The Brownville Concert Series is thrilled to bring back Brownville favorites TODD MURRAY & STACY
SULLIVAN in “I’m Glad There is You”, The Musical Romance by Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee. From the moment they
first shared the stage in 1941 at the Paramount Theater in Times Square until Frank’s death in 1998, Peggy Lee and
Frank Sinatra remained the closest of friends and musical peers. They will perform in cabaret on Friday and Saturday April
April 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday April 24 at 2 p.m. Special thanks to Jeffrey Meade and Shannon Stemm,
Lowell Fey, Janet Palmtag and Melva Sage for helping sponsor these shows.
TODD MURRAY has established himself as an outstanding interpreter of standards, newer material and his own originals.
Gifted with a deep baritone voice, Todd is an intimate performer who excels in romantic ballads, swinging at every tempo,
and does justice to the words he sings. Born in a small farming community in Pennsylvania, Murray sang as a child in church plays, in choirs and at school.
After graduating from college, he worked as a singer and actor in many different settings. Todd performed regularly at Opryland USA, spent six months singing at Disneyland in Tokyo, and did summer theater in Pennsylvania. He
moved to New York, played many roles at the Paper Mill Playhouse, including the lead role in Gilbert and Sullivan’s THE GONDOLIERS, and was part of THE SECRET GARDEN’s first Broadway touring company.
“I did a production of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING that was set in the 1920s. They wanted me to sing in a Bing Crosby style, and that gave me the opportunity to perform a lot of older standards. It was there that I met Dennis McCarthy, who arranged and conducted the music for my two CDs. Todd’s first cabaret show, “Let’s Face the Music”, was followed by “When I Sing Low: Romance In A Different Key”.
His first solo CD is also called “When I Sing Low”. The release of “When I Sing Low” led to greater exposure on the cabaret circuit in New York and Los Angeles. He performed for the first time at the New York Cabaret Convention and shared his music in Switzerland, as well as in Palm Springs. Todd’s second offering, “Stardust & Swing”, uses similar instrumentation to the previous album, has arrangements by Dennis McCarthy, Dan Higgins and Ladd McIntosh and like “When I Sing Low”, was recorded at the legendary Capitol Records Studios.
Todd Murray’s romantic singing is approachable and easy going. He’s the same nice person on stage as he is off.
Her rich baritone voice is a perfect outlet for her interpretations, making her performances authentic and authentic. And
above all, he is eager to share his joyful and heartfelt versions of timeless music with audiences around the world. In 2016, he received the “Best Male Vocalist” and “Best Male Cabaret Show CROON” awards as well as the prestigious “Margaret Whiting Award” during a concert at Jazz At Lincoln Center. Murray is currently touring her critically acclaimed show CROON in North America.
STACY SULLIVAN has appeared in numerous Hollywood film, commercial and television projects (memorably creating the role of Sissel Jorgensen in the award-winning series “Christy”, starring Tyne Daly), but her career has been secondary to children for many years, leading her to maintain musical momentum by recording five critically acclaimed self-produced albums.
With a move to New York in 2012, career dreams took flight in the creation of “It’s a Good Day-A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee”, the live show and recording that would change her life. Stephen Holden of The New York Times called her performance “Spellbinding”, Darkly Sultry” and “Compelling”.
“On the Air,” the show she wrote and performed for Piano Jazz creator Marian McPartland, caught the eye (and ear) of legendary radio personality and music connoisseur Jonathan Schwartz , which presented her in New York at the WNYC’s “The Greene Space”. “, which led to a run at the York Theater in Manhattan and the recording of “Stranger in a Dream”. The Wall Street Journal called it “Cabaret for Thinking People” and The New York Times said, ” Sullivan transports you to a twilight zone of melancholy reflection reminiscent of the dreamy side of Peggy Lee.”
“Since You’ve Asked,” his most personal live musical offering, is a weather-themed family story spanning decades, described by The New York Times in April 2015 as “Thrilling,” “Audacious.” , “Spellbinding” and “Stretching”. cabaret in hitherto unexplored territory.