Upcoming Shows at Metropolitan Room Buy tickets to live shows at Metropolitan Room - Powered by TuneStub http://www.tunestub.com Wed, 26 Jul 2017 3:40:23 AM 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[Corporate Rentals & Private Events]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265797&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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Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000 265797 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265797&cart&buy $0.00 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -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[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[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[Sheryl Lee Ralph]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264832&cart&buy
 
Original DREAMGIRL, Sheryl Lee Ralph is a Tony Award nominated actress (DreamGirls), Independent Spirit Award winner (To Sleep with Anger) and honored HIV/AIDS activist. Ralph’s award winning body of work in film (Distinguished Gentleman with Eddie Murphy, The Mighty Quinn with Denzel Washington, Sister Act 2 with Whoppi Goldberg), television, (Moesha, Designing Women, ER) and the Broadway stage includes originating and creating the role of Deena Jones on Broadway in Dreamgirls.

Ms. Ralph is currently starring on Broadway in "Wicked" as 'Madame Morrible'.


 
A passionate AIDS activist, Sheryl Lee Ralph is founding Director of The Divinely Inspired Victoriously Aware (DIVA) Foundation. The DIVA Foundation founded in 1990 is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, created as a living memorial to the many friends she had lost to HIV/AIDS as an original cast member of Broadways DREAMGIRLS and because of her concern for the threat HIV/AIDS posed to women and children. In herwork of Driving Infectious Viruses Away, the foundation focuses on HIV/AIDS awareness, testing, erasing stigma, lowering of the HIV infection rate especially as it pertains to women, girls and young people and the development of new and effective programs to combat the disease using the arts. The foundation disseminates information, and provides advocacy and mobilization from a uniquely and unapologetically artistic feminine point of view.
 
Sheryl Lee Ralph, was awarded the first Red Ribbon Award at the UN for her unique use of the arts in HIV/AIDS activism. Rich in creativity and spirit, Sheryl Lee designed a successful line of socially consciousred ribbon T-shirts which offer responsible messages in style and beauty. She has received Doctorates in Humane Letters from Tougaloo College and Huston-Tillotson University in recognition of her AIDS activism.

The Diva Foundation is a national not-for-profit 501C(3) charitable organization that was founded by Sheryl Lee Ralph, in 1990, as a memorial to the many friends she had lost to HIV/AIDS. The organization focuses on generating resources and coordinating activities to create awareness of and combat against HIV/AIDS. The DIVA Foundation utilizes music and entertainment as a vehicle to inform, educate and erase the stigma attached to this deadly disease.
 
Our awareness campaign has grown to include: town hall meetings,
prevention seminars, free HIV testing, HIV/AIDS counseling, free healthcare materials, and of course, the annual DIVAS Simply Singing! benefit concert. Miss Ralph has recorded a series of HIV awareness PSAs for grass roots organizations in need of assistance.
 
The Diva Foundation have also developed a Home Fragrance Collection that includes some of the most wonderfully scented hand made candles. The candles and scented oils make great gifts and are available for a small tax deductible donation. Visit TheDIVAfoundation.org for more information.
 
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Sun, 30 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000 264832 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264832&cart&buy $50.00 - $75.00 Sun, 30 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -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 TOP 19
 
Anthony Alfaro
Analisa Bell
Joan Crowe
Evan Dolan
Emily Ellet
Caitlin Fahey
Barrie Kealoha
Mallory King
Jackie Mate
Caitlin McBride
Ryan Michaels
Maya Murphy
Gina Piazza
Katia Pshenichner
Sheree Sano
Jackie Schiffer
Lily Howard Scott
Nicole Spano
Deonte Warren
 

"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[Shafer Ward]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264888&cart&buy
Shafer Ward started doing improv comedy semi-professionally at 15, and stand-up comedy at 19. At the age of 19, he was invited to his first comedy festival, performing at the Hoboken Comedy Festival in Hoboken, NJ, as an opening act for HBO's Artie Lange. Since then, he has performed on lineups at such notable American clubs as Gotham Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, and the Stress Factory, as well as continuing to produce his own Stand-Up and Improv comedy shows. He was also a member of the comedy troupe UProv Comedy until 2013, and since 2015 has been performing in the comedy troupe The Drew Football Team, which he started with his longtime friend and frequent collaborator Philipe AbiYouness.]]>
Tue, 01 Aug 2017 01:30:00 -0000 264888 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264888&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Tue, 01 Aug 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Susan Winter]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265093&cart&buy Susan Winter
 
 
Way back in 2007, Susan Winter presented her MAC nominated debut show to sold out audiences at the newly established Metropolitan Room. Since that time, she's created 6 cabaret shows, 4 of which have been MAC nominated. She was commissioned by the Kupferberg Holocaust Center at Queensborough Community College to create a musical evening which would "tell the story." Collaborating with Alex Rybeck and Barry Kleinbort, Susan created, "Rise Up Singing." She has won a Bistro award, the Nancy LaMott/ > David Friedman MAC award for best recording, has co-hosted, co-produced, "Open Mic at the Met," for the last four years and has firmly established herself as part of the NYC cabaret community. She has performed for audiences up and down the east coast. Since moving to south Florida last fall, she has come to feel that the Metropolitan Room is more like her NYC home, rather than a club where she performs. And being reunited with the A-Team of Tedd Firth and Tom Hubbard makes this special evening feel even more like a welcome homecoming. Susan will sing some of her most beloved arrangements as well as songs new to the canon. Featuring special guest, Barry Kleinbort, the Metropolitan Room gives a warm welcome home to Susan Winter.
 
 

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Tue, 01 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 265093 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265093&cart&buy $25.00 - $435.00 Tue, 01 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Corporate Rentals & Private Events]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265799&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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Wed, 02 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 265799 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265799&cart&buy $0.00 Wed, 02 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Bobby Belfry with The Kevin Lutke Trio]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265507&cart&buy
Bobby Belfry is an award winning singer/songwriter whose latest album, entitled “One Lucky Day”, is a collection of pop classics set to the thrilling jazz virtuosity of The David Budway Trio.
 
Born and raised in the suburbs of New York City, Belfry’s work on “Day” has been greatly influenced by The Big Apple’s immeasurable wealth of culture, which can be felt and heard on all 13 tracks.


 
Bobby can also be heard (and seen) on his first two albums, LIVE:In The Heart of The Universe (a CD/DVD) and "Imperfect Rhymes" which have both received great critical notice: "Bobby Belfry is one to savor, embrace and lend the hand of fame to...smooth jazz outlets will have a ball with this shrewd offering" said Chuck Taylor of Billboard Magazine. Two cuts from Rhymes have been included on a popular jazz compilation, "In Love With Jazz", released in Europe and Asia.  He also appears on Broadway:Unplugged 2 and  Chip Deffaa’s “The Johnny Mercer Jamboree”.
 
A mainstay at Feinstein’s, The Metropolitan Club, and Brandy's, Bobby has also performed at Lincoln Center, Town Hall, The Russian Tea Room, The Rainbow Room, Bitter End, China Club, CBGB’s, Smoke, The Fairmont Hotel in Dallas, The New Jersey Performing Arts Center, The Kennedy Center, and The Cinegrill in Hollywood.
 
Bobby has also appeared on national television on "The Morning Blend", a news/talk show on MSNBC (interviewed by Soledad O’Brian), and was a frequent guest on WOR Radio's The Joey Reynolds Show, whose theme song, penned by Bobby, was played for an audience of 5 million listeners, nightly.
 
Bobby has been the recipient of the Back Stage Bistro Award for Outstanding Vocalist. Imperfect Rhymes and "So What", a cut off the album, were 2nd and 3rd place finalists for the Just Plain Folks Independent Music Awards, in a field of 10,000 submissions. He has also received the MAC Award for outstanding Pop/R&B Vocalist and several Critics Choice Vocalist Awards.
 
Filmmaker, Victor Mignatti (R Kelly's "Trapped in the Closet", The Real World) has included Bobby in his documentary "This Time", which follows the careers of diverse artists in the music industry (including the legendary Sweet Inspirations & Cissy Houston) by weaving their music-filled stories, exploring the relationship between faith and persistence to longevity and the process of making music against all odds. The film is currently available on DVD and iTunes. Click here to see a deleted scene from the movie
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Thu, 03 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 265507 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265507&cart&buy $15.00 - $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
COMEDIAN DAVE KONIG
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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

From Gerry Geddes of MAC Bistro: http://bistroawards.com/katie-mcgrath/
Highlights from this:
When she sang… there was an infusion of fragility and tenderness that transformed each of her well-chosen songs into a highly personal story.
Her respect for and attention to the lyric and her ability to capture the melody simply and surely without ostentation or artifice made it seem that the spirits of Mabel Mercer and Julie Wilson were watching over the room. 
Song after song was re-imagined in thrilling, heartbreaking, and moving ways. 
Katie McGrath has already pursued, captured, and pretty much perfected cabaret performance.
 
From Scott Barbarino, NitelifeExchange: “Big KUDOS to Lina Koutrakos & Rick Jensen who have brought someone new to the New York Cabaret stage who is genuine, engaging, comedic, sings from the heart and cherishes the lyric! What a pure pleasure to have been in the same room with Katie, whose NYC debut  was as good as they come! I'm so glad this amazing performer from St. Louis is our neighbor now! Please Katie do it again soon!”
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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[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[Ellen Kaye]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265060&cart&buy
Diamonds On My Windshield
A musical pentimento of the road
 
It's hard to catch the wind, the freedom of the highway, and the psychedelic insanity that was 1974. Ellen Kaye is tackling all three in her new show. Seven years after the Summer of Love, six years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, four years after the Kent State killings, two years after Watergate, two weeks after Nixon resigns and Ford takes office her adventure begins.
 
