Top Ten of New York Cabaret 2015
Award-winning singer and actor Brian De Lorenzo is equally at home in nightclubs, concert halls, and theatres. He has appeared at The Metropolitan Room, The Iridium, Don’t Tell Mama, Eighty-Eight’s, the Cabaret Convention, and the International Cabaret Festival in New York; the Chicago Cabaret Convention; Scullers Jazz Club (Boston); three Boston Cabaret Festivals; The Palm, and Incanto (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico); the Cape Cod Cabaret Festival; and multiple times at CabaretFest! Provincetown. He recently appeared with the Western New York Chamber Orchestra and the Little Apple Big Band in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Rockefeller Arts Center at the State University of New York at Fredonia. He was named “Top Ten of New York Cabaret 2015.” 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.”
2001 Talent America Performer of the Year
Brian earned the title “Performer of the Year” by winning first place at Talent America’s 27th Annual “Talent of the Year Awards” in New York, competing with performers from all over the US.
Brian’s debut recording Found Treasures was nominated for the “Recording of the Year Award” by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC). He is also 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.
Brian was nominated for an IRNE (Independent Reviewers of New England) Award for “Best Cabaret Show” for Marry Me (a Little), which he performed at Boston’s Club Café. Other shows nominated for IRNEs include Mama, a Rainbow [Scullers, Boston and Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, Rochester, NY] and How Was I To Know? – Songs of Richard Rodgers.
Brian has performed at the 1st and 2nd Chicago Cabaret Conventions, appearing with nationally recognized cabaret talent. Brian has also sung at the Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention in New York; and at three Boston Cabaret Festivals. He performed with Broadway star Judy Kuhn in the Overtures Productions concert staging of THE BAKER’S WIFE and with George Dvorsky and Tony Award winner Alice Ripley in Overtures’ ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY in Boston.
Theatre credits include “Bob Cratchit” in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at North Shore Music Theatre; "Phil D'Armano" in 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; TINTYPES; “Charley” in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG; 13 seasons of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at five theatres; the Boston premiere of THE GIG; and “Frankie” in the Boston company of FOREVER PLAID.
Other credits include MOBY DICK: AN AMERICAN OPERA; THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG; GREASE; CANDIDE; EVITA; and A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD...A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE. Brian participated in the world premiere productions of BANNED IN BOSTON; and two Philip Glass operas, THE JUNIPER TREE, and FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER, both at American Repertory Theatre (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, MA.
Brian is a founding member of the Boston Association of Cabaret Artists (BACA) and served as the organization's president for four years. Previously, he was vice president for three years. He has also served as 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.