CG: Jamie deRoy & Friends Presents An Evening At Metropolitan Room 7/27July 22, 2011 - by NYC News Desk
Celebrated cabaret performer Jamie deRoy will kick off her 21st Anniversary Season of her multi MAC Award-winning variety show, Jamie deRoy & friends, with an unforgettable cabaret evening filled with song, humor, and fun on Wednesday, July 27th (7PM) at the intimate cabaret hot-spot Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street ~ btw. 5th & 6th Avenues).
Joining Jamie on July 27th: actress/singer/dancer, known on the West End and Broadway, Helen Anker; playing an eclectic mix of folk-rock; the West End's prince of cabaret and stage singer Andrew Halliday; MAC Award-winning guitarist Sean Harkness; MAC Award-winning composer/ lyricist/performer Mary Liz McNamara; and Emmy Award-winning comedian Kevin Meaney. The award-winning director Barry Kleinbort will stage the evening and Christopher Denny will serve as musical director.
The colorful cabaret series, which has been thrilling New York City audiences for the past 20 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 eight CDs in the Jamie deRoy & friends series on Harbinger and PS Classics labels. Her theatre producing credits include: 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 All About Me. Other Broadway credits include: The Norman Conquests (TONY, Drama Desk and outer Critics Circle Awards winner for Best Play Revival), Desire Under the Elms, 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: Black Tie, 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 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 upcoming 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 inThe Threepenny Opera, as well as in The Drunkard with musical direction by Barry Manilow.
Tickets for Jamie deRoy & friends' at Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street ~ btw. 5th & 6th Avenues) on Wednesday, July 27th (7PM) are $25 with a 2 beverage minimum. For reservations, please call 212-206-0440 or visit metropolitanroom.com.