MAC Award-Winning vocalist ERIC Michael GillETT will present CAST OF THOUSANDS: Gillett Sings Carnelia for three performances only, Fridays, January 7, 14 & 21 at 7pm at Don't Tell Mama. He will be accompanied by Musical Director Jeff Cubeta, with Arrangements by Cubeta & Christopher Denny.
ERIC Michael GillETT is considered by many, to be the foremost interpreter of Broadway & cabaret composer Craig Carnelia's intricate & moving portraits of contemporary life. CAST OF THOUSANDS weaves a rich tapestry of song, as Gillett enacts the lives of the thousands of people with whom we interact every day, but may never come to know.
Now, 15 years after it was first performed, Gillett returns to the material that inspired his first songbook collaboration, in an evening that explores not only songs from the original production, but also new material written by Carnelia in the intervening years. CAST OF THOUSANDS will feature songs from the acclaimed scores of Is There Life After High School?, Working & Three Postcards, as well as contemporary classics ("Flight," "Life on Earth") & new material from Actor, Lawyer, Indian Chief.
What the critics say about Eric Michael Gillett...
"An idiosyncratic, fearlessly emotive baritone. His lack of
conventional defenses allows him to have a vulnerability
that most male singers prefer to conceal."
Stephen Holden, NY Times
"Gillett is an exceptional performer who is present at
every moment, measuring each breath, phrase &
nuance in perfect harmony."
Sandi Durell, Cabaret Scenes
DATES: Friday, January 7, 14 & 21 @ 7pm
PLACE: Don't Tell Mama ~ 343 W. 46th Street/NYC
PRICE: $20 Music Charge/2 Drink Min. (Cash Only)
RESERVATIONS: (212)757-0788 (after 4pm)
*CAST OF THOUSANDS was originally performed at Eighty-Eight's/NYC, with direction by Barry Kleinbort & musical direction by Christopher Denny. The original cast album of this show was named the #1 album of the year by In Theatre Magazine.