Stone Creek City for Summer Diary Project, and This Show is So Gay!

KimDavidsSmith-3509-Edit-1I recently had the pleasure of lounging in mid-morning daylight for the incredibly talented “Stone Creek City.” Titled “Stranger in Midtown,” and photographed anonymously by Stone Creek City, this photo set plays with light and shadow over the naked form, and is published online by the exquisite curatorial eye of Summer Diary Project.

KimDavidsSmith-3598-Edit-2Please click through to view the entire set, and don’t forget to follow Stone Creek City (@stonecreekcity), Summer Diary Project (@summerdiaryproject), and myself (@kimdavidsmith) on Instagram.

I also had a fantastic chat over the airwaves with Ken Schneck for the wonderfully gay radio programme, “This Show Is So Gay.” Steam or download the full interview, and hear all about my perspectives on Kylie, Dannii Minogue, my pop-Weimar mashups, art modeling, and the importance of a good lower-body workout!

Kim David Smith’s “Shooting Star” Music Video!

Kim David Smith by Brian Jamie, NYC

Kim David Smith by Brian Jamie, NYC

I’m very excited to release my new music video for “Shooting Star!” Appearing on both my Nova and Supernova albums (available on iTunes), Shooting Star touches on the two-year, long-distance period at the beginning of my relationship with my husband.

Read more about Shooting Star here in Huffington Post Gay Voices!

Filmed and Recorded in NYC, Shooting Star is directed by Brooklyn-based brothers Kyle Ranson-Walsh and Brendan Ranson-Walsh, produced by Måns Ek, and written by Erik Lidbom, Johan Emmoth, and Charlie Mason, and is released via Ninthwave Records.

Kim David Smith’s “Stargazing” at Joe’s Pub, October 8!

I’m very excited to announce my brand new electro-cabaret, “Stargazing,” a genre-mashing, electro-cabaret fantasia premiering at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre (425 Lafayette Street, New York City), October 8, 9:30 PM. 

I recently spoke with Next Magazine about Stargazing’s setlist — check out the link below for the inside scoop on songs, and artists referenced, and for some amazing photography by NYC’s Brian Jamie: STARGAZING in NEXT MAGAZINE.

Kim David Smith's

Kim David Smith’s “Stargazing.” Photography by RAM Imagery, edit by Zealot.

Directed by Michael Rader (Cirque du Soleil), with music direction by Benjamin Ickies, and costuming by Miodrag Guberini (Rebel Heart Tour, The Black Party), Stargazing is an intimately electronic reimagining of musical constellations formed from stars old and new, including Kurt Weill, Kylie Minogue, Friedrich Hollaender, Olivia Newton-John, Edith Piaf, Madonna, ME, and Marlene Dietrich.

“Completely stellar…slyly subversive.”

Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal, New York City

Along with repertoire spanning the 1920’s through to today, my own pop originals will be represented, with selections performed from my electropop albums “Nova” and “Supernova” (Ninthwave Records), and cabaret EP “The Tease.” 

$16 cover. Please call (212) 967.7555 or visit for reservations.

Follow Kim on Instagram and Twitter: @kimdavidsmith

Kim David Smith Nominated for 2015 Helpmann Award!

I’m extremely proud and humbled to be nominated for a 2015 Helpmann Award! Nominated alongside cabaret legends David Campbell and Camille O’Sullivan in the Best Cabaret Performer category, I’m excited to salute my dear friends Chris Durling, Trevor Ashley, and Jenny Rivera for their nominations (Supporting Role in a Musical/Performer in an Opera), and also my idol and Australian icon, Kylie Minogue!

The Helpmann Awards, named in honour of Sir Robert Helpmann and to commemorate his memory and achievements, were established in 2001 by Live Performance Australia (LPA) to recognise, celebrate and promote Australia’s live performance industry, similar to the Tony Awards on Broadway and the Olivier Awards in London.


Kim David Smith live at the Manderley Bar, NYC, Feb. 3

Kim David Smith by Rick Day

Kim David Smith by Rick Day

Kim David Smith’s “Nova Noir” will take the stage at The Manderley Bar, NYC (February 3 at 10:30PM), conjuring the glitter and doom of Weimar-era Germany, and the electronic heartbeat of modern pop in a Frankenstein’s monster of genre-mashing and music making.

