Discussion with David Sabella and Sue Matsuki

Authors of So You Want to Sing Cabaret

Monday, May 18th @ 7:15 PM EST

Hosted by Deborah Stone for the Lamb’s Club

Join us for a virtual discussion:  So You Want to Sing Cabaret: A guide for Performers, with authors David Sabella and Sue Matsuki, hosted by Lamb Deborah Stone (read more below).

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Brian Stokes Mitchell:  “…an absolutely invaluable resource whether one wants to put together an entire act or simply learn to mine the depths of a song and really make it your own.”

Chita Rivera:  “Such important information and a must read for all singers and teachers. I was fascinated.”

Betty Buckley  “…everything you will need to know or ever consider about the art form, including interviews with some of the best artists in the business. An amazing accomplishments!”


“Cabaret performances are often known for bringing alive the Great American Songbook from the 1920’s through the 1950’s for contemporary audiences. But modern-day cabaret does much more than preserve the past—it also promotes and fosters the new generation of American composers and creates a uniquely vibrant musical and theatrical experience for its audiences. So You Want to Sing Cabaret is the first book of its kind to examine in detail the unique vocal and nonvocal requirements for professional performance within the exciting genre of cabaret.

With a foreword by cabaret legend Lorna Luft, So You Want to Sing Cabaret includes interviews from the top professionals in the cabaret industry, including Michael Feinstein, Ann Hampton Callaway, Roy Sander, Sidney Myer, Jeff Harnar and many others. There are also chapters devoted to crafting your show, lyric connection, “do-it-yourself” production and promotion, and working with your musical team. David Sabella and Sue Matsuki have crafted the perfect one-volume resource for both the aspiring cabaret singer and the singing teacher who seeks to learn more about this unique art form.”

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DAVID SABELLA is internationally recognized as a master teacher in music theater and contemporary commercial music voice technique. He is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, As a counter tenor in classical music David was named a winner in several prestigious competitions, including the Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition, and has appeared in many opera across the US and Europe. He is the owner/editor in chief of CabaretHotSpot.com and a reviewer for BistroAwards.com, and has performed leading roles in countless Broadway, Off-Broadway productions and as a major voice-over artist.

SUE MATSUKI’s most cherished awards come from winning the 2020 Bistro Award for Outstanding Collaboration celebrating her 25th year of working with Music Director Gregory Toroian, getting her poster up on Don’t Tell Mama’s “Wall of Fame” for her show How’s That for Openers?, and being selected personally by the late Julie Wilson as the very first Julie Wilson Award Recipient (2004). An 11-time MAC Award winner, this jazz/cabaret/comedy veteran has played every NYC cabaret room including Feinstein’s 54 Below, the Metropolitan Room, Town Hall, The Algonquin, The Beach Cafe…and she has performed in Alaska, Los Angeles, Florida, and Las Vegas (to name just a few). Sue was a “super” and “Diva Double” at the Metropolitan Opera where she has been featured in Moses und AaronTristan und IsoldeNorma and Il Travatore.