Past Appearances 2005
TWO SPECIAL SHOWS
Marcus Simeone with the Barry Levitt Quartet
with special guests John DePalma & Marieann Meringolo
Sunday, December 4th @ 7pm
Monday, December 5th @ 9:30pm
The Encore, 266 West 47th Street, NYC
Marcus will bring some familiar chestnuts and new and original songs to ''At Last''. He will also sing a brand new love song by David Zippel and Andrew Lloyd Webber from the much-anticipated musical, ''The Woman in White''. For the first time, Marcus will be working with respected Broadway and cabaret musical director Barry Levitt, along with some of today's finest studio musicians in the business. Also, two of cabaret's finest singers, John DePalma and Marieann Meringolo, will join him for these dates. The shows will be recorded and later released as a "live" album.
There is a $10 music charge, plus a $12 food or drink minimum for both shows. Credit cards are not accepted at the club. The Encore is located at 266 West 47th Street in the heart of Manhattan's Theater District. Convenient parking is available accross the street. Reservations for these two special shows are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, call The Encore at 212-221-3960.
For more information: The Encore's web site
The Mabel Mercer Foundation’s
Sixteenth Cabaret Convention at Lincoln Center
Wednesday, October 19th, 6pm
For more information visit: MabelMercer.org
ONE NIGHT ONLY
Tavern on the Green
The Chestnut Room
Wednesday, August 17th, 8pm
Tavern on the Green, Central Park at West 67th Street, NYC
Dinner Reservations: 212-873-3200
Marcus has been invited to entertain in the Tavern's fabled Chestnut Room for a special one night dinner engagement. This is the room which hosted a number of legendary performers and was the site of Nancy LaMott's recently released final live recording.
Before it was a restaurant, Tavern on the Green was home to the sheep that grazed on Central Park's nearby Sheep Meadow! Constructed in 1870 and designed in Victorian Gothic style by architect Jacob Wrey Mould, the building continued to house sheep until 1934, when legendary NYC builder Robert Moses campaigned to turn it into a fancy restaurant. The sheep were moved to Prospect Park and WPA workers were used to renovate the structure's interior. In 1976, after being shut down for three years and undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation, it was re-opened, and once again it is one of Central Park's premier attractions.
Research: Gabby Warshawer
For more information: Tavern on the Green web site
The Fresh Fruit Festival presents
Fresh Fruit Cocktail: All Unnatural Ingredients!
conceived and directed by Bob Ost
musical director Fred Barton
Wednesday, July 13th, 9:30pm
The Duplex, 61 Christopher Street (at Sheridan Square), NYC
$15 show charge / 2 drink minimum
Reservations: 212-255-5438 (after June 1)
(show charge goes to support the Fresh Fruit Festival, which is
dedicated to developing and supporting the work of gay artists)
STARRING: David Gurland • Marieann Meringolo • Carolyn Montgomery • Miles Phillips • Marcus Simeone • Rick Skye • and special guest John Wallowitch
FEATURING THE SONGS OF: Tom Andersen • Fred Barton • Karen Benedetto • Gerry Dieffenbach • Dick Gallagher • Michael Holland • Jeff Matson • Jim Morgan • Bob Ost • John Wallowitch • and others
For more information: Fresh Fruit Festival web site
Happy Birthday Cabaret Hotline
Cabaret Hotline's 15 year Anniversary Celebration at The Encore
Wednesday, July 6
Piano Bar party from 6pm
Cabaret Show at 7:30pm
266 West 47th Street, NYC
Show information and reservations: www.CabaretHotlineOnline.com
Club information: 212-221-3960
(Please do NOT call The Encore to make reservations)
Venerable critic and man-about-town Stuart V. Hamstra celebrates his 15th year of publishing Cabaret Hotline, as well as his 66th birthday! Mr. Hamstra is lining-up a select group of his favorite performers over the years, and Marcus is honored to be included in this group. Joining Marcus will be (as of June 2): Rock Albers, Lucille Carr-Kaffashan, Jeanne MacDonald, Sue Matsuki, Carolyn Montgomery, Julie Reyburn, Michael Vaccaro, Lennie Watts, Nancy Witter, and musical director Steven Ray Watkins. Rumors have been circulating that Stu Hamstra himself will also be performing.
