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Sharon McNight
Gone, But Not Forgotten
Birdland Theater

Birdland Theater is proud to announce that cabaret singer Sharon McNight will bring her brand new show, “Gone, But Not Forgotten,” to the stage on Wednesday and Thursday, November 28 and 29, with shows at 9:45pm.
“Gone, But Not Forgotten” salutes the late, legendary Ladies of Song, including Madeline Kahn, Pearl Bailey, Patsy Cline, Judy Garland, and Ethel Merman. Each legend, as well as their signature songs and colorful back stories, will be celebrated by the inimitable Ms. McNight. James “Jim Bob” Followell will act as Musical Director.
Sharon McNight began her cabaret career in the gay bars of San Francisco in
the late seventies. Her repertoire was an eclectic bag of tricks and impressions and a shoot-from-the-hip style that made the audiences laugh and cry. During the health crisis of the 80s, McNight was in the forefront of fundraising so much so that she was chosen
as the Grand Marshall of the 1986 SF Gay Day Parade…the first straight woman to have that honor.

She made her Broadway debut in 1989 in Starmites, creating the role of Diva. She received a Tony Award nomination as "Best Leading Actress in a Musical" for her performance and a Hirschfeld of her character, and is the recipient of the coveted Theatre World Award for "Outstanding Broadway Debut.” Her regional credits include Amanda McBroom's Heartbeats at the Pasadena Playhouse. Sharon was Sister Hubert in Nunsense in Los Angeles and San Francisco, where she was presented with the Bay Area Critics Circle Award for "Best Performance in a Musical.” Her television credits include “Seinfeld,” “Silk Stalkings,” and “Hannah Montana.” Her one woman show, Red Hot Mama, based on the life of the first lady of show business, Sophie Tucker, enjoyed an Off-Broadway run at the York Theatre, and the concert version of that show won the Broadway award for best show of 2014. Other versions began the 2017 season of the Cinnabar Theatre, Petaluma, and the 2018 season of Seven Angels Theatre, Waterbury, Connecticut.

Her numerous awards include 4 Cabaret Gold, a MAC, and a NYC Critics Nightlife Award for her show "Ladies, Compose Yourselves,” featuring the music of living women composers. She was honored for excellence by Backstage and the Bistro Awards in March of 2016. Her latest honor was the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs.

Sharon McNight, “Gone, But Not Forgotten”
Wednesday/Thursday, November 28/29 at 9:45pm
Birdland Theater, 315 West 44 Street, NYC
$30 cover, $10 food/drink minimum