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54 Below

A Nonprofit Cabaret Venue

A champion of alternative characters and storylines, Riley Thomas makes his Feinstein’s/54 Below debut with his unique blend of dark, somber and hopeful contemporary musical theatre, influenced by pop, rock and jazz. Enlisting great voices within the industry to perform stand-alones and songs from his shows, Riley has built a heartfelt, humorous, emotional journey that encourages the audience to dig deeper. Riley’s music explores old truths with fresh angles and new ideas with fearless simplicity.

A prolific playwright, screenwriter and composer, Riley’s musicals Stuck and Wearing Black have collectively won 5 accolades at the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) including recognition for book, music and lyrics. Stuck has since gone on to be made into a major Hollywood motion picture starring Giancarlo Esposito, Amy Madigan and Ashanti, with expected release this winter. He is a 2016 Weston Playhouse Invited Artist, winner of an Anna Sosenko Assist Trust Grant and Johnny Mercer Songwriter’s Certificate.

When a song doesn’t need to resort to vocal pyrotechnics, gimmicks, or stunts to be effective, the true power of musical theatre is revealed. Join us for a memorable night of contemporary musical theatre that is sure to leave you reeling! 

Alexis Field
Mel Johnson Jr.
Erin Maya
Kate Rockwell
Heath Saunders
Viet Vo
Gretchen Wylder 
Blanca Camacho

Past Performances

  • Fri, Aug 19 :9:30 pm
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