Kenneth is a nominee for a 2018 BroadwayWorld Award for Best Musical Direction for his work on "Kiss Me Kate" at the Summer Theatre of New Canaan in New Canaan, Connecticut. Click HERE for more information and to VOTE!!!
Celebrate the holidays with cabaret and Broadway performers Christina Connors, Kenneth Gartman and Christopher Hudson Myers as they gather around the piano and share what makes this the most wonderful time of the year with Special Guests Sarah Ferro, Wendy Scherl, Frank Mastrone, and Kyle Brenn. This Magnolia Room holiday cabaret special is certain to remind you of the joys of the season! December 1, 8, 15 & 22 at BJ Ryan's Magnolia Room in Norwalk, CT. Click HERE for more info and tickets. Directed by Christopher Hudson Myers with Musical Direction by Kenneth Gartman.
Winter is coming! What better way to pass the brutal winter months than by participating in a cabaret workshop! Kenneth just announced his new Winter 2019 workshop dates and they are filling up fast! Click HERE for more information!
Raissa Katona Bennett & Kenneth Gartman are bringing their duo show "What a Wonderful World" to the Magnolia Room November 23, 24 & 25. Click HERE for more information and to get your tickets!
The reviews are in for Kenneth's newest cabaret show - "When In Rome". Click HERE for links to the reviews!
Kenneth's first solo show in 7 years "When In Rome" will play 2 shows at BJ Ryan's Magnolia Room in Norwalk, CT and 2 shows at Don't Tell Mama, NYC. Directed by Lennie Watts with Musical Direction by Troy Fannin. Click HERE for more information.
A brand new cabaret room is being opened in Norwalk, Connecticut upstairs at BJ Ryan's. The Magnolia Room is modeled after the high end cabaret rooms in NYC, this new night spot is a great night out. Check out BJ Ryan's Magnolia Room.
Kenneth is returning to the Summer Theatre of New Canaan to Music Direct Cole Porter's "Kiss Me Kate" June 28-July 29th. Click HERE for more information about STONC and to purchase tickets.
The New Paradigm Theatre (NPT) brings back their popular Holiday show again this year! Broadway performers from The New Paradigm Theatre Company will perform a NYC-esque customized Holiday show on Dec 16th (Saturday) evening and Dec 17th (Sunday) matinee. Click HERE for more information!
Join us at Unity Center of Norwalk on Saturday, November 11 at 7:30 pm as 8 cabaret workshop veterans perform a 2 hour concert with a 4-piece band. These 8 entertainers have all taken previous cabaret workshops and are taking their performances to the next level by working with a professional band. This event is sure to be a sell out, so all are highly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance by clicking HERE.
Singin' in the Rain is considered the "Greatest Movie Musical of All Time" by many musical theatre critics. This stage version is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, from their original award-winning screenplay. Each unforgettable scene, song and dance is accounted for, including the show-stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm! Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make Singin' in the Rain the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals. A great feel good time will be had by all! Click HERE for more information.
Raissa and Kenneth celebrate the songs that have inspired and uplifted us for decades. Audiences will enjoy popular standards and show tunes by America's greatest composers - Rogers & Hammerstein, Berlin, Sondheim and more - plus the best of a new generation of popular songwriters. Click HERE for more information.
Kenneth joins an esteemed cast to celebrate the lives of 3 very special people...one of them being his dear friend Rev. Shawn Moninger. You won't want to miss this special evening. Click HERE for more information and reservations.
Join us in NYC or Norwalk, CT as the participants of Kenneth Gartman’s “Sing Your Heart Out Cabaret Workshop” celebrate the culmination of this 6 week intensive training program by presenting a full cabaret show with 10-15 minute sets each. Featuring Deb Antari, Jen Davis, Jo Jones and Doug Kitchen with Director, Music Director & Pianist Kenneth Gartman. Click HERE for more information and reservations.
Kenneth is set to perform with Druid on the All Star Irish Caribbean Charter Cruise aboard Holland America's ms Eurodam February 11-18th.
Peace, Love & Yolanda! not only celebrates, Rev. Yolanda's 60th Birthday, but also her career as a singer/songwriter for the past 25 years. The show features original music from throughout Rev Yolanda's career performed by Yolanda as well as some of NYC's best Broadway, Pop, Rock and Cabaret performers. Click HERE for more information.
