Heather MacRae, KT Sullivan, Carol Woods, Billy Stritch and More Set for A Celebration in Song of the Incomparable Life of Margaret Whiting

By Andrew Gans
07 May 2014

The Mabel Mercer Foundation will present an evening celebrating famed singer Margaret Whiting (July 22, 1924-Jan. 10, 2011) June 23 at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.



Entitled It Might As Well Be Spring! A Celebration in Song of the Incomparable Life of Margaret Whiting, the 7 PM performance will be co-hosted by KT Sullivan (artistic director of The Foundation) and Debbi Whiting, daughter of Ms. Whiting and honky-tonk and jazz pianist/arranger/record producer Lou Busch (also known as Joe "Fingers" Carr).

Performers are scheduled to include Carole J. Bufford, Jim Caruso, Eric Comstock, Mary Foster Conklin, Baby Jane Dexter, Natalie Douglas, Barbara Fasano, Lauren Fox, John Fricke, Eric Yves Garcia, Terese Genecco, Wayne Hosford, Heather MacRae, Marilyn Maye, Tanya Moberly, Marissa Mulder, Karen Oberlin, Shaynee Rainbolt, Jennifer Sheehan, Billy Stritch, KT Sullivan, Stacy Sullivan, Debbi Whiting and Carol Woods.

The evening will feature more than two dozen songs, including "Moonlight in Vermont," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "My Ideal," "That Old Black Magic," "Baby, It's Cold Outside" and "Blues in the Night" as well as remembrances of Ms. Whiting's life and career. Her long-time accompanist Tex Arnold serves as musical director.

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall is located at 154 West 57th Street.

Patron tickets are available at $150 and include preferred seating and a post-performance cocktail reception; contact The Mabel Mercer Foundation at (212) 980-3026. General seating tickets are priced at $75, $50, $25 and $15 (seniors/students/MAC discount) and can be obtained by calling (212) 247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall box office beginning April 23.