramount Group Nashville International Song & Lyric Writing Competition, and an ASCAP Plus Award. She was also a finalist at the "American Songwriter Magazine"s Lyric Writing Contest.
 
In 2004 she composed and recorded three soundtracks for the American Film "I Will Avenge You, Iago!". She was recently chosen to be a part of the Society of Composers and Lyricists’s prestigious New York Film Program for which she wrote her film music demo reel.
 
Natasha has many achievements under her belt as a classical contemporary composer. Her String Quartet # 1 was broadcast by WQXR internationally, performed at Chamber Music America Conference (NY, 2007), Albuquerque Music Festival (NM, 2007), Mohawk Trial Concerts(2006), Summer Mountain Festival (2005), Edinburgh Festival of Art, Music, and Animation (Scotland, 1997), in Yale University, Merkin Hall, and was honorably acclaimed in LA Times, Washington Post, Charleston Daily Mail, and Kalamazoo Gazette. Her cinematic "First Snow" for oboe, bassoon, violin and piano was performed at the "Wall to Wall Behind the Wall" International Festival (Symphony Space, NY, 2010), at An Die Music Series (MD, 2009), and was broadcast by "Classical Music Discovery" radiostation (2015). She recently had a World Premiere of her 2-hour length orchestral BALLET for children based on the "Adventures of Nils" fairytale (Maryland, 2014). 
 
As a concert pianist of high regard, Natasha won an Honorable Award at the "Young Virtuosi" International Piano Competition (Czech Republic, 1989). Her CD of Rachmaninoff songs for mezzo-soprano and piano were issued by Mapleshade Records in 2006. She has been playing both her own music and music of other contemporary composers and composers from different eras in Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, Bargemusic, Steinway Hall, Bechstein Pianos, Austrian Cultural Forum, Liederkranz Concert Hall, Di Menna Center for classical music, The National Opera Center, and other venues. Her performances were favorably reviewed at www.nyconcertreview.com and in New York Stringer Magazine.
 
Natasha recently got into the top 20 on the "Women of Substance" Radio Podcast. Her compositions were featured at DHarmic evolution Podcast, imradio.com, on the Eartaster Sampler 4, and the Noizepunk & Krooner Shows at kalvos.org. Her single, "Inside Out" song has been included into "Hot Tails In The City" Free Lap Dances, Vol.3 Compilation CD. She was the only one who was chosen among hundreds of applicants to get a review of her songs from Radian Records. She performs her songs at various Singer/Songwriter Showcases and Festivals, including Make Music New York Annual Festival, Songsalive Showcases, Independent Music Conference (MA,2011), and Singer/Songwriter Cape May Conference (NJ, 2010). Natasha recently played a show of her pop songs in the world-famous WHISKY A GO-GO in Hollywood, where she was invited to be an opening act for Tracii Guns from Guns N Roses and LA Guns. She is currently composing music for a new Broadway Musical entitled, “Times Square” (script and lyrics by Phillip Langer).
 
For further information please visit:

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Wed, 06 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000 264450 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264450&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Wed, 06 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Kathy Kosins & Jeff Franzel]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258953&cart&buy
Jeff Franzel and  Kathy Kosins, friends and collaborators for 25 years, bring you one performance only, of original material they have created over time, for various projects, including several of Kathy’s releases.
 
In concert, they will bring an intimate and  unplugged version of many of these compositions and also a few treasures, from Kathy’s Critically  acclaimed  "To The Ladies OF Cool", CD celebrating the artistry of Anita O'Day, Julie London, Chris Connor and June Christy and music from her forthcoming release, "Uncovered Soul” 
 
She has a voice that commands attention, and a band that rewards it. She looks for songs that haven't been beat to death....Will Friedwald's notes liken her phrasing to Tony Bennett's, which seems roughly
true, especially on the closing ballads. But she's hipper than Bennett.
Village Voice - Tom Hull

KATHY KOSINS
ASCAP award-winning vocalist Kathy Kosins has won the hearts of critics and fans around the globe with her eclectic musical palette that expands the rich history of Jazz and Soul. Born and bred during the Motown era of Detroit, she began singing and arranging background vocals for producer Don Was (now president of Blue Note Records) in the early eighties, which led to her becoming one of the most sought after session singers. As a lead vocalist she recorded for both Carrere (Sony) and Quality Records and later toured with Was/Not Was.
 
Kosins has recorded with many well known jazz and R&B artists to include Aaron Goldberg, Reuben Rogers, Eric Harland, Peter Bernstein, Larry Koonse, Tamir Hendelman, Robert Hurst, Jeremy Pelt, Jon Ellis, Howard Levy, Don Was, Martin Wind, Ben Wolfe, Michael Henderson and more. She has shared the stage and performed with numerous names in the jazz and R&B world. A few notables are: Cyrus Chestnut, Terell Stafford, Randy Brecker, Javon Jackson, Larry Goldings, James Moody, Kevin Mahogany, Bernard Purdie, Greg Hutchinson, Eric Harland, Red Holloway, Grant Green Jr., Reuben Rogers, Reuben Wilson, Aaron Goldberg, Tamir Hendelman, Jesse Davis, Eric Marienthal, Matt Wilson, Mitch Ryder, Was/Not Was and Michael Henderson.

JEFF FRANZEL


Jeff Franzel is a multi-talented songwriter and composer with over 30 years experience in the music business. Jeff began his career as a jazz pianist and toured with many groups, including big band legend Les Brown. During that time he accompanied such artists as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Mel Torme. He currently is leading his own jazz quintet in NYC and has been a Steinway artist for over 2 years. He recently played the Park City Jazz festival with Anna Wilson and Sean Smith.
 
Jeff has written pop songs for such diverse artists as Josh Groban, Placido Domingo, Push Play, Hayley Westenra, Clay Aiken, Shawn Colvin, N'sync, Dianne Reeves, Taylor Dayne, and Chuck Wicks. He writes in virtually all styles and works with lyricists in many languages. Jeff's songs have been featured on over 20 platinum albums in the U.S. and other countries. On the U.S. Billboard charts Jeff has had a #2 pop hit with Don't Rush Me, a top 10 AC hit with You've Got a Way and a #1 contemporary Christian song called Love Was Never Meant To Die. He has had top ten hits in Japan, England, Brazil, Australia, Holland, Belgium and Poland.
 
Jeff has a song that Placido Domingo and Josh Groban recorded with lyrics adapted by Pope John Paul II which was #1 on the classical billboard charts this summer. His song "When You Know" is the title track to Dianne Reeves CD. He recently had a platinum record in Italy with the San Remo winner Marco Carta on Warner Bros. Jeff co-wrote 3 songs with Hayley Westnera for her upcoming Christmas Winter Magic CD which will be released worldwide this November. This fall Jeff's songs were featured on two top 10 DVD's in Brazil by artist Ricky Vallens and Tania Mara. Kaci Battaglia recently recorded "Seeing You" which will be featured on her upcoming release on Warner Curb Records.
 
Jeff has also had a number of his songs in film and TV. He has had songs in Runaway Bride, Serendipity, Dawson's Creek, Deja Vu, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Barbershop 2, Go Figure, Dear God, Gray Matters and Fort McCoy.
 
Jeff recently released his CD Taken By Surprise which can be purchased on Itunes, Amazon and CD Baby.
Jeff has recently worked with Phil Ramone and arranged two songs for Kevin Ahart's upcoming CD. One of the songs was a duet with jane Monheit.
 
He recently arranged country standards in a jazz style for The Countrypolitan duets CD which features Keith Urban, The Rascall Flatts and Lady Antebellum. Jeff continues to tour with the group in the states and also tours with his jazz quintet.

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<![CDATA[Friday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259883&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. "Yaz" Yasuhiko Fukuoka hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm-Midnight

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<![CDATA[Minda Larsen]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256851&cart&buy Minda Larsen was recently named winner of the 2015 MetroStar challenge at the Metropolitan Room!  She studied opera at the Manhattan School of Music and was most was recently seen in the Emmy Award winning Carousel! with the New York Philharmonic.
 
Minda's cabaret and crossover career has been highly recognized. She was a finalist in the Lotte Lenya - Kurt Weill Competition. and is frequent cabaret headline act on cruise ships. Her original Johnny Mercer tribute show debuted at the Metropolitan Room and was featured at the Savannah Cabaret Festival.
 


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<![CDATA[Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259922&cart&buy
Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge 
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Chris Blacker hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm - 12am

 
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Sun, 10 Sep 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259922 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259922&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 10 Sep 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[The Finkel Brothers]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264120&cart&buy The Metropolitan Room in conjunction with Bernie Furshpan is proud to announce the appearance of Ian Finkel, The World’s Greatest Xylophonist and Elliot Finkel, the renowned pianist in a show of Exciting music! The Finkel brothers will be accompanied by their fantastic band made up of Martin Fischer on Drums, Ed Sterbenz on bass and Jay Berliner on Guitar.
 
Special Guest Joe Devlin, Magician
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<![CDATA[Just In Time ~ The Songs Of The Rat Pack]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262388&cart&buy Just In Time ~ A Tribute to Dean, Frank, and Sammy.
The Songs Of The Rat Pack
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<![CDATA[Joshua J. Bennett & Katia Malarsky]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257715&cart&buy Joshua J. Bennett & Katia Malarsky
 
Directed, Written and Arranged by Joshua J. Bennett
 
Musical Direction: Yasuhiko Fukuoka
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<![CDATA[Frederick Mann White]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259411&cart&buy
“There’s No Place Like Home” is sort of a sequel to Fred’s “Mann to Man” show. In “Mann to Man” he sang and spoke about marriage equality. In “There’s No Place Like Home”, he’ll sing and speak to everyone’s right to have, enjoy and keep their homes full of love, family and friends. This show will have a variety of songs including songs written by Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Billy Joel, Jerry Herman, Alan Menken, George Gershwin, John Bucchino and others. The very talented Michael Ferreri will be the musical director and accompanist for this show.

Frederick Mann White has been an elementary educator for 31 years. His interest in theater and music began when he was 12 years old. He was in the Portsmouth Virginia Little Theater production of  “Oliver”. He was very active in the drama department in high school, winning best supporting actor his senior year at the end of the year Thespian banquet. His interest in performing in cabarets didn’t start until his 50th birthday when he performed a show just for family and friends at Odette’s in New Hope, PA.  He discovered that he thoroughly enjoyed weaving a story through song and patter. Since then he has performed two shows, “Hopes and Dreams” and “Mann to Man”, at The Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City and at The RRAZZ Room in New Hope, PA. He recently performed a third show “I’m Sixty and I Can Still …” at The RRAZZ Room in New Hope, PA. He really looks forward to making his Metropolitan Room debut.]]>
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 22:00:00 -0000 259411 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259411&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Mon, 11 Sep 2017 22:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[This is Your Night]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257711&cart&buy HONOREE: TBA

This is Your Night!(TM) is based on a classic premise that is hosted by Metropolitan Room Managing Partner, Bernie Furshpan, and profiles a guest honoree who has contributed in some significant way to the NYC Entertainment Industry.  It can include, but not limited to: photographers, writers, bloggers, press, promoters, management, publicists, directors, musical directors, producers, etc.
 
The show presents a gift to the honorree, and includes a line-up of entertainment professionals who will share stories, song and comedy about their experiences and ends with a grand finale, a reunion.
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<![CDATA[Minda Larsen]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256852&cart&buy Minda Larsen was recently named winner of the 2015 MetroStar challenge at the Metropolitan Room!  She studied opera at the Manhattan School of Music and was most was recently seen in the Emmy Award winning Carousel! with the New York Philharmonic.
 
Minda's cabaret and crossover career has been highly recognized. She was a finalist in the Lotte Lenya - Kurt Weill Competition. and is frequent cabaret headline act on cruise ships. Her original Johnny Mercer tribute show debuted at the Metropolitan Room and was featured at the Savannah Cabaret Festival.
 


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<![CDATA[Madeline Kahn Tribute]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262790&cart&buy



***Nominated for a BROADWAY WORLD Award for Best Debut!
 
***Chosen by THEATER PIZZAZZ as one of the best Cabaret's of 2016!
 
"Hanna Burke’s tribute to the late Madeline Kahn, Why Is Everyone Laughing?, was moving and entertaining in equal measure. A fine singer herself, Burke somehow found new and different facets of her own voice by infusing it with shades of Kahn’s eccentrically sweet soprano." 
-Review by Joel Benjamin for Cabaret Scenes Magazine
See full review here; http://cabaretscenes.org/2016/08/03/hanna-burke-why-is-everyone-laughing/
 
Join Hanna Burke and friends once more for our tribute to the great talent that was Madeline Kahn! A brilliant actress, singer and comedienne who left us much too soon. Known best for her roles in films such as "Blazing Saddles", "Paper Moon", "Young Frankenstein", "What's Up, Doc?" and "Clue"! 
 
"Why is Everyone Laughing?" was a question that Madeline Kahn often asked her co-stars, crew members and audiences. To us she was one of the greatest comediennes of her time, yet throughout her career, getting a laugh was often a surprise.
 
Featuring the songs and stories from her career and personal life. Also featuring the new biography Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life written by William V Madison. Copies of the biography will be sold and signed by the author after the performance!
 
***Proceeds from the performance will be donated to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance OCRFA in honor of Madeline (as well the lateGene Wilder, who spent decades raising awareness about Ovarian Cancer after he lost both his wife, Gilda Radner, and dear friend Madeline Kahn to this disease)
 
Performed by Hanna Burke
Featuring Will Anderson, Rachael Joyce, and Adrian Rifat
 
Music Direction/Piano - Jeff Cubeta
Bass - Billy Smolen
Drums - Simon Fishburn
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<![CDATA[The Catskill Borscht Belch A Repeat Performance]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=240897&cart&buy
Written, Hosted and Produced by Bernie Furshpan

Join Bernie and some authentic Catskill Entertainers from yesteryears in celebrating an era that changed the World and entertainment forever!  

This Cabaret is a show and a story of how The Catskills came to be and the influence it had on culture and lifestyle.  Join Bernie Furshpan and his authentic
 
In tribute to the Borscht Belt, a time and place long gone, Bernie and friends will entertain you just like the good ole day, with full band, singers and "sthiky" comedy. that was the mainstay at the Catskill Mountains during the 1940s through the 1970s.
 
The storyline and line up will include historic presentation and include material presented by historians and authors of the subject as well as some authentic entertainers of  not so well-known at well-known resorts including Brickman's, Brown's, The Concord, Grossinger's, Granit, the Heiden Hotel, Irvington, Kutsher's Hotel and Country Club, the Nevele, Friar Tuck Inn, The Laurels Hotel and Country Club, The Pines Resort, Raleigh, the Overlook, the Tamarack Lodge, Stevensville and the Windsor.

You'll reminice, you'll sing along, you'll want to dance and you'll definitely plotz.


The Borscht Belch ~ A "Repeat" Performance  is a Copywright of Bernie Furshpan. 

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<![CDATA[Scott Siegel Presents]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255078&cart&buy
Scott Siegel Presents...
TBA
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000 255078 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255078&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Friday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259884&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. "Yaz" Yasuhiko Fukuoka hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm-Midnight

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Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259884 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259884&cart&buy $10.00 Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Free Marketing & Branding Seminar for Entertainment Pros]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260689&cart&buy FREE SEMINAR:

REGISTER BY PHONE: CALL 212.206.0440

TWO ACCOMPLISHED EXPERTS.  ONE POWERFUL AND MIND BLOWING SEMINAR!

Are You Stuck?   Is your entertainment career not budging? Entertainment Business, Marketing and Branding Gurus, Furshpan & Tantillo will help MOVE YOU in the right direction.  Their “Go Brand Yourself and Manage You” Seminar will oil your career wheels and get you back on the right road once again.  Bring back the enthusiasm and excitement of growth and get the work you want.
 
REGISTER ONLINE NOW BEFORE OCTORBER 20TH,  AND RECEIVE A FREE VEGETARIAN NOODLE DISH AND BEVERAGE WITH YOUR ATTENDANCE.
 
ABOUT THE SEMINAR:
You will learn how building a competitive edge in a very overcrowded entertainment marketplace is essential to survive in this economy.  This seminar will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and tools to differentiate your brand from the competition and manage it strategically. You will learn how to organize and manage your entertainment career and business from a strategic point of view.  You will also learn how to develop the basics of your brand whether you already have a career or just getting into the industry. You will learn how to build a strong identity, finding your unique differentiator, market positioning, developing your business and marketing strategies that will enhance your position in the market.
 
Developing your personal and entertainment brand, creating your image and guiding your reputation, has never been more important than it is today and is key to creating new opportunities for your career or business.  To gain that competitive edge, you need to know how to expand your personal brand by sharing your authentic self and communicating the value you can provide producers and directors. By learning how to market your gifts through personal branding, you create not only career opportunities for yourself but also develop a greater capacity to make a difference in the lives of others.

TAKEAWAYS:
  • Gain an understanding of personal and a professional branding and how you can leverage it to create new career and business opportunities.
  • Learn how to define and communicate what you stand for
  • Identify your target audience and articulate how you can influence and compel
  • Assess and strategically build your online identity and presence
  • Differentiate your brand from the competition
  • Plan and execute an integrated marketing strategy
  • Plan the future for your brand
REGISTER BY PHONE: CALL 212.206.0440

ABOUT OUR SEMINAR LEADERS:

 
DR. JOHN TANTILLO
Dr. John Tantillo is the media’s branding and marketing consultant and your guide to “Go Brand Yourself!”
 
He has appeared internationally (French TV-France 2; BBC Radio) and nationally (ABC News; MSNBC; Fox Business Network; Fox News Channel) where he enlightened his audience with branding and marketing nuggets that will not only entertain but informs. 
 
In his French 2 Television interview by “13h15” the News Magazine equivalent to the U.S. “60 Minutes” with over 4 million viewers, Dr. Tantillo provided viewers with reason for the relative success of the Donald Trump Brand on the political scene. “You may not like Trump, but from a branding and marketing perspective there is plenty to analyze and even apply to our brand lives,” states the provocative Dr. Tantillo.
 
Along with his challenging takes on the personalities of the day, Dr.  Tantillo is credited with coining the term The O'Reilly Factor, which later became the title of Bill O'Reilly’s television show. 
 
His more conventional experience includes his current position as the branding editor for Fridge Magazine, the publication for entrepreneurs and young business owners. 
 
Utilizing his marketing lens, Dr. Tantillo had expressed his frustration with acting great,  James Franco’s 2011 Oscar hosting performance—wrong personality brand for the Target Market (or audience) and more recently has offered his take on the Ryan Lochte brand; and the disappointing acceptance of the Apple Watch in the marketplace, despite the hype by Apple spinmeisters.
 
He was the former host of “BrandTalk” the only show on radio where branding gets personal and is the author of the popular book “People buy brands not companies.”
 
The Marketing Doctor is currently writing his second book, “Go Brand Yourself, How to promote yourself in challenging times.” 
 
A proponent of Social Media and Digital Marketing, Dr. Tantillo provides exciting new ways to “Go Brand Yourself !” utilizing today’s often misunderstood media outlets - Twitter, Snap Chat, Instagram, Vine, and Facebook. 
 
And oh yes, his hobbies include fine restaurants and imbibing outstanding French Wines. And of course eating healthy and working out regularly. You can follow him on Twitter: @marketingdoctor; and on Facebook Page: Dr. John Tantillo.

REGISTER BY PHONE: CALL 212.206.0440
 
 
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DR. BERNIE FURSHPAN
Since 1983, Bernie Furshpan has been linking up people, concepts, and brands as a marketing consultant for local and national brands, including the likes of NASCAR, American Airlines and McDonalds. His aggressive and strategic approach has honored his commitment to conceive and execute authentic and winning campaigns by placing no boundaries in his implementations. Bernie has had a professional career in consulting and public speaking since 1975. Bernie has been keeping his clients out ahead of their competitive dust cloud with inventive brainstorming that facilitates breakthrough ideas and innovative actions.
 
From the mid 1990s, Bernie has produced and promted news-worthy and groundbreaking concert events at Avery Fisher Hall and Hammerstein Ballroom. He managed and represented artists in both classical and rock music as well as in comedy. He owns and operates one of the busiest comedy production and booking services, The NY Hysterical Society. Bernie's love of music led him to become owner of The Metropolitan Room. His experiences in a wide range of industries as consultant, manager, agent, producer, promoter and owner has afforded him a keen sense of business that he will share with you at this seminar.



REGISTER BY PHONE: CALL 212.206.0440


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<![CDATA[Charlene Moore]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260090&cart&buy
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<![CDATA[Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259923&cart&buy
Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge 
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Chris Blacker hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm - 12am

 
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Sun, 17 Sep 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259923 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259923&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 17 Sep 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA["It Helps to Sing About it" ~ Schaechter & Kael]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251522&cart&buy
IT HELPS TO SING ABOUT IT: SONGS OF BEN SCHAECHTER & DAN KAEL
 
Directed by SARA LOUISE LAZARUS
 
“CLOSER THAN EVER for the new millennium -- full of musical brio and dizzying honesty.”
- Randolph B. Eigenbrode, Cabaret Scenes
 
IT HELPS TO SING ABOUT IT returns to the Metropolitan Room for one more weekend in 2017. This “smart, funny, joyous revue” (Roy Sander, BistroAwards.com) features CELIA BERK, NORA DAVIS, JOSHUA LANCE DIXON, MARISSA MULDER, DAVID PERLMAN, and KELLI RABKE.
 
Video highlights available here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC66SVD_WYXX5HYF0Jj3EV5g

 
Binyumen (“Ben”) Schaechter and Dan Kael’s off-Broadway credits include THAT’S LIFE! (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination) and PETS! (Dramatic Publishing). Their one-act musical GOODBYE FOREVER (libretto by Nancy Golladay) has been produced in New York and Chicago and is anthologized in the collection PLAISIR D’AMOUR AND OTHER STORIES. Dan’s TV writing credits include SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH. Ben is conductor of the New York-based Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus (JPPC) and also music director/pianist of DI SHEKHTER-TEKHTER, the world-travelling Yiddish-performing sister duo, and of the documentary film about them, WHEN OUR BUBBAS AND ZEYDAS WERE YOUNG: THE SCHAECHTER SISTERS ON STAGE. Both the Chorus and DI SHEKHTER-TEKHTER can be seen on YouTube. Ben also composed music for three other off-Broadway shows, including NAKED BOYS SINGING, which has had a successful life internationally.

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Sun, 17 Sep 2017 01:30:00 -0000 251522 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251522&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Sun, 17 Sep 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA["It Helps to Sing About it" ~ Schaechter & Kael]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251523&cart&buy
IT HELPS TO SING ABOUT IT: SONGS OF BEN SCHAECHTER & DAN KAEL
 
Directed by SARA LOUISE LAZARUS
 
“CLOSER THAN EVER for the new millennium -- full of musical brio and dizzying honesty.”
- Randolph B. Eigenbrode, Cabaret Scenes
 
IT HELPS TO SING ABOUT IT returns to the Metropolitan Room for one more weekend in 2017. This “smart, funny, joyous revue” (Roy Sander, BistroAwards.com) features CELIA BERK, NORA DAVIS, JOSHUA LANCE DIXON, MARISSA MULDER, DAVID PERLMAN, and KELLI RABKE.
 
Video highlights available here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC66SVD_WYXX5HYF0Jj3EV5g

 
Binyumen (“Ben”) Schaechter and Dan Kael’s off-Broadway credits include THAT’S LIFE! (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination) and PETS! (Dramatic Publishing). Their one-act musical GOODBYE FOREVER (libretto by Nancy Golladay) has been produced in New York and Chicago and is anthologized in the collection PLAISIR D’AMOUR AND OTHER STORIES. Dan’s TV writing credits include SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH. Ben is conductor of the New York-based Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus (JPPC) and also music director/pianist of DI SHEKHTER-TEKHTER, the world-travelling Yiddish-performing sister duo, and of the documentary film about them, WHEN OUR BUBBAS AND ZEYDAS WERE YOUNG: THE SCHAECHTER SISTERS ON STAGE. Both the Chorus and DI SHEKHTER-TEKHTER can be seen on YouTube. Ben also composed music for three other off-Broadway shows, including NAKED BOYS SINGING, which has had a successful life internationally.

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<![CDATA[Karyn Levitt & Eric Ostling]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261882&cart&buy
Will There Still Be Singing? A Hanns Eisler Cabaret
 
“At a time in history when the subject of the day is exile, American soprano Karyn Levitt has chosen a worthy example to build a one-woman cabaret show around.” 
– Arts Review Europe
 
Direct from a hugely successful European premiere in Berlin at Literaturforum im Brecht-Haus, the celebrated duo of soprano Karyn Levitt and pianist Eric Ostling returns to New York’s legendary Metropolitan Room to explore and discover the treasures of Austro-German composer Hanns Eisler — Brecht’s favorite collaborator, Schoenberg’s best student, and Kurt Weill’s contemporary. This program had its world premiere in 2016 at Café Sabarsky (in Neue Galerie) and received amazing reviews for performances at Metropolitan Room.
 
More info at:
www.karynlevitt.com
 



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<![CDATA[It's Just a Number with Bobbie Horowitz]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=244332&cart&buy “It’s Just a Number”

HONOREE: 
 
 
This series at The Metropolitan Room, hosted by songwriter, performer, producer, Bobbie Horowitz, intends to open America’s eyes to the fact that every age can be filled with vitality. People over age 50 are still cookin’! Teens,  20, 30 & 40 year olds  come on in to see great performers & learn you don't have to fear getting older. It's just a number!
 
