New York, NY, March 15, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Singers Forum, a non-profit musical oasis committed to providing the highest quality vocal training for New York City residents, will be offering “Get Your Act Together,” led by MAC Award-winning Lennie Watts and musical director Steven Ray Watkins beginning Sunday, March 20 from 1–4pm.
Singers Forum is located at 49 West 24th Street, 4th Floor, in New York City. Their website is SingersForum.org.
Watts’ and Watkins’ class will culminate in two performances of a duo show for singers who have always wanted to put together a cabaret show but aren’t sure where to start.
Watts is a six time MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets), five time Backstage Bistro, and three time Nightlife Award winner. He was a 2008 MAC Award nominee for Outstanding Major Cabaret Artist for his critically acclaimed “Manilow '73-'83” show. He is the only person to receive awards as an outstanding vocalist, director, producer, and booking manager.
Watkins has been playing the piano for 39 years, and has been working professionally as a performer and musician for 35 years. As an actor he has appeared in “The Last Session,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” and in the national tours of “Big,” “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Showboat.” As a musician, he has worked as a session player, as a musical director and vocal director in the theater, and most frequently as an arranger and musical director in the New York City cabaret circuit.
Singers Forum’s mission is to engage a diverse student body of singers in an situation dedicated to the development and appreciation of the vocal arts. With a strong emphasis on vocal technique, combined with numerous performance opportunities in a safe and supportive environment, Singers Forum strives to offer a full array of private instruction and group classes for both professional and personal growth.
Utilizing a roster of dynamic and successful teaching artists who each have their own professional singing and musical backgrounds and successful careers in the arts, we have developed our students’ performance skills in a wide variety of vocal styles and genres that range from opera to cabaret, musical theatre to jazz, folk to pop and all genres in between.
For more information visit SingersForum.org or call 212.366.0541.