Top Cabaret Shows 2015

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Talent and tastes vary writer to writer. And, of course, all Theater Pizzazz cabaret writers don't get to see the same shows. But they all have strong opinions about the performers and shows they do see.

Here are the Top 10 Picks for 2015. 

And a Happy, Peaceful and Healthy New Year to all!

 

 

Also, check out Theater Pizzazz's Top Plays and Musicals of 2015.

 

Sandi Durell

  • Michael Feinstein - Holiday Show Feinstein's/54 Below
  • Ann Hampton Callaway - 'Feminine Persuasion' - Feinstein's/54 Below
  • Brian Stokes Mitchell - 'Plays With Words' - Cafe Carlyle
  • KT Sullivan & Jeff Harnar - 'Act Two - Another Hundred People' - Beechman Theatre
  • Stacy Sullivan - 'Since You've Asked' - Metropolitan Room
  • Karen Mason - 'Mason at Mamas' - Don't Tell Mama
  • Mark Nadler - 'Addicted to the Spotlight' - 54 Below
  • Tovah Feldshuh - 'Aging is Optional' - 54 Below
  • Marilyn Maye & Billy Stritch - Birdland
  • Marilyn Maye - ' By Request ' - Metropolitan Room

Joe Regan

  • Baby Jane Dexter It's Personal-  Metropolitan Room
  • Richard Holbrook Rodgers Show - Don't Tell Mama
  • Karen Oberlin Elvis Costello Show - Triad at Stage 72
  • Charlotte Patton Celebrating Men - Metropolitan Room
  • Iris Williams I Wish You Love - Birdland
  • Barbara Fasano Busy Being Free - Birdland
  • Kristoffer Lowe You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me, Songs of Harry Warren - Metropolitan Room
  • Shawn Ryan Live - Don't Tell Mama
  • Sally Darling Perceptives - Don't Tell Mama
  • Linda Kosut Easy Come Easy Go Songs of Johnny Green - Don't Tell Mama

 

Paulanne Simmons

  • Mad About the Boy and No Regrets - Barb Jung - 54 Below
  • Kander & Ebb & All That Jazz - 54 Below
  • Turn the Beat Around: 54 Below Celebrates Studio 54
  • The “Marvelous” Marvelettes - Metropolitan Room
  • Sharon McNight Alive - The Duplex
  • 54 Sings Tina Turner: Simply the Best
  • 54 Below Celebrates Eydie Gormé
  • Heart of Gold: A Portrait of the Oldest Profession - Carole J. Bufford - 54 Below
  • Julia Murney - Feinstein’s/54 Below
  • Ethel Merman’s Broadway - Rita McKenzie - Feinstein's/54 Below

Linda Amiel Burns

  • Bill Dyszel "The Internet Ate My Brain" - Don't Tell Mama
  • Dean Benner  "Still Cookin'" - Guest artist Christine Shuler - The Triad
  • Loli Marquez Sterling "Absololi" - The Triad
  • 92nd Street Y Lyrics & Lyrics
  • Broadway By The Year - The Siegels - The Town Hall
  • Marilyn Maye - all shows performed in 2015
  • Jeff Harnar & Sally Mayes - Birdland
  • Broadway Close-up Series - Merkin Hall
  • Ricky Ritzel Series - Don't Tell Mama
  • Cy Coleman Tribute - 54 Below

Susan Hasho

  • John Pizzarelli & Daniel Jobim: Strictly Bossa Nova - Cafe Carlyle
  • KT Sullivan & Jeff Harnar: Our Time - 54 Below
  • Kurt Elling Swings Sinatra - Cafe Carlyle
  • Melissa Errico: Sing the Silence - Joe's Pub

 

Myra Chanin

  • Daniel Cainer - 21st Century Jew
  • Stritch and Ebersole - Xmas show - Birdland
  • Mack and Mabel - 54 Below
  • Karen Mason - Don't Tell Mama
  • Tony Danza - The Carlyle
  • Bufford Jazz Party - Birdland
  • Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway - Don't Tell Mama

Marilyn Lester

  • 54 Sings Grand Hotel
  • A Sophisticated Ladies Reunion - 54 Below
  • After Midnight Reunion Concert - 54 Below
  • Celebrating Joe Temperley - From the Duke to the JLCO
  • Karen Wyman Songs I Love To Sing - Metropolitan Room
  • Lauren Fox Groupies - Metropolitan Room
  • Norm Lewis Who Am I? - JALC Appel Room
  • Our Guy Cy - 54 Below
  • Victor Goines and Friends - Dizzy's Place
  • Steve Tyrell: One More For The Road - The Carlyle

 

Elizabeth Ahlfors

  • Laurie Krauz and Daryl Kojak - Tapestry Unplugged
  • Baby Jane Dexter - It's Personal
  • Brian Stokes Mitchell - Plays With Music
  • Anne Carrere - No Regrets, Piaf  (Symphony Space)
  • John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey - My Generation
  • Kristoffer Lowe - You're Getting To Be a Habit With Me (Songs of Harry Warren)
  • Jane Sheckter - Loves, Adores, Misses Bobby Short
  • Karen Mason - Mason at Mama's
  • Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano - Shoulder Season
  • Tanya Moberly - Songs I Feel Like Singing (series)
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