Entitled Stranger in a Strange Land, the singing actor will play the intimate cabaret Oct. 5, 12 and 19 at 9:30 PM. "After his near death experience [a ruptured appendix] and finding out he only has one kidney," press notes state, "it's time to bring something serious to the table. Time to ask some deep questions. Using the writings of John Lennon and his son Julian as well as John Denver and Nik Kershaw, this is an evening of poetry and song not to be missed."
Cabaretgoers can also expect songs from Taboo and new material. Bryan Reeder will accompany Morton on piano.
Euan Morton received an Olivier Award nomination for his performance in the London company of Taboo. His other theatre credits include Cyrano de Bergerac, Howard Katz, The Who's Tommy, Measure for Pleasure, Brundibar, Caligula, We Will Rock You, The Silent Treatment, The Matchstalk Man, The Sexual Life of the Camel, Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Boeuf and Approaching Zanzibar as well as the Actors' Fund of America's Hair concert. Morton's debut solo recording is titled "NewClear" and is available on the Lyric Partners label.
The Metropolitan Room is located in Manhattan at 34 West 22nd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. There is a $30 cover charge and a two-drink minimum; call (212) 206-0440 for reservations. Visit www.metropolitanroom.com for more information.