Michael Kirk Lane, singer, manager at the Laurie Beechman, educator and host. In this interview we discuss what Michael has been up to and about the amazing programs he’s created at the 92nd St. Y called: Cabaret Conversations and the Cabaret History and Great Performances series.
About the programs at the Y:
“Cabaret Conversations” is the first of these to courses, the vision of which is a monthly series of conversations exploring the art form of Cabaret in New York City. https://www.92y.org/class/cabaret-conversations
“Cabaret History and Great Performances” will start Monday, August 10th for 4 weeks. Using video and audio recordings of influential performers throughout the decades, the series will explore the history of the art form and where it is headed into the future. Information and registration of the history class can be found at: https://www.92y.org/class/cabaret-history-and-great-performances
Finally, you also can register through the school of music for his private lessons “Acting for Musicians”.
Michael Kirk Lane is an award-winning cabaret artist, having won the 2020 Manhattan Association of Cabaret Award for Male Musical Comedy Performer. Along with 3 previous MAC nominations, Lane has been nominated for 3 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards, winning in 2018 for Best Show. Stephen Mosher of BroadwayWorld Cabaret has called Lane “one of the most popular performers and people working in cabaret today.” Cabaret Scenes Magazine has deemed Lane’s work “musical comedy heaven.”
Beyond his own experience performing in cabaret, Lane’s experience managing two of the city’s most renowned cabaret venues (The Laurie Beechman Theatre, Don’t Tell Mama) offers him a unique vantage point and perspective on the art form.
Lane also serves as Associate Producer for No Strings Productions, making puppet films for children in troubled areas of the world. He is also a member of the voice cast for International Children’s Television’s YouTube series “The Flying Tent”.
As a teaching artist for over 20 years, Lane has taught all ages from pre-school to retirement homes. In each class he brings the same philosophy to his teaching, no matter the age of the students. “Art, Theatre, and Music are ways for us to connect with our most authentic self, and to explore the world around us.”