14th ANNUAL CABARET FESTIVAL
MAY 19-20-21-22, 2016
(Artist Pictures and bios follow in performance order)
ROB LESTER has been a cabaret journalist for ten years. He writes reviews and articles on NYC cabaret live performances and CDs for Cabaret Scenes Magazine (on the web as cabaretscenes.org), NiteLifeExchange.com, and TalkinBroadway.com and has been a voter helping to choose the recipients of the city's cabaret awards. Additionally, he's worked with teens as a theatre director/instructor for schools, arts organizations, and theatre companies, and now runs the inter-generational Play Nice! whose all-volunteer actors present his original musicals with positive themes, donating all ticket income to charities. He has been part of AIP's cabaret weekends for several years and has loved the Great American Songbook since he was a kid being raised on Long Island with music-loving parents.
TEDD FIRTH is a New York City based accompanist, jazz pianist and arranger. As an accompanist he has worked with Tom Wopat, Lee Ann Womack, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Maureen McGovern, Faith Prince, Linda Lavin, Jane Olivor, Darius DeHaas, Marilyn Maye, Karen Akers, Rob Evan, Mary Cleere Haran