December 31 6:00 pm
CARY HOFFMAN finally achieved his dream with his autobiographical one-man hit musical, My Sinatra, about his Sinatra obsession, which ran Off-Broadway for two years. Hoffman has performed the music of Frank Sinatra for the past fifteen years in over 80 performing arts centers and 20 major symphonies around the world, including a performance for the President of Singapore and the President of Mexico. He is acknowledged as America’s premier Sinatra interpreter (“Dead On…” – The New York Times, “Mesmerizing!” – Los Angeles Times, “The Best Sinatra Singer ever!” – Jackie Mason). His compelling blend of vocal performance, along with his true stories from a lonely teen singing along to Sinatra in his bedroom, to performing with some of the best symphonies, make it unlike any other Sinatra tribute show. This led to a National PBS television special which has aired in over 80 cities around the country and was viewed by more than a million people (his is the only Sinatra television special starring somebody other than Frank Sinatra himself).
“People may come because they want to hear the music of Frank Sinatra but they leave loving Cary Hoffman! My Sinatra is a unique combination of heartfelt and funny, and the arresting life of Hoffman is juxtaposed with relatively unknown facts about Sinatra and the songs to which several generations fell in love.” – HuffPost
Tex Arnold, pianist/music director, was the music director for the legendary Margaret Whiting for many years. He has accompanied Broadway stars Melissa Errico at the Cafe Carlyle in NYC, and Barbara Cook in concerts throughout the country, including performances at the LA Music Center and Carnegie Hall. As a composer, Arnold recently won an ASCAP Plus Award for the third consecutive year. For a number of summers, he has been an instructor for the Cabaret Conference held at Yale University.