Hosted by guest artistic director and co-writer Billy Stritch (Liza's at the Palace), Give Me Fever will feature vocalists Barbara Fasano (Harold Arlen's "Written in the Stars" CD collection), La Tanya Hall (national tour of Dreamgirls) and Gabrielle Stravelli (European tour of Hair).
MAC Award winner and cabaret legend Marilyn Maye, who frequently includes Lee classics in her shows, will be a special guest.
Give Me Fever, co-written by stage director Mark Waldrop, will be offered Feb. 23 at 8 PM, Feb. 24 at 2 PM and 7 PM, and Feb. 25 at 2 PM and 7:30 PM.
"I've been intrigued with Peggy Lee since first seeing her on TV shows like 'Carol Burnett,' 'Merv Griffin' and 'Johnny Carson' in the early 70s," said host Stritch in a statement. "She had such an original look and singing style but it wasn't until a few years later that I became aware of her incredible work as a songwriter. So Peggy seems like a perfect subject for the Lyrics & Lyricists series and I'm excited to be presenting an evening of her compositions and hit songs with the help of some of the greatest singers I know!"
For more information on the 2012-13 Lyrics & Lyricists concert series, click here. Concerts in the series will be held at the Kaufmann Concert Hall.
For more information and tickets, visit 92y.org/Lyrics.