In each show Bobbie will honor a person age 50, 60, 70 or beyond who has begun a new career, pick up an old career they gave up on, took on a new undertaking, gone back to school to learn a new skill, etc.
 
In 2015, those aged 50 and older represent 45% of the U.S. population – and the number will continue to grow! Many seniors and Boomers can and want to do more than merely order Health Alerts and we’re showing them they can! 
 
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Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000 244332 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=244332&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Annie Ross]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263271&cart&buy Annie Ross: "Ms. Ross is a master class in how to sing jazz inside out, upside and down......Her sense of time and rhythm will fracture you...." ~ Rex Reed Annie Ross has been an abundant contributor to the art of jazz for over 50 years. Born in the UK, she has been a permanent resident of the USA for many years and a US citizen since 2001. The following are some highlights of what has been a long and illustrious career in jazz: Annie Ross is one of the pioneers of vocalese and the composer of "Twisted", one of the most well known examples of that art, as well as "Farmers Market", quot;Jackie" and many others.

(Photo Credit: Sánta István Csaba)

A founding member of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, considered the greatest jazz vocal ensemble of all time, her influence is present in all subsequent practitioners of vocalese. “Twisted“ has been recorded by a host of vocalists, including some not normally associated with jazz, including Joni Mitchell and Bette Midler. Annie Ross toured in the 50’s with the extraordinary Lionel Hampton band that included Art Farmer, Clifford Brown, Gigi Gryce, and Quincy Jones. Ms. Ross has recorded with James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Milt Jackson, Harry Sweets Edison, the Count Basie band, Louis Armstrong, Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Chet Baker and many more. In this variety of settings, she became known as a great jazz singer, masterful at ballads and up tempos, with the ability to swing hard, improvise and make every lyric meaningful and revealing.



As a child, Annie Ross entered a talent show on the radio accompanied by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, which resulted an a six-month contract with MGM. She went to Hollywood at age eight where she appeared in "The Little Rascals" singing a jazz version of "Loch Lomond." At age eleven she appeared as Judy Garland’s sister in "Presenting Lily Mars." At age 14 she composed the song "Let's Fly", which was subsequently recorded by Johnny Mercer and Jo Stafford. In Paris in the late 40’s, she met up with musicians involved in modern jazz, including James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Billy Strayhorn, and displayed an unerring ear and savvy sense of harmony, which was much appreciated. At 19, she recorded “Le Vent Vert” with Moody. Back in the U.S. at age 21 she recorded for Savoy, along with Clarke, Milt Jackson and Percy Heath. She worked on 52nd St. with Max Roach, Tommy Potter and George Wallington and subbed for Billie Holiday at the Apollo Theater.

The original recordings of “Twisted” and “Farmer’s Market” were done in 1952 with Wallington on piano and Art Blakey on drums. Annie Ross has continued to bring the essence of jazz to a broad spectrum of listeners internationally, by touring, through her recordings, conducting workshops, writing, and appearances in film, television and radio. Currently, Annie Ross is living in New York and is still active as a jazz performer, having recently performed in New York, Scotland, and Spain as well as having recorded a new CD, Let Me Sing.. Annie Ross 2011 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT MAC AWARD WINNER!
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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:30:00 -0000 263271 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263271&cart&buy $25.00 - $115.00 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Dr. Bradley’s Fabulous Functional Narcissism]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255516&cart&buy
Join us for an evening "CABARANALYSIS" where I dare to bring my two passions, musical theater and psychoanalysis, together to the stage all at one time! A few songs, some dish about the old days, total laughs, and some fascinating psychobabble. Magnificent veterans Sandy Rosenberg, and KT Sullivan will be my guests, along with fabulous (I MEAN FABULOUS) newcomers Tyler Jent and Clay Singer! Let’s spend yet another evening together talking about ME! Dr. Jones’s Broadway debut was in 1978 in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. He also danced in the original run of A CHORUS LINE at The Shubert Theater for almost a decade. He is now a psychotherapist in private practice here in NYC.]]>
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000 255516 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255516&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Friday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259885&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. "Yaz" Yasuhiko Fukuoka hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm-Midnight

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Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259885 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259885&cart&buy $10.00 Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Ever Blondeward ~ Sandy Bainum]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264017&cart&buy
Sandy Bainum Returns to New York: Ever Blondeward
 
In her terrific new show entitled Ever Blondeward, the beautiful, bubbly, golden-haired Ms. Sandy Bainum pays musical homage to a bevy of fellow blondes: some broads, some bombshells and a delicious diva or two. In this inventive celebration of fair-haired singers of all shapes, sizes, genres and eras, Sandy performs a wide range of songs, originally sung by the likes of movie and theater legends Betty Hutton, Judy Holliday, Rosemary Clooney, Doris Day, June Allyson, Barbara Cook and the blonde that all gentlemen preferred, Miss Marilyn Monroe. Ever Blondeward is a joyful evening, one that will remind us all of our very favorite blonde women of song, including, of course, Ms. Sandy Bainum, who represents all the blondes who came (and sang) before her. 
 
Joining Sandy onstage will be the beautiful (brunette) cabaret icon, Ms. Andrea Marcovicci, who is making her directorial debut with Ever Blondeward. Joining the festivities will be Sandy’s award-winning musical director Lanny Meyers, and guitarist Jack Cavari.
 
Les Traub, of Cabaret Scenes Magazine, in a rave review, wrote that the show’s diverse musical assortment “Required a broad vocal range and the ability to fit comfortably in a number of different styles,” and “Bainum’s rendition of Joni Mitchell’s anthem “… ‘Both Sides Now’ was a tour du force as Bainum convincingly hit the emotions of the lyrics.”
 
Sandy Bainum is an engaging actress who’s as compelling in dramatic roles as she is delightful in splashy musicals. She’s a stage performer with great style and sophistication, a beauty with a breezy wit – and a voice that soars. 
 
Sandy got her professional start when she was hired for the chorus of David Merrick’s legendary production of “42nd Street” on Broadway and the National Tour, graduating quickly to the plum rule of Annie.  Since her theatrical debut, Sandy has split her time between Washington, DC, where regularly appears in the city’s top theatrical venues, most recently as the title character in Mame, Tessie Tura in Gypsy and Susan in Signature Theatre’s acclaimed production of Company; and Los Angeles, where she appears in musical productions, film and television, including a recent episode of the CBS hit show Criminal Minds and a new web series called Flacks.  
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Sat, 23 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000 264017 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264017&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sat, 23 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259924&cart&buy
Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge 
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Chris Blacker hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm - 12am

 
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Sun, 24 Sep 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259924 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259924&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 24 Sep 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Andrea Bell Wolff]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251185&cart&buy
Andrea Bell Wolff, the delightful singer-actress, has appeared in Broadway shows, on Las Vegas stages, on television; she was even the audience warm-up girl for the “Ed Sullivan Show” in the late 1960’s!  Miss Bell Wolff has been in real show biz for the past 50 (yes!) years, yet she looks and acts incredibly youthful – and sounds, it, too.
 
While Andrea Bell Wolff stands at a diminutive 4’-11,” she has a soaring professional career which began at age 17 and never stopped until she received the role of a lifetime—wife and mother. Her countless credits include her performing on stage, on television, and in Las Vegas – appearing in the renowned Bottoms up Revue at Caesars Palace.  Her theatre credits include a record-setting number of performances as Ermengarde and Minnie Fay in Hello Dolly!, (Broadway and National Tours) where she worked with Carol Channing, Ethel Merman, Dorothy Lamour, Betty Grable and Phyllis Diller. Other credits include: The Imaginary Invalid with E.G. Marshall and Ruby Dee; and Grease, opposite Andrea McArdle.  From appearing on the Ed Sullivan show with Your Fathers Mustache Band to fronting several rock bands, Andrea Bel Wolff proved to be quite talented and limitless. Upon coming back to (off-) Broadway, Miss Bell Wolff starred in her co-written and self-produced show Loose Screws,, where she appeared at the Laurie Beechman Theater in June, 2011 in the musical about the fictional and risqué biographical journey of also-ran entertainer named Chelsea Sutton Place.
 
Going from a wild ride with imaginary characters in “Loose Screws” to “Back to Basics”, Miss Bell-Wolff is philosophical, yet full of mirth about her career, what she has seen then, and what she is seeing and doing now:
 
“When I was first in show business, I was a singer. I sang torch songs. Standards. A lot of Broadway show tunes. I then got away from show tunes. I danced. Then I started acting. I did many character voices. Singing went by the wayside. So, I decided, it is time that I got back to what I should be doing, get “Back to Basics”, Andrea says.
 
Andrea Bell Wolff will sing beautiful torch songs, great songbook standards and some solid Broadway fare when she brings “Back to Basics” to New York’s Metropolitan Room on Saturday, October 25th at 4 PM. Miss Bell Wolff is also proud and happy to be singing three songs written by Francesca Blumenthal: “Lives of Handsome Men”, “Move in with Me” and “How is it for you?””, all words and music that explore relationships. Miss Bell Wolfe knows the story behind these songs:  “I will be singing and telling stories about love and relationships. Life takes you there, to love and relationships, as you get older.” she explains.
 
“People have asked me, ‘Why, at this age, are you singing again? Are you doing this?’ I just say ‘Because I can. And I think that I should. I have a lot to give and I have loved to entertain my entire life. If my audience can forget their troubles when they join me for a moment in time, why not?”  Miss Bell Wolfe asks.
 
Barry Leavitt is joining Andrea Bell Wolff as her Musical Director and accompanist. The veteran Musical Director and arranger has played for such greats as Rosemary Clooney, Marilyn Michaels, Debbie Gravitte and Jack Jones. Rounding out the quartet led by Mr. Leavitt will be Tom Hubbard on bass, Jack Cravale on guitar and Jerome Jennings on drums.
 
The event promises to be a spirited one, and it is suggested to make your reservation early. Getting “Back to Basics” with Andrea Bell Wolfe sounds just like the thing to do on a Saturday afternoon.
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Sun, 24 Sep 2017 01:30:00 -0000 251185 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251185&cart&buy $25.00 - $115.00 Sun, 24 Sep 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[OPEN MIC @THE MET]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258334&cart&buy
Open Mic @ The Met
Drop in for A Bagel & A Song

Second Sundays 12noon-2:30pm (sign-up 11:30am)
 
Metropolitan Room has a long history of providing a stage for new performers who go on to become some of the region's most loved artists. Its also known for providing thousands of talented singers and entertainers a stage  to keep the arts alive and growing for all to enjoy.  Presented and hosted by well-known artist and producer, Deb Berman, the "OPEN MIC @THE MET" is an important part of this tradition. 

"OPEN MIC @THE MET" is not your average Open Mic! The iconic stage, amazing acoustics, high-end equipment, and experienced sound engineer create a concert-like experience in Metropolitan Room's friendly, warm and sexy environment.  Come to sing or just to watch and listen!  Each Open Mic offers different pianists to accompany your performance. 
 
NOTE: No advance registration by phone is permitted.  If you can’t come in time for registration the host may be able to add you to the end of the roster. If you don’t get the timeslot you want you may be able to swap with someone else. No special preference is given to kids, pros, or to those traveling long distances.
 
Cover is $15 (cash at the door)

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THREE CHOICES OF FOOD & BEVERAGE

1)  $10 Beverage Minimum, or
 
2)  $15 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, a cup of coffee, tea, juice, or
 
3)  $20 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, one choice of an alcoholic beverage (Bloody Mary or Mimosa) 
 
À la carte
Coffee / Tea / Soda / Juice - $5
Bloody Mary / Mimosa - $10
 
 
 

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Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:00:00 -0000 258334 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258334&cart&buy $15.00 Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Rob Wortzel]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259563&cart&buy BIO

Rob Wortzel has spent his adult life pursuing a career in music while working as a full time dentist in his Mountainside New Jersey Integrative dental practice.  Dentist by day (except Wednesday) and music the rest of the time, studying voice, guitar, piano, harmonica and recording techniques at night and on weekends.

 
Initial performances and projects focused around ways to help his dental patients.   He began writing songs and performing at schools and dental conventions, empowering children and adults, alike to take charge of their dental health.   This led to several DVD’s, cd’s and tape sets.
 
In 1985, Rob met Jeff Franzel while performing in a play.   Jeff had just come back to NYC from a 5 year tour with Frank Sinatra and had a #2 record “Don’t Rush Me”.   Rob and Jeff became fast friends and been taking care of each other musically and dentally for more than 30 years.   
 
Rob began writing songs and making demos in his home recording studio.   Through Jeff’s guidance, Rob became dedicated to his songwriting craft and began writing songs that reflected his life.   He always tries to present an male perspective and use his songs as a power for good in this world.   We certainly need this now than ever.
 
Rob recently completed his 3rd cd of original songs, “Lucky Man” (following “Follow Your Dream” and “Time for R&R”).   He certainly considers himself a very lucky man to be able to enjoy a balanced life, while pursuing his dental career and musical dreams and aspirations.
 
Tonight, Rob Wortzel appears his Jeff Franzel on piano and Clive Smith on bass and electric guitar.  He will be performing several of his original songs, some written specially for this special night at the Metropolitan Room.

JEFF FRANZEL
 

 
Jeff Franzel is a multi-talented songwriter and composer with over 30 years experience in the music business. Jeff began his career as a jazz pianist and toured with many groups, including big band legend Les Brown. During that time he accompanied such artists as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Mel Torme. He currently is leading his own jazz quintet in NYC and has been a Steinway artist for over 2 years. He recently played the Park City Jazz festival with Anna Wilson and Sean Smith.
 
Jeff has written pop songs for such diverse artists as Josh Groban, Placido Domingo, Push Play, Hayley Westenra, Clay Aiken, Shawn Colvin, N'sync, Dianne Reeves, Taylor Dayne, and Chuck Wicks. He writes in virtually all styles and works with lyricists in many languages. Jeff's songs have been featured on over 20 platinum albums in the U.S. and other countries. On the U.S. Billboard charts Jeff has had a #2 pop hit with Don't Rush Me, a top 10 AC hit with You've Got a Way and a #1 contemporary Christian song called Love Was Never Meant To Die. He has had top ten hits in Japan, England, Brazil, Australia, Holland, Belgium and Poland.
 
Jeff has a song that Placido Domingo and Josh Groban recorded with lyrics adapted by Pope John Paul II which was #1 on the classical billboard charts this summer. His song "When You Know" is the title track to Dianne Reeves CD. He recently had a platinum record in Italy with the San Remo winner Marco Carta on Warner Bros. Jeff co-wrote 3 songs with Hayley Westnera for her upcoming Christmas Winter Magic CD which will be released worldwide this November. This fall Jeff's songs were featured on two top 10 DVD's in Brazil by artist Ricky Vallens and Tania Mara. Kaci Battaglia recently recorded "Seeing You" which will be featured on her upcoming release on Warner Curb Records.
 
Jeff has also had a number of his songs in film and TV. He has had songs in Runaway Bride, Serendipity, Dawson's Creek, Deja Vu, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Barbershop 2, Go Figure, Dear God, Gray Matters and Fort McCoy.
 
Jeff recently released his CD Taken By Surprise which can be purchased on Itunes, Amazon and CD Baby.
Jeff has recently worked with Phil Ramone and arranged two songs for Kevin Ahart's upcoming CD. One of the songs was a duet with jane Monheit.
 
He recently arranged country standards in a jazz style for The Countrypolitan duets CD which features Keith Urban, The Rascall Flatts and Lady Antebellum. Jeff continues to tour with the group in the states and also tours with his jazz quintet.

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Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:00:00 -0000 259563 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259563&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Cabaret Cares]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253255&cart&buy Cabaret Cares is the Award Winning benefit series that benefits Help Is On The Way Today a non for profit created by cabaret producer Joseph Macchia, Cabaret Cares is a ongoing monthly series that was created to benefit Help Is On The Way Today a non for profit organization that helps children,teens and youth living with HIV and AIDS. Once a month a new show is created and can feature Broadway show casts, up and coming talent and many of the New York Cabaret Community.  ]]> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:30:00 -0000 253255 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253255&cart&buy $20.00 - $125.00 Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:30:00 -0000 <![CDATA[24 Hour Marathan]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263968&cart&buy Cabaret 24 Hr. Marathon Extravaganza

STARTS SUN SEPT 24 at 10PM AND ENDS MON SEPT 25 at 10PM
 
$10 ONE TIME ADMISSION FEE, GOOD FOR THE ENTIRE 24 HOUR MARATHON.   
 
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HOSTED BY: TBA
 
MUSICAL DIRECTORS: TBA
 
LINEUP: TBA
 

 
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<![CDATA[Margo Brown]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260470&cart&buy
Margo Brown has been a professional dancer and ballroom dancer winning multiple awards over the years.  She has also acted in commercials, TV shows and movies including Burn Notice, Graceland, Bloodlines, The Glades and Rock of Ages.

 
It has been only recently that Miss Brown has begun to concentrate on singing professionally.  She has appeared at Frank and Dino’s Luigi di Roma, Chops Lobster Bar, Prime, 131 East Lounge, The Meatball Room, Palm Beach Shores Resort, Jazziz Nightclub and numerous private venues across the country.
 
Miss Brown performs the gamut of music from the Great American Songbook, Broadway and current contemporary songs.  Her total joy in singing has brought her to this current phase in her career.

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000 260470 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260470&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Tue, 26 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Analisa Bell]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258473&cart&buy
My Island Home: Songs from the land Down-Under

$15 General Admission Purchase Online / $20 at the Door
 
Australian born and bred cabaret singer-comedienne, Analisa Bell, has lived in New York for almost three years, and considers this thriving metropolis home! But, from time to time, there is a part of her that yearns for the land "down-under"; so, when she gets hit with a bout of “homesickness”, what does she do? She picks up her hairbrush, stands in front of the mirror, and delves into the music of her “island home”. Join Analisa as she swaps her bedroom for the stage and sings some Aussie favorites from the likes of Kylie Minogue, Olivia Newton-John, Peter Allen and INXS!
 
Analisa Bell graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2000, and has since performed in a number of musicals and theatre productions in Oz, including Oklahoma, Les Miserables and The Vagina Monologues (2007 ITA Best Actress Award). As a critically acclaimed cabaret performer, she toured the cabaret and festival circuits in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth before moving to NYC at the end of 2014. She is an Alumni of the International Cabaret Conference at Yale, won the 2015 Annual Broadway Spring Festival Cabaret Competition, was a Semi-Finalist in the 2016 MetroStar Challenge at the Metropolitan Room, and has performed at the Metropolitan Room, The Duplex and 54 Below. She is currently mentored by Tony Award-winner, Faith Prince.
 
“A truly promising and entertaining talent” – BistroAwards.com
 
“Bell belts out her songs with gusto and great comedic timing” – ABC Perth
 
“Bell immediately engaged the audience with her confidence, charm and wit, not to mention her wonderful musical ability” – Artshub.com.au
 
Here’s a clip from Analisa’s show “Perthonality” which debuted at the Metropolitan Room in August 2015: 
 


Check out https://analisabell.com/ for more info on this Aussie starlet!
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<![CDATA[Tyce]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260379&cart&buy

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Thu, 28 Sep 2017 01:30:00 -0000 260379 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260379&cart&buy $15.00 - $435.00 Thu, 28 Sep 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Love & Sax ~ Pamela Winslow Kashani & Jerry Mandel]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258572&cart&buy
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Mingling the dulcet tones of Pamela Winslow Kashani and the sweet and jazzy sax stylings of Jerry Mandel, Love and Sax explores love in all its forms, from its wide-eyed beginnings through its foibles and struggles to its joyful conclusions, highlighting the great American songbook and beyond. Music directed by cabaret maestro Tedd Firth.
 
ABOUT PAMELA:
Pamela Winslow Kashani, a “statuesque blonde” with an “impressive range and powerful voice” created such varied roles as the original Rapunzel in Into the Woods on Broadway and Ensign McKnight on Star Trek: the Next Generation. Additional Broadway roles include Cinderella in Into the Woods, Lucille in Meet Me in St. Louis, and Babette (the feather duster) in Beauty and the Beast. Across the US, Pamela played leading ingénue roles and today portrays a vast array of leading ladies.  In addition to Star Trek, Pamela hosted Arts Coast to Coast for PBS and guest starred on other network shows. She shared her one-woman show across the US Change Happens and her CD of the same name can be found on cdbaby.com. 
 
Pamela co-leads Apples and Oranges Studios, the theatre, film, television and digital production company with her husband Tim Kashani. Through their foundation Apples and Oranges Arts they recently launched THEatre ACCELERATOR to educate and develop new musical artists from the ground up.  As a composer, Pamela wrote the music and lyrics for the ethereal romantic comedy Higher Education, currently in development and set for a regional production this coming year. As a producer, she produced the Tony Award Broadway musicals Hair, Memphis and An American In Paris, which is now touring the US and playing in the West End. 
 
ABOUT JERRY:
“How (Jerry) Mandel reinvented himself playing an instrument he hadn't touched in 35 years leaves you a little in awe.” Jerry Mandel has had an illustrious career in the Arts, holding esteemed positions of President of the Orange County Performing Arts Center and Vice Chancellor of University of California, Irvine.  Instead of retiring ten years ago, he brushed off his tenor sax, and through his passion and dedication to music has become a top player. 
 
Jerry leads the Jerry Mandel Swingin’ the Standards Jazz Band. He’s performed in venues all over SoCal and NYC, including the Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Beach Live, Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, the Great Park Summer series in Irvine, the Granada Theatre in Santa Barbara, and in jazz and supper clubs all over the OC.  In New York City, he’s appeared at 54 Below, the Harvard Club, the New York Athletic Club, and numerous times in the W. 64th Street Jazz Series. “Mandel gives (one) hope that 70 will be the new 60.”
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Thu, 28 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000 258572 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258572&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Thu, 28 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[The Finkel Brothers]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264121&cart&buy The Metropolitan Room in conjunction with Bernie Furshpan is proud to announce the appearance of Ian Finkel, The World’s Greatest Xylophonist and Elliot Finkel, the renowned pianist in a show of Exciting music! The Finkel brothers will be accompanied by their fantastic band made up of Martin Fischer on Drums, Ed Sterbenz on bass and Jay Berliner on Guitar.
 
Special Guest Joe Devlin, Magician
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<![CDATA[Dean & Jerry]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260094&cart&buy
ANGELO CAPONE
 
His music career began at age 7 thanks to the encouragement of his Father and Uncle. What they noticed was his ability to hear sounds and then put those sounds to a beat, leading to Angelo becoming a Drummer.  A person asked him, “Are you a drummer or a person that plays Drums?” to which he answered, “I am a drummer because I am able to play all types of music by using different types of percussion instruments.”



"I have been doing Jerry Lewis for over 40 years. I didn't start as an impersonator. I was like him in many ways. I never used this talent to make money,  I just did it for fun because everyone wants to be around a guy like Jerry. When I was young, at that time he was known as “Mr. Comedy” and there was no better team then Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis. I loved doing Jerry as a kid and then switched over to the Nutty Professor, because it was easy to bring that character into any situation. I am hoping to keep this amazing comedian alive since no one can do Jerry as well as I can. This has become my own personal tribute to Jerry Lewis."



ROBERT CABELLA
 
Robert Cabella has been in the business for over 30 years beginning with impersonations of Elvis Presley and others.  He is known as “Mr. Hollywood”. He has performed in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, throughout Florida, Europe and Japan.  His interest in Dean Martin came from his father who was a huge fan of Dino. He has performed solo, as part of Martin & Lewis and part of an entire Rat Pack Show.







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<![CDATA[Friday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259886&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. "Yaz" Yasuhiko Fukuoka hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm-Midnight

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Sat, 30 Sep 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259886 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259886&cart&buy $10.00 Sat, 30 Sep 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[The Chosen Family with Allie Klein]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263756&cart&buy The Chosen Family Show (Vol.6) 

New York native Allie Klein has been entertaining anyone in front of him since he was able to talk. The son of the legendary comedian and actor Robert Klein and internationally acclaimed opera singer Brenda Boozer, Allie draws on his astonishing talents as an actor, musician and comedic personality to give something special to his audiences. Although he is relatively new to the scene he has already begun to solidify himself as one of the most original and exciting young comics in New York.
 
Chosen Family Creative (CFC) and Metropolitan Room Presents: The Chosen Family Show-Vol.1. Hosted by Allie Klein
 
 The Chosen Family Show at Metropolitan Room is not your typical stand up show. The brainchild of comedian Allie Klein, the show is a constantly unexpected combination of original sketches, music and great standup, featuring the hand-picked talent of some of his closest friends and favorite performers. This is the comedy show for people that are looking for a comedy adventure. 
 
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Sat, 30 Sep 2017 01:30:00 -0000 263756 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263756&cart&buy $12.00 - $115.00 Sat, 30 Sep 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Aziza Miller]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261503&cart&buy
Aziza Miller knows New York.  It's her home.  The pulse and the energy of the city manifests in her fusion of funk, jazz, soul, Latin, and spoken word.  New York also knows Aziza.  Some of the city's most prestigious venues have welcomed her to standing room-only crowds.  Whether headlining at Joe’s Pub, The Blue Note, Iridium Jazz Club, The Metropolitan Room, Brooklyn Academy of Music's BAM Café, or any number of other celebrated haunts, Aziza spellbinds audiences with her original compositions as well as her peerless musicianship that has sparked her acclaimed writing collaborations with Natalie Cole ("La Costa"), Ahmad Jamal ("Whisperings," among others), Ray Bryant ("One Fine Day"), Tommy Turrentine ("Big Brown Eyes"), and UK-based DJ Ben Westbeech ("Get Closer").  And it's not only world-class musicians who thrill to Aziza's soulful yet sophisticated melodies, it's a loyal audience that spans the globe and crosses every generation.
 
