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A Nonprofit Cabaret Venue

Belting Bonnie’s Bon Voyage, with Matt Doyle & Laura Osnes
August 16, 2014

Cover Charge: $25/30/35/50

Cover Charge Additional $5 At Door

Food & Beverage Minimum $25

Sat, Aug 16 11:00pm Doors 10:00pm Buy Tickets


Well known on the New York concert scene as the singer who always stops the show, Bonnie Milligan is a force to be reckoned with. With her huge belting voice and one-of-a-kind stage presence, Bonnie has also made a splash in off-Broadway shows including Jasper in Deadland and Cuff Me! This fall, she will leave NYC to originate the role of Pat on the first national tour of Kinky Boots!

A Midwestern preacher’s daughter, Bonnie grew up in a trailer without much money, dreaming of performing someday. When her parents divorced, she moved to Ohio. While attending college at Ohio State, a mentor told her she’d “never make it as an actress, because of the fat thing”. Fearless up until that point, those words killed something inside of her. Upon moving to New York, Bonnie auditioned here and there but was typed out a lot — and started to hear the words of that mentor in her head, louder and louder. One day she decided to take a voice class at the Linklater Center, and during the class, she realized just how much those words 5 years earlier had affected her. After some therapy, Bonnie finally began to feel more confident and self-loving. She went to an open call at the Flea Theatre and got in! There, she met some incredible artists and began making connections – including with director/composer David Dabbon and writer Dick Scanlan, who asked her to premiere a new song in a concert. One thing led to another and before long, Bonnie was heating up concerts from 54 Below to Joe’s Pub, with an agent, and a national tour to boot!

Don’t miss this sensational belting phenomenon in her solo concert debut, as she brings down the house one last time before she struts across the country in the national tour of Kinky Boots.

With special guests Matt Doyle and Laura Osnes!