Michael Montel created and directs the new Broadway musical cabaret inspired by the MCNY exhibition "Costumes and Characters: The Designs of Alvin Colt." The designer Alvin Colt created costumes for such great shows as Guys and Dolls, On the Town, Fanny, Wildcat and The Golden Apple, and Montel and musical director Lawrence Yurman have plucked tunes from his career.
Colt is a six-time Tony Award nominee for Best Costume Design. He won the award for his costumes for the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, Pipe Dream. His most recent Broadway credit is 2001's if you ever leave me…I'm going with you, by Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna. His varied credits (since 1944) include Sugar, Accomplice, Waiting in the Wings, Greenwillow, Golden Rainbow, Li'l Abner and more.
Cady Huffman won a Tony Award for The Producers and was nominated for The Will Rogers Follies. Stadlen played Max Bialystock in The Producers on tour and on Broadway and was Tony-nominated for 1974's Candide and 1996's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Nikki M. James appeared in All Shook Up and Tom Sawyer on Broadway. T. Oliver Reid appeared in Broadway's The Wedding Singer, Never Gonna Dance and La Cage aux Folles.
This is the beginning of the fourth season of the Museum's popular "Perform" series.
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