Saturday, August 9 at 7 pm and 9 pm Fire and Ice Lynn Kearney with Wells Hanley at the piano
Singer and actress Lynn Kearney has appeared on Broadway, replacing Sandy Faison as Grace Farrell in the original production of Annie, and on television in All My Children and Edge of Night. She is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and received a Pastry degree from the Culinary Institute of America. Lynn has studied acting with Olympia Dukakis, Alice Spivak and Lloyd Richards, and continues to study acting with Eric Michael Gillett and voice with Michael Warren. From 1995 through 2010 Lynn worked at the television Food Network as first an intern in the kitchen, as one of the first editors of foodnetwork.com, as a production assistant and finally in the culinary production department where she wore many hats ending as the Manager of Culinary Editorial. She started her cabaret career working at Jan Wallman's restaurant and then for Sidney Myer at Panache Encore and then Don't Tell Mama, where she still appears regularly. Lynn lives in New York City and in Catskill, New York.
Wells Hanley is an Adjunct Instructor of Jazz at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he teaches Jazz Piano, Jazz Piano for the Non-Keyboard Player, and Small Jazz Ensemble. He holds a Bachelor of Music in classical piano from James Madison University and a Master of Music in jazz piano from The Manhattan School of Music. He has studied jazz piano with Bob Hallahan, Garry Dial, and Fred Hersch and has performed with David Liebman, Chris Potter, Stanley Jordan, Wynton Marsalis, Dick Oatts, Bill Watrous, John D'earth, Tim Reynolds, and Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead. He has appeared at the Spoleto Music Festival in Italy as well as The North Sea and Montreux Jazz Festivals. A jazz pianist with deep roots in both its historical traditions and its newer paths, Hanley is also a collaborator at the keyboard with vocalists in the Broadway and cabaret stylesso sought after in New York City that he performs there several days a month. His classical expression is honed sufficiently that he can and does accompany classical vocalists for their arias at a major music festival. He also writes and sings rock, plus plays some drums and guitar as well.
Bridge Street Theatre Speakeasy (View)
44 W. Bridge Street
Catskill, NY 12414