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The Cabaret Career: Singing Like an Angel (But Thinking Like a Producer)
Friday 12/29 at 5pm ET
In the room: Sue Matsuki, author (So You Want to Sing Cabaret), columnist (Sue's Views), award-winning singing veteran who has played every major (and minor) club in New York from Birdland to Feinstein’s to the Iridium, as well as Carnegie Hall and The Metropolitan Opera. Over the course of her career she has evolved beyond a self-producing cabaret artist, tapping into her management and business background to become a producer of cabaret, variety, open mics and fundraisers including the current music series Winter Rhythms for Urban Stages here in NYC. What are the secrets of a successful and lasting career in cabaret? How does focusing on the business side of things affect her as an artist? What attracted Sue to producing, and how does she now divide her time between her own shows and helping to bring others to the stage? And from a broader view: how is the cabaret scene different now from when she first started out?