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The Chicago Tribune wrote "PHILLIP OFFICER joins the rank of great singers as he elevates his material with a natural effervescence you wish you could bottle." No stranger to great concert halls or smokey saloons, he's sung in myriad venues ranging from the Broadway Stage, to the world famous Carnegie Hall, to the legendary Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel.
Phillip originated the role of the "Geek" in the Broadway Tony-nominated musical SIDE SHOW, in addition to creating a leading role in the musical STARCROSSED at the Goodspeed Opera House-At-Chester (directed by Tony Award winner Martin Charnin and music by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori). He also made a cameo appearance in the Off-Broadway world premiere of ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS and RAGING QUEENS. Phillip's voice can be heard singing the title role of the "Prince" at the Marionette Theatre Central Park New York City in a production of SLEEPING BEAUTY.
Officer's arresting performances have earned him multiple awards:
NEW YORK NIGHTLIFE - Male Vocalist
MANHATTAN ASSOCIATION CABARETS - Male Vocalist & Recording
BACKSTAGE BISTRO - Male Vocalist & Recording
Phillip made guest appearances with Michael Feinstein in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall as part of Feinstein's NOW & THEN series. As a featured soloist, other New York credits: Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, Kaufman Theatre at 92 St Y, Russian Tea Room and Rainbow & Stars. Regional theatre appearances: Bay Street Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Festival, and Bucks County Playhouse. Serving as an ambassador in song for the Mabel Mercer Foundation, Phillip has traveled across the United States, in concert, to San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, Palm Springs, East Hampton and Rose Hall NYC.
Officer's recording, HEART AND SOUL (musical world of Hoagy Carmichael), features ocotgenarian jazz violinist legend, Johnny Frigo. New York Times declared, "Mr. Officer's innovative interpretations are unfailingly intelligent and precisely executed." Officer's debut songbook, FANCY MEETING YOU (lyrics of E.Y. "Yip" Harburg), was bestowed a Backstage Bistro Award. His second album, MANY A NEW DAY(the lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II), was declared "a shining example of cabaret art" by Billboard Magazine.
"In a world often devoid of authenticity, the engaging performer, PHILLIP OFFICER, is the real deal." REX REED
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