Tamara Tunie never does anything by half measure: from starring roles in films such as FLIGHT with Denzel Washington, 13 seasons on LAW AND ORDER: SVU and most recently a lead in the Sundance Channel series THE RED ROAD, roles on Broadway in plays such as JULIUS CAESAR and DREAMGIRLS or as a Tony Award winning producer for SPRING AWAKENING. And when she performed at Feinstein’s just after Hurricane Sandy, “Tamara Tunie restored the sparkle to New York City and gave the definitive answer “YES I SING”.
One critic wrote “She’s a song stylist who’s comfortable singing everything from Chuck Mangione’s “Land of Make Believe” to Victor Young and Jack Elliot’s “A Weaver of Dreams”. There was “Standing Room Only” at the end of the Feinstein’s run, despite a New York City still reeling from the hurricane.
Her recent show “Legends of the Burgh” at 54 Below found her “singing to packed standing room only crowd where she not only sang an unforgettable evening of jazz, but gave the audience a noteworthy history lesson – citing musical luminaries from her hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania”.
Ms. Tunie has performed with such incomparable musicians as Mike Renzi, Billy Stritch, and Roger Humphries, to name a few, and has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Penn State University Allegheny County’s Student Scholarship Fund, with her performances at ALL THAT’S JAZZ! She has graced the stage at the beautiful state of the art theatre at Malloy College’s MADISON THEATRE. She has also performed for the Mabel Mercer Foundation at TOWN HALL and at SYMPHONY SPACE, bringing down the house with music from Billie “Lady Day” Holiday to Cole Porter. Another critic wrote, “Tunie SWINGS, sings great, looks great!”
Having studied classically and with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Carnegie Mellon University, Ms. Tunie added Jazz several years ago and has performed at the legendary ALLEN ROOM of JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, and FEINSTEIN’S at the REGENCY.