Arnaldo! has thrilled audiences from Seattle and New York to Puerto Vallarta and Manila. He has received NY's Bistro Award 2008, Manila's Gawad Musika Award 2014, and Filipino Community of Seattle's Lifetime Achievement Award in Arts & Culture 2016. Arnaldo! is the founder of Pacific Northwest Cabaret Association and the executive producer and director of Seattle Cabaret Festival, formerly known as March Is Cabaret Month. www.dragchanteuse.com
Writer-performer Angie Louise is a member of Actors’ Equity with a long list of principal credits (The 5th Avenue Theatre, Village, SCT, regional tour); a past winner of the Academy of American Poets Prize; screenwriter, actor, and songwriter for two award-winning feature films; and the longtime frontwoman and songwriter for Weimar Berlin-inspired rock band The Love Markets. Record releases with The Love Markets include BEAUTY FACTORY and WORLD OF YOUR DREAMS (“Irresistible… Intoxicating” – Seattle Magazine); a third record, SHIP OF LIGHT, is due out later this year. “Louise is a singer, actress and songwriter with fearsome chops.” – City Arts Magazine. www.angielouise.com
Art is very happy to be able to bring his 'crooner' sensibility back to this year's Seattle Cabaret Festival after last year's first exhilarating plunge into the 'Cabaret' experience. Art is a member of Actor’s Equity, having performed in many musicals and plays throughout Seattle and regionally over thirty years of calling Seattle home.
Known as Minnesota's Hot Dish, Bobbi Jo Blessings brings the Midwest charm in full force. She has been captivating audiences for almost ten years with her penchant for live singing, bad choreography, and bold floral prints. Derek Eisel is a farmer and musician on Lopez Island. He plays a one-man show of songs and poems/storytelling broken into short sets where the audience can guess the theme to win a dozen eggs from Watmough Bay Farm, the farm he shares with his husband. You can find Derek’s book, WHAT KIND OF MAN, at the Lopez Book Shop and at Elliott Bay Books in Seattle. http://derekeiselmusic.com
Photo and bio coming soon. www.bobbikotula.com
Bodacious Ladyhood is an award-winning a cappella trio who have been singing together for 21 years. In that time, they have performed in clubs, and on stages and at wineries all over Washington State, as well as on national radio. They are excited to be part of Seattle Cabaret Festival in their sixth appearance! They have been described as “vibrant-voiced” and “a must-see” who give “show-stopping entertainment.” Bodacious Ladyhood is three parts harmony, one part comedy, and a whole lot of fun. http://bodaciousladyhood.com
You may have seen Faye B as a featured singer/actor here in Seattle over the years and at Seattle Cabaret Festival for the last four. She is well known for her radio and stage performances, as well as her iconic portrayals of Fanny Brice and Edith Piaf. Faye has premiered original music across the nation and written and performed popular, nationally aired radio mysteries produced here in Seattle.
Bio coming soon.
Heather hails from the Great White North (Toronto area), but has lived in Seattle since 1997. She’s been an artist and singer literally her whole life, and went to college for each discipline. She maintains a painting studio, performs in jazz venues, cabarets, theatre, and has sung with the Dickens Carolers since 2005. She also teaches private voice lessons, does some film acting and voiceover, and has recently released her first solo album! www.heatherwardstudios.com
Photo and bio coming soon. www.jeannettedarmand.com
Jhasmine Rabara is a vocalist in the Seattle area who is passionate about the classic jazz standards. She has headlined concerts for many Filipino artists, including Arnel Pineda, Bamboo, Marcelito Pomoy, and Ice (formerly Aiza Seguerra). Although an old soul, she also dabbles in other genres and enjoys singing Broadway songs. You can watch her performances on YouTube, Instagram, and a jazz gig near you.
Joan Houston was immersed in music growing up in the Seward Park neighborhood of Seattle. She is Whitney Houston’s first cousin, although she didn’t know her well. Joan’s family always had music and musicians around. Joan was a KING 5 TV reporter, then the Development Director of the United Negro College Fund. She retired to Mexico in 2010. Bob Bruneau was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and started playing piano in church. He went on to get his music education degree at Portland State, and after four years in the Air Force Band of the Pacific Northwest, he formed the Seattle-based band A New Day with a fellow airman. A past member of Seattle Men’s Chorus and frequent musical director for Arnaldo!, Bob retired to Puerto Vallarta in 2004.
Ms. Klein has performed in most of the theatres of Seattle. Since 1978, she has performed in Portland, Coeur d'Alene, Los Angeles; many cities on tour in America, including in Alaska; as a young performer in Scotland, Paris, New York, and Canada; and now as an elder statesgal in cabaret and jazz venues. www.joannekleindiva.com
John Allman has performed his own songs in venues such as the Village Gate in New York City, the Calico Café in Santa Fe, and Redmond Pride in 2023. As a composer/lyricist and librettist, John’s original stage works have been seen in Seattle, Santa Fe and New York City. John recently produced a staged reading of a new original musical, THE MIRACLE OF THE SALT. He collaborated on a staged reading of the new musical FUR PAJAMAS, presented by Seattle Playwrights Salon, and also presented his own mini-musical adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s HOUSE OF USHER.
