Simply Barbra promotional artwork. Smokey black background. Cursive text reads: 'Steven Brinberg is Simply Barbra'. A photo of Steven Brinberg dressed as Barbra Streisand, with a brunette bob, silver necklace, black dress, and long nails, tucking a lock of fringe from their face.

Steven Brinberg is

Simply Barbra

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Steven Brinberg writes and stars as Simply Barbra which is updated annually as he travels the globe with the show. The show returns better than ever with Musical Director Nathan Martin.

Steven has appeared by invitation from the late Marvin Hamlisch with the Symphony Orchestras of Dallas, Milwaukee, Buffaloand Norfolk, and with Barbara Cook and the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. He narrated the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus concert at Avery Fisher Hall, written especially for him by Terrence McNally.

Mr. Brinberg has performed at Stephen Sondheim‘s birthday concert at the Library of Congress; at Carnegie Hall with Uptown Express; and on Broadway in the concert version of Funny Girl with Whoopi Goldberg.

Simply Barbra has twice toured Australia, New Zealand, and England, with West End runs at the Arts and Playhouse Theatres. The show has also played Singapore; Hong Kong; Sag Harbor (Bay Street Theatre); Philadelphia (Walnut Street Theatre), San Francisco (New Conservatory Theatre), Los Angeles (Cinegrill); Sun Valley (Bruce Willis’ Liberty Theatre), Atlantic City (Taj Mahal), Windsor, Ontario (Windsor Casino); Provincetown (Town Hall); Miami Beach (Colony Theatre): Houston (Theater Lab Houston); Albany (Empire Center); Arlington (Signature Theater); St. Louis (Sheldon Concert Hall); Chicago (Davenport’s); and 3 sold out turns at The Mohegan Sun Casino.

His film credits include Camp, Boys Life, and Next Year in Jerusalem. Mr. Brinberg’s television appearances include The Rosie 0’Donnell Show, Sally Jessy Raphael, Jerry Springer, Bert Newton, Kerri Anne (Australia), Fox News Channel and MTV’s Celebrity Death Match as the voice of David Spade. He appeared in two workshops of Ken Page’s musical, Nightlife, at Manhattan Theatre Club and Westbeth Theatre Centre, and in Ivanov at the Jewish Rep. A two-time Mac and Bistro award winner, Mr. Brinberg’s CD Simply Barbra Live in London is available on Jay Records, and a CD of duets featuring Kaye Ballard, Mimi Hines, Debbie Gravitte, Karen Mason and many others is available on LML Music.

“He’s been doing Streisand so long, he’s better at it than she is!”

New York Times

“ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!….affectionate and wickedly funny!”

Time Out NY

“A delicious combination of bitchiness, genuine admiration and incisive comic timing”

The Times

“Steven Brinberg is probably the most gifted impersonated in the world. He has more talent in his false fingernails than most impersonators have in their whole bodies”

Theatreworld Magazine

“Scintillatingly funny, unnervingly accurate…A genuinely original show that is brilliantly scripted and beautifully performed”

This Is London

“Wickedly good fun”

New York Post

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