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Name That Tune

Jamie deRoy, Michael Mayer, Marcie Freeman

The American Songbook Project presented their trademark event, the NAME THAT TUNE costume party benefit on Saturday November 6, 2010, where quests came dressed as well known song titles. The festive benefit honored legendary singer, Margaret Whiting and Broadway director, Michael Mayer. “Cry Me A River” took top prize from the celebrity judges, who recognized the four most outstanding costumes. The party at Broadway’s The Edison Ballroom included live and silent auctions, raffle drawings, a buffet dinner and dancing, but the highlight of the evening were the special performances by Nellie McKay and Kate Baldwin.

Jamie deRoy, Michael Mayer, Marcie Freeman

The American Songbook Project presented their trademark event, the NAME THAT TUNE costume party benefit on Saturday November 6, 2010, where quests came dressed as well known song titles. The festive benefit honored legendary singer, Margaret Whiting and Broadway director, Michael Mayer. “Cry Me A River” took top prize from the celebrity judges, who recognized the four most outstanding costumes. The party at Broadway’s The Edison Ballroom included live and silent auctions, raffle drawings, a buffet dinner and dancing, but the highlight of the evening were the special performances by Nellie McKay and Kate Baldwin.

 

Dick Scanlan and Michael Mayer gave inspirational speeches reflecting on their interconnecting journeys that culminated in their recent Broadway successes, Everyday Rapture  and the Tony Award winning Thoroughly Modern Millie.
 

Michael Putman Estwanik (President, The America Songbook Project)

The American Songbook Project (TASP) was founded in 1999 by Michael Putman Estwanik.  TASP endeavors to preserve the heritage of popular American songs with a focus on classical and contemporary tunes, while presenting special programs in schools and community centers with a goal of educating and developing new audience awareness.
 
For more information visit their website after January 1, 2011 at www.theamericansongbookproject.org or email michaelsongbook@gmail.com
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Photography: Barry Gordin

Michael Putman Estwanik, Michael Mayer
Kate Baldwin
The Judges: Jordan Roth, Adam Feldman, Hilary Kole, William Ivey Long, Jim Caruso, Tara Rubin, Frank Skillern
David & Sylvia Steiner
Hannah Kittell
Jordan Roth, Tommy Tune
Edith & Ervin Drake
Mary Skillern, Michael Putman Estwanik
Robert Blume, Anna Bergman
Jamie deRoy, Martin Pakledinaz
Congratulations Michael
Kate Baldwin
Michael Mayer
Steve Ernst, Candy Benge