Here's Billy now!
|I SHOT THIS OF BILLY SATURDAY NIGHT|
Billy Stritch, for the three people who may not know, is a singer, composer, arranger, Grammy-winner and accompanist. His big break came when Liza Minnelli walked into a bar...(I know...) and discovered him playing piano. He became her accompanist and was discovered in a big way.
Billy and Cast Party's Jim Caruso now play frequently in Bemelman's Bar at the Carlyle. Billy also has a full scheudle with his own appearances and records, plus he continues to accompany his "great ladies."
When Billy plays the piano, or plays and sings, and I can't keep my eyes off him. His focus, passion, and emotions are all over his face. His eyes twinkle--he gets all the jokes--and he's so beautifully happy all the time. He was in Los Angeles to be with Linda Lavin for her Catalina debut.
|Michele Lee and Stanley Frielich|
|David Lawrence and Jackie Joseph|
|Michael Stern and Roslyn Kind|
The Catalina Bar and Grill, (thank you Manny and Catalina)in fact, has become a home away from home for those of us who live here who miss New York. It's like a clubhouse. This coming Friday Megan Hilty will be making her L.A. club debut there. The gang, I'm sure, will be out in force.