Past Appearances 2004

Marcus & Eva: 2
Classic and Contemporary Duets
Musical Director Tedd Firth
Bassist Marco Brehm
Directed by Lina Koutrakos
This first-ever duets show from Marcus and Eva will present the extraordinary works of a host of renown writers, bringing their celebrated voices and interpretive gifts to the songs of Rodgers & Hart, Bacharach & David, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Jimmy Webb, Roger Miller, and many more. Accompanied by musical director Tedd Firth and bassist Marco Brehm, two of the finest musicians currently on the scene, this show is directed by acclaimed singer/songwriter/director Lina Koutrakos, author of the Marcus & Eva staple "Don't I Love You". Marcus and Eva have been appearing together in each other's cabaret shows to enormous praise, and Eva is coming off her very successful first appearance at The Mabel Mercer Foundation's New York Cabaret Convention, an event at which Marcus previously appeared twice.
Eva Ladas and Marcus Simeone met on the Manhattan cabaret circuit. Since that fateful meeting, they have gone on to virtually define what one columnist recently described as a new "golden age of New York cabaret"; a reference to the quality and diversity of the new generation of performers now appearing on Manhattan's small stages. Both Marcus and Eva are universally regarded for their heart-wrenching interpretations of ballads and are equally at home with jazz, pop, and rhythm & blues; bringing their own flavor and passion to the material they touch. Writing about Eva in Cabaret Hotline, critic Stu Hamstra remarked "vocal abilities that are impossible to believe... her multi-lingual show had me on the edge of my seat for the whole, incredibly short, hour." Show Business critic David Hurst stated "Simeone has a beautiful voice that he wields with authority and elegance...[he] could easily play the top rooms in New York." This show will bring these two acclaimed voices together to create a truly memorable event.
''The presence of these two amazing vocalists on the
same stage, singing solos and duets, should be
recognized as a major event in NYC cabaret."
— Stu Hamstra, reviewing "2" in Cabaret Hotline, Nov. 18, 2004
"With their sweet, silvery voices, swapping solos
and sharing harmonies, [a] highly pleasing hour of
song that shows off each of them to advantage....
A smartly-conceived program"


— Peter Haas, reviewing "2" in Cabaret Scenes, Nov. 18, 2004


November 5 & 12 at 7pm
November 13 at 7pm
November 18 at 9:30pm
December 5 & 12 at 5pm
$15 MUSIC • 2-drink minimum
Seniors, Students, and Trade* • $10 music charge
*AEA, ASCAP, BMI, Cabaret Hotline, MAC, NYSMS, Storefront, TRU
Sheridan Square, NYC
(Christopher Street & Seventh Avenue)
Reservations: 212-255-5438
UNDER 21 ADMITTED ONLY WITH PERMISSION
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"An Afternoon with Two Classy Broads and One Gorgeous Hunk"
Diana Templeton, Margaret Wright and Marcus Simeone
with Musical Director Richard Danley
October 3, 10 & 17, Sunday Brunch Shows
Brunch 3:30pm, Show 4:30pm
Helen's Hideaway Room, 169 Eighth Avenue, NYC
$15 Music, $15 Food/drink minimum ($10 MAC)
Reservations recommended 212-206-0609
For Matthew
Best Chance Benefit for Matthew Grabstein
An evening of entertainment featuring music and comedy with many special guests
September 28th at 8pm
The Triad Theatre, 158 West 72nd St, NYC
(Between Broadway & Columbus Ave.)
$85 per person
Marcus Simeone’s MATHIS
A Tribute to the Legendary Johnny Mathis
with musical director Michael Sansonia
and special guest Eva Ladas
September 25th at 4:30pm (one show only)
Where Eagles Dare Theatre, 347 West 36th Street, NYC
Part of The Midtown Cabaret Festival of Stars
$25 Music ($20 in advance), no minimum
($5 discount for seniors, students, MAC & TRU members)
Tickets: 212-868-4444 / www.SmartTix.com
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.


