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Celebrated pop and jazz vocalist Nicolas King is back in a New York show!

New York’s newest hotspot for intimate dining and extraordinary music presents the return of Nicolas King in Winter in New York!

The celebrated pop and jazz vocalist, hailed as a “precociously polished crooner” by The New York Times, appears at Chelsea Table + Stage on Friday, January 26 at 7:00 PM. His new show Winter in New York! features an eclectic array of songs that will warm your heart, and make you fall in love with New York City through a different, wintry lens. The evening features music director John Di Martno on piano, leading an all-star trio. Special guest vocalists will be announced.

“I’m very happy to be returning to the New York stage, especially in the dark month of January,” says Nicolas, “My goal is booking this show is to give people a reason to come out and enjoy some music in a time of year when we all need it!”

Nicolas King has been performing since age four. He was seen first on Broadway in Beauty and the Beast, then in A Thousand Clowns opposite Tom Selleck, and Hollywood Arms, directed by Hal Prince, all before age 12. Other credits include eight consecutive annual performances on “The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon,” Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, “The View,” NBC’s “Today” show, “Liza & David,” “Sally Jesse Raphael” and twice on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Other career highlights include originating the role of “Oscar” on Discovery Kids’ “Kenny the Shark,” as well as over two dozen national Television commercials. His “Oscar Mayer Lunchables” commercial went international, and won the Golden Marble Award in 1998. Nicolas went on the road with his mentor Liza Minnelli to perform as her opening act from 2002-2012. The Mabel Mercer Foundation awarded Nicolas their “Julie Wilson Award” at the 2010 Cabaret Convention at Lincoln Center. He’s the recipient of the 1995 Talent America Award, 2012 Bistro Award for Outstanding Performer of the Year, 2015 AMG Heritage Award for Artist of the Year, the winner of the 2019 Legends Award, as well as receiving a Grammy consideration for his album, On Another Note with jazz great Mike Renzi.

His latest album is Act One: Celebrating 25 Years of Recordings, released through Club44 Records, which looks back with a lively history of King’s already multi-decade career. While focusing on his suave vocals, and showcasing both eternal standards and newer songs, the album boasts guest appearances from stage and screen luminaries Liza Minnelli, Tom Selleck, Jane Monheit, and Norm Lewis. 

Will Friedwald described King as “a compact dynamo, a whirlwind of a performer who balances incredible excitement and high energy with restraint and nuance. He gets the crowd in his pocket within the first 30 seconds of walking out on stage and keeps them there for the rest of the night.”

Tickets are $30-$50, in addition to a service charge and a two-item food and beverage minimum. A livestream option is available for $20. CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE is located at 152 West 26th Street.

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