Lauren Desberg Photo

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Recognition: Kimberly has won awards for her versatile performances of American Song through the American Traditions Competition (Gold Medalist & Johnny Mercer Award Winner), Jazz Forum Arts Vocal Competition (Winner), The NYC Cabaret Showdown (2x Winner) and was honored by Onstage as one of the "Top Actresses in a Regional Musical" for Dot/Marie in Sunday in the Park with George. Kimberly has been featured twice in Cabaret Scenes magazine and received rhapsodic reviews for performances with her 1940s band, THE SWINGAROOS and for the release of their original album All Aboard, available on Bandcamp

Appearances: Caramoor Center for Music & The Arts; Clayton Jazz Festival; Django Jazz Club; The Intrepid Museum; Maureen's Jazz Cellar; Laurie Beechman Theatre; Florida Studio Theatre; Birdland; Fort Lee Film Commission; Under St. Mark's Theatre; Elmwood Playhouse; Savannah Theatre; Lucas Theatre for the Arts; White Plains Performing Arts Center; Metropolitan Room; Nyack Art Collective; Zinc Bar; (among others).

Original Shows: THE SWINGAROOS (5-week run at Florida Studio Theatre); AS HERSELF: A Celebration of Big Band Cameos (Premiered 2015. Metropolitan Room NYC); SOUNDIES (Original swing-era musical. Staged Reading - Musical Theatre Factory NYC); SPUN (Cabaret Debut. Premiered 2013. Metropolitan Room NYC).