Described by Broadway World as the "David Bowie of cabaret," "slyly subversive" by the Wall Street Journal, and labeled the "male Marlene Dietrich" by the New York Times, Kim David Smith, hailing from Australia, is a Helpmann Award nominated singer and cabaret performer, based in New York. 

Kim’s most recent cabaret programme, “Kim sings Kylie” premiered at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater in June 2018 (returning in November), saluting perennial pop goddess Kylie Minogue in an intimate cabaret fantasia, celebrating Kylie’s gargantuan hits and glittering deep-cuts alike.

Smith starred as Salomé in Oscar Wilde's classic and controversial play as part of the Provincetown Theater’s 2017 season, while 2016 saw Kim portray the Emcee in Hunter Foster's production of "Cabaret" at the Cape Playhouse, to excellent reviews.

Conjuring the glitter, doom, and decadence of 1920's Berlin, Smith's piano-based one-man programme, “Morphium Kabarett,” provides an intimate evening of German, French and English repertoire, subtly intertwining Piaf, Hollaender, Dietrich and Weill with The Supremes, Kylie Minogue, Madonna and many unexpected others.  

Smith has toured Morphium Kabarett throughout Australia, earning a 2015 Helpmann Award nomination for Best Cabaret Performer, while also enjoying performances at New York City's Joe's Pub, and Café Sabarsky at the Neue Galerie. Musically directed by Tracy Stark, Morphium Kabarett garnered enthusiastic praise from The New York Times in its six-month 2016 residency at Pangea, which celebrated the whimsy and wickedness of New York City's alt-cabaret scene, with a curated parade of guest-artists, including Joey Arias, KT Sullivan, opera's Anthony Roth Costanzo, and innumerable others.

In 2009 Smith was presented with the Back Stage Magazine Bistro Award for Special Achievement as an Outstanding Performer (honored alongside Liza Minnelli and Charles Aznavour). His electro-pop albums NovaSupernova, and cabaret EP, The Tease, are available on iTunes.


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Kim sings Kylie 2019: Joe’s Pub, NYC, Sydney, and Provincetown!

We are so excited to present “Kim sins Kylie Part 2” at Joe’s Pub at the Public theater May 28 at 9:30pm! Then, Kim sings Kylie heads to Sydney for the inaugural Sydney Cabaret Festival July 12, 13 and 14, and the Crown & Anchor in glorious Provincetown, MA, August 14 & 15! Come celebrate perennial pop goddess Kylie Minogue in a fabulously intimate evening of gargantuan pop hits and glittering deep-cuts alike.

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Kim David Smith opens Columbus Pride with Evolution Theatre Company, June 8!

Kim David Smith and tracy Stark open Columbus Pride with Ohio’s only LGBTQQIA Theatre company, Evolution Theatre! Morphium Kabarett is a sensuously queer, intimately fabulous cabaret, marrying Kurt Weil, Friedrich Hollaender, and Marlene Dietrich with unexpected bedfellows Kylie Minogue, Madonna, the Supremes and many more! June 8 at the Shedd Theatre, Columbus, OH.

Kim David Smith by Travis Chantar.

Kim David Smith by Travis Chantar.