Born Frances Ethel Gumm on June 10, 1922, the late Judy Garland would have celebrated her 100th birthday this year. So who better to commemorate this major milestone than cabaret legend Michael Feinstein? Having founded the Great American Songbook Foundation back in 2007, Feinstein is the unofficial Ambassador of the American Songbook. And in this role, the Ohio native will take over the Staller Center to pay tribute to the storied Hollywood icon.
In an evening of tributes, surprises, and sentiment, he’ll be celebrating the unparalleled star, using his own effervescent charisma and talent to channel and celebrate Garland’s.
Charting through Garland’s storied career, Feinstein and audiences will connect in a journey through Garland’s life and times, punctuated by personal stories told to Feinstein from his dear friend, Garland’s daughter Liza Minnelli, and other close friends.
The evening’s set list will feature recently discovered, previously unheard arrangements from Garland’s repertoire, peeling back to curtain and revealing rare insight to the enduring Garland mystique.
Michael Feinstein will be appearing on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Staller Center For the Performing Arts, 2032 Staller Center, Stony Brook. Visit www.stallercenter.com or call 631-632-2787 for more information.