Upcoming Performances
Heron's Landing Reunoin Show
Sunday, April 7 at 1:00
Brunch Show
Laurie Beechman Theatre

Join us as The Retreat at Herons Landing alumni and instructors perform

to raise money for future Scholarships.


Tommy J Dose, Kathleen France, Mercedes Herman, Linda Kahn
Becca Kidwell, Alison Nusbaum, Todd Phillips, Billie Roe, Lynda Rodolitz
Lauren Stanford, Christy Trapp, Heather Villaescusa, Kevin Wood

 Karen Mason
Jay Rogers 
Sally Mayes
Stacy Sullivan

 

Hosted by 
Carolyn Montgomery and Lennie Watts

Musical Direction by Tracy Stark

PRESENTED BY THE MABEL MERCER FOUNDATION

All The Things You Are:

Celebrating Jerome Kern

Carenegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 

7:30 PM 

Featuring: Danny Bacher, Raissa Katona Bennett, Leanne Borghesi, Alexis Cole, Tim Connell, Natalie Douglas, Eugene Ebner, Christina Jimenez, Renee Katz, David LaMarr, Minda Larson, Alex Leonard, Stearns Matthews, Jeff Macauley, Anais Reno, Roger Schmelzer, Lauren Stanford, KT Sullivan, Joanne Tatham, and Those Girls.

Past Performances

It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
Queensboro Theatre Project
Lauren will be voicing Charlie Brown! 
Good grief! It's Halloween again! Join your pals from The Queensborough Theatre Project for their annual trip to the pumpkin patch to welcome The Great Pumpkin
in their one-of-a-kind homage to the greatest Halloween special of all time.

Featuring the vocal talents of Carol Hickey, Demi Fino, Jennifer Harper, Lauren Stanford, and Kathleen Stuart; with live musical accompaniment by Scott Borchert (piano), Brian Kleve (horns), John Barnas (bass) and Bryan Graber (percussion) 

Tickets are extremely limited for this engagement.
http://theqtp.org for tickets
Sunday, October 21st at 4pm & 8pm
Sunday, October 28th at 4pm
Indigo
industry concert of Broadway-bound
musical by composer Scott Evan Davis
Sunday, May 13th
Monday, May 14th
Kabaret Weimar
Sunday, November 12th
8:00pm
The Letlove Inn
 
The Benjamin House
Sunday, December 9th
1:00pm
Elizabeth, North Carolina
 
More Than You Know
Wednesday, December 13th
9:00pm
Urban Stages
Winter Rhythyms
 
Mama's Next Big Act Reunion
Thursday, December 14th
7:00pm
Urban Stages
Winter Rhythyms
 It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Sundays, October 15th, 22nd, and 29th
The Letlove Inn
Cabaret Marathon
Sunday, September 24th
Metropolitan Room
Kabarett Weimar
Sunday, September 10th
The Letlove Inn
Mama's Next Big Act
Don't Tell Mama
7:30pm
Tuesdays, August 15th, 22nd, and 29th
link to tickets
  
That's Entertainment:
Dietz & Schwartz & Friends
June 20th
7:00pm
Carnegie Hall
Weill Recital Hall
link to tickets
The 32nd Annual Bistro Awards
March 13th
7:00pm
Gotham Comedy Club
link to tickets
VocalEase
February 15th
5:30pm
Natalie Arneson's
Mama Drama
February 23rd
7:00pm
The Metropolitan Room
The Mabel Mercer Foundation
Annual Cabaret Convention
October 21st, 2016 at 6pm
Saluting Sheldon Harnick and Charles Strouse, hosted by Klea Blackhurst.
With Corinna Sowers-Adler, Broadway by the Year Chorus, Eric Comstock, Scott Coulter, Robert Creighton, Joshua Dixon, Shana Farr, Liam Forde, Penny Fuller, Zoe Gelman, Anita Gillette, Valerie Lemon, Stearns Matthews, Marieann Meringolo, Todd Murray, Liz Robertson, Shawn Ryan, Lauren Stanford, Joanne Tatham, and Amra-Faye Wright.
Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center,
is located on Broadway at 60th Street, New York
tickets at www.jazz.org
Brownville Concert Series
December 9th, 10th and 11th, 2016
Christmas Gala Concert

Starring Karen MasonStearns MatthewsLauren Stanford, Christopher Denny.

