Performances & Projects

Don’t Scream Till You Gotta Reason
A New Comedy by Andy Monroe
Presented by the Bad Seeds

September – October

Where Angels Fear to Tread
A new Musical (workshop production)

September 7, thru October 1 @ the Player’s theater
115 Macdougal St, New York, NY
Thursday/Friday/Saturday- shows at 7 PM
Saturday/Sunday- matinees at 3 PM
Purchase tickets here: schedule subject to change

see Stagebuddy review

June 3
March for Truth
Foley Square, NYC
9:00 – noon

for details click here

June 27
Jam for Joe
benefit @ Pangea

Tuesday, June 27
“A Jam for Joe” is an evening of cabaret curated by Barbara Maier Gustern, voice teacher and director to many Downtown luminaries, in honor of her husband singer/ actor Joe Gustern who passed away April 28th. The evening will benefit Spring Farm CARES, an animal sanctuary dedicated to rescuing animals and caring for them. As such, the tickets are tax deductible. Among the participants are Pangea regulars, Tammy Faye Starlite (hosting), Susanne Mack, Nancy Magarill, Austin Pendleton and Barbara BLEIER, Jenny Lee Mitchell and Sanda Weigl. From the Broadway community, Kimalee Bryant ( Phantom of the Opera, Christine) Pamela Winslow (Into the Woods, Rapunzel, Beauty and the Beast, and Meet Me in St. Louis). Latin music sensation Sofia Rei, opera and music theatre friends Bess Morrison, Carol Scarimbas, Hector Ubarry, Jill Cohen and grandson AJ Gustern.
Pangea Restaurant and Bar / 178 2nd Ave, NYC, 10003 / 212-995-0900
COST: $20 online ($25 at the door, cash only) + $20 food/beverage minimum

Spring 2017

March 4, 5
The Queen’s Dilemma
American Theater of Actors
214 W. 54th Street

March 4,5.6,7 2017
The Winter’s Tale
composer, NYU


Saturday, October 22
Scenes and Songs from Fannie Lou
Ida K. Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College.
Three performances, at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., followed by panel discussion focusing on the history and current state of voting rights. I’ve been cast as “Mrs. Richards” and will perform excerpts from the musical “Fannie Lou” to be presented at Hunter College.

More details TBA soon.


Monday, June 13
7:30 PM
Nancy Magarill with Daniel Mintseris on piano @ Pangea
178 Second Avenue (11th and 2nd avenue), NYC
$20 cover / $20 food & drink min
Dinner/cocktail service one hour before showtime
Tickets can be purchased here


Pangea presents Nancy Magarill
Thursday, April 14 | 7:30 PM
with Daniel Mintseris on piano & special guest Bob Scheffler
178 Second Avenue (11th and 2nd avenue), NYC
$20 cover / $20 food & drink min
Dinner/cocktail service one hour before showtime
Tickets can be purchased here


Wednesday, January 20th and Wednesday, January 27th
7:30 PM
“I Am”; a cabaret
@ Pangea
11th and 2nd avenue, NYC
$20 cover
with Daniel Mintseris on piano

Purchase Tickets Here


December 2015

Friday, December 18th
7:30 PM
“Holidaze”; a mix of holiday songs, covers and originals by Nancy Magarill & Andy Monroe, topped off with special guest appearance by Peter Michael Marino.
@ Pangea
11th and 2nd avenue, NYC
$15 cover/$20 food/drink minimum
Purchase Tickets here

November 2015

Monday, November 16th
7:30 PM
“I Am”; a cabaret
@ Pangea
11th and 2nd avenue, NYC
$20 cover
with Andy Monroe on piano
Purchase Tickets here

May 2015

Saturday, May 9th
9:30-11:30 PM
Live Interview
Natchie Night Fly Radio

March 2015

My Technology
@ 3 Legged Dog, NYC
March 24-30

October 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Private Event

March/April 2014

March 24th & April 28th 9:30 PM

Joe’s Pub

Benefit: TRANSformative

TRANS Formative is an evening of song by Downtown’s most illustrious performers honoring their beloved vocal coach Barbara Maier Gustern. Performers include:

March 24: Justin Vivian Bond, Michael Cavadias, Eisa Davis, Earl Dax, Angela Di Carlo, Miguel Gutierrez, Nicholas Gorham, Soozee Hwang and the Relastics, Mai Hisaishi, Our Lady J, Carol Lipnik, Heather Litteer, Amber Martin, Nancy Magarill, Carlos Ponton, Lady Rizo, Viva Ruez, Chris Rael, Tammy Faye Starlite, Sofia Tosello, Roseanna Vitro, Natti Vogel, Sanda Weigl, Geo Wyeth, and Pinky Weitzman with Waving Not Drowning

