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Craig Pomranz

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A remarkably relaxed pro, extremely witty, his shows feel fresh and spontaneous. Pomranz’s appearances have proven to be some of the most entertaining evenings of live performance. Stephen Bocchino is Craig’s formidable musical director, accompanist and partner in verbal high-jinks. Pomranz crafts shows that feel freshly minted each night, like a nightclub act at the Copa from the golden days. “I’ve never created a tightly scripted show for myself,” say Pomranz. “I’m at my best with a little more risk and immediacy. I guess it comes from studying all those old “Live at the Cocoanut Grove” recordings of Sammy Davis, Jr. and Nancy Wilson!” Pomranz has made his musical mark on the stage, in clubs and in the recording studio. In addition to his solo performances, - he has shared the stage with Dame Cleo Laine, Barbara Cook, Betty Buckley, Ann Hampton Callaway, Karen Akers and Cissy Houston. Peter Allen, a great fan, supplied him with many songs to sing, one of which, “I Never Thought I’d Break,” is covered on his debut CD My Heart Don’t Skip A Beat. His latest CD More Than A Seasonal Thing has garnered raves such as “an aching and disarming earnestness that demands attention, nakedly emotional and artifice-free” Rob Lester Talkin’ Broadway Craig’s is a regular on the club scene in NY, London’s famous Pizza on the Park and The Pheasantry, Los Angeles Gardenia Restaurant & Lounge and Chicago’s Davenports. His previous engagements have garnered universal critical praise. GQ Magazine called him “The Tenor of the Times!” Having headlined at the most celebrated nightspots domestically and internationally, he is thrilled to returning home to The Metropolitan Room.From London's Pizza on the Park From WomenAroundTown.com What the critics are saying... “The BEST male singer…his four-octave voice is alternately affecting, powerful and nuanced; it is one of the finest instruments in the city” NY Post “One of New York’s most critically-acclaimed saloon singers” New York Magazine “exceptional voice…powerful performance…came deep from his soul, mesmerizing everyone in the audience…” Music Connection Magazine “Craig Pomranz makes an audience sigh at the sheer beauty with which he sings.” Cabaret Scenes “a terrifically rangy and expressive tenor…he simmers & sizzles… a fine example of a performer maximizing the moment… Backstage "more than just another pretty voice...stunning!!" London Stage & Television Today “Yes, Michael Buble sings nice, but he’s not the only one holding up the crooner tradition theses days. Here’s a fellow chirping love songs for the season in a makes-you-want-to-hold-hands-with- whoever-is-next-to-you-even-if-you-don’t-know-him-or-her-style. And guess what? He’s funny, too. Working wizard-like the keyboard is Stephen Bocchino.” David Finkle, The Village Voice “The show...a celebration and release of Craig's long awaited new CD, titled More Than A Seasonal Thing... I also recall the fantastic and clear vocals - one of those "voice of an angel" experiences. I must note that the voice has not lost a single bit of its clarity and beauty. With 25 or so songs in the show (many of them tied together in medley), I was amazed at how each song was so marvelously performed - from first to last...” Stu Hamstra's Cabaret Hotline “Craig Pomranz makes an audience sigh at the sheer beauty with which he sings. It doesn’t happen just once or twice,...It happens repeatedly — not only because of the precision and artistry with which he sings but also from the strong choices he makes in selecting material.” Elliot Zwiebach,Cabaret Scenes

 

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