Join us at Don't Tell Mama, NYC on July 27th or Unity Center, Norwalk, CT on July 30th as the participants of “Let Me Entertain You” celebrate the culmination of this 6 week intensive training program by presenting a full cabaret show with 12 minute sets each. Click HERE for more information.
Broadway and cabaret performers come together for a good cause on Saturday, June 4 at 7 pm at Unity Center in Norwalk, Connecticut. The "cause" for this concert will be announced as a part of the event itself, so just come enjoy a stellar show with two for one drinks after the event at BJ Ryan's BANC House (around the corner from Unity Center). Click HERE for more information.
Sing Your Heart Out is a workshop where you will be equipped with all of the tools necessary to deliver an impactful performance. You will discover your personal connection to songs, take risks and develop the confidence necessary to step on to the cabaret stage and sing your heart out. Summer Workshop in NYC begins Monday, June 6th. Class size is limited to 4 people, so sign up today! Click HERE for more information.
"The immensely talented Kenneth Gartman...has the vocal power of a Broadway star with the nuance of a cabaret singer who knows how to connect with an audience in a smaller venue." - BroadwayWorld.com Click HERE for the entire review.
Kenneth and Raissa are 2016 MAC Award Nominees. MAC stands for the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs.
Join us in NYC or Norwalk, CT as the participants of Kenneth Gartman’s “Sing Your Heart Out Cabaret Workshop” celebrate the culmination of this 6 week intensive training program by presenting a full cabaret show with 10-15 minute sets each. Featuring Deb Antari, Maria Corsair Hopko, Jo Jones & Linda Kahn with Director, Music Director & Pianist Kenneth Gartman. Click HERE for more information and reservations.
Join us in NYC or Norwalk, CT as the participants of Kenneth Gartman’s “Sing Your Heart Out Cabaret Workshop” celebrate the culmination of this 6 week intensive training program by presenting a full cabaret show with 10-15 minute sets each. Featuring Steve Bustamante, Rosalind Cormier, Karen Joyce Miller & Jed Wolf with Director, Music Director & Pianist Kenneth Gartman. Click HERE for more information and reservations.
Raissa & Kenneth return to the Laurie Beechman Theatre for TWO performances on February 17th and 21st. We are hoping to be a nominee for a MAC Award for Best Duo Show and would love to have packed houses for a truly fun show. MAC members can email me directly for the MAC Discount Code or check the MAC Google Group postings. Click HERE for more information about the show!
Kenneth opens for Shawn Moninger's comedy show "Because I Can" on Saturday, February the 27th. Click HERE for more information about the show and for tickets.
Join us in Norwalk, CT on February 25th or at Don't Tell Mama, NYC on February 26th as the participants of “Let Me Entertain You” celebrate the culmination of this 6 week intensive training program by presenting a full cabaret show with 12 minute sets each. Click HERE for more information.
Kenneth and Raissa Katona Bennett have been working on two brand new shows and are presenting highlights from both shows in NYC on Tuesday, May 13th. Full presentations of shows to come.
Kenneth is music directing Gregory Nalbone's newest show at The Duplex on May 14th & 16th.
Kenneth is excited to be appearing in an Equity Reading of Derek Fox's new play with music on Thursday, June 5th at 3:00 pm at Shetler Studios.
Kenneth Gartman returns to Don’t Tell Mama on Monday, December 16th to host his 5th Annual Holiday Open Mic – A BALLSY CHRISTMAS WITH KENNETH. This 90 minute holiday open mic aspires to be one of the funniest and possibly most offensive shows of the holiday season featuring some of Cabaret and Broadway’s great talents. Click HERE for more information.
Back by popular demand...Rev. Yolanda's Old Time Gospel Hour is on for October, November and December at The Duplex. Click HERE for more info on how to join us for a foot tappin' good time!
Kenneth will be hosting a monthly Open Mic Night the 3rd Saturday of every month at Unity Center in Norwalk, CT.
Paulette Haupt, Artistic Director of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Music Theater Conference, today announced directors of the three projects selected for development at the 2013 Conference, as well as a Composer in Residence. Kenneth will be returning as music director for Broadcast.
The Concerts for City Greens hosts a celebratory retrospective of its first five seasons in a gala concert at The Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 West 42nd Street, on Tuesday April 23 at 7pm. The show marks both the finale of last summer’s Songwriting Contest, and the launch of a new non-profit Music and Art for Green, which will incorporate Concerts for City Greens within its umbrella.
