New York Cabaret Star Scott Coulter in “Fella Sings Ella” February 18 at GPAC
[Sarasota, FL: January 23, 2015] Lauded for his soaring high notes, purity of tone and way with a lyric, Scott Coulter has been called “the male Ella Fitzgerald” which explains why his show celebrating the songs made famous by this iconic singer, has been so successful. Scott Coulter presents his show, “The Fella Sings Ella,” at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at the Glenridge Performing Arts Center (7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota).
No, Coulter’s not singing in drag or doing an impersonation, but this multi-award-winning vocalist dedicates an entire evening to the First Lady of Song and lovingly puts his own stamp on Fitzgerald classics from the Great American Songbook. Shedding light on the life story of the greatest female jazz singer of all time, this alluring program features “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” “Mack The Knife,” “Embraceable You” and many more favorites. It’s an unforgettable musical tribute you won’t want to miss.
Scott Coulter is one of New York’s most honored vocalists and an exceptional cabaret performer. For his work in cabaret, Scott has received five MAC Awards (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs), five Bistro Awards and two Nightlife Awards for Outstanding Vocalist and has performed at most of NYC’s top rooms including Birdland, The Oak Room at the Algonquin, and Feinstein’s at The Regency where he spent eight months in 2011 performing the revue “11 O’Clock Numbers at 11 O’Clock” which he also created and arranged.
His self-titled debut CD won the 2003 MAC Award for Outstanding Recording and was chosen as the best recording of the year by TheatreMania and Cabaret Scenes magazine. He was director and star of “A Christmas Carol: The Symphonic Concert” in its world premiere last season with the Baltimore Symphony. He will reprise his role in the upcoming PBS production in December 2013. Scott toured the US as ‘Jinx’ in “Forever Plaid” and was in the world premiere of “Floyd Collins” directed by Tina Landau. He has appeared at NY’s Town Hall in numerous editions of the popular “Broadway by the Year” series (BBTY) and can currently be heard on the Bayview recordings of those performances.
Since 1997, Scott has performed around the country with award-winning songwriting duo Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, and tours the world with Oscar and Grammy winning composer Stephen Schwartz, Liz Callaway, and Debbie Gravitte in the revue “Stephen Schwartz & Friends.”
Tickets for “Fella Sings Ella” with Scott Coulter are on sale now, $27.50 per person, and can be purchased online at www.GPACTix.com, or by calling the GPAC Box Office at 941-552-5325.