Blind Singer Peggy Eason Sets Her Sights on the Cabaret Stage
Although she has maneuvered through the world without her vision, cabaret singer Peggy Eason, is quite the familiar sight on the cabaret stage. Her upcoming show, "I'll Show Them All" is slated for Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
Blind since birth, Ms. Eason is no stranger to the cabaret stage which she has frequented since 2009. A native New Yorker, the cabaret artist grew up in the Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Mount Vernon, New York area. Classically trained, Eason earned her Masters in Voice and Music Education at the Manhattan School of Music where she honed her soprano pipes. Although she was belting out songs at an early age in churches and at corporate parties. Miss Eason has also thrilled audiences throughout New York with her version of “Defying Gravity” (Wicked), among other songs. She recently wowed the crowds at the Tudor City Greens concerts and has been asked to close the Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention for 2014, celebrating Irving Berlin on October 23, 2014.
Joining Ms. Eason will be three time MAC Award winner, and Bistro Award recipient, Mr. Steven Ray Watkins, who has performed with the likes of Patti LuPone, Beyonce, Hugh Jackman and Karen Mason to name a few. Ms. Eason's show is at 7:00 p.m. at Don't Tell Mama, located at 343 West 46th Street (Between 8th and 9th) on Restaurant Row.
Once again, she is directed by ten-time MAC winner Lennie Watts, as a follow up to her two former successful music ventures on June 9th and June 15th, also directed by Watts. Mr. Watts is a ten-time MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets) five-time Backstage Bistro and three-time Nightlife Award winner. He is well known on the New York scene as a 25 year veteran director, producer and outstanding vocalist. In addition to directing in smaller cabaret venues, Watts is known for his work at Symphony Space, Town Hall and B.B. Kings. He has toured both nationally and internationally in productions of “The Music Man,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Drowsy Chaperone” and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.”
Peggy Eason's CD, “Black, Blind and Beautiful” will be available for purchase the night of her show at “Don’t Tell Mama.”
For reservations call the show's promoter Richard Skipper at 845-365-0720 or go on line at Richard@Richardskipper.com. So come on out and enjoy a great evening of entertainment!