Music Direction by Mike Renzi
October 13, 2019 at 5 p.m.
"This kid is amazing!" - Carol Burnett
"Watch out Show Biz, here comes Nicolas King!" - Liza Minnelli
"A precociously polished pop/jazz crooner" - New York Times
Nicolas King has been performing since age 4. He was seen first on Broadway in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, then in A THOUSAND CLOWNS opposite Tom Selleck, and HOLLYWOOD ARMS written by Carol Burnett and directed by Hal Prince, all before age 12. Other credits include Carnegie Hall, LincolnCenter, 8 consecutive annual performances on The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, THE VIEW, TODAY SHOW, and THE TONIGHT SHOW with JAY LENO.
Other career highlights include originating the role of “Oscar” on Discovery Kids’ KENNY AND THE SHARK, as well as over two dozen national Television commercials. His ‘Oscar Mayer Lunchables’ commercial went international and won the Golden Marble Award in 1998.
Nicolas went on the road with his mentor Liza Minnelli to perform as her opening act from 2002-2012. The Mabel Mercer Foundation awarded Nicolas their coveted ‘Julie Wilson Award’ at the 2010 Cabaret Convention at Lincoln Center. He’s the recipient of the 1995 Talent America Award, 2012 BISTRO Award for Outstanding Performer of the Year, 2015 AMG Heritage Award for Artist of the Year, the winner of the 2019 Legends Award, as well as receiving a Grammy consideration for his latest album, “On Another Note” with legendary jazz artist Mike Renzi (musical director for Peggy Lee and Mel Tormé for 25 years).
Mike Renzi is an Emmy Award winning musical director/composer, receiving 7 Emmy Awards and an astounding 17 Emmy nominations, along with 2 Grammy nominations. He has served as musical director for many of the greatest singers of our time including Frank Sinatra, Lena Horne, Eartha Kitt, Maureen McGovern, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. And for more than 25 years Mr. Renzi was musical director, producer and arranger for Mel Tormé and Peggy Lee.