BIRDLAND Jazz Club will feature Gravitte in their new residency show, “Debbie Plus One”
BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present the winner of the Tony Award Debbie Gravite in a special “Debbie Plus One” residency which will continue on Monday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m. Gravitte has been in the theater long enough to have made some very special friends, and she welcomes Marc Shaiman (9 May) and Harvey Fierstein (September 12) for two more separate evenings full of songs, stories and surprises. His special guests for May 9 will include Natasha yvette williams (Waitress), Christian Thompson (That’s not too proud), and Hayley Podschun (Wicked), in addition to students from the Manhattan School of Music. Each show has a music fee of $40. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street in New York City.
Debbie Gravite – Tony Award Winner, Grammy Award Winner and Emmy Award Nominee – found herself in demand from the Broadway stage to the concert stage and beyond. After making her Broadway debut in the original cast of They’re Playing Our Song, she went on to star in Perfectly Frank, Blues in the Night, Ain’t Broadway Grand, Chicago, Jerome Robbins‘ Broadway and Les Miserables. She appeared in three shows for City Center Encores! : Carnival, The Boys From Syracuse and Tenderloin.
Debbie has performed her nightclub act all over the world, from New York’s Rainbow & Stars and 54 Below, to London’s Pizza on the Park to Atlantic City with Jay Leno, Harry Anderson and the legendary George Burns. A favorite of symphonic audiences, she has sung with more than 175 orchestras around the world, including The Boston Pops, the Chinese Philharmonic with Lang-LangPhilly Pops, National Symphony, The New York Pops, Altanta Symphony, Moscow Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony and more.
On television, Debbie has starred in CBS’ “Trial and Error” series, NBC’s “Pursuit of Happiness” and several specials for PBS including “Live from the Kennedy Center”, “The Boston Pops Celebrate Bernstein” for great performance. , and Ira GershwinCelebration of the 100th anniversary of Carnegie Hall. She has four solo albums, including Big Band Broadway, Defying Gravity, The MGM Album and Part of Your World: The Music of Alain Menken. She appeared with Bette Midler in the Universal feature, isn’t she awesome?, and can be heard as one of the voices in Disney’s The Little Mermaid.
BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present Debbie Gravite in “Debbie Plus One” on May 9 (Marc Shaiman), and September 12 (Harvey Fierstein). All shows are Mondays at 7:00 p.m. There is a music fee of $40 and a minimum of $20 for food and beverages. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues) in Manhattan. For reservations, please call (212) 581-3080 or visit www.BirdlandJazz.com. In accordance with New York City rules for indoor activities, Birdland requires proof of vaccination or a verified medical exemption from all guests, staff and performers.