Music fans have long anticipated Aziza's latest collection of songs, This Journey of Love (2016).  Hailed as a "filler-free winner" (The Urban Music Scene), "a beautiful hybrid of Aziza's jazz leanings and soul phrasings" (Dusty Groove), and  "a solid production of top-tier quality jazz/R&B with phat keys skills, fine melodies and hooks, and smart vocals" (The Smooth Jazz Ride),  This Journey of Love features Aziza's tributes to Horace Silver ("A Song for Silver"), Natalie Cole ("A Song for My Friend"), and four additional compositions that spotlight Aziza's talents as both composer and musical artisan.
 
This Journey of Love follows a trio of releases that explored Aziza's unique blend of jazz, soul, and poetry,  Jazzsoetry Vol. 1 (2007), Jazzsoetry Vol. 2 (2010), and What's On Your Mind? (2014). However, many listeners first became acquainted with Aziza when she blazed a trail in the 1970s as one of the first female Musical Directors for a major recording artist.  Between 1975-1980, she presided as Musical Director, conductor, and pianist for Natalie Cole.  During that time, Aziza composed the music for "La Costa," which featured lyrics by Natalie Cole and brought Aziza to the attention of Ahmad Jamal, who not only covered "La Costa" but invited Aziza to write lyrics to four of his original recorded compositions.  Formerly known as "Linda Williams," Aziza was offered a contract with Arista Records where she released her first solo album, City Living (1979).  Her debut featured the Latin-infused grooves of "Elevate Our Minds," a song that was subsequently sampled by renowned U.K. DJ Ben Westbeech on "Get Closer" (2006).
 
Beyond her studio projects, Aziza's many talents have flourished everywhere from the Broadway stage to New York's Department of Education. She brought her expertise to the Professional Performing Arts School where Alicia Keys was among her many talented students. In 1997, she received the Presidential Scholar Distinguished Teacher Award from President Bill Clinton. She played in the orchestra for Oprah Winfrey's presentation of The Color Purple and was Musical Director for Rain Pryor's Fried Chicken & Latkes.  Throughout her various endeavors, she authored a book called The Divanary: A Dictionary for Divas, which was inspired by her interactive musical piece "Divas Don't Apologize."
 
In every note she writes, plays, and sings, it's very clear: Aziza has many more trails to blaze. 
 
—Christian John Wikane

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Sat, 30 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000 261503 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261503&cart&buy $35.00 - $435.00 Sat, 30 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259925&cart&buy
Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge 
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Chris Blacker hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm - 12am

 
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Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259925 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259925&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Wendy Scherl]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263840&cart&buy Wendy Scherl

In 2015, after a lengthy eighteen year hiatus, New York born vocalist Wendy Scherl returned to the world of cabaret with her highly acclaimed solo show, What Do You Do All Day at Don't Tell Mama (directed by Helen Baldasarre.) The success of that show led to a string of notable singing appearances in various clubs around the city, culminating in Wendy's triumph as the first runner up in the 2016 MetroStar search at the Metropolitan Room. Now, in April, May and June, Wendy once again takes the stage at the Met Room in her sparkling new solo show, "New SCHERL in Town."
 
Directed by Barry Kleinbort, with musical direction by Christopher Denny, "New SCHERL in Town" gives Wendy the chance to explore a wide range of musical emotions as she continues her journey of self-discovery and acceptance... sharing the things she's learned along the way, admitting the things she STILL has to learn, and confirming some of the things that she believes matter most. Backed by the sterling trio of Christopher Denny on piano, Bob Renino on bass, and Rex Benincasa on drums, musical selections include her maiden foray into the realm of standards from the Great American Songbook by Jerome Kern and Irving Berlin, alongside smatterings of Bob Dylan, David Yazbeck, and William Finn. There are also a handful of rarities from writers as diverse as Rusty McGee, Marvin Hamlisch and Moose Charlap. All of these selections are filtered through Wendy's warmly expressive vocal stylings (what Broadwayworld referred to as "a soaring, laser sharp alto,) her winning rapport with an audience and her gift for musical communication. For those of you who thought you knew the "old" Wendy Scherl, "New SCHERL in Town" should bring fresh perspective to those perceptions.
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Sun, 01 Oct 2017 20:00:00 -0000 263840 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263840&cart&buy $20.00 - $435.00 Sun, 01 Oct 2017 20:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Corinna Sowers-Adler]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250963&cart&buy Sun, 01 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 250963 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250963&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Sun, 01 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Brynn Williams]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262824&cart&buy
Brynn sang her first solo at age 2, and by age 6 she was performing professionally throughout Maryland. Williams made her Broadway debut as a sewer kid in "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," and by age 12 she became the youngest person in history to win Broadways historic Gypsy Robe. Her Broadway career flourished as she went on to  perform in the original Broadway casts of "In My Life," "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," "13 the Musical," and "Bye, Bye Birdie--the revival," all before the age of 17. After a brief hiatus to focus on school, Brynn returned to the city with a splash as one of the select few chosen to be a part of the world premier of what would be David Bowie's final project “Lazarus.” 
 
In addition to a well-rounded Broadway career, Williams has performed on Star Search, at the Apollo theater, in numerous fundraising galas and benefits as well as singing at sporting event for professional teams including The Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Mets, and the New York Nicks. She has also made appearances on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Good Morning America, and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Throughout her career Brynn has had the honor of performing with Carole King, John Stamos, Bernadette Peters, Tom Kitt, Jonathan Groff, Michael C. Hall, Alec Baldwin, the late Paul Newman, and many more! 
 
With a voice that has been described as everything from “hauntingly beautiful” to “soulful and powerful” Brynn is a infinitely versatile singer with the talent to back it up, and a fierce passion to support it. Although already she sports a well decorated and impressive resume, Brynn Williams is constantly looking towards the future. She is eagerly searching for that next project and opportunity to share her gift with the world.
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Mon, 02 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 262824 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262824&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Joey Infante]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261735&cart&buy
Joey Infante, Cuban-born director and performer, has an impressive resume. He was a reigning star in Cuba and brought to the New York stage his singing, acting and dancing talents.
 
Joey was discovered by the late Richard Rodgers while appearing at the Westport Country Playhouse in Connecticut. From there Joey began performing in such Broadway musicals as “West Side Story”, “Oklahoma”,  “Brigadoon”, and “Guys and Dolls”, to name a few. As a teen Joey was a regular on “Dick Clark’s American Bandstand”. His other works include Spanish productions and soap operas along with bilingual commercials.


 
These endeavors won Mr. Infante many awards and honorable mentions: 4 awards for showman of the year presented by the “El Diario La Prensa”, an “Hola” award (latin verision of a Tony) for lead actor in a Spanish play and he was nominated for a  MAC award for his “BABALU” show presented at the Metropolitan Room, NYC.
 
Joey was the original ‘image maker’. He stepped into the fashion and make-over world working with the famous “Kenneth” and “Larry Matthew” salons before opening his own, “Chez Joey”. His clientele included Jackie Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelly Winters and many other prominent NY socialites. 
 
Taking things one step further Mr. Infante became an author penning, “Cuba: Escape from Paradise.”
 
The legendary American painter, Norman Rockwell, guided Joey’s early years as a painter. Today Joey’s work has been shown at many of NYC’s leading galleries including The National Arts Club. Joey’s painting “9/11“has been displayed all over the world and will find a permanent home in the future 9/11 Museum at Ground Zero. His one man show in Gourdes, France was a huge success!
 
Earl Wilson, New York critic, once wrote (after watching Joey perform with Ginger Rogers at the Waldorf), “Enfin, it can be said of Joey Infante that he is a thorough showman…bravo.”
 
With all his impressive credits, making people happy with his love of singing is Joey’s first choice!
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Tue, 03 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 261735 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261735&cart&buy $12.00 - $435.00 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Nelson Aspen: Just in Time]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260404&cart&buy Nelson Aspen: Just in Time (with Special Guest Star TBA)
Musical Director Gerry Dieffenbach
 

 
Veteran Showbiz reporter, entertainer and author Nelson Aspen debuts his all-new cabaret show, JUST IN TIME, at the world famous Metropolitan Room, October 5 & 19.
 
Deftly combining stories, song and audience interaction, Nelson recounts not only a 30+ year career in show business, but how it's been reflected musically in popular culture.  Classics of the American Songbook as well as cinematic, stage and pop tunes help tell the tale of an esteemed Tinseltown veteran, with lots of laughter along the way. 
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Thu, 05 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 260404 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260404&cart&buy $20.00 - $435.00 Thu, 05 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Lenore Raphael & Friends ~ Singing and Swinging Cole Porter]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258021&cart&buy Lenore Raphael & Friends ~ Singing and Swinging Cole Porter
 
Celebrating the music of Cole Porter. Featuring Jazz Pianist, Lenore Raphael along with Saxophonist, Jerry Mandel; Hilliard Greene on Bass; Ron Vincent on Drums; and vocalists JD Mills and Lynn O’Hearn Wagner.
 
“Lenore is one of the baddest pianists out there today”  ~ Jon Hendricks


 
“This blond Ambassador of Steinway will  musically knock your socks off” ~ Brian Hough,  JassMan Magazine

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Fri, 06 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 258021 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258021&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Fri, 06 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Friday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259887&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. "Yaz" Yasuhiko Fukuoka hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm-Midnight

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Sat, 07 Oct 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259887 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259887&cart&buy $10.00 Sat, 07 Oct 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Porter Carroll, Jr.]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254157&cart&buy


Porter Carroll, Jr.
 
Singer, songwriter, drummer, percussionist and founder of Newban (later changing its name to Atlantic Starr), the Rhythm and Blues hit machine from the ‘70s and ‘80s.
 
Musician:
As drummer and one of four singers with Atlantic Starr, Porter Carroll, Jr. helped make the hits that made the group and its amazing vocals, tight production and energetic stage performances famous worldwide. Porter performed with his childhood friends and family until the mid eighties, contributing his musicianship to such popular tunes as Circles, When Love Calls, Send for Me, Am I Dreaming, Let’s Get Closer, Touch a Four Leaf Clover and others. Today, renowned hip-hop/soul artists including Mary J. Blige, Keith Sweat, and Erykah Badu are remaking Atlantic Starr’s hits. Porter was also the drummer on the disco classic This Time Baby for Jackie Moore. 
 
Solo Artist:
Porter branched out on his own in the mid-1980s and produced a critically acclaimed album, Porter Carroll II, for Island Records, that set produced theme songs for Video Vibrations and Midnight Love on the BET cable TV network.
 
Vocal Projects:
Other credits include background vocalist for chart-topping recording artists Shania Twain, Spyro Gyra, Melba Moore, Donny Osmond, Michael Bolton, Howard Hewett, Marion Meadows and Bob Baldwin among others. Porter’s vocals have also enriched Levar Burton’s Reading Rainbow television show and the hit children’s show Puzzle People.  
 
Songwriter:
As a composer for Sony Music Publishing, Porter evoked the heart of R&B and Pop with thought-provoking song arrangements. Top names have covered his compositions, including Luther Vandross, The Temptations, Denise Williams, and Grover Washington. Porter also co-wrote and co-produced for blues great Taj Mahal. He has written for Will Downing, the legendary jazz keyboardist Bob James, Atlantic Starr, former Atlantic Starr lead vocalist Sharon Bryant, Smooth Jazz saxophonist Marion Meadows, pianist Bob Baldwin, Jane Fonda, and Jennifer Love Hewitt. He’s also written music for the animated cable television movie People, performed by Peabo Bryson and long running soap opera's, As The World Turns and The Guiding Light. 
 
Now:
Carroll is working on 2 great projects: He has joined the number one selling duo in music history, Daryl Hall and John Oates (www.hallandoates.com), performing worldwide in a brand new roll as percussionist/background vocalist. Along with this venture, he is a regular on the MTV Live channel and internet smash, Live From Daryl's House, starring Daryl Hall (www.livefromdarylshouse.com).
 
In between tours with the pop icons and the television show, he is the lead singer for an innovative night club act co-developed with Stanley Turrentine and Donny Hathaway guitar standout Wali Ali. This show puts a new spin on popular classics not yet seen on the jazz club and cabaret circuit.
 

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Sat, 07 Oct 2017 01:30:00 -0000 254157 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254157&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Sat, 07 Oct 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Eddie Jacques]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257238&cart&buy The BASEMENT BARTENDER presents "HOW THE WEST WAS DRUNK ! "
 
Featuring : 
Lianne Marie Dobbs , Hanna Burke , & Tom Gamblin 
 
With , "THE COCKTAIL SHAKERS" :
John DiPinto ( piano) Ritt Henn( bass ) 
Ted Stafford (guitar/musical director) 
 
This WHISKEY FUELED VARIETY SHOW will "ROUND UP" some 
Music , Comedy , and BOOZE !! 
Listen to some FOOT STOMPIN', KNEE SLAPIN' MUSIC ! 
Learn ya how to make some WESTERN INSPIRED COCKTAILS !! 
Laugh at the "NOT READY FOR A WAGON TRAIN PLAYERS" !!!
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Sat, 07 Oct 2017 17:00:00 -0000 257238 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257238&cart&buy $15.00 Sat, 07 Oct 2017 17:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259926&cart&buy
Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge 
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Chris Blacker hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm - 12am

 
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Sun, 08 Oct 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259926 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259926&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 08 Oct 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[OPEN MIC @THE MET]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258335&cart&buy
Open Mic @ The Met
Drop in for A Bagel & A Song

Second Sundays 12noon-2:30pm (sign-up 11:30am)
 
Metropolitan Room has a long history of providing a stage for new performers who go on to become some of the region's most loved artists. Its also known for providing thousands of talented singers and entertainers a stage  to keep the arts alive and growing for all to enjoy.  Presented and hosted by well-known artist and producer, Deb Berman, the "OPEN MIC @THE MET" is an important part of this tradition. 

"OPEN MIC @THE MET" is not your average Open Mic! The iconic stage, amazing acoustics, high-end equipment, and experienced sound engineer create a concert-like experience in Metropolitan Room's friendly, warm and sexy environment.  Come to sing or just to watch and listen!  Each Open Mic offers different pianists to accompany your performance. 
 
NOTE: No advance registration by phone is permitted.  If you can’t come in time for registration the host may be able to add you to the end of the roster. If you don’t get the timeslot you want you may be able to swap with someone else. No special preference is given to kids, pros, or to those traveling long distances.
 
Cover is $15 (cash at the door)

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THREE CHOICES OF FOOD & BEVERAGE

1)  $10 Beverage Minimum, or
 
2)  $15 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, a cup of coffee, tea, juice, or
 
3)  $20 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, one choice of an alcoholic beverage (Bloody Mary or Mimosa) 
 
À la carte
Coffee / Tea / Soda / Juice - $5
Bloody Mary / Mimosa - $10
 
 
 

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Sun, 08 Oct 2017 16:00:00 -0000 258335 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258335&cart&buy $15.00 Sun, 08 Oct 2017 16:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Charlie Romo & Friends]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255668&cart&buy Charlie Romo & Friends

Featuring: 

Music by The Barry Levitt Quartet
 
Charlie Romo is the newest sensation.  Catch him if you can!
 
Ronnie Zito - Drummer for Bobby Darin
Boots Maleson - Bassist
Jack Cavari - Guitarist for Frank Sinatra
 
 
 
Charlie Romo is a native New Yorker and grew up in a community and family with strong character which has reinforced in him a style that has served him on stage. He studied music at Wagner College and has performed on the same stage and shows with Usher, Lee Roy Reams, Chita Rivera, and Ben Vereen  at both The Friars Club and the Internationally acclaimed Metropolitan Room in NYC.  
 
Charlie is in his 20s and yet totally confident, comfortable and at home on both small and very large stages.  His captivating body language, radiant smile, personal warmth and pitch-perfect technical mastery reveals his fresh, new, exciting talent that profoundly engages, energizes and mesmerizes his audience at every show.  Charlie has an avid passion for, and a unique interpretation of recognizable renditions of popular standards from the 1950s and 1960s.  He revives this music and style of a previous era in a dynamic and refreshing way.  With intense excitement and enthusiasm, Charlie has a way of turning back the clock, without imitation, and like a kindred spirit, he embodies and channels the soul and sound of these cherished legends, the likes of Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, and Bing Crosby.  Typically, his audiences respond in a wildly enthusiastic fashion as he brings back the romance, flair, subtlety, and the longing of the music that played through a smoky, satiny generation of courtship, club-going and dancing. 
 
Charlie Romo is backed up by The Barry Levitt Quartet, world-class musicians including Barry Levitt, Charlie's Music Director.  Barry Levitt has worked with dozens of top artists including Eartha Kitt, Judy Collins, and Ben Vereen. Bobby Darin, at the Copa in 1960 and Charlie Romo of today are both accompanied by Ronnie Zito on drums.  Jeff Carney on bass played for Barbra Streisand and Jack Cavari on guitar had the honor of performing with Frank Sinatra. 
 
REVIEWS: 
 
"This young man is a natural entertainer - by personality and practice. His voice is powerful and solid, the pace was crisp and the energy was high." ~ Fred Cohen, WomenAroundTown.com 
 
"When I heard the opening notes of “Beyond the Sea,” I closed my eyes and found myself in a dream: I was hearing Bobby Darin live. Brilliance that touches the soul can, apparently, result in tears of joy. Take note that this was the reaction of someone who is fiercely protective of her precious songs.  Charlie Romo does something entirely different: he turns back the clock. He doesn’t imitate. He embodies. He doesn’t perform “as.”  He “is.” In fact, Charlie is a kindred spirit among the performers he adores."  ~ Lisa Joy Reitman-Dob, Theater Pizzazz 
 
"He not only melts the hardest of hearts with his endearing, boyish smile, but when the crooner belts out a tune, his engaging, mellow tones not only impress — but bring his audience back to the big band era, when the epitome of romance and sophistication was running rampant and ballroom dancing was all the rage."  ~ Carol Ann Benanti, Staten Island Advance 
 
"Charlie Romo's unique and recognizable renditions of popular standards are all audience pleasers. His captivating body language and pitch-perfect technical brilliance reveal he is a fresh, new, exciting talent we feel honored to have seen perform at the very beginning of what promises to be a long and successful career."  ~ Thomas Robert Stevens, Applause! Applause!
 
Charlie Romo is a precocious high-flyer who is ready to rocket you to the moon.  ~ Bernie Furshpan, Metropolitan Room, Owner 
 


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Sun, 08 Oct 2017 20:00:00 -0000 255668 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255668&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sun, 08 Oct 2017 20:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Jonathan Demar]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261950&cart&buy Sun, 08 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 261950 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261950&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sun, 08 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Hot House NYC Jazz Awards Night 2017]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262255&cart&buy
Hot House NYC Fans Decision 2017 Jazz Awards Night

DRESS CODE: FESTIVE ATTIRE

HONOREE:  TBA
HOUSE BAND: DANNY MIXON TRIO 

Aside from providing infomation about Jazz performances and a venue for great talent, it's your interest and participation that gets us all "Jazzed up." Your opinions and passions count. The artists you vote for will be in the running to perform at Metropolitan Room. You have a say, so take advantage of this opportunity to expose the talents that you believe make a difference in the Jazz Community.
 
Between April 15 and June 30, 2017, you may nominate your favorite NYC jazz artists. The top nominations will be posted on the Vote page. Between July 1 and August 21, 2016, you can vote for your favorite artist(s) per category. We are planning an Awards Evening at Metropolitan Room on September 19th at 7pm that will include special guests, VIPs and press coverage to celebrate the winners of the NYC JAZZ FANS DECISION 2017.
 
Together, Hot House and Metropolitan Room celebrate NYC Jazz Artists. In the spirit of fairness and democracy, we are asking fans of NYC jazz artists who have performed in NYC in the past year, to logon to this website, nominate and vote for their favorite jazz artists. The categories cover a wide range of styles and specialties. We hope you help us celebrate and acknowlege the hard working performers we so love and appreciate at venues around NYC.
 
Metropolitan Room and Hot House Jazz Magazine continue their tradition of honoring new and seasoned NYC Jazz musicians with their compelling awards voted by loyal NYC Jazz fans.  Gwen Kelley, publisher of Hot House and Bernie Furshpan, owner of Metropolitan Room will open and welcome the artists and guests.  
 
Special guests and VIPs will be in attendance at the Metropolitan Room for this colossal event on Monday, September 19th @ 7PM. The Metropolitan Room is located at 34 W 22nd Street, New York City. For reservations, call (212) 206-0440 or visit www.metropolitanroom.com. General admission and VIP packages are available.
 
The oldest jazz magazine in New York, Hot House is the only periodical in the New York metro area devoted solely to previews of upcoming jazz events. Since 1982, Hot House has offered insight and enthusiasm to both longtime jazz fans and newcomers to the scene, inform readers, help promote events and bring an audience to the performances. Today, Hot House is not only in print but also online and on apps.  
 
Metropolitan Room 'is' Cabaret at its most sultry with music to melt the soul.  You'll be taken back to a time of glitz and glamour sprinkled with joie de vivre.  Our shows will enchant and woo you with sultry voices and fabulously captivating stage lights and sound.  Voted #1 Jazz and Cabaret Club by New York Magazine, The Metropolitan Room is one of the most critically acclaimed venues in NYC and is known as the "Home" for big name talents and rising stars. A high-end cabaret and jazz club, the Metropolitan Room brings the best in live music to New York City every night of the week.​

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Mon, 09 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 262255 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262255&cart&buy $25.00 - $115.00 Mon, 09 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Wendy Scherl]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263841&cart&buy Wendy Scherl

In 2015, after a lengthy eighteen year hiatus, New York born vocalist Wendy Scherl returned to the world of cabaret with her highly acclaimed solo show, What Do You Do All Day at Don't Tell Mama (directed by Helen Baldasarre.) The success of that show led to a string of notable singing appearances in various clubs around the city, culminating in Wendy's triumph as the first runner up in the 2016 MetroStar search at the Metropolitan Room. Now, in April, May and June, Wendy once again takes the stage at the Met Room in her sparkling new solo show, "New SCHERL in Town."
 
Directed by Barry Kleinbort, with musical direction by Christopher Denny, "New SCHERL in Town" gives Wendy the chance to explore a wide range of musical emotions as she continues her journey of self-discovery and acceptance... sharing the things she's learned along the way, admitting the things she STILL has to learn, and confirming some of the things that she believes matter most. Backed by the sterling trio of Christopher Denny on piano, Bob Renino on bass, and Rex Benincasa on drums, musical selections include her maiden foray into the realm of standards from the Great American Songbook by Jerome Kern and Irving Berlin, alongside smatterings of Bob Dylan, David Yazbeck, and William Finn. There are also a handful of rarities from writers as diverse as Rusty McGee, Marvin Hamlisch and Moose Charlap. All of these selections are filtered through Wendy's warmly expressive vocal stylings (what Broadwayworld referred to as "a soaring, laser sharp alto,) her winning rapport with an audience and her gift for musical communication. For those of you who thought you knew the "old" Wendy Scherl, "New SCHERL in Town" should bring fresh perspective to those perceptions.
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Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 263841 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263841&cart&buy $20.00 - $435.00 Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Sandra Bargman]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260184&cart&buy
Sandra Bargman



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Fri, 13 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 260184 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260184&cart&buy $25.00 - $435.00 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Friday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259888&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. "Yaz" Yasuhiko Fukuoka hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm-Midnight

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Sat, 14 Oct 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259888 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259888&cart&buy $10.00 Sat, 14 Oct 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Horace Scott]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259830&cart&buy
From Mariah Carey & Kelly Price (live at St. John's Divine Christmas Concert) to Ben Folds (1993), Lenny White (1988) & Pic Conely (1994) I have been blessed to have worked with some of today's finest artists.
 
While at C.C.N.Y working towards my bachelors in music I had the opportunity to study alongside Arturo O’ Farrill .  Arturo had composed a special arrangement of the schools Alma mata song “Oh Lavender” that we performed during a spring Commencement ceremony.
C.C.N.Y provided the environment that allowed me the honor and privilege to study under jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan & the legendary bassist Ron Carter.
 
In 1991-1992 I toured the U.S. and Canada with the first Equity Broadway production of The Buddy Holly Story. This Production featured Chip Esten and Tichina Arnold.
 
Also, in 1991 U.K. Pop sensation Kenny Thomas recorded my song “Girlfriend” co written with R & B producer Bert Price. The album was entitled “Voices” and went double platinum.
 
In 1996 I landed a position at WPIX-TV and in 2000 I was hired as a full time Engineer.
 
In 1997 I broke into the Billboards pop 100 singles chart with a remake of the BJ Thomas / Blue Suede hit "Hooked on a Feeling". 
 
In 2009 I released my first project as a record label executive” Green Heart”.  The roster of musicians that I had the pleasure of working with were as follows: Toninho Horta, Nilson Matta, Romero Lubambo, Ze’Luis, Paulo Braga and Jerry Jemmot.
 
In late 2011 good friend Mike Merola asked me if I would join his band The City Boys Allstars. I can not thank him enough for the opportunity to work closely along side such fine musicians with such established careers. The City Boys Allstars roster is: Al Macdowell, The Late:Lew Soloff. Tom "Bones" Malone, "Blue Lou" Marini, Andy Snitzer, Tony Kadleck, Angel Rissoff, Daniel Sadownick, Nick Saya, Rob Clores, Pete Levin, BiL Kurz and Mike Merola.
 
