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 City.
Kim’s most recent cabaret programme, “Kim sings Kylie” premiered at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater in June 2018, saluting perennial pop goddess Kylie Minogue in an intimate cabaret fantasia, celebrating Kylie’s gargantuan hits and glittering deep-cuts, alike. Kim sings Kylie has since performed at the inaugural Sydney Cabaret Festival (July 2019), and returned to Joe’s Pub in November 2018, and May 2019.
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 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 Stateside performances at Joe's Pub, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 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, Ali McGregor, 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 Nova, Supernova, and cabaret EP, The Tease, are available on iTunes.
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