Award winning cabaret performer and member of the 92Y Music Faculty, Michael Kirk Lane curates a series of conversations about the art form of cabaret in New York City.
Welcoming performers, directors, and journalists, these conversations will delve into the history and current state of this unique performance style. Each conversation will also include a Q&A session for the participants. These conversations may be purchased individually, or as a package of 3 at a discounted price!
Apr 26, 2021: T. Oliver Reid
For the past 20 years, T. Oliver Reid has worked on Broadway shows including Hadestown; Once On This Island; Chicago; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Kiss Me Kate, and more, which have amassed more than 20 Tony Awards from the American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards. He is also an accomplished cabaret artist and multiple award winner for his solo show Drop Me Off In Harlem which he directed, wrote and starred in. T. Oliver Reid is the co-founder of Black Theatre Coalition.
May 24, 2021: John McDaniel
Join the Conversation with Grammy and Emmy Award winning Music Director, Composer, Director, Arranger, Orchestrator & Producer and Artistic Director at the Tony Award winning O’Neill Theater Center, John McDaniel. Recently, McDaniel produced and directed a virtual concert of Sticks & Stones, for which he is also the composer, starring Audra McDonald & Javier Muñoz. He is also one of the camp directors of Kristin Chenoweth’s Broadway Boot Camp. John has collaborated with Cab Calloway, Shirley MacLaine, George Burns, Joel Grey, Carol Burnett, Betty Buckley and Bette Midler.
Jun 28, 2021: Susie Mosher
A veteran of Broadway’s Hairspray, Susie Mosher hosted the hugely successful BACKSTAGE at 54 Below for two years. She currently hosts THE LINEUP WITH SUSIE MOSHER at the legendary Birdland, an anything goes night of live entertainment featuring everything from Broadway stars to mariachi bands. Susie has received the 2013 BroadwayWorld award for Best Host of a variety show/reoccuring series, and the 2020 BroadwayWorld award for best variety show.