Judy Ann Moulton, a member of Actors’ Equity and Pacific Northwest Cabaret Association, has been performing on Pacific Northwest stages for over three decades, including the 5th Avenue, Village Theatre, Bellevue Civic, and Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre. Favorite roles: Princess Puffer in …EDWIN DROOD, Old Lady in …CANDIDE, Annie Oakley in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, Narrator in …DREAMCOAT, and the title role in MAME. Her concert “Judy Sings Judy”, an evening of Garland classics, was awarded BroadwayWorld.com’s Critic’s Choice Award for Best Theatrical Event for 2010. It’s nice to be back at Egan’s!
Julie has been performing cabaret since 1980, in Seattle and Paris. The daughter of a Sicilian butcher and a cool blonde Norwegian beauty, Julie grew up in Seattle's multi-ethnic Ballard neighborhood and attended Western Washington University. "There was music playing constantly in our home. My parents loved all the great singers on their stereo — Frank Sinatra, Jerry Vale, Dinah Washington, Mel Torme, Tom Jones. It was bombarded into my psyche. I didn't have any choice and I loved it." Julie originally intended to have a career as a teacher, but the call of the stage proved too strong. www.juliesings.com
With a career spanning three decades, Kim Maguire has made her mark in roles as a performer, educator, director, and producer. A 2017 Seattle/Kobe Female Jazz Vocalist finalist, Kim is a mainstay in the Seattle vocal jazz scene. Her signature style draws inspiration from the timeless swing era of the 1940s and '50s, known for its rhythmic depth and beautifully crafted torch songs. Described as a "stunning singer" with an authentic and joyful presence, Kim's style is characterized by her theatrical presence, technical skill, and a silky-smooth vocal texture. Kim is an advocate for the promotion and preservation of The American Songbook repertoire and a mentor to many young musicians. www.kimmaguirejazz.com
Award-winning cabaret-influenced jazz singer Linda Kosut easily sings a repertoire from the Great American Songbook to pop to folk. With a warm voice, enchanting and engaging style, and storytelling skills, she is a most enjoyable entertainer. www.lindakosut.com
The Love Markets make modern songs of love and revolution, drawing their inspiration from the artists of Weimar Berlin. With deep roots in Seattle’s arts scene since 2009, the band has graced and disgraced city stages from ACT Theatre and Seattle Art Museum to The Triple Door and Can Can, performed on TV and radio, and released two critically acclaimed records, WORLD OF YOUR DREAMS and BEAUTY FACTORY. Their third release, SHIP OF LIGHT, is due out later this year. “Irresistible… Intoxicating… A deliciously dark carnival.” – Seattle Magazine. “Ruffle-clad ruffians… Uber-belter vocals... Fearsome chops.” – City Arts. www.thelovemarkets.com
New City Theatre's Late Nite Club was the birthplace of Mark Finley's character "Everybody's Favorite Drag Queen" which over time affectionately became known as "Mom" - who's been entertaining Seattle area audiences for over 30 years. Finley thought his recent SCF 2023 shows were to be his last. But never one to give up - especially when there's a show to be done - Mark has created an entirely new act for his dear "Mom".
Guilty of perpetrating thirty-plus years of Seattle theatre, Mark’s music-directing credits include: “110 in the Shade” for Reboot Theatre & Seattle Public Theatre; “Wizard of Oz”, “Goodnight Moon”, and many others for Seattle Children's Theatre; twenty-some shows for Showtunes Theatre Company (including “Falsettos”, “Nine”, and “Singin’ In The Rain” in concert in Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya); “Oh, Coward!” - Seattle Repertory Theatre; “Goblin Market” - ACT Theatre; and lots-&-lotsa cabarets at the late lamented Thumpers, including his solo show “Dragons & Princes & Castles, Oh My!”
Matt Dela Cruz is a Filipino-American performance artist and educator from Seattle. He is a graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School in NYC and a UW Drama Alumnus, and recently completed his Masters in Teaching degree at SPU. Performance-wise, he recently got to play Tom Collins in Renton Civic Theatre’s Production of RENT and Bosley in the PNW premiere production of BLOODLETTING, which was produced by Pork Filled Productions. He also produced and performed in his own cabarets featuring the music of Britney Spears, Whitney Houston and Celine Dion. www.mattdelacruz.com
Matthew is an actor, singer, and founder of the groundbreaking vocal group The Bobs. www.matthewstull.com
Roger Schmelzer leans into the American Songbook to deliver an upbeat message of hope and kindness. Directed by the legendary Marilyn Maye, he brings fresh interpretations of timeless standards to create a warm and intimate evening. His critically acclaimed NYC solo debut in 2017 at the Metropolitan Room led to an appearance at Carnegie Hall, performances across the U.S., and a 2022 BroadwayWorld nomination for Best Cabaret /Solo Performance. Roger’s CD "About Now" was described by public radio as "Chock-full of the sorts of clever lyrics and lush arrangements that characterize songs for intimate settings from the last century to today." He celebrates his return to Seattle Cabaret Festival.
Sugartime Trio is a dynamic Seattle-based female jazz/pop ensemble known for their tight three-part harmony hot swing and plush ballads. With a repertoire spanning from the 1930s to contemporary hits, the powerhouse trio of Caitlin Frances, Kim Maguire, and Meg McLynn showcase a unique vocal blend complemented by charismatic and polished delivery. Their repertoire features vintage hits from The Andrews Sisters and The McGuire Sisters as well as tunes with a contemporary feel, from “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” to All About That Bass”. Sugartime is backed by Seattle legend Randy Halberstadt on keys, Phil Demaree on bass, and Chris Monroe on drums. If you love hot swing, you’ll love Sugartime!