JIM CARUSO’S CAST PARTY celebrates 19 years at Birdland

The traditional gift for those celebrating a 19th birthday is bronze. Unsurprisingly, no bronze was awarded at the Jim Caruso Cast Party’s birthday celebration on Monday, but the packed house was certainly entertained by performers with hearts of gold.

Check out photos from the event below!

The cast of characters who jumped onto the Birdland stage deserve to be named and thanked profusely! Listen to Crystal Lewis, Sharon McKnight, Julie Benko, Jason Yaeger, John Manzari, Madi Kaye, Jonathan Hoover, Michelle Johnson, Marta Sanders, Michael Winther, Luke Hawkins, Natalie Douglas, Satin Dollz, Gabrielle Stravelli, Pat O’Leary, Matt Baker , Susie Mosher, Ben Jones, Ron Abel, Jenna Esposito, Christine Lavin and Nicole Zuraitis. Of course, the Cast Party Symphony Orchestra, Billy Stritch, Steve Doyle and Daniel Glass helped produce the music. The live broadcast of the event brought a little more excitement to the scene. Producer Michael D’Angora did a wonderful job creating the stream, which boosted the viewership tremendously. The Jim Caruso Cast Party takes place every Monday at 9:30 p.m. at Birdland (315 West 44 Street, NYC).

Reservations can be made by calling 212-581-3080 or BirdlandJazz.com.

Photo credit: Kevin Alvey

Joseph K. Bennett