MARCUS & EVA in HERALD SQUARE
The September Concert
Hosted by John Tedeschi
Saturday, Sept. 11 (Patriot Day) 12-3pm
Herald Square, NYC
free and open to the public
A commemoration of that horrific day three years ago, The September Concert promotes and produces events that foster humanity and strength through music. The stage is located in Herald Square Park, at 34th Street & Broadway (by the large monument of the bell) and the event is hosted by performer JOHN TEDESCHI.
The entire event runs from 12-3pm. Marcus & Eva are scheduled to appear around 2pm. No cover charge, no minimum, bring tissues and hope!


MARCUS SIMEONE AND FRIENDS
A Birthday Celebration
with Musical Director D. Jay Bradley
Marco Brehm bass
David Silliman percussion
Sunday, June 27th at 4pm
Danny's Skylight Room
346 West 46th Street, NYC
Reservations required 212-265-8133
WITH VERY SPECIAL GUESTS
Tom Andersen • John DePalma • Rubén Flores • Eva Ladas • Jeanne MacDonald • Karen Mason • Sue Matsuki AND INTRODUCING Sarah Jane Wytko
ALSO MAKING A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY SURPRISE APPEARANCE WAS
Baby Jane Dexter
CAST PHOTO
$15 Music ($12 MAC & Cabaret Hotline)
$10 Minimum (food or drink)
Cabaret & after-show dinner package available
$42.50 (includes music charge & minimum)
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NO GIFTS PLEASE (your presence is present enough!)
Program subject to change.


Marcus Gets His MAC!
On Monday, May 17th, The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC) honored Marcus with the 2004 Male Vocalist Award at its annual gala held at Manhattan's Symphony Space. The show featured Manhattan Transfer both receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from MAC and performing, as well as a star turn by Marcus' director, Lina Koutrakos, who received the MAC Award for Outstanding Director of the Year. Making this year even sweeter was the recognition of his friends Jeanne MacDonald (Female Vocalist) and Karen Mason (Major Female Vocalist) in the same year. Jeanne and Karen will both be performing on June 27th, along with an astonishing cast of other singers, songwriters and musicians. Who knows, next year it might be Lina and Manhattan Transfer!
Call to reserve for this one-night-only event today! 212-265-8133.
ADDENDUM
In addition to those thanked at the ceremony on May 17th, Marcus would like to acknowledge his friend and collaborator Sue Matsuki (for their also-nominated "Somewhere Along The Way" show), The Anna Sosenko Assist Trust, The Mabel Mercer Foundation, and critics David Hurst (Show Business) and Bill Van Sant (Worall Newspapers).
2004 MAC AWARDS
Monday, May 17th, 7:30pm
SYMPHONY SPACE, 2537 Broadway @ 95th Street, NYC
Marcus will be eligible in two categories on this evening, which celebrates the best and brightest stars of cabaret as determined by the voting members of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets.
Marcus received his third consecutive nomination in the category of Male Vocalist, and has also been nominated along with his collaborator Sue Matsuki in the category of Duo/Group.
Marcus will NOT be performing this evening.
Tickets are available by calling the Symphony Space box office at 212-864-5400. Visit the MAC website at MACnyc.com


