Bridge Street Theatre presents  Eric Michael Gillett in MAN ABOUT TOWN: THE WIT AND WISDOM OF NOEL COWARD
with Musical Director Erich Rausch,
Part of Tom Andersen’s WORDS & MUSIC: THE SONGBOOK SERIES. The show will take place on Friday, April 1, 2016 at 8:00PM at the Bridge Street Theatre “Speakeasy” (44 West Bridge Street, Catskill).

“Words & Music: The Songbook Series”, a four-program line-up of stellar cabaret entertainment curated by Tom Andersen, kicks off in Catskill on April 1 with five-time MAC Award winner Eric Michael Gillet in “Man About Town: The Wit and Wisdom of Noel Coward”. This stylish and sophisticated evening will be presented at 8:00pm in Bridge Street Theatre’s intimate “Speakeasy”, located at 44 West Bridge Street in the Village of Catskill.

“Our audience absolutely swooned over Eric Michael’s ‘Careless Rhapsody: The Lyrics of Lorenz Hart’ last season,” says Bridge Street Theatre Associate Director Steven Patterson. “The man’s a monster talent. And Coward is, of course, one of those songwriters who can make you howl with laughter with one tune and totally break your heart with the next. Combine the two and you’ve got a match made in cabaret heaven.”

Eric Michael Gillet

Eric Michael Gillett

ERIC MICHAEL GILLETT is the proud recipient of five Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs Awards, including the 2012 MAC Award for Outstanding Major Artist (Male), two separate awards for outstanding direction, the 1995 Male Vocalist Award and in 2014, Outstanding Special Production for his revue, “The Amanda McBroom Project”.  He has been seen on Broadway in the original casts of “Kiss Me, Kate” (1999 revival), “Sweet Smell of Success”, and “The Frogs”.  He is honored to have made his New York City Ballet debut as ‘Father’ in the production of Brecht/Weill’s “Seven Deadly Sins” starring Patti Lupone and Wendy Whelan. Eric Michael conceived and directed “Dance On”, the 2010/2011 edition of New York’s beloved Big Apple Circus.  Lincoln Center audiences have also seen him in the New York City Opera productions of “Cinderella” and “Candide”.  Off- Broadway: ‘Papa’ Denny Doherty in “Dream a Little Dream” at the Village Theatre, Richard in the York Theater’s workshop of the new musical “The Tutor”, as well as “Silent Laughter” (Lambs), “Good Companions” (York), “Of Thee I Sing” (Encores),”Frankenstein” (37 Arts), “Roller Derby” (Alvin Ailey), “December Fools” (Abingdon), “Time and Again” (Manhattan Theatre Club), and the Carnegie Hall staging of “Show Boat”.  Film and television credits include “Maid in Manhattan”, “The Judge”, “The Producers”, “Good God”, multiple “Law & Order” episodes, and “Ed”. For twelve years, Eric Michael appeared as the Ringmaster of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Visit Eric Michael Gillett at

General Admission $20, $10 for patrons age 21 and under
Tickets available for pre-purchase at or by calling 1-800-838-3006
Tickets can also be purchased at the door one half hour prior to the performance on a space available basis.
A four evening “Words & Music” Series Subscription is also available for only $60 from or by calling 1-800-838-3006.

 A discounted Series Subscription for the entire “Words & Music” line-up, which includes appearances by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Julie Gold, Mark Nadler singing Cole Porter, and the duo of Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano, can also be purchased from at $60 for all four evenings – like getting one show absolutely free! For more information, visit or call 518-943-3818.

BRIDGE STREET THEATRE. Bridge Street Theatre, Inc. is a non-profit corporation which purchased an old factory building at 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill, NY in late 2013. We are now in the final stages of converting the building into a fully-functioning year­-round arts complex which will house our own theatre productions, will be available to other theatres and performing arts groups, and, because of its location adjacent to Catskill High School, will be able to provide theatrical opportunities for high school and middle school students. We recently received a grant from New York State’s Homes and Community Renewal to convert our black-box “Raw Space” into an 84-seat proscenium theatre. We’ve also transformed the lobby of the theatre into our “Speakeasy” where we’ve already presented over 40 events — theatre, music, magic and more – and turned our “Big Room” into an exhibition space where we’ve showcased a monumental balloon sculpture called “AVIARY (reimagined)” and an exhibit of large scale sculptures by local artists called “Big Works in the Big Room”. For more information on who we are, what we’ve done, and what we have planned, please visit our website at

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