Ira Lee Collings

Singer IRA LEE COLLINGS returns to Don’t Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC with his new show “Gay Since 1935 - A Gay Geezer’s Musical Odyssey” on Wednesday, June 17th and Monday, June 22nd at 7 PM. He will be joined by Musical Director Woody Regan on piano and Ritt Henn on bass.

Born in a very small town in Indiana, the youngest of 8 children, Ira Lee began singing on the radio with his sister when they were kids. After studying at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, he moved to New York where he appeared off-Broadway and in regional theatre, and even opened for the great Dawn Hampton in the ‘60s. After many years of performing, he took a 25-year hiatus from show business, re-appearing a few years ago with several successful cabaret appearances in NYC. Now 79, Ira Lee shares his life-time of experience with humor and joy. Kevin Scott Hall,, said: “Collings gives the impression of a life well-lived, with his heart smack-dab in the right place. He gives a self-assured performance, but he offers more than that. It’s a celebration of life itself.”

There is a $20 cover and 2 drink minimum for Ira Lee Collings at Don’t Tell Mama with a $15 cover for MAC members. No credit cards accepted. Reservations suggested: (212) 757-0788.


79-year old singer IRA LEE COLLINGS brings “Gay Since 1935-A Gay Geezer’s Musical Odyssey” to Don’t Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC, on June 17th and 22nd at 7 PM. $20 cover/2 drink minimum. MAC members/$15 cover Reservations recommended: (212) 757-0788 or Visit Don't Tell Mama.