Sam Harris, the vocalist-actor who shot from "Star Search" fame to Broadway, recordings, concerts and cabaret gigs, performs An Intimate Evening With Sam Harris, Aug. 14-25 at Arci's Place in Manhattan. Steve Marzullo musical directs the cabaret show of standards, Broadway show tunes and pop. The Oklahoma native gained national fame as a competitor on "Star Search" at age 22. Million-selling records followed, and so did appearances in Tommy Tune's staging of Grease!, the national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and a starring role in Cy Coleman's The Life, on Broadway.
The cabaret shows play 9 PM Tuesday-Thursday, 8:30 PM and 11 PM Friday-Saturday. Tickets are $30, with a $15 food/drink minimum. Arci's is at 450 Park Avenue South between 30th and 31st Streets. For reservations, call (212) 532-4370. Visit www.arcisplace.com.
Eric Michael Gillett, who'll appear in Sweet Smell of Success this season, sings 8 PM every Monday in August at Arci's.
— By Kenneth Jones