Hitchhiking across a fracturing America, with Ted Bundy arriving on the scene in Washington State, the US pulling out of Vietnam, Shirley Chisolm running for President, The Black Panthers, The Weather Underground, The Symbionese Liberation Army with Patty Hearst, and Angela Davis make it an interesting moment to be on the road, seeing the country for the first time. It's a quintessential tale of some badass days and nights.
 
Thank God Ethan Fein is on guitar. Lawrence Feldman is on reeds. Mimi Jones is on bass. Camille Gainer Jones is on drums. And Seth Goldman is keeping score.  Produced by LiveIt!Live.

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Tue, 08 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 265060 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265060&cart&buy $20.00 - $435.00 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -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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<![CDATA[Matthew Piazzi and the Debonairs]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264796&cart&buy
The Debonairs featuring Matthew Piazzi, a Top 10 Finalist from Season Three of NBC's hit TV show "America's Got Talent", bring you the best in 1950's & 1960's Doo Wop, 50's Pop, Rhythm & Blues and Soul. 
 
Hailing from New York City, the Doo Wop capital of the world, The Debonairs are a versatile, experienced group able to command any stage. Memories will come flooding back as you listen to the sounds of Dion & the Belmonts, Del Shannon, Jackie Wilson, The Drifters, Sam Cooke, The Coasters, Elvis Presley, Ben E. King, Little Richard, Otis Redding, Ray Charles and many more. Their mixed bag of tunes will surely take you on a musical trip recapturing those glorious carefree yesterdays. And The Debonairs energetic shows evoke emotions ranging from sheer excitement to feelings of pure nostalgia. With a beat you won't be able to resist, you will soon find yourself dancing to the best 50’s and 60’s rock and roll you ever heard. 
 
THE DEBONAIRS
Matthew Piazzi - Lead Vocals, Piano
Nick Palumbo - Guitar, Vocals
Jim Greene - Bass, Vocals
Curt Gary - Drums
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<![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[Matthew Piazzi and the Debonairs]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264797&cart&buy
The Debonairs featuring Matthew Piazzi, a Top 10 Finalist from Season Three of NBC's hit TV show "America's Got Talent", bring you the best in 1950's & 1960's Doo Wop, 50's Pop, Rhythm & Blues and Soul. 
 
Hailing from New York City, the Doo Wop capital of the world, The Debonairs are a versatile, experienced group able to command any stage. Memories will come flooding back as you listen to the sounds of Dion & the Belmonts, Del Shannon, Jackie Wilson, The Drifters, Sam Cooke, The Coasters, Elvis Presley, Ben E. King, Little Richard, Otis Redding, Ray Charles and many more. Their mixed bag of tunes will surely take you on a musical trip recapturing those glorious carefree yesterdays. And The Debonairs energetic shows evoke emotions ranging from sheer excitement to feelings of pure nostalgia. With a beat you won't be able to resist, you will soon find yourself dancing to the best 50’s and 60’s rock and roll you ever heard. 
 
THE DEBONAIRS
Matthew Piazzi - Lead Vocals, Piano
Nick Palumbo - Guitar, Vocals
Jim Greene - Bass, Vocals
Curt Gary - Drums
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Fri, 11 Aug 2017 01:00:00 -0000 264797 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264797&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Fri, 11 Aug 2017 01:00:00 -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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<![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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<![CDATA[Potatoes Mashed]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265713&cart&buy Starring Rudy Casari & David Wilson]]> Sat, 12 Aug 2017 01:30:00 -0000 265713 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265713&cart&buy $15.00 - $435.00 Sat, 12 Aug 2017 01:30:00 -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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<![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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<![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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<![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[On Your Feet ~ Cabaret Cares]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261138&cart&buy One Last Dance with On Your Feet ~ Cabaret Cares

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

Performers:
 
1.    Doreen Montalvo
 
2.    Arianna Rosario
 
3.    Madison Lagares
 
4.    Henry Gainza
 
5.    Genny Lis Padilla
 
6.    Natalie Caruncho
 
7.    Omar Lopez-Cepero
 
8.    Hector Masionet
 
9.    Jeremey Adam Rey
 
10. David Baida
 
11. Amaris Sanchez
 
12.Karmine Alers
 
13. Mauricio Martinez
 
14. Michelle Alves
 
15.Eduardo Hernandez
 
16. Jennifer Sanchez
 
17. Ana Villafañe
 
18. Ektor Rivera
 
19.Martín Solá
 
20. Alexandria Suaréz
 
21. José-Luis Lopez

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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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<![CDATA[Minda Larsen]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265061&cart&buy
Minda Larsen is thrilled to be returning to the Metropolitan Room for this one-night only performance!
She was recently named winner of the 2015 MetroStar challenge at the Metropolitan Room and always feels at home returning.

 
She will be joined by Matt Baker on piano and guest-starring two of Minda's young students. 
 
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 around the world. Her most recent show, directed by Marilyn Maye, was nominated for "Best Female Show 2016" by BroadwayWorld.com.
 
She recently completed her first album featuring the songs of Johnny Mercer. 
“With her vocal clarity and confident, yet easy presence, Larsen reminds one of Dinah Shore
at her most sincere and reflective.” -BroadwayWorld.com 
 
"She impressed audiences with her vocal prowess and her grounded, good-humored stage presence" -BistroAwards
 
“Larsen radiates warmth and an appealing lack of pretense” -WomanAroundTown

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<![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[Diva Queen Angels]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265059&cart&buy
Meet The Diva Queen Angels: Debra Toscano, Megn, & Tracy Braithwate. About 3 years ago, these Powerhouse Sirens of Song met on a musical project. They enjoyed singing together so much, they decided to join forces to create their own show, The Diva Queen Angels. What sets the DQA's apart from the rest is the musicality, soul, and spirit of not only their voices, but of their personalities. Together they cover every genre of music you could imagine. They will make you laugh, make you cry, make you dance, and leave you wanting more.]]>
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 265059 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265059&cart&buy $10.00 - $435.00 Thu, 17 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[David Konig ~ Standup & Book Release]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264887&cart&buy
Listen to 3 time EMMY winner Dave Konig on The Rita Cosby Show, WABC Radio. LISTEN NOW >>
Good Luck, Mr. Gorsky on The Mark Simone Show, WOR Radio. Begins at 24:00. LISTEN NOW >>
"1980s, pre-Giuliani New York in all it's gritty, sleazy splendor..." - Mackenzie Dawson, New York Post
"I was dazzled, surprised, excited! A dark, biting comic novel - what could be better?"  - Rick Moody, NY Times bestseller The Ice Storm
 
"Dave Konig is a great wordsmith and a great comedian. A fascinating cast of characters in the seedy underbelly of NY City." - Rita Cosby, NY Times best-seller Quiet Hero
"Dave Konig is a great comedian, and this novel is fascinating. A great novel, it will really take you back to grimy, dirty pre-Giuliani New York. I love it because I love reading about New York in the 80's." - Mark Simone, WOR Radio.​
"I love this book!" - Ron McLarty, NY Times bestseller The Memory of Running
Crime. Addiction. Poverty. Gambling. Violence. Teenage runaways.
Stupidity.
It's a comedy.
Good Luck, Mr. Gorsky, the first novel by 3-time Emmy Award winning comedian Dave Konig, is The Bowery Boys on speed in the wild, wild West Side of New York City of the early 1980s; cheap single-room occupancy hotels, crime, and Times Square sleaze. A more innocent time.
Three teenage runaways - naive Danny Fisher, street savvy Bobby Boyd, and Bobby's delusional artist brother James Boyd - form a wildly dysfunctional familial bond.
 
They dream, plot, and scheme to escape their misfit world through crime (a poorly planned robbery of valuable comic books), art (James is convinced his unsuccessful career as a graffiti artist will propel him to Hollywood fame), and a little help from a clown's car full of deposed Ping-Pong champions, fat junkies, washed-up boxers, midgets, aging Nazis, and enigmatic movie stars.


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Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 264887 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264887&cart&buy $0.00 Fri, 18 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[Jerry Pearce]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265398&cart&buy
Jerry Pearce is a new voice on the performing spectrum. Possessor of a baritone voice with a style often compared by many to Perry Como, Jerry has been a lifelong admirer and emulator of contemporary big band singers and a dedicated fan of Frank Sinatra, an obsession that began due to the lifelong influence of his grandfather.



His first public singing appearance took place at the "Sinatra Birthday Bash" in Red Bank, New Jersey for the Jazz Arts Project organization at the Count Basie Theater in December 2016. His second appearance, also for Jazz Arts Project, took place during the "Enchanted Evening of Song" concert held at the Two River Theater in May 2017. In addition, Jerry was the first place winner for the 11th Annual "Sinatra Idol" Contest held in Hoboken, New Jersey in June 2017.  A compliment to his singing, Jerry is the author of a historical column centered on Sinatra beginners, "The Sinatra File," published monthly at NewzBreaker.com. Jerry's appearance at the Metropolitan Room marks his first in the New York cabaret scene and he is happy to make his debut at such a time honored venue.]]>
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:30:00 -0000 265398 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265398&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:30:00 -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[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.”

