The Mabel Mercer Basis celebrated the lifetime of pianist, singer, and cabaret artist supreme Larry Woodard yesterday on the Laurie Beechman Theatre on forty second Road in New York Metropolis.
A fond farewell to Maestro Woodard (February 25, 1949-June 28, 2023) was attended by most of the buddies and artists whose lives he touched.
Broadly identified for his mastery of quite a lot of musical types and disciplines, Woodard was hailed by the New York Occasions as, “ a first-rate performer of all musical classes …who strikes simply between the worlds of classical music and cabaret, an inventive inheritor of Bobby Brief however with classical leanings.”
The afternoon hosted by KT Sullivan and made potential by Mary & Frank Skillern featured remembrances and performances by Natalie Douglas, Invoice Zeffiro, Eric Comstock, Elaine Robinson, Jeff Harnar, Valerie Lemon, Ron Raines, Lauren Flanigan, Craig Rubano, Jon Weber, KT, and video clips of assorted occasions Larry Woodward appeared at.
The Laurie Beechman Theatre was flooded with fond recollections of a person whose life was music and whose reminiscence lingers on.