In April the documentary "Honoring Our Elders" Produced and Directed by Frank Melli and Hosted by Horace Scott Premiered Nationaly on Free Speech TV.
 
 
Horace Scott II
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soundcloud.com/derayco-music-publishing
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Sat, 14 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 259830 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259830&cart&buy $15.00 - $435.00 Sat, 14 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259927&cart&buy
Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge 
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Chris Blacker hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm - 12am

 
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Sun, 15 Oct 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259927 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259927&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 15 Oct 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[John Minnock]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255071&cart&buy “Every Day Blues” 
A new-breed vocalist who infuses diversity and modern interpretation into his jazz and blues show, John Minnock first gained popularity in Boston and is now a resident performer at the Metropolitan Room. He is the recipient of the “HotHouse Jazz 2016 Fans Decision Metropolitan Room Award”, and recently released his debut album “Every Day Blues” (available at iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and CDBaby). 
 
An audience favorite rapidly building a large New York following, John combines great originality, musicality and showmanship with clever wit and irreverent comedy, presenting a high-energy and entertaining evening of jazz, blues, funk and R&B. “Like the best Irish coffee, Minnock’s voice is smooth and bold, with a good dose of Bushmills to give it a smoldering kick…stellar chops…creative phrasing; impressive scatting” (Kevin Scott Hall, Bistro Awards). 
 
A classically trained musician, John’s vocalizing recalls the likes of Billy Eckstein, Lou Rawls, George Benson and B.B. King. He often branches out into jazz improvisation and scat singing, and brings a rich history of the music to every performance. His wide repertoire of song renditions spans classic artists like King, Ruth Brown and Bill Withers to contemporaries such as Sara Bareilles, Amy Winehouse and Sam Smith. “One of the best versions of ‘On Broadway’ I’ve ever heard.” (Bistro Awards). 
 
John leads a trio of accomplished musicians and keeps the energy moving throughout the evening. Before bringing his show to NYC, John performed weekly at Boston’s Encore Lounge, in one of the most successful jazz gigs in Boston. The show was chosen as a “Featured Event” by The Boston Globe several times during its run. Previously, John performed in the group “Feed the Meter” and in performances at Acton Jazz Café. Born and raised in Albany, he has a degree in music from Boston University. “…an impressive vocalist, obviously well trained and practiced in his chosen fields of study.” (Bistro Awards). 
 
Don’t miss this great evening of entertainment!
 
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Sun, 15 Oct 2017 01:30:00 -0000 255071 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255071&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Sun, 15 Oct 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Andrea Bell Wolff]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251186&cart&buy
Andrea Bell Wolff, the delightful singer-actress, has appeared in Broadway shows, on Las Vegas stages, on television; she was even the audience warm-up girl for the “Ed Sullivan Show” in the late 1960’s!  Miss Bell Wolff has been in real show biz for the past 50 (yes!) years, yet she looks and acts incredibly youthful – and sounds, it, too.
 
While Andrea Bell Wolff stands at a diminutive 4’-11,” she has a soaring professional career which began at age 17 and never stopped until she received the role of a lifetime—wife and mother. Her countless credits include her performing on stage, on television, and in Las Vegas – appearing in the renowned Bottoms up Revue at Caesars Palace.  Her theatre credits include a record-setting number of performances as Ermengarde and Minnie Fay in Hello Dolly!, (Broadway and National Tours) where she worked with Carol Channing, Ethel Merman, Dorothy Lamour, Betty Grable and Phyllis Diller. Other credits include: The Imaginary Invalid with E.G. Marshall and Ruby Dee; and Grease, opposite Andrea McArdle.  From appearing on the Ed Sullivan show with Your Fathers Mustache Band to fronting several rock bands, Andrea Bel Wolff proved to be quite talented and limitless. Upon coming back to (off-) Broadway, Miss Bell Wolff starred in her co-written and self-produced show Loose Screws,, where she appeared at the Laurie Beechman Theater in June, 2011 in the musical about the fictional and risqué biographical journey of also-ran entertainer named Chelsea Sutton Place.
 
Going from a wild ride with imaginary characters in “Loose Screws” to “Back to Basics”, Miss Bell-Wolff is philosophical, yet full of mirth about her career, what she has seen then, and what she is seeing and doing now:
 
“When I was first in show business, I was a singer. I sang torch songs. Standards. A lot of Broadway show tunes. I then got away from show tunes. I danced. Then I started acting. I did many character voices. Singing went by the wayside. So, I decided, it is time that I got back to what I should be doing, get “Back to Basics”, Andrea says.
 
Andrea Bell Wolff will sing beautiful torch songs, great songbook standards and some solid Broadway fare when she brings “Back to Basics” to New York’s Metropolitan Room on Saturday, October 25th at 4 PM. Miss Bell Wolff is also proud and happy to be singing three songs written by Francesca Blumenthal: “Lives of Handsome Men”, “Move in with Me” and “How is it for you?””, all words and music that explore relationships. Miss Bell Wolfe knows the story behind these songs:  “I will be singing and telling stories about love and relationships. Life takes you there, to love and relationships, as you get older.” she explains.
 
“People have asked me, ‘Why, at this age, are you singing again? Are you doing this?’ I just say ‘Because I can. And I think that I should. I have a lot to give and I have loved to entertain my entire life. If my audience can forget their troubles when they join me for a moment in time, why not?”  Miss Bell Wolfe asks.
 
Barry Leavitt is joining Andrea Bell Wolff as her Musical Director and accompanist. The veteran Musical Director and arranger has played for such greats as Rosemary Clooney, Marilyn Michaels, Debbie Gravitte and Jack Jones. Rounding out the quartet led by Mr. Leavitt will be Tom Hubbard on bass, Jack Cravale on guitar and Jerome Jennings on drums.
 
The event promises to be a spirited one, and it is suggested to make your reservation early. Getting “Back to Basics” with Andrea Bell Wolfe sounds just like the thing to do on a Saturday afternoon.
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Sun, 15 Oct 2017 20:00:00 -0000 251186 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251186&cart&buy $25.00 - $115.00 Sun, 15 Oct 2017 20:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Tim Realbuto]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252060&cart&buy


2016 Thespis Award Nominee Tim Realbuto, who previously sold out his previous engagement at the Metropolitan Room, will return on May 5th with an all new show entitled TIM REALBUTO: BECAUSE I CAN.
 
Realbuto is most known for his starring performances in the award nominated play 'The Weak Ones'; as well as the critically acclaimed (and extended) Off-Broadway hit 'YES' at The Manhattan Repertory Theatre. 
 
He is the co-writer of the Broadway aimed musical 'Ghostlight' (along with Matthew Martin), and is well known for touring his one man show 'Tim Realbuto: Wunderkind' for well over a year.
 
On TV, he was featured on "The Sopranos"; "Law and Order: SVU"; as well as two seasons as co-host on Nickelodeon's "The Big Help" opposite Michelle Trachtenberg. His many film credits include 'The Emperor's Club' opposite Kevin Kline; 'Sex and the City: The Movie'; Disney's 'Enchanted'; and Woody Allen's 'Deconstructing Harry.' 
 
In TIM REALBUTO: BECAUSE I CAN, expect an evening of this up and coming New York star singing the songs he loves to sing. Sondheim, Lady Gaga, and everything in between. And he will sing it all because it's his concert and... well, because he can.
 
(Also expect some very cool Broadway guest stars!)
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Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 252060 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252060&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Nita Whitaker]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259400&cart&buy
Talent is the thing. If that were all there was then Nita Whitaker would be singing for the kings and queens, because her talent defies description. Richly trained with essences of soul and sprinkled with pop, jazz and gospel flavoring, it is difficult to put Nita into one category. Having performed on stage as well as big and small screen, her expansive talent and humor continues to find new avenues to be expressed. Nita has produced a short run of the play Dog sees God along and ‘Rent-unplugged’. She has also co-produced four independent CD’s, Nita continues to grow and expand.

 
A favorite singer of legendary producer David Foster, Nita has sung with some of the most famous voices of our time. She sang the original demos for Whitney Houston’s standards, I Will Always Love You, I Have Nothing, and Look to You, working with producer David Foster and Walter Nelson. Having toured with Andrea’ Bocelli as a guest duet artist, as well a featured vocalist on tour with jazz trumpeter Chris Botti, Nita has performed for tens of thousands as well hundreds in her own intimate one woman shows, charity galas and corporate events. A former Miss Louisiana and Grand Champion Hall of Fame Star Search Winner, Nita’s superb vocals blends, jazz, pop, and classical into her own unique sound. She has performed on stage including four world premiere’s musicals: Ragtime, Ten Commandments the musical, Breaking Through, and most recently, Born For This: The Bebe Winans Story.
 
Nita appeared in The Bodyguard as well as other movies, television shows and many recordings including four independent CD records. She is the author of an award-winning memoir entitled: Finding My Voice, and started a 501c3 non-profit www.inaworldwithbooks.org, that has given nearly 5500 underserved children new books. She is the mother of two beautiful and superbly talented daughters, Skye and Liisi LaFontaine. The best is yet to come!

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Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 259400 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259400&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Annie Ross]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263272&cart&buy Annie Ross: "Ms. Ross is a master class in how to sing jazz inside out, upside and down......Her sense of time and rhythm will fracture you...." ~ Rex Reed Annie Ross has been an abundant contributor to the art of jazz for over 50 years. Born in the UK, she has been a permanent resident of the USA for many years and a US citizen since 2001. The following are some highlights of what has been a long and illustrious career in jazz: Annie Ross is one of the pioneers of vocalese and the composer of "Twisted", one of the most well known examples of that art, as well as "Farmers Market", quot;Jackie" and many others.

(Photo Credit: Sánta István Csaba)

A founding member of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, considered the greatest jazz vocal ensemble of all time, her influence is present in all subsequent practitioners of vocalese. “Twisted“ has been recorded by a host of vocalists, including some not normally associated with jazz, including Joni Mitchell and Bette Midler. Annie Ross toured in the 50’s with the extraordinary Lionel Hampton band that included Art Farmer, Clifford Brown, Gigi Gryce, and Quincy Jones. Ms. Ross has recorded with James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Milt Jackson, Harry Sweets Edison, the Count Basie band, Louis Armstrong, Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Chet Baker and many more. In this variety of settings, she became known as a great jazz singer, masterful at ballads and up tempos, with the ability to swing hard, improvise and make every lyric meaningful and revealing.



As a child, Annie Ross entered a talent show on the radio accompanied by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, which resulted an a six-month contract with MGM. She went to Hollywood at age eight where she appeared in "The Little Rascals" singing a jazz version of "Loch Lomond." At age eleven she appeared as Judy Garland’s sister in "Presenting Lily Mars." At age 14 she composed the song "Let's Fly", which was subsequently recorded by Johnny Mercer and Jo Stafford. In Paris in the late 40’s, she met up with musicians involved in modern jazz, including James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Billy Strayhorn, and displayed an unerring ear and savvy sense of harmony, which was much appreciated. At 19, she recorded “Le Vent Vert” with Moody. Back in the U.S. at age 21 she recorded for Savoy, along with Clarke, Milt Jackson and Percy Heath. She worked on 52nd St. with Max Roach, Tommy Potter and George Wallington and subbed for Billie Holiday at the Apollo Theater.

The original recordings of “Twisted” and “Farmer’s Market” were done in 1952 with Wallington on piano and Art Blakey on drums. Annie Ross has continued to bring the essence of jazz to a broad spectrum of listeners internationally, by touring, through her recordings, conducting workshops, writing, and appearances in film, television and radio. Currently, Annie Ross is living in New York and is still active as a jazz performer, having recently performed in New York, Scotland, and Spain as well as having recorded a new CD, Let Me Sing.. Annie Ross 2011 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT MAC AWARD WINNER!
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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:30:00 -0000 263272 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263272&cart&buy $25.00 - $115.00 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[The Bobs]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262626&cart&buy
It’s been a 35 year enjoyable and successful run with The Bobs, thousands of live shows, hundreds of original songs, and some 16 albums recorded. My thanks and appreciation to all the members of the various iterations of the group: Gunnar, Matthew, Janie, Joe, Lori, Amy, Dan and Angie. My enormous thanks also to all the folks who have come to our concerts and purchased our recorded music.
 
 

We’ve decided to stop touring and concentrate on our various individual efforts in music. But first, there will be a year or so of “farewell” concerts. After Christmas this year we’ll do two shows at the Triple Door in Seattle and a show in Gig Harbor at Morso. We’re looking at dates in the Bay Area, The DC area, Chicago, and the Northeast. We do have a concert booked for next September in North Carolina.
 
Why now? You might ask. It’s mostly because of location and logistics. The current line up will be spread across the US as of next spring; Matthew in Seattle, Dan in Minneapolis/St Paul, Angie in San Francisco and Richard in Virginia. Even the Bobs might need to rehearse occasionally…….That said, as dates get booked we’ll be sure to let all of y’all know about our upcoming schedule.
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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 262626 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262626&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[The Bobs]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262627&cart&buy
It’s been a 35 year enjoyable and successful run with The Bobs, thousands of live shows, hundreds of original songs, and some 16 albums recorded. My thanks and appreciation to all the members of the various iterations of the group: Gunnar, Matthew, Janie, Joe, Lori, Amy, Dan and Angie. My enormous thanks also to all the folks who have come to our concerts and purchased our recorded music.
 
 

We’ve decided to stop touring and concentrate on our various individual efforts in music. But first, there will be a year or so of “farewell” concerts. After Christmas this year we’ll do two shows at the Triple Door in Seattle and a show in Gig Harbor at Morso. We’re looking at dates in the Bay Area, The DC area, Chicago, and the Northeast. We do have a concert booked for next September in North Carolina.
 
Why now? You might ask. It’s mostly because of location and logistics. The current line up will be spread across the US as of next spring; Matthew in Seattle, Dan in Minneapolis/St Paul, Angie in San Francisco and Richard in Virginia. Even the Bobs might need to rehearse occasionally…….That said, as dates get booked we’ll be sure to let all of y’all know about our upcoming schedule.
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Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:30:00 -0000 262627 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262627&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Nelson Aspen: Just in Time]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260405&cart&buy Nelson Aspen: Just in Time (with Special Guest Star TBA)
Musical Director Gerry Dieffenbach
 

 
Veteran Showbiz reporter, entertainer and author Nelson Aspen debuts his all-new cabaret show, JUST IN TIME, at the world famous Metropolitan Room, October 5 & 19.
 
Deftly combining stories, song and audience interaction, Nelson recounts not only a 30+ year career in show business, but how it's been reflected musically in popular culture.  Classics of the American Songbook as well as cinematic, stage and pop tunes help tell the tale of an esteemed Tinseltown veteran, with lots of laughter along the way. 
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Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 260405 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260405&cart&buy $20.00 - $435.00 Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Carol Woods]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259228&cart&buy CAROL WOODS. A veteran of Broadway, music/cabaret, television and motion pictures, Carol has an international career spanning half a century. With Broadway credits that include The Full Monty, One Mo’ Time, Stephen Sondheim’s Follies, Smokey Joe’s Café, The Goodbye Girl, Tommy Tune directed Steppin’ Out, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, she is most widely known for her decades long run as Matron “Mama” Morton in Chicago The Musical. The winner of the 2017 BISTRO Awards Enduring Artistry Award and the 2017 MAC Celebrity Artist Award, she’s also an Olivier Award Nominee for her London performance in Blues in the Night, and the recipient of a standing ovation for her powerful rendition of Lennon and McCartney’s Let it Be at the 50th Grammy Awards ceremony.

 

She began her professional career in 1965 performing with a group known as Carol Woods and the Executives which led to an association with Ember Records and a number of disco/soul-themed recordings which can be found on the re-issued CD Carol Woods: Out Of The Woods. After a couple of years working in Europe where she befriended Freddie Mercury and sang back-up on some of his recordings, Carol returned to the states and began cementing her reputation as a “first-rate entertainer” with a stage presence that is “larger than life.”
 
Her television and screen credits include Across the Universe, Honeymooners, Stepping Out, Steam, Sweet and Lowdown, The Parent ‘Hood, The Practice, Third Watch, Law and Order and The Good Wife. Her steady and rewarding career also includes concert halls and nightclubs from New York to Tokyo. She has received outstanding reviews for her shows including her solo Carnegie Hall concert “An Evening with Carol Woods,” “From Blues to Broadway” and her most recent outing “Ain’t We Got Fun: The Music Of Richard A. Whiting.”
 
Along the way Carol has worked with the best in the business, shared her talent with countless causes and charities, all while relishing her role as mother and grandmother. Her latest release is entitled “Ain’t We Got Fun: The Richard Whiting Songbook” which was recorded live at the Metropolitan Room. Visit www.carolwoods.net for more information.
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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 259228 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259228&cart&buy $30.00 - $435.00 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Friday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259889&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. "Yaz" Yasuhiko Fukuoka hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm-Midnight

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Sat, 21 Oct 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259889 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259889&cart&buy $10.00 Sat, 21 Oct 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Minda Larsen]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256854&cart&buy Minda Larsen was recently named winner of the 2015 MetroStar challenge at the Metropolitan Room!  She studied opera at the Manhattan School of Music and was most was recently seen in the Emmy Award winning Carousel! with the New York Philharmonic.
 
Minda's cabaret and crossover career has been highly recognized. She was a finalist in the Lotte Lenya - Kurt Weill Competition. and is frequent cabaret headline act on cruise ships. Her original Johnny Mercer tribute show debuted at the Metropolitan Room and was featured at the Savannah Cabaret Festival.
 


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Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 256854 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256854&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259928&cart&buy
Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge 
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Chris Blacker hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm - 12am

 
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Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259928 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259928&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[JoAna Gray]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258571&cart&buy JoAna Gray ~ Defying Expectations, Defining Dreams
 
Hailing from San Francisco, JoAna Gray, in her New York cabaret debut, shares her journey of becoming a woman during seismic gender shifts, starting in the 60s til now.  She grew up during the era of the Women’s Liberation and Civil Rights movements and the Vietnam war.  As choices for women (and men) have expanded, so has her imagination of what is possible as a woman and potential artist.  She serves up a mix for everyone – Dylan, Leiber and Stoller to Sondhiem and Bucchino with a smattering of Sophie Tucker.  Guided by Tony award winner Faith Prince with Musical Direction and arrangements by Theatre Bay Area and Bay Area Theater Critics Circle multiple-award winning David Aaron Brown.  Come along for the ride (it may be a little bumpy)!

Member of MAC and Theatre Bay Area
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Sun, 22 Oct 2017 01:30:00 -0000 258571 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258571&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sun, 22 Oct 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[OPEN MIC @THE MET]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258336&cart&buy
Open Mic @ The Met
Drop in for A Bagel & A Song

Second Sundays 12noon-2:30pm (sign-up 11:30am)
 
Metropolitan Room has a long history of providing a stage for new performers who go on to become some of the region's most loved artists. Its also known for providing thousands of talented singers and entertainers a stage  to keep the arts alive and growing for all to enjoy.  Presented and hosted by well-known artist and producer, Deb Berman, the "OPEN MIC @THE MET" is an important part of this tradition. 

"OPEN MIC @THE MET" is not your average Open Mic! The iconic stage, amazing acoustics, high-end equipment, and experienced sound engineer create a concert-like experience in Metropolitan Room's friendly, warm and sexy environment.  Come to sing or just to watch and listen!  Each Open Mic offers different pianists to accompany your performance. 
 
NOTE: No advance registration by phone is permitted.  If you can’t come in time for registration the host may be able to add you to the end of the roster. If you don’t get the timeslot you want you may be able to swap with someone else. No special preference is given to kids, pros, or to those traveling long distances.
 
Cover is $15 (cash at the door)

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THREE CHOICES OF FOOD & BEVERAGE

1)  $10 Beverage Minimum, or
 
2)  $15 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, a cup of coffee, tea, juice, or
 
3)  $20 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, one choice of an alcoholic beverage (Bloody Mary or Mimosa) 
 
À la carte
Coffee / Tea / Soda / Juice - $5
Bloody Mary / Mimosa - $10
 
 
 

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Sun, 22 Oct 2017 16:00:00 -0000 258336 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258336&cart&buy $15.00 Sun, 22 Oct 2017 16:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Marjorie Hayes]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252518&cart&buy
Over the course of the last century, very little recognition has been given to the women who have composed Broadway bound shows.  Inspired by their stories, Songstress celebrates their music.  This small-scale concert musical explores these composers from various epochs and with a variety of musical theatre styles (Kay Swift to Jeanine Tesori).
 
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Sun, 22 Oct 2017 20:00:00 -0000 252518 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252518&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Sun, 22 Oct 2017 20:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Jeff Harnar]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260249&cart&buy
Celebrate Academy Award  winning lyricist SAMMY CAHN's June 18th birthday with JEFF HARNAR who will present an encore performance his critically acclaimed show SAMMY CAHN ALL THE WAY, with Music Director ALEX RYBECK; Directed by BARRY KLEINBORT.

Music Director ALEX RYBECK will conduct the trio, "The Sammy Cahn-diments."
 
The show shines a special spotlight Cahn's lyrics for Sinatra, Hollywood and World War II. Featured songs include: All The Way, Teach Me Tonight, Call Me Irresponsible, My Kind of Town (Chicago Is), I Fall in Love Too Easily, Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night of the Week) and Time After Time. 
 
An award-winning cabaret, concert and recording artist, HARNAR appeared at Carnegie Hall in both the Cole Porter and Noel Coward centennial galas. Television credits include "The 1959 Broadway Songbook" (PBS) and his Sondheim tribute wit KT Sullivan "Another Hundred People" (PBS).  He has recorded four solo CD's, and has won 4 MAC Awards, 4 Back Stage Bistro Awards, 4 Broadway World Cabaret Awards and The Noel Coward Foundation Cabaret Award.
 
Reviews of Jeff Harnar's "Sammy Cahn All The Way": 
 
Stephen Holden, NEW YORK TIMES: "Highly Recommended. Smart, entertaining...Mr. Harnar's singing is as creamy as ever. But this crooner has developed enough of a swagger to give the Sinatra swingers the punch they need." 
 
VARIETY: "Harnar's polished performance recalls a music era dominated by romanticism. The songs are timely again today... lilting lyric grace and finger-snappin' bounce."
LIZA MINNELLI: "I wish Sammy could've seen this show.  He would've loved it.  I certainly did."
 
MICHAEL FEINSTEIN: "I discover something new in a lyric every time I hear Jeff Harnar sing." 
 
 
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Sun, 22 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 260249 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260249&cart&buy $30.00 - $435.00 Sun, 22 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Diane D'Angelo]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264701&cart&buy
San Francisco's sultry and sophisticated Diane D’Angelo makes her Metropolitan Room debut with her new show I’m In The Mood For Love.  Having established herself as a cabaret singer in Manhattan in the late 90s and early 2000's, Diane returns to NYC for the first time in over a decade. With a classical background, D'Angelo easily crosses over to the cabaret stage with her lush interpretations of the American Popular Songbook.  Through the music of Harold Arlen & Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael and Leonard Cohen, and with her dear friends Rick Jensen and Lina Koutrakos at the musical and directorial helm, this velvety female crooner sings us a love story.
 
A cabaret veteran, Ms. D'Angelo has performed for two former U.S. Presidents, and is on the soundtrack for The Godfather III.  She has performed in diverse venues from San Francisco Symphony Hall, The Waldorf Astoria, and The San Diego Comic Opera, to the World Expo in Shanghai, The Greek island of Mykonos, The Playa at the Burning Man Festival in the Nevada desert as well as the intimate NYC cabaret rooms Don’t Tell Mama, The Duplex, Arci’s Place, Judy’s Chelsea and The Firebird.  With her long awaited debut CD on the heels of this one-night-only show, we encourage you to join us!
 
What "Backstage" says about D'Angelo: “She’s got all the ingredients... a sweet, strong, brassy, muted soprano over which she exercises astonishing control...reaches impressive heights” D.F
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Tue, 24 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 264701 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264701&cart&buy $25.00 - $435.00 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Just In Time ~ The Songs Of The Rat Pack]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262389&cart&buy Just In Time ~ A Tribute to Dean, Frank, and Sammy.
The Songs Of The Rat Pack
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Tue, 24 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 262389 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262389&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Cabaret Cares]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253256&cart&buy Cabaret Cares is the Award Winning benefit series that benefits Help Is On The Way Today a non for profit created by cabaret producer Joseph Macchia, Cabaret Cares is a ongoing monthly series that was created to benefit Help Is On The Way Today a non for profit organization that helps children,teens and youth living with HIV and AIDS. Once a month a new show is created and can feature Broadway show casts, up and coming talent and many of the New York Cabaret Community.  ]]> Wed, 25 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 253256 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253256&cart&buy $20.00 - $125.00 Wed, 25 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Irenka Jakubiak]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256306&cart&buy Irenka Jakubiak Presents:
 
HEAD TRIP  ~  My Travels with Edith Head
 
(WIth songs from films costumed by this Hollywood legend who dressed the stars)

Directed by Gretchen Reinhagen
Musical Director: David Gaines
On Bass: Tom Hubbard
 
I had the great privilege of working with 8 time Academy Award winning costume designer, Edith Head, when I moved to NYC fresh out of college to pursue my love of theater and fashion.  How fortunate I was to spend time with this legend! You're invited to hear stories of my travels with Ms Head with songs selected from movies she costumed for the Silver Screen and beyond.
 
