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Broadway At Birdland And Jim Caruso's Cast Party

Bill Westermoreland

  Jim Caruso made his Broadway debut alongside Liza Minnelli in the smash hit Liza’s At The Palace! The show was honored with a 2009 Tony Award for Best Special Event and the recording was nominated for a Grammy.

For his nightclub work, Caruso has won six MAC Awards and two BackStage Magazine Bistro Awards for sold-out shows all over New York City.

Since 2003, he has hosted a weekly Monday night open mic bash at Birdland called "Jim Caruso’s Cast Party,” which has brought him three BroadwayWorld Awards, a New York Nightlife Award, MAC Award and the Sidney Meyer Award. He’s taken celebrity versions of the Party to Lincoln Center and Town Hall in New York, and celebrated local talent at venues in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, London, Chicago, Austin, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, San Francisco and on the high seas.

The weekly “Broadway at Birdland” series he produces has also been honored with a Nightlife Award, and has featured concerts by Liza Minnelli, Chita Rivera, Jason Robert Brown, Tom Wopat, and hundreds more stage and screen double and triple threats.

Sarah has been a public radio producer for over fifteen years. She grew up in Saranac Lake, New York where she worked part-time at Pendragon Theatre all through high school and college. She graduated from UAlbany in 2006 with a BA in English and started at WAMC a few weeks later as a part-time board-op in the control room. Through a series of offered and seized opportunities she is now the Senior Contributing Producer of The Roundtable and Producer of The Book Show. During the main thrust of the Covid-19 pandemic shut-down, Sarah hosted a live Instagram interview program "A Face for Radio Video Series." On it, Sarah spoke with actors, musicians, comedians, and artists about the creative activities they were accomplishing and/or missing.
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