By Matthew Blank
24 May 2012
The free concert featured the talents of Karen Akers, Christine Andreas, Ann Hampton Callaway, Barbara Carroll, Baby Jane Dexter, Michael Feinstein, Jeff Harnar, Andrea Marcovicci, Marilyn Maye, T. Oliver Reid, Steve Ross, Craig Rubano, Billy Stritch, Jennifer Sheehan, KT Sullivan and Ronny Whyte.
Donald F. Smith, executive director and founder of The Mabel Mercer Foundation, passed away in March. He created the New York Cabaret Convention 27 years ago. For many years it was held at Town Hall, a building he was instrumental in preserving as a New York City landmark.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Smith's favorite charity, The Mabel Mercer Foundation. Checks (tax-deductible) should be made out to The Mabel Mercer Foundation and remit to the Mabel Mercer Foundation office at 160 East 48th Street #1P, New York, NY, 10017.