Described by The New Yorker as “funny and touching, ceaselessly clever and scarily talented” UK born, US raised singer-songwriter, Nellie McKay, switches deftly between cabaret, pop, vocal jazz, folk and film music. Her 2004 debut album ‘Get Away From Me’, recorded with Beatles sound engineer Geoff Emerick, received 5 star reviews in the UK press. Two years later she won a Theatre World Award for her portrayal of Polly Peachum in the Broadway production of ‘The Threepenny Opera’. With 5 albums under her belt, McKay has also made a name for herself on the NYC cabaret scene with three acclaimed musical biographies, the latest of which ‘A Girl Named Bill – the Life and Times of Billy Tipton’, performed at celebrated NYC cabaret venue 54 Below, was named by the New York Times as One of the Best Concerts of 2014.
Despite being born in London, this special run of shows for the London Festival of Cabaret marks McKay’s debut cabaret performances in the city.