Kenneth is music directing readings of three different musicals as a part of the Graduate Musical Theater Writing program at Tisch NYU this Spring.
Kenneth returns once again to Don't Tell Mama this holiday season on Sunday, December 23rd to host his 4th Annual Holiday Open Mic featuring some of Cabaret and Broadway's great talents.
Tony Award nominee Hunter Foster, Arielle Jacobs and Alexandra Silber will take part in Inner Voices, a collection of three solo musicals that will be presented beginning Nov. 10 at The 30th Street Theater.
Back by popular demand...Rev. Yolanda's Old Time Gospel Hour is now appearing monthly at The Duplex. Sue Matsuki says "All I can tell you is that you will leave this show feeling JOY and incredibly impressed by Rev. Yolanda and this band...one of the best and tightest groups I've heard in years." Click HERE for more info on how to join us for a foot tappin' good time!
Joshua Warr & Joshua Desjardins are Joshing Around with Kenneth Gartman at the piano the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm through the end of the year.
This month's free outdoor concert at Tudor City Greens celebrates the music of Ann Hampton Callaway - starring Ann Hampton Callaway on Wednesday, September 12th at 6:30 pm.
The newest demo of Zapata! The Musical was just recorded at Spin Studios, LIC with Kenneth conducting/playing/singing. The demo features Enrique Acevedo, Natalie Toro, Andrew Call, and Jessica Burrows in leading roles.
Reverend Yolanda's Old Time Gospel Hour Revived!
Kenneth & Rev. Yolanda are tapping into their truly southern roots with this new version of Reverend Yolanda's Old Time Gospel Hour featuring a band of Yolandaleers on piano, upright bass, fiddle, banjo/harmonica, guitar, and plenty o' back up singing. Click HERE for more info on how to join us for a foot tappin' good time!
Kenneth Appears on Concert with Neil Sedaka
This month's free outdoor concert at Tudor City Greens celebrates the music of Neil Sedaka with an appearance by the man himself on Wednesday, August 1st at 6:30 pm.
Gartman Returns to NYMF to Music Direct ZAPATA!
Kenneth is returning to the New York Musical Theatre Festival to music direct Zapata! The Musical in July at The Pershing Square Signature Center in New York City. Tickets available online now.
The ToyMaker at The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center
Kenneth is music directing The ToyMaker at The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 2012 National Music Theater Conference in July with public staged readings on July 7, 8, 11 and 13th. The cast will feature Joan Barber, Joe Cassidy, Merwin Goldsmith, Olli Haaskivi, Zachary James, Lucia Roderique, Alison Walla, Lynn Winterstellar, and Betsy Wolfe.
Comedy Tonight...With a Splash of Jazz
Kenneth is at the keys once again for the June 20th concert at Tudor City Greens. This free outdoor concert is a part of The Concerts for City Greens and features some of NYC's best comedy and jazz artists.
Concerts for City Greens Kicks Off 5th Season May 30th, 6:30 pm
The Concerts for City Greens kicks off it's fifth season on Wednesday, May 30th at 6:30 pm with a salute to Amanda McBroom. Joining Host Raissa Katona Bennett are featured guests John DiPinto, Natalie Douglas, Kevin Dozier, plus series regulars Terese Genecco & Sean Harkness, & Special Guests, Sarah Rice & Kenneth Gartman.
Reverend Yolanda's Old Time Gospel Hour
Kenneth Gartman sings, plays piano and music directs Rev. Yolanda's Old Time Gospel Hour at The Duplex. Join us for a gender bending gospel celebration for the New Thought Generation.
Lucie Arnaz Headlines HEAR OUR SONG Benefit in Norwalk, CT
Broadway and Hollywood meet in Norwalk, CT this April. Kenneth Gartman music directs and performs a benefit concert featuring Lucie Arnaz, David Friedman, and many other Broadway, cabaret, TV, Film performers.
Back at Don't Tell Mama for ONE More Performance of His Cabaret Debut Show, Kenneth Gartman (...not like the other cavemen)
Tuesday, March 13th at 7:00 pm Kenneth Gartman will be doing one more performance of his cabaret debut show Kenneth Gartman (...not like the other cavemen) at Don't Tell Mama.
Kenneth Gartman at the Piano for Wednesday Night at The Iguana
Kenneth is filling in at the piano for Barry Levitt on Dana Lorge's Wednesday Night at The Iguana Variety Show, Wednesday, March 7th at 8:00 pm.
