Billy Stritch is one of the premier singer-pianists on the New York and national jazz and cabaret scene and recent solo shows The Mel Tormé Songbook and The Jazz Of Cy Coleman garnered rave reviews from critics in New York City and abroad. Billy had the pleasure of knowing Marvin Hamlisch personally and he and Marvin co-created the arrangements for Liza Minnelli’s Broadway Show Minnelli on Minnelli (a tribute to Liza’s father director Vincent Minnelli) in 1999. Billy’s most recent Broadway credit was as musical supervisor and pianist for Liza’s Tony Award winning show Liza’s At The Palace. His latest solo CD release is “Billy Stritch Sings Mel Tormé”, a salute to one of his musical heroes. He’s also the composer of the Grammy Award winning song “Does He Love You” which was a number one hit for Reba McEntire. Billy holds court at Bemelman’s Bar at the Carlyle Hotel on selected Sunday nights and is also the resident pianist for Jim Caruso’s Cast Party, the long-running open mic night that happens every Monday night at New York’s legendary Birdland Jazz Club.