Who is Charles ?
CHARLES BUSCH is the author and star of such plays as The Divine Sister, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, The Tribute Artist and The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, which ran for nearly two years on Broadway and received a Tony nomination for Best Play. He wrote and starred in the film versions of his plays, Psycho Beach Party and Die Mommie Die, the latter of which won him the Best Performance Award at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2003, Mr. Busch received a special Drama Desk Award for career achievement as both performer and playwright. He is also the subject of the acclaimed documentary film The Lady in Question is Charles Busch. He is a two-time MAC award winner and has performed his cabaret act in many cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New Orleans, Atlanta, Philadelphia, London, Paris and New York. In winter of 2016, his show The Lady at the Mic premiered at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series. His first CD, Charles Busch Live at Feinstein’s 54 Below, has been released by Broadway Records.
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CHARLES BUSCH, MY KINDA 60’S:
So Happy Together, Two for the Road and Anyone Who Had a Heart, are some of the songs spotlighted as Charles weaves tales of his childhood and adolescence through the lens of the tumultuous decade of the 1960’s. The eclectic songbook from Broadway to Pop includes some of the best of Burt Bacharach, Henry Mancini, Motown, and Kander and Ebb.
THE LADY AT THE MIC:
Charles and Musical Director Tom Judson created a new show for Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series in Spring 2017, titled The Lady at the Mic. In this show, both humorous and poignant, they pay tribute through song and personal reminiscence to five extraordinary and much missed women: Elaine Stritch, Polly Bergen, Mary Cleere Haran, Julie Wilson, and Joan Rivers.
“This show is the perfect next chapter in a career that has made Busch one of the most sought after cabaret acts in the city, producing evenings filled with “pleasures to be savored” (New York Times).
Some of the songs included are Bill, A Parade in Town, Sail Away, I'm Old Fashioned, Too Many Mornings and Quiet, Please, There's A Lady Onstage.