Scott Samuelson and Jeanne MacDonald have been old friends and performing together for the last 25 years. They began singing together when Jeanne joined the staff of singers in the cabaret room at Bradstan Country Hotel that Scott owns and operates with Edward Dudek.
Scott began his professional performing career after studying for 2 years at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC. He worked for several years in musical theater performing in stock, regional and dinner theater. In 1984 he began working as a singing bartender in NYC and discovered the world of cabaret and fell in love with the intimate style. Scott and Ed opened the cabaret room at Bradstan Country Hotel in 1991 and he has been producing and singing in cabaret on all levels ever since.
Jeanne MacDonald has been singing just about her entire life. She studied music and voice in college and taught music to elementary and middle school students full time until 2015. Upon joining the cast of singers at the Bradstan in 1991 Jeanne has enjoyed an outstanding career in cabaret in New York City and regionally. Her acceptance into the NY cabaret scene was immediately evident as she began receiving glowing notices in all the major NY publications for her heartfelt and pitch perfect interpretations of songs from the theater, the American Songbook and current popular hits as she performed in all the top venues in Manhattan. She is the recipient of several major awards for her performances in cabaret including The Backstage Bistro Award, 2 Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs MAC Awards for Outstanding Female Vocalist and the coveted Manhattan Nightlife Award.
Scott and Jeanne love singing together and are thrilled to be returning to the stage at BethelWoods Center after a sold out performance with other staff members in 2015. They are excited to share their brand new show that celebrates cabaret and their friendship through the years.