Matsuki & Simeone:
"Somewhere Along the Way"
March 19 • Friday @ 8PM
The Cabaret at Odette's
South River Road, New Hope, PA
Reservations 215-862-3000
Award-winning vocalists, Sue Matsuki & Marcus Simeone, bring their brand new show which debuted at Greenwich Village's Duplex Cabaret Theatre to the Rockland County Arts Center of a special one night only appearance. This show is a nostalgic look back in time and is composed of all of the great standards of the American Songbook and a few new tunes by some of the standard writers of today.
Sue & Marcus, along with the incomparable Tedd Firth as Musical Director, will be taking you on a journey. This show is about the power of music, how you can hear a song that you may not have heard for a while and how it can miraculously transport you back in time to that physical or emotional place when you first heard it.
For more information, please visit the Odette's website: Odettes.com.
"Cat on a Leash"
Featuring the title song "Cat on a Leash" by Nicholas Levin
musical director Tedd Firth and bassist Marco Brehm
with guest vocalist Sue Matsuki
March 14 & 21 • Sundays at 8:45pm
DANNY'S SKYLIGHT ROOM, 346 West 46th Street, NYC
$15 music ($10 MAC/Cabaret Hotline members) / $10 minimum
Cabaret/dinnner package available
including cover charge, $42.50
Dinner service begins 7pm
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Reservations required: 212-265-8133
In this show, Marcus covers a wide range of material from composers as diverse as Billy Strayhorn and the Gershwins to contemporary writers such as Maria Gentile and Nicholas Levin, who wrote the title song "Cat on a Leash" for the show. With no specific theme, there is an underlying thread about prejudice, about identity, and about facing the past through metaphorical nuances. In homage of this latest act, during its initial downtown run, critic Wayman Wong of The New York Daily News wrote: "Simeone proved once again that the sky's the limit for his stratospheric high tenor and his talent. He's got his own voice, as a singer and as an artist... a special sound that deserves to be heard."
Danny's Grand Sea Palace and Skylight Cabaret Room is located on NYC's famed Restaurant Row. Visit Danny's website at www.DannysGSP.com.


Matsuki & Simeone:
"Somewhere Along the Way"
March 13 • Saturday @ 8PM
The Rockland County Arts Center
27 South Greenbush Road, West Nyack, NY
Reservations 845-358-0877
Award-winning vocalists, Sue Matsuki & Marcus Simeone, bring their brand new show which debuted at Greenwich Village's Duplex Cabaret Theatre to the Rockland County Arts Center of a special one night only appearance. This show is a nostalgic look back in time and is composed of all of the great standards of the American Songbook and a few new tunes by some of the standard writers of today.
Sue & Marcus, along with the incomparable Tedd Firth as Musical Director, will be taking you on a journey. This show is about the power of music, how you can hear a song that you may not have heard for a while and how it can miraculously transport you back in time to that physical or emotional place when you first heard it.
For more information please visit: Rockland.org. For more information about Sue Matsuki, please visit: SueMatsuki.com.
Hoboken Cabaret Festival
24 of New York's Most Esteemed Cabaret Performers in a One Night Only Concert
March 5 • Friday @ 8PM
DeBaun Auditorium
Fifth & Hudson Streets, Hoboken, NJ
Tickets: $12 Adults / $8 Students & Seniors
Box Office: 201-216-8937 or visit: http://www.debaun.org/tickets/html
The art of New York cabaret comes to Hoboken when The Center for the Performing Arts at DeBaun Auditorium presents the Hoboken Cabaret Festival as part of its Music Series. The event will feature Marcus Simeone and 23 of New York's most prominent cabaret performers, including Grammy Winner Julie Gold, who penned Bette Midler's mega hit "From a Distance," and Drama Desk winner Carol Hall, who wrote "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas."
Also in the line-up is an array of award-winning and critically-acclaimed performers, including: Lisa Asher, Judy Barnett, Bobby Belfry, Joanne Beretta, Scott Coulter, Brandon Cutrell, Barbara Fasano, Jim Gavin, Amanda Green, David Gurland, Rick Jensen, Audrey Lavine, Lynn Lobban, Jeanne MacDonald, Marieann Meringolo, Carolyn Montgomery, Julie Reyburn, Ruby Rims, Ric Ryder, Anne Runolfsson, and Lennie Watts.
In addition to the concert, awards will be presented to two people who have contributed magnanimously to the world of cabaret. The Duplex Cabaret Theatre Award for New Composers will be presented to Steve Marzullo -- the esteemed composer, whose recent compositions were recorded by Audra MacDonald ("I Hid My Love," "Somedays,") among others. Marzullo is possibly best known as the music director of "Once On This Island."
The Blue Angel Award for outstanding contributions to the art of cabaret will be presented to John Wallowitch, who has been a staple of the cabaret community, having worked in the medium for nearly half a century and written over 1,000 songs, many of which ("My Manhattan," "The Moment,") have become cabaret standards. Wallowitch has been heralded for his witty compositions and incisive performances by every major newspaper in New York and beyond. The award is named for the famous nightclub, which was the leading force in cabaret in the 40's and 50's.
The Hoboken Cabaret Festival is produced and directed by Phil Geoffrey Bond, The Artistic director of The Storefront Theatre, and Director of Programming at New York's Duplex Cabaret Theatre.
The DeBaun Auditorium is accessible by PATH trains & Light Rail). From Manhattan, Hoboken is the first stop on the PATH after Christopher St. For more information or exact directions, visit www.DeBaun.org.


