Wednesday, March 07, 2012

JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS AT METROPOLITAN

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Jamie DeRoy



Our wonderful old time friend, cabaret performer and legend Jamie DeRoy will be hosting an evening to rememberof her Multi MAC Award-winning variety show, Jamie deRoy & friends, on Sunday, March 18th (7PM) at the intimate cabaret hot-spot Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street ~ btw. 5th & 6th Avenues).



Joining Jamie on this spring evening will be classical violinist Daisy Jopling, who “plays classical music with the energy and spontaneity of a rock musician;” comedy's lovable Queen of Mean, Lisa Lampanelli, currently appearing on “Celebrity Apprentice;” ten-time MAC Award winner and three-time Bistro Award winner Karen Mason (Wonderland, Mamma Mia!); Tony Award nominee Valarie Pettiford (Fosse, Sophisticated Ladies); and writer/comedian/political satirist and CBS & Food Channel personality Mo Rocca and award-winning songwriter (The River, Garth Brooks; Nobody Wants To Be Lonely, Ricky Martin & Christina Aguilera) and recording artist, Victoria Shaw. Ron Abel will serve as musical director and Barry Kleinbort will direct.



The colorful cabaret series, which has been thrilling New York City audiences for the past 21 years and serves as the basis for deRoy's award-winning cable television show, spotlights a wide variety of well-known entertainers and newcomers lighting up the cabaret, theater, and comedy worlds.



JAMIE deROY has won eight MAC Awards, four Back Stage Bistro Awards, ten Telly Awards and CaB Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her extensive work on both stage and screen. Jamie has appeared onstage with Joan Rivers and has headlined at many of New York’s major clubs. She has produced nine CDs in the Jamie deRoy & friends series on Harbinger and PS Classics labels. Her theatre producing credits include: Nice Work If You Can Get It, Mother F**ker with a Hat, Catch Me If You Can, The Addams Family, Lend Me A Tenor, Finian's Rainbow, Ragtime, Enron, A Behanding In Spokane and The Norman Conquests (TONY, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards winner for Best Play Revival). Other Broadway credits include: Desire Under the Elms, All About Me, Blithe Spirit, Impressionism, Speed-the-Plow, Arthur Miller's All My Sons, The Seagull, George Steven Jr.'s Thurgood, Clifford Odets' The Country Girl, David Mamet’s November, Jay Johnson: The Two and Only, Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life, and Say Goodnight Gracie; Off-Broadway: Beebo Brinker Chronicles, Make Me A Song: The Music of William Finn, Dividing The Estate (Outer Critics Circle Award), Opus, Spalding Gray: Stories Left To Tell, Athol Fugard’s Exits and Entrances, Christopher Durang’s Adrift in Macao, A.R. Gurney's Black Tie, Buffalo Gal and Indian Blood (Outer Critics Circle Award), Terrence McNally’s Dedication or The Stuff of Dreams, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Her London credits include: Marguerite, Make Me a Song and the touring The King’s Speech. Other TV and film producing credits include the Emmy-nominated "The Biggest Little Operas in Town" for Channel 13 and Rick McKay’s documentary Broadway: The Golden Age. Her acting credits include appearances on the television shows “Alice,” “Spiderman” and “Knight Rider,” and in the films GoodFellas, Raging Bull, See No Evil, Hear No Evil and Married to It. Onstage, Jamie appeared with Rene Auberjonois in The Threepenny Opera, as well as in The Drunkard with musical direction by Barry Manilow.



Jamie deRoy & friends at Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street ~ btw. 5th & 6th Avenues) on Sunday, March 18th (7PM) has a $25 cover charge plus a 2 beverage minimum. For reservations, please call 212-206-0440 or visit metropolitanroom.com.


Photo By: Walter McBride/Retna


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