For more information, feel free to visit her webiste www.lauraainsworth.com.]]>
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[ON POINT]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265090&cart&buy
ON POINT is a local RnB band and we perform classic soul and RnB music as well as original songs. ON POINT is made up of 8 seasoned musicians and vocalist with vast experience in the music industry from jazz to doo woop funk and RnB. We are Tanya  (bass) Kennett  (quitar) Charles  (guitar) Gigi  (congas) Mike  (guitar) Calvin  (drums) and on vocals Yvett, La La (Arlene) and Sherman.

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Sat, 26 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 265090 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265090&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sat, 26 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -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[Corporate Rentals & Private Events]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265943&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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Sun, 27 Aug 2017 20:00:00 -0000 265943 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265943&cart&buy $0.00 Sun, 27 Aug 2017 20:00:00 -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 has been performing onstage since the age of five and professionally since the age of 10. He is  currently ,as well as the original Broadway cast member,  in the Hit Broadway musical "Aladdin".  Some of his other Theatre credits include "West Side Story" the international tour (Indio/Chino u/s), "Smokey Joe's Cafe" national tour (Ken Ard), "Sophisticated Ladies" national tour (soloist), Regionally , White Christmas, King and I, Wizard of Oz, Sugar, 42nd Street, Damn Yankees, Hello Dolly, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hairspray, Showboat and many more. A Bucks County/Philadelphia native he has grown up in the performing arts with his Parents (Marty Krzywonos and Patricia Krzywonos) his sister (Ajah Krzywonos) and cousin (Chyanne Donnel). A triple threat he has been studying dance, singing, and acting since the age of five. Some of his influences range from Gene Kelly, Sammy Davis jr., Lena Horne to Audra McDonald, Amy Winehouse, and Mel Brooks. 
 
Last year he won the "2016 Audience Favorite award" from The Metropolitan Room's "Metrostar" Competition. Which helped him launch his first Cabaret "Green Eyed Soul" ,Produced by Joseph Macchia at The Metropolitan Room, to a packed house. The New York Times allegedly said "they weren't there". Green Eyed Soul featured the talents of Justin Gonzalez, Kathryn Allison, and Marty Krzywonos. It was musically Directed by Patrick Burns and on drums was Ryan McBride.
 
His next show "Smoke and Mirrors" is a retrospection on his 20 years in show business with the help of his family and friends navigating through all the highs and lows.

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Mon, 28 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 256069 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256069&cart&buy $22.00 - $435.00 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Sarah Rice]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=266194&cart&buy
arrived in NYC with $100, two cats and a piano. Shortly after, she originated the role of Marianne in a musical adaptation of THE MISER called HANG ON TO YOUR RIBBONS, off-off Broadway. This led to being cast as The Girl in the long-running original off-Broadway production of THE FANTASTICKS. She continued in the role off and on for over two years. During that time she also played Anne in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Cunegonde in CANDIDE, at the Guthrie, Miranda in THE TEMPEST, Zan in REGINA, Gretel in HANSEL AND GRETEL and Liesl in THE SOUND OF MUSIC.
 
Then Stephen Sondheim and Harold Prince chose her to become part of musical theatre history. She was cast as the original Johanna in SWEENEY TODD, THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET on Broadway for which she won a Theatre World Award and recorded on RCA. This recording won a Grammy for best show album and SWEENEY swept the Tony awards, including best show. 
 
Leading soprano roles since then include; Marie in DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT, Gilda in RIGOLETTO, Cunegonde in CANDIDE, Mabel in PIRATES OF PENZANCE, Kathie in THE STUDENT PRINCE, Lady Catherine in THE VAGABOND KING, Monica in THE MEDIUM, Madame Goldentrill in THE IMPRESARIO, Maria in WEST SIDE STORY, Marietta in NAUGHTY MARIETTA, Magnolia in SHOWBOAT, Christine Daae in PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Sarah in BITTERSWEET, Margot in THE DESERT SONG, Susanna in THE SECRET OF SUSANNA, Gretel in CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS, THE MERRY WIDOW (with Dame Joan Sutherland in her last US operatic stage appearance), Tirese/Tiresias in LES MAMELLES DE TIRESIAS, Eolo in L’ORIONE, Marian Paroo in THE MUSIC MAN, Jenny Lind in BARNUM, and Sarah Brown in GUYS AND DOLLS to name a few, with theatre and opera companies throughout the world, including the famed Gran Teatro la Fenice in Venice, Italy (before it burned down), Santa Fe Opera, Central City Opera, Dallas Opera and others.
 
She originated the roles of Susan in the Virginia Woolf musical, THE WAVES at the New York Theatre Workshop, Eloise in that Abelard and Eloise musical, ETERNAL LOVE, off-off Broadway, Belle in A CHRISTMAS CAROL for Eastern Opera Theatre, and Elizabeth in SWAN SONG at the York Theatre Company.
 
Dramatic roles include Ophelia in HAMLET, Woman #1 in MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL, Elisabeth in AURELIE'S WALTZ, film versions of THE KNIGHT FROM OLMEDO, as Inez, Isobel in THE PHANTOM LADY, Anne Bullen in HENRY VIII, and Adriana in THE COMEDY OF ERRORS. She filmed an original docu-drama for HBO called P. T. BARNUM AND HIS HUMAN ODDITIES where she sang and acted the role of Jenny Lind. She appeared as Maude Arthur in the PBS series THE BEST OF FAMILIIES. 
 
Recordings include; SWEENEY TODD, WINTERS ARE WARMER, THE WAVES, JEROME KERN REVISITED, for Ben Bagly, and YOUR ARM'S TOO SHORT TO BOX WITH GOD (she sang the high notes). She currently studies voice with Laura Thomas.
 
Ms. Rice resides in NYC, with her cats and the piano.
 
2010 Bistro Award and 2011 MAC AWARD winner, Female Vocalist, for her critically acclaimed solo cabaret debut, SARAH RICE sings SCREEN GEMS, Songs of Old Hollywood and voted favorite female cabaret debut performer by Cabaret Hotline Online readers in 2009. Recent shows include her Ivor Novello/Noel Coward show, celebrating the music of the era of Downton Abbey, "GLAMOROUS NIGHTS & CARELESS RAPTURE", and serial guest-starring in the award winning SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED both at 54 Below, and The Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret Convention where she returned last year for their Sondheim Evening.
 
Sarah first played the Theremin at famed Broadway director, Tom O'Horgan's house about 10+ years ago, on an original RCA model from the 1920s. She has been enthralled with the instrument and its otherworldly sound ever since. This last summer she was invited back again to play the theremin at the famed Caramoor Music Festival for a second season.
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<![CDATA[We Need A Little Christmas Now]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264367&cart&buy We Need A Little Christmas Now
 
It may only be August but somehow right now we need a little Christmas. So why not celebrate for a great cause with a great night of Christmas Songs. 
 
The evening will benefit Help Is On The Way Today a non for profit organization that helps and assists children, living with HIV and AIDS in New York City. 
 
Cover Charge $10 or Toy or Gift for boy or girl ages 6-20
 
Performing on The 30th will be 
 
Lisa Yaeger
Wendy Scherl
Jamie Salzano
Katie Dunn  McGrath
Jeff Macauley
Dorian Woodruff

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<![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

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<![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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<![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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<![CDATA[Jaime Lozano & Mauricio Martínez]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265433&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.

MAURICIO MARTINEZ

After successfully originating the starring role in the world premiere of 'Children Of Salt' at the New York Musical Festival this summer & starring as 'Che' in Kansas City Repertory Theatre's production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Evita', Mexican TV star (NBC Universo's 'El Vato' & Telemundo's 'Señora Acero'), recording artist & musical theatre leading man Mauricio Martinez makes his New York solo concert debut at the legendary Metropolitan Room, music directed by musical theatre composer Jaime Lozano. Mauricio will take you through a musical journey of his multifaceted career.
 
 
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<![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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<![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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<![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).
 
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<![CDATA[Joan Vázquez]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264892&cart&buy Joan Vázquez

After his NYC debut at Feinstein’s/54 Below, Joan Vázquez -star of the Spanish productions of Merrily We Roll Along, Hair, and Mamma Mia!- is thrilled to bring  Something’s Coming: a tribute to Sondheim to the Metropolitan Room.
 


Accompanying himself on the piano, Joan celebrates music theatre genius Stephen Sondheim with legendary songs such as “Losing My Mind”, “Finishing the Hat”, “Send in the Clowns” or “Being Alive”, while delivering Mr. Sondheim’s witty quotes on the state of the art, love and life. 
 
Don’t miss this solo show by the new guy in town performing in the style of recent actor-musician Sondheim productions on Broadway.
 
Featuring Broadway stars to be announced.
 
“Joan treated a full house to 17 of Sondheim’s finest compositions in a pleasing show… there was no mistaking his passion for the material or the easy power of his baritone.”
 
 
Check out more of Joan’s videos from his West End debut at
 
Joan’s album is available on iTunes!
 

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<![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[Richard Holbrook]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264778&cart&buy
Richard Holbrook Sings Rodgers with a Lot of Heart

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100% of the Cover Charge goes to The Bruce Paltrow Oral Cancer Fund.

