She’s been married and not. She’s had serious relationships, flings, and romances with men of all ages (but mostly younger). She's experienced all the charms, foibles, and idiosyncrasies of the opposite sex--and loves them anyway. Now, actress and comedian Charlotte Patton will bring all of that worldly wisdom to her sensual, provocative, and playful new cabaret show . . . CELEBRATING MEN (BLESS THEIR HEARTS), opening at New York’s Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street) on May 28 at 9:30 pm. Patton’s show is Directed by Award-winning cabaret performer Karen Oberlin with Musical Direction by MAC Award winner Barry Levitt. Recent MAC Award winner Tom Hubbard is on bass. Peter Napolitano contributes as Creative Consultant.
Charlotte will also be performing "Celebrating Men (Bless Their Hearts)" at the Metropolitan Room on:
June 29 at 9:30 pm
July 31 at 7 pm
August 20 at 7 pm.
This is Patton’s first show since her highly praised 2012-13 show, "Looking For Love in the 21st Century," performed at The Duplex, which earned her a 2013 BroadwayWorld.com New York Cabaret Award nomination for “Best Female Vocalist.” In a review of that show, BroadwayWorld.com wrote: “Charlotte Patton's 'Looking for Love in the 21st Century,' is a warm, humorous, self-revealing, and relatable show from an experienced actor and comedienne with a sweet alto . . . Patton is a mature, attractive and youthful woman who is always picking herself up and who isn't ready to stop facing the music, the dancing, or the romancing.”
"Looking for Love in the 21st Century" also earned raves from the BistroAwards.com: “Patton is an actress-singer who takes a fresh perspective on nearly every song she tackles . . . with lightness, grace . . . intelligence and wit . . . and considerable assurance . . . Her beautifully acted interpretation of Rodgers and Hart's "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" is devoid of bitter sweetness or any hint of rue or remorse; instead, she relishes and delights in her situation—and in every unbowdlerized lyric . . . Her approach to a pairing of Randy Newman's "You Can Leave Your Hat On" and Dave Frishberg's "Peel Me a Grape" is light hearted and playfully sexy,”
Charlotte started her cabaret career at the beloved New York club Eighty-Eights after attending the Cabaret Symposium at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center. After doing several shows at Eighty-Eights, Charlotte focused on her acting career, appearing in New York and regional theaters. She has played a surprising number of alcoholics, including Evie, the recovering alcoholic who falls off the wagon in "The Gingerbread Lady"; the vicious pill-popping, alcoholic mom in "Sympathetic Division"; a rich drunk doyenne in "The Theory of Color"; a horny drunk in Isaac Brody’s film" The Raffle"; and the tipsy mom in Averie Storck’s award-winning independent film "Showers of Happiness." One of her favorite (non-alcoholic) roles was in the two-character "Marriage Play" by Edward Albee. Last year she shot her first horror film, "Child Eater," currently in post-production.