Suzanne Petri at Davenport’s
“Book of Mercy” by Carson Grace Becker at Chicago Dramatists Suzanne Petri and Richard Henzel
“Waiting For Lefty” at American Blues Theater Suzanne and Manny Buckley
Thank you for visiting! I'm very excited to share with you my website. Thanks to the Illinois Arts Council and the Chicago Community Arts Assistance Program and most of all to my wonderful designer, Kevin Buckstiegel!
Upcoming Suzanne Petri Events
Upcoming Suzanne Petri Events:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, October 26, 27, 28
We are doing Rick Kogan’s show on Sunday October 23rd at 9pm, so excited!! Bob, Bobby and I will talk up the music of Chicago and what’s happened in the club scene in the last year on
Weds Oct 26th: Greta Pope, my long time friend, a gorgeous internationally known singer and fellow SAGAFTRA Singers Collective member. And author of “The Music Business Expert!”
Bill Zwecker wrote this fantastic article in the Sun Times
“Chicago’s acclaimed Jefferson Award nominated actress and winner of the After Dark Award for “Outstanding Cabaret Artist” and the Chicago Cabaret Professionals Gold Coast Award, Suzanne Petri brings back her brand new show.
Torch, Sass and Swing!
“Thank you for a wonderful evening, Suzanne. Your trip down Rush St. was a wonderful tribute to era of great entertainers.” David Marienthal
“Suzi what a great concept for a show! Those of us who remember Rush Street and all the wonderful clubs that made up the glamour of Chicago were extremely entertained by your presentation! Wonderful show.” Barb Bailey
“A combination of Julie Wilson, Lauren Bacall, Gwen Verdon, and throw in a little Bette Midler....now you have Suzanne Petri! The statuesque, bold, sassy, blonde, and very talented beauty delivers the moment she steps onstage!!! What a night!! An absolutely superb performance, and a beautifully crafted production.” Debbie Silverman Krolik
“Great show Suz! And Bob was delightful and funny!” xoxo Cathy Schenkleberg
“Congrats to Suzanne Petri for all the panache and experience displayed onstage at Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret last night with her trip to bygone Chicago nightspots
“One of Chicago’s greatest singers” Rick Kogan
"There is nobody better…the finest voice going" Michael Roberts
Tookie, Tucker, Me, Mom and Nancy at Davenport’s
Check out our video from the 2014 CCP Gala https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCY3WhqFh6E
Will soon have a clip of my tribute to Edith Piaf on her 100th birthday anniversary at the 2015 CCP Gala.
photo by Jennifer Girard
See you at the shows!
Chicago Cabaret Professionals Gala Benefit 2014 at Park West "The Song's the Thing"
Bob Moreen and KT McCammond and I did a very special Sondheim medley…more to come!
"The evening's other tour force was an extended set-piece by three of Chicago's most admired cabaret artists: pianist-singer Bob Moreen and vocalists Suzanne Petri and KT McCammond. It takes a certain amount of life experience to be able to do justice to the songs of Stephen Sondheim, and these three got down to the gritty essence of his work. To call their performance a medley would be to underestimate its value, the artists somehow weaving segments of "Beautiful Girls," "The Ladies Who Lunch," "A Boy Like That" and five other songs into a dramatic whole, complete with a bit of choreography. Surely they ought to build an entire Sondheim evening out of this tremendous beginning." Howard Reich Chicago Tribune
"100th Anniversary Garland" of Poetry Magazine
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.