Cabaret St. Louis presents Tommy Femia in "Judy Garland Live" on Thursday, July 14 at 8 pm at The Sheldon. Tommy Femia is the 7-time Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC) Award-winning impersonator and a mainstay of Manhattan's top clubs and concerts nationwide with his incomparable portrayal of the legendary Judy Garland. Not only does he have the look down, he embodies Judy from head to toe, voice and mannerisms intact. This extraordinary event will also feature a special appearance by the Harmonix from the Gateway Men's Chorus!
Tommy Femia's impersonation (without lip-synching) of this incomparable star is a dedicated, loving tribute, and features David Maiocco at the keyboard. In a show The New York Times calls "Fabulous!" and the The Village Voice reports is "A pricelessly sung Judy Garland," Tommy is most convincing with Garland's body language and speech-Tommy's Judy Garland is from the '60's Carnegie Hall era. He also adds a few songs Garland never performed, presenting them in her style of steadfast bravura and infuses them with over-the-top inspiration. Femia also relishes the breathless, jittery, self-deprecating Judy patter: "I'm not bitter; bitter is a color that goes with nothing" and creates a running connection with ringside viewers, asking "Has Liza come yet?"
Tommy Femia made his Off Broadway debut in The New American at The Nat Horne Theatre, and toured the country, as Linus in You're A Good Man Charlie Brown. In Bucks County he appeared as Tallulah Bankhead in the musical Tallulah! and in New York City as Bette Davis in A Very Bette Christmas. He also starred in the hit Off Broadway production of the Drama Desk Award-winning Whoop-Dee-Doo! at the Actors' Playhouse, and starred as Judy Garland in the one-man show I Will Come Back at The Players Theatre. Television credits include: "The Facts of Life," "One Day at a Time," "The Montel Williams Show," CNBC's "Real Personal" with Bob Berkowitz, "The Jane Whitney Show" and he co-hosted a special edition of "Geraldo" with Geraldo Rivera. Since 1991 he has appeared in almost every New York City nightclub, and at The Blue Angel served as Emcee of the celebrated revue La Cage Aux Folles. Concert appearances include Merkin Hall, Battery Park City, Symphony Space, Theatre Three in Port Jefferson, The Cinegrill and The Gardenia Room in Los Angeles, The Plush Room in San Francisco, The Shubert Theater in New Haven, Earle Hall in London, The Rising Action Theater in Fort Lauderdale, and many clubs around the country, including first and foremost his "home-base" in New York City - Don't Tell Mama.
Single Tickets for Tommy Femia "Judy Garland Live" are on sale NOW!
Performance 8 pm The Sheldon 3648 Washington Boulevard
Purchase at the Fox Box office, MetroTix outlets or call 314-534-1111
Order online: www.MetroTix.com For more information visit www.Cabaretstl.org