Gartman to Co-Host the Multiple Award-Winning "The Salon"
Kenneth will be co-hosting this unique, weekly open mic event on Sunday, March 18th. The theme for the evening is "Coping Mechanisms". You'll hear Gartman perform several numbers as well as co-host the entire evening with pianist Matthew Martin Ward.
Gartman Receives Honorable Mention from Times Square Chronicles
Kenneth Gartman's Cabaret Debut Show - Kenneth Gartman (...not like the other cavemen) - is named as one of ten Honarable Mentions for 2011 by Times Square Chronicles as a Dazzling Debut!
Gartman's Cabaret Debut Show EXTENDS in NYC
Kenneth returns to Don't Tell Mama for 3 additional performances of his critically acclaimed cabaret debut show KENNETH GARTMAN (...NOT LIKE THE OTHER CAVEMEN). January 29th, February 1st & February 4th.
Abby C. Smith is Back with a New Show This February
Abby Smith returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre with a new cabaret show entitled Fall In Love (with me) on February 13th & 14th. Kenneth Gartman will be at the piano again with John Convertino on Bass and Matt Vander Ende on drums.
Kenneth to Sing on Wednesday Night at the Iguana
Kenneth will be singing on Wednesday Night at the Iguana hosted by Dana Lorge on Wednesday, January 25th at 8:00.
A Ballsy Christmas with Kenneth - 3rd Annual Holiday Open Mic
Kenneth returns to Don't Tell Mama this holiday season on Sunday, December 8th to hos his 3rd Annual Holiday Open Mic featuring some of Cabaret and Broadway's great talents.
Funny For An Hour Strangers at the Bitter End
An hour of stand-up and musical comedy for a mere $10 at the Bitter End, NYC with Kenneth Gartman at the piano on Tuesday, January 24th.
Kenneth Gartman Debuts at Don't Tell Mama, NYC
Kenneth makes is debut at the legendary Don't Tell Mama this September, October & November. This humorous and sometimes poignant look at the challenges we face in life is directed by Shawn Moninger and music directed by Doyle Newmyer.
Kenneth Performs in DALLAS for One Night Only
Kenneth Gartman returns to Dallas for one night only with his critically acclaimed show, KENNETH GARTMAN (...NOT LIKE THE OTHER CAVEMEN). In his show, Kenneth reveals aspects of his life and personality delivering songs that alternate between joyful and introspective with some gospel coloring thrown in for good measure.
Hometown Performance of NYC Cabaret Debut in SNYDER, TX
Kenneth hasn't performed in his hometown of Snyder, TX in over 16 years. He is excited to be bringing his critically acclaimed cabaret debut show KENNETH GARTMAN (...NOT LIKE THE OTHER CAVEMEN) to Snyder on Tuesday, November 22.
The Stories In My Mind - The Songs of Dennis Livingston
Julie Reyburn, Scott Coulter, Kenneth Gartman, Christina Connors and Alex Goley join forces for a review of composer Dennis Livingston's music. Scott also serves as Director and Kenneth as Music Director.
Gartman Performs on Final Concert of the Season
Joining host Raissa Katona Bennett are "Today's" David Friedman, Christina Bianco, Carole J. Bufford, Scott Coulter, Kenneth Gartman, Eric Michael Gillett, Tanya Moberly, Cookie Stark, Tom Hubbard & Terese Genecco.
Kenneth Gartman to Sing at Free Outdoor Concert
Kenneth will be wearing multiple hats at the upcoming Tudor City Greens Outdoor Concert on September 7th as he is set to sing in addition to accompanying and music directing other numbers. Don't miss this FREE outdoor concert. Click HERE for more information.
Kenneth to Perform in New Musical - A Cruise Line
Kenneth will be singing the role of Barry in a showcase of the songs from A Cruise Line at Don't Tell Mama, NYC September 1-16. Click HERE for more info.
Gartman to Music Direct in the NYMF for the Third Consecutive Year
Kenneth is set to Music Direct "Time Between Us" in the New York Musical Theatre Festival 2011. This is his third year with the festival - Bryan Putnam's The ToyMaker NYMF 2009, Show Choir! The Musical NYMF 2010. Check back soon for more details about the show!