"Mostly Standards"
Back Stage Bistro award-winning act
Arrangements by Tedd Firth & D. Jay Bradley
February 19 • Thursday at 9PM
Le Dôme, The Nightclub Under the Stars at The Manor
111 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, NJ
Four-course dinner & show $69. Dinner seatings begin at 6pm, showtime is 9pm.
Reservations 973-731-2360. Visit the Manor's website for further information: TheManorRestaurant.com
Link to ESSEX JOURNAL INTERVIEW, Feb. 12, 2004
Link to ESSEX JOURNAL REVIEW, Feb. 26, 2004
This is the show which garnered Marcus the 2003 Back Stage Bistro Award. His musical director D. Jay Bradley, his director Lina Koutrakos, and the venue at which it was originally performed, Judy's Chelsea, were also honored by Back Stage for their continued excellence. In this celebrated show, Marcus lends his haunting, multi-octave voice to classics from the great American songbook by legendary composers such as Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer, Henry Mancini and Richard Rodgers. The show also includes some contemporary standards and yet-to-become standards as well!
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"What The World Needs Now!"
The Songs of Burt Bacharach & Hal David
Starring NYC Cabaret Sensation Marcus Simeone and Star Search Winner Mara Getz with Bill Ramirez and Gennine Francis and The Wayne Abravanel "Casino Royale" Quintet
February 9th-14th, Palm Springs, CA
Part of the Musical Chairs ASCAP composer/lyricist concert series. Musical Direction by Wayne Abravanel. Conceived & Directed by Derrik Lewis & Wayne Abravanel
FIVE PERFORMANCES ONLY!
Palm Canyon Theatre, Monday, February 9th & Tuesday, February 10th
Monday Matinee: $18 • Monday Evening Gala: $24 • Tuesday: $22
Sun City Palm Desert Dinner Theatre, Friday, February 13th, $42
Joslyn Center Theater, Saturday, February 14th, $20
"The Look of Love", "Alfie", "Do You Know the Way to San Jose", "Close to You", "Don't Make Me Over", "One Less Bell to Answer", "I'll Never Fall in Love Again", "What's New Pussycat?", "That's What Friends are For", "What the world Needs Now is Love", and many, many more. Visit the Musical Chairs website for more information: Musical Chairs Link.
"Community Cabaret"


An Eclectic Musical Evening
Friday, January 23rd, 7-9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Community Cabaret, 40 East 35th Street, NYC
$15 at door, $10 with reservation, $7 advance purchase (see link below)
Marcus will be performing the songs of Nicholas Levin (of "Cat on a Leash" fame) as well of some of his own material. Also performing: satirical singer/songwriter Rachel Stone (Community Cabaret's producer and host), Donna Coney Island (also performing songs by Nicholas Levin), Elegant Ivory (songwriter L. Egan D'Ivori with Elizabeth Anne), and The Chelsea String Band.
Community Cabaret is located downstairs at Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th Street, NYC. Wheelchair accessible. Soup, pastries and beverages available. $15 at the door. $10 with reservation, senior or member CCNY, MAC, WIM, TRU, NYSMS. SAVE! Only $7 advance purchase! Buy online at: http://www.hometown.aol.com/rsongbird. For reservations and more information, call 718-472-0472.
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