Kim David Smith conjures the glitter, doom, and decadence of 1920's Berlin through genre-bending pop and peculiar, period treasures in his live concert appearances.
"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's piano-based cabaret, "Morphium Kabarett" is built around an overture of the same name, composed by Mischa Spoliansky, which precedes 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.
Morphium Kabarett's six-month 2016 residency at Pangea 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, Gay Marshall, Molly Pope, Ali McGregor, and innumerable others. Musically directed by the incomparable Tracy Stark, Morphium Kabarett garnered fantastic reviews from Applause, Applause, Play To See, Stage Buddy, and The New York Times.
Nominated for a 2015 Helpmann Award for Best Cabaret Performer, Mr. Smith has toured Morphium throughout Australia, and enjoyed residencies at New York City's Joe's Pub at the Public Theatre, The Manderley Bar, Le Poisson Rouge, and Café Sabarsky at the Neue Galerie.
For bookings and enquiries, please contact Jeremy Katz at the Katz Company 212-767-0189 / jk@thekatzcompany, or Kim directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.