Performances & Projects

Past Performances – 2017

September – October

Where Angels Fear to Tread
A new Musical (workshop production)

September 7, thru October 1 @ the Player’s theater
115 Macdougal St, New York, NY
Thursday/Friday/Saturday- shows at 7 PM
Saturday/Sunday- matinees at 3 PM
Purchase tickets here: schedule subject to change

see Stagebuddy review
June 3
March for Truth
Foley Square, NYC
9:00 – noon
for details click here
June 27
Jam for Joe
benefit @ Pangea
Tuesday, June 27
“A Jam for Joe” is an evening of cabaret curated by Barbara Maier Gustern, voice teacher and director to many Downtown luminaries, in honor of her husband singer/ actor Joe Gustern who passed away April 28th. The evening will benefit Spring Farm CARES, an animal sanctuary dedicated to rescuing animals and caring for them. As such, the tickets are tax deductible. Among the participants are Pangea regulars, Tammy Faye Starlite (hosting), Susanne Mack, Nancy Magarill, Austin Pendleton and Barbara BLEIER, Jenny Lee Mitchell and Sanda Weigl. From the Broadway community, Kimalee Bryant ( Phantom of the Opera, Christine) Pamela Winslow (Into the Woods, Rapunzel, Beauty and the Beast, and Meet Me in St. Louis). Latin music sensation Sofia Rei, opera and music theatre friends Bess Morrison, Carol Scarimbas, Hector Ubarry, Jill Cohen and grandson AJ Gustern.
Pangea Restaurant and Bar / 178 2nd Ave, NYC, 10003 / 212-995-0900
COST: $20 online ($25 at the door, cash only) + $20 food/beverage minimum
Spring 2017

March 4, 5
The Queen’s Dilemma
American Theater of Actors
214 W. 54th Street
March 4,5.6,7 2017
The Winter’s Tale
composer, NYU


Saturday, October 22 Scenes and Songs from Fannie Lou
Ida K. Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College.
Three performances, at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., followed by panel discussion focusing on the history and current state of voting rights. I’ve been cast as “Mrs. Richards” and will perform excerpts from the musical “Fannie Lou” to be presented at Hunter College.

More details TBA soon.

Monday, June 13
7:30 PM
Nancy Magarill with Daniel Mintseris on piano @ Pangea
178 Second Avenue (11th and 2nd avenue), NYC
$20 cover / $20 food & drink min
Dinner/cocktail service one hour before showtime
Tickets can be purchased here

Pangea presents Nancy Magarill
Thursday, April 14 | 7:30 PM
with Daniel Mintseris on piano & special guest Bob Scheffler
178 Second Avenue (11th and 2nd avenue), NYC
$20 cover / $20 food & drink min
Dinner/cocktail service one hour before showtime
Tickets can be purchased here

Wednesday, January 20th and Wednesday, January 27th
7:30 PM
“I Am”; a cabaret
@ Pangea
11th and 2nd avenue, NYC
$20 cover
with Daniel Mintseris on piano

Purchase Tickets Here

December 2015

Friday, December 18th
7:30 PM
“Holidaze”; a mix of holiday songs, covers and originals by Nancy Magarill & Andy Monroe, topped off with special guest appearance by Peter Michael Marino.
@ Pangea
11th and 2nd avenue, NYC
$15 cover/$20 food/drink minimum
Purchase Tickets here

November 2015

Monday, November 16th
7:30 PM
“I Am”; a cabaret
@ Pangea
11th and 2nd avenue, NYC
$20 cover
with Andy Monroe on piano
Purchase Tickets here

May 2015

Saturday, May 9th
9:30-11:30 PM
Live Interview
Natchie Night Fly Radio

March 2015

My Technology
@ 3 Legged Dog, NYC
March 24-30

October 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Private Event

March/April 2014

March 24th & April 28th 9:30 PM

Joe’s Pub
Benefit: TRANSformative
TRANS Formative is an evening of song by Downtown’s most illustrious performers honoring their beloved vocal coach Barbara Maier Gustern. Performers include:
March 24: Justin Vivian Bond, Michael Cavadias, Eisa Davis, Earl Dax, Angela Di Carlo, Miguel Gutierrez, Nicholas Gorham, Soozee Hwang and the Relastics, Mai Hisaishi, Our Lady J, Carol Lipnik, Heather Litteer, Amber Martin, Nancy Magarill, Carlos Ponton, Lady Rizo, Viva Ruez, Chris Rael, Tammy Faye Starlite, Sofia Tosello, Roseanna Vitro, Natti Vogel, Sanda Weigl, Geo Wyeth, and Pinky Weitzman with Waving Not Drowning

