It was a cold night above Feinstein’s/54 Below last night, but Mandy Gonzalez sure turned up the heat as she thrilled the audience on her “off night” from Hamilton. It’s too bad some of the greatest cabaret shows cannot satisfy the public and have a longer run due to the performers Broadway commitments. if Mandy can fit in some more shows, do not miss them…. she raises the roof, the floor, and the bar with this side trip from the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Eric Michael Gillett once again displays his expertise in supervising a super talent’s cabaret show and musical director Brian J. Nash was superb in his enthusiastic conducting of the band from his piano bench. Brian also happens to be a first rate singer and the back up vocals were exceptional. I went from the cold, to the heat, and then got those chilling goose bumps from Mandy’s rendition of “As If We Never Said Goodbye” from Sunset Boulevard.
Mandy, on the heels of starring in the Tony Award-winning hit musical Hamilton as Angelica Schuyler, returned to Broadway’s Supper Club with this encore performance of her unforgettable solo concert. Star of Broadway, television, and film, Mandy is best known for her portrayal of Nina Rosario in In the Heights, for which she received a Drama Desk Award after originating the role Off-Broadway at 37 Arts. Mandy won an OBIE Award in the Off-Broadway production of Eli’s Comin’, subsequently appearing on Broadway in Tim Rice and Elton John’s Aida, Dance of the Vampires, Lennon, and as Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway. On screen, Mandy is known for her recent recurring role on ABC’s Quantico, as well as on the CBS hit Madam Secretary.
(For another article by Stephen & complete photos of Mandy’s show press the link to BroadwayWorld.com)
(Complete photos of Mandy’s show at BroadwayWorld.com)