michael & mardie
at the west bank café
sunday, August 1 & 8
“Silly, sassy, sexy...modern-day vaudevillians”
Stephen Mosher, BroadwayWorld.com
“Delightfully entertaining. A giddily fun romp!”
Michael Dale, BroadwayWorld.com
As featured in the New York Times Fall 2020 Cabaret Preview, Michael and Mardie are back at work making music in Manhattan, in person and streaming live! Michael Garin is a Drama Desk Award-winning composer/lyricist/performer (for Song of Singapore) who has made a living entertaining New Yorkers, playing piano and singing at the Monkey Bar, the Rainbow Room, the VIP room at Limelight, the Williamstown Theater Festival, and many more. Mardie Millit has a degree in opera and spent many years doing classic musicals (Eliza in My Fair Lady and Maria in The Sound of Music, to name a couple) in regional theatres around the country. They have been performing together since they met in 2005 — most notably their late-night Sunday shows at the legendary Elaine’s, from 2008 until its closing in 2011. They have brought their unique blend of musical virtuosity and goofy charm to numerous Manhattan clubs, delivering a wildly eclectic repertoire that veers from Cole Porter to Porter Waggoner, from Elvis Presley to Elvis Costello, and from Sondheim to Mozart.
Michael is currently the house pianist at the Roxy Hotel in Tribeca, where he plays his renowned musical mashups every Tuesday through Saturday from 6:00-8:00 pm EDT, and streams those shows live on Facebook (facebook.com/michael.garin.18343) every Wednesday and Friday from 6:00-7:00 pm EDT. Mardie's popular LIVE FROM LOCKDOWN! streaming series (with Michael at the piano) was nominated for a 2020 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award and can be viewed live on her Facebook page the first two Sundays of every month from 8:00-9:00 pm EDT (facebook.com/mardie.millit). Originally broadcast from their living room, the show has recently moved to the West Bank Café on 42nd Street, where you can see them in person if you’re in the neighborhood (First two Sundays, 8:00-10:00 pm EDT). Mardie is preparing to appear as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd with Dream Productions at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Theatre Row in 2022. Michael and Mardie are also collaborating on a new musical, Mary Astor's Purple Diary, based on the book by Ed Sorel. They have been married to each other since 2012 and live in Harlem.
“I loved their album. A modern Louis Prima and Keely Smith.”
Joel Zwick, Director of My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Chock full of ballads, peppy stuff, and their signature goofball original material, this eclectic mix of songs old and new will have you chortling, humming along and even wiping away a tear or two.