April 28: Penny Arcade, Louisa Bradshaw, Seth Bedford, Machine Dazzle Flower, Miss Guy, Heather Greene, Kathleen Hanna and the Julie Ruin, Benjamin Ickes, John Kelly, Taylor Mac, Julie Atlas Muz, Sofia Rei, Rob Roth, David Sloane, Esq., Vlada Tomova & her Bulgarian trio. January 2013

January 25th, 8 – 10 PM
The 9 Songwriter Series” 90 W. Houston Street New York NY

December 2012
Wednesday, December 19th; 8 – 10 PM
The Living Room, NY
154 Ludlow Street
A benefit for Natasha (see here for details)
I will be performing with a host of wonderful performers

August 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
The 9 Songwriter Series” @ the Metro Gallery
1700 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Tickets $10.00
“Founded in 2008 by singer/songwriter Justin Trawick, “The 9 Songwriter Series” is a touring live music event based in Washington, DC. The show was created with the idea of nine artists getting together and combining their talents in order to play in nicer clubs and to larger amounts of people. Each installment features nine solo singer/songwriters performing in rotation and often sitting in with each other, providing audiences with a rich, intimate, varied listening experience. Where else can you hear almost 30 songs from nine different artists for only $10? To date, over 60 different artists have participated in “The 9”, at events in DC, Arlington, Bethesda, Baltimore, Annapolis, New York City, Richmond, Charlottesville, Charlotte, and Philadelphia. Follow and Like “The 9” on Facebook and twitter “.

May 2012

May 4th, First Friday Live
Rocketeria outdoor concert 7-9PM
18120 Hillcrest Avenue, Olney, MD 20832

April 2012

March 2012
Under the Covers
Local artists covering their favorite local artists
with Jonathan Spottiswoode, Alan Merrill, Sarah Legal-Lazar & Andy Monroe

Monday, March 26 7 PM
the Living Room
154 Ludlow Street

Solo Gig @ Felicia’s Atomic Lounge
March 4th, 7 – 9 PM
Felicia’s Atomic Lounge
508 West State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
607.273.2219 /

February 2012

Under the Covers, a new monthly series launches!!!
Local artists covering their favorite local artists
Hosted by me & Carol Lipnik
February 27th, 7 PM@ The Living Room, NYC; w /special guests Nadia Ackerman, Joy Askew, Matt Berger & Lee Feldman
this will be held the last Monday of every month @ the Living Room

January 2012

Official Record Release:
Monday, January 16, 8 PM
The Living Room
154 Ludlow Street, NYC
w/ Thad DeBrock, Yuval Lion & Christopher Kuffner

December 2011

Bond Xmas Benefit
Thursday, December 15 – @ the Living Room
a benefit for Nathan and Elisa Bond; hosted by Nadia Ackerman
NYU – Tisch School of the Arts

September 2011

Araby at the Fringe Festival,
Encore Series
Sat 9/17 @5PM: Tickets
Sun 9/18 @7PM: Tickets
Sun 9/25 @8:30PM: Tickets
Join Us to hear the songs for which Chris received the FringeNYC 2011 award for music composition!

August 2011Araby at the Fringe Festival, @ the Annex @ La mama
Written and conceived by Chris Rael / Director – Awoye Timpo
74A East 4th Street
(btw Bowery & 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10003

Showtimes are:
Sat Aug 13, 2:30-4
Wed Aug 17, 6:15-7:45
Fri Aug 19, 2-3:30
Sat Aug 20, 7:30-9
Sun Aug 21, 12-1:30

July 14-16 -Twelfth Night, or, What You Will – Times TBA, Lake George: I have composed the music for this production

June 24th – 25th – Twelfth Night, or, What You Will – 6-8PM, riverside Park @ 72nd Street, NYC: I have composed the music for this production

May 24thRockwood Musical Hall – 7 PM
Free Show with Daniel Mintseris; keys/toys, Thad DeBrock; gtr/bass, Yuval Lion; drums


June 2014
Mankynde: Musical by Nancy Magarill and Julie Crosby; reading at the Women’s Project, NYC

Spring 2014
Poetry Project, NYU

November 2013
Richard II, NYU

May 2013

The Poetry Project, NYU

March 2013

Richard III
NYU, Studio III

November 2012

King John
NYU, Studio III

October 2012

Measure for Measure
Abe Burrows Theatre
721 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
Directed by Daniel Spector