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Thu, 26 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 256306 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256306&cart&buy $20.00 - $435.00 Thu, 26 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Scott Siegel Presents]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255079&cart&buy
Scott Siegel Presents...
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Fri, 27 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 255079 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255079&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Fri, 27 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Friday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259890&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. "Yaz" Yasuhiko Fukuoka hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm-Midnight

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Sat, 28 Oct 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259890 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259890&cart&buy $10.00 Sat, 28 Oct 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Ruben Navarro]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261935&cart&buy
 
Ruben Navarro is elated to be back on stage in New York City after a brief yet valuable jaunt around the United States! Classically trained at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX (BFA 1996), Ruben traveled around the world acting and entertaining audiences from Tokyo to Texas and lastly at Kelly McGillis’ Key West resort spot, Kelly’s Caribbean. Mr. Navarro recently appeared in Amore Opera’s productions of Rigoletto (Count Borsa), Poliuto (John the Apostle), Die Fledermaus (Dr. Blind) and the acclaimed New Amsterdam Opera’s production of La Forza Del Destino by Verdi. Mr. Navarro is happy to be beltin’ out some rock riffs and songs of the American Songbook for a change of pace. A recent member of the Screen Actor’s Guild, Ruben has appreciated working on the NY sets of Law and Order SVU, The Good Wife, The Affair, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the upcoming season of Orange is the New Black and summer releases of the films “Blind”, “Rough Night” and HBO’s “The Wizard of Lies”. Solo performances include The Duplex Cabaret, special New York and New Jersey Pride events (this summer!) and so proud to add the legendary Metropolitan Room to that iconic list of venues.
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Sat, 28 Oct 2017 01:30:00 -0000 261935 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261935&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sat, 28 Oct 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Lina Koutrakos]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261516&cart&buy TORCH

Lina Koutrakos is bringing back her rave reviewed cabaret show "Torch". "Torch" ran for 8 months at the Metropolitan Room in 2006 and a CD of the shows music was recorded immediately following. After playing exclusively with her Southern Rock band "The Low Country" for the last 6 years Koutrakos will once again lend her rich, soulful voice to an exquisite lineup of blues-drenched torch songs -She is joined at the piano by award-winning arranger and musical director Rick Jensen, with whom she came of age in New York City's nightclubs. Tho its still Jensen's magnificent arrangement's and Koutrakos's hand-in-glove renditions of these iconic and rarely sung musical gems, this 2013 version of "Torch" is slightly re imagined. What hasn't changed is the intimate and inspired evening that the teaming of these two and what their life and musical experiences can bring to the stage.The show has toured  nationally, with performances in Santa Fe, Chicago, Boston and St. Louis and had a stunning response in Paris last year.

"Her emotional strength is embedded in singing that has a defiant rock edge...a two-fisted dramatic approach." The New York Times

"A vocal talent that pours her heart and soul into every musical phrase and turn of a lyric. It's like watching and hearing the characters from these songs come to life in front of your eyes" Cabaret Scenes

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Sat, 28 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 261516 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261516&cart&buy $25.00 - $435.00 Sat, 28 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259929&cart&buy
Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge 
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Chris Blacker hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm - 12am

 
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Sun, 29 Oct 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259929 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259929&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 29 Oct 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[The Chosen Family with Allie Klein]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263757&cart&buy The Chosen Family Show (Vol.6) 

New York native Allie Klein has been entertaining anyone in front of him since he was able to talk. The son of the legendary comedian and actor Robert Klein and internationally acclaimed opera singer Brenda Boozer, Allie draws on his astonishing talents as an actor, musician and comedic personality to give something special to his audiences. Although he is relatively new to the scene he has already begun to solidify himself as one of the most original and exciting young comics in New York.
 
Chosen Family Creative (CFC) and Metropolitan Room Presents: The Chosen Family Show-Vol.1. Hosted by Allie Klein
 
 The Chosen Family Show at Metropolitan Room is not your typical stand up show. The brainchild of comedian Allie Klein, the show is a constantly unexpected combination of original sketches, music and great standup, featuring the hand-picked talent of some of his closest friends and favorite performers. This is the comedy show for people that are looking for a comedy adventure. 
 
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Sun, 29 Oct 2017 01:30:00 -0000 263757 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263757&cart&buy $12.00 - $115.00 Sun, 29 Oct 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Minda Larsen]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256853&cart&buy Minda Larsen was recently named winner of the 2015 MetroStar challenge at the Metropolitan Room!  She studied opera at the Manhattan School of Music and was most was recently seen in the Emmy Award winning Carousel! with the New York Philharmonic.
 
Minda's cabaret and crossover career has been highly recognized. She was a finalist in the Lotte Lenya - Kurt Weill Competition. and is frequent cabaret headline act on cruise ships. Her original Johnny Mercer tribute show debuted at the Metropolitan Room and was featured at the Savannah Cabaret Festival.
 


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Mon, 30 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 256853 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256853&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Mon, 30 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Dorothy Bishop]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248970&cart&buy
NOMINATED BY BROADWAY WORLD FOR BEST NYC MUSICAL COMEDY CABARET SHOW 2013!!!










"12 Divas wrapped up into one dynamite package! Dorothy lovingly sends up a fully costumed, vocally brilliant tribute to the worlds greatest singing icons from Cher to Adele.  This show never disappoints!"

Dorothy Bishop is a multi-character female vocalist who can serve you Cher, Madonna, Streisand, Dolly Parton, even Joan Rivers - all in one night! 
 
"Bishop has an incredible ability to get an audience going and can achieve one of the most difficult tasks as a performer… get full on participation from the crowd!" --NY POST 

MADONNA




SARA PALIN




RENEE FLEMING



 
 
The Vocal range of Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland to Stevie Nicks and Adele, The comedic chops of Madeline Kahn and Judy Tenuta, The glamour of Cher and Marlene Dietrich, the sex appeal and cheeky humor of Dolly Parton and Mae West. 
 
Dorothy Bishop is a hilarious Diva Impersonator Extraordinaire! 
 
Dorothy Bishop was a Nationally Televised Finalist on Americas Got Talent Season Four! 
 
She has performed her imposter show all over the world, in clubs, cruise ships and corporate events as well as appearances at Carnegie Hall, Broadway National Tours, and at Lincoln Center. She is completely interactive with your audience and does full costume changes with beautiful classy tasteful costumes and wigs from the best designers in New York. 
 
"Dorothy Bishop has New York in Stitches" --New York Post "Dorothy Bishop is a triple threat! Part singer, part entertainer, part vocalist, she has the rare gift of holding an audience spell bound as she morphs her voice and persona into some of the worlds most iconic singers." 
 
Dorothy Bishop has been a top headline act all over the world with her Pop Opera show - Viva La Diva! She headlined with Royal Caribbean, Regent Seven Seas, Norwegian, and most recently Princess World Cruises 2012. She has been a soloist at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, Town Hall, Lincoln Center, Joes Pub, and co-starred in the Broadway National Tour of Master Class Starring Faye Dunaway. 
 
Dorothy's finely trained vocals and years of professional experience will provide your event with unforgettable world class entertainment. 
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Tue, 31 Oct 2017 01:30:00 -0000 248970 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248970&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Tue, 31 Oct 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Adrienne Haan]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248471&cart&buy Hailed as “an all-round entertainer of the highest caliber,” award-winning Adrienne Haan is one of Europe’s and America's most electrifying concert and cabaret stars. With a diverse repertoire that ranges from chanson to jazz, blues, klezmer and broadway, Ms. Haan has a special passion for the music of the 1920s and 30s. Equally at home on large concert stages and intimate cabaret rooms, Haan has performed with the Cologne Philharmonic, Württemberg Philharmonic Orchestra, Northwest German Philharmonic, Frankfurt Symphony, Jacques Offenbach Orchestra Cologne, WDR Symphony, WDR Big Band, Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks, Cologne Concept Big Band, WDR Broadcast Choir, Deutz Choir and German Television Ballet. 


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Wed, 01 Nov 2017 23:00:00 -0000 248471 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248471&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Wed, 01 Nov 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Linda Purl]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261174&cart&buy Linda Purl  ~  Up Jumped Spring
... Celebrating Life's Unexpected Twists and Turns
 
Musical Director Tedd Firth





Linda’s recent running roles on television series have been on: Homeland, The Office and True Blood.  She has starred in over 45 made-for-TV movies, and is especially known for her series roles as Charlene Matlock on Matlock and Ashley Pfister, Fonzie’s fiancée, on Happy Days. Purl has starred in numerous plays and musicals on Broadway as well as in regional theatres across America.  Concert venues have included Jazz at Lincoln Center, Feinstein’s, NYC; Naples Philharmonic; Satin Doll, Tokyo, Japan. Princess Grace Theatre, Monaco.  Solo albums are Alone Together, Out of this World—Live and Midnight Caravan.

 
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Thu, 02 Nov 2017 23:00:00 -0000 261174 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261174&cart&buy $22.50 - $435.00 Thu, 02 Nov 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Linda Purl]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261175&cart&buy Linda Purl  ~  Up Jumped Spring
... Celebrating Life's Unexpected Twists and Turns
 
Musical Director Tedd Firth





Linda’s recent running roles on television series have been on: Homeland, The Office and True Blood.  She has starred in over 45 made-for-TV movies, and is especially known for her series roles as Charlene Matlock on Matlock and Ashley Pfister, Fonzie’s fiancée, on Happy Days. Purl has starred in numerous plays and musicals on Broadway as well as in regional theatres across America.  Concert venues have included Jazz at Lincoln Center, Feinstein’s, NYC; Naples Philharmonic; Satin Doll, Tokyo, Japan. Princess Grace Theatre, Monaco.  Solo albums are Alone Together, Out of this World—Live and Midnight Caravan.

 
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Fri, 03 Nov 2017 23:00:00 -0000 261175 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261175&cart&buy $22.50 - $435.00 Fri, 03 Nov 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Friday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259891&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. "Yaz" Yasuhiko Fukuoka hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm-Midnight

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Sat, 04 Nov 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259891 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259891&cart&buy $10.00 Sat, 04 Nov 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Kimberlyn Avon]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264355&cart&buy
Kimberlyn Avon is the definition of jazz.  If she had been placed in a time machine to take her back in time, she would have grown up with Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Rosemary Clooney, and Judy Garland. She hails from Brooklyn, N.Y. and has been acting, singing and writing in one form or another all her life. To see her on stage one audience member wrote“…you never thought she was acting.”- Dewey Allen.  Last year, Kimberlyn Avon played a singing drag queen in the 2016, NYC International Fringe Festival Musical “That’s Misfits To You.”
 
Kimberlyn continues to study her craft of music and acting with major coaches in NYC. Her main focus is to produce and perfect this show so that the world will remember the life and times of Sarah Vaughan.
 
“A Night with Sarah Vaughan” tells the story through song about Sassy’s life. The show focuses on her ups, her downs and her triumps. This one woman show is being directed by Juson Williams, singer, songwriter, dancer, actor, and award winning choreographer.  The musical director is Dionne McClain-Freeney a pianist, composer, singer, choral director, arranger, and teaching artist who has appeared on numerous national and international stages.
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Sat, 04 Nov 2017 01:30:00 -0000 264355 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264355&cart&buy $15.00 - $435.00 Sat, 04 Nov 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Luiz Simas & Wesley Amorim]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260784&cart&buy
Tickets at $25 General Admission.  $27 at the Door.  

Luiz Simas (piano, vocals) and Wesley Amorim (guitar).
 
Join Luiz Simas and Wesley Amorim for an evening of gorgeous, exciting, exhilarating Brazilian music!  Their repertoire includes Luiz's and Wesley’s infectious original tunes as well as beloved Brazilian music standards by Jobim, Caetano Veloso, Radamés Gnatalli, Egberto Gistmonti and others. 
 
Rio-born Brazilian jazz composer/singer/pianist Luiz Simas is a genuine Carioca! A New Yorker since ‘89, he has led original groups in jazz festivals and clubs in the US, in Europe and in Brazil. Luiz' voice and music have warmed major venues including Birdland, the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Bargemusic. His CDs include Cafune, Impromptu, Luiz Simas Live in NYC, New Chorinhos from Brazil, Recipe for Rhythm and Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Forest) Piano Suite.
 
"Luiz Simas is not only a wonderful musician, singer and composer, he is an engaging performer who draws his audience into his witty, joyful, sensuous musical world. Simas epitomizes the fantasies we non-Brazilians have about that wonderful country, and with him, we all get to be Brazilian, at least for the a couple hours!" - Judy Carmichael, pianist.
 
Wesley Amorim, a guitarist, composer, and arranger from São Paulo, Brazil, started his musical journey when he was 11 years old, later graduating in music from the São Caetano do Sul Arts Foundation (FASCS). He began his professional music career at the age of 17 playing and recording a wide range of musical genres from Brazilian to jazz, rock, pop and gospel. Amorim has performed in several Brazilian versions of Broadway musicals, including Jesus Christ Super Star and The Lion King, and has played and recorded with countless artists. He  recently moved to the US and has already shared the stage with many renowned artists including Oriente Lopez, Nanny Assis, Arthur Lipner, Gene Perla, Eleanor Dubinski, Jackie Ribas, Vanessa Falabella, Itaiguara Brandão, Maurício Zottarelli, and others.  “Wesley Amorim is a phenomenal, superb guitarist, and when I play with him everything flows so easily. I’m very much looking forward to performing with him at the Metropolitan Room!” - Luiz Simas
 






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Sat, 04 Nov 2017 23:00:00 -0000 260784 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260784&cart&buy $25.00 - $115.00 Sat, 04 Nov 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259930&cart&buy
Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge 
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Chris Blacker hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm - 12am

 
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Sun, 05 Nov 2017 00:30:00 -0000 259930 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259930&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 05 Nov 2017 00:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[In Concert ~ Lina Koutrakos Production Showcase]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261486&cart&buy ]]> Sun, 05 Nov 2017 21:00:00 -0000 261486 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261486&cart&buy $20.00 - $435.00 Sun, 05 Nov 2017 21:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Peggy Sarlin]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261949&cart&buy Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000 261949 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261949&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Sarah Boone]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262630&cart&buy SARAH BOONE 
 
THE DOUBLE THREATS: A CELEBRATION OF COMPOSERS/LYRICISTS
 
Directed by Jean Tait
 
Musical Direction by Eugene Gwozdz
 
 
Sarah Boone returns to The Metropolitan Room with a new show devoted to the talents of uniquely gifted songwriters who have contributed to the Great American Songbook. From the 1930's to present day, these special few have written both the music and the lyrics to classic standards as well as little known treasures. 
 
It's a sophisticated, touching, and occasionally hilarious evening of song and history in tribute to these wonderful artists, The Double Threats of the music world.
 
“Bright and lively ... a musical standout!” – The Florida Times-Union
 
“unearths forgotten nightclub gems” – Cabaret Scenes 

"...the evening was unique, and regardless of the song Ms. Boone was singing, she obviously can belt them out and deliver each one as though written exclusively for her. Indeed, she dazzled us with her interpretive depth and ability to give voice to the emotions portrayed by the lyrics."  -EU Jacksonville
 
 
Sarah Boone
 
Sarah Boone has had a diverse career in television, radio and theatre across the country as a performer, director, producer and manager. She has enjoyed continued success as a cabaret artist with appearances in New York (The Metropolitan Room, The Duplex, Don’t Tell Mama, The Triad), Los Angeles (First and Hope Supper Club), and in many Florida venues. Since 2000, Sarah has also overseen the production of more than 100 plays, musicals and concerts.  She is currently the Executive Artistic Director of Theatre Jacksonville in Florida and was also a Consulting Producer with the California International Theatre Festival 2008-12.



 
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Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000 262630 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262630&cart&buy $20.00 - $435.00 Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Daryl Glenn & Nellie McKay]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263879&cart&buy
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<![CDATA[Maria Guida Quartet]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253985&cart&buy Maria Guida Swings the Standards 
 
A very appealing singer with a warm voice and the ability to express the hidden beauty found in superior lyrics, Maria Guida recently recorded her debut CD, Soul Eyes.  Throughout this impressive and highly enjoyable set, the beauty of Maria’s voice is equaled by her understanding of the words and the creative spirit of her musicians.  In fact, there was such an immediate communication between all of the participants that Soul Eyes was recorded in its entirety in one day.
 
“I was blessed with some of the best musicians around,” recalls Maria, “and they made it easy, fun and relaxed.  I love pianist James Weidman’s playing.  He’s very lyrical, his harmonic sense is beautiful, and he plays wonderful ideas that inspire and support my singing.  I’ve known bassist Dean Johnson for 20 years, and this is the first time we’ve ever played together.  I love his full, rich tone – and his solos are always beautiful and often capture a spirit of fun. Drummer Tony Moreno and I did a couple of gigs together over the years, and I’ve always loved his tasteful playing. He puts a lot of fire and excitement into the music and, at the same time, his drumming is very sensitive with singers.  Ron Horton is a phenomenal trumpeter and flugelhorn player.  I love his soulful sound, his musical ideas, and his emotional intensity.  I am so thrilled that they are all on this CD.”
 
 
 
While most of the standards on Soul Eyes are familiar, these versions are unique. “It was very important to include a bit of myself and my take on the world, because so many people have recorded standards.  I wanted to create a CD that brings these beautiful tunes to life in a way that was a bit different from the way other people have done them, with my point of view.”  Certainly this version of the opening “How Little We Know” differs from previous renditions. It is given a gentle interpretation as Maria sings about the mystery of love, and it becomes quite touching near its end when the tempo slows down.
“The thing I love about ‘Inside A Silent Tear’, a beautiful song written by Blossom Dearie, is how it allows the message to shine.  Love can be tearful and love can be sad.  We sometimes make wrong choices in love, but the feeling behind this tune keeps it from being depressing.  It’s a very truthful song.”  Maria digs so deep into the lyrics that eventually the words are not even necessary to express her feelings and she sings wordlessly for a chorus.  Ron Horton’s flugelhorn blends beautifully with her in several spots.
 
The next two songs pay tribute to John Coltrane.  On “Bessie’s Blues”, Maria sings Coltrane’s memorable solo in addition to the melody.  The most famous version of Mal Waldron’s “Soul Eyes” was recorded by Coltrane in 1962. “I have always been very moved by the beauty of this song. I was surprised to discover that, in addition to the gorgeous melody, Mal Waldron also wrote the lyrics.”
 
“Let’s Get Lost” is closely identified with Chet Baker and is given a joyful, swinging and carefree rendition. “I really love Chet Baker and I used to memorize a lot of his solos.  This song always brings a smile to my face.” Also quite happy is “East Of The Sun”, which is described by Maria as “a beautiful picture of an ideal situation.”
On “Spring Is Here”, Maria perfectly balances the sadness of not being loved with the happiness generated by the arrival of spring.  In addition to its opening theme, “The Way You Look Tonight” was given a new set of lyrics and a fresh melody composed by Maria that fits in with the vintage piece’s original plot.  “Jay Clayton suggested that I sing ‘The Night We Called It a Day’.   I love its play on words and the way that it expresses feelings through visions of nature.”   This heartfelt version really shows off the beauty of Maria’s voice.
The singer’s playful side is displayed on “No Moon At All”, which (with its sly wit) hints at what could happen in the darkness of the night when no moon is shining. Maria sings Miles Davis’ solo with Jon Hendricks’ lyrics on “Four”.  A quietly emotional version of Billy Strayhorn’s “A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing”, taken as a duet with Weidman’s piano, serves as a perfect close for Soul Eyes.
 
Maria Guida grew up on Long Island.  As a child, she heard her parents’ opera, pop, and musical theater records and her mother singing American popular songs around the house. Growing up, Maria played violin for eleven years with a string quartet and all-state orchestra and sang solos in a chorus.  She then chose a career in the theater and trained as an actor (with Olympia Dukakis as one of her mentors/teachers).  Over a fifteen year period,  Maria acted on Broadway and television, was featured in plays by Shakespeare, Chekhov and Tennessee Williams, worked in new productions, had roles in soap operas, and did TV commercials. “I was fortunate to work on stage with many wonderful actors, including Kevin Kline and Estelle Parsons, and to be directed by James Earl Jones and Tom O'Horgan.”  She was also cast by Joseph Papp for the New York Shakespeare Festival’s Shakespeare in the Park.
 
The turning point of her professional life occurred when she saw pianist Bill Evans play live. “Once I got hooked on jazz, I became passionate about singing this music.  I started listening to Charlie Parker, Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Lester Young, and Charlie Mingus.”  Very important in Maria’s career were the lessons that she received from singers Jay Clayton, Sheila Jordan, and Janet Lawson.  “Jay Clayton, who is a real innovator and was my first teacher, gave me the courage to be as inventive as I can be.  She’s helped me to see that there are no sounds that are off limits.  And it is impossible to overemphasize the impact that Sheila Jordan had on my singing.  She opened my ears and helped me get in touch with how to bring myself to any given song.  Honesty is first and foremost; music and lyrics are a way into the soul.  And Janet Lawson was another generous teacher who helped me with harmony and other aspects of singing this music.”
Over the years, Maria has sung in many clubs with such top musicians as pianists Bruce Barth, Kenny Werner, and Pete Malinverni; bassists Essiet Essiet, Cameron Brown and Ed Schuller; drummers Ron Vincent and Tom Rainey -- as well as the musicians featured on Soul Eyes.  She has also performed on stage with acclaimed singers, including Linda Ronstadt and Maureen McGovern.
 
Maria Guida looks forward to the future with enthusiasm. “I have been expanding my repertoire and my sound, becoming a more explorative singer, and searching for the core meaning of each song.  I am very interested in the musical interplay between the instrumentalists and myself, and want to keep expanding as a singer.  I love the songs that I’ve recorded and hope that listeners will have as much joy when they hear these songs as I have when I sing them.  I am very grateful for the opportunity to sing this music.”
The release of Soul Eyes promises to raise the visibility of Maria Guida in the jazz world, making it possible for many new fans to discover the beauty, sincerity, and joy of her singing.
 
 
 
 
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Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000 253985 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253985&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Perez]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250725&cart&buy Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000 250725 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250725&cart&buy $12.00 - $115.00 Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Bruce Eckstut]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263878&cart&buy
Bruce received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from The Juilliard School where he had the good fortune to study with the legendary voice scientist, Mr. Oren Brown. Upon graduation Bruce realized, though he had mastered the many mysteries of vocal technique, that was not enough. That knowledge needed to be married to an equally powerful performance technique. Bruce moved to Los Angeles to work extensively with the incomparable David Craig, master of the art of performing a song.]]>
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000 263878 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263878&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sat, 11 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Friday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259892&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. "Yaz" Yasuhiko Fukuoka hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm-Midnight

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Sat, 11 Nov 2017 01:30:00 -0000 259892 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259892&cart&buy $10.00 Sat, 11 Nov 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Just In Time ~ The Songs Of The Rat Pack]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262390&cart&buy Just In Time ~ A Tribute to Dean, Frank, and Sammy.
The Songs Of The Rat Pack
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Sat, 11 Nov 2017 21:00:00 -0000 262390 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262390&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sat, 11 Nov 2017 21:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[An Evening with Chadwick Johnson]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259552&cart&buy


About Chadwick Johnson:
 
Chadwick Johnson is an award-winning singer and songwriter known for his distinctive soulful approach to music. He has played for and worked with some of America’s most celebrated icons, including a command performance for President Clinton as well as legendary producer, David Foster.
Chadwick has performed internationally as well as up and down the famed Las Vegas Strip at some of the most prominent venues in Las Vegas including The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Nationally, he was recognized at the 2015 Hollywood Music in Media Award for “Male Vocalist of the Year” for his original, “Song From Another Time.” 
 
In 2016 Chadwick released his critically acclaimed  single "Remember Love", which he wrote with Kalani Queypo about the effects of Alzheimer's from the perspective of a loved one.  Proceeds from this song are donated to the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. 
 
His latest album, Chadwick Johnson - Live in Las Vegas, features five of his original tunes and a dozen other unique interpretations of songs that we all love.
 
Born in Wisconsin, Chadwick spent his early years performing duets with his grandmother in church and training horses on his family’s ranch. Chadwick is a former (National High School Rodeo Association) NHSRA rodeo champion, his involvement in team roping and horse training jump started his desire for a career in music. By the age of 17 he had performed the national anthem at more than 40 rodeo competitions throughout the country, for several thousand people. In pursuit of a career as a recording artist, Chadwick relocated to Los Angeles, where his brilliant performances led him to collaborative efforts with several influential songwriters and Producers such as: David Foster, Allan Rich, Jud Friedman, Michael Jay, and Art Reynolds.
 
Chadwick keeps true to his heart and continues to impassion his audience with the soul and sincerity of his music, while remaining on the cutting edge of the entertainment industry.


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<![CDATA[Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259931&cart&buy
Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge 
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Chris Blacker hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm - 12am

 
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Sun, 12 Nov 2017 01:30:00 -0000 259931 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259931&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 12 Nov 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Steven Chera]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254366&cart&buy
The Classic Standards - Volume 1 Album Release Party!
 



Show info:
 
Steven Chera is back at the world-renowned Metropolitan Room to celebrate with you the release of his new album, The Classic Standards - Volume 1. The timing of this release couldn't be any better as the evening will also be in honor of Ol' Blue Eye's 101st birthday!
 
Known for performing American songbook classics while adding his crooner touch, Chera has captivated audiences nationwide for almost two decades. Chera's newest album comprises all tracks performed by his inspirational icon, Frank Sinatra. 
 
With the help of legendary studio Sear Sound NYC, Grammy nominated engineer Jack Mason, Producer & Creative Director AJ Molaee, pianist and Music Director Bob Kaye (prominently affiliated with Buddy Rich and  Dizzy Gillespie), The Classic Standards Volume 1 intermixes a collection of the Great American Songbook, classic standards from the early part of the 20th century. 
 
