Her Music. Her Story. Her Time….is NOW. 100 years of hits by legendary women such as Dorothy Parker, Joni Mitchell, Dolly Parton, Nina Simone, Stevie Nicks, Marilyn Bergman, Carole King, Valerie Simpson, many others.
Conceived by: Brenda and Barry Levitt
Musical Direction by Joe Baker featuring Carolee Goodgold, Gabrielle Lee, Heidi Weyhmueller and Victoria
This innovative musical revue was originally performed at Birdland in 2006. It’s updated. It’s relevant NOW. All proceeds from this performance benefit the Barry Leviit Foundation, bringing musical instruments, instruction and mentoring to undeserved youth.
Carolee Goodgold is a singer/actress/voiceover artist. She can be heard on hundreds of commercials, records, industrials and audiobooks, and she has performed on theatrical and concert stages worldwide. She recorded her first album when she was 16, “The Lord’s Prayer” for Peter Pan Records. She holds a BFA in Acting and Directing from Ithaca College. While in Ithaca, she recorded many commercials and joined local favorites “Desperado”. She recorded 2 albums and 3 music videos with them and toured the US for 7 years. They opened for many major acts and were often the headliners themselves. She has recorded and/or performed with such diverse acts as Carly Simon, Keely Smith, Rosie O’ Donnell, The Chieftains, Marie Osmond, Albanian star Frederic Doci, The Bingo Boys, David Friedman, Sandi Patty, and toured with country star Larry Gatlin’s band for several years.
Gabrielle is a successful performer, worldwide guest entertainer and actress. She is no stranger to the world of musical theater and live entertainment, having worked as a backing vocalist with Harry Belafonte, made vocal appearances with artists such as Michael Bolton, Natalie Cole, Steely Dan, Marvin Hamlish and friends with the New York Pops, Cab Calloway Orchestras and the Barry Levitt Trio. She has traveled the world as a guest artist developing and arranging her solo performances for a number of live concerts, jazz venues and commercial shows. She has taken leading roles in Broadway national and European tours, Off Broadway and in regional theaters across the U.S. in such shows as Dreamgirls, Smokey Joe’s Café, Man of La Mancha, Showboat, Ain’t Misbehavin, Once On This Island and Birdland’s “Her Song” –the MAC award-winning musical tribute to female composers and lyricists.
Heidi Weyhmueller has performed in theatres throughout the United States and Canada. Roles include Ellen in Miss Saigon at Westchester Broadway Theatre; Jenny in The Diviners, Maggie in Lend Me a Tenor, Sarah in God’s Favorite, and Sally Cato in Mame at Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre; Cinderella in Into The Woods and Antonia in Man of La Mancha at Circle Player’s; Mary Jane in Big River at Northern Stage; Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof at Clarence Brown Theatre.
Victoria was born in New Orleans and raised in Las Vegas by a jazz bassist and a ballroom-dancing Playboy Bunny. Naturally, she found the allure of show business irresistible, and made her first professional appearance at age 5 as “Belinda of the Day” on the Bozo The Clown Show. Somewhat later and after a brief stop to study music and basketball-watching at UNLV, Ms. Cave went on to appear in various production shows as a singer, dancer, and professional ice-skater in Las Vegas, Japan, and Europe. She finally made the move to NYC as the ’90s dawned. Her credits include Broadway: The Who’s Tommy, Cabaret, The Boy From Oz; First Nat’l tours: How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Aida. Other favorite projects include tours and TV appearances with Grammy-winning band Steely Dan, Grammy-nominated outfit The East Village Opera Company, Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata, and the feel-good musical Me & Mrs. Jones, starring Lou Rawls and Darlene Love, featuring the original Sounds of Philadelphia orchestra. Victoria loves to explore new horizons with her talented friends both as a sidelady and a lady boss and is excited to interpret herstory through Her Song.