Cabaret Hotline Online Reporter - at-large
Tuesday, February 26th at 9:00
Australian singer David Campbell returned to the New York scene after a two year absence. While back in his native Australia, David starred in the Australian rock musical "Shout." When David Campbell first came to the United States for the first time in 1996, he was booked for the Cabaret Convention and just two appearances at EIGHTY EIGHT'S. The two performances turned out to become 6 months of sold out shows and started a parade of talented Australian performers making their way to the cabaret scene in New York.
In less than a year he had acquired a booking in the prestigious RAINBOW & STARS (he was the youngest performer to perform there). Returning to Australia for a year to perform the role of Marius in the 10th anniversary production of LES MISERABLES. He returned to the United States for a return visit at RAINBOW & STARS and tour of cabaret clubs all over the United States.
In the year 2000, he received a "Bistro Award as Outstanding Vocalist of the year and a MAC Award for a show he presented along with John Bocchino. The actual trophy was presented with at the end of his opening night at the Carlyle.
His opening at the Carlyle Café is his biggest yet. In this show he pays musical tributes to two of his idols, Bobby Darin and Sammy Davis, Jr. There are also theatre songs, one from "Shout," some classics, and also songs by John Bucchino, Carol Hall and Michael Pemberton (his co-star in the off-Broadway production of Sondheim's "Saturday Night"). His musical director/arranger is Christopher Denny and Jered Egan is on the bass.
The show continues at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600 - http://www.thecarlyle.com/cal.cfm) through March 23rd.
PHOTOS FROM OPENING NIGHT BY MARYANN LOPINTO
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