French recently moved to New York City from the Kansas City area, where she attended UMKC Conservatory of Music and also earned her Equity card performing in KC regional theatres. Favorite credits include Into the Woods, Songs for a New World and Anything Goes.
"I'm fascinated by Cole Porter's ability to write about difficult and even risque subjects while maintaining a sense of tact and humor," French told Playbill.com. "His music is kind of like champagne — effervescent and fun but sophisticated. I'm looking forward to sharing some of Porter's more popular hits and also some less familiar tunes. I'm very lucky to be working with a great team. Amy and Jerry are wonderful collaborators and I've learned so much from them."
Director Coady is an alumnus of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop and is the former artistic director of Kansas City's Musical Theater Heritage. Music director Gerald Stockstill, a BMI Workshop alum, is a composer, arranger and music director.
All Right With Me: Kristen French Sings Cole Porter will appear at 7 PM Feb. 20-21. Don't Tell Mama is at 343 W. 46th Street between 8th and 9th Ave. There's a $10 cover charge, a two-drink minimum, cash only. For reservations, call (212) 757-0788 or visit to www.donttellmamanyc.com.