My Life in Concert: Oscar-nominated songstress Lainie Kazan will be using songs to talk about her life, her loves, her Broadway shows, TV series, and movies like My Favorite Year and My Big Fat Greek Wedding. She will thrill you with the many roles she has played and the musicals she starred in… Funny Girl, Man of La Mancha, Gypsy, Fiddler On the RoofSee Saw, My Favorite Year, Hello, Dolly!, The Rink, Showboat and many others.  If that isn’t enough, she will share all the inside gossip about all of them. 





Lainie Kazan is a multi-award winner in film, television and on stage. Kazan began her career as Barbra Streisand’s understudy in the Broadway production of Funny Girl.  She soon became the “chanteuse” of her native New York, appearing in nightclubs and as a guest on virtually every top variety and talk show on television. She appeared on The Dean Martin Show an unequalled 26 times, hosted her own variety special on NBC. Appearing at San Francisco’s Fairmont Hotel, Lainie attracted the attention of Francis Ford Coppola who offered her a role in One from the Heart.  The following year, Kazan was nominated for a Golden Globe Award as Best Supporting Actress in Richard Benjamin’s My Favorite Year with Peter O’Toole. A few of her other films include Lust in the Dust, Beaches, The Cemetery Club, and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 1 & 2. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for St. Elsewhere. Kazan guest starred on Will & Grace, recurred on The Nanny and Desperate Housewives and played Arthur’s main squeeze on King of Queens.

Kazan received a Tony nomination for her role in the musical version of My Favorite Year at the Lincoln Center.  She produced and starred on Broadway with Bette Midler, Madeline Kahn, Patti LuPone, Elaine Stritch and Andrea Martin in Doin What Comes Natur’lly, and an all-star tribute to Ethel Merman. As for her music career, Kazan has sung with the Boston Pops, the Cleveland Pops and performed to sold out houses throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States.  She has performed in Las Vegas for over 30 years and at such venues as The Greek Theatre, Carnegie Hall and the hallowed stages of New York’s Rainbow and Stars. She is a frequent headliner at Feinstein’s in New York City and in Los Angeles. A recording artist, her CDs include her jazz collections, “Lainie Kazan – In The Groove” and “Body and Soul.”  She has recorded 5 albums under the MGM label and was awarded Best New Artist award in 1968.