The Fella Sings Ella at Feinstein's at The Nikko
Lauded for his soaring high notes, purity of tone and way with a lyric, Scott Coulter has been called “the male Ella Fitzgerald,” which explains why his show celebrating the songs made famous by this iconic singer has been so successful. No, Coulter’s not singing in drag or doing an impersonation, but this multi-award-winning vocalist dedicates an entire evening to the First Lady of Song and lovingly puts his own stamp on Fitzgerald classics from the Great American Songbook. Shedding light on the life story of the greatest female jazz singer of all time, this alluring program features “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” “Mack The Knife,” “Embraceable You” and many more favorites. It’s an unforgettable musical tribute you won’t want to miss.
Scott Coulter is one of New York's most honored vocalists. For his work in cabaret, Scott has received five MAC Awards (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs), five Bistro Awards and two Nightlife Awards for Outstanding Vocalist and has performed at most of NYC's top rooms including Birdland, 54 Below, The Oak Room at the Algonquin, and Feinstein's at The Regency where he spent a record-setting eight months performing the revue 11 O’Clock Numbers at 11 O’Clock 11, which he also co-created, directed and musically arranged. His self-titled debut CD won the 2003 MAC Award for Outstanding Recording and was chosen as the best recording of the year by TheatreMania and Cabaret Scenes magazine.
Since 1997, Scott has performed around the country with award-winning songwriting duo Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich in their many revues. While singing with Goldrich and Heisler he was discovered by Oscar and Grammy winning composer Stephen Schwartz who then invited him to join the revue Stephen Schwartz & Friends. That revue (starring Schwartz and Coulter along with Liz Callaway and Tony Award-winner Debbie Gravitte) has been performing all over the world since 1999. Schwartz has said, "One of the greatest things that can happen to a composer is to have his music interpreted by Scott Coulter."
Scott regularly performs in concert both as a solo artist and with a variety of legendary performers including Stephen Schwartz, Tony-winner Ben Vereen and Grammy-winner Sheena Easton. He has performed with symphonies all over the world.
Noted for his soaring high notes and pure tone, Scott's vocal versatility has garnered rave reviews from coast to coast. "Coulter is a stratospheric tenor" (The Wall Street Journal) who "sings to the balcony with a soaring theatrical savvy." (Variety) "Coulter's distinctive tenor packs an emotional wallop" (Huffington Post) while possessing "an 80s pop rock star strength, reminiscent of Phil Collins." (San Francisco Examiner)
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