Chuck Cooper, Michele Lee and More Sing Cy Coleman at the Allen Room May 15

Cy Coleman: Bringing Jazz to Broadway, featuring Chuck Cooper, Michele Lee and Tamara Tunie, begins May 15 at the Allen Room as part of the Jazz and Popular Song series.

Chuck Cooper
Chuck Cooper (Photo by Aubrey Reuben)

Michael Feinstein hosts the series, which has also featured the music of Ethel Waters, and includes upcoming concerts exploring the connection between standards and jazz classics, and the common roots of composers from Duke Ellington to Cole Porter.

Cy Coleman: Bringing Jazz to Broadway is presented May 15 and 16 at 7:30 PM.

The concerts feature Cooper ( The Life), Lee ( Seesaw) and Tunie ("Law & Order"), as well as Johnny Rodgers and Tony winner James Naughton ( Chicago, City of Angels). Naughton will only appear during the May 16 concert at 7:30 PM.

Composer Coleman's musicals include Sweet Charity, Seesaw, The Life, Barnum, City of Angels and more. Read about Coleman's career in the Playbill Vault.

For tickets visit or phone (212) 721-6500. The Allen Room is located within Frederick P. Rose Hall at Broadway at 60th Street.