Steven Brinberg is an acclaimed vocalist and artist who is best known for his vocal impression of music legend Barbra Streisand. With all-live vocals, he literally appears to transform into her, both physically and vocally, in this extraordinary musical experience. So much more than just a garden-variety drag performer, Steven’s professional performances on stage include Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center and on Broadway in a benefit production of Funny Girl, featuring Whoopi Goldberg. Steven also has enjoyed a very successful run at The Palm Cabaret and Bar for the past two seasons, where he was met with rave reviews.
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Many have tried to impersonate Barbra Streisand over the years, but Steven Brinberg takes it to an entirely new level by having perfected the voice, mannerisms and nuances of the mega-star. He’s so good In fact, that many find it difficult to tell them apart vocally. Steven also performs his remarkable portrayals of the vocal talents of some of Barbra’s friends like Julie Andrews, Ethel Merman, Cher, Eartha Kitt, Neil Diamond and many more. This ‘& Friends’ version of the show was created just for his Vallarta audiences at the request of the Palm’s entertainment director, Tracy Parks. “It worked beautifully last season and was one of our biggest selling shows. Everyone raved about how versatile Steven is as a performer,” Parks stated. “They come for Barbra and leave with so much more!” he adds.
Steven has performed Simply Barbra throughout the United States, and has toured the world for over a decade. He has recorded two albums and has appeared in several feature films and numerous times on television.
Steven also appeared in concert with the late Academy Award-winning composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch, who was a close friend and frequent collaborator of Streisand’s, and the Symphony Orchestras of Dallas, Milwaukee, Buffalo and Norfolk. Steven’s prior appearances with Mr. Hamlisch include one with Barbara Cook and the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center and another at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh.
“When you hear Steven’s Simply Barbra CD, for the first brief moment, you almost think, ‘My God! Is that really her?’ It’s so captivating! Not only does he have a wonderful take on her — not at all mean-spirited — and this ability to imitate her, he also captures a lot of moments and nuances that are terrific. It was very impressive.” – Marvin Hamlisch
Steven is thrilled to return to Puerto Vallarta and The Palm with the talented Chris Denny, who will accompany him at the piano. Performances of Simply Barbra will be in the evenings beginning December 30 – January 18.