Cabaret favorites Nicolas King (the longest-running Chip in Disney's Beauty and the Beast) and Seth Sikes (associate director for Broadway's The Band’s Visit and The Nance) are joining forces for a limited concert tour entitled The New Belters, which will premiere October 29 at The Green Room 42 in New York City.
King and Sikes will subsequently bring their exuberant American Songbook repertoire to nightclubs across the country, including Los Angeles' Vitello's November 6, Palm Springs, California's Oscars November 12, and Las Vegas' Gatsby's Supper Club November 18.
The vocalists will be accompanied by musical directors Michael Orland (New York, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs) and David Loeb (Las Vegas).
King and Sikes joined forces this past June for the first time to celebrate the late Judy Garland's 100th birthday. King says, “Seth and I share similar musical tastes, and watching him perform is a joy.” Sikes adds, “Like me, Nicolas respects the artists who paved the way for us, and treats the material lovingly so it really soars. He’s an enormous talent, and I’m honored to share the stage with him.”
King toured the country as Liza Minnelli’s opening act, and has performed on stages all over the world from Carnegie Hall to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Sikes is one of New York City’s top draws, regularly selling out-shows at NYC’s 54 Below with acclaimed musical tributes to Judy Garland, Bernadette Peters, Barbra Streisand, and more.