Jeanne MacDonald

2008 MAC Award Winner

2008 NY Nightlife Award Finalist

“Watching a singer like Jeanne MacDonald, who brings an emotional balance; a subtle, goodhumored  sexiness; and an originality to everything she sings, makes you realize the crucial role good instincts play...”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                NEW YORK TIMES - Stephen Holden


Jeanne MacDonald has earned a reputation as one of NY’s finest singers in cabaret today; an honest interpreter of the lyric in a genre that embraces a broad range of songs from the American popular music tradition. Peter Leavy of Cabaret Scenes Magazine calls MacDonald “a lyricist’s dream.” MacDonald often creates through her work a seamless blend between traditional standards from such songwriters as Johnny Mercer, Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, and the music of contemporary songwriters, including Jimmy Webb, Randy Newman and Dar Williams. Most recently, in ‘Come Back To Me,’ her glowing celebration of Miss Peggy Lee, MacDonald proves herself an artist with both the sensibility and sensitivity to convey the essence of this legend, weaving her spell with finesse.  

MacDonald has earned extensive recognition for her performances both in and out of New York City. She was the 2008 MAC Award Winner for Female Vocalist and 2008 NY Nightlife Finalist, both of which she received in 2004 as well. She has earned the BACK STAGE Bistro, the MAC Hanson Award and in 2005 was presented with the Julie Wilson Award for excellence in cabaret on the stage at Jazz at Lincoln Center.  MacDonald’s debut CD “Company,” produced and arranged by long time musical director/arranger Rick Jensen, received outstanding critical praise and the MAC Nomination for Recording of the Year.

Originally from Freeport, Long Island, NY, Jeanne MacDonald is a graduate of the Crane School of Music. Her education and performing experience encompass a wide range of performance styles, from jazz to classical to musical theater. Jeanne developed her artistry at the celebrated Bradstan Country Hotel in White Lake, NY where she recorded her most recent CD, “Live At The Bradstan.” Appearing frequently in NYC, MacDonald has performed in venues such as the renowned Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel, the FireBird Cafe’, The Hideaway Room at Helen’s and in the Mabel Mercer Foundation’s Annual Cabaret Convention. Jeanne makes regular NYC appearances on the stage of the beautiful Metropolitan Room in Chelsea.

MacDonald has shared her performing talents generously in such events as “The
Amazing Singing Voice: A Celebration in Song, a benefit for the Schein Voice &
Laryngeal Center” at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, the Manhattan Plaza Aids Project Benefit with Audra McDonald and Robert Cuccioli and at Vocal Ease events, performing for seniors in NYC. In addition, Jeanne shares her joy of music with children in Orange County, NY.

MacDonald’s website can be found at www.jeannemacdonald.com and both of her CDs
are available at www.cdbaby.com. “Live At The Bradstan” is also available through iTunes.

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