Award-winning cabaret performer Jamie deRoy, best known for her Jamie deRoy & friends cabaret series, offers an insightful musical exploration of that elusive but all consuming part of everybody’s life- the search for true love-- with Jamie deRoy & friends - Volume 7: “The Real Thing”, a spirited collection of songs celebrating the quest for love.
The recording showcases a diverse list of writers including: George and Ira Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim, Irving Berlin, John Bucchino, Cole Porter, Michele Brourman and Karen Gottlieb.
The recording features performances by some of the most celebrated entertainers from the worlds of Broadway, film, television, and cabaret including: Broadway’s Rebecca Luker gives voice to “Time” by Barry Kleinbort and Joseph Thalken from their musical “WAS;” Euan Morton, of “Taboo” fame; Karen Mason from “Mamma Mia!;” and two time Tony nominee Penny Fuller all offer indelible versions of bittersweet romantic ballads. From the pop world, Baby Jane Dexter swings Gershwin; Billy Stritch interweaves Sondheim and Berlin; Kim Cea and Jerry Dixon make beautiful music together; Kane Alexander, who recorded on a rare visit from his native Australia; and Marcus Simeone, heats things up with “Fair Enough.
Jamie deRoy is a celebrated cabaret performer, actress, producer, and talk show host. Winner of eight MAC Awards, deRoy has been running her critically acclaimed variety show, Jamie deRoy & friends, for the past fifteen years. Her first CD, “Jamie deRoy & friends: The Child in Me, Volume 1,” won the 2000 MAC Award: Recording of the Year.”The Child in Me, Volume 2” was released in November 2000 with a fundraiser benefiting Variety: The Children's Charity.” 'Tis the Season,” became an instant holiday favorite and went on to win the 2002 MAC Award: Recording of the Year. In addition to her distinctive performing career, deRoy is also an Emmy nominated producer whose credits include Channel Thirteen's Emmy Award-winning CityArts series and numerous Telly Awards for her popular cable TV show.
Jamie deRoy & friends - Volume 7: The Real Thing is produced by Paul Rolnick. Artistic Director is Barry Kleinbort. Executive Producer is Jamie deRoy, Jamie deRoy & friends, inc.