Dates Planned for 2017:Mid-July: St. Louis (AATF Convention)
Previous Dates: I have toured from coast to coast, from the Virginia Museum of Fine Art to St Mary’s College in California, from Le Chat Noir in New Orleans to the Kohler Center in Wisconsin. Along the way I have performed for Alliance Française affiliates in Cleveland, Youngstown, Detroit, Grosse Pointe, Raleigh, Milwaukee, Chicago, Chicago North Shore, St. Louis and Tulsa; for the Chicago-Paris Sister City Committees both in Chicago and Paris. At the Cabaret Lapin Agile and the Musée de Montmartre in Paris, and the University of Chicago Paris Center. I’d like to amend the current listing with the new Vocal Canvas concerts — LA TOILE VOCALE.
Contact Person:Claudia Hommel
Technical:Ask to see the Technical Rider
Honorarium:$400-$1500 with co-sponsorship. Please contact directly.
Availability:Please contact directly
Program:Join the musical journey with Claudia Hommel and her world-class cabaret, jazz, and classical colleagues. One of America’s favorite singers of French song, Claudia Hommel brings cabaret magic to the stage, club and classroom. Born in Paris of American parents, Claudia has always had a special relationship with the organizations that promote French language and culture in the United States. From being some of her most ardent fans to providing essential moral support for her musical exchanges in Paris, your organizations have joined her mission to bring French song to an American public. Your enthusiasm reaffirms the authenticity of her work. Leading officers of the American Association of Teachers of French have encouraged Claudia’s educational programming since her first encounters in 1995. She has performed and presented sessions at several AATF conventions, in St. Louis, Montreal, Paris and Chicago.
Bio:Born in Paris, raised in Detroit, seasoned in New York City and calling Chicago home, Claudia leads an active career as a theatrical singer in clubs, recital halls, museums, libraries and theatres from New York City to California. Described as a “bit of Audrey Hepburn, with something of Ginger Rogers, Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier and… Air Jordan,” Claudia “will make you want to dance along the Seine.”
In association with members of the American Association of Teachers of French and the Music Educators National Conference, Claudia tours her Parisian cabaret programs as artist-in-residence to secondary schools and colleges across the continent. Her academic background in history and archives infuses her school residencies, workshops and master classes with revelations of social and cultural history and criticism.
A member of the Actors Equity Association, Claudia appeared as Young Nadya in Joshua Sobol’s Adam, Guenevere in Camelot, Elvira in Blithe Spirit, Artie in Lee Blessing’s Eleemosynary, and Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She is also a member of the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. She often shares the stage with other members of the Chicago Cabaret Professionals, which she co-founded in 1998.