Our Musical Directors
Brian Patton, Boston
Patton is a charming singer, performer and pianist extraordinaire and has performed at every CabaretFest since the original in 2000.
Patton spent years as a music teacher. He brings his teaching experience and ability to work with students to his Master Classes at the festival.
Patton shows his many skills, as Musical Director, during the festival, and with his Brian Patton Trio, featuring guitarist Alan Clinger and bass player Ron Ormsby at the Sunday Brunch show.
It would be hard to imagine the Provincetown CabaretFest without the piano genius and laughter of Brian Patton.
Patton will be the Musical Director at the VIP Party at the White Wind Inn on, Saturday, Oct 3rd for Patricia Fitzpatrick’s “Broadway Baby” – a Salute to Sondheim.
Tom La Mark - Boston's own
Welcome back, Musical Director Tom La Mark!
CabaretFest is pleased to welcome Tom LaMark back to
Provincetown, as one of our team of top-class Musical Directors.
Pianist /Arranger/Conductor Tom LaMark is a graduate of the
Berklee College of Music with a degree in arranging and
composition. After playing his first professional “gig” at age 13,
Tom has made the music business his livelihood.
In the ’70s, Tom lived and worked in New York City doing
everything there was to do in the business, from Broadway to
the Rainbow Room. He has accompanied show business greats:
Andrea Bocelli, Aretha Franklin, Anthony Newley, The Smothers
Brothers and more. Tom has performed professionally with jazz
greats: Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, Phil Woods, Johnny Hartman
and a host of others. La Mark has also served as music director on seven consecutive world cruises of the prestigious Holland America and Royal Viking cruise lines rehearsing and conducting shows of an amazingly varied nature daily.
LaMark has worked with all the top performers in Boston. "He can swing with the best of them', says Carol O’Shaughnessy. Tom has an extensive jazz background that makes it wonderful for a singer to work with him.
He is frequently the pianist of popular choice at, Sculler's Jazz Room, Boston's Club Cafe and theatrical productions in New England.
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Numerous MAC Award-winner & Nominee NYC Cabaret Artist
“Non-stop entertainment, punctuated as often by his dazzling vocal prowess as it is by his comic genius” - New York Post
“He manages to somehow be both cabaret’s most accomplished balladeer, and it’s wildest, most uninhibited musical clown!” - Variety
Michael McAssey is the host of Brandy's Piano Bar Live, which streams shows live on Facebook every Monday night. this show was ust nominated for a 2019 MAC Award for recurring series.
“Mac” has been a popular member of the New York Piano Bar & Cabaret communities for over 30 years, whether at the piano or standing center stage.
In NYC he opened both Don't Tell Mama and Eighty-eights, in addition to appearing regularly at The Duplex, The Five Oaks, Studio Six (Atlantic City), Odettes's (New Hope, PA), Montparnasse, The Piano Bar (Mykonos, Greece), Gentry of Chicago, The Gardenia,(L.A.) and RSVP Cruises.
His piano bar entertaining earned him a Bistro Award and his stand-up cabaret act won him one of the first MAC Awards for Outstanding Male Singer and an invitation to make his Town Hall debut at the Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention.
An accomplished conductor & music director, Mac divides his time between onstage and off including conducting the Broadway National Tours of Avenue Q, Titanic: The Musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and appearing onstage as Max Bialystok in three different companies of Mel Brooks’ The Producers'.
Ron Ormsby, Cape Cod
Ormsby is considered one of the best bass players in the Western Hemisphere.
He plays annually at the Rio De Janerio Jazz Festival in Brazil and has also been featured with many South American artists. He is frequently seen all around the Cape working with the Bart Weisman Trio.
A master sound engineer, bassist, and performer- our multi-lingual musician is back to support our Sunday Brunch artists.
Ormsby has performed at the Provincetown CabaretFest for the past five years and is happy to be returning as a part of the Festival again this year.
Alan Clinger, Cape Cod
Clinger's instrument is Jazz Guitar and he
performs as a soloist and in groups that range
in size from a duo to a sixteen-piece stage band.
The style of music played is referred to as
“mainstream jazz”, which is jazz. based on
American Standards including songs from
Ragtime and Dixieland to Swing, Bebop and
beyond. This music is very accessible to the
audience and suitable for ambiance, listening, and