Renee Katz is a buoyant, optimistic Cabaret star whose powerful, rapturous, playful soprano reminds many of her fans of Barbara Cook because, like Cook, Renee Katz sings with her whole heart in the same exquisitely intimate way Cook did...Renee gives Jule her all.
~Myra Chanin, Theater Pizzazz
"She can deliver a ballad as sweetly as a breeze caressing the leaves. Renee has also written poetry reflecting a spectrum of her emotions across the years: anger, grief, regret, vulnerability, hope and, for sure, love."
~Clyde Haberman, The New York Times
Renee Katz, in her illustrious soprano, amplified the hope and longing as the song progressed. She brought Herman’s message to vivid life.
~Todd Sussman, Cabaret Scenes
The audience is hers from the moment she utters her first sound...An extremely focused rendition of Skylark (music Hoagy Carmichael/lyrics Johnny Mercer) took on new meaning bringing a warmth and tenderness, only to be equaled by the sad, yet stunning reality of “Meadowlark” (music/lyrics Stephen Schwartz from The Baker’s Wife).
~Sandi Durrell, Theater Pizzazz
And while it’s a treat regardless to hear Yeston’s luscious melodies from a pitch-perfect soprano like Katz’s, her voice warm and soothing, like cocoa upon coming in from the cold, it’s that parallel that really resonates, and makes the words she sings so gosh-darn powerful.
~Matt Smith, Theater Pizzazz
Renee's terrific show captivated, from her soaring range and beauty of voice, to her choice of probing songs, not just unusual, but pointed straight to those private most recesses of the human heart, to lodge there and stay, parts of us for good and ill.
~Stephen Downey, Patron of Cabaret Arts
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On Sunday evening, April 26, 2020 at 5:00 Renee will be reprising
WHEN IT HAPPENS TO YOU- RENEE KATZ SINGS JULE STYNE
at Temple Beth Sholom Of Flushing at 171-39 Northern Boulevard in Flushing. Call (718) 463-4143 for details and reservations.
*ENCORE PERFORMANCE: ON SUNDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 26TH AT 7 PM AT "DON'T TELL MAMA" LOCATED AT 343 West 46 Street, NYC IN:
"WHEN IT HAPPENS TO YOU-RENEE
KATZ SINGS JULE STYNE"
FOR RESERVATIONS: 212-757-0788 ORhttps://donttellmamanyc.com/shows/main/5930-when-it-happens-to-you-renee-katz-sings-jule-styne-1-26-20
* ON TUESDAY NIGHT, MAY 21, 2019 AT 7:30, I WILL BE APPEARING IN THE MABEL MERCER FOUNDATION'S JEROME KERN TRIBUTE AT CARNEGIE WEILL RECITAL HALL.
* ON SATURDAY NIGHT, JUNE 22, 2019 AT 9:30 (DINNER SEATING AT 8:00 PM), I WILL BE APPEARING AT THE BEACH CAFE' LOCATED AT 1326 SECOND AVE (at East 70th Street), NEW YORK, NY 10021. FOR RESERVATIONS PLEASE CALL 212-988-7299. More info to come...
* FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW A SHOW OF MINE WAS NOMINATED FOR THE BROADWAYWORLD CABARET AWARDS--- "ONLY FROM THE HEART CAN YOU TOUCH THE SKY" IN 2018 AND "NEVER BEEN GONE" IN 2017. THIS YEAR I WAS ALSO NOMINATED IN THE FEMALE VOCALIST CATEGORY.
* ON SATURDAY NIGHTS NOVEMBER 16th & 23rd
at 8:00PM and SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8th, 2019 at 4:30 PM I WILL BE APPEARING AT DON'T TELL MAMA DOING A JULE STYNE SOLO TRIBUTE SHOW WITH MUSICAL DIRECTOR EXTRAORDINAIRE JOHN M. COOK AND DIRECTED BY THE FABULOUS JEFF HARNAR. Details to follow...
* I AM PRESENTLY HARD AT WORK ON AN ALBUM ENTITLED "WINTER AWAKENINGS" WITH MY MUSICAL DIRECTOR JOHN M. COOK.
Debut at the 2018 Cabaret Convention
Cabaret sensation and award-nominated performer Renee Katz's captivating WINTER AWAKENINGS, a celebration of Maury Yeston's song cycle DECEMBER SONGS (and more) is a touching and authentic addition to this holiday season. Accompanied by music director John M. Cook and cellist Alon Bisk, Katz takes the audience on a deeply personal and emotional holiday journey with such Yeston classics as "Please Let's Not Even Say Hello" and "My Grandmother's Love Letters," along with original material such as "Start Again" by John Introcaso and Michael Colby. The cabaret is directed by Peter Schlosser.
We were able to get more info about why Katz chose this material when we sat down with her after the show to chat for a few minutes. Check out the video below