Six time MAC Award Winner and Broadway veteran Eric Michael Gillett returns to live performance for the first time since New York City closed its doors more than a year ago. Like everyone else, he went through the five stages of Pandemic Panic: Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, Pasta Machine, Ice Cream Machine, Bread Maker and, finally, cabaret…Because what else would make sense? But, as we all Jump/Cut from that dismal day in March 2020 to a slightly more hopeful spring in 2021, he has questions, life-changing questions. And he’s going to sing about them! Join Eric Michael and his intrepid musical director Mike Pettry as they explore the strange new landscape of our current times, and find ways, sometimes touching and sometimes hilarious, to turn it upside down. This is a one-time only event and one you won’t want to miss.
“Eric Michael Gillett hopped up on the stage and once again astounded 100+ sophisticated arts aficionados with his incomparable talent, craft and humanity. The depth and breadth of both his music and his revelations felled me with my first ever loss for words…You don’t want to miss this former circus Ringmaster turned cabaret Meistersinger reflect on life and art. Eric Michael Gillett is approaching his peak and well worth coming back to see and hear again and again.” Myra Chanin Theater Pizzazz
“There's a certain ring to a true Broadway caliber voice, and even if most modern theater requires less of one's vocal cords, it's clear that Gillett harkens back to an era that brought in the likes of Adam Pascal and Idina Menzel. Gillett also had innumerable smiles for his guests, and he was funny enough to deserve a gig as a stand up comic on any night in New York.” Chris Struck BWW
“There is no disputing Gillett’s talent and longstanding pedigree within the Broadway and Cabaret industries. A veteran of several Broadway shows and an esteemed voice teacher and performance coach, Gillett has earned his stripes. And, at an age when many performers are considering retirement, Gillett’s voice and charisma have never been stronger.” David Sabella Bistro Awards
“The verb “sings” is really inadequate to evoke the acute empathy with which Eric Michael Gillett transformed theater songs into lived experience. Not only do you see the world through the characters’ eyes, but you also feel it through their nervous systems via Mr. Gillett’s theatrical shamanism.” Stephen Holden, NY Times
THREE TICKET TYPES
1. General Admission: Best seats in the house
2. VIP Meet & Greet: Join other VIPs and chat with the performing artist at end of the show in a breakout room
3. Backstage Pass: Includes Meet & Greet and additional time after in performing artist’s backstage
YOU WILL RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK IN THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL AFTER YOU PURCHASE YOUR TICKET.
TIME OF SHOW:
London 12 am+1
N.Y.C. 7 pm
Chicago 6 pm
Denver 5 pm
L.A. 4 pm
GET INTO THE ACT AND HAVE EVEN MORE FUN:
This exciting and unique performance will allow you, the audience, to participate by affecting the performance with your appearance and reactions. The virtual nightclub experience will be as powerful in your mind as an action-packed movie or a well-written novel with entertainment value. With our high-quality production, you will be transported to a nightclub experience. We want you to take part in this exciting, new platform and participate and 'get into character' as a good audience should. Let us show you how.
Go to https://metropolitanzoom.com/audience to learn more about good audience-ship, please watch the instructions on:
Accessing the show at showtime
Rules of conduct
Suggestions to get into the act and optimize your experience
Snack and drink suggestions
Sound and lighting on your end
Full video recording disclaimer
Go to https://metropolitanzoom.com/audience to learn more about getting into the act.
VIRTUAL DOORS OPEN 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE SHOW: PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY. WE HAVE PRE-SHOW ENTERTAINMENT AND A RECEPTIONIST WAITING TO GREET YOU.
*** VIP AND BACKSTAGE PASS HOLDERS
Please wait until after the end of the show to be brought into the VIP room. You will be asked if you want to join it and you must click on YES to access the VIP Room. Once you’ve entered, please UNMUTE your microphone so you can interact with the performing artists. It is very important that when you sign into Zoom, that you make sure your name is correct on the Zoom screen. Sometimes, people enter the zoom room as "Joe's iPhone" or "Jane's Ipad." We will not be able to separate you from the crowd unless your name is correct and we can identify you. To update your name on the screen, mouse over your name on the participant list and Click to RENAME yourself correctly. We cannot be held responsible if you were left out of the VIP Meet & Greet if it's not clear to us who you are. Thank you for your assistance in advance.