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54 Below

A Nonprofit Cabaret Venue

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54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents the return of The Lionel Cole Experience starring Lionel Cole!

After an extended tour in Australia, Lionel is making his way back to New York City for another performance at 54 Below with additional performances in Georgia and South Carolina. This all on the back of his successful “sold out” winter tour in the USA. Lionel is from a storied musical family as he is the son of Freddy Cole, a Grammy nominated jazz vocalist, the nephew of Nat King Cole, and the cousin of Natalie Cole. His musical style is known for drawing inspiration from Stevie Wonder, Prince, Chopin, and Samuel Barber.

With over 300 original works under his belt, Lionel has  performed with countless musical heavyweights such as Mariah Carey, having co-written her platinum song “Through The Rain,” Randy Jackson, and Joss Stone as well as producing numerous television and film compositions. Lionel has also been featured as part of Robert Downey Jr’s band.

Lionel is the host of the show, “Center Stage” for American Airlines with over 17 million listeners a month that has included guests such as Aloe Blacc, Laufey, Noah Kahan, Alfredo Rodriguez, and Dropkick Murphy to name a few. In 2007, Lionel arranged the Grammy Award-winning recording, “Family Affair,” with Vocals by John Legend, Joss Stone, and Van Hunt.

Lionel also earned several official Grammy Award Considerations in 2023 from The Recording Academy for Best Jazz Vocal Album and Best Recording Package (With Love), Best Jazz Vocal Performance (“All I Want for Christmas”), and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical (Cancel Christmas). Nicknamed the “Kilted Crooner,” Lionel, an American soul with a jazz heart and blues attitude will bring his smooth baritone voice to 54 Below for all to enjoy!

Lionel’s 10 member band (with 2 Grammy nominated members) will include: Clara Kennedy cello, Dana Lyn on violin, Elias Bailey on bass, John Chin on piano, Sean Moran on guitar, Tony Addison on drums, and Mike McGinnis leading the horn section on woodwinds.

Live from 54 Below is a new series featuring streams of LIVE performances direct from Broadway’s Living Room! Designed to make more shows accessible to fans from across the globe and to recreate the live experience, all shows will be presented exclusively at the time of performance with an in-house audience and will not be available on demand afterwards.

Past Performances

  • Tue, May 14
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