Sally Kellerman, famous for many movie roles inclduing Hot Lips in the 1970 Robert Altman film M.A.S.H., is appearing in a one-woman cabaret at Crazy Coqs Cabaret, Live at Zedel.
In this video interview with Stage Door Johnny, John Bowles talks to Sally on her arrival in London, preparing for her appearances at the iconic cabaret venue.
“Kellerman has established herself as a first-rate jazz and blues-tinged vocalist. Her performances are all utterly mesmerizing, overflowing with humor, atmosphere and musicality. She just keeps getting better and better and is one of the rare true originals” Don Heckman, The L.A. Times
“WOW, what a (S) M*A*S*H! She’s a force of nature, a musical, physical aphrodisiac…a vocal style that totally captivates and moves you as she travels through her wonderful song list.” Stephen Sorokoff, Broadway World
Sally Kellerman, the Oscar-nominated “Hot Lips” Houlihan of the original Robert Altman film “M*A*S*H,” brings her acclaimed show, A LITTLE JAZZ, A LITTLE BLUES, A LITTLE ROCK AND ROLL to London.
The show is a celebration of her 40-year cabaret career, from early years at Reno Sweeney in Greenwich Village up to her debut at Crazy Coqs. Kellerman has starred in more than 50 films and countless TV shows and even hosted “Saturday Night Live“. She currently has a recurring role on Marc Maron’s IFC comedy series “Maron,” and was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for her guest appearances this past season on “The Young and the Restless“. In addition to “M*A*S*H,” her classic films include “Brewster McCloud,” “Welcome to L.A.,” “Last of the Red Hot Lovers,” “Big Blonde,” “A Little Romance,” “Lost Horizon,” “Boris and Natasha,” “Ready to Wear (Pret-a-Porter)” and “Back to School“.
Her distinctive, husky voice has been heard on hundreds of commercials (most famously Hidden Valley Ranch) and she recorded a duet with Ella Fitzgerald’s son, Ray Brown Jr., for his album “Friends and Family”. Her own classic album, “Roll With the Feelin'”, was recently reissued by Geffen Records and was followed by the acclaimed CD, “Sally.” Her saucy memoir “Read My Lips,” is currently in bookstores.
Critic Rex Reed, reviewing her at recent NYC concert appearance, noted “she has a lusty, suggestive way with both lyrics and words that defies the passing of time. She hasn’t changed a bit since her giddy role as ‘Hot Lips’ in Robert Altman’s ‘MASH’ made the world drool back in 1970. She is still, to put it bluntly, a goddamn knockout…she sings with so much self-assurance and such a passion for music that she can switch effortlessly in style and tempo from the raucous pop-rock of the Pointer Sisters to the navy-blue jazz phrasing of Billie Holiday with the snap of a finger. Doing what she loves and loving what she’s doing, Sally Kellerman is a blast of West Coast vitamin C.”
Rick Simpson will be Ms. Kellerman’s music director.