Monday, Nov. 30: Broadway stars gather once again at Joe's Pub for the Howard Ashman Award & Cabaret, benefiting Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC). This year's concert honors Tom Viola, executive director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, who has helped raise millions of dollars towards essential services for people living with HIV and AIDS nationwide. Tickets from $150; doors open at 6:30 PM.
Never one to shy away from a little controversy, Dames at Sea star Lesli Margherita returns to the cabaret stage with Broad, an evening at Birdland Jazz celebrating the controversial women of the 20's, 30's and 40's. Tickets from $30; 7 PM.
Tuesday, Dec. 1: Brooklyn-based, Venezuelan-born performer Migguel Anggelo returns to Joe's Pub with his band The Immigrants for Another Son of Venezuela. Liven up your Tuesday with his unique mix of Latin, pop and folk classics, as well as poetic storytelling and theatrics. Tickets from $20; 7 PM.
Wednesday, Dec. 2: Broadway stars Andy Mientus, Josh Young, Margo Seibert and Jason Gotay are among the performers gathering at Feinstein's/54 Below mid-week to help Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk celebrate the release of their new songbook. The two concerts feature the duo's music as well as never-before-heard songs and new arrangements. Tickets from $30; 7 PM & 9:30 PM.
"Orange Is the New Black" star Lea DeLaria returns to Smoke jazz club to celebrate her new album "House of David: delaria + bowie = jazz." The new work reexamines the music of David Bowie. Tickets from $12; 11:59 PM. Thursday, Dec. 3: Judith Clurman leads renowned choral ensemble Essential Voices USA for a special holiday concert at Feinstein's/54 Below featuring a number of Broadway performers. Twenty singers bring to life traditional carols and holiday favorites, along with highlights from the group's new Christmas CD. Tickets from $25; 9:30 PM.
Friday, Dec. 4: Fans of musical theatre legend Elaine Stritch (everyone?) won't want to miss Jay Malsky's Elaine Stritch: Merry Christmas. Following an acclaimed solo show at the NYC Fringe Festival, Malsky returns as his favorite, husky-voiced icon to celebrate the holiday season at Feinstein's/54 Below. Tickets from $10; 11:30 PM.
Saturday, Dec. 5: Hedwig star and Tony winner Lena Hall continues her solo debut at Feinstein's/54 Below with two Saturday night performances of The Villa Satori, Growing Up Haight Ashbury, a musical memoir of her "psychedelic" childhood and growing up in a "legendary hippie household." The evening features intimate storytelling, home videos, dance, humor and an eclectic soundtrack made up of classical, soul, new wave, punk rock and more. Tickets from $55; performances run through Dec. 7.
Sunday, Dec. 6: Birdland Jazz celebrates the holiday season with The 2015 Annual James Barbour Holiday Concert, an evening filled with holiday classics like "The Christmas Song" and "O Holy Night." Broadway vet Barbour is joined by guest performers from The Phantom of the Opera, among some other celebrity surprises. Tickets from $25; 6 PM.