Karen Mason at Feinstein's at the Nikko
Karen Mason, the acclaimed star of stage and screen, will make her Feinstein’s at the Nikko debut with her one-woman show, Mason’s Makin’ Music. Mason will perform songs from throughout her extensive career, including “As If We Never Said Goodbye” from Sunset Boulevard, as well as selections from her upcoming CD, including the title song, “It’s About Time,” written by Shelly Markham and Mason’s husband, Paul Rolnick, for marriage equality.
Karen Mason has starred on Broadway, Off-Broadway, television, and recording. A ten-time MAC Award winner, Mason has won the MAC Award for Major Female Vocalist of the Year for six consecutive years. She has also won the 2006 Nightlife Award for Major Female Vocalist and has three Bistro Awards.
Ms. Mason most recently garnered rave reviews starring as The Queen of Hearts in Wonderland on Broadway. She originated the role of Tanya on Broadway in Abba's Mamma Mia! and was awarded a 2002 Drama Desk nomination as Best Actress. Her other leading roles include Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, which she performed to critical acclaim and standing ovations on Broadway and in Los Angeles for three years; Velma von Tussel in the final Broadway company of Hairspray; "Monotony" singer, Mazeppa in Jerome Robbins’ Broadway; Rosalie in Carnival (another Drama Desk nomination); plus featured roles in Broadway's Torch Song Trilogy and Play Me a Country Song.
Karen won the Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance in And the World Goes ‘Round, and starred Off-Broadway in her own show Karen Mason Sings Broadway, Beatles and Brian.
Karen has headlined Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Feinstein's at The Regency, Rainbow & Stars, the Algonquin, Arci' Place, The Supper Club and The Ballroom in NYC; The Cinegrill and the UCLA/ASCAP Concert Series in Los Angeles; The Plush Room in San Francisco; and Davenport's in Chicago.
She has shared concert stages with Michael Feinstein, Jerry Herman, Chita Rivera, Luciano Pavarotti, Rosemary Clooney, Liza Minnelli, and John Kander & Fred Ebb, among others. Karen has given concerts in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Brazil, Scotland, Tokyo and Osaka. Her starring symphonic performances include The Long Beach Symphony Orchestra with Maestro Michael Berkowitz, The Philly Pops with Peter Nero, The New York Pops with Skitch Henderson, The Oklahoma Philharmonic with Joel Levine, the premier performance of The Chicagoland Pops, The Indianapolis Philharmonic, and the St. Louis Symphony with John McDaniel.
Her highly acclaimed recordings include her newest single, “It’s About Time,” written by Paul Rolnick and Shelly Markham; her 2009 MAC Award-winning “Right Here/Right Now,” 2005’s “The Sweetest of Nights,” the MAC Award-winning “When the Sun Comes Out,” as well as three other CD’s: “Christmas! Christmas! Christmas,” recorded live at the West Bank Café; “Better Days,” featuring songs by her longtime composer/arranger, Brian Lasser (including the 1998 Emmy Award-winning song "Hold Me"); and “Not So Simply Broadway.”
Date of Event: May 6, 2016
Start Time: 8:00pm
Date of Event: May 7, 2016
Start Time: 7:00pm
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