Karen Akers is one of America's more arresting and successful concert and cabaret stars. She is the recipient of the 2005 NY Nightlife Award for "Outstanding Female Cabaret Vocalist in a Major Engagement and the 2009 “Legends Award”. Ms. Akers has appeared in many prestigious venues worldwide, including Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and New York's premiere nightspots such as Café Carlyle, Rainbow & Stars, and The Oak Room at The Algonquin Hotel. She has taken her music to the south of France, London's Pizza-on-the-Park, to Russia and to Barcelona's Opera House.
Her concert and cabaret performances are just a part of Ms. Akers multi-faceted career, which encompasses theater, television, film and recordings. She appeared at The Martin Beck Theatre on Broadway as one of the original stars of the Tony Award-winning musical Grand Hotel directed by Tommy Tune and made her debut on The Great White Way in the original production of Nine (also directed by Mr. Tune) for which she won a Theatre World Award, as well as a Tony Award nomination.
Her film roles include the femme fatale in Mike Nichol's Heartburn opposite Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep, Woody Allen's The Purple Rose of Cairo, and Vibes.
Ms. Akers CD's include "If We Only Have Love," "Feels Like Home" "Live at Rainbow & Stars," "Under Paris Skies," "Just Imagine," "Unchained Melodies," "In a Very Unusual Way," "Presenting Karen Akers," “Like It Was,” and, "Simply Styne"
"Perfection! Her voice has never been more lusterous or full-bodied nor her expressive wingspan so wide." —The New York Times
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