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My View: Jamie deRoy Fills Birdland With Her friends

My View: Jamie deRoy Fills Birdland With Her friends

Jamie deRoy’s “Jews Don’t Camp”…except when they hike to see her Holiday Show at Birdland.  Although there wasn’t any “seltzer in the brook, at Jim Caruso’s Broadway at Birdland Series there sure was a lot of wine on the tables in the world famous night club as Jamie deRoy hosted the latest installment of the Jamie deRoy & friends variety show titled ’Tis the Season.  The silver haired entertainer and Broadway producer has lots of talented, famous friends, and she brought a sleigh full of them to gift their phenomenal voices and humor to the celebrity filled crowd at Birdland.  Stephen Carlile (The Lion King), Sophia Anne Caruso (Lazarus Blackbird), Judy Gold (Stephen Colbert, I’m Dying Up Here), Melissa Manchester (Grammy Award Winner), Sally Anne Triplett (The Last Ship, Carrie),  Sidney Myer Everyones favorite), and Jamie, gave the most wonderful Hanukah/Christmas present an audience  can have……..90 minutes of exciting entertainment. Ron Abel was musical director with Tom Hubbard on bass, and Barry Kleinbort directed. 

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Melissa Manchester & Jamie deRoy

Jamie deRoy, Sophia Anne Caruso, Melissa Manchester, Sally Ann Triplett, Ron Abel, Stephen Carlile, Tom Hubbard, Sidney Myer

Stephen Sorokoff & Melissa Manchester



Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on, and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is thrilled to be the cabaret/ music and co-theatre editor. email:

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