Artist Bio: Colleen McHugh

Applause_000Colleen McHugh Singer, writer, actor, and comedienne Colleen McHugh began her career with Chicago’s illustrious Second City Touring Company. She gained acclaim writing and starring in her own award-winning cabaret shows including TALES OF REVENGE AND REGRET, KEEPING UP APPEARANCES, and SONGS OF SELF-DELUSION. McHugh made her Carnegie Hall debut in Michael Feinstein’s NOW AND THEN concert series, as well as appearing at New York City’s Birdland and Jazz at Lincoln Center. She is the recipient of an MAC Award for Best Musical Comedy Performer, Back Stage Bistro Award for Best Entertainer, After Dark Award for Outstanding Cabaret Artist, and is a Nightlife Award finalist. Her second album, PRET-A-POTER: COLE PORTER’S FRENCH CONNECTIONS won a Broadway World Award for Best CD, along with McHugh earning a Broadway World Award for Best Female Vocalist. She is also an iTunes Essential Artist in Cabaret. Television appearances include LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O’BRIEN and THE COLBERT REPORT.