The summer cabaret series begins Sunday, May 29 with Jessica Molaskey — whose numerous theatrical credits include Parade and A Man of No Importance — and her husband, jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli. The husband-and-wife duo will be followed by five-time MAC Award winner Natalie Douglas on June 19.
The remainder of the summer series includes two-time Tony Award nominee Christine Andreas (June 26); singer-pianist Mark Nadler (July 3); vocalist Baby Jane Dexter (July 10); Side Show's Phillip Officer (July 17); comedian Angela LaGreca (July 24); MAC Award-winning singer-songwriter Tom Andersen (July 31); 3 Men and a Baby Grand, which features Lee Lessack, Brian Lane Green and John Boswell (Aug. 7); Mamma Mia!'s Karen Mason (Aug. 14); MAC nominee Lisa Asher (Aug. 21); Swing!'s Ann Hampton Callaway (Aug. 28); Nightlife Award winner Jeanne MacDonald (Sept. 4); and singer Lumiri Tubo (Oct. 9). Show times are 7 and 9:30 PM.
The Nancy LaMott Room is named for the late cabaret star whose signature tunes included "Help Is on the Way" and "Listen to My Heart." LaMott was beloved by fans for a voice that could be soft and sweet one minute and big and belty the next. Critics agreed she also possessed a remarkable ability to find the emotional center of any song, bringing a lyric to life as honestly as possible. LaMott's solo recording credits included “Beautiful Baby,” “Come Rain or Come Shine: The Songs of Johnny Mercer,” “My Foolish Heart,” “Just in Time for Christmas” and “Listen to My Heart” as well as the posthumously issued “What’s Good About Goodbye?" Another posthumous recording, "Nancy LaMott—Live at Tavern on the Green," was issued earlier this year with additional releases scheduled.
The Bradstan Country Hotel is located at 1561 Rte. 17B in White Lake, New York. Reservations for the cabaret shows can be made by calling (845) 583 4114. Tickets are priced at $35.