“On top of his game…Holbrook is dapper in his signature tux and brings real class and style to the stage. His rich, tenor voice is soothing to the ears…a great interpreter, he really feels the music and sings with a lot of heart just like the title of his cabaret. This, along with his great stage presence, connects him with his audience and they find themselves being reeled in…He carries something extra in his voice these days – a zest for life.” Constance Radut, theaterscene.net

Singer Richard Holbrook presents this musical tribute to the celebrated composer Richard Rodgers (1902-1979). Throughout his brilliant career, Rodgers wrote unforgettable songs for the Broadway stage and Hollywood film musicals with such gifted and prolific lyricists as Lorenz Hart, Oscar Hammerstein, and Stephen Sondheim.   Holbrook, a two-time MAC Award nominee, will be singing Rodgers songs from such classic Broadway shows as A Connecticut Yankee, Spring Is Here, Jumbo, Babes in Arms, Too Many Girls, Carousel, No Strings, and Do I Hear A Waltz?  Also featured are songs from memorable movie musicals such as Love Me Tonight and Hallelujah I'm A Bum.
 
Holbrook will be accompanied by the fabulous Tom Nelson Trio – Tom Nelson on piano; Tom Kirchmer on bass; and Peter Grant on drums. Tom Nelson is Musical Director. Veteran Broadway and cabaret performer Richard Barclay will direct the show.

ABOUT RICHARD HOLBROOK
Born in New York City, Richard grew up in the small town of Congers, New York, as the middle child in a family of nine -- just enough players for a baseball game.  However, Richard found a different game to play -- show business.  At an early age he became addicted to watching old films, especially the great Hollywood musicals.  He dreamed of becoming a movie star. He literally taught himself how to sing by listening to the recordings of Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, and Bing Crosby and by watching their films.  Richard’s chance to see whether he could really sing happened when he was a freshman in high school.  He believed enough in himself to audition for the school production of  How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying with the song “I Believe In You.”  The result was “they” believed in him and gave him a role in the show.  This began a life-long love affair with performing. After high school he studied music and drama at Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts. Returning to New York, he found success as an actor on such hit television series as The Sopranos and Spin City.  No stranger to daytime television, he frequently appeared in All My Children and One Life to Live.  Regional theatre productions included leading roles in Deathtrap and The Subject Was Roses.
 
In 1985 Richard began performing his cabaret act to enthusiastic audiences. In 2003, backed by the Tom Nelson Trio, he did a tribute to Fred Astaire by focusing on the legendary dancer’s other talents ... that of a singer and a musician. The act Richard Holbrook: The Untapped Fred Astaire, directed by Rex McGraw, received critical acclaim.  In August, 2004, Richard released his first CD entitled Richard Holbrook Steps Out. This recording features several well-known songs from his Astaire show and other selections by such composers as Portia Nelson, Ronny Whyte, and Kander & Ebb. Over the past several years, Richard has appeared at such popular Manhattan night spots as Danny’s Skylight Room, Don’t Tell Mama, The Hideaway Room @Helen's and guest appearances at the Cafe Pierre. He has also been a guest on two WOR Radio programs - The Joe Franklin Show and The Joey Reynolds Show. In 2008 and 2009, Richard successfully performed his cabaret act Richard Sings Burton - The Songs of Burton Lane at Don't Tell Mama. The show was directed by Richard Barclay. Tom Nelson was the musical director, and Richard was accompanied by the Tom Nelson Trio. In June, 2011, he made his debut at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency. In 2012, Richard again reprised the show at The Metropolitan Room for a successful centennial salute to Burton Lane. In 2013,. In 2014, Richard was booked to perform an updated version of his Fred Astaire show at Don’t Tell Mama as well as his holiday show, Christmas In New York. In March, 2015, Richard reprised his Burton Lane show at 54 Below in Manhattan. His recent show on composer Richard Rodgers won raves from both critics and audiences. It will be reprised at The Metropolitan Room in September, 2017. He has been nominated three times for a MAC Award as Best Male Vocalist.  His CD, Richard Holbrook Steps Out, is available through his e-mail at singing-cabaret@nyc.rr.com. Richard currently lives in Manhattan on the West Side and loves being a New Yorker. 
 
 
THE TOM NELSON TRIO
Tom Nelson, pianist and musical director, holds a Master’s Degree in Jazz Composition from the Manhattan School of Music. He is a member of the BMI Jazz Composers’ Workshop and has created many original compositions. He is also active in New York City as a composer and as an arranger. 
 
Bassist Tom Kirchmer began his musical life studying the double bass with a member of the NY Philharmonic and then going on to receiving a conservatory degree. Over the years, Tom has worked with some of the greatest musical artists, such as Ray Charles, Marvin Hamlich, Nancy Wilson, and Cy Coleman.
 
Drummer Peter Grant, a free-lance Broadway and Studio musician is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music and has played with such performers as Tom Wopat, Peggy Lee, and Astrud Gilberto. 
 
The Tom Nelson Trio has produced a CD entitled “Who Cares If Dreams Come True”. They were recently featured on singer Richard Holbrook’s debut CD “Richard Holbrook Steps Out” which is available through Richard’s e-mail at singing-cabaret@nyc.rr.com.

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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[Rico Jones Quartet]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264894&cart&buy Rico Jones Quartet

Rico Jones, a Colorado native, first picked up the alto saxophone at age 11 while in the fifth grade. Before even learning to read music it became clear that he had a keen ear for melodies and, learning songs by ear.



In his first year at Denver School of The Arts Rico was formally introduced to jazz music through clinics and performances by such notables as Curtis Fuller and Kneebody. By eighth grade Rico was playing with high school level ensembles as well as participating in the Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars, Telluride All-Star Band, and The Sacramento Jazz Festival All Stars group. In the ensuing years he performed in the top ensemble at Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts, competed in Swing Central Jazz Competition in Savannah, Georgia, took part in the Telluride Jazz Festival all Star ensemble for five consecutive years and, was chosen as a member of the Jazz on 2nd Avenue young lion group. He took part in the 2015 Grammy Band Jazz session workshop in L.A. in 2016 he was chosen take part in the prestigious Jazz Band of America. Recently Rico performed at the Detroit Jazz festival with the 2016 Ron Carter bass competition award winner Cole Davis. He has performed with notable artists such as Ernie Watts, Candido, Donald Harrison, Howard Levy, Greg Osby, Bobby Sanabria, Dave Koz, Greg Gisbert, Jeff Coffin, Colin Stranahan, Hubert Laws, Brad Goode, Terrell Stafford and, Earl Klugh. Rico Jones lives in New York City where he pursues an academic and professional career at the Manhattan School of Music.
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Cole Davis - Double Bass
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<![CDATA[Richard Holbrook]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264779&cart&buy
Richard Holbrook Sings Rodgers with a Lot of Heart

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100% of the Cover Charge goes to The Bruce Paltrow Oral Cancer Fund.

“On top of his game…Holbrook is dapper in his signature tux and brings real class and style to the stage. His rich, tenor voice is soothing to the ears…a great interpreter, he really feels the music and sings with a lot of heart just like the title of his cabaret. This, along with his great stage presence, connects him with his audience and they find themselves being reeled in…He carries something extra in his voice these days – a zest for life.” Constance Radut, theaterscene.net

Singer Richard Holbrook presents this musical tribute to the celebrated composer Richard Rodgers (1902-1979). Throughout his brilliant career, Rodgers wrote unforgettable songs for the Broadway stage and Hollywood film musicals with such gifted and prolific lyricists as Lorenz Hart, Oscar Hammerstein, and Stephen Sondheim.   Holbrook, a two-time MAC Award nominee, will be singing Rodgers songs from such classic Broadway shows as A Connecticut Yankee, Spring Is Here, Jumbo, Babes in Arms, Too Many Girls, Carousel, No Strings, and Do I Hear A Waltz?  Also featured are songs from memorable movie musicals such as Love Me Tonight and Hallelujah I'm A Bum.
 
Holbrook will be accompanied by the fabulous Tom Nelson Trio – Tom Nelson on piano; Tom Kirchmer on bass; and Peter Grant on drums. Tom Nelson is Musical Director. Veteran Broadway and cabaret performer Richard Barclay will direct the show. 

THE TOM NELSON TRIO
Tom Nelson, pianist and musical director, holds a Master’s Degree in Jazz Composition from the Manhattan School of Music. He is a member of the BMI Jazz Composers’ Workshop and has created many original compositions. He is also active in New York City as a composer and as an arranger. 
 
Bassist Tom Kirchmer began his musical life studying the double bass with a member of the NY Philharmonic and then going on to receiving a conservatory degree. Over the years, Tom has worked with some of the greatest musical artists, such as Ray Charles, Marvin Hamlich, Nancy Wilson, and Cy Coleman.
 
Drummer Peter Grant, a free-lance Broadway and Studio musician is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music and has played with such performers as Tom Wopat, Peggy Lee, and Astrud Gilberto. 
 
The Tom Nelson Trio has produced a CD entitled “Who Cares If Dreams Come True”. They were recently featured on singer Richard Holbrook’s debut CD “Richard Holbrook Steps Out” which is available through Richard’s e-mail at singing-cabaret@nyc.rr.com.

