Phillip Officer: “Second Time Around” in the Theater
June 8 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Birdland Theater is proud to present an encore performance of Phillip Officer in “Second Time Around.” The concert will take place on Thursday, June 8 at 8:30pm.
Greeted by a sold-out audience this past September, Phillip Officer stepped back up to the microphone after more than a decade’s absence from the NYC theatre/music scene.
Broadwayworld wrote, “Phillip Officer is back where he belongs. His interpretive skills are thoughtful and very individual. He has a great gift for getting to the very heart of a lyric with great vulnerability and truth. His performance is so fresh and alive, one would never guess he had a day’s absence from it.”
Second Time Around embraces “change” and how it affects our lives. Celebrating a coterie of great writers and artists who have influenced this musical journey (Peggy Lee, Carole King, Stephen Sondheim, The Beatles, Irving Berlin, Cher, Johnny Mercer, and more). Featured musicians include: Mark Hartman (piano), Kevin Kuhn (guitar), Erik Friedlander (cello). The show is directed by Bill Russell.
Officer built a commanding reputation for his arresting commitment to lyrics. The New York Times complimented him as “a master of lyric interpretation…a textbook example of pop understatement.” Phillip made his Broadway debut in the Tony-nominated musical Side Show. He was featured in the original cast of Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, and is the recipient of multiple New York Nightlife, Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs, and Backstage Bistro Awards.
Rex Reed proclaimed, “In a world often devoid of authenticity, the engaging performer, Phillip Officer, is the real deal.”