Eva Kantor, 2012 MetroStar Finalist, will bring her first solo show "The Way I Am" to The Laurie Beechman Theatre, March 29-April 21, 2013, directed by Eric Michael Gillett, with musical direction by Don Rebi and produced by Cookie Stark.
Performance Schedule: Friday, March 29 at 7pm • Saturday, March 30 at 7pm • Sunday, April 7 at 7pm • Sunday, April 14 at 7pm • Sunday, April 21 at 7pm. All shows run at The Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 West 42 Street, NYC. For reservations, call 212.695.6909. Cover charge $20, Food/drink minimum $15. $5 discount to members of Singers Forum, MAC, Cabaret Hotline.
"In a world full of people who judge you and your choices, you need to find the one person who accepts you the way you are." That is the theme of this show, Eva Kantor's solo debut in cabaret, but in Eva's professional life, she is finding many people accepting of her great talent. It is not a cliché to say that she is an artist on her way up.
In addition to placing in the MetroStar finals, Eva has recently played at The Players Club for KT Sullivan and the Mabel Mercer Foundation to great acclaim. Out of that, she was asked to sing at Rose Hall in October at the Mercer Cabaret Convention.
Eva began acting at an early age and quickly excelled. She has played roles such as Eva Peron in Evita, Penny in Hairspray at the Weston Playhouse alongside Broadway veterans Marissa Perry and Jay A. Johnson, and the title role in the national tour of Nancy Ford and Gretchen Cryer's Anne of Green Gables.
She is a recipient of the first ever fully funded scholarship at the Singer's Forum/Actor's Equity scholarship program, where she is currently studying with Eric Michael Gillett.
For more about Eva, visit www.evakantorsings.com.
The show has been directed by Eric Michael Gillett, known as an actor, singer, and director. Mr. Gillett's own cabaret shows have included "Cast of Thousands: The Songs of Craig Carnelia" (for which Eric was named MAC's Major Male Vocalist of 2012),"It Takes Two: The Duets of Stephen Sondheim" (with Melanie Vaughan), "Best of My Love," and his critically-lauded collection of radio songs of the past forty years, "Hook, Line, and Singer." Mr. Gillett has directed some of the top ladies in cabaret including Karen Akers, Marieann Meringolo, KT Sullivan, Sheera Ben-David, Lari White, and Raissa Katona Bennett. He is the recipient of both the MAC Award for Outstanding Direction and the Dick Gallagher Award, bestowed by the Mabel Mercer Foundation, for his unique contributions to the art of cabaret. www.ericmichaelgillett.com
Don Rebic is an accompanist and musical director who has worked with a variety of singers including Peggy Lee, Barbara Cook, Betty Buckley, Dixie Carter, Morgana King, Lainie Kazan, Karen Akers, Mary Cleere Haran, Margaret Whiting, Leslie Uggams, Regis Philbin, Tovah Feldshuh, Ricky Martin, and Jose Carreras (with a 70-piece orchestra). A sample of recent activities shows Don's diverse interests: orchestrating the music for the HBO documentary Unchained Melodies; playing on the soundtrack for the movie Stuart Little Part II; soloing with the North Carolina Symphony Orchesrta; and teaching jazz piano at the University of Buffalo. www.donrebic.com.