News/Events

Ongoing Projects: Sierra attends informal and educational readthrus of musical theater works
throughout the year in New York City. Past roles have included:

    Joanne – Company
    Baker’s Wife – Into The Woods
    Emma Goldman – Ragtime
    Golde – Fiddler On the Roof
    Violet – 9 to 5
    Mother Burnside/ Mrs. Upson – Mame
    Mrs Potts – Beauty and the Beast
    Miss Hannigan – Annie
    Tessie Tura – Gypsy
    Acid Queen – The Who’s Tommy
Broadway’s Future Holiday Concert

Sierra will sing in a quartet of a song co-written by Jonathon Lynch and Gil Varod, in an evening of original songs. Produced, directed, and hosted by John Znidarsic

Monday, December 16th, 2019
6:00 pm

Tickets are Free
View Playbill.com and Broadwayworld.com coverage:

“Produced, Directed and Hosted by John Znidarsic, this special concert features an array of ALL NEW HOLIDAY SONGS written by some of today’s most talented composers and lyricists performed by some of New York’s freshest talents.”

Bruno Walter Auditorium
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center
111 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10023

Blue Wave 2020: The Voting Rights Show

On Martin Luther King’s Birthday, many of New York Cabaret’s most talented and politically passionate performers launch the 2020 Election Campaign Season with an exciting variety show celebrating Democracy and the protection of voting rights in America. All ticket sales to support the Stacey Abrams-led anti-voter suppression organization FAIR FIGHT 2020. Produced and hosted by Stephen Hanks.

Monday, January 20th, 2020
7:00 pm (Doors open 6pm)

The Secret Room Hidden Cabaret
707 8th Ave
New York, NY 10036
Tickets and info: HiddenCabaret.com

Glamour & Grit

Saturday, November 16th, 2019: Vampingo Productions presented a Climate Change Theatre Action Festival event, “Glamour & Grit” hosted by the Dramatists Guild Foundation, 356 W. 40th St, New York, NY 10036.
Tickets and info: BroadwayWorld.com

Sondheim Unplugged: Into Sweeney Todd’s Woods at Feinstein’s 54 Below

October 27, 2019: Marquee Five sang in Into Sweeney Todd’s Woods: Sondheim Unplugged at 54 Below, NYC.

Dutch Treat Club

Sierra performed a luncheon-time set with pianist Bill Zeffiro, alongside speaker Jean Naggar.

November 5, 2019
12:00 PM – 02:00 PM
The Players Club
16 Gramercy Park S
New York, NY

RSVP and Info here

Saxe and the City: IndieWorks’ Benefit Performance

Sierra performed as part of composer showcase Saxe and the City at The Duplex, NYC, September 20, 2019:

“Sierra Rein’s convincing performance of “I Leap” showed off her diverse range when she sang, “It’s all up to me, here on the ledge, I pledge to make that Le—ap.” As she shied away from diving off and then followed through with that intention later in the song, we could really feel the character grow.” – Chris Struck, Cabaret Scenes
Sierra Rein and “Running in Place” was awarded the 2019 BISTRO AWARD WINNER for OUTSTANDING DEBUT and the 2019 MAC Award for Best Debut – March, 2019

Sierra sang and accept her award for Outstanding Debut at The 2019 Bistro Awards Gala. From BistroAwards.com: “True to the Bistro tradition of honoring outstanding work whether performed by a veteran artist or a relative newcomer, the Bistro Awards pays tribute to cabaret favorite Ricky Ritzel for his delightfully entertaining Musical Series, Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway, and to singer Sierra Rein for Debut. Rein made her first solo appearance last year with an impressive performance that covered the gamut from humor to drama, but with a strong emotional undercurrent that turned her show into a deeply moving experience.”

More information at BistroAwards.com
Read the list the people Sierra sends her heartfelt thanks to in greater detail.

Then, Sierra was the winner of the 2019 MAC Award for Best Debut. The Awards ceremony, at which the winners of the evening were announced, took place on March 26th, 2019 at Sony Hall, 235 W. 46th Street. Sierra accepted the award and sang “Come On-A My House” with Bill Zeffiro at the piano, Matt Scharfglass on bass, and Don Kelly on drums. Visit CabaretScenes.org for a full list of winners.

Sondheim Unplugged at Feinstein’s 54 Below:

Marquee Five Performances

“Back Porch Swing” at The Laurie Beechman Theater, New York City, March 1, 2019:

“Alto Sierra Rein’s vocal versatility is well-known in New York’s cabaret community, and kudos to Hemming for showcasing it in featured vocal lines that swooped thrillingly from deep in her chest register up into the stratosphere. A deeply grounded performer, her un-showoffy featured turns (I’ll Be Seeing You (Irving Kahal, Sammy Fain) and Stompin’ At The Savoy (Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson, Chick Webb, Andy Razaf)) were riveting in their simplicity and vocal luster.” – Jennie Litt, Cabaret Hotspot. Read the full review

    Marquee Five sang at The Tin Pan in Richmond, VA, May 11, 2019.
    Marquee Five presented “8-Track Throwback” at The Laurie Beechman Theater, NYC and the New Jersey Cabaret Festival in Morristown, NJ, May 31 and June 1, 2019
    Marquee Five sang in “The Lineup” with Susie Mosher at The Birdland Theater, NYC, June 25, 2019.
    Marquee Five sang in The Lineup at The Birdland Theater, NYC, September 24, 2019.