Julian Fleisher is a singer, writer, producer and performer living in New York. With his Rather Big Band, he has performed with the likes of Jennifer Holiday, Martha Plimpton, Molly Ringwald, Michael Feinstein, Justin Vivian Bond, Kenny Mellman, Bridget Everett, Lauren Graham, Tonya Pinkins and Diana Krall. He recently appeared as George Davis in Gabe Kahane’s February House at The Public Theater, as the Cat in Stephin Merritt's Coraline at MCC and he is a member of Elevator Repair Service. Julian wrote the music for the plays Almost, Maine and The Performers on Broadway and he is the composer/lyricist of the new musical Measure of Success with librettist Kirsten Guenther, which has received grants and residencies from The Rockefeller Brothers, The Orchard Project, The Lark and the Peter S. Reed Foundation. A native of Baltimore and a graduate of Yale, Julian produced CDs for himself, Kiki & Herb and Ana Gasteyer, among others, but he began his professional career as a writer — he's the author of many books on the subjects of grammar, self-improvement and vocabulary from Random House as well as The Drag Queens of New York: An Illustrated Field Guide (Riverhead). A genuine "renaissance man", Fleisher draws on a wealth of varied experiences to undress the American songbook (as well as his guests) in a fresh, quirky and entertaining way. As the editors of iTunes Music wrote of his latest CD, Finally (Modern Records), “It’s as if Fleisher can get away with anything. “ julianfleisher.com / @JulianFlei
Julian Fleisher appears in the following:
Friday, May 04, 2018
Bite into a hot slice of NYC life at our variety show. Join us for a night of games, soulful soundscapes and irreverent theater. Plus, a May the Fourth Star Wars Costume Contest!
Friday, April 06, 2018
Bite into a hot slice of NYC life as Julian Fleisher hosts a night of comedy, music and dance in this installment of 44 Charlton.
Friday, March 02, 2018
Julian Fleisher hosts a night of comedy, music, circus and neo-boylesque in the March installment of NYC's gutsiest variety show. Watch live Friday, March 2 at 7pm.
Friday, February 02, 2018
Bite into a hot slice of NYC life with the gutsiest comedy, music, dance, theater, spoken word, and genre-bending performances smashed onto a single stage, hosted by Julian Fleisher.
Friday, January 05, 2018
Bite into a hot slice of NYC as Julian Fleisher hosts critically acclaimed mentalist and mind reader Vinny Deponto, legendary performance artist Penny Arcade and vocalist Joseph Keckler.
Friday, November 03, 2017
Julian Fleisher hosts Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins, John Roberts (Linda Belcher on "Bob's Burgers"), comedian Harrison Greenbaum and trumpeter Eganam Segbefia.
Friday, June 02, 2017
In the final show of the season, Julian Fleisher hosts acclaimed dance company Pilobolus, stand-up comedian Liz Miele and theater performance by Elevator Repair Service.
Friday, May 05, 2017
Hosted by Julian Fleisher and featuring comedian Wali Collins, singer-songwriter Jessica Rowboat, dance company The Dance Cartel and Prune restaurant's Gabrielle Hamilton.
Monday, April 24, 2017
On the eve of what would be the great American jazz singer's 100th birthday, we honor Ella Fitzgerald with performances by celebrated artists.
Friday, February 03, 2017
Watch a our monthly feast of music, comedy, dance, poetry, art, and more hosted by the inimitable Julian Fleisher.
Friday, January 06, 2017
Watch a live video stream featuring comedy by Kenny Shults, poetry by Miles Hodges, circus performance by Eric Schmalenberger and music by American Candy and Champagne Jerry.
Friday, November 04, 2016
Watch a video stream featuring music by Julian Velard and Vicky Kristina Barcelona, comedy by Sydnee Washington, illusions by Steve Cuiffo and a boylesque act by James Tigger! Ferguson.
Friday, October 07, 2016
Featuring comedian Michelle Buteau, music by Adam Platt and Amy Leon, a scary story from horror filmmaker Larry Fessenden and a performance by Adrienne Truscott.