- 2018 Season
The Richard K. Helmbrecht Award will be presented to
Ms. Lynn A. Ball
at the 7:30pm performance.
Rosin up your bow and get ready for a toe-tapping evening filled with thrilling 3-part harmony as we celebrate the glory of country music! Join “The Honky-Tonk Tenors” (NY Daily News) as they perform classic country tunes going from the 1940s all the way up to the hottest contemporary hits. Southern Comfort: A Down-Home Country Music Jamboree celebrates the glory of country music. Backed by a first-rate, four-piece band (covering bass, guitar, banjo, mandolin and fiddle), the multi-award winning trio will perform classic country tunes from including chart- toppers by Glen Campbell, Vince Gill, Patti Loveless, Dolly Parton, George Jones, Hank Williams, Tammy Wynette, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Trisha Yearwood, Randy Travis, Rascal Flatts and many more.
“These three thrilling tenors work in perfect harmony, and it’s worth traveling a country mile to hear their heavenly sound.” – Wayman Wong, Playbill
“They call their show ‘Southern Comfort,’ but it’s more like ‘Tenor Lightning,’ and they’re dazzling.” – Scott & Barbara Siegel, TheatreMania
*Premium tickets guarantee seats in the front or center of the performance venue. Valid student ID required for student tickets.
TOM ANDERSEN is one of New York’s finest pop-cabaret singer-songwriters. He has played Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall and the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. Stephen Holden of the New York Times has raved about Andersen’s “dreamy, hyperromantic crooning … in a delicate tenor that soars into exquisite high notes.” And Eric Myers of Time Out New York calls him “simply the finest male vocalist in New York.” For his singing, songwriting and recording, Andersen is the winningest performer in his field, having received five MAC Awards (from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs), five Backstage Bistro Awards and two Nightlife Awards. His most recent Nightlife Award was for “Southern Comfort.”
TIM DIPASQUA, is a singer/songwriter who has twice been awarded the Backstage Bistro Award–once for Outstanding Singer/Instrumentalist and once for Outstanding Special Performance. Tim has also received 9 nominations from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), including four as Singer/Instrumentalist, one for Recording of the year, and one, with Tom Andersen, for Song of the Year. As a solo artist, Tim has performed in all of New York’s major clubs and halls: Joeʼs Pub, Birdland, The Bitter End, The Russian Tea Room, Town Hall, The Metropolitan Room, Carolineʼs, Carnegie Hall, Eighty-Eights, The Triad, The Village Gate, The Duplex, Donʼt Tell Mamaʼs, Tavern on the Green, The Laurie Beechman Theatre and Sardiʼs.
The Festival’s Artistic Director, SCOTT COULTER, has received five MAC Awards (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs), five Bistro Awards and two Nightlife Awards for Outstanding Vocalist for his work in cabaret. He has performed at most of NYC’s top rooms including Birdland, Feinstein’s/54 Below, The Oak Room at the Algonquin, and Feinstein’s at The Regency where he spent a record-setting eight months performing the revue 11 O’CLOCK NUMBERS AT 11 O’CLOCK which he also co-created, directed and musically arranged. His self-titled debut CD won the 2003 MAC Award for Outstanding Recording and was chosen as the best recording of the year by TheatreMania and Cabaret Scenes magazines. Scott was director and star of A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE SYMPHONIC CONCERT in its world premiere with the Baltimore Symphony and reprised his performance in the Emmy-nominated PBS production which premiered in December 2013. He was an Emmy nominee himself for his performance in American Song at NJPAC.
Check out Tim DiPasqua, singing his own song, “Tokyo”.