Andersen and Officer to Be Part of Free "World AIDS Day Commemoration" Dec. 1

News   Andersen and Officer to Be Part of Free "World AIDS Day Commemoration" Dec. 1 Cabaret and theatre favorites Tom Andersen and Phillip Officer will perform at the free "World AIDS Day Commemoration" Dec. 1.

The 5:30 PM event will be held at the Cronin Auditorium at St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center. Officer will sing two selections, Andersen is slated to sing his original AIDS song "Yard Sale," and the evening will also include performances by choreographer/dancer Errol Grimes and El Teatro Puente.

Produced by Doneley Meris, the "World AIDS Day Commemoration" will also include the reading of names of those lost to AIDS over the past 25 years, as well as remembrances from their friends and family.

A romantic tenor, Tom Andersen has played Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall and Town Hall, and has headlined at Tavern on the Green, Maxim's, the Russian Tea Room, the Algonquin and Eighty Eight's. He is the recipient of four Backstage Bistro Awards and five MAC Awards, and his solo recordings include "The Journey," "Who Knows?" and "Far Away Places." Andersen was also featured in the Off-Broadway revue "Cabariety."

A MAC Award-winning artist, Phillip Officer has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Algonquin's Oak Room and on Broadway in Side Show.

The Cronin Auditorium at St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center is located in Manhattan at 170 West 12th Street.