Stu was the very first New York critic to "discover" Marcus, reporting in his March 22nd, 2000 issue of Cabaret Hotline Online about his debut show at Don't Tell Mama on Restaurant Row: "The best new voice I have ever heard in cabaret in years." That show, or various incarnations, ran for over a year -- 30+ performances -- and set the stage for Marcus' climb from total unknown to cabaret's "A List".
For more information: Cabaret Hotline Online
For more information: The Encore's web site
Come To The Cabaret
The Manhattan Association of Cabarets Comes to Flushing Town Hall
Friday, July 1, 8pm
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard
Flushing, New York
Tickets: $30 adults, $24 members of FCCA.
Discounts are offered for members of the Flushing Council on Culture and The Arts.
STARRING: Jeanne MacDonald • Marieann Meringolo • Valentine Ryder • Marcus Simeone
PRODUCED BY: Barry Levitt and Clyde Bullard
For more information or to purchase tickets online, vist: Flushing Town Hall web site.
Follow the "CABARET" link on the left hand margin.
EXCLUSIVE MANHATTAN ENGAGEMENT
Marcus Simeone’s MATHIS
A Tribute to the Legendary Johnny Mathis
Lina Koutrakos director, Michael Sansonia musical director
Tracy Stark piano, Marco Brehm bass
In this show, Marcus' first tribute of any kind, he covers not only one of the great influences on his own work, but one of the most enduring concert and recording artists of all time. "Answer Me," "Wonderful, Wonderful," "Misty," "There Goes My Heart," "It's Not For Me To Say," and "Chances Are" are among the towering hits which Johnny Mathis has enjoyed over more than five decades as a chart-topping icon.
Marcus will bring his own special magic to the songs Johnny made famous, as well as offer a personal homage to the man for whom Columbia Records pioneered the "greatest hits" album, now an industry tradition. Johnny Mathis, who began his career on small stages in San Francisco and New York, continues to sell out Radio City Music Hall and still holds the record for continuous weeks (490) of being on the Billboard Top Albums Chart.
"This is the show that he was born to perform!
At last, Marcus & Mathis are joined into
one of the finest shows of his career."
— Gregg Culling, cabaret aficionado
reviewing "Mathis" at the Midtown Cabaret Festival, Sept. 25, 2004
169 Eighth Avenue, NYC
(next to the Joyce Theater)
June 9*, 16 & 23
Thursdays at 7pm
*Birthday reception to follow June 9th show.
$15 MUSIC • $15 food/drink minimum
Seniors, Students, and Trade • $10 music charge
*Cabaret Hotline, MAC, TRU, NYSMS, AEA
Scott Barbarino & The Cosmopolitans Variety Hour
with Leslie Anderson & Ricky Ritzel
Variety's Night Out
Thursday, June 2, 7pm
Iridium Jazz Club, 1650 Broadway at 51st Street, NYC
$15 cover, $15 food/beverage minimum
Marcus will be making a special guest appearance at this weekly variety show in the heart of the theatre district at what New York Magazine named "New York's Best Jazz Club", the Iridium. Renown not only for hot jazz, but also excellent cuisine and outstanding service, the Iridium is reputed to among the best live music experiences available anywhere. Also on the bill will be the Stardust Spotlight Guest and novelty acts courtesy of Magic Brian and the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus.
For more information: Iridium Jazz Club's web site
Sundance in Central Park
Sundance Outdoor Adventure Society's Gala 25th Anniversary Event/Party
Wednesday, June 1, 6:30-10:00 pm
Central Park Arsenal, East 64th Street at 5th Avenue, NYC
Private event (membership information available at the website link below)
Marcus is honored to have been invited to sing at Sundance Outdoor Adventure Society's 25th Gala Anniversary event in Central Park. Sundance is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization based in the New York metropolitan area devoted to noncompetitive outdoor sports for gay men and lesbians.
All Sundance members and friends are cordially invited to the group's anniversary celebration, commemorating Sundance's 25th year of providing outdoor activities to the gay and lesbian community. The event will be catered by Michael's Creative Cuisine.