ABOUT RICHARD HOLBROOK
Born in New York City, Richard grew up in the small town of Congers, New York, as the middle child in a family of nine -- just enough players for a baseball game.  However, Richard found a different game to play -- show business.  At an early age he became addicted to watching old films, especially the great Hollywood musicals.  He dreamed of becoming a movie star. He literally taught himself how to sing by listening to the recordings of Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, and Bing Crosby and by watching their films.  Richard’s chance to see whether he could really sing happened when he was a freshman in high school.  He believed enough in himself to audition for the school production of  How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying with the song “I Believe In You.”  The result was “they” believed in him and gave him a role in the show.  This began a life-long love affair with performing. After high school he studied music and drama at Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts. Returning to New York, he found success as an actor on such hit television series as The Sopranos and Spin City.  No stranger to daytime television, he frequently appeared in All My Children and One Life to Live.  Regional theatre productions included leading roles in Deathtrap and The Subject Was Roses.
 
In 1985 Richard began performing his cabaret act to enthusiastic audiences. In 2003, backed by the Tom Nelson Trio, he did a tribute to Fred Astaire by focusing on the legendary dancer’s other talents ... that of a singer and a musician. The act Richard Holbrook: The Untapped Fred Astaire, directed by Rex McGraw, received critical acclaim.  In August, 2004, Richard released his first CD entitled Richard Holbrook Steps Out. This recording features several well-known songs from his Astaire show and other selections by such composers as Portia Nelson, Ronny Whyte, and Kander & Ebb. Over the past several years, Richard has appeared at such popular Manhattan night spots as Danny’s Skylight Room, Don’t Tell Mama, The Hideaway Room @Helen's and guest appearances at the Cafe Pierre. He has also been a guest on two WOR Radio programs - The Joe Franklin Show and The Joey Reynolds Show. In 2008 and 2009, Richard successfully performed his cabaret act Richard Sings Burton - The Songs of Burton Lane at Don't Tell Mama. The show was directed by Richard Barclay. Tom Nelson was the musical director, and Richard was accompanied by the Tom Nelson Trio. In June, 2011, he made his debut at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency. In 2012, Richard again reprised the show at The Metropolitan Room for a successful centennial salute to Burton Lane.  In 2014, Richard was booked to perform an updated version of his Fred Astaire show at Don’t Tell Mama as well as his holiday show, Christmas In New York. In March, 2015, Richard reprised his Burton Lane show at 54 Below in Manhattan. His show on the composer Richard Rodgers will be reprised at The Metropolitan Room in August, 2016.  He has been nominated twice for a MAC Award as Best Male Vocalist His CD, Richard Holbrook Steps Out, is available through his e-mail at singing-cabaret@nyc.rr.com. Richard currently lives in Manhattan on the West Side and loves being a New Yorker. 

From the moment he opened his mouth to sing the verse to “With A Song In My Heart,” which he merged with “The Sound of Music,” it was evident that Holbrook has never been in better voice.  - Joe Regan Jr., Theater Pizzazz
 

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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
JEFF MOCHE
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Sun, 10 Sep 2017 01:30:00 -0000 264120 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264120&cart&buy $20.00 - $129.00 Sun, 10 Sep 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![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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Sun, 10 Sep 2017 20:00:00 -0000 262388 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262388&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sun, 10 Sep 2017 20:00:00 -0000
<![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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Sun, 10 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000 257715 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257715&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sun, 10 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![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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Mon, 11 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000 257711 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257711&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Mon, 11 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Josephine Sanges]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=266146&cart&buy
FINDING BEAUTY CD RELEASE PERFORMANCE
$25 COVER INCLUDES COMPLIMENTARY CD!!!
 
Josephine Sanges, 2017 MAC award and Broadway World nominee for Female Vocalist, and 2015 Metro Star runner-up, made her foray into the world of cabaret in 2014 and has since gone on to be a featured artist at Mabel Mercer Foundation events, performing at Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, and Lincoln Center.



Most recently, Rob Lester in Nightlife Exchange commented, "When a vocalist comes along with a strikingly rich and radiant voice with real 'chops' PLUS can do the connecting with the listener and personalizing the material, that’s when you have…well, someone like Josephine Sanges.” 
 
Her current album, Finding Beauty, is based on her recent cabaret show called "To Ann, with Love"...a celebration of the music of Ann Hampton Callaway.  After seeing the show Ann Hampton Callaway herself said, "Josephine has crafted a ‘perfect night of music’ with beautifully sung and fresh arrangements of so many signature songs of my life.” www.josephinesanges.com

 
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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000 266146 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=266146&cart&buy $25.00 - $435.00 Tue, 12 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Madeline Kahn Tribute]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262790&cart&buy


Now in partnership with the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, Hanna Burke is thrilled to reprise "'Why is Everyone Laughing?' A Tribute to Madeline Kahn", a benefit for Ovarian Cancer in honor of Madeline Kahn (and friends).

For her cabaret tribute to Madeline Kahn, “Why Is Everyone Laughing?” Hanna Burke received nominations for a Broadway World Award and the MAC Award for Best Female Debut. Writing for Cabaret Scenes, Joel Benjamin described “Why Is Everyone Laughing?” as “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.”
 
 In “Why Is Everyone Laughing?” Hanna offers a breathtaking collection of some of  the most memorable — and challenging — songs in Madeline Kahn’s wide-ranging repertory, including the dizzying “Never” from On the Twentieth Century, the runaway roller-coaster “Getting Married Today” from Company, “Down in the Depths (On the Ninetieth Floor)” from At Long Last Love, and the Kurt Weill parody “Das Chicago Song” from New Faces of 1968, as well as Madeline’s signature song, “I’m Tired” from Blazing Saddles. William V. Madison, author of Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life, writes that, “I’ve attended every performance of ‘Why Is Everyone Laughing?’ and been thrilled to discover that Hanna  Burke possesses an uncanny ability to evoke Madeline while somehow making the material her own, and she brings down the house every time. She’s a star on the rise.”
 
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and Madeline Kahn's Birthday Month! Join us for a wonderful evening that will benefit a wonderful cause!
 
Tickets - $50 ALL INCLUSIVE (Includes 2 Beverages and Donation directly to Ovarian Cancer)

**No additional minimum required at club
 
Performed by Hanna Burke
Featuring Adrian Rifat, Rachael Joyce and Will Anderson
 
Music Director/Piano - Jeff Cubeta
Bass - Billy Smolen
Drums - Simon Fishburn

Higher donations to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund can be made here.

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Wed, 13 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000 262790 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=262790&cart&buy $50.00 - $435.00 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![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[Julienne Dweck]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265053&cart&buy
Julienne Dweck is a singer-songwriter and music educator based in New York City. Julienne has released two albums of original works, "On Paper" and "Black Licorice".   In 2010, her debut album “On Paper” was released with rave reviews from the music press, as well being featured in the Saks Fifth Ave Fashion Blog. The song “Invisible” was a finalist in 2014’s Recording Festival- International Music Competition and “Happy” was a finalist in 2013's Newsong Mountainstage Contest.



With the release of her second album, “Black Licorice”, in October of 2015, she combined her organic, acoustic sounds with electronic elements and more eclectic instrumentation.  "If Only", a single off of the album, was chosen to be part of the annual indie music compilation for Erzetich Audio.  "Black Licorice" was named one of the top 180 albums in 2015 on NBT music radio. 
 
Julienne has performed around New York City and New Jersey in venues such as The Knitting Factory, Rockwood Music Hall, Drom NYC , Pianos NYC, 92YTribeca, and Redbank's Count Basie Theatre.  She has taken part in various festivals including the David and Goliath Indie music festival as well as the 2016 CMJ music festival in NYC.

This concert will benefit Sing For Hope.
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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[Billy Recce]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265054&cart&buy The Perks of Being A Snowflake: The Songs of Billy Recce

“Recce is an imaginative, charismatic writer with a nimble, fiery pulse” – MHS Howler
 

He’s offensive, he’s irreverent—and he can’t buy liquor! Billy Recce (NYMF’s Youngest Ever Composer for Balloon Boy: The Musical) makes his Feinstein’s/54 Below debut in an evening of outrageous, irreverent and bitingly satirical musical theatre songs about what it means to be young, idealistic and emotionally vulnerable in America! After successful New York concert engagements at Feinstein's/54 Below and the York Theatre Company, his trunk of barely legal, musical debauchery is making its way to 22nd street! Often compared to a young Tom Lehrer, nineteen year old Recce’s songs are tuneful, poignant and shamelessly laugh in the faces of Betsy DeVos, Neo-Nazis, LaLa Land and beyond.
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<![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.
 
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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Sat, 16 Sep 2017 17:00:00 -0000 260689 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260689&cart&buy $0.00 Sat, 16 Sep 2017 17:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Charlene Moore]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260090&cart&buy
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Sat, 16 Sep 2017 20:00:00 -0000 260090 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260090&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sat, 16 Sep 2017 20:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Tom Rocco]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264772&cart&buy RESTLESS SOUL SYNDROME - One man's journey to self discovery hits some bumps on the paths less traveled.

 
Tom Rocco is a recipient of the MAC Award for his show, My Big, Fat, Proposition 8 Wedding. The show also garnered Rocco a Fruitie Award as Audience Favorite from NYC's Fresh Fruit Festival. The live-recording CD of that show, as well as Rocco's first show, Matters of the Heart, can be purchased on cdbaby.com. He has sung on the NYC cabaret stages of Joe's Pub, The Metropolitan Room, Don't Tell Mama, the Laurie Beechman Theatre, The Mainstage at the Broadway Comedy Club, Ars Nova, The Triad, Upstairs at Red and Mama Rose's. He also appeared in the sketch comedy shows The News in Revue on PBS and The Campaign Unzipped at the Zipper Theatre in Manhattan. Rocco is a veteran of Broadway, off-Broadway, original national tours and regional theatres.
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Sat, 16 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000 264772 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264772&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sat, 16 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![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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Sun, 17 Sep 2017 20:00:00 -0000 251523 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251523&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Sun, 17 Sep 2017 20:00:00 -0000
<![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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Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000 261882 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261882&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[It's Just a Number hosted by Bobbie Horowitz]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=244332&cart&buy It's Just a Number hosted by Bobbie Horowitz

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[Cabaret For A Cause]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265388&cart&buy
Cabaret For A Cause makes their Metropolitan Room debut!
 