Musical Goings On at Unity Center - July 2011
Kenneth will be leading "Music, Meditation (& Possibly Mayhem)" Friday, July 15th at 7:00 pm. Sunday, July 17th Unity is honored to have Sharon McNight singing in the morning service with Kenneth at the piano. Sunday, July 24th at 1:00 pm, Kenneth will facilitate a Drumming Circle. Come prepared for some fun! Click HERE for more information.
East to Edinburgh Festival 2011
Fifteen new shows on their way to Edinburgh make their first stop at 59359 this July for the acclaimed East to Edinburgh Festival! Jonathan Prager: My Damage is My Gift!, written and performed by Jonathan Prager with Music Director Kenneth Gartman at the keyboard. Sat July 16 at 4pm, Sun July 17 at 4pm, Tue July 19 at 7pm; Ticket price: $18 ($12.60 for 59E59 Members) An intelligent show filled with laughter, fun and original song bringing new meaning to the term 'Musical Comedy' - by New York Times/BBC featured NYC standup comedian Jonathan Prager.
Cabaret Debut is Successfully Funded with Kickstarter.com
Thank you so much to all of my supporters for your generosity! We exceeded the goal of $6,000. I'm so excited to dive in and get to work on putting together a fantastic show in September. Click HERE to read on...
Next Praise & Worship Night - Friday, June 24
Kenneth will be leading an evening of Praise & Worship called "Music, Meditation (& Possibly Mayhem)" Friday, June 24th at 7:00 pm at Unity Center for Practical Spirituality in Norwalk, CT. Click HERE for more information.
Kenneth Launches a KickStarter Campaign for his Cabaret Debut
Only thirty days to raise at least $6,000 to fund Kenneth's Cabaret Debut at Don't Tell Mama, NYC in September. Click HERE to read more about his plans for the show and how you can support.
Kenneth is Music Directing The ToyMaker in the WVMTF
Once again, Kenneth is taking a journey with The ToyMaker as the Music Director in this year's West Village Musical Theatre Festival June 8th - 12th. Click HERE for more information about the production, ticket sales, cast & creatives, etc...
Next Praise & Worship Night - Friday, May 27
Kenneth will be leading an evening of Praise & Worship called "Music, Meditation (& Possibly Mayhem) Friday, May 27th at 7:00 pm at Unity Center for Practical Spirituality in Norwalk, CT. Click HERE for more information.
Celebrities to Shine at Unity Center's Musical Extravaganza
Kenneth music directs and performs in Unity Center's first Benefit Concert in Norwalk, CT featuring Lucie Arnaz, Laurence Luckinbill, David Friedman, and other Broadway, Cabaret, TV and Film stars on Friday, April 8. Click HERE for more information.
Monthly Praise & Worship Service Moves to Friday
Beginning in April, the praise & worship service "Music, Meditation (& Possibly Mayhem)" will be held once a month on a Friday. This month's service is on Good Friday, April 22 at 7:00 pm. Click HERE for more information.
Bikram Yoga NYC's Cabaret Night
This month's cabaret night is set to benefit the General Mischief Dance Theatre. Come have a great time and support a stellar dance theatre in the process this Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at Don't Tell Mama NYC. Click HERE for more information.
Fabulous, Baby! at Don't Tell Mama, NYC
Abby C. Smith is Fabulous yet again, but this time she's bringin' it at Don't Tell Mama NYC on Thursday, March 17. Kenneth's still workin' it on piano/vocals with the ever fabulous John Convertino on Bass and Matt VanderEnde on drums. Click HERE for more information.
2nd Annual Holiday Open Mic at Don't Tell Mama NYC!
Come out and ham it up for the holidays at Don't Tell Mama with your host Kenneth Gartman! We'll laugh, cry, drink, laugh, drink, sing, drink, and laugh some more. Join us on Sunday, December 19th at 6:30 pm. Click HERE for more information.
The Three Irish Tenors: Christmas From Dublin
Kenneth is music directing a holiday concert series with the Three Irish Tenors this December. Celebrate the holidays with a genuine Irish Christmas! Click HERE for more information.
Brooke Ferris: On Fire! (Don't Put Me Out)
Under the musical direction of Kenneth Gartman, Brooke Ferris is bringing outrageous, hilarious, moving, rockin', sweet and intelligent songs from new composers to life at The Duplex this November. Click HERE for more information.
Fabulous, Baby! at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, NYC
Abby C. Smith makes her cabaret debut at the Laurie Beechman Theatre Thursday, November 4 @ 9:30 pm featuring Kenneth Gartman on piano with John Convertino on bass and Matt VanderEnde on drums. Click HERE for more information.
