The Coffee House annual dinner : songs from the Gilded Age

feat. Steve Ross, Kathy Frankovic, & Hal Glatzer
plus, cocktail music from Nancy Winston

Dec 7, 2022
5:30 PM | Drinks
6:00 PM | Cocktail Music
6:30 PM | Program
7:30 PM | Dinner
skylight gallery

Open to Coffee House and Salmagundi members
Program is FREE to attend
Eventbrite RSVP required

$50 + tax (no tip) for prix fixe dinner; includes wine
Reservations for dinner required; card payments only
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You will have the option of RSVP-ing for the event alone, or for both the performance and dinner. Dinner must be pre-paid via Eventbrite.
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About the Event

To celebrate the 107th birthday of The Coffee House Club, the night will feature cocktail music from Nancy Winston at 6pm, followed by songs from The Gilded Age with Steve Ross, Kathy Frankovic, and Hal Glatzer. The conviviality will continue over dinner afterward.

About the Performers

Steve Ross was dubbed the “Crown Prince of New York Cabaret” many years ago. He hasn’t lost his title. In fact, the only change today would be dropping “New York.” In the past decade alone Steve has performed around the country and around the world in every kind of venue – from Rio de Janeiro to Sydney, from Carnegie Hall to Lincoln Center and from cabarets to theaters.

Kathy Frankovic has been a professor, a producer and a pollster. She is still a pollster. But she has performed — before and after her decades at CBS News — when she and Hal moved to Hawaii. Lots of Gilbert and Sullivan. Favorite role: Reverend Mother in Nunsense. The one they won’t let her forget: the Birdwoman in Mary Poppins.

Hal Glatzer has been singing all his life. He got his first paying gig at age 12, as a soprano in the Boys’ Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera. He started performing folk music in the ’60s, and played bluegrass banjo through the ’70s. Since the ’80s, he has focused on the musical roots of his native island — Manhattan — playing guitar and performing the “great American songbook” of hits from Tin Pan Alley and Broadway.

Nancy Winston has been playing in NYC’s hotels since the late 60’s. She’s appeared at such vintage venues as Harry’s Bar at the Palace Hotel, the Oak and Edwardian Rooms at the Plaza Hotel, the Gotham Hotel (now the Peninsula) and the Cafè de la Paix at the St. Moritz Hotel (now the Ritz Carlton). For twenty years she held the weekend chair at the Cafè Pierre and most recently, along with Kathleen Landis and Daryl Sherman, she appeared at the Bar Seine in the Plaza Athènèe Hotel. On her CD “My Shining Hour” she is joined by Jay Leonhart on bass and Max Weinberg on drums.


If you plan to stay for dinner, and would like to have the prix-fixe, you may pre-pay when RSVP-ing via Eventbrite to guarantee your prix-fixe meal reservation or order from the prix-fixe when you come in. Otherwise, you are welcome to order from the a la carte menu (wine is not included when ordering a la carte). Thank you!