Marieann Meringolo: In The Spirit
December 1, 2018
Marieann Meringolo, an award-winning vocalist brings back her critically acclaimed Annual Holiday Show In The Spirit to Feinstein’s/54 Below! It is not to be missed, and it’s sure to put you “In The Spirit” this holiday season!
Expect classic holiday songs, sung in a way that’ll make you feel you’re hearing them for the first time, as well as original holiday songs that you could swear were already holiday classics! According to Cabaret Scenes, ”Marieann Meringolo brings a dynamism all her own to the meticulous lineup of songs she chooses. She is a persuasive performer who can step on a stage and deliver songs with natural authority. Many holiday tunes are so familiar that audiences listen with half an ear, but when you hear her potent “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing,” you have to sit up and pay attention. If a strong, belting vocal delivery is your preference, Meringolo has it. Prefer sensitive intensity? Just listen to “Mary, Did You Know?” (Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene), a song recorded many times by country singers, Meringolo’s rich, resonant tone brings in a sophisticated layer of wisdom over the obvious religious tradition.”
Meringolo is accompanied by Doyle Newmyer, Boots Maleson on bass, and Brian Woodruff on drums. From “Silver Bells” to “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” hear Christmas like you’ve never heard it before!
Directed by Will Nunziata
Ms. Meringolo, a singer who bares some physical and vocal resemblance to Barbra Streisand…is not shy about emoting in grand style. She also has a sense of humor that comes into play at appropriate moments.
Stephen Holden, The New York Times