In the Spirit
' If k.d. lang's DNA were to get whipped together with Barbra Steisand's in a genetics lab specializing in divas, the result might be Marieann Meringolo.' -Time Out New York Marieann Meringolo is a native New Yorker and an Award-Winning vocalist who has been called "One of the circuit's most powerful singers" by Time Out New York. Her signature blend of stunning vocals and intense passion reinvents enchanting classics and masters original songs as timeless works of art. This beautiful blend of vocals, intense passion and sensitive soul, makes Marieann Meringolo a true find. Marieann thrills her audiences wherever she performs. Whether she's singing at New York City venues such as joe's pub...at The Public Theater, The Town Hall, Metropolitan Room, The Russian Tea Room, The Rainbow Room, The Hammerstein Ballroom and Tavern On The Green, or performing at important benefits and College Universities around the country. She is a performer who always leaves her audience cheering for more! New York Newsday critic John Anderson says...'The voice of Marieann Meringolo will woo you, win you and whisper in your ear.' So many others agree...in fact, she has had the honor of being the recipient of the King Features EVVY Award for "Best National Cabaret Act," A Back Stage Bistro Award for "Outstanding Vocalist,' The New York Native Award for "Best Solo Performance," a nomination for the GLAMA Award for "Debut Artist" and most recently a Back Stage Bistro Award and MAC Award for "Outstanding CD"& "Recording of the Year!" In addition to her Holiday CD 'In The Spirit,' Marieann is proud to have produced several other recordings: Hold Me Close her critically acclaimed debut CD, Her Award-Winning second solo CD IMAGINE...IF WE ONLY HAVE LOVE and her third solo CD/DVD Here's To The Ladies! A Salute to Great Ladies in Song. Her beautiful voice continues to be heard on Radio stations and the internet around the world. Her voice has also been found playing on selected United Airlines flights as well as on the Vice President's airplane...Air Force II. She has also performed live at the United Nations! 'Do You Hear What I Hear?' -- Even with the enviable vocal shadows of Streisand and k.d. lang, Marieann Meringolo brings a dynamism all her own to the meticulous lineup of songs she chooses. She is a persuasive performer who can step on a stage and deliver songs with natural authority. She is currently proving this in her Annual Holiday Celebration at the Metropolitan Room in NYC. Many holiday tunes are so familiar that audiences listen with half an ear, but when you hear her potent 'Hark, the Herald Angels Sing,' you have to sit up and pay attention. If a strong, belting vocal delivery is your preference, Meringolo has it. Prefer sensitive intensity? Just listen to 'Mary, Did You Know?' (Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene), a song recorded many times by country singers. With Meringolo's rich, resonant tone, she brings in a sophisticated layer of wisdom over the obvious religious tradition. Vocally, she builds moods of soulful stillness and open-throated fortitude, while staying clear of artificial embroidery. Also memorable are Friedman's, 'Just in Time for Christmas,' and Karen Benedetto's 'I'm Giving Love This Christmas,' expressing, hopefully, the sentiments of the season. Hear what I hear, an impressive vocalist with poise, command and vocal chops that will not quit, New York's award-winner named Marieann Meringolo. Elizabeth Ahlfors Cabaret Scenes.