cabaret fellows

The Cabaret & Performance Conference Fellows Program is a dynamic opportunity for performers to refine their skills and stage presence with the guidance of an accomplished team of professionals. During an intense five-day period, this conference provides artistic guidance and expert instruction to a handful of participants chosen by application and invitation.

Applications for the 2020 Cabaret & Performance Conference are now closed.

The Cabaret Fellows program will be held online August 3-7.

The 2020 O'Neill Summer Season, including the Cabaret & Performance Conference will be held online. Learn more here.

learn from world-class artists

Conductor, composer, orchestrator, record producer, Grammy and two-time Emmy Award-winner.

Artistic Director

John McDaniel

Award-winning British songstress renowned for her vocal style, interpretation of song and radical approach to arrangements. 

2020 Master Teacher

Barb Jungr

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BroadwayWorld Best Cabaret Vocalist Award Winner and recipient of the Donald F. Smith & Margaret Whiting Awards from the Mabel Mercer Foundation. 

2020 Master Teacher

Natalie Douglas

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10-time MAC Award-winner, vocalist, director, producer, & booking manager with over 20 years in the NYC cabaret scene.  

2020 Guest Artist

Lennie Watts

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Tony Award-winning actress, whose career has encompassed TV, film, stage and concert work around the globe

2020 Guest Artist

Betty Buckley

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2020 Music Director

Brian J. Nash

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2020 Music Director

Tracy Stark

10-time MAC Award winner, Bistro Award winner, winner of the Dottie Burman Songwriter of the Year Award. Singer/Songwriter, Musical Director, Conductor and Arranger

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2020 Music Director

Mark Hartman

New York-based pianist, coach, conductor, arranger and composer. Recipient of three MAC Awards and the Backstage Bistro Award for Music Direction

Four-time Tony Award-nominee, best known for her work in Fun Home, She Loves Me, Les Miserables, Rags, & Pocahontas.  

2017 Guest Artist

Judy Kuhn

Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle award nominee. Broadway showstopper and star on the silver screen.

2016 Guest Artist

Norm Lewis

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Grammy winner with career hits such as “Don’t Cry Out Loud,” “Midnight Blue,” and “You Should Hear How He Talks About You.”

2016 Guest Artist

Melissa Manchester

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Actor, dancer, singer, director, producer, and choreographer. Won ten Tony Awards, the National Medal of Arts and has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2013 Guest Artist

Tommy Tune

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