Conceived and Directed by master New York showman Barry Kleinbort.

160 Atlantic

Brownville, Nebraska

tickets here http://brownvilleconcertseries.com/concert-season/ 
The Mike Pettry Project
October 4th, 2016 at 7pm
Singers Forum and EMGCollective present the second in their collaborative songbook series featuring members of the SF/AEA Scholarship Program 
The evening will be directed by Eric Michael Gillett, with musical direction by Madeline Smith.
The Laurie Beechman Theatre
at The West Bank Cafe
407 W. 42nd St., at 9th Ave.
 
To purchase tickets visit www.beechmantheatre.com or tinyurl.com/MikePettryProject
Isn't it Romantic:
a tribute to Larry and Adela Elow
August 10th, 2016 at 7pm
The Laurie Beechman Theatre
at The West Bank Cafe
407 W. 42nd St., at 9th Ave.
The Patrick Dwyer Project
June 9th, 2016 at 7pm
Conceived and directed by award-winning renaissance man Eric Michael Gillett and performed by 18 AEA Scholarships Students from the Singers Forum, the evening will feature the music and lyrics of the up-and-coming composer Patrick Dwyer, winner of MAC’s 2015 John Wallowitch Award. The Patrick Dwyer Project follows the template of the Gillett-helmed Amanda McBroom Project, winner of the 2014 MAC Award for Special Production, using the songs in concert preparatory to the development of a musical revue, in which the songs will tell the stories of a cast of characters.
The Laurie Beechman Theatre
at The West Bank Cafe
407 W. 42nd St., at 9th Ave.
Reservations: 212-695-6909

 

More Than You Know

Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 7pm

Sunday, June 5th, 2016 at 7pm

Late nights in Prohibition-era NYC you could find singer Helen Morgan iconically perched on the piano at her club, relying too much on brandy and ‘torching’ until even the most hardened gangster wept into his beer. 2013 MetroStar Winner Lauren Stanford brings Helen Morgan back to life in More Than You Know. Directed by Eric Michael Gillett with Music Direction by Mike Pettry, the play contains songs the chanteuse made famous, including Jerome Kern’s “Bill” and “Why Was I Born.” Stanford wrote the piece, a dramatic recreation of Helen Morgan’s final night in residency at NYC’s Simplon Club. 

The Triad

158 West 72nd St

tickets: www.triadnyc.com

Birthday Celebration for Christel Ibsen

Friday, April 15th, 2016 at 7:00pm

This is Your Night!(TM) is based on a classic premise that is hosted by Metropolitan Room Managing Partner, Bernie Furshpan, and profiles a guest honoree who has contributed in some significant way to the NYC Entertainment Industry.  It can include, but not limited to: photographers, writers, bloggers, press, promoters, management, publicists, directors, musical directors, producers, etc.

 

The show presents a gift to the honorree, and includes a line-up of entertainment professionals who will share stories, song and comedy about their experiences and ends with a grand finale, a reunion.

 

A portion of the revenue will be given to the Guest of Honor's Charity of Choice.

 

The Metropolitan Room
34 West 22nd Street (Between 5th and 6th Avenue)

New York, NY

 

For Reservations: 212.206.0440

For Tickets: MetropolitanRoom.com

$20.00 + 2 drink minimum

Reservations highly recommended

Quiet, There's a Lady on the Stage
A Tribute To Julie Wilson
Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 7:00pm:
Joseph Macchia Production’s Cabaret Cares/Help is on the Way, Today is proud to announce the St. Patty’s Day cast of: Joan Crowe, Sue Matsuki, Sidney Myer, Julie Reyburn, Lauren Stanford & Christopher Zelno with Tracy Stark on the keys! Come join us celebrate Julie Wilson! All the proceeds go to support children living with HIV/AIDS. A great show for a great cause! AND…there will be a special FREE raffle of a signed photo of the great Miss Wilson for some lucky audience member.

