BRANDON MAGGART’s 90th Birthday Bash
December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue., Dec. 12, at 8 p.m. BRANDON MAGGART’s 90th Birthday Bash. Although longtime Gardenia patrons know Brandon Maggart best as the patriarch of the Maggart Clan and Dad of Maude Maggart (and Fiona Apple,) Mr. Maggart had a storied career on Broadway himself, and was connected with The Gardenia even before either Maude or The Gardenia were born, having starred on Broadway in Applause! when Tom Rolla, founder of The Gardenia, was that show’s assistant choreographer. Nominated for a Tony Award as “Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical” for his portrayal of “Buzz Richards” in the show, Mr. Maggart can also count among the highlights of his prolific theatrical career that he was an original cast member on Sesame Street; that he portrayed “Lou,” the eldest of the three titular brothers on TV’s Brothers (for Showtime;) that he was featured as one of Broadway’s “New Faces of 1968;” and that he appeared on film in The World According to Garp. Already an artistic painter, Mr. Maggart more recently took up the pen as a writer and poet, but returns to his musical roots with this cabaret show, celebrated on the actual date of his 90th birthday.