FOLSOM — Stacy Sullivan’s “A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee,” is a journey through the musical legacy of Peggy Lee, beginning with her rise from a tragic childhood on the plains of North Dakota to becoming one of the first and most successful female singer/songwriters in history.
The classic songs, intricate rhythms, and exquisite arrangements that defined her career are elegantly portrayed in this loving homage, created with seasoned jazz master Jon Weber, and presented in the intimacy of Three Stages’ Stage Two, the City Studio Theater.
Stacy Sullivan’s tribute to Miss Lee–whose remarkable career spanned over six decades, influencing jazz and popular-music culture worldwide “captures that rare combination of vulnerability and worldliness” (Clive Davis, London Times). “Stacy Sullivan embraces a room and reveals herself with a sincerity every other singer could learn from…a beautiful, melodic voice, warm phrasing. A refreshing treat, unblemished and tender” (Backstage).
Sullivan, winner of the 2008 Backstage Bistro Award for Outstanding Vocalist and 2002 MAC Award for Outstanding Female New York Debut from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs has played Cabaret Rooms across the country, from “Jazz at Lincoln Center” and the legendary “Oak Room at the Algonquin” in New York to the Ford Theatre and famed “Feinstein’s at the Cinegrill” in Hollywood. She has recorded five albums for the LML Music label, including her latest, “It’s a Good Day,” featuring Jon Weber, Steve Doyle, and Bucky Pizzarelli. Sullivan’s fourth CD, “It’s a Small Town,” was nominated for the 2009 MAC Award for album of the year.
Her theatrical performances include “Look Back in Anger” at the Rose Theatre in Venice, Christine in the Los Angeles premiere of “Phantom of the Opera,” Rosabud in the West Coast Premiere of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” with Karen Morrow and George Rose, and Toby Bluth’s “Babes in Toyland” with Robert Morse at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Live performances include eight Cabaret Conventions in New York and San Francisco, the Pasadena Pops Orchestra with John Raitt, and Knoxville Symphony with KT Sullivan. In May, she made her debut at the 92nd Street Y in their “Lyrics and Lyricists” Series with Andrea Marcovicci.
The seventh of eight children, Sullivan grew up performing family concerts in Oklahoma with her gifted siblings and mother, Elizabeth Sullivan. Graduating cum laude with her degree in Music from Tulsa University, Stacy was fortunate to study with famed voice teacher Laven Sowell, becoming the soprano soloist in Hayden’s “Teresa Mass” and the Mozart “Requiem,” among others. While her film and television credits consist mostly of small movies, soap operas, guest spots and commercials, Stacy was thrilled to create the role of Sissel Jorgensen on the award-winning television series “Christy” with Tyne Daly and Kellie Martin.
Stacy Sullivan: A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee will perform at Three Stages at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 5; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6; and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7. Tickets are $29 to $39. They may be purchased online at threestages.net or from Three Stages ticket office at (916) 608-6888 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. Three Stages is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, facing East Bidwell Street.