Steven Brinberg writes and stars as Simply Barbra which is updated annually as he travels the globe with the show.
He appeared by invitation from the late Marvin Hamlisch with the Symphony Orchestras of Dallas, Milwaukee, Buffalo and Norfolk, and with Barbara Cook and the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. He narrated the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus concert at Avery Fisher Hall, written especially for him by Terrence McNally.
Mr. Brinberg has performed at Stephen Sondheim’s birthday concert at the Library of Congress; at Carnegie Hall with Uptown Express; and on Broadway in the concert version ofFunny Girlwith Whoopi Goldberg.
Simply Barbrahas twice toured Australia, New Zealand, and England, with West End runs at the Arts and Playhouse Theatres. The show has also played Singapore; Hong Kong; Sag Harbor (Bay Street Theatre); Philadelphia (Walnut Street Theatre), San Francisco (New Conservatory Theatre), Los Angeles (Cinegrill); Sun Valley (Bruce Willis’ Liberty Theatre), Atlantic City (Taj Mahal), Windsor, Ontario (Windsor Casino); Provincetown (Town Hall); Miami Beach (Colony Theatre): Houston (Theater Lab Houston); Albany (Empire Center); Arlington (Signature Theater); St. Louis (Sheldon Concert Hall); Chicago (Davenport’s); and 3 sold out turns at The Mohegan Sun Casino.
His film credits includeCamp, Boys Life,andNext Year in Jerusalem. Mr. Brinberg’s television appearances includeThe Rosie 0’Donnell Show, Sally Jessy Raphael,Jerry Springer,Bert Newton,Kerri Anne(Australia), Fox News Channel and MTV’sCelebrity Death Matchas the voice of David Spade. He appeared in two workshops of Ken Page’s musical,Nightlife, at Manhattan Theatre Club and Westbeth Theatre Centre, and inIvanovat the Jewish Rep.A two time Mac and Bistro award winner, Mr. Brinberg’s CDSimply Barbra Live in Londonis available on Jay Records, and a CD of duets featuring Kaye Ballard, Mimi Hines, Debbie Gravitte, Karen Mason and many others is available on LML Music.