INTRODUCES HER NEW SHOW “COME SUMMER”
AT THE OAK ROOM OF THE ALGONQUIN HOTEL
JUNE 17 – 28
NEW CD “ON A CAROUSEL” OUT JUNE 3
SHEERA BEN-DAVID, the acclaimed vocalist called “a fully developed dramatic singer who delivers the goods on several counts” by The New York Times, will return to the Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel with an exclusive engagement from June 17 – 28. Her new show “Come Summer,” welcomes the warm weather with standards by Cole Porter (“Too Darn Hot”) and Antonio Carlos Jobim (“The Waters Of March”); theater classics by Jerry Herman (“Ribbons Down My Back”) and Leonard Bernstein (“Something’s Coming”); and compositions by newer writers like John Bucchino (“This Moment”), Jason Robert Brown (“A Summer In Ohio”) and Tom Kitt (“I Miss The Mountains”).
The show features musical direction by her brother
Adam Ben-David, current Musical Director of Jersey Boys on Broadway, and direction by Eric Michael Gillett. All performances are at the Oak Room (59 West 44th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues). Please call (212) 419-9331 for reservations. In addition, her new CD “On A Carousel” – featuring live performances recorded over the last few years – will be released on June 3. The recording features songs by Jacques Brel (“Carousel”), George Gershwin (“It Ain’t Necessarily So”) and Stephen Sondheim (“Send In The Clowns”). Sheera will celebrate the release of the album with a free in-store performance and CD signing at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, June 4 at Barnes & Noble Lincoln Center (1972 Broadway at 66th Street).
SHEERA BEN-DAVID, first came to prominence in the Algonquin Hotel’s “Young Artists Competition,” but has carved out a niche for herself as one of New York’s most expressive and distinctive vocalists. In 2006, Sheera received critical acclaim for her debut engagement at the Algonquin’s Oak Room. As a result, she was awarded the Ira Eaker Award for Special Achievement at the Back Stage Bistro Awards in 2007. Later this summer, Sheera will debut at The Royal Room in Palm Beach’s Colony Hotel on July 18-19 and 25-26.
Sheera was raised in a musical family: her mother was a contralto soloist at the New York Metropolitan Opera for 24 years and her father was the first person to receive a Doctorate in Voice from The Juilliard School. Sheera began singing at an early age and had her brother, Adam Ben-David, accompany her on the piano throughout her childhood. Studying piano and composition, he followed in his parent’s footsteps at Juilliard.
A graduate of the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Sheera studied Musical Theatre and Acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory. In 1993, she performed a selection of Gershwin songs at The Caramoor Festival called “A Gershwin Morning”; a solo concert at Merkin Hall; and engagements around Manhattan, such as the Triad and the Metropolitan Room. She performed selections from her 2001 debut album – Sheera Ben-David Sings Jacques Brel – to a sold out crowd at the Music Village in Belgium at Brel’s home city of Brussels.