April 28: Penny Arcade, Louisa Bradshaw, Seth Bedford, Machine Dazzle Flower, Miss Guy, Heather Greene, Kathleen Hanna and the Julie Ruin, Benjamin Ickes, John Kelly, Taylor Mac, Julie Atlas Muz, Sofia Rei, Rob Roth, David Sloane, Esq., Vlada Tomova & her Bulgarian trio.
January 2013

January 25th, 8 – 10 PM


The 9 Songwriter Series

90 W. Houston Street New York NY

December 2012

Wednesday, December 19th; 8 – 10 PM

The Living Room, NY

154 Ludlow Street

A benefit for Natasha (see here for details)

I will be performing with a host of wonderful performers

August 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The 9 Songwriter Series

@ the Metro Gallery

1700 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Tickets $10.00

“Founded in 2008 by singer/songwriter Justin Trawick, “The 9 Songwriter Series” is a touring live music event based in Washington, DC. The show was created with the idea of nine artists getting together and combining their talents in order to play in nicer clubs and to larger amounts of people. Each installment features nine solo singer/songwriters performing in rotation and often sitting in with each other, providing audiences with a rich, intimate, varied listening experience. Where else can you hear almost 30 songs from nine different artists for only $10? To date, over 60 different artists have participated in “The 9”, at events in DC, Arlington, Bethesda, Baltimore, Annapolis, New York City, Richmond, Charlottesville, Charlotte, and Philadelphia. Follow and Like “The 9” on Facebook and twitter “.

May 2012

May 4th, First Friday Live

Rocketeria outdoor concert


18120 Hillcrest Avenue, Olney, MD 20832

April 2012


March 2012

Under the Covers

Local artists covering their favorite local artists

with Jonathan Spottiswoode, Alan Merrill, Sarah Legal-Lazar & Andy Monroe

Monday, March 26 7 PM

the Living Room

154 Ludlow Street


Solo Gig @ Felicia’s Atomic Lounge

March 4th, 7 – 9 PM

Felicia’s Atomic Lounge

508 West State Street

Ithaca, NY 14850

607.273.2219 /

February 2012

Under the Covers, a new monthly series launches!!!

Local artists covering their favorite local artists

Hosted by me & Carol Lipnik

February 27th, 7 PM@ The Living Room, NYC; w

/special guests Nadia Ackerman, Joy Askew, Matt Berger & Lee Feldman

this will be held the last Monday of every month @ the Living Room

January 2012

Official Record Release:

Monday, January 16, 8 PM

The Living Room

154 Ludlow Street, NYC


w/ Thad DeBrock, Yuval Lion & Christopher Kuffner

December 2011

Bond Xmas Benefit

Thursday, December 15 – @ the Living Room

a benefit for Nathan and Elisa Bond; hosted by Nadia Ackerman

NYU – Tisch School of the Arts

September 2011

Araby at the Fringe Festival,
Encore Series

Sat 9/17 @5PM: Tickets

Sun 9/18 @7PM: Tickets

Sun 9/25 @8:30PM: Tickets

Join Us to hear the songs for which Chris received the FringeNYC 2011 award for music composition!

August 2011Araby at the Fringe Festival,
@ the Annex @ La mama

Written and conceived by Chris Rael / Director – Awoye Timpo

74A East 4th Street
(btw Bowery & 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10003

Showtimes are:

Sat Aug 13, 2:30-4

Wed Aug 17, 6:15-7:45

Fri Aug 19, 2-3:30

Sat Aug 20, 7:30-9

Sun Aug 21, 12-1:30

July 14-16 -Twelfth Night, or, What You Will – Times TBA, Lake George: I have composed the music for this production

June 24th – 25th – Twelfth Night, or, What You Will – 6-8PM, riverside Park @ 72nd Street, NYC: I have composed the music for this production

May 24thRockwood Musical Hall – 7 PM

Free Show with Daniel Mintseris; keys/toys, Thad DeBrock; gtr/bass, Yuval Lion; drums


June 2014
Mankynde: Musical by Nancy Magarill and Julie Crosby; reading at the Women’s Project, NYC

Spring 2014

Poetry Project, NYU

November 2013

Richard II, NYU

May 2013

The Poetry Project, NYU

March 2013

Richard III

NYU, Studio III

November 2012

King John

NYU, Studio III

October 2012

Measure for Measure

Abe Burrows Theatre

721 Broadway

New York, NY 10003

Directed by Daniel Spector