Six-time Tony Award-winning producer Jamie deRoy presented her star-studded cabaret show, Jamie deRoy & friends, at the famed Birdland Jazz Club on April 15. The one-night-only performance served as part of Birdland's Broadway at Birdland series. Proceeds from the event went on to benefit The Actors Fund: Jamie deRoy & friends Cabaret Initiative, a program that provides assistance to cabaret performers with medical needs.
Among the evening's performers were Christina Bianco, known for her wide-ranging impressions of iconic performers; comedian Mike Birbiglia, whose solo show The New One enjoyed a successful limited engagement on Broadway last fall; and E. Clayton Cornelious, currently seen on Broadway in Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations.
The evening also included appearances by guitarist John Pizzarelli, Jessica Molaskey (Sunday in the Park With George), and Haley Swindal (Chicago, Jekyll & Hyde). The cabaret was directed by Barry Kleinbort, with musical direction by Ron Abel.