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Description: Broadway show-stopping songs by the greatest composers & lyricists.
JILLIAN LAURAIN, concert artist, appeared first in New York City at Rick Newman’s “Catch A Rising Star”, and The Improv. She later performed with the Eddie Chamblee Quartet at Sweet Basil’s and with the Hey Jackson Trio at Jimmy Weston’s. She produced her successful one woman shows at Danny’s Skylight Room which she later took on the road. Ms. Laurain went on to enjoy an international career performing at Ronny Scotts in London and La Scimmia in Milan. Her work in Musical Theatre began at the Gateway Playhouse in Bellport, Long Island, in productions of the Sound of Music, Most Happy Fella, and Gypsy. In other Summer stock productions, she starred as Maria in West Side Story, Babe in The Pajama Game, and Nellie Forbush in South Pacific. Two of her outstanding dramatic roles include Blanche Dubois in a A Streetcar Named Desire, and Martha in Who's Afraid of Virgina Wolf. She is best known for her stirring portrayal as Aldonza in an Off-Broadway production of Man of La Mancha. She recently played the Queen of the Night in Hypatia at the Actors Studio. Prior to crossing-over onto the musical theater stage, Ms. Laurain enjoyed a successful career as an opera singer. She received her training from the Juilliard School of Music studying under Madame Marion Freshl. She later studied with Vincent LaSelva, founder of New York Grand Opera. She continued her studies in Modena, Italy where she was a favored pupil of Maestro Campogalliani, renowned teacher of Pavarotti and Tebaldi. In Italy, critics agreed, “Ms. Laurain gave a sultry and commanding performance as Carmen. Her rich mezzo sound was daring and seductive." Ms. Laurain has performed at the 92St Y, Iguana VIP Lounge, Triad NYC and Metropolitan Room. In 2011 she brought her show "Hello, Gorgeous!" A Tribute To Barbra Streisand to the Laurie Beechman Theatre and the Metropolitan Room. So far this year, she was seen once again at the Metropolitan Room with her show Rhythmic Infusion and more recently with her quartet at Jazz at Kitano in Kitano Hotel on Park Ave.here in NYC. Jillian will be back at the Metropolitan Room on Sat. evening Nov. 3, 2012.