David Sabella in “25CHICAGO25”
LIVE AT FEINSTEIN’S / 54 BELOW
AND LIVE ON BROADWAYWORLD.COM
November 17, 2021 – 7:00 PM
“Most singers do what they can with their voices. David Sabella does what he wants.” -Edward Rothstein, New York Times
âTo attend one of his shows is to experience a master class in the art of cabaret. – Marilyn Lester, Nightlife Exchange
“Such magic does not happen often, and it should be celebrated. Well done everyone.” – Bart Greenburg, ScÃ¨nes de Cabaret Magazine
“(Sabella and Hartman) score major victories at every turn with equally sophisticated treatments from Sondheim, Berlin, Connick and others.” – Stephen Mosher, Broadway World Cabaret
David Sabella, original co-star of CHICAGO, the musical, celebrates the 25th anniversary of America’s longest-running Broadway musical with music from Kander and Ebb and a special look behind the scenes of the show’s creation and its long history as “Mary Sunshine.”
The event will also be broadcast live on BroadwayWorld.com
Live tickets (in person at F / 54B) HERE
Live Stream (on Broadwayworld.com) Tickets HERE
David Sabella, best known for his Broadway years in the musical CHICAGO, is also an award-winning actor and internationally renowned classical singer who Luciano Pavarotti rated as “Excellent, not good, excellent!”
In addition to originally starring as “Mary Sunshine” in the 1996 CHICAGO revival starring Bebe Neuwirth, Ann Reinking, Joel Gray, James Naughton and Marcia Lewis, Sabella played Julian Eltinge in Jules and Phillie in Doug DeVita’s The Phillie Trilogy, for which he won the âOutstanding Lead Actor in a Playâ award from the Fresh Fruit Festival. As a voice over artist, Sabella has appeared in several television cartoon series, including Peter Pan and the Pirates for FOX and Teacher’s Pet for Disney. And, as a classical singer, he played the title role of Giulio Cesare (Virginia Opera, available on Koch International Label), L’incoronazione di Poppea (Utah opera) and Die Fledermaus (Lincoln Center). He has performed numerous times at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center as the principal soloist in works such as Bach’s Mass in B minor, Handel’s Messiah, and Peter Schickele’s comic Three Bargain-Counter Tenors. Early in his career, he won several prestigious singing competitions, including the New York Oratorio Society Competition at Carnegie Hall and the Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition, where Maestro Pavarotti declared him “excellent … not good, excellent!”
In the media: Sabella has appeared in national magazines such as Opera News, In Theater, Entertainment Weekly, A&U (Cover), OUT, Next and, most recently, Gay Parent (June 2021), and has appeared twice on the legendary Rosie O ‘Donnell Show. Following the phenomenal success of CHICAGO, David’s personal caricature was unveiled (June 1998) and hung in the world famous theater restaurant, Sardi’s.
Sabella is also the author (with Sue Matsuki) of “So You Want to Sing Cabaret” (2020, Rowman & Littlefield), the owner and editor of www.CabaretHotspot.com, and one of the most popular voices and performances. New York’s most sought after. coaches, www.sabellavoice.com.
Mark Hartman (Music Director) is a New York-based pianist, coach, conductor, arranger and composer who works in theater, cabaret and concerts around the world. Mark was the associate conductor of Sondheim On Sondheim and Avenue Q on Broadway. Off-Broadway, he was the musical director of Pageant, Silence! The Musical, Ernest In Love, After The Ball (cast recording), Finian’s Rainbow (with Melissa Errico, Malcolm Gets, Jonathan Freeman, also cast recording), and The Irish … and How They Got That Way ( also Nat ‘l Tour), Avenue Q (Vineyard) and The Fantasticks (Sullivan St. and Orbach Theater productions). Also in New York, Mark served as Music Director of The Baker’s Wife, Bajour, Greenwillow and NEO I (cast recording) at the York Theater Company. At the cabaret, Mark has a long-standing partnership with 11-time MAC Award winner Natalie Douglas. He is the musical director of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center‘s Cabaret Conference and has performed in all major venues in New York City. He won the MAC and the Bistro Award for musical direction.