New York, NY, March 20, 2013 –(PR.com)– Jeff Macauley brings back his acclaimed show “It Was Me-The Lyrics of Norman Gimbel” to Don’t Tell Mama for one more performance on Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 7:30pm.
“It Was Me-The Lyrics of Norman Gimbel” has been performed in both Los Angeles and New York since August, 2012. In his previous shows, Jeff Macauley explored the rich world of early musical films in “Hollywood Party–Movie Songs 1928-1936,” and paid tribute to the most popular female singer of the 40’s and a beloved Hollywood icon in “MWAH! The Dinah Shore Show,” for which he received Backstage magazine’s Bistro Award. Jeff was recently nominated for the 2012 Broadwayworld.com Cabaret Award for Best Male Vocalist for “It Was Me-The Lyrics of Norman Gimbel.” After examining the popular songs of the ’20s through the ’40s, Jeff is now taking a look at the popular music of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s through the extensive catalog of Norman Gimbel under the musical direction of the superbly talented Tex Arnold, who also wrote the arrangements and the wonderful Jon Burr on bass.
Norman Gimbel won an Oscar for “It Goes Like It Goes” from Norma Rae and is responsible for some of the most recognizable and best-loved lyrics of the last half-century. In a career that goes back to the early ’50s, Mr. Gimbel, working with such composers as Charles Fox, Michel Legrand, David Shire and Antonio Carlos Jobim, gave words to such standards as Meditation, Sway, So Nice, The Girl From Ipanema, I Will Wait For You, Watch What Happens, I Will Follow Him, Killing Me Softly With His Song, Bluesette, and Canadian Sunset, as well as the themes to Wonder Woman, Laverne Shirley and Happy Days.
“Cabaret Caviar””Philip Littell