Robin Lyon Gardiner Wins The Seventh Annual “Tomatoes Got Talent” contest at the Triad Theatre.
October 08, 2021: The 7th Annual “Tomatoes Got Talent” contest happened at the Triad Theatre, 158 West 72nd Street, on Monday, October 4. Robin Lyon Gardiner took the evening’s top honor, and the runners-up were Lisa Kerr, Leyla Zalutskaya, and comedian Judith George. The contest showcased eleven extraordinary women over 40, who were chosen to perform in the contest finals.The evening is co-produced and hosted by Randie Levine-Miller, who opened the show. “Tomatoes Got Talent” highlights the talents of women, who have made their marks outside of the entertainment world, but who consider the craft of singing and performing to be integral to their lives. Gardiner, a full-time real-estate broker by day, received the highest marks from this year’s judges, Tony nominee Lee Roy Reams, and Tony Award-winning Broadway producers Margot Astrachan and Ken Waissman. Judith George owns her own video production company and is a stand-up comedian. Lisa Kerr is a risk manager with major corporation is, also, a student of the piano and ukulele. Leyla Zaloutskaya is a global IT trainer for the United Nations.
Acclaimed singer and Tony-nominated educator Corinna Sowers Adler made a guest-starring appearance, and the therapist and gerontologist Merrill Stone, who was a runner up in the first “Tomatoes Got Talent” in 2014, also appeared as a guest artist. The show’s music director was Paul Chamlin.
Contest co-creator Cheryl Benton is growing the Thethreetomatoes franchise to include book publishing and special events. Through the popular online newsletter on Thethreetomatoes.com (“The Insider’s Website for Women Who Aren’t Kids)” she cheers women of all walks and ages to reach for new heights and experience new possibilities and adventures.
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Photos: Maryann Lopinto