Miles Phillips made his triumphant Feinstein's debut with a concert specially conceived to celebrate the occasion. His leading man charm, glorious voice and passionate artistry have established him as one of New York's most celebrated male vocalists. This show featured favorites from his theatre, recording and nightclub appearances as well as special presentation of unpublished gems by some of his favorite Broadway composers.
The diverse collection of songwriters represented in the program included: Michelle Brourman, Karen Gottleib, Kate Bush, Marc Blitzstein, The Rolling Stones, Stephen Schwartz, The Beatles, Lionel Bart, Frank Loesser, William Finn, Jeff Harris, Johnny Mercer, Peter Larson, William Shakespeare, Jason Wynn, Leonard Bernstein, Cy Coleman, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Herrman & Harman, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Kander & Ebb and Stephen Sondheim. Miles had the special honor of presenting, with John Kander's blessing, the first public performance of a beautiful song "If You Leave Me Now" which was cut from The Happy Time.
Phillips' longtime musical collaborator, MAC winning composer Jason Wynn, served as Musical Director. They were joined by Miles' old friend, multiple award winner Julie Reyburn, for a special reprise of an arrangement of 'Another Hundred Eleanors' that Julie had performed with Miles back when they were both just getting their start in New York cabaret. Feinstein's was packed with ardent fans, friends and the cream of cabaret society. The show was a hit and the response from audiences and critics was glowing!
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Additionally, a classically trained bel canto lyric baritone, Miles has considerable experience with classical music, including an All-Star concert of Handel's Solomon, conducted by John Aldis. An accomplished studio singer, Miles has been featured on many jingles and demos. His performances of the National Anthem include: The Chicago Bulls, Wembley Stadium, Arlington International Race Track, The Oakbrook Polo Club and appearances throughout the midwest singing for Big-Eight Basketball games. When not performing solo, Miles served as the resident bass with the jazz quartet A Capella Four as well as working with his vocal ensemble Chicago Vocal Authority.
Miles' award winning career has included appearances in nightclubs, stadiums and concert halls from Honolulu to London, including:
At The Tracks
Drury Lane Oakbrook
Gable on Clark
The Omni Ambassador
The Wellington Theatre
Darien Arts Center (Darien)
Palace Theater (Waterbury)
Helen Bonfils Theater
Denver Center For The Performing Arts
The Off Larimer Street Jazz Cafe
The Senate Lounge
Danny's Skylight Room
Don't Tell Mama
The Dutch Treat Club
The Iridium Jazz Club
The Laurie Beechman Theatre
The Metropolitan Room
Tribeca Performing Arts Center
Bob Egan's Cosmopolitan Club (New Hope)
Odette's (New Hope)