Join us as New York cabaret performers Natalie Douglas and Brian J. Nash appear for one night only in OTP’s Mary Schmuckal Theatre. The cash bar will open at 7:00.
Ms. Douglas is a ten-time MAC Award winner as well as winner of two Backstage Bistro Awards, a Nightlife Award, and two awards from the Mabel Mercer Foundation including the 2014 Margaret Whiting Award. She has garnered rave reviews for her unique mix of jazz, blues, standards, pop, folk and country music, and her portrait has been added to the Birdland Jazz Club “Wall of Fame.” Her most recent album, Human Heart, a tapestry of the Great American Songbook, received both the 2017 MAC Award and the 2017 Back Stage Bistro Award for outstanding recordings. Her new series, Tributes, co-created and music directed by Brain Nash and Mark Hartman, celebrates some of her favorite artists - Sammy Davis, Jr., Linda Rondstadt, Nina Simone, Dame Shirley Bassey, Ella Fitzgerald, Elvis and Cher! Tributes continues its run at Birdland and has garnered two 2018 MAC Awards including Show of the Year.
Mr. Nash, who produced Human Heart, is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy. He was recently the Music Director of Classic Stage Company’s Mother Courage and Her Children and the pre-Broadway Chicago run of Beaches which he also orchestrated. In addition to his extensive work in the theatre, he is also a prolific concert and cabaret performer, working with many accomplished musicians including, of course, Natalie Douglas. Mr. Nash’s new album is Forever/After.