KT Sullivan ‘You’re The Top’

A Celebration of the Finest: Cole Porter

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Last Show: Saturday 9 th June 2018

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

KT Sullivan names her Cole Porter celebration 'You’re the Top' because she considers Cole Porter to be the top of the food chain when it comes to popular song. Her show salutes the timeless words and music of the supreme sophisticate of the 20th century whose witty, naughty and romantic songs continue to enthrall audiences today as they did in the Jazz Age. Among selections are 'It's De-lovely', 'I've Got You Under My Skin', 'Brush Up Your Shakespeare', 'Night and Day', 'Begin the Beguine', 'Physician', 'Most Gentlemen Don’t Like Love', 'Experiment', and 'Let’s Do It' (with words by Noël Coward).

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“A delightful de-lovely tribute” – Cabaret Scenes

"KT Sullivan is as vocally, comically and theatrically assured as contemporary performers get" - The New Yorker Magazine

KT Sullivan was named artistic director of The Mabel Mercer Foundation in 2012.  She starred in the Broadway revival of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and headlined for almost two decades in The Oak Room of The Algonquin Hotel. One of the shows she created there, " Rhyme, Women, and Song " was presented on PBS' WNET 13 and her award winning Sondheim show with Jeff Harnar was filmed for PBS from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Besides regular appearances in such New York venues as The Laurie Beechman Theatre and Birdland, she stars annually at The Pheasantry in London, and has been showcased at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The Spoleto Festival, The Chichester Festival, CLUB RaYé in Paris, and The Adelaide Festival in Australia. She guest starred on Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion, was the star vocalist on two tours of China with The Manhattan Symphonie, and was twice named one of The Top 100 Irish Americans by Irish America Magazine. On that note, she is proud to be married to Steve Downey, president emeritus of The New York Browning Society. KT has seven albums on the DRG label, including “Crazy World” (voted #1 in the vocals category of Tower Records’ Pulse Magazine) and “Live From Rainbow and Stars: The Songs of Bart Howard,” which won Backstage magazine’s Bistro Award. 

“The journey from the sticks to the Broadway stage is a pilgrimage that has been made by countless performers. But no one in recent memory has turned it into the kind of thrill ride that the singer KT Sullivan makes of it in her new cabaret show.”  
Stephen Holden, The New York Times

"KT Sullivan is the cabaret equivalent of whipped cream atop a surprisingly nutritious dessert."
Stephen Holden, The New York Times


KT Sullivan

Jon Weber (music director)