MAC Award-winning composer and frequent cabaret accompanist John McMahon steps back into the center ring at Don’t Tell Mama, reprising his 2016 one-man show, Bottoms Up! Playing for one night only, on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7 PM, Bottoms Up! features songs about booze, sing-alongs about booze and jokes about booze. While he’s at it, McMahon also shares “behind the scenes” stories of Broadway and his gig at Don’t Tell Mama’s piano bar.
Described as “part cabaret, part piano bar and part Kathy Griffin,” McMahon sings his own original tunes, plus the songbook of composers as diverse as Billy Joel, Andrew Lippa, Don McLean, Bruce Springsteen, Maury Yeston and several others.
John McMahon intended to study opera, but found himself music-directing USO tours and then eventually serving as a music director, vocal coach and pianist for a host or performers, including a 20-year association with Ruby Rims. With a long list of collaborations on his resumé, he claims to have played every single room in New York City. McMahon also music directed the improv group Chicago City Limits and for theater works such as The Prince of Central Park and the revival of Oh! Kay on Broadway. He’s a Bistro Award and Nightlife Award winner and among many other credits can be heard on the soundtrack of the critically acclaimed Japanese made-for-television movie A Table for Two.
John McMahon, Bottoms Up!, Don’t Tell Mama (343 West 46 Street), Saturday, December 2 at 7 PM. $25 cover/two drink minimum (cash only). Reservations at 212-265-0001