Cabaret For A Cause was created in 2010 and brings together young performers between the ages of 8 and 18 from the Broadway, film and television community to raise money for charity. 
Ticket sales from this event will benefit Story Shifters, a 501c3 theatre program for children with special needs.
 
For more information on Cabaret For A Cause, visit www.cabaretforacause.us
For more information on Story Shifters, visit www.storyshifters.org

Hosts: Masterchef Jr Finalists Cydney and Gonzalo
 
Cast of Broadway performers:
Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home)
Ava DeMary (Matilda, Evita, Billy Elliot)
Cole Edelstein (Matilda)
Carly Gendell (School of Rock)
Sophia Gennusa (Matilda, Doctor Zhivago)
Danielle Gordon (Les Miserables)
Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables)
Sarah Charles Lewis (Tuck Everlasting)
Diego Lucano (School of Rock)
Rileigh McDonald (Matilda)
Sawyer Nunes (Finding Neverland, Matilda)
Sam Poon (The King and I, Macbeth)
Taylor Richardson (Annie)
Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story)
Sadie Seelert (Mary Poppins)
Emerson Steele (Violet)
Mckayla Twiggs (Anastasia, Les Miserables, Once)
Ava Ulloa (Matilda)
Kaci Walfall (The Lion King)

 
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 01:30:00 -0000 265388 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265388&cart&buy $30.00 - $435.00 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Walter Willison]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265505&cart&buy


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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000 265505 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265505&cart&buy $25.00 - $435.00 Tue, 19 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[Eddie Sarfaty]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265875&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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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000 265875 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265875&cart&buy $10.00 - $435.00 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Bella Lemay]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265092&cart&buy [title of drag show] ~ Bella Lemay

Hailing from geriatric (Google it, twinks) Fort Myers, Florida, Bella Lemay was born in 2012 when a shy young boy named Ben Lamoureux understudied Alyssa Lemay in the role of Mary Sunshine for a production of Chicago in Fort Myers, Florida. Unashamedly a part of the RuPaul's Drag Race baby boom, Bella shortly thereafter began honing her craft and kiki-ing in Gainesville, Florida at The University Club in 2013.
 
After graduating from college (Florida School of the Arts c/o 2015, Musical Theatre) and moving back to Southwest Florida, Bella became a part of the hugely successful Rauschenberg Project at the Laboratory Theater in Fort Myers, Florida, that benefitted Southwest Florida LGBT teens and youth, telling their stories, raising awareness, and providing classes and creative outlets in the community. In 2016, Bella decided to truly pursue her career girl dreams and hoofed it to New York City - Astoria, to be exact - where she now lives and werks.
 
In March of 2017, Bella entered her first drag competition: New York's Next Top Drag Queen at Metropolitan Room. She was honored with the winner's crown in April.
 
Bella Lemay was born in the theatre, and that is truly where she lives. At heart, Bella is theatre queen through and through, drawing much of her inspiration from Broadway and beyond. She features live singing in the majority of her shows, from raunchy rewrites to heartfelt ballads, and can grip an audience with one look.
 
Just don't ask her to do ballet.
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Fri, 22 Sep 2017 01:30:00 -0000 265092 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265092&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Fri, 22 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[Queen Diva]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264808&cart&buy
 
Exceptional, Outstanding, Melodic and Beautiful are just some of the words often used to describe Queen Diva whose gift of song is sure to bring you to tears. She’s often been called “A Singer’s Singer” and she loves sharing her gift of music to inspire, encourage and shower love upon all who hear her voice! She is a recent inductee into Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity, Lambda Zeta Chapter as a “Distinguished Member” at her alma mater Prairie View A&M University and an Integrity Beauty Women of Excellence Lifetime Ambassador  where her platform is Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention. She is an Advocate for both the NAMI-National Alliance on Mental Illness and AFSP-American Foundation of Suicide Prevention as well as NYC’s First Lady Chirlane McCray’s Thrive Mental Health Awareness Initiative where she is certified in  Mental Health First Aid in New York City. She is honored to be a part of various NYC entertainment presentations such as  2017 Ashley Stewart Harlem Flagship Store Friends & Family Days and Sip & Shop In-store Modeling/Vocal Performance, 2016 Juneteenth NYC, MAC Awards Best Show Nominee 2016 Metropolitan Room 24 Hr. Marathon Extravaganza, Catherine Schuller’s Runway The Real Way Fashion Show, 2015-2014 Healthfirst Health & Wellness Expo Summer Series Hosted by WBLS 107.5 FM Dr. Bob Lee. She was a NYC’s #1 Jazz Magazine Hot House Magazine & #1 Cabaret Venue Metropolitan Room NYC Jazz Fans Decision 2013 Best Female Vocalist Nominee and is ready for her time to shine resplendently!

 
 
“She can SING….She can REALLY SING!”~Norman Connors, Producer/Songwriter, Produced “Betcha By Golly Wow” by Phyllis Hyman
 
“On behalf of the New York Blues and Jazz Society, Inc., I commend Queen Diva, Soul Divas Night Out Presents and Divine Voices Media for producing the show in support of the advancement of Blues and Jazz music.” ~Robert “Bob” Putignano, President of the NY Blues and Jazz Society, Inc.
 
Your voice? Wonderful! Wonderful! Good! Wonderful! You definitely enjoy what you are doing! Wonderful!" ~Cabaret/Jazz Legend Marilyn Maye
 
"When Queen Diva grabs the microphone and starts to belt out a tune, our jaws drop and stay that way until the end of the song.  Not only is she one of the most talented individuals we've come across, she's truly a good soul and we love working with her." ~Bernie Furshpan, Managing Partner of the Metropolitan Room
 
"You sound wonderful. You do my cousin well. You have an awesome idea for your tribute show. I'm glad that Phyllis' music will transcend generations and at the same time bring hope to people suffering with mental illness. ~Vanessa (Hyman) Farley  Phyllis Hyman's cousin
 
Born in (Jamaica) Queens, New York with a Caribbean and French ancestry yet raised in Houston, Texas Queen Diva’s five octave range voice was classically trained in Prairie View, Texas where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts in Voice with a Minor in Fashion Merchandising & Design at Prairie View A&M University, a part of the Texas A&M University system. She furthered her studies in Music Business-Composition at Rice University Susan M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. She is a member of ASCAP as a writer and publisher, NY Blues and Jazz Society, National Association for Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment and a member of The Recording Academy (Grammy’s). 
 
Queen Diva’s voice has been compared to having the look and voice very similar to the Legendary Songstress Phyllis Hyman for many years.  She came up with the idea 12 years ago while listening to Phyllis Hyman’s “As You Are” with Pharoah Sanders to perform a musical tribute to Phyllis Hyman and discuss her favorite songs recorded and performed by her as well as history about Phyllis Hyman and her mental illness that ultimately led her to end her life in 1995. This tribute called “Strength of a Woman: A Phyllis Hyman Tribute” is a celebration of Phyllis Hyman’s music and also closure for many of her “Phans” as they are affectionately called worldwide to understand the pain she was going through with Bipolar Disease all of her life.
 
“I want to share Phyllis Hyman’s music and love for her fans as well as to give hope and closure to “Phans” who are still mourning her death over 20 years later with uncertainty on why she chose to leave this life the way that she did.” ~Queen Diva
 
The 60 minute tribute begins with Phyllis Hyman’s days with Duke Ellington’s “Sophisticated Ladies Medley-A Train, It Don’t Mean A Thing, In A Sentimental Mood”to her pivotal vocal performance in Spike Lee’s “School Daze” singing “Be One”  to her recording career beginning with Norman Connors singing “Betcha By Golly Wow” to  her favorite songs “What You Won’t Do For Love,” to “Old Friend” a song she would dedicate to her numerous dear friends who died of AIDS in the 1980’s and early 1990’s to. 
 
Strength of a Woman: A Phyllis Hyman Tribute is sure to make you smile, laugh, cry and hold on to your heart in wonderful memories of a magnificent vocalist who could sing Jazz, Pop, Soul, R&B, Broadway and Anthems! I was so honored to debut “Strength of a Woman: A Phyllis Hyman Tribute Off-Broadway July 6, 2013 at the #1 NYC Jazz and Cabaret Restaurant/Bar The Metropolitan Room. 
 
New York, New York is where she calls home sweet home with her beautiful daughter, Gabrielle NaShanti, who is a sophomore at University of Rochester studying Film Media Studies.
 
To book Queen Diva for interviews, live performances or this tribute show contact Divine Voices Media at 718-669-6958 or divinevoicesmedia@gmail.com.
 
"Thank you and good luck!"~Stacia Weaver, Public Relations & Marketing Manager for Mental Health Association of New York City
 
"Thank you Queen Diva for thinking of AFSP…Good luck with your event!~Maria Idoni, Area Director-Hudson Valley & Westchester Chapters American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
 

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Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:30:00 -0000 264808 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264808&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:30:00 -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. 
 
