"Top Ten of New York Cabaret"
Talent America "Performer of the Year"
Talent America’s "Performer of the Year" and "Top Ten of New York Cabaret" Brian De Lorenzo is an award-winning singer, actor, and songwriter equally at home in nightclubs, concert halls, and theatres. He has traveled from Alaska to England and from the Mediterranean to Mexico to sing for appreciative audiences.
Brian enjoys performing a variety of music including songs from “The Great American Songbook;” musical theatre; pop; and contemporary cabaret. He especially enjoys performing songs that may be less familiar to audiences.
With that in mind he created a cabaret show; and subsequently his first recording Found Treasures, which is primarily songs from lesser known musicals. The recording was nominated for the “Recording of the Year Award” by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC).
Of his latest recording, I Know More Now, entertainment writer John Hoglund said, “De Lorenzo has a penchant for story songs that pack a profound punch. In this regard, he is always committed and gives thrilling interpretations of old and new gems that speak from the soul.”
He is featured extensively on the original cast recording Made in America: Vaudeville Songs, a tribute to the Gumm (Judy Garland) family in which he starred at Don’t Tell Mama in New York City.
In November of 2022, Brian premiered a song he wrote during the pandemic. He has now recorded it, and it will be released as a single on March 19, 2023. He is also preparing to go into the studio with a “small big band” for a CD of swing numbers and ballads popular in the ’30s, ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s.
He is a founding member of the Boston Association of Cabaret Artists (BACA) and served as the organization's president for four years. He has also served as vice president (three years) and treasurer, and was editor of their newsletter, BACA News, for more than four years. Brian used to write the column on Boston-area cabaret news for the international cabaret magazine, Cabaret Scenes. He holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from The State University of New York at Fredonia (Fredonia School of Music).
AWARDS • NOMINATIONS • RECOGNITION
- Talent America’s 2001 “Performer of the Year”
- “Top Ten of New York Cabaret” 2015
- Talent America “Blair Hammond Award” for Musical Theatre
- The Wild Party – "Best Ensemble” IRNE* Award
- Assassins – “Best Theatre Production of the Year” – The Boston Globe
- Marry Me (a Little) Solo Cabaret – “Best Cabaret Show” IRNE* Nomination
- Mama, a Rainbow – “Best Cabaret Show” IRNE* Nomination
- How Was I to Know? – “Best Cabaret Show” IRNE* Nomination
- A Christmas Carol – “Best Musical” IRNE Nomination
- On the Twentieth Century – Elliot Norton “Outstanding Musical” Award
* Independent Reviewers of New England
CABARET & CONCERT APPEARANCES
- The Metropolitan Room, The Iridium, Don’t Tell Mama, Eighty-Eight’s, the New York Cabaret Convention, and the International Cabaret Festival in New York
- Featured performer with the Western New York Chamber Orchestra, the Parkway Concert Orchestra, and the Little Apple Big Band
- The Chicago Cabaret Convention – two appearances
- Scullers Jazz Club and Club Café (Boston) – multiple appearances
- The Boston Cabaret Festival – three appearances
- The Pheasantry Jazz Club (London)
- The Palm, and Incanto (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)
- The Cape Cod Cabaret Festival
- CabaretFest! Provincetown – multiple appearances
- Overtures Productions’ The Baker’s Wife with Broadway star Judy Kuhn
- Overtures Productions’ On the Twentieth Century with George Dvorsky and Tony Award winner Alice Ripley
- “Bob Cratchit” in A Christmas Carol at North Shore Music Theatre
- "Phil D'Armano" in Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party at New Repertory Theatre ("Best Ensemble "IRNE" Award)
- “Max” in Lend Me a Tenor at Pioneer Valley Summer Theatre in Easthampton, MA
- “Pete” in Little Mary Sunshine and “Mr. Erlanson” in A Little Night Music at the Barnstormers in Tamworth, NH
- “Dr Madden/Dr Fine” in Next to Normal
- “Jinx” in three productions of Forever Plaid
- “Bentley Summerhays” in G.B. Shaw’s Misalliance
- “Zangara” in the Boston professional premiere of Sondheim’s Assassins
- The “Head Waiter” in She Loves Me
- “Mordechai” in a European tour of the Elizabeth Swados musical Esther
- “Charlie” in Tintypes
- “Charley” in Merrily We Roll Along
- 13 seasons of A Christmas Carol at five theatres
- The Boston premiere of The Gig
- “Frankie” in the Boston company of Forever Plaid
- The New England premiere of Moby Dick: An American Opera
- They’re Playing Our Song
- A Day in Hollywood...A Night in the Ukraine
- Banned in Boston (world premiere)
- Philip Glass’s The Juniper Tree (world premiere) at American Repertory Theatre (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, MA.
- Philip Glass’s Fall of the House of Usher (world premiere) at American Repertory Theatre (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, MA