Jonathan Whitton (Bistro & MAC Award Winner, HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH) concludes the encore engagement of his sold-out 2012 concert series, THE FREE RESIDENCY, on Tuesday, February 19 @ 7:00PM at Don't Tell Mama. Tickets are $8 with advance reservation; $13 at the door plus a two-drink minimum.
Celebrated for headlining both the Highline Ballroom & BB King Blues Club as Hedwig in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, Jonathan Whitton follows up his award-winning 2007 NYC solo-concert debut in collaboration with indie-musician/guitarist AaRon Jones. Recently proclaimed "one of the best cabarets of 2012" by the Times Square Chronicle, THE FREE RESIDENCY is an introspective concert experiment that surveys the journey home by way of dreamscape, reality, and memory.
Whitton has been seen recently in NYC productions of EVEN FOR ONE NIGHT (Dixon Place), THE DISNEY DIARIES (dir. Michele Pawk, Laurie Beechman), SEPARATE: BATTLE SONGS OF YOUTH (Ars Nova), & THE YELLOW WOOD (dir. Brian Yorkey, New World Stages). Regionally, he has starred in productions of THE LAST FIVE YEARS, HEDWIG, CABARET, & SANTALAND DIARIES. He has also been seen onstage at such NYC venues as Joe's Pub, 54 Below, Ars Nova, Highline Ballroom, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, and Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall.
Musical selections for THE FREE RESIDENCY include contemporary, re-imagined takes on songs from an eclectic group of musicians: Edie Brickell and The New Bohemians, Michael Callen, Amos Lee, Kate McGarrigle, Patty Griffin, James Shelton, John Vanderslice, & Rufus Wainwright, amongst others.
NYU Musical Theatre Writing Program Graduate AaRon Jones serves as Musical Director.
Backstage Magazine proclaims, "Whitton exudes talent and taste," and Cabaret Scenes heralds, "Whitton is built to last. He'll be around for the long run: performing, growing, daring."
Jonathan Whitton's Debut Album, Jonathan Whitton: LIVE AT THE Laurie Beechman, is available on iTunes.
THE FREE RESIDENCY concludes Tuesday, February 19th @ 7:00PM. Don't Tell Mama is located at 343 W. 46th St. (btw 8th & 9th Avenues). There is a $8 cover in advance; $13 at the door. All performances have a 2-Drink Minimum. Cash only. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 212-757-0788 or by visiting http://www.donttellmamanyc.com.