KT Sullivan, whose birth name is Kathleen, will be performing a concert of songs by, for, or about the Irish and Irish-Americans. Her show “I’ll Take You Home Again, Kathleen,”will include, beside the title song, such favorites as “Come Back To Erin,” “The Kerry Dances,” “Four Green Fields,” “A Nation Once Again,” “The Mountains of Mourne,” and “Kathleen Mavourneen.” She’ll also be debuting some Yeats poems that have recently been set to music by her mother, composer Elizabeth Sullivan. The performance will be followed by a wine and cheese reception.
KT was named artistic director of The Mabel Mercer Foundation in 2012, the presenters of the annual Cabaret Convention. She starred in the Broadway revival of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and headlined for almost two decades in The Oak Room at The Algonquin Hotel. One of the shows she created there, Rhyme, Women and Song was presented this season in a one hour presentation on PBS’ WNET 12. Besides regular appearances in such New York venues as The Laurie Beechman Theatre and 54 Below, she stars annually at The Crazy Cogs in London, and has been showcased at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The Spoleto Festival, The Chichester Festival, La Nouvelle Eve in Paris, and the Adelaide Festival in Australia. She was the star vocalist of two tours of China with The Manhattan Symphonie, and was twice named one of The Top 100 Irish Americans by Irish America Magazine. She is happily married to Steve Downey, president of the New York Browning Society.
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