Anastasia Barzee sings Bacharach at Metropolitan Room

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Anastasia Barzee - photo Matthew Murphy

Anastasia Barzee – photo Matthew Murphy

Television and stage actress Anastasia Barzee (Broadway: White Chrsitmas, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, Urinetown, Miss Saigon, TV: Golden Boy, Made in Jersey, others) will sing the music of Burt Bacharach in a special performance at New York’s Metropolitan Room on April 18, 19, 20 & 24, 2013.

“It was a great pleasure working with Anastasia, she is a great actress and sings my music, which is difficult at times, beautifully.”-Burt Bacharach

Drawing on the Bacharach catalog, Barzee will explore the theme of love — who we love, how we love and why in the world do we keep doing it over and over again. The show will feature many of Bacharach’s most famous songs, including “What The World Needs Now,” “Alfie” and “Close to You,” as well as new, unrecorded songs from Some Lovers, Bacharach’s recent musical collaboration with lyricist Steven Sater (Spring Awakening). Barzee will be joined by The Kevin Hays Trio (Kevin Hays on piano, Rob Jost on bass and French horn, and Greg Joseph on drums) along with Teddy Kumpel on guitar, banjo, and mandolin.

Listen to Anastasia sing Alfie:

Barzee Sings Bacharach
The Metropolitan Room
324 West 22nd St.
New York, NY 10010
April 18-20, 2013, 7 p.m.
April 24 at 9:30pm
With the Kevin Hays Trio and Teddy Kumpel on guitars.

Tickets: $20 with 2 beverage minimum


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Anastasia Barzee is a celebrated Broadway, Film and Television actress. She is a graduate of Frost School of Music at The University of Miami. Along with fellow Miami grads, the Grammy Award nominated Matt Pierson (Producer) and Grammy Winner Gil Goldstein (Arrangements) she recorded a critically acclaimed  solo album, The Dimming of the Day, of eclectic contemporary standards which was released on September 27, 2011 on Ghostlight Records. The album features songs by Kate Bush, Paul Simon, Andrew LLoyd Webber, Rufus Wainwright, Jimmy Webb and more and boasts the talents of Gil Goldstein,Larry Campbell and Steve Wilson playing on the tracks.
Christopher Loudon of Jazz Times wrote, “Barzee’s crystalline soprano strongly evokes Joan Baez”. And critic Jack Goodstein wrote, “There is no doubt a great pleasure and joy in listening to a talented artist pouring her heart out in song. Anastasia Barzee is just such a talented artist”. Wildy’s World wrote, “a purely inspired vocal performance that will have you hitting replay again and again. Anastasia Barzee is one of a kind”.
Ms. Barzee has starred on Broadway in numerous musicals and plays. They include: The Tony Award winning production of Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 as Lady Mortimer opposite Kevin Kline, The Tony award winning Urinetown as Hope, Jekyll & Hyde as Emma, and Miss Saigon as the American wife Ellen. She created and starred as Josephine in the West End production of Napoleon directed by Francesca Zambello. Back Stateside, Anastasia created the role of Betty Haynes in the Musical White Christmas directed by Walter Bobbie. Also with Bobbie directing, Anastasia played Lorna Moon in Golden Boy (musical) for New York’s City Center Encores series. For this portrayal, Ben Brantley of The New York Times wrote, “Ms Barzee has a pure-lined, heartfelt way with a song”, and the Daily News critic Howard Kissel wrote, ” Barzee is devastating, especially the way she catches every nuance of the haunting title song”.
Among her many regional credits are The Kennedy Center’s Sondheim Celebration production of Merrily We Roll Along. Her performance of the wronged wife Beth, who sings NOT A DAY GOES BY won her rave reviews and she was asked to reprise a performance of the song for Lincoln Center’s Sondheim Celebration Concert.
Ms. Barzee has a constant presence on Television and has guest starred on numerous shows including: Golden Boy, Made In Jersey, 666 Park, Blue BloodsLaw & Order: SVUWhite CollarLaw & OrderMurder She Wrote with Angela Lansbury, Get a Life (as Chris Elliot’s girlfriend), Herman’s Head (as Herman’s girlfriend) She appeared as Ann Coulter in the 2010 Doug Liman feature Fair Game opposite Sean Penn.
She can be heard on original cast recordings of WHITE CHRISTMAS, NAPOLEON, and SUNSET BOULEVARD and Over The Moon A Broadway Lullaby. (Broadway stars and Broadway compossers together for breast cancer awareness).
Anastasia made her sold-out Birdland (jazz club) debut in a concert on March 5, 2012. In her band were Gil GoldsteinLarry CampbellKendrick Scott and Vincente Archer.

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