Melissa Manchester with special guest Billy Stritch

Queensborough and CUNY are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus), and our top priority is the well-being of our students, faculty and staff.

Due to current concerns about COVID-19, all student club events and activities have been canceled or postponed. Opportunities for virtual gatherings for clubs and events will be determined at a later date.


This Performing Arts and Film is for General Public


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Grammy Award winning artist Melissa Manchester graduated from the High School of Performing Arts, entered New York University and studied songwriting from none other than Paul Simon. While working as a solo singer/pianist in NY, she met Barry Manilow and Bette Midler. She became one of Bette Midler’s backup singers and six months later had a recording contract. Her smash hit singles include: Midnight Blue, Through The Eyes Of Love and Don’t Cry Out Loud to name a few. Her songs have been recorded by Barbra Streisand, Roberta Flack, Johnny Mathis, Cleo Laine and Barbara Cook, among many others. Melissa Manchester starred in Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Song And Dance and Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, co-starred with Bette Midler in the film For The Boys, had a recurring role in the hit television series Blossom, composed for Disney and so much more.

Joining Melissa is award-winning composer, arranger, vocalist and jazz pianist of extraordinary range Billy Stritch. With a resume that reads like a who’s who in show business, Billy has accompanied Mel Torme, Tony Bennett on the piano, arranged for Liza Minnelli, won a Grammy for the country song Does He Love You recorded by Reba McEntire, and appeared on Broadway in 42nd Street.

Be present for this special event when friends Melissa Manchester and Billy Stritch perform their hits, and dazzle us with classics from the Great American Songbook!

Ticket Prices: $50 (orchestra), $45 (rear orchestra)


Queensborough Performing Arts Center


Contact Name: Vinny Ticali

Contact Phone: 718-631-6311

Contact Email: VTicali@qcc.cuny.edu

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