Jason Graae is certainly today’s “Crown Prince of Cabaret.” He combines amazing musicality with one of the most amazing comic sensibilities around. Scores of cabaret artists have also benefitted from him as a master teacher at the Cabaret Conference at Yale.
On the one occasion I had to personally meet him, he mentioned that he was going to be in an opera with Frederica Von Stade. I said, “Oh, your friend Flicka?” He laughed and I saw a little light go on in his eyes. Later I heard him say to someone else, “Oh, I’m going to be doing an opera in L.A. with Frederica Von Stade, you know, my friend Flicka.” I’ve never felt so comically validated.
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