Attend the Tale of Danny Lear
Kenneth Gartman and the Danny Leary Band kick off the October show with a parody of Stephen Sondheim's "Ballad of Sweeney Todd" with lyrics by the oh-so-talented Brett Kristofferson. Come join in the festivities Thursday, October 28 @ 8 pm at Comix NY.
Once Removed - A New Musical with Music & Lyrics by Graham Russell of Air Supply
Kenneth is currently music directing a new musical that is being developed by Melissa Bell and Graham Russell. An "Industry Only" Actor's Equity Association approved Reading is set for October 25 at the Snapple Theatre Center in Times Square. Click HERE for more information.
The Danny Leary Variety Extravaganza - September 30
Kenneth leads the Danny Leary Band in another extravaganza at Comix NYC, Thursday, September 30th @ 8 pm. Danny is celebrating the release of the new Patti LuPone Memoir. Featuring Erika Amato singing from "Next To Normal", a Gloria Estefan medley, side splitting comics, and more! Click HERE for more information.
Gartman to Music Direct Show Choir! the Musical NYMF 2010
Kenneth is excited to be returning to the New York Musical Theatre Festival to music direct Show Choir! Rehearsals start August 31st with a September 28th opening. Click HERE for more information.
Kenneth Gartman to Sing at Free Outdoor Concert
Kenneth will be wearing multiple hats at the upcoming Tudor City Greens Outdoor Concert on September 7th as he is set to sing in addition to accompanying and music directing other numbers. Don't miss this FREE outdoor concert. Click HERE for more information.
Gartman Accompanies Metropolis Opera Project
Kenneth will accompany the Metropolis Opera Project at a FREE outdoor concert at Tudor City Greens NYC on August 4, 2010 at 6 pm (August 5, 6pm rain date). Click HERE for more information.
Danny Leary's [untitled] Variety Extravaganza
Comedian Danny Leary (Logo Network, MTV, here! TV, Animal Planet) is back with a brand new variety show which will premiere in the plush new Copper Room at the comedy nightclub Comix on Thursday, July 29th at 8:00 pm. Music Direction: Kenneth Gartman, Read the article on BroadwayWorld.com.
Brooke Ferris and Cassandra Kubinski at The Duplex
Internationally touring singer/songwriter Cassandra Kubinski and veteran NYC theatre and cabaret performer Brooke Ferris team up for a night of musical real-life stories and some other stuff we think is pretty great! Saturday, July 17 @ 7 PM at The Duplex NYC (61 Christopher St at 7th Ave) $15, 2 drink min. RESERVE NOW!
Introducing Harry Warren - The Tin Pan Alley Years
The intimate story of how three-time Academy Award winner Harry Warren got his start in the music business. The show features his granddaughter Julia who confronts him about his complaints that few people know who he is. Harry himself comes to life to explain and tell his side of the story. Show runs June 12-June 30, Brooklyn, NY. Click HERE for more information.
Gartman Music Directs Free Outdoor Concert at Tudor City Greens
Kenneth will accompany Broadway performers Kristy Cates (Wicked), Zachary James (The Addam's Family) and Raissa Katona Bennett (Phantom) at this free outdoor concert on June 1, 2010 at 6 pm. Click HERE for more information.
Cabaret Cares Gala Evening to Benefit Help Is On The Way Today
Help Is On The Way Today is a non for profit organization that helps and assists children living with HIV and AIDS in New York City. A Gala Evening of cabaret will conclude at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on May 16th. The evening will feature performances by some of the best Broadway and cabaret performers in New York City. Eric Michael Gillett will be honored by Help Is On The Way Today with the first annual Spirit Award. Click HERE for more information.
Gartman to Music Direct Presentation at 2010 Bistro Awards
Kenneth will be singing, playing & music directing a number presented at the 25th Anniversary Bistro Awards honoring "The Concerts At Tudor City Greens", recipient of this year's Special Award created and produced by Raissa Katona Bennett. The special evening honors Mitzi Gaynor and Elaine Stritch.
Lullaby Street Demo Recording Updated with New Material
Kenneth spent some time at Stadium Red working on a new Bryan Putnam musical demo featuring 2010 Tony Nominee Christiane Noll, Anne Fraser Thomas, an 8 piece ensemble, and more...