 
 
The Classic Standards Volume 1 available November 1st, 2016
 
Track Listing
1. Day In Day Out
2. Cheek to Cheek 
3. Where or When
4. You Do Something to Me
5. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
6. I've Got a Crush on You
7. I Only Have Eyes for You
8. You'll Never Know 
9. I'm Glad There is You
10. Someone to Watch Over Me
11. Just One of Those Things
12. It's Alright With Me
13. Almost Like Being In Love
 

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Sun, 12 Nov 2017 02:30:00 -0000 254366 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254366&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Sun, 12 Nov 2017 02:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[OPEN MIC @THE MET]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258337&cart&buy
Open Mic @ The Met
Drop in for A Bagel & A Song

Second Sundays 12noon-2:30pm (sign-up 11:30am)
 
Metropolitan Room has a long history of providing a stage for new performers who go on to become some of the region's most loved artists. Its also known for providing thousands of talented singers and entertainers a stage  to keep the arts alive and growing for all to enjoy.  Presented and hosted by well-known artist and producer, Deb Berman, the "OPEN MIC @THE MET" is an important part of this tradition. 

"OPEN MIC @THE MET" is not your average Open Mic! The iconic stage, amazing acoustics, high-end equipment, and experienced sound engineer create a concert-like experience in Metropolitan Room's friendly, warm and sexy environment.  Come to sing or just to watch and listen!  Each Open Mic offers different pianists to accompany your performance. 
 
NOTE: No advance registration by phone is permitted.  If you can’t come in time for registration the host may be able to add you to the end of the roster. If you don’t get the timeslot you want you may be able to swap with someone else. No special preference is given to kids, pros, or to those traveling long distances.
 
Cover is $15 (cash at the door)

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THREE CHOICES OF FOOD & BEVERAGE

1)  $10 Beverage Minimum, or
 
2)  $15 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, a cup of coffee, tea, juice, or
 
3)  $20 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, one choice of an alcoholic beverage (Bloody Mary or Mimosa) 
 
À la carte
Coffee / Tea / Soda / Juice - $5
Bloody Mary / Mimosa - $10
 
 
 

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Sun, 12 Nov 2017 17:00:00 -0000 258337 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258337&cart&buy $15.00 Sun, 12 Nov 2017 17:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Daryl Glenn & Nellie McKay]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263880&cart&buy
~INFORMATION COMING SOON~]]>
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 21:00:00 -0000 263880 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263880&cart&buy $25.00 - $435.00 Sun, 12 Nov 2017 21:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Joshua J. Bennett & Katia Malarsky]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257716&cart&buy Joshua J. Bennett & Katia Malarsky
 
Directed, Written and Arranged by Joshua J. Bennett
 
Musical Direction: Yasuhiko Fukuoka
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Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000 257716 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257716&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Cabaret's Greatest Hits]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248191&cart&buy Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000 248191 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248191&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Voices Carry NY Cabaret Showcase]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262711&cart&buy Voices Carry is a recreational adult musical theatre workshop designed for people of all experience levels who are curious about performing in a musical, who want to reconnect with a past passion for theatre, or are looking for an exciting, challenging hobby that's different from the average pottery class or tennis lesson. This fall VCNY is happy to present our second cabaret workshop.

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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000 262711 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262711&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Cabaret Cares]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253257&cart&buy Cabaret Cares is the Award Winning benefit series that benefits Help Is On The Way Today a non for profit created by cabaret producer Joseph Macchia, Cabaret Cares is a ongoing monthly series that was created to benefit Help Is On The Way Today a non for profit organization that helps children,teens and youth living with HIV and AIDS. Once a month a new show is created and can feature Broadway show casts, up and coming talent and many of the New York Cabaret Community.  ]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000 253257 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253257&cart&buy $20.00 - $125.00 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Scott Siegel Presents]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255080&cart&buy
Scott Siegel Presents...
TBA
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Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000 255080 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255080&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Friday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259893&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. "Yaz" Yasuhiko Fukuoka hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm-Midnight

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Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:30:00 -0000 259893 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259893&cart&buy $10.00 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Jack Phillips]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261948&cart&buy Jack Phillips ~ Cafe Nights in New York

New York is, and always has been, a study in contrasts when it comes to the jazz it presents. The Big Apple has a reputation as the place to be for those looking to hear, explore and partake in all that's modern in this music, but it also plays home to certain venues that serve as the last vestiges of old world style. Chief among the rooms that traffic in the charm and class associated with cabaret performers, Cole Porter songs and cocktails is the Cafe Carlyle, and few who enter this hallowed space are immune to its charm. 
 
Vocalist/composer Jack Phillips fell under its sway long ago and found inspiration in what he heard there. Phillips, who typically works in pop and rock situations, made it a point to go to the Carlyle to check out the late Bobby Short's performances and, in more recent times, the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band, and these listening experiences proved to be transformative. Short's work was the impetus behind Phillips' decision to take the plunge into cabaret territory and Davis serves as his arranger, producer, guitar-and-banjo wielding accompanist, occasional songwriting partner and style guide. 
 
While most rock-associated artists looking to cross into cabaret-style territory do so with a safety net of songs from the like of Porter, Gershwin, and Rodgers and Hart in hand, Phillips took the riskier approach and wrote all of the music for Cafe Nights In New York; in some places, this gambit pays off. The absorbing and refined "Someone" and the NOLA-glazed "The Old Grey Hat" are chief among his successes. Elsewhere, the material can be a bit contrived, lyrically speaking ("Magic"), or somewhat forgettable ("Sometimes It Happens") but, on the whole, Phillips proves to be a strong writer capable of conjuring thoughts of a time long gone and a city worth savoring. 
 
Stylistic authenticity is chief among the strong suits of this music and much credit should go to Davis and the other players on board. Multi-instrumental virtuoso Scott Robinson is superb, whether delivering breathtaking tenor saxophone soloing ("Someone") or obbligato on flute or cornet, Conal Fowkes dresses up the music with all manner of sounds, ranging from pianistic class to vibraphone work to string sweetening, and Dan Levinson's clarinet brightens up the atmosphere on "The Old Grey Hat." 
 
Phillips plays his part of old-school cabaret charmer to a T. While he isn't endowed with a voice like Short's and he occasionally pushes a bit too hard, he knows his strengths and limitations well and finds firm footing during the majority of this date. His first foray into the swanky fineries of upper crust musical living features plenty to enjoy.
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Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000 261948 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261948&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259932&cart&buy
Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge 
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Chris Blacker hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm - 12am

 
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Sun, 19 Nov 2017 01:30:00 -0000 259932 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259932&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 19 Nov 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[It's Just a Number with Bobbie Horowitz]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=244333&cart&buy “It’s Just a Number”

HONOREE: 
 
 
This series at The Metropolitan Room, hosted by songwriter, performer, producer, Bobbie Horowitz, intends to open America’s eyes to the fact that every age can be filled with vitality. People over age 50 are still cookin’! Teens,  20, 30 & 40 year olds  come on in to see great performers & learn you don't have to fear getting older. It's just a number!
 
In each show Bobbie will honor a person age 50, 60, 70 or beyond who has begun a new career, pick up an old career they gave up on, took on a new undertaking, gone back to school to learn a new skill, etc.
 
In 2015, those aged 50 and older represent 45% of the U.S. population – and the number will continue to grow! Many seniors and Boomers can and want to do more than merely order Health Alerts and we’re showing them they can! 
 
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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000 244333 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=244333&cart&buy $25.00 - $115.00 Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Daryl Glenn & Nellie McKay]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263881&cart&buy
~INFORMATION COMING SOON~]]>
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000 263881 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263881&cart&buy $25.00 - $435.00 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Annie Ross]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263273&cart&buy Annie Ross: "Ms. Ross is a master class in how to sing jazz inside out, upside and down......Her sense of time and rhythm will fracture you...." ~ Rex Reed Annie Ross has been an abundant contributor to the art of jazz for over 50 years. Born in the UK, she has been a permanent resident of the USA for many years and a US citizen since 2001. The following are some highlights of what has been a long and illustrious career in jazz: Annie Ross is one of the pioneers of vocalese and the composer of "Twisted", one of the most well known examples of that art, as well as "Farmers Market", quot;Jackie" and many others.

(Photo Credit: Sánta István Csaba)

A founding member of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, considered the greatest jazz vocal ensemble of all time, her influence is present in all subsequent practitioners of vocalese. “Twisted“ has been recorded by a host of vocalists, including some not normally associated with jazz, including Joni Mitchell and Bette Midler. Annie Ross toured in the 50’s with the extraordinary Lionel Hampton band that included Art Farmer, Clifford Brown, Gigi Gryce, and Quincy Jones. Ms. Ross has recorded with James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Milt Jackson, Harry Sweets Edison, the Count Basie band, Louis Armstrong, Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Chet Baker and many more. In this variety of settings, she became known as a great jazz singer, masterful at ballads and up tempos, with the ability to swing hard, improvise and make every lyric meaningful and revealing.



As a child, Annie Ross entered a talent show on the radio accompanied by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, which resulted an a six-month contract with MGM. She went to Hollywood at age eight where she appeared in "The Little Rascals" singing a jazz version of "Loch Lomond." At age eleven she appeared as Judy Garland’s sister in "Presenting Lily Mars." At age 14 she composed the song "Let's Fly", which was subsequently recorded by Johnny Mercer and Jo Stafford. In Paris in the late 40’s, she met up with musicians involved in modern jazz, including James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Billy Strayhorn, and displayed an unerring ear and savvy sense of harmony, which was much appreciated. At 19, she recorded “Le Vent Vert” with Moody. Back in the U.S. at age 21 she recorded for Savoy, along with Clarke, Milt Jackson and Percy Heath. She worked on 52nd St. with Max Roach, Tommy Potter and George Wallington and subbed for Billie Holiday at the Apollo Theater.

The original recordings of “Twisted” and “Farmer’s Market” were done in 1952 with Wallington on piano and Art Blakey on drums. Annie Ross has continued to bring the essence of jazz to a broad spectrum of listeners internationally, by touring, through her recordings, conducting workshops, writing, and appearances in film, television and radio. Currently, Annie Ross is living in New York and is still active as a jazz performer, having recently performed in New York, Scotland, and Spain as well as having recorded a new CD, Let Me Sing.. Annie Ross 2011 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT MAC AWARD WINNER!
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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:30:00 -0000 263273 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263273&cart&buy $25.00 - $115.00 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[John O'Hurley]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260691&cart&buy
John O'Hurley is an American actor who is best known for his role as J. Peterman on the hit television series Seinfeld. Previous to that, daytime fans remember him from his roles on Search for Tomorrow and Loving. He was the runner-up celebrity dancer in the show Dancing with the Stars in the summer of 2005. Regarding the many ups and downs of his career, he said it helps that he does not take himself too seriously. He became the new host on the Family Feud in 2006.]]>
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000 260691 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260691&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Friday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259894&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. "Yaz" Yasuhiko Fukuoka hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm-Midnight

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Sat, 25 Nov 2017 01:30:00 -0000 259894 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259894&cart&buy $10.00 Sat, 25 Nov 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[John O'Hurley]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260692&cart&buy
John O'Hurley is an American actor who is best known for his role as J. Peterman on the hit television series Seinfeld. Previous to that, daytime fans remember him from his roles on Search for Tomorrow and Loving. He was the runner-up celebrity dancer in the show Dancing with the Stars in the summer of 2005. Regarding the many ups and downs of his career, he said it helps that he does not take himself too seriously. He became the new host on the Family Feud in 2006.]]>
Sun, 26 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000 260692 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260692&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sun, 26 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259933&cart&buy
Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge 
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Chris Blacker hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm - 12am

 
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Sun, 26 Nov 2017 01:30:00 -0000 259933 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259933&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 26 Nov 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[The Chosen Family with Allie Klein]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263758&cart&buy The Chosen Family Show (Vol.6) 

New York native Allie Klein has been entertaining anyone in front of him since he was able to talk. The son of the legendary comedian and actor Robert Klein and internationally acclaimed opera singer Brenda Boozer, Allie draws on his astonishing talents as an actor, musician and comedic personality to give something special to his audiences. Although he is relatively new to the scene he has already begun to solidify himself as one of the most original and exciting young comics in New York.
 
Chosen Family Creative (CFC) and Metropolitan Room Presents: The Chosen Family Show-Vol.1. Hosted by Allie Klein
 
 The Chosen Family Show at Metropolitan Room is not your typical stand up show. The brainchild of comedian Allie Klein, the show is a constantly unexpected combination of original sketches, music and great standup, featuring the hand-picked talent of some of his closest friends and favorite performers. This is the comedy show for people that are looking for a comedy adventure. 
 
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Sun, 26 Nov 2017 02:30:00 -0000 263758 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263758&cart&buy $12.00 - $115.00 Sun, 26 Nov 2017 02:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[OPEN MIC @THE MET]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258338&cart&buy
Open Mic @ The Met
Drop in for A Bagel & A Song

Second Sundays 12noon-2:30pm (sign-up 11:30am)
 
Metropolitan Room has a long history of providing a stage for new performers who go on to become some of the region's most loved artists. Its also known for providing thousands of talented singers and entertainers a stage  to keep the arts alive and growing for all to enjoy.  Presented and hosted by well-known artist and producer, Deb Berman, the "OPEN MIC @THE MET" is an important part of this tradition. 

"OPEN MIC @THE MET" is not your average Open Mic! The iconic stage, amazing acoustics, high-end equipment, and experienced sound engineer create a concert-like experience in Metropolitan Room's friendly, warm and sexy environment.  Come to sing or just to watch and listen!  Each Open Mic offers different pianists to accompany your performance. 
 
NOTE: No advance registration by phone is permitted.  If you can’t come in time for registration the host may be able to add you to the end of the roster. If you don’t get the timeslot you want you may be able to swap with someone else. No special preference is given to kids, pros, or to those traveling long distances.
 
Cover is $15 (cash at the door)

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THREE CHOICES OF FOOD & BEVERAGE

1)  $10 Beverage Minimum, or
 
2)  $15 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, a cup of coffee, tea, juice, or
 
3)  $20 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, one choice of an alcoholic beverage (Bloody Mary or Mimosa) 
 
À la carte
Coffee / Tea / Soda / Juice - $5
Bloody Mary / Mimosa - $10
 
 
 

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Sun, 26 Nov 2017 17:00:00 -0000 258338 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258338&cart&buy $15.00 Sun, 26 Nov 2017 17:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Jeff Harnar]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264703&cart&buy JEFF HARNAR: THE 1959 BROADWAY SONGBOOK 
Featuring Musical Director Alex Rybeck
 
1959 was a very good year for Jeff Harnar. It was the year the future cabaret star was born, but he couldn’t know then that 1959 would also provide him with the material for what would eventually become one of his greatest cabaret performances. In 1991, for his second major engagement as a cabaret artist, Harnar made his debut at the famed Oak Room at the Algonquin with a show called THE 1959 BROADWAY SONGBOOK, featuring tunes from 21 musicals (including West Side Story, Gypsy, Fiorello, The Music Man, My Fair Lady, Li’l Abner, and Flower Drum Song), that either opened or were still running that year. Directed by Sara Louise Lazarus with musical direction from pianist Alex Rybeck, Harnar’s show strung together iconic Broadway songs into an imaginary musical with commentaries on love, marriage and politics, complete with an overture, entr’acte, intermission, and curtain call. The show and Harnar’s performance (which would be filmed for a PBS special in 1993) drew raves from the New York entertainment press:
 
"Harnar seems to have stepped out of a time machine . . . His powerful versions of ballads have a purity and sweetness that redeem their sentimentality.” --Stephen Holden, New York Times
 
"An extraordinary show . . . Harnar has a rich, smooth voice and a beguiling young leading man manner . . . He handles the comic songs with theatrical flair and sings ballads with a sense of powerful emotion held in check . . . Accompanist-arranger Alex Rybeck is exceptional . . . 
--Howard Kissel, New York Daily News
 
“A sparkling new show . . . with Rybeck’s brilliant arrangements . . . Harnar is the leading male vocalist in cabaret and the most significant new talent to emerge in the past year.” 
--Bob Harrington, New York Post
 
“No dearth of great things to savor in Harnar’s trip down memory lane . . . He is one of the amazing discoveries of cabaret . . . –Rex Reed, New York Observer
 
Twenty-five years later, Jeff Harnar (again with Alex Rybeck at the piano) reprises this superb show for Producer Stephen Hanks’ monthly hit Metropolitan Room series NEW YORK CABARET’S GREATEST HITS (Associate Producer, Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD). 
 
Jeff Harnar is a winner of four MAC Awards and three Bistro Awards. In 2016, he won a MAC Award with KT Sullivan for “Best Revue” for their Stephen Sondheim Tribute Show, Another Hundred People. In 2012, Harnar captured the Noel Coward Foundation Cabaret Award. He also has four solo recordings: “The 1959 Broadway Songbook,” “Because of You: Fifties Gold,” 
“Sammy Cahn All the Way” and “Dancing in The Dark” (PS Classics).
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Tue, 28 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000 264703 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264703&cart&buy $25.00 - $115.00 Tue, 28 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Daryl Glenn & Nellie McKay]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263882&cart&buy
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Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000 263882 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263882&cart&buy $25.00 - $435.00 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Friday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259895&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. "Yaz" Yasuhiko Fukuoka hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm-Midnight

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Sat, 02 Dec 2017 01:30:00 -0000 259895 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259895&cart&buy $10.00 Sat, 02 Dec 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Villian Banks ~ Cabaret Cares]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263876&cart&buy Sat, 02 Dec 2017 02:30:00 -0000 263876 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263876&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sat, 02 Dec 2017 02:30:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Andrea Bell Wolff]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251187&cart&buy
Andrea Bell Wolff, the delightful singer-actress, has appeared in Broadway shows, on Las Vegas stages, on television; she was even the audience warm-up girl for the “Ed Sullivan Show” in the late 1960’s!  Miss Bell Wolff has been in real show biz for the past 50 (yes!) years, yet she looks and acts incredibly youthful – and sounds, it, too.
 
While Andrea Bell Wolff stands at a diminutive 4’-11,” she has a soaring professional career which began at age 17 and never stopped until she received the role of a lifetime—wife and mother. Her countless credits include her performing on stage, on television, and in Las Vegas – appearing in the renowned Bottoms up Revue at Caesars Palace.  Her theatre credits include a record-setting number of performances as Ermengarde and Minnie Fay in Hello Dolly!, (Broadway and National Tours) where she worked with Carol Channing, Ethel Merman, Dorothy Lamour, Betty Grable and Phyllis Diller. Other credits include: The Imaginary Invalid with E.G. Marshall and Ruby Dee; and Grease, opposite Andrea McArdle.  From appearing on the Ed Sullivan show with Your Fathers Mustache Band to fronting several rock bands, Andrea Bel Wolff proved to be quite talented and limitless. Upon coming back to (off-) Broadway, Miss Bell Wolff starred in her co-written and self-produced show Loose Screws,, where she appeared at the Laurie Beechman Theater in June, 2011 in the musical about the fictional and risqué biographical journey of also-ran entertainer named Chelsea Sutton Place.
 
Going from a wild ride with imaginary characters in “Loose Screws” to “Back to Basics”, Miss Bell-Wolff is philosophical, yet full of mirth about her career, what she has seen then, and what she is seeing and doing now:
 
“When I was first in show business, I was a singer. I sang torch songs. Standards. A lot of Broadway show tunes. I then got away from show tunes. I danced. Then I started acting. I did many character voices. Singing went by the wayside. So, I decided, it is time that I got back to what I should be doing, get “Back to Basics”, Andrea says.
 
Andrea Bell Wolff will sing beautiful torch songs, great songbook standards and some solid Broadway fare when she brings “Back to Basics” to New York’s Metropolitan Room on Saturday, October 25th at 4 PM. Miss Bell Wolff is also proud and happy to be singing three songs written by Francesca Blumenthal: “Lives of Handsome Men”, “Move in with Me” and “How is it for you?””, all words and music that explore relationships. Miss Bell Wolfe knows the story behind these songs:  “I will be singing and telling stories about love and relationships. Life takes you there, to love and relationships, as you get older.” she explains.
 
“People have asked me, ‘Why, at this age, are you singing again? Are you doing this?’ I just say ‘Because I can. And I think that I should. I have a lot to give and I have loved to entertain my entire life. If my audience can forget their troubles when they join me for a moment in time, why not?”  Miss Bell Wolfe asks.
 
Barry Leavitt is joining Andrea Bell Wolff as her Musical Director and accompanist. The veteran Musical Director and arranger has played for such greats as Rosemary Clooney, Marilyn Michaels, Debbie Gravitte and Jack Jones. Rounding out the quartet led by Mr. Leavitt will be Tom Hubbard on bass, Jack Cravale on guitar and Jerome Jennings on drums.
 
The event promises to be a spirited one, and it is suggested to make your reservation early. Getting “Back to Basics” with Andrea Bell Wolfe sounds just like the thing to do on a Saturday afternoon.
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Sun, 03 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 251187 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251187&cart&buy $25.00 - $115.00 Sun, 03 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259934&cart&buy
Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge 
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Chris Blacker hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm - 12am

 
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Sun, 03 Dec 2017 01:30:00 -0000 259934 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259934&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 03 Dec 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Jaime Lozano Production]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253416&cart&buy JAIME LOZANO
 
A native of Monterrey, Mexico, Jaime Lozano earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music and Composition from the School of Music at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, and was the recipient of a full TSOA academic scholarship while earning his Master of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre Writing from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. In addition, Jaime is the first Mexican to be accepted and graduate from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.
 
Jaime’s works have been produced at various important theatres such as Goodspeed Opera House, Juilliard School of Music, The Triad Theatre, Theatre for the New City, Baruch Performing Arts Center, Merkin Concert Hall, St. George Theatre, Soho Playhouse, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre (Off Broadway), The Players, Town Hall, Minskoff Theatre (Broadway), Lucille Lortel Theatre (Off Broadway), as well as many other venues around the country and in Mexico.
 
An accomplished musician, vocal coach, composer, arranger, orchestrator, musical producer and musical director, Jaime has staged well-known musicals such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, Jekyll & Hyde and The Fantasticks. Jaime adapted, produced and directed the Spanish world premiere of Jason Robert Brown’s musicals The Last Five Years and Songs for a New World. 
 
Jaime has also authored/composed various musical works. To date, he has co-written The Yellow Brick Road (music and lyrics with Tommy Newman, book by Mando Alvarado), which had a critically acclaimed Off-Broadway premiere in the Summer of 2011 followed by a successful national tour, as well as the new Latin musical Children of Salt, (book and lyrics by Lauren Epsenhart, direction and choreography by Luis Salgado) which had a staged reading in May 2009 at NYU's Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. Children of Salt is currently being developed to début in New York City. Jaime also co- wrote the one-act musical Lightning Strikes Twice (book and lyrics by Noemi de la Puente) premiered Off-Broadway at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre in June 2010, The Yehuatl (book and lyrics by Sara Cooper), read in May 2008 at NYU's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, followed by a second reading in January 2009 at the Dramatist Guild. Jaime is the composer, lyricist and librettist of the musical Tlatelolco, which premiered in October 2001 in Monterrey, Mexico, and was revived in 2002 and 2004. 
 
As an arranger, Jaime has worked with the cast of In the Heights and with Tony and Grammy award-winner Alex Lacamoire on the Christmas recording Carols for a Cure 2010. Jaime is also the arranger, orchestrator and music director for the album of the non-profit organization R.Evolución Latina Dare to Go Beyond, featuring various prominent Broadway performers including High School Musical’s star Corbin Bleu.
 
Jaime was Alex Lacamoire’s musical director assistant for the Stephen Schwartz Gala Making Music, produced by The Harbor Lights Theatre Company at The St. George Theatre and directed and choreographed by Chet Walker. He worked as a composer, arranger and music director for the 2010 HOLA Awards honoring Rita Moreno. He was an arranger for the concert To Mexico from New York with Love organized by Broadway actress Bianca Marroquín.
 
Other professional associations include his affiliation with the non-profit organization R.Evolución Latina, based in New York City, where he functions as an activist, teacher, music arranger and head composer. He is the artistic director and music producer of La Casita Recording Studio, and he also serves on the Partnership and Promotion Committee for the NYU Musical Theatre Writer’s Collective.
 
He's a proud member of BMI and The Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.
 
 
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Sun, 03 Dec 2017 02:30:00 -0000 253416 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253416&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Sun, 03 Dec 2017 02:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Porter Carroll, Jr.]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254158&cart&buy


Porter Carroll, Jr.
 
Singer, songwriter, drummer, percussionist and founder of Newban (later changing its name to Atlantic Starr), the Rhythm and Blues hit machine from the ‘70s and ‘80s.
 
Musician:
As drummer and one of four singers with Atlantic Starr, Porter Carroll, Jr. helped make the hits that made the group and its amazing vocals, tight production and energetic stage performances famous worldwide. Porter performed with his childhood friends and family until the mid eighties, contributing his musicianship to such popular tunes as Circles, When Love Calls, Send for Me, Am I Dreaming, Let’s Get Closer, Touch a Four Leaf Clover and others. Today, renowned hip-hop/soul artists including Mary J. Blige, Keith Sweat, and Erykah Badu are remaking Atlantic Starr’s hits. Porter was also the drummer on the disco classic This Time Baby for Jackie Moore. 
 
