Jamie deRoy and friends

Saturday, January 9 @ 12:00 – 2:00pm

It's a Zoom Meeting:

Christina Bianco - From stage to screen, Christina Bianco’s singular voice and comedic charm have brought audiences around the world to their feet. Bianco captured international acclaim as a YouTube sensation with her impression videos, gaining over 25 million views and has appeared on major television programs such as The Ellen Degeneres Show & The Today Show.
        A two-time Drama Desk Award nominee, Bianco made her West End debut in Forbidden Broadway. New York credits include, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Application Pending (Drama Desk nom), Newsical the Musical, and Forbidden Broadway Goes To Rehab (Drama Desk nom.) Most recently, Christina played the iconic role of Fanny Brice at the Theatre Marigny’s celebrated production of Funny Girl in Paris, earning unanimous rave reviews.
        Christina has performed her critically acclaimed concerts across the U.S., the UK, South Africa and in Australia at The Sydney Opera House. She frequently performs with US and Canadian symphony orchestras. Her live album, Life Of The Party, is available on iTunes and other major music platforms.

Charles Busch is the author and star of such plays as The Divine Sister, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, The Tribute Artist and The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, which ran for nearly two years on Broadway and received a Tony nomination for Best Play. He wrote and starred in the film versions of his plays, Psycho Beach Party and Die Mommie Die, the latter of which won him the Best Performance Award at the Sundance Film Festival. Mr. Busch is the recipient of a special Drama Desk Award for career achievement as both performer and playwright. He is a two-time Manhattan Cabaret Award winner, a Bistro Award honoree and has performed his cabaret act in many cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New Orleans, Atlanta, Philadelphia, London, Paris and New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series. www.CharlesBusch.com

David Buskin has been writing, recording and performing his music professionally since 1970. He’s made about fifteen albums, most as half of the duo Buskin & Batteau or in his notorious “geezer band” Modern Man. His songs and jingles have been recorded by many great artists; a sample: Judy Collins, Peter, Paul & Mary, Johnny Mathis, Astrud Gilberto, Tom Rush, Dixie Carter, Roberta Flack, Mel Tormé, Take 6, Phoebe Snow, Richie Havens and Arlo Guthrie. He is a New York Nightlife Award, Bistro Award and Clio Award winner. He was the 2013 Winner of The ASCAP FOUNDATION Jamie deRoy & friends Award.
        He’s organized, written for or participated in numerous concerts for organizations like The Hole In The Wall Camp, Stand For The Troops and WHY/Hunger. For seven years he was a principal contributor to the late Isaiah Sheffer’s Thalia Follies, a thrice-yearly political cabaret in NYC. He has also written special material for, among others, Bette Midler, Paul Newman, Gwyneth Paltrow and Whoopi Goldberg.

Paula Dione Ingram - A vocal palette of the tints and shadows of a Rembrandt, Paula Dione Ingram has been described as one of the finest singing actresses of our time. Noted for her considerable versatility, she is a winning performer whether on stage in her trained field of opera/musical theatre/cabaret, in front of the cameras for commercials, films and television and while coaching young artists via her collegiate master class tour. She has sung extensively in Europe, particularly in Italy, Germany, Holland, Belgium and England.

Mauricio Martinez is a Mexican Emmy Winning actor and recording artist who made his Broadway debut as Emilio Estefanin On Your Feet! The Story Of Emilio & Gloria Estefan. Regional: Evita (KC Rep Theatre) as Che. TV: El Vato & El Vato 2 for Netflix, Señora Acero 2 for Telemundo and numerous telenovelas for Univision. In the Mexico City stage, he starred in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Saturday Night Fever, The Drowsy Chaperone, Sweet Charity, Songs From An Unmade Bed and A View From the Bridge, among others. Mauricio has released two Latin pop albums available on iTunes, is currently working on his first english album with Broadway Records and recently starred in the world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Unmasked at PaperMill Playhouse. Follow @martinezmau on Instagram & Twitter.

Karen Mason has starred on Broadway, Off-Broadway, television, and recording and “has few peers when it comes to ripping the roof off with her amazing voice that knows no bounds!” (Theatermania.net)
        Karen is the recipient of the 2019 MAC Lifetime Achievement Award, is a 14-time MAC Award winner and has won the MAC Award for Major Female Vocalist of the Year for six consecutive years. She has also won the 2006 Nightlife Award for Major Female Vocalist and has three Bistro Awards. In 2018, Karen was awarded 2 MAC Awards: for CELEBRITY ARTIST, and for MAJOR RECORDING (for her highly acclaimed CD “It’s About Time”). www.KarenMason.com