Jim Caruso's Cast Party is proud to present singer/songwriter Katie Thompson & Friends, part of the long-running Broadway at Birdland concert series, which highlights performers and composers from the Great White Way at the historic music room. The evening will include, among other original material, songs from Thompson's musical R.R.R.E.D, sung by the composer and a bevy of Broadway performers, who will be announced at a later date. Backstage West said Thompson has "knockout vocal calisthenics, and segues from Merman to Buckley to Tori Amos with her beautifully constructed songs." Katie Thompson is a critically acclaimed recording artist and musical theatre performer. THEATRE: Giant (Signature Theatre), Ripper (NAMT), R.R.R.E.D. (NYMF & The Grove Theatre in LA),The Lighthouse Project, Piece (NAMT); Events: Broadway South Africa (Gershwin), Defying Inequality (Gershwin), Katie & Friends (Birdland), Eden Espinosa "ME" (Joe's Pub), Broadway Loves Country (Joe's Pub). RECORDINGS: "The Ark," "The Forgotten Carols," "Dreaming Wide Awake," "Reach the Sky," "What I've Done Right," and "KT Live." AWARDS: LA Weekly Theater Awards: Best Musical Performance nomination, Best Musical Director nomination; Indie Award nomination for Connie Lou's Christmas; Pearl Award nomination for Safe Harbors. EDUCATION: American Academy of Dramatic Arts (Los Angeles). Katie's new album "Private Page" is currently being digitally released 2 tracks at a time for 6 months. Most recently her music was featured on "So You Think You Can Dance?" in America and Canada. Please note there is a $10.00 Food/Drink minimum per person.