Although Henry Mancini's music has been heard on The Great White Way (Victor/Victoria), most of the composer's work has been for the silver screen. In fact, he received 18 Oscar nominations throughout his career, winning the coveted award for his work on Breakfast at Tiffany's, Days of Wine and Roses and Victor/Victoria.
In celebration of Oscar week, Feinstein's at the Regency will present a tribute to the late composer performed by his daughter, Monica Mancini. Entitled Mancini at the Movies, the show will run from March 19 through March 30 and will feature such Mancini classics as "Moon River," "The Days of Wine & Roses," "Charade" and "Two for the Road," which has been recorded by such cabaret favorites as Andrea Marcovicci and the late Nancy LaMott.
Monica Mancini has appeared with major symphonies worldwide, and her recordings for Concord Records include "Monica Mancini," her debut CD; and "The Dreams of Johnny Mercer," featuring a dozen songs by the famed lyricist, including several unpublished lyrics set to music by pop composer Barry Manilow.
Mancini's program at Feinstein's (540 Park Avenue at 61st Street) will play Tuesday through Saturday nights at 8:30 PM with 11 PM late shows on Friday and Saturday. There is a $60 cover and a minimum; call (212) 339-4095 for reservations.
—By Andrew Gans