Phillip Officer: “Let Me Sing And I’m Happy” in the Theater
September 26 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
It’s been more than a New York Minute. It’s been a New York Decade since one of NYC’s favorite singers stepped into the spotlight. Phillip Officer returns to make his Birdland Theater debut with “Let Me Sing And I’m Happy.” The Chicago Tribune wrote, “Officer joins the rank of great singers as he elevates his material with a natural effervescence you wish you could bottle.”
Phillip built a commanding reputation for his commitment to lyrics. The New York Times complimented him as “a master of lyric interpretation — a textbook example of pop understatement.” “Let Me Sing And I’m Happy” will celebrate a coterie of great writers and artists who have influenced his musical journey (Peggy Lee, Carole King, Stephen Sondheim, The Beatles, Irving Berlin, Cher, Johnny Mercer). The talented trio of musicians include Mark Hartman(piano), Kevin Kuhn (guitar), Erik Friedlander (cello).
Officer made his Broadway debut in the Tony-nominated musical Side Show. He is the recipient of multiple New York Nightlife, Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs, and Backstage Bistro Awards. “Let Me Sing And I’m Happy” is directed by Bill Russell.