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. Actress Sally Wilfert is his special guest. Cabaretgoers can expect to hear tunes by Deborah Abramson, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Jason Robert Brown, Mark Campbell, William Finn, Jenny Giering, Ricky Ian Gordan, Adam Guettel, Fred Hersch, Steve Marzullo, Chris Miller and Joe 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.