Fronting his electro-cabaret band led by the inimitable Benjamin Ickies, Smith performs his own electropop originals alongside peculiar period treasures (in German, Japanese, French and English), incorporating works by Friedrich Hollaender, Kylie Minogue, Kurt Weill, Madonna, The Supremes, Mischa Spoliansky, and myriad others.

Kim David Smith/Nova Noir February 3, 10:30PM at The Manderley Bar/The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC). FREE!

Follow Kim on Instagram and Twitter: @kimdavidsmith


“Completely stellar…slyly subversive.”

Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal, NYC

“He happily considers himself as a misfit, and goes about proving his point in several languages. There’s no one else around these days offering the kind of cabaret that he does so compellingly. Well, maybe Ute Lemper, but that’s it. Smith needs to be seen, and now.”

David Finkle, The Village Voice, New York City


Kim David Smith sings Eartha Kitt, January 11, (le) Poisson Rouge!

Why Is Eartha Kitt Trying To Kill Me?I am very busily and excitedly putting together a sexy little show inspired by “the most exciting woman in the world,” as a collaboration with  American Lyric Theater in support of their new chamber opera “Why Is Eartha Kitt Trying To Kill Me?”

Acting as entrée to American Lyric Theater’s exciting presentation, my Eartha-inspired cabaret features new arrangements of classics from the Kitt catalogue, helmed and performed my myself, and the talented Mr. Benjamin Ickies (piano, accordion, synth).

$15, (le) Poisson Rouge, NYC, at 6PM, January 11 — Click through for tickets HERE!

“Why Is Eartha Kitt Trying To Kill Me?” is a new one-act opera by composer Jeffrey Dennis Smith and librettist David Johnston, based on Johnston’s one-act comic monodrama about a mysterious – and unlikely – murder suspect. A tour de force love story and mad scene all in one, join us as we dive into the heart and mind of a man with a singular showbiz obsession as he shares his bizarre confession concerning the fate of a hot young art world star.

Courtney Act, Christmas, and CAKE by Edwin Pabon!

I had the pleasure of performing with fellow Australian and Drag Race alumni, Courtney Act over this past weekend, in her Christmas extravaganza, “‘Twas the G’Day Before Christmas” at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in NYC. Serving as her “Sexy Santa,” I was stripped by Miss Act, before singing my decidedly un-Christmassy version of William Bolcom’s “Song of Black Max,” accompanied by the incredibly talented Lance Horne at the piano.  Check out Courtney’s wonderful new Christmas single “Dear Santa, Bring Me a Man,” with Willam and Alaska Thunderfuck on iTunes.

Breaking the Internet with the impossibly beautiful Courtney Act, and the formidably talented Lance Horne, Christmas 2014.

Breaking the Internet with the impossibly beautiful Courtney Act, and the formidably talented Lance Horne, Christmas 2014.

In other news, my electro-cabaret, “NOVA NOIR,” returns to the Manderley Bar at the McKittrick Hotel December 10, 10:30PM, exploring my neo-Weimar, electropop catalogue, and showcasing my new mash-up of “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and Missy Elliott’s “Work It” (first seen last month at The Meeting at Joe’s Pub). The Manderley Bar is located at 542 West 27th street, and the show is free of charge!


Tuesday, December 9th sees the opening of “CAKE,” a new photographic exhibition by Edwin Pabon, housed at NYC’s G Lounge. I’m delighted to be included in the show, along with behinds belonging to Will Wilkle, Seth Fornea, and Matthew Camp, among many glorious others. I’m also featured on the official merchandise for the show, in the form of the fantastic t-shirts Mr. Pabon created with Ben Copperwheat, available at the opening of the exhibition (6-9PM//G Lounge//255 W 19th St.), and later in a limited edition collection online at Follow Edwin on Instagram for more fantastic images at @mrgagger, and click through for his enchanting Tumblr.

Kim Smith in Edwin Pabon's "CAKE" at G Lounge, NYC

Kim Smith in Edwin Pabon’s “CAKE” at G Lounge, NYC