The Metropolitan Room
34 West 22nd Street (Between 5th and 6th Avenue)

New York, NY

 

For Reservations: 212.206.0440

For Tickets: MetropolitanRoom.com

$20.00 + 2 drink minimum

Reservations highly recommended

 

 
James Rich and Lauren Stanford
at
The Metropolitan Room
Sunday, January 17th
4pm
 

Lauren Stanford and James Rich combine forces for an afternoon of eclectic music. She'll do a set. He'll do a set.

 

Jazz meets Pop meets Today when James Rich brings his cross-over, cross-generational singing style back to the Metropolitan Room...on his Birthday! James toured as a Backup Singer for Harry Belafonte, played the role of Benny in the First National Tour of "RENT" and has been the front man for numerous bands in New York and Los Angeles. 

www.james-rich.com

 

Lauren Stanford will preview selections from her new cabaret, "Lost and Found." The show explores the tangible and intangible things we lose and find in our lives. Named by Nitelife Exchange as one of the 25 People In Cabaret To Watch In 2015, Lauren was the 2013 MetroStar winner and was nominated for a 2015 MAC Award.  

 

Tadataka Unno (piano) and James Cammack (bass) will join James and Lauren for the single engagement that coincides with the APAP | NYC Conference weekend. 

 

The Metropolitan Room
34 West 22nd Street (Between 5th and 6th Avenue)

New York, NY

For Reservations: 212.206.0440

For Tickets: MetropolitanRoom.com

$24.00 + 2 drink minimum

Reservations highly recommended

 

For every reservation purchased at www.james-rich.com James and Lincoln-George (his 7 year-old rescue) will donate a portion of the ticket sale to the ASPCA

 
 

The Manhattan Association of Cabaret & Clubs

Presents the 4th Annual

THEY WRITE THE SONGS

 

Sunday, November 15th

4pm 

Engelman Recital Hall

at the Baruch Performing Arts Center

(Lexington Avenue at 25th Street).

 

This annual show presents the work of selected songwriters, highlighting both those who are well-established, and those who are on the rise and creating great new work. Songs written by these outstanding songwriters will be performed throughout the show by singers who have previously either won or been nominated for MAC Awards, or in some cases, by the songwriters themselves. The winners of the Dottie Burman and John Wallowitch Songwriting Awards will also be performing!

 

Featured Songwriters:

John Bucchino
Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair
Lina Koutrakos
Tim Di Pasqua
Bill Zeffiro
Nathan Chang
Amy Wolk and Will TN Hall
Bruce Kimmel

 

With Performances by:
Joshua Lance Dixon
Shana Farr
Lauren Stanford
Amy Beth Williams
Amy Wolk
Tim Di Pasqua
Lina Koutrakos
John Bucchino
And more!

 

The host for the evening will be Grammy award winning songwriter Julie Gold!

Tickets are $25. There will be a reception at the theater immediately following the performance for all ticket holders, songwriters and performers at no additional charge.

Tickets are available now through Ovation tickets at this link: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10040943

 
The Cabaret Convention
"Life is a Cabaret: The Songs of Kander & Ebb" 
 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

6:00pm

The Town Hall

123 West 43rd Street, NYC 10036

Between 6th and Broadway

 

Hosted by Karen Mason and featuring Brent Barrett, Jim Brochu, Bobby Creighton, Penny Fuller, Anita Gillette, Ian Knauer, Lina Koutrakos, Stearns Matthews, Sally Mayes, T. Oliver Reid, Steve Ross, Lauren Stanford, Sandy Stewart, and Amra-Faye Wright.

http://thetownhall.org/event/703-the-26th-annual-new-york-cabaret-convention

 
Wednesday, April 15th
7:30pm
The Laurie Beechman Theatre
 
2015 MAC Award Winning director, Eric Michael Gillett presents the students of his Creating Your Cabaret class in concert! Ready or Not features a fabulous and diverse group of talented singers and up-and-coming cabaret performers strutting their stuff on the stage of the best cabaret in Manhattan!
 