Solo Artist:
Porter branched out on his own in the mid-1980s and produced a critically acclaimed album, Porter Carroll II, for Island Records, that set produced theme songs for Video Vibrations and Midnight Love on the BET cable TV network.
 
Vocal Projects:
Other credits include background vocalist for chart-topping recording artists Shania Twain, Spyro Gyra, Melba Moore, Donny Osmond, Michael Bolton, Howard Hewett, Marion Meadows and Bob Baldwin among others. Porter’s vocals have also enriched Levar Burton’s Reading Rainbow television show and the hit children’s show Puzzle People.  
 
Songwriter:
As a composer for Sony Music Publishing, Porter evoked the heart of R&B and Pop with thought-provoking song arrangements. Top names have covered his compositions, including Luther Vandross, The Temptations, Denise Williams, and Grover Washington. Porter also co-wrote and co-produced for blues great Taj Mahal. He has written for Will Downing, the legendary jazz keyboardist Bob James, Atlantic Starr, former Atlantic Starr lead vocalist Sharon Bryant, Smooth Jazz saxophonist Marion Meadows, pianist Bob Baldwin, Jane Fonda, and Jennifer Love Hewitt. He’s also written music for the animated cable television movie People, performed by Peabo Bryson and long running soap opera's, As The World Turns and The Guiding Light. 
 
Now:
Carroll is working on 2 great projects: He has joined the number one selling duo in music history, Daryl Hall and John Oates (www.hallandoates.com), performing worldwide in a brand new roll as percussionist/background vocalist. Along with this venture, he is a regular on the MTV Live channel and internet smash, Live From Daryl's House, starring Daryl Hall (www.livefromdarylshouse.com).
 
In between tours with the pop icons and the television show, he is the lead singer for an innovative night club act co-developed with Stanley Turrentine and Donny Hathaway guitar standout Wali Ali. This show puts a new spin on popular classics not yet seen on the jazz club and cabaret circuit.
 

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Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 254158 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254158&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[This is Your Night Richard Cameron]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257712&cart&buy HONOREE: RICHARD CAMERON

This is Your Night!(TM) is based on a classic premise that is hosted by Metropolitan Room Managing Partner, Bernie Furshpan, and profiles a guest honoree who has contributed in some significant way to the NYC Entertainment Industry.  It can include, but not limited to: photographers, writers, bloggers, press, promoters, management, publicists, directors, musical directors, producers, etc.
 
The show presents a gift to the honorree, and includes a line-up of entertainment professionals who will share stories, song and comedy about their experiences and ends with a grand finale, a reunion.
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Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 257712 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257712&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Adrienne Haan]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248472&cart&buy Sounds Of The Season – A Christmas Spectacular
 
Adrienne Haan presents a joyful holiday show featuring America’s most beloved Christmas songs combined with traditional European holiday carols.  The program spreads a message of love, good will and peace through the beautiful sounds of Christmas classics. The diverse selection of repertoire, with lyrics and music that lives on through the generations, includes works from J.S. Bach to Irving Berlin. These treasured pieces are “forever” Christmas cards performed in English, German, French or Spanish by Ms. Haan with her unique personal flair.
 
With Richard Danley on piano and Mike Campenni on drums
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Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 248472 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248472&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Paul Binder]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254088&cart&buy
Musical Director Dennis Buck

After a successful benefit performance of PAUL BINDER RISKS HIS LIFE here at the Metropolitan Room in 2016, Paul Binder will return with a new cabaret: THE TALL AND THE SHORT OF IT!  B
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PAUL BINDER — street juggler, talent booker for Merv Griffin, floor manager for Julia Child, Sesame Street regular, and founder of the Big Apple Circus—has lived and worked with the finest circus artists from around the globe. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Paul trained with the San Francisco Mime Troupe before travelling across Europe with Michael Christensen as street jugglers. He returned to New York with the dream to create a theatrically excellent, yet artistically intimate American circus, and in 1977, the Big Apple Circus was born. In July of 2009, Paul stepped out of the ring, but he continues to work with the Big Apple Circus as a senior advisor. The New York Landmarks Conservancy has designated him a “Living Landmark.” Paul recently published his memoir Never Quote the Weather to a Sea Lion and Other Uncommon Tales from the Founder of the Big Apple Circus, with a foreword by Glenn Close. Paul’s first singing triumph was performing as Mitt Romney’s Dog in the Thalia Follies at Symphony Space in 2008. For more information, visit PaulBinderCircus.com.]]>
Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 254088 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254088&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Friday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259896&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. "Yaz" Yasuhiko Fukuoka hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm-Midnight

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Sat, 09 Dec 2017 01:30:00 -0000 259896 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259896&cart&buy $10.00 Sat, 09 Dec 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Dorothy Bishop]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248971&cart&buy
NOMINATED BY BROADWAY WORLD FOR BEST NYC MUSICAL COMEDY CABARET SHOW 2013!!!










"12 Divas wrapped up into one dynamite package! Dorothy lovingly sends up a fully costumed, vocally brilliant tribute to the worlds greatest singing icons from Cher to Adele.  This show never disappoints!"

Dorothy Bishop is a multi-character female vocalist who can serve you Cher, Madonna, Streisand, Dolly Parton, even Joan Rivers - all in one night! 
 
"Bishop has an incredible ability to get an audience going and can achieve one of the most difficult tasks as a performer… get full on participation from the crowd!" --NY POST 

MADONNA




SARA PALIN




RENEE FLEMING



 
 
The Vocal range of Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland to Stevie Nicks and Adele, The comedic chops of Madeline Kahn and Judy Tenuta, The glamour of Cher and Marlene Dietrich, the sex appeal and cheeky humor of Dolly Parton and Mae West. 
 
Dorothy Bishop is a hilarious Diva Impersonator Extraordinaire! 
 
Dorothy Bishop was a Nationally Televised Finalist on Americas Got Talent Season Four! 
 
She has performed her imposter show all over the world, in clubs, cruise ships and corporate events as well as appearances at Carnegie Hall, Broadway National Tours, and at Lincoln Center. She is completely interactive with your audience and does full costume changes with beautiful classy tasteful costumes and wigs from the best designers in New York. 
 
"Dorothy Bishop has New York in Stitches" --New York Post "Dorothy Bishop is a triple threat! Part singer, part entertainer, part vocalist, she has the rare gift of holding an audience spell bound as she morphs her voice and persona into some of the worlds most iconic singers." 
 
Dorothy Bishop has been a top headline act all over the world with her Pop Opera show - Viva La Diva! She headlined with Royal Caribbean, Regent Seven Seas, Norwegian, and most recently Princess World Cruises 2012. She has been a soloist at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, Town Hall, Lincoln Center, Joes Pub, and co-starred in the Broadway National Tour of Master Class Starring Faye Dunaway. 
 
Dorothy's finely trained vocals and years of professional experience will provide your event with unforgettable world class entertainment. 
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Sat, 09 Dec 2017 02:30:00 -0000 248971 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248971&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Sat, 09 Dec 2017 02:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Just In Time ~ The Songs Of The Rat Pack]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262391&cart&buy Just In Time ~ A Tribute to Dean, Frank, and Sammy.
The Songs Of The Rat Pack
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Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 262391 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262391&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Villian Banks ~ Cabaret Cares]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263877&cart&buy Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 263877 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263877&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259935&cart&buy
Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge 
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Chris Blacker hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm - 12am

 
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Sun, 10 Dec 2017 01:30:00 -0000 259935 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259935&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 10 Dec 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[John Minnock]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255072&cart&buy “Every Day Blues” 
A new-breed vocalist who infuses diversity and modern interpretation into his jazz and blues show, John Minnock first gained popularity in Boston and is now a resident performer at the Metropolitan Room. He is the recipient of the “HotHouse Jazz 2016 Fans Decision Metropolitan Room Award”, and recently released his debut album “Every Day Blues” (available at iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and CDBaby). 
 
An audience favorite rapidly building a large New York following, John combines great originality, musicality and showmanship with clever wit and irreverent comedy, presenting a high-energy and entertaining evening of jazz, blues, funk and R&B. “Like the best Irish coffee, Minnock’s voice is smooth and bold, with a good dose of Bushmills to give it a smoldering kick…stellar chops…creative phrasing; impressive scatting” (Kevin Scott Hall, Bistro Awards). 
 
A classically trained musician, John’s vocalizing recalls the likes of Billy Eckstein, Lou Rawls, George Benson and B.B. King. He often branches out into jazz improvisation and scat singing, and brings a rich history of the music to every performance. His wide repertoire of song renditions spans classic artists like King, Ruth Brown and Bill Withers to contemporaries such as Sara Bareilles, Amy Winehouse and Sam Smith. “One of the best versions of ‘On Broadway’ I’ve ever heard.” (Bistro Awards). 
 
John leads a trio of accomplished musicians and keeps the energy moving throughout the evening. Before bringing his show to NYC, John performed weekly at Boston’s Encore Lounge, in one of the most successful jazz gigs in Boston. The show was chosen as a “Featured Event” by The Boston Globe several times during its run. Previously, John performed in the group “Feed the Meter” and in performances at Acton Jazz Café. Born and raised in Albany, he has a degree in music from Boston University. “…an impressive vocalist, obviously well trained and practiced in his chosen fields of study.” (Bistro Awards). 
 
Don’t miss this great evening of entertainment!
 
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Sun, 10 Dec 2017 02:30:00 -0000 255072 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255072&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Sun, 10 Dec 2017 02:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Corinna Sowers-Adler]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250964&cart&buy Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 250964 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250964&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[OPEN MIC @THE MET]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258339&cart&buy
Open Mic @ The Met
Drop in for A Bagel & A Song

Second Sundays 12noon-2:30pm (sign-up 11:30am)
 
Metropolitan Room has a long history of providing a stage for new performers who go on to become some of the region's most loved artists. Its also known for providing thousands of talented singers and entertainers a stage  to keep the arts alive and growing for all to enjoy.  Presented and hosted by well-known artist and producer, Deb Berman, the "OPEN MIC @THE MET" is an important part of this tradition. 

"OPEN MIC @THE MET" is not your average Open Mic! The iconic stage, amazing acoustics, high-end equipment, and experienced sound engineer create a concert-like experience in Metropolitan Room's friendly, warm and sexy environment.  Come to sing or just to watch and listen!  Each Open Mic offers different pianists to accompany your performance. 
 
NOTE: No advance registration by phone is permitted.  If you can’t come in time for registration the host may be able to add you to the end of the roster. If you don’t get the timeslot you want you may be able to swap with someone else. No special preference is given to kids, pros, or to those traveling long distances.
 
Cover is $15 (cash at the door)

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THREE CHOICES OF FOOD & BEVERAGE

1)  $10 Beverage Minimum, or
 
2)  $15 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, a cup of coffee, tea, juice, or
 
3)  $20 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, one choice of an alcoholic beverage (Bloody Mary or Mimosa) 
 
À la carte
Coffee / Tea / Soda / Juice - $5
Bloody Mary / Mimosa - $10
 
 
 

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Mon, 11 Dec 2017 04:00:00 -0000 258339 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258339&cart&buy $15.00 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 04:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Kevin Dozier]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261951&cart&buy Hailed by Marilyn Maye as “one of the best male singers in New York City!”, Kevin Dozier returns to The Metropolitan Room to launch his fifth album, a new collection of holiday songs, with Musical Direction by Alex Rybeck (Musical Director for Liz Callaway. Faith Prince, Sally Mayes, Jeff Harnar, Karen Mason, Celia Berk and more).
 
Kevin was awarded the MAC and Backstage Bistro Awards for ‘Outstanding Vocalist’ in 2011.  He is a two-time BroadwayWorld.com nominee for Outstanding Male Vocalist for his shows, "It's About Time", and "A New York Romance" at '54 Below' and 'The Metropolitan Room' in NYC. 
 
He most recently made his debut at The Friar's Club singing for a surprise birthday party for Ben Vereen (with guests Chita Rivera, Bebe Neuwirth, and Usher).  He was also recently seen in a "Salute to Stephen Sondheim" at Rose Hall, Lincoln Center.  In 2015 Kevin completed a series of acclaimed shows at The Metropolitan Room, entitled "A New York Romance", of which Rex Reed said, "A thrill to hear a polished singer with an impressive range, uncanny good taste, and a voice that is genuinely delightful to listen to.  In a cabaret world numb with mediocre male vocalists, Mr. Dozier is very special indeed.".   The shows were recorded and released as a CD in 2016. 
 
Kevin has released 4 albums, and had sold-out runs at ‘Feinstein’s’, 'The Metropolitan Room', ’54 Below’, 'The Laurie Beechman Theatre', and 'Don't Tell Mama's' in NYC, and 'The Plush Room' in San Francisco.  He has also been a featured performer at 'Jazz at Lincoln Center', 'The National Arts Club', 'San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center', and numerous 'Noel Coward Society' functions. 
 
Come enjoy the holidays with one of the best singers in the city.
 
www.KevinDozier.com
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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 261951 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261951&cart&buy $22.50 - $435.00 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Cabaret Cares]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253258&cart&buy Cabaret Cares is the Award Winning benefit series that benefits Help Is On The Way Today a non for profit created by cabaret producer Joseph Macchia, Cabaret Cares is a ongoing monthly series that was created to benefit Help Is On The Way Today a non for profit organization that helps children,teens and youth living with HIV and AIDS. Once a month a new show is created and can feature Broadway show casts, up and coming talent and many of the New York Cabaret Community.  ]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 253258 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253258&cart&buy $20.00 - $125.00 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[A Doris Dear Christmas Special]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263990&cart&buy A Doris Dear Christmas Special

After the successful premier of his show “Doris Dear’s Gurl Talk” 2016 MAC Award winner Ray DeForest is back as “Doris Dear” in “A Doris Dear Christmas Special” at the Metropolitan Room on December 13th, 20th and 21st! Grab a seat in the Rumpus Room and come along on a fun holiday romp and relive the glory days of the Holiday TV Specials “LIVE” at The Metropolitan Room.

 
“… a sensation” New York Cabaret Today
“…the perfect AmericanHousewife” Orlando Weekly
“… a merry dance down memory lane” Cabaret Scenes
 


Doris Dear is Directed by award winning director Lina Koutrakos and musical direction by award winner Rick Jensen. Doris brings her stories and style back for a celebration with her friends dropping in for a holiday drink or two! Come join us for a good old fashioned holiday variety show full of tunes to make your holidays shine!
 
The show is written and performed by Dramatist Guild member and SAG/AFTRA National LGBT Board Member Ray DeForest and inspired by the great TV holiday specials that were the standard of TV watching in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s! 
 
“A Doris Dear Christmas Special” plays The Metropolitan Room December 13th, 20th and 21st at 7pm. There is a $30 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. 
 
MORE ABOUT RAY DEFOREST
Doris Dear, the “other” inner Housewife of Ray DeForest, has been featured in movies (Men in Black 3, The Normal Heart) and TV shows (The Carrie Diaries) and has toured with “her” successful show “Doris Dear’s Gurl Talk”. Ray has been performing professionally for 37 years around the world in tours, stage shows, revues and was a host on TV’s HGTV, Food Network, and had his own “How To” TV show syndicated through Fox Syndication. Ray won the 2016 MAC Award for “Impersonation/drag”.

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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 263990 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263990&cart&buy $25.00 - $435.00 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Tim Realbuto]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262119&cart&buy


2016 Thespis Award Nominee Tim Realbuto, who previously sold out his previous engagement at the Metropolitan Room, will return on May 5th with an all new show entitled TIM REALBUTO: BECAUSE I CAN.
 
Realbuto is most known for his starring performances in the award nominated play 'The Weak Ones'; as well as the critically acclaimed (and extended) Off-Broadway hit 'YES' at The Manhattan Repertory Theatre. 
 
He is the co-writer of the Broadway aimed musical 'Ghostlight' (along with Matthew Martin), and is well known for touring his one man show 'Tim Realbuto: Wunderkind' for well over a year.
 
On TV, he was featured on "The Sopranos"; "Law and Order: SVU"; as well as two seasons as co-host on Nickelodeon's "The Big Help" opposite Michelle Trachtenberg. His many film credits include 'The Emperor's Club' opposite Kevin Kline; 'Sex and the City: The Movie'; Disney's 'Enchanted'; and Woody Allen's 'Deconstructing Harry.' 
 
In TIM REALBUTO: BECAUSE I CAN, expect an evening of this up and coming New York star singing the songs he loves to sing. Sondheim, Lady Gaga, and everything in between. And he will sing it all because it's his concert and... well, because he can.
 
(Also expect some very cool Broadway guest stars!)
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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 262119 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262119&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Scott Siegel Presents]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255081&cart&buy
Scott Siegel Presents...
TBA
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Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 255081 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255081&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Friday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259897&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. "Yaz" Yasuhiko Fukuoka hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm-Midnight

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Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:30:00 -0000 259897 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259897&cart&buy $10.00 Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Hedda Lettuce ~ Christmas Special]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264363&cart&buy Hedda Lettuce ~ Christmas Special

The Holidays are upon us, now that Lettuce Rejoice 2017 is around the corner. Playing at the famed cabaret club, The Metropolitan Room, in Chelsea I ask you, “how can a girl go wrong?”

Hedda’s crisp comedy and delicious song parodies have madethis festive celebration a hit for the past eleven years. Look forward to hearing such songsas, ‘Here Comes Tranny Clause’, the classic song, ‘Sleigh Ride’, in Hedda’shands turns into a gay mans quest for sex on Grinder, and ‘Do You Hear What IHear’ is now, ‘Do You Think That He’s Queer,’ about a fag hag desperatelyseeking a sexual relationship with a gay man. Plus, a holiday homage to therecently departed Amy Winehouse. Too soon perhaps? Not for the sardonic MissLettuce.



Lettuce Rejoice is theperfect present to give your self for the holidays.  Out right bellylaughs are the free gifts with purchase with each ticket sold. Every night,Hedda will be giving away a basket filled with Boy Butter Lubricant to onelucky patron. I am moist like a Little Debbie Snack Treat just thinking aboutit! The very talented Paul Leschen will be accompanying Hedda on piano (heplayed on the Scissor Sisters first album). Tickets sell out fast so make yourreservations today

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Sat, 16 Dec 2017 02:30:00 -0000 264363 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264363&cart&buy $25.00 - $435.00 Sat, 16 Dec 2017 02:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Lina Orfanos]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264475&cart&buy
Lina Orfanos returns to the Metropolitan Room with a new centennial celebration of our great American treasure Ella Fitzgerald. This exciting homage captures the rhythms, the aliveness, the joy of Lady Ella, and the songs she sang. In 2015, Lina and her New York City jazz crew released the sublime album Essentially Ella. This year, they have created an new exhilarating show for fans and fans to be. 
 
"Orfanos is a true vocalist. She has a full-bodied, ladylike, fluid soprano. I would even go as far as to call her the "bel canto songstress of cabaret" because  of her legato lines and pretty sound. She is a find. She is akin to Ella in the sugary texture of her sound, which is the essence of both Orfanos' and Fitzgerald's vocal personalities... 
 
A gorgeous vocal instrument ... Her ethereal sound and exquisite attention to detail had me dancing in my seat and tearing up at the same time...    A highly stylized jazz singer with one of the best bands I have ever heard...  She sings from her soul"                               - New York Cabaret Today
 
Lina's Jazz Quartet: John Benitez, acoustic bass, Spiros Exaras, guitar,Richie Morales, drums, and Gary Schreiner on piano, accordion & harmonica. Musical Director and Arrangments: Spiros Exaras
 
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Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 264475 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264475&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259936&cart&buy
Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge 
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Chris Blacker hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm - 12am

 
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Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:30:00 -0000 259936 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259936&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Hedda Lettuce ~ Christmas Special]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264364&cart&buy Hedda Lettuce ~ Christmas Special

The Holidays are upon us, now that Lettuce Rejoice 2017 is around the corner. Playing at the famed cabaret club, The Metropolitan Room, in Chelsea I ask you, “how can a girl go wrong?”

Hedda’s crisp comedy and delicious song parodies have madethis festive celebration a hit for the past eleven years. Look forward to hearing such songsas, ‘Here Comes Tranny Clause’, the classic song, ‘Sleigh Ride’, in Hedda’shands turns into a gay mans quest for sex on Grinder, and ‘Do You Hear What IHear’ is now, ‘Do You Think That He’s Queer,’ about a fag hag desperatelyseeking a sexual relationship with a gay man. Plus, a holiday homage to therecently departed Amy Winehouse. Too soon perhaps? Not for the sardonic MissLettuce.



Lettuce Rejoice is theperfect present to give your self for the holidays.  Out right bellylaughs are the free gifts with purchase with each ticket sold. Every night,Hedda will be giving away a basket filled with Boy Butter Lubricant to onelucky patron. I am moist like a Little Debbie Snack Treat just thinking aboutit! The very talented Paul Leschen will be accompanying Hedda on piano (heplayed on the Scissor Sisters first album). Tickets sell out fast so make yourreservations today

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Sun, 17 Dec 2017 02:30:00 -0000 264364 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264364&cart&buy $25.00 - $435.00 Sun, 17 Dec 2017 02:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Kevin Dozier]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261952&cart&buy Hailed by Marilyn Maye as “one of the best male singers in New York City!”, Kevin Dozier returns to The Metropolitan Room to launch his fifth album, a new collection of holiday songs, with Musical Direction by Alex Rybeck (Musical Director for Liz Callaway. Faith Prince, Sally Mayes, Jeff Harnar, Karen Mason, Celia Berk and more).
 
Kevin was awarded the MAC and Backstage Bistro Awards for ‘Outstanding Vocalist’ in 2011.  He is a two-time BroadwayWorld.com nominee for Outstanding Male Vocalist for his shows, "It's About Time", and "A New York Romance" at '54 Below' and 'The Metropolitan Room' in NYC. 
 
He most recently made his debut at The Friar's Club singing for a surprise birthday party for Ben Vereen (with guests Chita Rivera, Bebe Neuwirth, and Usher).  He was also recently seen in a "Salute to Stephen Sondheim" at Rose Hall, Lincoln Center.  In 2015 Kevin completed a series of acclaimed shows at The Metropolitan Room, entitled "A New York Romance", of which Rex Reed said, "A thrill to hear a polished singer with an impressive range, uncanny good taste, and a voice that is genuinely delightful to listen to.  In a cabaret world numb with mediocre male vocalists, Mr. Dozier is very special indeed.".   The shows were recorded and released as a CD in 2016. 
 
Kevin has released 4 albums, and had sold-out runs at ‘Feinstein’s’, 'The Metropolitan Room', ’54 Below’, 'The Laurie Beechman Theatre', and 'Don't Tell Mama's' in NYC, and 'The Plush Room' in San Francisco.  He has also been a featured performer at 'Jazz at Lincoln Center', 'The National Arts Club', 'San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center', and numerous 'Noel Coward Society' functions. 
 
Come enjoy the holidays with one of the best singers in the city.
 
www.KevinDozier.com
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Sun, 17 Dec 2017 21:00:00 -0000 261952 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261952&cart&buy $22.50 - $435.00 Sun, 17 Dec 2017 21:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Lauren White & The Quinn Johnson Trio]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253999&cart&buy
LAUREN WHITE & THE QUINN JOHNSON TRIO "EXPERIMENT: Inspired By The Recordings of IRENE KRAL"


 
Lauren is a popular Los Angeles vocallist, who has performed extensively in venues throughout the city such as Catalina Jazz Club, Upstairs At Vitello's, Feinstein's At The Cinegrill and the Legendary Cinegrill at The Hollywood Roosevelt. "Experiment" is the second collaboration for Lauren with Quinn Johnson producing. Their previous cd, "Meant To Be", is highly regarded for it's adventurous spirit and exquisite arrangements and received considerable airplay.
 
Quinn Johnson is the longtime Musical Director for Steve Tyrell and frequently appears in the Clare Fischer Band, playing the Claire Fischer parts in their various incarnations, for which they won a recent Latin Grammy for best album. 


 
 
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Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 253999 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253999&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Chanukah with Elli the King of Broadway]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254159&cart&buy
5th ANNUAL “CHANUKAH AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM WITH ELLI The King of Broadway & FRIENDS”



 
The theme is, of course, Chanukah the Festival of Light and Freedom!
 
There will be Music, Song, Comedy, Menorah Lighting, Latkes, Sufganiot, Dreidels, Chanukah Gelt & MORE!
Fun for all!
 
Featuring: Elli Thekingofbroadway and an all-star Broadway cast!
 
with Music by "The Drey-dels"

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Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 254159 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254159&cart&buy $18.00 - $115.00 Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Chanukah with Elli the King of Broadway]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254160&cart&buy
5th ANNUAL “CHANUKAH AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM WITH ELLI The King of Broadway & FRIENDS”



 
The theme is, of course, Chanukah the Festival of Light and Freedom!
 
There will be Music, Song, Comedy, Menorah Lighting, Latkes, Sufganiot, Dreidels, Chanukah Gelt & MORE!
Fun for all!
 
Featuring: Elli Thekingofbroadway and an all-star Broadway cast!
 
with Music by "The Drey-dels"

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Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 254160 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254160&cart&buy $18.00 - $115.00 Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Annie Ross]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263274&cart&buy Annie Ross: "Ms. Ross is a master class in how to sing jazz inside out, upside and down......Her sense of time and rhythm will fracture you...." ~ Rex Reed Annie Ross has been an abundant contributor to the art of jazz for over 50 years. Born in the UK, she has been a permanent resident of the USA for many years and a US citizen since 2001. The following are some highlights of what has been a long and illustrious career in jazz: Annie Ross is one of the pioneers of vocalese and the composer of "Twisted", one of the most well known examples of that art, as well as "Farmers Market", quot;Jackie" and many others.