The show is directed by cabaret icon Andrea Marcovicci. 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[Joseph Macchia's Birthday Celebration Cabaret Cares 12]]> 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.  
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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
 
$15 ONE TIME ADMISSION FEE, GOOD FOR THE ENTIRE 24 HOUR MARATHON.   
 
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REGISTRATION FOR ARTISTS, COMEDIANS, MUSICIANS, HOSTS
 


HOSTED BY: TBA
 
MUSICAL DIRECTORS: TBA
 
LINEUP: TBA
 

 

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Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:00:00 -0000 263968 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263968&cart&buy $15.00 Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[24 Hour Marathan]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=266230&cart&buy Cabaret 24 Hr. Marathon Extravaganza

STARTS SUN SEPT 24 at 10PM AND ENDS MON SEPT 25 at 10PM
 
$15 ONE TIME ADMISSION FEE, GOOD FOR THE ENTIRE 24 HOUR MARATHON.   
 
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REGISTRATION FOR ARTISTS, COMEDIANS, MUSICIANS, HOSTS
 


HOSTED BY: TBA
 
MUSICAL DIRECTORS: TBA
 
LINEUP: TBA
 

 

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Mon, 25 Sep 2017 21:00:00 -0000 266230 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=266230&cart&buy $15.00 Mon, 25 Sep 2017 21:00:00 -0000
<![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[Dragaret]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265977&cart&buy Theater in the Now presents Dragaret
 
The spotlight shines on three emerging drag queens as they celebrate all things theater! A night of song, dance, and a lip sync or three, Dragaret showcases some of New York's most fabulous theater queens. Dragaret will star Bijoux, Cherry Poppins, and Rosè. 
 
Theater in the Now is a leading outlet for theater news, reviews, and interviews. Founded in 2011, Theater in the Now is led by Drama Desk Member Michael Block. 
 
Michael Bradley is a playwright, director, producer, and theater critic originally from New Jersey. As a writer, his recent credits includes The Goree All-Girl String Band (Book and Lyrics, NYMF 2017), The Illusory Adventures of a Dreamer (Playwright, New York International Fringe Festival 2016, Fringe Excellence in Acting), Our Dark Dark Place (Playwright, Exquisite Corpse Company), again (Playwright, Rhapsody Collective), and Go On Forever (Playwright, Venus/Adonis Festival). His work has also been seen with Dream Up Festival, Feinstein's/54 Below, Less Than Rent, Lunar Energy Productions, Manhattan Repertory Theater, PTP/NYC, TinyRhino, among many others. He is the founder and editor of Rhapsody Collective, a group of emerging artists brought together to create work from the ground up. He is also the founder and lead critic for Theater in the Now (theaterinthenow.com). He is a proud Drama Desk Member and AEA.
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Wed, 27 Sep 2017 01:30:00 -0000 265977 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265977&cart&buy $15.00 - $435.00 Wed, 27 Sep 2017 01:30:00 -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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Wed, 27 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000 258473 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258473&cart&buy $15.00 - $435.00 Wed, 27 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Tyce Performs Meat Loafs Bat Out Of Hell in Full]]> 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
SOPHIE TUCKER
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Fri, 29 Sep 2017 01:30:00 -0000 264121 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=264121&cart&buy $20.00 - $129.00 Fri, 29 Sep 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![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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Fri, 29 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000 260094 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260094&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Fri, 29 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![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[Andrew McGowan Trio]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265976&cart&buy
Andrew McGowan is a pianist from New Orleans, a port city enriched by African-American musical tradition and constantly engaged in the celebration of music. His music is suffused with melody, rhythm, and harmony, expressing joy, sadness, and the search for peace.



He was led to start studying piano at the age of four by his parents, both amateur musicians, in particular his father. The study and practice of music led him to attend the high school jazz program at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and then to pursue a degree in music at Stony Brook University. While a working jazz musician in New Orleans, Andrew joined the bandstand with renowned musicians such as Jason Marsalis, Wes "Warmdaddy" Anderson, and Ed "Sweetbread" Peterson. He also joined a group of dedicated young musicians in a collaborative band called The Session, which has released two albums and has undertaken two lengthy tours of the U.K. and Ireland.]]>
Sat, 30 Sep 2017 20:00:00 -0000 265976 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265976&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sat, 30 Sep 2017 20:00:00 -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[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.
 
“Raphael is simply one of the best pianists in the jazz mainstream today”...John Gilbert, AllAboutJazz


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

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<![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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<![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[Lisa Yaeger]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265056&cart&buy JERSEY GIRL
Lisa Yaeger returns to the Metropolitan Room where she debuted her MAC Nominated show
It Must Have Been Love in 2014.  This brand new show is a tribute to her home state with songs written, performed and even arranged by some of the greats who grew up in NJ. From Frank Sinatra, to Janis Ian, Bruce Springsteen to Nelson Riddle and many more
 
Director: Lina Koutrakos
Music Director: Rick Jensen
 
Lisa was recently named 1st Runner up of the inaugural season of Mama's Next Big Act at
Don't Tell Mama. She has been seen regularly at The Metropolitan Room, The Laurie
Beechman, 54 Below, Don't Tell Mama and Pangea. She has toured nationally as well as
performed various roles regionally. Her voice can be heard on PBS Kids and has been
featured on The Broadway Carols for The Cures CD
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<![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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<![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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<![CDATA[Jonathan Demar]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=261950&cart&buy
After making his solo cabaret debut at The Duplex last Spring, native New Yorker Jonathan Demar comes to the Metropolitan Room with a new version of "Setting the Standard," a current reflection of his life and struggles through some of the most famous songs in the American Songbook. From Jazz to Musical Theater, under the musical direction of Jude Obermüller and the direction of Robbie Rozelle, Jonathan will raise the stakes, and the bar, HIS way. 
 
Jonathan Demar is a producer and actor who has been involved with various productions both on and off-Broadway.
 
His New York acting credits include A Christmas Carol on Broadway starring F. Murray Abraham, The Alchemists (Prospect Theater Company), Tosca (New York City Opera), and A Gilbert and Sullivan Christmas Carol (New Punctuation Army). On TV, he has appeared on Comedy Central, The Onion News Network, The View, and Eyewitness Kids News. 
 
Producing credits include Off-Broadway's Church & State, the West End revival of Gypsy (with Seaview Productions) starring Imelda Stauton, Broadway's Love Letters with Mia Farrow and Brian Denehhey; and The Velocity of Autumn starring Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella. He also served as Executive Producer for the BlogTalk Radio Internet program BlazinRy Radio, where he was responsible for attracting high profile guests including Kellie Pickler, Tammy Blanchard, and Biz Markie. 
 
Jonathan is a proud graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon.
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<![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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<![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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<![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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<![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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horacederaycoscott.weebly.com
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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<![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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<![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[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[Aaron Paul & Friends]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265506&cart&buy
Following his Top-30 chart-topping single “Shine Bright” that climbed over powerhouse artists Rihanna and Pitbull, former Worlds Apart frontman Aaron Paul debuts his third pop-dance single, “Every Life Matters (Every Life Remixes)” featuring guest vocalists Tym Moss and gospel recording-artist Charmaine Elliston, from his “Electric Erotic” album, and celebrates with a release party at the Stonewall Inn at 53 Christopher St., NYC, on Thursday, April 27 from 7 pm to 9 pm.  Proceeds from the sale of the single will benefit the One Pulse Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides scholarships and community grants in memory of the victims of the 2016 massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.  “Every Life Matters” is available on iTunes, CD Baby and Amazon.  For more information, visit www.AaronPaul.dance.
 


In its original state, “Every Life Matters” was intended as a response to the 2016 massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando.  But sometimes a song, influenced by the culture that surrounds it, can take on a greater meaning.  As the current political and social climate has led to increasing fears over immigration reform, travel bans, hate crimes and civil rights questions, “Every Life Matters” has evolved into a reminder that every life does indeed matter.
 
 
“We have had enough of the senseless, brutal killings and attacks in our communities,” Aaron says.  “‘Every Life Matters’ is to say that we are united in the fight to end the hate. We are here to honor and remember the ones we lost and to celebrate all life.”
 
“Every Life Matters (The Remixes)” includes production and remixes from some of today’s finest producers including UK-based Billboard chart-remixer Stormby (Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, Tove Lo), veteran New York DJ Peter Tanico and Reggae master 'Virgo' Paul Bennett who has worked with artists including Burning Spear.
 
 Aaron also released the video for “Every Life Matters” featuring Tym Moss and Honey Davenport, directed by Billy Hess and shot on location at the historic Stonewall Inn in New York City.
 
The “Electric Erotic” album is Aaron’s follow-up to “Raw”, his 2014 critically-acclaimed chart-topping debut album that produced the edgy club-banger “PnP (Party N Play)” as well as the #1 pop-dance anthem, “I Don’t Care”.
 
 Prior to his solo career, Aaron was the lead singer of the internationally-renowned boy-band Worlds Apart.  The group came to the attention of Arista Records executive Simon Cowell (“American Idol”, “America’s Got Talent” and “X Factor”) who positioned Aaron as the original lead vocalist/frontman and led the group to their chart success.
 
Worlds Apart had a successful chart-run with Top-40 UK singles including “Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel” (Featured on the soundtrack for the Oscar-winning film "The Queen"), “Everlasting Love”, “Wonderful World” (co-written by Aaron) and “Could it be I’m Falling in Love.”
 
