The Music Room transforms into an intimate cabaret for this annual Benefit Concert. Tony®–Nominated Emily Skinner (Side Show, Jekyll & Hyde, The Full Monty, Dinner at Eight) brings her engaging lyrical and comic performance of “Broadway Her Way” to Caramoor for what promises to be a beautiful evening celebrating this timeless genre.
Emily Skinner has been praised for a cabaret performance that found her “in fine form throughout, bubbling over with personality” (Playbill). It’s an evening you won’t want to end and don’t want to miss. A champagne and dessert reception with Ms. Skinner follows the performance.
John Fischer, Music Director
A Note Regarding Artist Change: Tony®–nominated actress Emily Skinner replaces Mandy Gonzalez who, due to a scheduling conflict with her current appearance in the Broadway production Hamilton, is unable to perform.
Tickets begin at $75 and all but $30 of each benefit ticket is tax-deductible, as provided by law. For more information and to reserve your seats, contact our Special Events office: firstname.lastname@example.org 914.232.1492.
Tickets will be available for pick up on the night of the event. If you require accessible seating, please contact the Special Events office.
Caramoor thanks The Adela and Lawrence Elow Fund for The Great American Songbook: 1900 to 1960 for preserving and sustaining classic American songs through live performances.
Emily Skinner has established herself as one of Broadway’s most engaging and versatile performers. In the Fall 2017 Broadway season, she had the honor of being directed by Hal Prince in his new show Prince of Broadway, at Manhattan Theatre Club. That same year she played Rosemary in the Transport Group’s Off-Broadway revival of Picnic, for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination. She appeared previously on Broadway, starring in the acclaimed musical Billy Elliot. Handpicked by Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry, she was the first American to play the role of Billy’s dance teacher, Mrs. Wilkinson, and received a Broadway World Award for her performance. Emily was nominated for a Tony Award (along with Alice Ripley) and received a Drama League Award for her performance as Daisy Hilton in the brilliant but short-lived Side Show. Her other Broadway credits include Jekyll & Hyde, James Joyce’s The Dead (opposite Christopher Walken), The Full Monty, and Dinner At Eight (Outer Critics Circle Nomination). She has appeared in numerous productions around the country and headlined with symphonies around the world, and her numerous recordings can be found on Amazon.com and iTunes. This fall Emily joins the cast of the new Broadway musical The Cher Show.
John Fischer, Music Director
John Fischer has been a music director and pianist in NYC for the past 19 years. Most recently, he music directed the sold out run at Feinstein’s/54 Below for Tony Award winner Alice Ripley and Tony nominee Emily Skinner’s cabaret show, Unattached, in addition to the live CD recording of the show. This summer marked his sixth season as the music director for the highly acclaimed musical theatre program at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in the Berkshires.
For the past eight years, John has served as music director for the Broadway’s Rising Stars and Broadway Originals concerts at Town Hall. He is also a regular fixture at Feinstein’s/54 Below, music directing everything from Sondheim to Schwartz, in addition to the award winning 54 Sings series (Applause, Mack & Mabel, Kiss of the Spiderwoman). Other NY credits include pianist for the recent Broadway revival of West Side Story, pianist/conductor for Talk of the Town Bank Street Theatre, Take Me Along Irish Rep, and Naked Boys Singing at New World Stages.
He served as Associate Music Director for Africa and Plumbridge and Espresso Trasho at NY Fringe Festival, Broadway Backwards II & III atAmerican Airlines Theatre. His Regional Music Director credits include Hello Dolly, Funny Girl,The King and I, Gypsy, No No Nanette, The Pirates of Penzance, Peter Pan, and Oliver, among others. John has had the pleasure of working with such well known artists as Judy Collins, Kate Winslet, Mickey Dolenz, Jennifer Holiday, Michele Lee, in addition to scores of Broadway performers. He has been on staff as a music director or accompanist for Applause NY, AMDA, HB Studios, The New School, The Growing Studio, and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.