|Ongoing Projects:||Sierra attends informal and educational readthrus of musical theater works
throughout the year in New York City. Past roles have included:
Irene Roth – Crazy for You
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
|Sondheim Unplugged at 54 Below
“A celebrated New York event since 2010, the BroadwayWorld and Bistro Award-winning series Sondheim Unplugged features some of Broadway and cabaret’s most dynamic voices, accompanied by piano only, delving into the musical world of Broadway’s master composer.”
Monday, January 26th, 2020
Sierra sang “The Flag Song” at 54 Below as part of the celebrated monthly series “Sondheim Unplugged.”
|Blue Wave 2020: The Voting Rights Show
Monday, January 20th, 2020: 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. Pianist: Ian Herman. Sierra sang “The Flag Song” by Stephen Sondheim:
View here on YouTube courtesy of Chet Whye Presentations.
|Broadway’s Future Holiday Concert
Sierra sang 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
“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.”
|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.
|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
|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 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.”
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:
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.