2005 MAC AWARDS
Celebrating Excellence in Cabaret, Comedy & Jazz
Presented by The Manhattan Association of Cabarets
Monday, April 25th at 7:30pm
Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street, NYC
TICKETS: $125 Prime Orchestra, $70 Orchestra, $40 Balcony
at Symphony Space box office or by phone 212-864-5400
Featuring special performances by
Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree Keely Smith
Board of Directors Comedy Honoree Mario Cantone
Board of Directors Jazz Honorees Kenny Barron & George Coleman
and appearances by
Ann Hampton Callaway
Andre De Shields
Baby Jane Dexter
Manhattan Rhythm Kings
The Cast of Singing Astaire
and Spamalot's Sara Ramirez
Angela LaGreca & Sidney Myer
Special Guest Host Tony Danza
This will be Marcus' first-ever appearance performing at the MAC Awards. A three-time nominee and winner of the 2004 award as male vocalist, Marcus has also been nominated in the duo and group category this year along with his duets partner Eva&#nbsp;Ladas. Marcus & Eva's show, "2", played a brilliant run in downtown's Duplex Theatre which was labeled a "major event in NYC cabaret" by one critic.
The MAC Awards are presented annually to honor achievements in cabaret, comedy and jazz. The Awards encompass nearly 20 categories, including vocalists and vocal groups, piano bar and jazz performers, comedy and musical comedy performers, impersonators, writers of songs and special material, directors, musical directors and technical directors, recordings, and more.
There will be a very special tribute to the late Dick Gallagher, featuring Patti Lupone, Karen Mason and Lina Koutrakos. Cabaret's grand dame, Julie Wilson, will perform a special number in memory of Bobby Short.
"I am so proud of our community," says Executive Producer and MAC President, Barry Levitt, who is producing his fourth MAC Awards event. "Since MAC's creation in 1983, many of the performers who have appeared on our stages have branched out to successful careers in recording, Broadway and off-Broadway, television and film. With this year's event, we will honor Keely, Kenny, George and Mario, some of the greats who represent cabaret, comedy and jazz. But this evening also celebrates all the wonderful, bright, up and coming talent – both onstage and off – keeping the tradition alive in MAC's 70+ member clubs throughout New York City and nationwide."
The Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) was founded in 1983. Its mission is to advance the art and business of live entertainment. A trade association, its activities are designed to heighten public awareness of the contributions and vitality of the performing arts of cabaret, comedy and jazz, to build its current and future audiences, and to speak out as an influential voice on behalf of MAC members and the industry at large. Members of MAC include cabaret, comedy and jazz artists, directors and musical directors, technical directors, musicians, club owners and booking managers, composers and lyricists, journalists and publicists, artists' managers and agents, and friends and supporters of live entertainment.
For more information: MAC web site
All You Need Is Love
The Songs of Lennon & McCartney
The Fifth Season of Derrik Lewis' Musical Chairs, an ASCAP concert series
Part of the Musical Chairs ASCAP composer/lyricist concert series. Musical Direction by Wayne Abravanel. Conceived & Directed by Derrik Lewis & Wayne Abravanel
SIX PERFORMANCES ONLY!
February 6–13, 2005
Sunday, Feb. 6 at 5pm, Joslyn Center Theatre
Monday, Feb. 7 (two shows) at 2:30pm & 7:30pm, Palm Canyon Theatre
Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 7:30pm, Palm Canyon Theatre
Thursday, Feb. 10 at 7:30pm, Sun City Palm Desert
Sunday, Feb. 13 at 5pm, Heritage Palms
Call the Musical Chairs hotline at 760-416-5353
or visit the web site for reservations and further information:
This will be Marcus' second apperance as a headliner for the Musical Chairs concert series in Palm Springs, CA. Last season it was the songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and this season the performance will devoted to a selection from the expansive catalogue of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Reviewing last season's show, Gary Walker of The Desert Sun wrote: "Special recognition should be given to the tender counter-tenor dynamics of Simeone, who made the lesser-known songs as delightful as the many evergreens that had the audience going with the flow."
Musical Chairs is an ASCAP composer/lyricist concert series and features a revolving company of top local & regional artists with occasional special guests from Hollywood, Broadway and Cabaret. It is produced in association with the Palm Canyon Theatre, and Equity Theatre.
ONE NIGHT ONLY
at Peter's at the Atrium
New York singing sensation Marcus Simeone will be making a special one-night-only appearance in Palm Springs on Saturday, Feb. 12th at 8pm. Currently on tour headlining the Musical Chairs' show "All You Need is Love: The Songs of Lennon & McCartney, Marcus is being permitted to bend his contract and perform an extended, 3-hour, one-night-only performance at Palm Springs hot spot Peter's at the Atrium.
Peter's at the Atrium
69-930 Highway 11
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
(One block east of Frank Sinatra Drive)
Peter's web site: Peter's Palm Springs
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