BIOGRAPHY

BILL ZEFFIRO is the winner of seven Manhattan Association of Cabaret (MAC) Awards and the 2014 Midtown International Theatre Festival award for Outstanding Cabaret Performance. In 2012 and 2013 he was honored by MAC for Best Special Material Song. He also received the MAC for Piano Bar/ Singing Instrumentalist four years in a row.

 

Appearances include the Café Carlyle, Town Hall, The Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel and Lincoln Center. He played Richard Nixon at the York Theatre in the Musical Drama ‘Jack’ for which he has also composed additional music. His play “Frame 313” aka ‘The Backseat Of The Lincoln’ was produced by Ensemble Atria in the Midtown International Theater Festival and his songs have been recorded and performed by Tony Award Winner George S. Irving, along with Emily Bergl, Ann Morrison, Terese Genecco, and Marissa Mulder.

 

Bill wrote book, music, and lyrics for The Road To Ruin which played the York Theatre and was directed by Broadway legend Pat Birch. Plans are currently in the works for an Off Broadway production in 2018.

It was also on the Talkin’ Broadway Top Ten Best Cast Albums. His CD “Better Than Nothing” a collection of his original songs was just released and is available at https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/billzeffiro.

 He is completing book, music lyrics on his new musical ‘Mommie Deadest” and composing a one act opera. He appears regularly playing and singing at La Rivista in Manhattan. He is regarded as an expert on the music of Kay Swift, and produced the legendary Merkin Hall concert in 1986. Other writing projects include scripts for USA Television Network’s UP ALL NIGHT.