Cast Announced for the World Premiere of The ToyMaker
The creative team for The ToyMaker is pleased to officially announce the cast for the World Premiere in the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival. This talented cast of twenty boasts six Broadway veterans who represent over 25 Broadway Shows among them and many more up and coming performers in the NYC theatre community.
The ToyMaker Demo CD Featuring Christiane Noll and Zachary James is Now Available!
The CD is now mixed, mastered & ready for your ears.
The ToyMaker in the Studio at Stadium Red in Harlem
The majority of the cast from the reading at the York Theatre in May along with Music Director / Conductor Kenneth Gartman will be heading uptown to Harlem's Stadium Red Studios to record the demo for Bryan Putnam's The ToyMaker.
Christiane Noll Seeks The ToyMaker in a Reading at The York Theatre, NYC Under the Musical Direction of Kenneth Gartman
Friday, May 2, 2008 at 3 PM - For reservations, RSVP to Jeff Landsman (please remember to mention your name, phone number, the show you want to see - The ToyMaker - and the number of tickets you’d like) or call 212-935-5824, ext. 24. There is no admission charge.
Lullaby Street Partial Demo Being Recorded at Lofish Studios, NYC
It's back to Lofish again to Music Direct / Produce another Bryan Putnam musical. This portion of the demo will be done in November of 2007 and available at www.bryanputnamonline.com shortly thereafter.
Trouble in Shameland Recording NOW AVAILABLE Featuring Florence Lacey, Brad Standley and the Rest of the Award-Winning Cast from the 2006 Fringe Festival
Trouble in Shameland FringeNYC Postcard under musical direction of Kenneth Gartman
Evita's Lacey to Find Trouble in Shameland in August under the musical direction of Kenneth Gartman
Former Evita Florence Lacey, who was part of the Off-Broadway musical Under the Bridge, will star in The New York International Fringe Festival's production of Trouble in Shameland. Tickets, priced $15, are available by calling (888) FRINGENYC. CLICK HERE for more information.
New Vocal Ensemble Dacoda to Preview at Mama's
This dynamic male quartet makes it's first appearance in NYC this Spring featuring Kenneth Gartman, Patrick Spencer Bodd, David Macaluso & Phil Zipkin. Wed 5/23 7:00 & Tue 5/29 6:15, Don’t Tell Mama, 343 w46th St (8th/9th), No Cover – 2 Drink Min (Cash only)
Kenneth to appear at Don’t Tell Mama with Danna Davis in Make Your Own Party
Danna Davis and Kenneth Gartman appear in their first show together at Don't Tell Mama! Last year Gartman was a guest on Danna Davis' cabaret at Don't Tell Mama entitled "From New York". This year the two are sharing the stage in an inspiring and fun evening about overcoming adversity. Monday, January 22, 6:30 pm, Don't Tell Mama, 343 W46th Street, CLICK HERE for more information.
The Truth About Christmas with Composer David Friedman at Carnegie Hall
December 11, 2007 at 8:00 pm, Kenneth shares the stage with Charles Busch, Michael McElroy, David Friedman & NYCGMC for a Holiday Spectacular.
Where's Darfur? at the Knitting Factory
Musical theater artists, traditional and fusion African dance and drumming, pop recording stars and political figures are uniting for one night of solidarity for Darfur on Monday, April 23rd. CLICK HERE for more information.
Demo CD of Campaign Now Available
Kenneth sings the role of Jerry in the new musical Campaign by Daniel Frederick Levin. CLICK HERE to listen.
BORN ON THE 4TH OF JONEE with Special Guests – Uptown Express
Jacqueline Jonée returns to the ivories starring in a glittering and enchanting evening of virtuoso piano solos, songs, and comic vocal selections looking at life and love in the good old US of A. Joining the glamorous, multi-talented female concert pianist/drag diva Jacqueline Jonée are special guests Uptown Express. July 1st at the Arts Project of Cherry Grove Community Center. CLICK HERE for more information.
Movin’ On Up – An Evening with Uptown Express & Special Guests: Mario Cantone, Karen Mason & David Friedman
Comedian Mario Cantone, 7-time MAC Award winner Karen Mason, and songwriter David Friedman join Music Director James Followell and the boys for one night only at Symphony Space’s Thalia Theatre on Wednesday, May 23rd at 7:30 pm. Uptown Express is Chris Caswell, Mark Danis, John DePalma, Alex Goro, Jace Garfield, Kenneth Gartman, John Raterman and Phil Zipkin. CLICK HERE for more information.
