Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael

Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
BandPopAdult Contemporary

"2 Singers, 1 Sound." Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael are "One of the most compelling duos in cabaret today!", according to the Chicago Tribune. Their creative arrangements and clever twists on pop, jazz, Broadway, and American classics make them one of the most in-demand cabaret duos today!

Biography

One of cabaret’s most in-demand duos, Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael offer a unique blend of whimsy, nostalgia and unquestionable talent that translates into pure entertainment. Their imaginative musical twists on jazz favorites, standards, contemporary pop, Broadway show tunes and film gems, have won them audience and critical acclaim across the country and around the globe.

Hailed by Cabaret Scenes Magazine as one of the “Top Ten Cabaret Acts,” Menzie & Michael have appeared on some of the country’s most prestigious stages, including New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Their recording efforts have been praised by Billboard Magazine, BackStage, Show Business Weekly and Playbill and their latest CD, “Better Two-gether,” has been hailed by critics as “magic,” “sensational,” and “…the year’s best recording.”

In what they call a “musical marriage,” Menzie & Michael delight audiences with their rare chemistry, inventive arrangements and genuine love for music and for one another.

Menzie’s rich voice and expert piano stylings sizzle on everything from sassy swing to smoky torch songs. A three-time winner of After Dark Chicago’s “Outstanding Cabaret Artist” award, Menzie is a diva-in-demand whom WGN radio has praised as “one of the city’s finest performers.” Her critically-acclaimed solo CD “Real Emotional Girl” garnered national radio play and was praised by Cabaret Scenes as “one of the year’s finest.”

With a voice that Billboard Magazine describes as, “…a revelation,” Michael’s warm, expressive style and charismatic tenor breathe new life into cabaret standards and reveal why BackStage Magazine has called him “one of the most striking singers to emerge in the last few years.” His most current solo CD, “Written in the Stars,” received international critical praise and was named “Best CD of the Year” by ShowBusiness Weekly Magazine, After Dark Chicago and WDVR-FM radio.

Discography

Better Two-Gether (full-length CD), Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael
Sailing On (full-length CD), Tom Michael
Real Emotional Girl (full-length CD), Beckie Menzie
Written in the Stars (full-length CD), Tom Michael
Heart and Soul (full-length CD), Beckie Menzie

Set List

Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael have an extensive repertoire that can be tailored to fit the occasion or mood of their performance. Here are two examples of a fifty-minute set:

SET A:

Getting To Know You / Shall We Dance
Up, Up & Away / Come Fly With Me
It’s A Most Unusual Day
Are You Lonesome Tonight / I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
Viagra In The Water
Simon & Garfunkel Medley
Too Late Now
Fascinating Rhythm
The Man I Love / But Not For Me
There’s A Boat That’s Leaving For NY

Set B:
Moondance
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me / Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
Take The “A” Train / Chattanooga Choo Choo
At Last
Smart People Stay Single
Sing, Sing, Sing
I Only Have Eyes For You
This Nearly Was Mine
I Love A Piano
With A Song In My Heart