Before the age of electrified amplification, songs had to be sung loudly in order to be heard. The introduction of the microphone introduced a new, intimate style of performing which became known as crooning. Todd Murray follows the history of crooning, beginning in the 1920's through today. With lush popular ballads, swing, Latin beat, all with lyricists such as Berlin, Porter, Lerner/Lowe, Hal David, and Leonard Cohen, Murray demonstrates that all popular music has its roots in crooning.
During an era when there is a shortage of significant male jazz and cabaret singers, Todd Murray has emerged as a notable interpreter of standards, newer material, and his own originals. Born in a small farming community in Pennsylvania, Todd Murray sang as a child in church, in chorus, and at school plays. As a junior in high school, he learned many older standards from his aunt who played stride piano. After graduating university, he worked as a singer and actor in many different settings. Todd performed regularly at Opryland USA, spent six months singing at Disneyland in Tokyo, and did summer stock in Pennsylvania. He later moved to New York, had many roles at Paper Mill Playhouse, performed as the lead in Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Gondoliers," and was in the first Broadway touring company of "The Secret Garden." During the past five years, Todd has gained a strong reputation for his singing. His debut solo CD, When I Sing Low, led to Todd Murray having a higher profile on the cabaret circuit in New York and Los Angeles. He has performed at the Cabaret Convention at Town Hall, New York, Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center, at a special concert in Switzerland, and at venues throughout the USA.
The Cabaret is a professional, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The mission of The Cabaret is to elevate and promote the cabaret art form by presenting the finest in professional cabaret performances and developing the next generation of cabaret artists.
Show Times: November 2 & 3, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35, $45, $55 ($12 food or beverage minimum)
For tickets call 317.275.1169, or order online at www.TheCabaret.org
Location: The Cabaret at the Columbia Club, 121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN 46204
$10 valet Parking is available for cabaret patrons.