Nellie McKay

Hailed by the New Yorker as “funny and touching, ceaselessly clever and scarily talented,” Nellie McKay has recently finished an extended run in the off-Broadway hit Old Hats (winner of the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Alternative Theatrical Experience and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revue), and has written three acclaimed musical biographies, Silent Spring: It’s Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature, an exploration of environmental pioneer, Rachel Carson, and I Want to Live!, the story of Barbara Graham, the third woman executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin, and her latest A GIRL NAMED BILL—The Life and Times of Billy Tipton. David Byrne tells the Wall Street Journal, “Her last two ‘cabaret’ shows I saw have been jaw-dropping. They both completely subverted the genre.” … Among Ms. McKay’s charms, Mr. Byrne said, are the ways she playfully mixes what he called a “tragic noir vibe” with her

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