JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS TO PLAY FAMED NYC BIRDLAND
Mark the countdown to the Tony Awards with award-winning cabaret performer Jamie deRoy when she celebrates Tony Award®-winning performers and musicals with a roster of major talent on her Multi MAC award-winning Variety Show, Jamie deRoy & friends, on Sunday, May 17th (6PM) at the famed New York jazz hot-spot Birdland (315 West 44th Street ~ between 8th & 9th Avenues) acclaimed for its “Broadway at Birdland Series.” Proceeds from the evening will benefit The Actors Fund’s new program, The Jamie deRoy & friends Cabaret Initiative. The program has been created to assist people working in the cabaret industry who seek help for medical needs and concerns made available through the comprehensive services and programs at The Actors Fund.
From theatre award-winners to legendary performances in award-winning shows----Jamie’s Broadway stars will include: Lena Hall (Hedwig), Cady Huffman (The Producers), Judy Kaye (Phantom of the Opera, Nice Work if You Can Get It); Kevin Meaney (Hairspray), Pamela Myers (Company) and Hugh Panaro (The Phantom of the Opera).
Barry Kleinbort will direct, and Ron Abel will serve as musical director with Tom Hubbard on bass.
The colorful cabaret series, which has been thrilling New York City audiences for the past 24 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 worlds of cabaret, theater, music and comedy.
In addition to her three Tony Awards for her theatre producing talents (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, The Norman Conquests), Jamie deRoy has won eight MAC Awards, four Back Stage Bistro Awards, eleven Telly Awards and CaB Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her extensive work on both stage and screen. Jamie has appeared onstage with the late & legendary Joan Rivers and has headlined at many of New York’s major clubs. She has produced eight CDs in the Jamie deRoy & friends series on the Harbinger and PS Classics labels. Her 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 Birdland (315 West 44th Street/between 8th & 9th Avenues) has $50 VIP, $30 General Seating music charge plus a $10 food/beverage minimum. For reservations, please call (212) 581-3080 or visit www.birdlandjazz.com. Program is subject to change.