Kenneth Sings for Composer James Rubio on the Demo Recording for The Dwelling Time
Danna Davis is BRINGING IT HOME in the Big Apple
A witty, sentimental and “out there” evening of candid chat and songs with Danna Davis (a native New Yorker now living in Ireland). Joining her in New York are NYC based singer/performer Kenneth Gartman and NYC musicians Daniel Dorrance, Coco Taguchi along with her musical director/arranger David Wray from Ireland. Don’t Tell Mama, January 4, 2006 at 8:00 pm The Hideaway @ Helen’s, January 5, 2006 at 7:00 pm CLICK HERE for more information.
Kenneth's Solo Debut at Carnegie Hall with the NYCGMC and Special Guest Elaine Stritch
Wednesday Evening, December 14, 2005 at 8:00 pm
A New York Songbook: Way Off Broadway Returns to Ireland by Popular Demand
We've replaced a few songs in this revised version of NYSB as we have affectionately come to know it. You are certain to hear the songs you loved the first time plus a few new showstoppers.
A New York Songbook at the Opera Fringe Northern Ireland
Music Theatre Ireland, who last year brought the hugely popular Simply Sondheim to the Fringe, present a rare opportunity to hear new songs from New York. Ellen McElroy and Danna Davis, originally a New Yorker herself, are joined by Kenneth W. Gartman direct from ‘The Big Apple’. CLICK HERE for more information.
Back to Ireland for A New York Songbook: Way Off Broadway
A New York Songbook: Way Off Broadway is a stage revue featuring new works by NYC’s hottest contemporary songwriters. This show is completely new, and the majority of the songs in it have never been performed outside the U.S.A. All of the material is brought to life by the talents of Danna Davis, Kenneth W. Gartman, and Ellen McElroy with David Wray at the piano. CLICK HERE for more information.
Kenneth to Appear on LIVE BBC BROADCAST of Simply Sondheim at the Opera Fringe in Northern Ireland, June 2004
Simply Sondheim was commissioned by Opera Fringe Northern Ireland to be broadcast as a live relay by the BBC. CLICK HERE for more information.
Kenneth On Keys for The Three Irish Tenors in Atlantic City
Ireland's leading tenors, Ciaran Nagle from Riverdance, Anthony Norton from La Scala Milan and Paul Byrom, the John McCormack Tenor of the Year 2001, will be joined by an ensemble of musicians including special guest Jacqueline Whelan, one of Ireland's most recognized sopranos, and her symphonic performance on the traditional Irish harp. The Three Irish Tenors appear Friday, March 5 at 9pm and Saturday, March 6 at 8pm. Tickets are $35 and $45. CLICK HERE for more information.
Side by Side by Sondheim at the Everyman Palace Theatre in Cork Ireland
Everyman Palace Productions present a dazzling revue of the work of legendary American composer Stephen Sondheim. Starring Linda Kenny, Kenneth W. Gartman, Ellen McElroy & Mary Curtin. Directed by Cathal McCabe. Designed by Patrick Murray. Musical Director: David Wray. Wednesday 11th - Saturday 21st February, 2004 - 8 pm CLICK HERE for more information.
Kenneth's International Debut in Dublin, Ireland
Kenneth is off to the Emerald Isle to workshop a piece that he has put together with Musical Director David Wray called A New York Songbook: Way Off Broadway. The show features Gartman along with Danna Davis and Ellen McElroy both of whom live in Ireland.
The Three Irish Divas in the Adirondacks
Kenneth is off to Long Lake, NY to workshop a new show with The Three Irish Divas. He previously worked with Music Director David Wrays while on tour with The Three Irish Tenors.
Revisiting The Music Man in Westpoint, NY
After just having completed the tour in December, Kenneth is being called out again to stand in for the tenor in the famous quartet in the National Touring Company's production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man.
National Tour of The Three Irish Tenors with Kenneth on the Keys
Kenneth is excited to be going out on tour playing the keyboards for the North American Tour of The Three Irish Tenors. This is his first tour as a musician.
Broadway National Tour of Meredith Willson's The Music Man
Look for The Music Man in a city near you. Kenneth is playing the role of Constable Locke and understudying three out of four members of the barbershop quartet. Make sure you stop by the stage door after the performance to say hello.