Melba Moore, Tom Wopat and Gay Marshall to Play the Metropolitan Room

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A host of Broadway artists will play the Metropolitan Room in Manhattan in February.
Melba Moore
Melba Moore

Tony Award winner Melba Moore, who was most recently on Broadway as the ill-fated Fantine in the original production of Les Misérables, will go it solo at the intimate nightspot Feb. 13 at 9:45 PM.

Gay Marshall, who played a year-long run in the Off-Broadway revival of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, will reprise her critically acclaimed Piaf tribute, Piaf: Queen of Heart, Feb. 18 at 7:30 PM and Feb. 25 at 7:30 PM.

Two-time Tony nominee Tom Wopat will also be seen at the Metropolitan Room. Wopat will entertain audiences with his lush baritone Feb. 24 and 25 at 9:45 PM.

A singer with a multi-octave range, Moore began her career as a back-up singer for the likes of Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick and Liza Minnelli. Her work in the original company of Hair led to her Tony-winning role in Purlie, and since then Moore has performed in concert arenas throughout the world. Her R&B hits include "I Am His Lady," "Falling" and "Read My Lips," which was nominated for a Grammy Award. Moore was also seen in the Paramount film "The Fighting Temptations."

Marshall made her Broadway debut as Diana Morales in A Chorus Line and played Grizabella in the original French production of Cats. She appeared in the Goodspeed, Paper Mill and York Theatre Company productions of The Baker's Wife and received a Drama League Distinguished Performance Award nomination for her work in the Off-Broadway revival of Jacques Brel. . . . Her one-woman shows are titled Piaf: La Vie l'Amour and If I Were Me. Marshall's solo recording, "Gay Marshall Sings Piaf, La Vie l'Amour," is available by visiting www.cdbaby.com. Tom Wopat received Tony nominations for his performances in A Catered Affair and in the Broadway revival of Annie Get Your Gun (opposite Bernadette Peters). He has also appeared on Broadway in I Love My Wife, City of Angels, Guys and Dolls, Chicago, 42nd Street and Glengarry Glen Ross. Perhaps best known for his seven-season run on "The Dukes of Hazzard," Wopat has released several albums with CBS and Capitol Records. His latest CDs are "Dissertation on the State of Bliss" and "Consider It Swung."

The Metropolitan Room is located in Manhattan at 34 West 22nd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Call (212) 206-0440 for reservations; visit www.metropolitanroom.com for more information.

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