Beckie Menzie

 

Member profile details

Membership level
Professional
First name
Beckie
Last name
Menzie
Phone
773-334-5064
City
Chicago
State
IL
Zip Code
60660
Profile Photo
Skills
musical director, marketing, accompanist, composer, pianist
Skill Sets
  • Accompanist
  • Arranger/Charts/Transcriber
  • Coach - Cabaret
  • Coach - Performance
  • Coach - Vocal
  • Musical Director
  • Pianist
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
About Me
BECKIE MENZIE has appeared at some of the nation’s top nightclubs and concert venues including the legendary Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre and Park West, as well as at concert halls and art series across the country. Hailed by Chicago’s WGN Radio as “one of the city’s finest cabaret performers,” Beckie was featured in Michael Feinstein’s Now & Then Series for her Carnegie Hall debut. She has been a featured performer at many of the Mabel Mercer Cabaret Conventions in New York, The Hamptons and in Chicago, as well as many performances for the Chicago Humanities Festival, where she has served as a performer, director and musical director.
Repertoire
Beckie Solo shows: "I Love A Piano's Fascinating Rhythms" the music of Irving Berlin and George Gershwin.

Beckie Menzie Has No Standards....a showstopping, heartfelt and comedic music tour de force.

Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael:

"Reel Love"

"Broadway - Our Way"

"Better Two-gether" musical duos

"Home For The Holidays"

"All In The Musical Family"

"Isn't It Iconic" - musical icons like Sinatra, Streisand, Judy, Michael Jackson, Ella and much more.

"I Hear Music" the great American songbook The Music of Rodgers, Hart & Hammerstein
Quotes from fans and press
“You could swear she lived every moment of the song. Her voice is thick like a summer rain ... sumptuous playing.”
-- Justin Hayford, The Chicago Reader

“Menzie’s warm voice and unerring phrasing give dimension and vitality to music...in Menzie’s voice and trained fingers on piano, her music dances and aches with life.”
-- Deborah Sederberg, News Dispatch

“...delivers not only a beautifully solid vocal performance (we always knew she could sing) but also a well-grounded characterization. Her Bus From Amarillo is a truly touching moment.”
-- Marsha Fulmer, Elkhart Truth

“Beckie Menzie, Chicago’s ‘diva-in-demand,’ has released her long-awaited debut disc Heart & Soul, and it is a heartfelt and soulful musical experience.”
-- Gregg Shapiro, Boston Bay Windows

“...strong, smoky vocals, inventive keyboard playing and the rare ability to live a song, not just sing it.”
-- Bill Carlton, Fort Wayne News Sentinel
 

Teachers and Coaches

I would like to be listed in the Directory of Teachers and Coaches
  • Yes
Teaches:
I work with singer/actors in finding material, polishing your song, arrangements, and show development and well being an external eye to refine and perfect your show.

I teach classes in MUSICSPEAK - how to communicate with the darned piano player….and THE AUDITION!
Where:
I teach out of my home and also do Master Classes in college for theatre companies.
Philosophy (50 words or less):
My studio is a safe and creative place to take chances and really pay attention to all the details to perfect your song and show.
Class schedule or availability:
Email bjmenzie@aol.com for availability.