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Milford Arts Center becomes piano bar for Broadway’s Michael ‘Mac’ McAssey

March 11, 2019

The Milford Arts Center will be turned into a piano bar for one night, as acclaimed Broadway actor/pianist Michael “Mac” McAssey will sing and play favorite show tunes and pop music on Saturday, April 6.

With the baby grand piano in the center, patrons will be seated at tables around the room, and even on stage, for McAssey’s Nite Spot Night performance. The Nite Spot Nights are co-sponsored by Milford Arts Council and Pantochino Productions.

The audience will be invited to sing along with McAssey. Guests are also encouraged to come early and bring their favorite drinks and food for a “bring your own”-style night. The Speakeasy Lounge will be open for concessions as well.

McAssey, who made his cabaret debut in 1982 at New York City’s famous Duplex in Greenwich Village, is a winner and three-time nominee of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets Award for Outstanding Male Vocalist, presented in New York by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs.

As an actor on Broadway, he co-starred as Herbie in “Gypsy” (with Tony nominee Sally Mayes), Sondheim’s “Putting It Together” and as Edna Turnblad in two productions of “Hairspray.”

Soap fans may remember Michael as blind pianist-singer George Baldwin on CBS-TV’s “Guiding Light.”

Milford Arts Council, 40 Railroad Ave., Milford. Saturday, April 6, 8 p.m. $35 door, $30 advance. 203-878-6647, llewis@milfordarts.org