Cabaret singer and actor Julie Budd brings her cabaret concert The Songs of My Life to New York's Birdland Theater May 1–4. The concert features material from such songwriters as Duke Ellington, Carole King, Barry Manilow, Marc Shaiman, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Neil Sedaka, Oscar Levant, and more.
“Growing up, the songs I was singing were written by the greats—people that in my future, I would know and work with," said Budd. “The Songs Of My Life is my journey in music…my life in art…and how it all shaped my life and good fortune for the next 53 years in show business. This is my heartfelt tribute to the great composers and lyricists that I had the grand fortune to know. How lucky I was to perform their brilliant works! After all…what good is a voice if you don’t have wonderful songs to sing?”
Flip through photos from the concert below:
Photos: Julie Budd at The Birdland Theater
In the course of her career, Budd has performed with Frank Sinatra, Liberace, George Burns, and Bob Hope. She has also made appearances on The Merv Griffin Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tonight Show, The Carol Burnett Show, and The Jim Nabors Hour.