Alison Fraser, the Tony Award-nominated actress singer whose voice is like warm chocolate, sweetens The Westbank Cafe 8 PM Jan. 14, offering theatre music, including the hopeful "Hold On" from The Secret Garden.
Fraser was Tony-nommed for The Secret Garden (she was sympathetic servant Martha) and Broadway's Romance/Romance (playing dual roles) and appeared Off-Broadway in March of the Falsettos and in the New Jersey world premiere of the new musical, Lizzie Borden, by composer Christopher McGovern, who musical directs the cabaret evening at the Westbank. She was a Barrymore Award winner for Gunmetal Blues in Philadelphia.
McGovern is on piano, Carlisle Bariteau is on guitar and Joe Brady handles drums and percussion.
Songs will include representations from her Broadway appearances and solo CDs. Expect "Teach Me Tonight," "Orange Colored Sky," William Finn's "Love Me for What I Am," "Hold On," "Blonde Song," Finn's "I'm Breaking Down" and more.
Fraser's solo albums include "New York Romance" and "Men in My Life." Cover charge is $10 with a drink minimum. The West Bank is at 407 W. 42nd Street. For reservations, call (212) 695-6909.
— By Kenneth Jones