Brian De Lorenzo Salutes Frank & Tony in Latest Show
Boston actor/cabaret performer and Talent America’s 2001 "Performer of the Year" Brian De Lorenzo returns to New York’s Metropolitan Room on Sundays, April 27 and May 4, 2014, with a tribute to two of the greatest singers of the American Songbook, Frank Sinatra & Tony Bennett. In Sinatra, Tony, & Me: Brian De Lorenzo Sings the Songs of Frank Sinatra & Tony Bennett, expect to hear some of Frank & Tony’s best including "Fools Rush In," "The Best Is Yet to Come," Luck Be a Lady, " and "I Left My Heart in San Francisco."
Acclaimed Sinatra expert Bill Zeffiro will accompany and music direct the New York shows. Zeffiro will lead a jazz trio, lending an authentic nightclub sound to the standards of the Big Band era. Boston-area cabaret favorite John O’Neil directs the program.
Talent America’s 2001 "Performer of the Year" Brian De Lorenzo is equally at home in cabaret rooms, concert halls, and theatres including venues in Boston (Scullers Jazz Club, Club Café), New York (The Metropolitan Room, The Iridium, 54 Below, Birdland, Eighty-Eight’s, Don’t Tell Mama), Provincetown (the Crown & Anchor), Chicago, San Francisco, and cruise ships in Alaska, the Mediterranean, and crossing the Atlantic.
Brian has performed at the prestigious Mabel Mercer Cabaret Conventions in New York and Chicago and at three Boston Cabaret Festivals. He has appeared in IRNE- and Elliot Norton Award-winning theatre productions in the Boston area including "The Wild Party" and "On the Twentieth Century." Other theatre credits include the roles of Dr Fine/Dr Madden in "Next to Normal" at Nextdoor Theater; "Bob Cratchit" in "A Christmas Carol" at North Shore Music Theatre; Max in "Lend Me a Tenor;" Zangara in "Assassins" at Lyric Stage (voted best theatre production of 1998 by The Boston Globe); Jinx in "Forever Plaid;" and a tour of Esther in Europe.
His CD "Found Treasures" was nominated for the 2000 "Recording of the Year" Award by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC). Brian can also be heard extensively on the Original Cast Recording of Made in America: Vaudeville Songs. He is also featured on the world premiere recording of the musical Smooth Sailing. He has been nominated three times for an IRNE Award for "Best Cabaret Show." Brian is well known for finding wonderful songs that aren’t so well known; and for his interpretations of standards from the Great American Songbook and musical theatre. He is currently ranked No. 1 in Boston, No. 89 nationally, and No. 116 internationally on ReverbNation in the Jazz Vocal category.
Brian De Lorenzo will perform Sinatra, Tony, & Me: Brian De Lorenzo Sings the Songs of Frank Sinatra & Tony Bennett - With Jazz Trio on Sundays, April 27, 2014 and May 4, 2014 • 12 Noon at The Metropolitan Room, 34 W 22nd St , New York, NY. Show: $25 + Two-drink Minimum. MetropolitanRoom.com • 212-206-0440