JEFF HARNAR, May 2-3 & 9-10
(Palm Beach, FL - April 17, 2014) The Colony Hotel - which The Palm Beach Post has hailed as “probably the best place for cabaret on the planet” – kicks off a music-packed spring cabaret with the return of the Royal Room's favorite witty crooner:
Back By Popular Demand
Jeff Harnar, who Michael Feinstein has called, "One of the premiere interpreters of the Great American Songbook," will return to the Royal Room in the show Does This Song Make Me Look Fat? (Lighter Fare for a Spring Night), which will highlight the wit of Noël Coward, Cole Porter, Sammy Cahn, Comden & Green, Tom Lehrer, Allan Sherman, Stan Freberg, Rick Crom and more. The show comes directly from a sold-out run at London's The Crazy Coqs following a critically acclaimed run at The Laurie Beechman Theater in New York City. Broadway conductor and pianist Randy Booth will lead his trio featuring Paul Shewchuck on bass and Dana Cyr on drums. Harnar is the winner of the 2012 Noel Coward Foundation Cabaret Award. New York engagements include The Algonquin Hotel, Feinstein's at The Regency, Birdland, The Metropolitan Room, and Off-Broadway at 59e59 Theaters. Carnegie Hall appearances include both the Cole Porter and Noel Coward Centennial Galas. Jeff was artistic director and host of the three seasons of "The American Songbook in London" at The Jermyn Street Theatre and Pizza on The Park. Television credits include "The 1959 Broadway Songbook" (PBS). Jeff tours nationally with Shauna Hicks in their symphony "Pops" concert "I Got Rhythm: Mickey & Judy's Hollywood." Jeff has released four solo CD's and is the winner of three MAC Awards and three Back Stage Bistro Awards.
Reviews of Jeff Harnar:
+ The New York Times: "The most important male cabaret singer to emerge since Michael Feinstein."
+ The Times London: "Harnar is out to have fun. And we do too."
+ Jazz Times: "Sincerely sophisticated showmanship."
+ The New York Post: "Gold from a 14-karat voice"
+ Liza Minnelli: "Jeff Harnar performs with a joy that can only be called true style"
+ Michael Feinstein: "I discover something new in a lyric every time I hear Jeff Harnar sing."
Cost to Attend Jeff Harnar:
$50 Music Charge plus $20 per person minimum for food and beverage. A full a la carte dinner menu is offered with a special table d’hôte entrée.
Showtime & Ticket Information:
For all Royal Room Cabaret performances, the doors open at 6:30 for dinner and the show starts at 8:30. To make reservations, people should call the hotel box-office at 561.659.8100. The Colony is located at 155 Hammon Avenue in Palm Beach, just one block south of Worth Avenue, one block west of the Atlantic Ocean.
Coming Soon to The Royal Room Cabaret:
+ May 16-17 & 23-24: Faith Prince
+ May 30-31 & June 6-7: Mary Wilson
About The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach:
Host to American Presidents and British Royalty, Movie Stars and Corporate Czars, The Colony has been the center of Palm Beach society for more than 60 years, An intimate, friendly boutique hotel with British Colonial flair, it is just steps away from shopping on world famous Worth Avenue, and about 100 yards from a beautiful Atlantic Ocean beach. This landmark hotel offers guests the choice of charming hotel rooms, luxurious suites, spectacular penthouses and spacious two bedroom villas - plus beautiful grounds and Frette linens. For more information, please visit www.thecolonypalmbeach.com.
+ Jeff Harnar