Although she offered fine work in the Richard Chamberlain revival of My Fair Lady, it wasn’t until she starred in the City Center Encores! production of One Touch of Venus that audiences and critics became aware of the many talents of Melissa Errico. In June, Errico will star as Dot (the Bernadette Peters role) in the Kennedy Center presentation of Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George. Before that eagerly awaited production, however, the former High Society star will make her New York cabaret debut at The Café Carlyle.
The stunning singer/actress will make the plush cabaret her home from March 26 through April 13 where she will perform an evening of New Standards, which includes both new and old standards from composers as disparate as Cole Porter and Randy Newman. Sondheim fans will also get the chance to preview her renditions of songs from her upcoming Sunday role as well as tunes from her soon-to-be-released debut album on Capitol Records.
Errico began her career portraying Cosette in Les Misérables, and she followed with leading roles in Anna Karenina, My Fair Lady, High Society and the aforementioned One Touch of Venus. Her television credits include “Central Park West,” “The Norm Show” and “Ed,” and she recently appeared on the silver screen in "Frequency."
Accompanied by pianist Lee Musiker, Errico will play Tuesday through Saturdays at 8:45 PM with late shows on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 10:45 PM. There is a $75 cover charge and no minimum; call (212) 570 7189 for reservations.
—By Andrew Gans