Kimberly Hawkey is an award-winning vocalist from New York. Her diverse background in jazz, cabaret, musical theatre and classical styles give way to an individual and versatile sound that has garnered attention across genres. Kimberly is the recipient of the 2013 Oxnard Gold Medal and the Johnny Mercer Award from the American Traditions Vocal Competition in Savannah, GA; a competition requiring the performance of 9 distinct styles of American music over three rounds. Later that year, she was named a Winner of the 2013 Jazz Forum Arts Vocal Competition in Westchester, NY and won both the September 2013 Cabaret Showdown and the 2013 All-Star Cabaret Showdown in Lower Manhattan. Her latest creative outlet is the 6-piece swing band, The Swingaroos, in which Kimberly leads as a vocalist, songwriter, 4-string banjoist and washboardist on their original songs and covers of popular tunes from the 30’s and 40’s. Kimberly can be seen performing with her band and as a jazz singer in venues such as the Metropolitan Room, Jazz at Kitano, Cafe Lalo, the Yale Club of NYC, and the Hudson Hotel . Starting in November, she will perform the role of “Dot” in Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George at Elmwood Playhouse in Nyack. When not onstage, she can be found teaching piano and voice, writing musical theater, and working as an Arts Administrator at Caramoor Center for Music & the Arts.