For more information, visit www.AaronPaul.Dance or connect with Aaron on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Soundcloud.
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Sat, 21 Oct 2017 01:30:00 -0000 265506 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265506&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sat, 21 Oct 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Emile Pandolfi with Dana Russell]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265013&cart&buy
It has been said that he plays “luxurious arrangements” with an “ethereal quality”; that he plays in a “free-flowing, emotional manner that seems to go to the music’s very soul.” (Stereophile Magazine) Without a doubt, when you hear Emile Pandolfi play, you know that you are hearing one of today’s finest pianists. Receiving his degree in piano performance, Emile applies his superlative classical technique to Broadway and popular music to the delight of his many fans.


 
Strong in both technique and musicality, he has performed in many parts of the world throughout his professional career. Best known for his arrangements, Emile’s favorite music to arrange comes from Broadway musicals. “In addition to being melodically fulfilling, these songs usually contain meaningful lyrics and lend themselves to interesting arrangement”. In many of his arrangements one can hear the influence of his favorite composers, Rachmaninoff, Debussy and Chopin, accounting for the sensitivity and passion with which he plays.
 
Recording since 1991, the pianist‘s CDs of familiar music have sold well over three million copies nationally. This has earned Emile the distinction of being the top-selling artist in the alternative music industry, distributed primarily in specialty, gift and book shops across the nation.  Now with 30+ albums, most major online retailers also carry his music for download and he can be streamed from internet radio stations all over the world.
 
The following was published on one of the world’s most popular online retailer’s site:   A poet of popular music, November 1, 2005 
 
Emile Pandolfi plays show tunes, movie music, and the Great American Song Book, like no one else. He even includes the occasional classical selection, which is inevitable, as he is a classically trained artist in the traditional sense. Pandolfi’s dexterity at the keyboard is highly polished; yet one hardly notices. One does notice his gorgeous tone, which seemingly knows no depth; his pianissimo playing, which I can tell you, reaches all the way to the back of the hall; his massive fortissimos, which always leave the impression that he has more to give; his melting legato touch, which makes the piano sound like anything but a percussive instrument; and his seemingly limitless imagination.
 
Once you’ve heard Pandolfi’s presentation of a song, it will be difficult for you to imagine it any other way. Partly, this results from his own imagination: he is able to listen to music and lyrics with such freshness, even to the punctuation of lyrics, that he understands what many of us pass over. Then, he brings the resources of his technique, his sound -all his musical training and experience- to bear on the story in his mind. But not just the story: the character of the story, the atmosphere of the story. The result is nothing short of a recreation of each song Emile Pandolfi plays, and that result is often very powerful.
J. Pendley 
 
His parents were first-generation Italian-Americans and communicating with passion was natural.  While Emile was growing up, the Pandolfi home was known as “the place to gather”.  Music was always a part of their home and always associated with fun. That attitude continues today in Emile’s concert performances as, although serious about his playing, Emile is never serious about himself. While the audience is treated to a brilliant musical performance, they are also entertained by Emile’s charming, light-hearted sense of humor and outgoing personality.
 
Whether you experience Emile Pandolfi on recording or in live performance, you will experience the intensity and skill of communication that can only come from a true artist, in every sense of the word.
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Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:00:00 -0000 265013 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265013&cart&buy $25.00 - $435.00 Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:00:00 -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
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Celebrate Academy Award winning lyricist SAMMY CAHN with JEFF HARNAR who will present an encore performance of 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...
TBA
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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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<![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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<![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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<![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 Daryl Glenn & Nellie McKay sing Robert Altman's POPEYE
 
Daryl Glenn and Nellie McKay sing Robert Altman's POPEYE.  Together at last, Daryl ("Daryl Glenn & Jo Lynn Burks sing Robert Altman's NASHVILLE",  "Daryl sings Steve: Songs by Sondheim") and Nellie (THE THREEPENNY OPERA on Broadway, "A Girl Named Bill: The Life and Times of Billy Tipton") perform the songs from Robert Altman's notorious 1980 movie musical POPEYE. The quirky yet glorious score is by legendary singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson and features the beloved tune, "He Needs Me".  With musical director Karen Dryer and very special guest star Jay Rogers it's a fun-filled, joyous evening not to be missed.
 
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Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000 263879 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=263879&cart&buy $25.00 - $435.00 Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![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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<![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.]]>
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<![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 Daryl Glenn & Nellie McKay sing Robert Altman's POPEYE
 
Daryl Glenn and Nellie McKay sing Robert Altman's POPEYE.  Together at last, Daryl ("Daryl Glenn & Jo Lynn Burks sing Robert Altman's NASHVILLE",  "Daryl sings Steve: Songs by Sondheim") and Nellie (THE THREEPENNY OPERA on Broadway, "A Girl Named Bill: The Life and Times of Billy Tipton") perform the songs from Robert Altman's notorious 1980 movie musical POPEYE. The quirky yet glorious score is by legendary singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson and features the beloved tune, "He Needs Me".  With musical director Karen Dryer and very special guest star Jay Rogers it's a fun-filled, joyous evening not to be missed.
 
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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[Lisa Yaeger]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265128&cart&buy JERSEY GIRL
Lisa Yaeger returns to the Metropolitan Room where she debuted her MAC Nominated show
It Must Have Been Love in 2014.  This brand new show is a tribute to her home state with songs written, performed and even arranged by some of the greats who grew up in NJ. From Frank Sinatra, to Janis Ian, Bruce Springsteen to Nelson Riddle and many more
 
Director: Lina Koutrakos
Music Director: Rick Jensen
 
Lisa was recently named 1st Runner up of the inaugural season of Mama's Next Big Act at
Don't Tell Mama. She has been seen regularly at The Metropolitan Room, The Laurie
Beechman, 54 Below, Don't Tell Mama and Pangea. She has toured nationally as well as
performed various roles regionally. Her voice can be heard on PBS Kids and has been
featured on The Broadway Carols for The Cures CD
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Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000 265128 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265128&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Fri, 17 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 hosted by Bobbie Horowitz]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=244333&cart&buy It's Just a Number hosted by Bobbie Horowitz

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 Daryl Glenn & Nellie McKay sing Robert Altman's POPEYE
 
Daryl Glenn and Nellie McKay sing Robert Altman's POPEYE.  Together at last, Daryl ("Daryl Glenn & Jo Lynn Burks sing Robert Altman's NASHVILLE",  "Daryl sings Steve: Songs by Sondheim") and Nellie (THE THREEPENNY OPERA on Broadway, "A Girl Named Bill: The Life and Times of Billy Tipton") perform the songs from Robert Altman's notorious 1980 movie musical POPEYE. The quirky yet glorious score is by legendary singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson and features the beloved tune, "He Needs Me".  With musical director Karen Dryer and very special guest star Jay Rogers it's a fun-filled, joyous evening not to be missed.
 
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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 Daryl Glenn & Nellie McKay sing Robert Altman's POPEYE
 
Daryl Glenn and Nellie McKay sing Robert Altman's POPEYE.  Together at last, Daryl ("Daryl Glenn & Jo Lynn Burks sing Robert Altman's NASHVILLE",  "Daryl sings Steve: Songs by Sondheim") and Nellie (THE THREEPENNY OPERA on Broadway, "A Girl Named Bill: The Life and Times of Billy Tipton") perform the songs from Robert Altman's notorious 1980 movie musical POPEYE. The quirky yet glorious score is by legendary singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson and features the beloved tune, "He Needs Me".  With musical director Karen Dryer and very special guest star Jay Rogers it's a fun-filled, joyous evening not to be missed.
 
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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[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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Wed, 29 Nov 2017 02:30:00 -0000 248472 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248472&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 02:30:00 -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[Edwene Gaines]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265051&cart&buy
Edwene Gaines is a woman of power, passion, compassion and purpose.
 
 Edwene Gaines is a dynamic woman who has made a 100% commitment to the transformation of the abundance consciousness of the world.
 
Edwene Gaines is the author of the best-selling book THE FOUR SPIRITUAL LAWS OF PROSPERITY
 
She is committed to power, passion, prosperity, and performance.
 
And…she is a Certified Firewalking Instructor.
 
 
Opening acts:
Shawn Moninger
" I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a funnier stand-up comedy show. And his timing is impeccable and his delivery artful."  Roy Sander- Bistro Awards


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Britt Hall
Britt's quote:  "He has received praise from around the globe!"
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Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 265051 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265051&cart&buy $30.00 - $435.00 Fri, 08 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[Edwene Gaines]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265052&cart&buy
Edwene Gaines is a woman of power, passion, compassion and purpose.
 
 Edwene Gaines is a dynamic woman who has made a 100% commitment to the transformation of the abundance consciousness of the world.
 
Edwene Gaines is the author of the best-selling book THE FOUR SPIRITUAL LAWS OF PROSPERITY
 
She is committed to power, passion, prosperity, and performance.
 
And…she is a Certified Firewalking Instructor.
 
 
Opening acts:
Shawn Moninger
 
Britt Hall
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Sat, 09 Dec 2017 21:00:00 -0000 265052 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=265052&cart&buy $30.00 - $435.00 Sat, 09 Dec 2017 21:00:00 -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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Sat, 30 Dec 2017 02:30:00 -0000 260960 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=260960&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sat, 30 Dec 2017 02:30:00 -0000
<![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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Sun, 31 Dec 2017 01:30:00 -0000 259938 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259938&cart&buy $10.00 Sun, 31 Dec 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![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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<![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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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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