 
Sunday, April 19th
7:00pm
Salon: 
Multiple Award Winning Weekly Open Mic

 

I'm co-hosting Salon next Sunday night with Mark Janas, produced by Tanya Moberly. It's a great place to try out a new song, or dust the cobwebs off an old one--or promote your upcoming show. Come sing your heart out for a safe, supportive audience. Sign up starts at 6:15pm, and the performance starts at 7pm. The theme is "Gone With the Wind--Longing for the Past" but you are welcome to sing anything. It's going to be fun and I promise some special guests!

 

April 19th, 7pm-10:30pm (sign up starts at 6:15pm)
Upstairs at Ectera, Ectera
352 W 44th (between 8th and 9th Ave)
$10 cash cover
$15 food/beverage minimum

 
 
More Than You Know:
A Helen Morgan Cabaret
54 Below
March 20th, 2015
9:30pm
Tickets HERE
 

Late nights in Prohibition-era NYC you could find singer Helen Morgan iconically perched on the piano at her club, relying too much on brandy and ‘torching’ until even the most hardened gangster wept into his beer. 2013 MetroStar Winner Lauren Stanford brings Helen Morgan back to life in More Than You Know. Directed by Eric Michael Gillett with Music Direction by Dan Furman, the play contains songs the chanteuse made famous, including Jerome Kern’s “Bill” and “Why Was I Born.” Stanford wrote the piece, a dramatic recreation of Helen Morgan’s final night in residency at NYC’s Simplon Club. 

 
I'm a Stranger Here Myself
encore performance!
Directed by Eric Michael Gillett, the show explores New York City's enduring lure through songs made popular from small town women such as Helen Morgan, Mary Martin, Julie Wilson, Peggy Lee and more.  Music direction by Mike Pettry,
February 1st, 1pm
The Metropolitan Room
34 West 22nd Street
NYC, NY 10010
212-206-0440
www.metropolitanroom.com
 
$20 tickets/2 drink minimum
 
An Evening of Garland
encore performance!
The hit Cabaret Show An Evening of Garland returns for the first performance of 2015. The evening pays tribute to one of The Worlds Greatest Entertainers Judy Garland. 

This is a SPECIAL ENCORE PERFORMANCE

Performing on the 6th will be Kristoffer Lowe, Marla Green, Lisa Yaeger-Wojchik, Lauren Stanford, Christina Aranda and Ricky Ritzel musical directs the evening.

Special  Guest performer Kim Grogg.

February 6th, 9:30pm
The Metropolitan Room
34 West 22nd Street
NYC, NY 10010
212-206-0440
www.metropolitanroom.com
 
More Than You Know:
A Helen Morgan Cabaret
Sunday October 26th, 2014 9:30pm
Sunday November 2nd, 2014, 9:30pm
The Laurie Beechman Theatre
at The West Bank Cafe
407 W. 42nd St., at 9th Ave.
Reservations: 212-695-6909
Reserve online here
Director: Eric Michael Gillett  
Music Director: Mike Pettry.
For more information see Solo Show Page.
 
 
""I'm a Stranger Here Myself"
The Metropolitan Room
Tuesday June 3rd, 2014 7:00pm
Friday July 18th, 2014 7:00pm
Friday August 1st, 2014 7:00pm
doors open at 6:30pm
Tickets here.
Directed by Eric Michael Gillett, the show is part of the winning prize package from the 2013 MetroStar Competition. The show explores New York City's enduring lure through songs made popular from small town women such as Helen Morgan, Mary Martin, Julie Wilson, Peggy Lee and more.  Music direction by Mike Pettry, opening set by Jason Morris, and special guest: Kathleen Stuart!
 
More Than You Know: A Helen Morgan Cabaret
Baustian Theatre, University of Kansas
April 5, 2014
7:30pm
 
The Amanda McBroom Project
The Laurie Beechman Theatre
March 14, 15, & 17, 2014
7pm
 
More Than You Know: A Helen Morgan Cabaret
Emerging Artist New Work Series
Tada Theatre
October 14, 2013
7pm