(Photo Credit: Sánta István Csaba)

A founding member of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, considered the greatest jazz vocal ensemble of all time, her influence is present in all subsequent practitioners of vocalese. “Twisted“ has been recorded by a host of vocalists, including some not normally associated with jazz, including Joni Mitchell and Bette Midler. Annie Ross toured in the 50’s with the extraordinary Lionel Hampton band that included Art Farmer, Clifford Brown, Gigi Gryce, and Quincy Jones. Ms. Ross has recorded with James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Milt Jackson, Harry Sweets Edison, the Count Basie band, Louis Armstrong, Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Chet Baker and many more. In this variety of settings, she became known as a great jazz singer, masterful at ballads and up tempos, with the ability to swing hard, improvise and make every lyric meaningful and revealing.



As a child, Annie Ross entered a talent show on the radio accompanied by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, which resulted an a six-month contract with MGM. She went to Hollywood at age eight where she appeared in "The Little Rascals" singing a jazz version of "Loch Lomond." At age eleven she appeared as Judy Garland’s sister in "Presenting Lily Mars." At age 14 she composed the song "Let's Fly", which was subsequently recorded by Johnny Mercer and Jo Stafford. In Paris in the late 40’s, she met up with musicians involved in modern jazz, including James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Billy Strayhorn, and displayed an unerring ear and savvy sense of harmony, which was much appreciated. At 19, she recorded “Le Vent Vert” with Moody. Back in the U.S. at age 21 she recorded for Savoy, along with Clarke, Milt Jackson and Percy Heath. She worked on 52nd St. with Max Roach, Tommy Potter and George Wallington and subbed for Billie Holiday at the Apollo Theater.

The original recordings of “Twisted” and “Farmer’s Market” were done in 1952 with Wallington on piano and Art Blakey on drums. Annie Ross has continued to bring the essence of jazz to a broad spectrum of listeners internationally, by touring, through her recordings, conducting workshops, writing, and appearances in film, television and radio. Currently, Annie Ross is living in New York and is still active as a jazz performer, having recently performed in New York, Scotland, and Spain as well as having recorded a new CD, Let Me Sing.. Annie Ross 2011 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT MAC AWARD WINNER!
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Wed, 20 Dec 2017 02:30:00 -0000 263274 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263274&cart&buy $25.00 - $115.00 Wed, 20 Dec 2017 02:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[A Doris Dear Christmas Special]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263991&cart&buy A Doris Dear Christmas Special

After the successful premier of his show “Doris Dear’s Gurl Talk” 2016 MAC Award winner Ray DeForest is back as “Doris Dear” in “A Doris Dear Christmas Special” at the Metropolitan Room on December 13th, 20th and 21st! Grab a seat in the Rumpus Room and come along on a fun holiday romp and relive the glory days of the Holiday TV Specials “LIVE” at The Metropolitan Room.

 
“… a sensation” New York Cabaret Today
“…the perfect AmericanHousewife” Orlando Weekly
“… a merry dance down memory lane” Cabaret Scenes
 


Doris Dear is Directed by award winning director Lina Koutrakos and musical direction by award winner Rick Jensen. Doris brings her stories and style back for a celebration with her friends dropping in for a holiday drink or two! Come join us for a good old fashioned holiday variety show full of tunes to make your holidays shine!
 
The show is written and performed by Dramatist Guild member and SAG/AFTRA National LGBT Board Member Ray DeForest and inspired by the great TV holiday specials that were the standard of TV watching in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s! 
 
“A Doris Dear Christmas Special” plays The Metropolitan Room December 13th, 20th and 21st at 7pm. There is a $30 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. 
 
MORE ABOUT RAY DEFOREST
Doris Dear, the “other” inner Housewife of Ray DeForest, has been featured in movies (Men in Black 3, The Normal Heart) and TV shows (The Carrie Diaries) and has toured with “her” successful show “Doris Dear’s Gurl Talk”. Ray has been performing professionally for 37 years around the world in tours, stage shows, revues and was a host on TV’s HGTV, Food Network, and had his own “How To” TV show syndicated through Fox Syndication. Ray won the 2016 MAC Award for “Impersonation/drag”.
 
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Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 263991 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263991&cart&buy $30.00 - $435.00 Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[A Doris Dear Christmas Special]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263992&cart&buy A Doris Dear Christmas Special

After the successful premier of his show “Doris Dear’s Gurl Talk” 2016 MAC Award winner Ray DeForest is back as “Doris Dear” in “A Doris Dear Christmas Special” at the Metropolitan Room on December 13th, 20th and 21st! Grab a seat in the Rumpus Room and come along on a fun holiday romp and relive the glory days of the Holiday TV Specials “LIVE” at The Metropolitan Room.

 
“… a sensation” New York Cabaret Today
“…the perfect AmericanHousewife” Orlando Weekly
“… a merry dance down memory lane” Cabaret Scenes
 


Doris Dear is Directed by award winning director Lina Koutrakos and musical direction by award winner Rick Jensen. Doris brings her stories and style back for a celebration with her friends dropping in for a holiday drink or two! Come join us for a good old fashioned holiday variety show full of tunes to make your holidays shine!
 
The show is written and performed by Dramatist Guild member and SAG/AFTRA National LGBT Board Member Ray DeForest and inspired by the great TV holiday specials that were the standard of TV watching in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s! 
 
“A Doris Dear Christmas Special” plays The Metropolitan Room December 13th, 20th and 21st at 7pm. There is a $30 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. 
 
MORE ABOUT RAY DEFOREST
Doris Dear, the “other” inner Housewife of Ray DeForest, has been featured in movies (Men in Black 3, The Normal Heart) and TV shows (The Carrie Diaries) and has toured with “her” successful show “Doris Dear’s Gurl Talk”. Ray has been performing professionally for 37 years around the world in tours, stage shows, revues and was a host on TV’s HGTV, Food Network, and had his own “How To” TV show syndicated through Fox Syndication. Ray won the 2016 MAC Award for “Impersonation/drag”.
 
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Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 263992 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263992&cart&buy $30.00 - $435.00 Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Friday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259898&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. "Yaz" Yasuhiko Fukuoka hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm-Midnight

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Sat, 23 Dec 2017 01:30:00 -0000 259898 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259898&cart&buy $10.00 Sat, 23 Dec 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Hedda Lettuce ~ Christmas Special]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264365&cart&buy Hedda Lettuce ~ Christmas Special

The Holidays are upon us, now that Lettuce Rejoice 2017 is around the corner. Playing at the famed cabaret club, The Metropolitan Room, in Chelsea I ask you, “how can a girl go wrong?”

Hedda’s crisp comedy and delicious song parodies have madethis festive celebration a hit for the past eleven years. Look forward to hearing such songsas, ‘Here Comes Tranny Clause’, the classic song, ‘Sleigh Ride’, in Hedda’shands turns into a gay mans quest for sex on Grinder, and ‘Do You Hear What IHear’ is now, ‘Do You Think That He’s Queer,’ about a fag hag desperatelyseeking a sexual relationship with a gay man. Plus, a holiday homage to therecently departed Amy Winehouse. Too soon perhaps? Not for the sardonic MissLettuce.



Lettuce Rejoice is theperfect present to give your self for the holidays.  Out right bellylaughs are the free gifts with purchase with each ticket sold. Every night,Hedda will be giving away a basket filled with Boy Butter Lubricant to onelucky patron. I am moist like a Little Debbie Snack Treat just thinking aboutit! The very talented Paul Leschen will be accompanying Hedda on piano (heplayed on the Scissor Sisters first album). Tickets sell out fast so make yourreservations today

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Sat, 23 Dec 2017 02:30:00 -0000 264365 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264365&cart&buy $25.00 - $435.00 Sat, 23 Dec 2017 02:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Lina Orfanos]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264476&cart&buy
Lina Orfanos returns to the Metropolitan Room with a new centennial celebration of our great American treasure Ella Fitzgerald. This exciting homage captures the rhythms, the aliveness, the joy of Lady Ella, and the songs she sang. In 2015, Lina and her New York City jazz crew released the sublime album Essentially Ella. This year, they have created an new exhilarating show for fans and fans to be. 
 
"Orfanos is a true vocalist. She has a full-bodied, ladylike, fluid soprano. I would even go as far as to call her the "bel canto songstress of cabaret" because  of her legato lines and pretty sound. She is a find. She is akin to Ella in the sugary texture of her sound, which is the essence of both Orfanos' and Fitzgerald's vocal personalities... 
 
A gorgeous vocal instrument ... Her ethereal sound and exquisite attention to detail had me dancing in my seat and tearing up at the same time...    A highly stylized jazz singer with one of the best bands I have ever heard...  She sings from her soul"                               - New York Cabaret Today
 
Lina's Jazz Quartet: John Benitez, acoustic bass, Spiros Exaras, guitar,Richie Morales, drums, and Gary Schreiner on piano, accordion & harmonica. Musical Director and Arrangments: Spiros Exaras
 
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Sun, 24 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 264476 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264476&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sun, 24 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259937&cart&buy
Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge 
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Chris Blacker hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm - 12am

 
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Sun, 24 Dec 2017 01:30:00 -0000 259937 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259937&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 24 Dec 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Hedda Lettuce ~ Christmas Special]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264366&cart&buy Hedda Lettuce ~ Christmas Special

The Holidays are upon us, now that Lettuce Rejoice 2017 is around the corner. Playing at the famed cabaret club, The Metropolitan Room, in Chelsea I ask you, “how can a girl go wrong?”

Hedda’s crisp comedy and delicious song parodies have madethis festive celebration a hit for the past eleven years. Look forward to hearing such songsas, ‘Here Comes Tranny Clause’, the classic song, ‘Sleigh Ride’, in Hedda’shands turns into a gay mans quest for sex on Grinder, and ‘Do You Hear What IHear’ is now, ‘Do You Think That He’s Queer,’ about a fag hag desperatelyseeking a sexual relationship with a gay man. Plus, a holiday homage to therecently departed Amy Winehouse. Too soon perhaps? Not for the sardonic MissLettuce.



Lettuce Rejoice is theperfect present to give your self for the holidays.  Out right bellylaughs are the free gifts with purchase with each ticket sold. Every night,Hedda will be giving away a basket filled with Boy Butter Lubricant to onelucky patron. I am moist like a Little Debbie Snack Treat just thinking aboutit! The very talented Paul Leschen will be accompanying Hedda on piano (heplayed on the Scissor Sisters first album). Tickets sell out fast so make yourreservations today

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Sun, 24 Dec 2017 02:30:00 -0000 264366 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264366&cart&buy $25.00 - $435.00 Sun, 24 Dec 2017 02:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Cassondra James]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254775&cart&buy
The holiday season is one filled with thoughts of home. For some, these thoughts include the warmth of friends and family; for others, the disappointment and loneliness of loss. In this, her own musical "homecoming", Cassondra reflects on the complexity of home and belonging, all while merging together the diversity of her musical homes - jazz, pop, gospel, r&b, classical, folk, and funk. 



Born in the little town of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Cassondra James (Kellam) has performed across the US and  Europe with artists such as Cory Henry, Christina Aguilera, Kim Burrell, Tituss Burgess, Laura Izibor, Gladys Knight, Brandy, and Wynton Marsalis. When she is not traveling, you can hear her performing jazz, funk, the blues, r&b, gospel, and even classical music in venues around the New York metropolitan area. She is currently working on an EP to be released in 2017, and is cast in the upcoming Broadway reading of Once on This Island.
 
In addition to these musical accomplishments, she also holds a Master's degree in theological studies from Drew University, and is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where she is conducting research on stand-up comedy.
 
 
 
 
 
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Sat, 30 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 254775 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254775&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Sat, 30 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Friday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259899&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. "Yaz" Yasuhiko Fukuoka hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm-Midnight

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Sat, 30 Dec 2017 01:30:00 -0000 259899 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259899&cart&buy $10.00 Sat, 30 Dec 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Rebecca Holtz with the Andrew Tyson Trio]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260960&cart&buy Rebecca Holtz with the Andrew Tyson Trio

Rebecca Holtz has electrified audiences coast to coast since discovering a
love for jazz music. Blessed with a big sound and matching personality
audiences are drawn in by her stage presence, “Whatever ‘it’ is – she has
it.”

 
From 2011-2014 she was the feature vocalist with the Compaq Big Band
swing orchestra performing in and around the New England area. Matching
her in volume and brass the Compaq Big Band provided Rebecca with the
opportunity to reach a wider audience and try out the swing world. She
acquired a taste for big band jazz that will never be satisfied and in the past
year has appeared regularly with the Monday Night Band at SFJAZZ.
 
In the fall of 2015 Rebecca released a 5-track EP titled “Take Me There”
featuring a selection of original tunes and standards.
 
Since the release of “Take Me There” Rebecca has appeared at the Starline
Social Club in Oakland for their jazz series and regularly performs with Bay
Area a cappella sensation Side Note.

https://rebeccaholtz.com/
 
The Andrew Tyson Trio consists of Andrew Tyson on piano, Dimitri Moderbacher on bass, and Jason Holmes on drums. Active since 2011, the trio plays original music written by Tyson as well as jazz standards. The trio released their first album, Six PM, in 2014.

http://andrewtysonmusic.com/the-andrew-tyson-trio/
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<![CDATA[Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259938&cart&buy
Saturday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge 
 
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Chris Blacker hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm - 12am

 
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<![CDATA[Metropolitan Room is Official Guinness World Record™ Holder]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=194537&cart&buy


On January 1, 2015, Metropolitan Room attempted to break a Guinness World Record™ for The Longest Variety Show and succeeded with the participation of a total of about 320 people that included staff, witnesses, stewards, timekeepers, registrars, promoters, publicists, sponsors, staffers, stage directors and performing artists.  Below is a list of all those that participated in making this an incredible historic event that has been entered into the record books.

Aaron Kominos-Smith
Aaron Morishita 
Aaron Weinstein
Adam and Todd Stone
Adam Shapiro 
Adriane Hamilton
Afterbirth Monkey / Charles Stunning
Afterbirth Monkey / Mark Robert Turner 
Alex Leonard
Amy Friedl Stoner
Andrea Wolff
Andrew Kotliar / LIVAMP.COM
Andrew Schiavone 
Anthony Cinelli
Anthony Nunziata
Antonique Smith
April Brucker      
Ari Teman
Artie Thompson
Avery Sommers
Baby Jane Dexter
Bar Asolin and May Ben 
Barbara Porteus
Barry Levitt
Beck Lee
Ben Conrad        
Ben Rosenfeld
Bernie Furshpan
Bettina May
Bill Boggs
Billy Root
Billy Stritch
Bill Zeffiro
Bobbie Horowitz
Bobby de Leon
Bobby  Peaco
Bob Greenberg 
Brandon Portelli
Briana Davis
Brian Gari
Brian Grossi
Brittany Dombrowski
BXL Restaurant
Carlo Bellario
Caroline Kearney
Carol Sue
Carrie Gravenson
Cary Hoffman
Celia Berk
Charles McBee
Charlotte Patton
Cherry Pitz
Christine Pedi  
Christine Schisano
Chrysten Peddie
Cole Rumbough
Corinna Sowers-Adler
CuBa AKA Madis Haugasm
Cynthia Crane
Dana Friedman
Dana Lorge
Dan D'Agnes 
Dan Manjovi
Dan McGinnity / GroundLink Black Car Service
Danny Bacher
Danny Cohen
Danny Lofaro        
Daryl Glenn
Dave Rosner
David Alpher
David Slone
Dawn Derow
Deborah Tranelli
DeLance Minefee
Delilah
Denise Pizzo
Devin Bing
Dino Sossi 
Doreen Montalvo
Dorian Wallace
Dorothy Bishop
Doug Adler
Douglas J. Cohen
Edd Clark
Eddie Brill 
Eddy Khaimovich 
Ellen Karis
Elli The King of Bdwy
Elya Vasiliev  
Emily Bergl
Eric Rudy
Eric Yves Garcia
Erik Levi
Evan Leslie Jones
Flor Bromley
Francine Evans
Frank Dain
Frans Bloem 
Fred Cohen
Fred Gefen
Gabrielle Lee
Gary Crawford
Gary Lizardo
Gerry Mastrolia
Gianna Messina
Gladys Nilsen
Gregory Korostishevsky
Gregory Levine 
Gwen Kelley
Harold Sanditen
Harrison Greenbaum
Hedda Lettuce
Howard Alden 
Howard Feller
Iris Williams
Jack Fuld
Jackson Ridd
James Followell
Jamie and Wade Preston
Jamie deRoy
Jamie Hartmann
Jamie Salzano
Jane Condon
Jane Glick
Janice Hall 
Jason Morris
Jason Taylor
Jay Rogers
Jean Hanks
Jeanne Gies
Jeff Franzel
Jeff Harnar
Jeff Macauley
Jeffrey Gurian
Jennie Litt
Jennifer Bassey
Jeremy Zoma
Jim Brochu 
Joanne Furshpan
Joanne Tatham 
Joe Alfano
Joe Franklin
Joe Lipari
Joel Zelnik
Joe Peri
Joe Pontillo
Joe Regan
Joe Sirola
Joey Infante
John Crenny
Jonathan Ellers
Jonathan Furshpan
Jonathan Mastro
Jon Fisch
Jon Weber
Jordan Siwek
Joseph Macchia
Joshua Lance Dixon 
JP Perreaux
Judi Mark
Julie Ann Earls
Julie Miller
Karen Oberlin 
Katherine Butigieg
Kathleen France
Kelley Lynn
Ken Dashow
Kevin Allen
Kevin Berrey 
Kevin Dombrowski
Kevin Dozier 
Kevin Gootee
Kevin Keith
Kimberley Hellem
Kita St Cyr
KT Sullivan
Kyra Miller
Laurie Krauz
Lawrence A. Florek
Lee Torchia
Lina Koutrakos
Linda Amiel Burns
Linda Elizabeth
Lisa Harmon        
Lisa Yaeger
Liz Barrett      
Liz McKendry
Lori Sommer
Lou Iacovino       
Luba Mason
Luke Thayer
Lynn Henderson
Manny Morales
Marcus Simeone
Maria Ottavia
Marieann Meringolo
Marilyn Maye
Marissa Mulder
Mark McCombs
Marya Coburn
Maryann Lopinto
Marya Zimmet
Mary Foster Conklin
Matias Letelier
Matthew Martin Ward
Matt Nagin
Maureen Taylor
Max Cohen
Maxine Linehan 
Melanie Kann
Mel Garlick
Melissa E. Heche
Melody Breyer-Grell
Merrill Grant
Michael Six Muldoon
Michelle Beautier
Michelle Butigieg
Michelle Collier
Michelle DellaFave 
Mike Gillerman
Mikel Mafaro  
MJ Territo 
Nancy Seabold
Natalie Arneson
Natasha Castillo 
Natti Vogel
Neal Bennington 
Nicky Sunshine
Oni Francis
P&W Press Printers
Patrick Holbert
Paul Stephen
Peaches & Crime
Peggy Eason
Peter Leavy / Cabaret Scenes
Peter Napolitano
Phil O'Reilly
Phil Sweet
Pin-Up Squirrels
Rachel Joan
Rachel Menconi
Randie Levine-Miller
Rembert Block
Rev. Yolanda
Richard Becker
Richard Holbrook
Richard Pryor Jr
Richard Purcell
Rich Grasso
Rick Jensen
Ricky Ritzel
Rob Davis
Robert Driemeyer
Rob Langeder
Rob Lester
Ron Dabney
Ronnie Giles
Rosebud Baker        
Rosemary Loar
Run Jenny
Russ Weatherford
Sandi Durrell
Sandip Buch 
Sandra Benee
Sandy Chansamone        
SantaJaca
Sarah Ferro
Sara Zahn
Sari Schorr
Scott Siegel
Sean Harkness 
Seth Bisen-Hersh
Shana Farr 
Shane Baker
Sharik Hasan
Shauna Hicks
Shellen Lubin
Shelly Colman
Stephen Hanks
Stephen Sorokoff
Steve "The Whistler" Herbst
Steve Marden
Steven Scott
Steve Schalchlin 
Stu Hamstra
Sue Matsuki
Sunny Leigh
Susan Jeffries
Sylvia Mims
Taiger
Tamara Furshpan
Tedd Firth
Teresa DeGaetano
Tess O'Brien
Tina deVaron
Tom Gamblin
Tom Ragu
Tom Toce
Tom Waters
Tony Danza
Tracey Hassel
Tracy Stark
Travis Moser
Tym Moss
Vickie Phillips 
Vicki Sander 
Vicky Kuperman
Victoria Paulin
Victor Neufeld 
Victor Starsky 
Virginia Jimenez
Wae Messed
Wambui Bahati  
Warren Schein
Will Shuler
Witti Repartee
Zoe Kuhnen
 
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<![CDATA[Happy Birthday Elizabeth Sullivan]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248922&cart&buy Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Sullivan: Mother of Singers, Mistress of Song

RIchard Skipper's article about Elizabeth... http://richardskipper.blogspot.com/2014/05/elizabeth-sullivan-celebrating-mothers.html



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Tue, 22 May 2018 23:00:00 -0000 248922 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248922&cart&buy $30.00 - $115.00 Tue, 22 May 2018 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Met Room Sing - Along with Gretchen, Karen & Andrew]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=238469&cart&buy DON'T SING ALONE... SING-ALONG...   WITH US.  
 
HOSTS: GRETCHEN REINHAGEN, KAREN MACK & ANDREW SOTOMAYOR
 
THEME: THE SONGS OF 1973
 
2016 DATES & HOSTS: 
Tue Oct 4 at 7pm Jay Rogers & Aaron Morishita
Mon Nov 28 at 7pm Gretchen Reinhagen & Karen Mack & Andrew Sotomayor

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DON'T SING ALONE... SING-ALONG...   WITH US.
Metropolitan Room proudly presents a special series called "Sing-Along with..." Each event will be hosted by some of the most popular entertainers in the industry who will create a theme all their own with music that you will recognize and want to participate in.  Nothing's more exciting than to be singing together with other people.   Even during holidays, many of us gather around the piano and sing familiar tunes as a group and there's so much love and joy in it.   Music is healing and singing together with others makes us happy and builds community and brotherhood.  Create great memories with us.   
 
EVERYONE WANTS TO SING
So many of us have been told at some point during our impressionable years that we can’t sing or shouldn’t sing in public because we have a terrible voice.  Consequently, we shied away from using our voices to express ourselves and from speaking our truth.  Singing is instinctual, primal even and deep down, we all want to sing because we were all designed that way!  There are several scientific explanations why singing is actually good for your soul and health.
 
SINGING MAKES US FEEL GOOD
We experience pleasure from sound vibrations as they resonate in our oral cavities and throughout our bodies.  Endorphins are released when we sing which promotes positive feelings. This is especially true when we sing with other people and group singing induces the production of oxytocin (the bonding hormone). This process reduces stress, anxiety and increases feelings of trust and well-being.
 
SINGING IS GOOD FOR OUR HEALTH
Singing is considered an aerobic activity because of the amount of oxygen that is delivered to the brain. Many singers report feelings of invigoration, euphoria or even bliss when performing. This is partly due to the deep breathing that singing requires. Deep breathing has immense restorative power and reduces stress and can even put us into a meditative state. Moreover, singing decreases cortisol levels (stress hormone), which helps produce more antibodies that boost our immune systems.  There are emotional health benefits as well. We see this in the mother’s instinct to comfort her crying baby with a song and in the tradition of a lullaby to put a child to sleep. Singing along to sad songs when we’re feeling blue and happy songs when we’re on top of the world both have a positive impact on our mood.
 
SINGING MAKES THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE
When we understand who we are at our core and what unique qualities we posses, we stop comparing ourselves to each other. The fear and anxiety that fuels us to fight, to hoard, and to oppress is transformed into compassion, generosity and love. This positive change has a ripple effect which begins in our own lives, then extends to our friends and families, our communities and eventually into the world at large.
 
WE ARE ONE COMMUNITY
It has been suggested that singing in groups can result in a phenomenon called entrainment. The pulses of the singers synchronize as one collective heartbeat, part of one enormous system, the heart of humanity.

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<![CDATA[-]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=157614&cart&buy Tue, 06 Jun 2023 23:00:00 -0000 157614 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=157614&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Tue, 06 Jun 2023 23:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Billy White]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=239140&cart&buy


Billy White is a pianist, keyboardist, composer, producer, electronic musician and songwriter living in New York City.  Born in San Francisco, he graduated attended UCLA's jazz studies program, where he studied under Kenny Burrell and earned a B.A. in Ethnomusicology.  He has won numerous awards and scholarships, including the David A. Abell Jazz Piano Scholarship, the Martin Feldman Award, the Duke Ellington Jazz Award and several CMEA Command Performances. Since moving to New York in 2005, he worked with Blue Note artist Ambrose Akinmusire, Dayna Stephens, Obed Calvaire, Paula West, and Marcus Shelby, as well as crossing over into R&B, working with Bilal (Grammy-nominee), and Maiysha Kai (Grammy-nominee).   Never one to mind boundaries, he has collaborated with gospel star James Hall. as well as electronic producers Teeko, Captain Planet, and Pablo Ygal (formerly of Plug Research).  He has also composed for film (the festival-winning Bowling Blind, 2011) and dance (Martha Graham School of Dance, Long Island University).  He has also worked in musical theater, co-writing the musical "Finding Harlem" with Rent's Ano Okera.  In 2010, he released "First Things First", an album of original jazz, which garnered positive reviews in both Down Beat Magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle. ]]>
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