Bio

Credit: Helane Blumfield

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As critic and columnist Stephen Mosher states, MAC (Manhattan Association of Clubs and Cabarets) Nominee and Broadway World Cabaret Award Winner,  is a storyteller, in every way that a person can be a storyteller.”  Since her fortieth birthday, she has delighted in bringing forth her personal stories through cabaret performance.  She created five shows since 2017:  A Song and Its Girl (MAC Award Nomination, best debut female), Fangirl, Show of Dares Volume 1, My Maybe World:  the music of Mary Chapin Carpenter (Broadway World Award for Best Tribute Show), and Together Inside.  She was a part of the award-winning group show:  Meg Flather Songs: A Cabaret Sisterhood

 

She is a member of Manhattan Association of Clubs and Cabarets (MAC) and Boston Association of Cabaret Artists (BACA)

Becca holds a Bachelor Degree from the University of Georgia in Drama, a Master of Arts in Teaching English Education from Boston University, and has trained as a reiki practitioner.  She is an advocate for essential tremor awareness, domestic violence prevention, women’s rights, and mental illness.

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MAC (Manhattan Association of Clubs and Cabarets) Nominee & Broadway World Cabaret Award Winner, Becca Kidwell is a New York based singer-songwriter.  Becca’s delight in storytelling through song draws influence from Mary Chapin Carpenter, Carole King, Tori Amos, Barry Manilow, Rachel Bloom, musical theatre, as well as popular standards. 

 

Although she holds a Bachelor Degree in Drama from the University of Georgia with a focus in directing, Becca never imagined that she would be a performer.  Becca tenuously entered into the world of performance for her fortieth birthday with a single performance to thank her friends and family for their support over the years. Surprised by the joy that came from singing, she waded further into the waters of cabaret by joining the Manhattan Association of Clubs and Cabaret (MAC) and began to put together her debut show A Song and Its Girl with the assistance of award-winning cabaret artists:  Tracy Stark and Gretchen Reinhagen.  This show garnered Becca her 2018 MAC Award Nomination for Best New York Debut – Female.  She has created four other shows to much acclaim, which include:  Fangirl, Show of Dares Volume 1, My Maybe World: the music of Mary Chapin Carpenter (which won the 2021 Broadway World Cabaret Award for Best Tribute Show), and her newest show Together Inside.  She has had the opportunity to work with many cabaret and jazz luminaries including Meg Flather with the award-winning show Meg Flather Songs:  A Cabaret SisterhoodJeff Harnar, Matt Baker, Nicole Zuraitis, and Kristine Zbornik, among others.  She was fortunate to be featured in the demo recording for The Church of the Alien Love Child Presents: The Passion of Rev. Yolanda.  

 

Becca’s new show Together Inside features her first full musical composition, the title song, “Together Inside.”  Becca has been writing new songs for the past two years and hopes to put out an album by her fiftieth birthday.  Always moving forward, Becca has ideas stirring for new show for the end of 2022 and another for the beginning of 2023.  Becca is also a member of the Boston Association of Cabaret Artists (BACA) and hopes to bring her shows to her friends and family in Boston in the future.

She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching English Education from Boston University.  In her life, she has lived in New Jersey, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, and New York.  Becca is an advocate for essential tremor awareness, domestic violence prevention, mental illness, and women’s rights.  She has produced two benefit shows to raise money for her causes.  She intends to continue to give back whenever possible.

  • Details about upcoming and past shows can be found here.
  • Press and testimonials can be found here.
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