American in Paris Tony nominee Max von Essen, recently seen in the national tour of Falsettos, will return to Birdland August 19 at 7 PM.
The actor will offer Call Me Old Fashioned: The Broadway Standard, celebrating his debut solo CD of the same name. Von Essen will be joined by music director and pianist Billy Stritch.
For his portrayal of Henri Baurel in An American in Paris, von Essen received nominations for Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Grammy Awards. He has also appeared on Broadway in Anastasia, the revival of Evita, Dance of the Vampires, Jesus Christ Superstar, and the closing company of the original Les Misérables (as well as the first revival).