Broadway musical director Kimberly Grigsby (Grease, Spring Awakening, The Light in the Piazza) will accompany Winther on piano for his romantic evenings of songs penned by contemporary theatre composers and lyricists. Show times are June 18 at 7:30 PM, June 23 at 9:30 PM, June 25 at 7:30 PM and June 30 at 9:30 PM. Actress Sally Wilfert will be Winther's special guest June 23 and 30.
Cabaretgoers can expect to hear tunes by Deborah Abramson, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Mark Campbell, Carmel Dean, William Finn, Peter Foley, Jenny Giering and Sean Barry, Adam Guettel, Fred Hersch, Paul Loesel, Steve Marzullo, Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda, Chris Miller, John Mercurio, Peter Foley and Joseph Thalken.
On Broadway, Michael Winther has appeared in Mamma Mia!, 1776, The Crucible, Artist Descending a Staircase and Damn Yankees, while his Off-Broadway credits include Songs from an Unmade Bed, Hapgood, Berlin to Broadway, Forever Plaid, Predator's Ball and the original cast of Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding. Winther has worked at regional theatres throughout the country, and his film and TV credits include "Independence Day," "Universal Soldier," "Law & Order," "Mary & Rhoda," "NY News," "Rocket Power" and "Wild Thornberrys."
The Metropolitan Room is located in Manhattan at 34 West 22nd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. For tickets, priced $20 (plus a two-drink minimum), call (212) 206-0440 or visit www.metropolitanroom.com.